Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My New Obsession.

Yoga. Never done it before--only pilates, thinking that the two were similar. Boy, was I wrong! Last night, Carissa and I went to a yoga class and I am officially obsessed! My favorite parts were when we did aversions, which involved headstands! (I've never done a head stand in my life ever, so that was a miracle!) And I loved the end of class where we laid on our mats in the dark while the instructor read "The Warrior's Prayer" by Stuart Wilde. This was such a powerful moment for me and I love this prayer. I hope you find some of goodness in it...

I am what I am.
In having faith in the beauty within me, I develop trust.
In softness I have strength.
In silence I walk with the gods.
In peace I understand myself and the world.
In conflict I walk away.
In detachment I am free.
In respecting all living things, I respect myself.
In dedication I honor the courage within me.
In eternity I have compassion for the nature of all things.
In love I unconditionally accept the evolution of others.
In freedom I have power.
In my individuality, I express the God-Force within me.
In service I give of what I have become.
I am what I am:
Eternal, immortal, universal, and infinite.
And so be it.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

2 Years Ago Today...

Here comes another sappy lovey-dovey blog post...so just be prepared for this!!!
2 years ago today, we went on our first date--which is also what we consider to be our "anniversary"! So, I've thought a lot about these last couple years (and still can't believe that we've been together 2 years!--that's a mission!!!), but I am just so grateful for such a great person I've been blessed with to share life together. I'm grateful for his patience and love and understanding--I could not ask for a better person! He's my ultimate best friend and I just love his stinking guts!!!
I'm glad that he took a chance on a silly girl and stuck through it--the good and the bad! And, I am so glad that he was an eager beaver and kissed me on that first date--that's when I knew he was mine! ;) ha!
He's the ice cream to my pazookie and I love him more and more everyday! Thanks for the greatest 2 years of my life!!!
(Pazookie is my favorite dessert--just so you know!)

Us, on our first date! (Sebastian was a bit chubby after the mission!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Here Comes the Sun! (doo doo doo-doo!)

Well, I can't help but smile when news like this is delivered! (For those who haven't experienced a Willamette Valley winter, you'll never understand) But it all started with Tuesday. It was beautiful and sunny! And it continued on to today...at first overcast, but it was as if God Himself moved those clouds and let the sunshine, let the sunshine in--the SUNSHINE IN!!! :) O my goodness! What a true miracle! And, looking on weather.com, there is forecasted another 6 days of sun with temperatures in the low 60's! HALLELUJAH!!!!
I have discovered that when there is sun, or even the promise of sun, that life is blissful and just all around better! Music sounds better, moods are chipper, going to class is a tiny bit more bearable (although I want to get out to enjoy the sun!), and my toes are finally emerging from their long winter's snooze!
Now, mind you, this warm and dry streak will only last for 5 more days, but it is a well-worth and well-deserved 5 days of life being a little better!
So, here's to you Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun--Please shine down on, please shine down on, please shine down on MEEEEE!!!!!!! :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Event of Not Being a Teenager Any Longer!

My sweet sweet Husband deserves an award for the effort and amazing birthday he gave me--that's all there is to it! He's a hero for forever!
This was my first birthday we've celebrated together (we've been together for almost 2 years, and we seem to always miss my birthday together!) and it is going in the history books as the best birthday of forever! :)You see, I have the claim that all of February is my birthday--so it all started with Monday, February 1st when my sweet Chuffy Hubby proclaimed that he had a surprise for me! The surprise was a bag of Welch's Fruit Snacks! (The story behind the fruit snacks is that while we were dating we would have fruit snack eating contests--we'd shove a bag's worth of fruit snacks in our mouths and see who could eat them the fastest! (I won everytime!)
The surprise on Tuesday, the 2nd, was a 3-pack of  Trident Original Flavor gum! We're fans of gum and fresh breath is a must in our lives, so he gave me 3 packs of my favorite flavor of Trident gum (which is ADA approved!) *By this time, I knew that dear sweet Hubby was turning my birthday to our own celebration of Hannukah! Mazel Tov!*
Wednesday, the 3rd was a bag of Milky Way Midnight minis! (My favorite candy!) And Wednesday was the day Sebastian was vomiting :( Thursday was the movie "Crash", which we watched on Friday and it is amazingly powerful!!! (Good meaning!) Friday was back to school for Sebastian and the new Lady Antebellum cd for me! Which is amazing! :)
So, that brings us to Saturday! There were no surprises on Saturday because we had been planning Saturday for a good while! (Except our plan to go to the temple that afternoon was thwarted due to it being closed for maintenance--curses!) But after Sebastian got off work, we headed up to Portland for the night!!! We stayed in an amazing room which we got a killer deal on!
After getting settled in the hotel room, we decided to hit the town in search of grub!!! It was great just hanging out in Portland without any plans and just wandering around! We stopped at Chipotle for some delicious burritos--we tried going to some local places, but unfortunately, everything around there either had a HUGE line or you had to be 21+ to go into because it had a bar...So Chipotle sufficed and satisified! :)
After that, we headed to Voodoo Doughnuts!
You may have seen it featured on Man vs. Food! It truly is as amazing as it is portrayed on TV! We had to wait in line in the rain to get into Voodoo Doughnuts--but, as I told Sebastian, it was just like waiting in line for a ride at Disney! It was very worth the wait! :) Sebastian got the maple bar with bacon on it (he says it was delicious and wonderful), I got the triple chocolate penetration (chocolate cake doughnut with chocolate frosting and cocoa puffs on top, and we each got the raised doughnut with peanut butter and oreos on top! Needless to say, it was out of this world delicious time!!!!
We went back to the hotel and had a picnic on the bed with the doughnuts and milk!
After relaxing and watching some TV (Mean Girls, to be specific) and having a quick sleep, we got ready for the main event!!! The midnight showing of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!!! We, of course, dressed up! Sebastian was Brad Majors and I was Magenta!

We hokey pokey-ed our way down to the Clinton Street Theater, where there were hoards of Rocky Horror Fans lined up to get in! Since this was our first time watching the movie at that theater, we were deemed "virgins" and marked with red lipstick V's to show it! The experience of seeing it in the theater is one that is completely unforgettable! :) At first we were unsure of it all (there's just a lot going on during the show), but it started to grow on us--we're actually thinking about going back a second time! After that, it was about 3am, so we pretty much just collapsed once we got back to the hotel!
It was nice being able to sleep in! I think that was my favorite part! We didn't have to set any type of alarm or be up super early, so it was a great and wonderful birthday morning--to be able to sleep in with my wonderful Hubby!
After we got up and going, we took another stroll to Voodoo Doughnuts where this time we got the Voodoo dozen-where they choose the dozen for us-and some hot cocoa!!!
All in all, this has been the best birthday! My sweet Husband truly does deserve an award for giving me the greatest birthday known to man! He's a sweet man and I'm grateful for him! (And, hey!--now I know he really truly loves me!--not every husband would take his wife to see The Rocky Horror Picture Show AND dress up!) I love you Sebastian!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Tale of the Poor Sick Husband

It all started with a baby--like most stories do. This baby was a nephew to the Poor Sick Husband this tale is about. The baby began to vomit all sorts of gross things and people came from miles around to pay their sympathies to said baby. Well, a soon-to-be Poor Sick Husband was trying extra hard to be a great Uncle, so he loved this baby and helped take care of the baby--but, unbeknownst to him, the baby was passing his infectious nasties onto this helpful Uncle. This is where the Uncle becomes the Poor Sick Husband.
It was an early Wednesday morn and the alarm was going off much to early to be suitable. The Poor Sick Husband turned to his Lovely Wife and said, "I don't feel well. I'm going to take a shower and I'll probably feel better." The Poor Sick Husband came back into the room a few minutes later only to share the sad sad news that the baby had truly infected him and he had begun to vomit all sorts of gross things. This was a sad predicament for the Poor Sick Husband and his Lovely Wife.
Long story short, 'twas a sad day for the Poor Sick Husband who stayed home all day while his Lovely Wife had to attend classes and work. She longed to be with him and take care of him, but alas, someone must always be bringing home the bacon.
But, this tale does have a happy ending! Because of the Poor Sick Husband's all over fever, his Lovely Wife was warm all night because he was a toasty boasty! And the next day, the Poor Sick Husband became the Happy (Non Sick or Poor) Husband! Just in time for his Lovely Wife's birthday Celebration City tomorrow!
(Stay tuned for posts of the extravaganza!!!)