Friday, February 22, 2013

Presidentz Day

for the long weekend I headed with my Dad down to our house in St. George. 
we of course had to go ATV riding. 
Dad keeps grooming me into a better and better rider by increasing how hard of trails we do. 
 when getting shaved ice i randomly ran into my BFF 
what a happy coincidence 
 we took lots of naps
 the sisters went long boarding
 the parents + me went on a 8 mile run on some desert trails

and the baby + dog got taken for a joy ride by Jake

it was a really wonderful break

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Quite Bostonian

big news, major news, BEST NEWS:


we are talking BOSTON here people- BOSTON
Obviously I am over the moon about this and am so excited. 
I still can't believe it. 

 I have till April to decide and am going to wait and see what I hear back from other schools.

But until then I will keep picturing living in this beautiful city:

Who knows? Maybe I will become a Bostonian at the end of summer. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Feelin' 22

I don't know about you but Lizzy is 22!

Happy birthday to my sweet best friend. 
You mean more to me than I could write about. 
 I have countless memories with you and as I sit here thinking about all of them
 I come to one conclusion:
I look up to you in so many ways. You have taught me how to be gentle AND strong. You are a class act and I count my lucky stars that you are in my life. 

I love you 
(of course)
Bonne Anniversaire  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

getting ready for Valentines

To get ready for Valentintes Day (my favorite non-Christian holiday) I am re-posting the most precious letter I found from John Steinbeck and his advice on love to his son:
Dear Thom:
We had your letter this morning. I will answer it from my point of view and of course Elaine will from hers.
First -- if you are in love -- that's a good thing -- that's about the best thing that can happen to anyone. Don't let anyone make it small or light to you.
Second -- There are several kinds of love. One is a selfish, mean, grasping, egotistical thing which uses love for self-importance. This is the ugly and crippling kind. The other is an outpouring of everything good in you -- of kindness and consideration and respect -- not only the social respect of manners but the greater respect which is recognition of another person as unique and valuable. The first kind can make you sick and small and weak but the second can release in you strength, and courage and goodness and even wisdom you didn't know you had.
You say this is not puppy love. If you feel so deeply -- of course it isn't puppy love.
But I don't think you were asking me what you feel. You know better than anyone. What you wanted me to help you with is what to do about it -- and that I can tell you.
Glory in it for one thing and be very glad and grateful for it.
The object of love is the best and most beautiful. Try to live up to it.
If you love someone -- there is no possible harm in saying so -- only you must remember that some people are very shy and sometimes the saying must take that shyness into consideration.
Girls have a way of knowing or feeling what you feel, but they usually like to hear it also.
It sometimes happens that what you feel is not returned for one reason or another -- but that does not make your feeling less valuable and good.
Lastly, I know your feeling because I have it and I'm glad you have it.
We will be glad to meet Susan. She will be very welcome. But Elaine will make all such arrangements because that is her province and she will be very glad to. She knows about love too and maybe she can give you more help than I can.
And don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens -- The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.