Saturday, February 4, 2012

New Year New Goals

So one of my new year resolutions is to actually update my blog...more than once a year! Husband and I have had so many adventures this past year that I'd love to share. Hopefully this is a way to stay updated with our long-lost family members and friends as well! I hope this works! This counts as the first of many this year!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Tonight I tried something new and fantastic: Zumba!
I left Eric at home and had some ultimate woman time. If you're not familiar with Zumba it is a combination of dancing and the best aerobic workout you'll ever get. I felt sexy and powerful,yet feminine. My instructor was what you would call a TOTAL babe. She was in her 40's but had the body of a 20 year old. As we danced I started thinking...Why do I tell myself I can't be like this woman? And so, while I danced my booty off I came up with some of my lifetime goals. Or more, I realized more what I want to do with my life. And so after my workout I bought cookie dough and ice cream at the grocery store (I really love counteracting all my workouts)I sat down and made this list:
Ultimately,be a mom.
Go to cosmetology school.
find a place that teaches adult dance lessons in jazz and modern.
Be a yoga instructor
learn how to sew my own clothes
have a huge garden
travel to all continents except Antarctica...And take my kids!
And so on...These are just a few things I thought about while Zumbaing tonight. What a great way to feel good. I'm grateful for my body and that I can move and dance and sing. I'm grateful to feel the pain of my muscles working. I'm grateful that after the initial pain and discomfort that endorphins kick in and let me feel happy and good. I'm grateful for good music, too. I'm mostly grateful for a wonderful husband who supports me and a loving Heavenly Father who gave me this body. What a great night!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This Christmas

I love the Christmas Season. I love the sense of wonder and excitement that is in the air. I love looking at all the snowflakes and how everyone seems to be cheerful. I'm the type of person who usually starts listening to Christmas music in October (not counting Christams in July). But this year has been particularly hard for me to get into the Christmas spirit. I realized just tonight as I worked on another final that it's my own darn fault I haven't been as chipper! what a harsh realization! I've been complaining over and over that I wish school would just get over so I can actually enjoy this time of year. However, the thought came to my mind as I listened to some happy Christmas music.
The song No Room in the Inn by Basic really touched me heart. They sang how there was no room in the Inn for Mary, Jospeh and for their beautiful baby boy, who was coming very soon. I got to thinking, is there a no vacancy sign hanging in my life? Have I been blocking out that beautiful baby boy, my King and Savior? I’ve been so caught up on school and merely just surviving without having a mental breakdown that I have forgotten what is really important, especially as we celebrate Christ's birth. I'm more determined now to pray more feverently, and actually on my knees instead of laying in my bed half consious. Also to keep my Savior in my thoughts and more involved in my life. I know he's been wanting in and I feel foolish and low for leaving him out. I hope for myself and for everyone that as we finish this semester, do our Christmas shopping and decorate our homes that we leave room in our lives for our King. Happy Christmas!