a measuring stick for my journey

Friday, February 27, 2009

summer mindset

these sweet etsy images are my happy place!

we celebrate fat tuesday

d and i give up sugar in style...and yes we played twister, hungry hippos, catch phrase and candy land...we rock like that ;)

our friend john pretty much established himself as twister king...however, we hear rumors of a uprising more later


my dear mom stopped by with these sunny ladies to brighten my day!

we take an evening stroll

a temperate dusk took us outside for a bit of a ramble...

we make truffles for valentine's day...

some lovely ladies stopped by for a sunday afternoon truffle fest...mine made it a week before d consumed them all...next time chinese! you're all invited of course!

oh yeah, and we drank some red wine! :)

We have a blast opening wedding presents...

Beautiful presents from beautiful friends! Sorry about the quality, no time to edit these days!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Super Sar!

Because at least part of Friday must be spent dorking off, I present you with Sarah and D as SUPER HEROES! Want yours? Get it here!


I've been meaning to upload photos of my life's happenings...however, not having internet access at home has really limited my ability to blog frequently. D and I joined the gym instead of getting broadband, so maybe in a few months we can revisit, dump the gym and get connected! :) I'll try and go find a hotspot and update this weekend.

In the meantime, I joined Twitter today and am slightly obsessed. It's a strange new world folks. I'm shocked at my enjoyment in such a passive aggressive outlet. Am curious of others thoughts regarding technology or social networking in general and the trend of our culture toward this negativistic voice.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

i needed a smile today

and i found one! these chalkboard drawing can be found here !

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hurry up summer!

We go to the backcountry to find the peace we can't find in the front country. In the front country, we've overbuilt our infrastructure and overheated our schedules, and we glory in the resulting frenzy. We toy with caffeine in the morning, commute distances that can't be sane, rush projects that were due yesterday, work late, and then wonder why our nights go sleepless.
In the wilds, you reduce your world to simple tasks like fetching water, pitching a tent, and cooking dinner. Sometimes it's as simple as putting one foot in front of the other. You are rewarded immediately for completing those tasks, not with a giddy buzz or a narcotic haze, but with the gratification of a pleasing meal, the warm shelter of a well-pitched tent, or a sublime view after scaling the heights of an alpine pass.
National Outdoor Leadership School's Wilderness Guide: The Classic Handbook by Mark Harvey (© 1999 NOLS)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Coffee Nation

I just found this photo from the recent presidential inauguration! It says many things about our american culture. And renews my zeal for a viable coffee shop here in D-town!

Oh so ready for the weekend!

In my ears: Santogold, Little Joy, The Bird and The Bee, Vampire Weekend

On my bookshelf: Eclipse, and The Practical Guide to Country Living (you're right, I no longer live in the country but I still want to learn how to can my garden produce and I want to keep bees)

In my schedule: file taxes (done!), launch website, work out, go on a date with D (Chinese, which I wish was Thai, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)

Plans for the weekend: Dad's 56th, laundry, truffle making, curry attempting

On my mind: Summer! Busy planning summit bags (Cloud Peak and Gannet beware), kayak excursions, and random camping trips. Also, busy seed catalog shopping to landscape my yard. The exterior of our house is kind of bright yellow so I'm thinking sunflowers, peonies, and red geraniums! And dreaming about a front porch, kitchen wall extraction, hardwood floor, and new drapes!

Best part of my week: The oh so glorious sunshine!

Most exciting event in the immediate future: D and I are planning on road tripping to Laramie the weekend of 2/21 and 2/22 for the Banff Mountain Film Festival. A side trip to Saratoga is in the mix! Also, Merle Haggard concert with my friend RaeRae.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

be funky my friends

www.befunky.com has the best photo editing app I've seen for awhile! Go there!

water works

I'm not a "cry-er" by any means, but as a girl with three brothers I quickly developed the habit of crying alone or crying silently as a means of self-protection from their adolescent mockery. It's strange to me to continue to use this talent as an adult. I'm not sure what part of society enforced message I'm clinging to. Perhaps a hold-over from the feminist movement; of the ultra-strong, I can do anything and feel nothing approach to femininity. Or maybe a reflection of the exaggerated individualism I feel sometimes...the privacy of hiding my emotions versus sharing them.

Regardless, I'm surprised I can lie in my husband's arms and cry while he sleeps. I'm reminded of my fellowman and what we all walk around with on the inside of us. How many times I am quick to judge a friend or strange, not knowing what thoughts and emotions are stewing? Just a reminder to myself to reside in grace, with myself and with others.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Photo Editing

Which I truly love!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Puerto Vallarta

I loved the city, the people, the pace of life! What a fascinating culture and city, I can't wait to go back and explore it in-depth!


It was a beautiful week of laying on the beach, playing in the surf, drinking our way through the exotic drink menu, exploring Puerto Vallarta, eating too much delicious mexican food, riding zip-lines, and hanging out with each other. Which was actually my favorite bit! <3