Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mother Goose and Her Gosling

After a 2 week late phone call (for Jess),a day late call for Liv, and 2 returned bday cards (bc i sent to the wrong address) it has become necessary to formulate a birthday blog for my two favorite female Washingtonians.
Happy Birthday Olivia and Jessica!! We love you so much!

5 Favorites about Jess:
- she is good at everything! literally
- she is brave
- she is fun
- she is a great mom
- she is thoughtful

5 Favorites about Liv:
- 90% of the things we say are Olivia quotes  
- she is the ultimate sassy pants
- she is smart
- she is a princess
- she is the cutest violinist ever

Can't wait to see you both in a few short weeks!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Anna Tew

I am withdrawing my previous post on Birthdays to give way to this birthday post dedicated to one of my favorite people on this earth: Anna Tew.

I am not exaggerating when I say I have never seen Anna have a bad day. Sure, sucky things happen to her, but she makes the most of it and stays cheerful. She is literally the most cheerful person I know. When we lived in Hawaii she would knock on my window at 5 30 in the morning to see if I wanted to watch the sunrise and me and my roommate would groan, throw things at her, or ignore her (she loves to watch the sunrise and wanted some company). She never let our rudeness bother her and would come back a few hours later to beach it or have some kind of adventure as if our grumpiness hadn't affected her at all. 

She is such a loyal friend. I have never heard her speak badly about anyone in their absence. Her positive outlook on life is contagious. I feel lucky to know her! She makes you feel like you are the most important person in the world.

I just love the girl. So, Anna, Happy Birthday!!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Time and Place for Everything.

Pranayama is a breathing technique employed in yoga. It entails deep loud breathing through the nose. Essentially, it is the art of controlling ones' breathing.
Loud breathing is acceptable if one is engaged in a yogic activity. The two essentialities here are 1) controlling the breath and 2) being involved in exercise (yoga). 

Slumber is another moment where heavy breathing may be permissible. This is true only if the individual sleeps alone. Also, regrettably, breath is uncontrollable while sleeping.  

Loud breathing through the nose is not acceptable if an individual is engaged in any other activity that does not involve exercise or sleep. To be astutely clear, listed next are moments where loud breathing may be inappropriately implemented.

- when sitting behind someone who is taking a test (also, if one were to bounce one or both feet on the desk in front of them)
- when in a quiet public setting (like a library)
- while eating (the chances are good that if someone is a loud breather during feeding time, they are also a smacker, which means they definitely don't have friends)
- in an elevator. It's just gross and creepy.
- in an office that you share with other people

There is a time and place for everything. Heavy nasal breathing should be saved for two very special occasions: sleep and exercise.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Things I am Thankful for This Day

Graduating from BYU after 6 LONG years in December yeahhhhh!
ce cream which unfortunately has snuck its way back into my life on a nearly daily basis. I have missed you!

Vacations that keep me sane
ducation... on to law school! and dental school for Dan!

Turkeys who have to die for Thanksgiving
usby. and Harry Potter 7 which I will see on Thursday!!

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and.. Christmas!
ot having to pay $1500 on Thursday to get my wisdom teeth out, but rather, getting paid instead!!
in. There was no F else wise I would have put family.
ummer. Just thinking about it helps me survive from January-May

can't wait to watch this!! :