Saturday, October 31, 2009


Wow. This month has flown by. I have a lot of catching up that probably won't happen. This will have to do.
Practicing Yoga here and there and hosted a mini yoga "retreat" at my house this past week. I'm starting to feel the benefits inside and out. Loving our brand new niece Ellie. We think she's pretty sweet, as in awesome. Clucky much?
Chewing on these sweet and spicy Ginger Chews. If you like ginger-the real stuff-you will love these soft candies. Just get past the creepy fat reclining ginger cartoon man on the package. Seriously people?
Listening to Keane. At any given moment over the past few months I've had any number of Keane songs playing over and over in my head. It's been some time since I have connected with a band in such a way.Reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Dark, eerie, and riddled with history...I'm loving it! Just in time for Halloween too.Obsessing over pumpkins. Big ones. Little ones. I've been stockpiling them at home and at the office. I'll never get over how blissfully happy they make me.Sneaking in one more of Ellie, because she is just that yummy. Hope you all had a wonderfully spooky Halloween! I spent mine cuddling a baby giraffe. Which perhaps isn't so scary after all.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Remembering the cool misty October morning when we wed
Life seemed so simple
Yet so complete in the basement of that little white house
Where being together was the only thing that mattered
And we were right where we needed to be
Six short years later
Life is a bit more complicated and a little less simple
Plenty of ups and downs and highs and lows
Yet being together is still the only thing that matters
And we are right where we need to beXOXO

Thursday, October 01, 2009

This life is only a test

I love you, October for two very delicious reasons. And no, surprisingly I'm not referring to the two cases of canned pumpkin puree in my pantry just waiting to be slopped into muffins, cookies, bread, and pie. This month BD will turn yet another handsome year older and together we will celebrate our wedding anniversary. These are my two most favorite days all year, days I look forward to with much excitement. Because October is my favorite month of the year, it becomes 31 days of celebrating anything and everything.
The other morning as BD kissed me goodbye at 6:18 am, pulling me out of my sleepy fog, he yelled softly "It's Wednesday! I can finally see you tonight." He was right. It was already Wednesday, as in mid-week, and I could count on one hand the number of minutes I'd spent talking to him since Sunday. Of course we are no exception, everyone is busy these days. And I'm not complaining either. I am however growing more and more comfortable with this stage in life. I'm doing my best to take life in with big deep breaths, surrender the control, and make the most of each unpredictable day. Dare I say, I'm happy. Exhale.
Now that I've said that out loud on the internet I should expect all manner of heartache and pestilence to boil up in my morning tea. But until then I will love every day of October because it's cooler outside and I can wear boots, it's Conference time and church in pajamas is something I fully support, there will be birthday cake accompanied by my bad singing, my bestie is coming to town and I have about 401 things to catch her up on, soon a new baby will be born which we are anxious to welcome and shower with gifts, I'm attempting my first entrance into the annual ward chili cook-off, not to mention celebrating 6 years of marital bliss, or the lack thereof depending on the day, hosting a brood of witches for Bunko, of course Halloween rounds out the month with some good old-fashioned fright, and did I mention that it's cooler outside and I can wear scarves?
I love you, October.