Sunday, February 24, 2013

6 to 7

My soon to be seven year old is asleep upstairs.  She is not feeling well.  The one really good thing about when she isn't feeling well is that she is extra snuggly. I am just hoping it is a quick bug.   My girl, Dill, she is a force to be reckoned with.  Age 6 was an amazing year.  She learned to ride her bike.  She learned to read. She got several 10 out of 10s on her spelling tests.  She started worrying about her hair.  Her clothes. She is really worried about her teeth.  She has no loose teeth at this point (we have confirmed with her dentist that there are teeth on the xrays).  She worries that Mason will lose his teeth before she does.  It is the worrying that worries me.  I don't want this sweet 7 year old to have anxiety about such silly things.  I just want her to live carefree at this point.  Her love for tape and glue has caused some problems but I am so grateful her imagination runs wild.  She is not much of a tv or movie watcher.  She loves to eat.  She loves going to Pizza Ranch.  She is a bossy pants.  She just got a library card.  And this week, at age 7, she will get her ears pierced.  She is ready. 

I love you dear daughter to the moon and back several 100 times.  I love every inch of you.  I love your giggle, your singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" every night.  I love your silliness.  I love your crazy stories. I love your career choices.  I love you so much. 

Below are some pictures of a recent trip to Arizona.  Oh what fabulous time I had.  I got to see my new niece. I got to see my 93 year old grandmother. I got to spend Valentines Day with my brother and his kids.  I got sit and chit-chat with mama in the kitchen.  I am beyond blessed.

PS MOM...check out this little cart.  My popsicle stand?  Your baking stand?  Oh the possibilities:

Friday, February 8, 2013

Class Reunions

(wow, chatty cathy....three posts in two days-must be a full moon or tainted water or that extra vitamin D  i am taking)

So, this summer, surprisingly, I have my 20 year class reunion. Surprisingly because I am pretty sure i just graduated a few weeks ago.   So I grew up in a smaller town, three high schools, a little under 200 people in my class.  The people that I went to high school with are the same people that I played in the sandbox with.  The same people that i have naked baby pictures with.  So I am going to go against the grain and actually be excited to go see my long time friends.  I only say this because it seems like people have such hang ups about high school and reunions in general.  WHY??  For a moment I did have a hang up about it but that was only because I thought I should have a hang up about it.   It is all about living with no regrets, grabbing that bull by the horn.  I am excited to catch up, see baby pictures, here about the divorces and new careers.  And really, who doesn't just love Flagstaff in the summer? 

See you in June!! 

PS Once again sorry about the F-bomb.


Sorry I cussed on that last post.  I was reminded recently that some people are offended by the "f-word". 
On another note, this song has been on repeat in my brain all day and well, it just makes me want to dance like a maniac, which is hard to do when you work in a cube.

Sorry that the video is also a tad bit offensive...just cover your eyes and dance.

Thursday, February 7, 2013


I turned 38.  I looked in the mirror that day at work and I thought "Should I really be wearing what I am wearing? Isn't it a bit goofy?  Should I be dressing a little more mature, a little less funky?  Are those crow's feet?.....and then I thought, FUCK IT.  I am myself and if we all were to act the same things would be soo damn boring.  And then, later that night, Mason said something to me (it is a secret for now) and I thought, WHY am I not making "this"(what he said) into a children's book?  So, four pages later, we are on our way and here's to hoping it is amazing.and that I finish it. and it sits on their shelf some day.

So at 11:38pm tonight I came across this video and there really are no is truly amazing and timely and touching. There are people who will read this blog that it touches a little more and for you people, I want you to know that you mean the world to me....really truly more than I can ever tell you and more than you will ever know.  You are the salt of the earth, the light of this world.

'The Light That Shines' a story for all from on Vimeo.