Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Trillion.

Getting excited cuz I'm about to launch my ESTY store in the next couple weeks!
I'm way excited for me + my family!
I love the work that I have put into this plus all the talent my mom has!
She really is one in a million, or as our economy puts it, one in trillion!


Friday, February 27, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Monday, February 23, 2009

Monday Madness.

Look around.
There are certain women in our world who have the gift of finding joy everywhere + leaving it behind them where ever they go.
She affected all others around her.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Don’t you just hate it when you believe something is right or you just know that you know something no one else in your group knows, and just as you say it, waiting for great praise, they say, “that’s not right”! Don’t you just hate it when you are so sure of something and you are proven wrong? We are living in a culture that loves the “gotcha”. Even worse we live in a time and culture that is progressively humanistic and they “just know” they are “right”! Well sometimes you just have to trust someone and let it go. Believe that in the end, everything will be as planned.

Monday, February 16, 2009


Marian Wright Edelman: Service is the rent we pay for living.


Compassion is an emotion that is a sense of shared suffering, most often combined with a desire to alleviate or reduce the suffering of another; to show special kindness to those who suffer. Compassion essentially arises through empathy, and is often characterized through actions, wherein a person acting with compassion will seek to aid those they feel compassionate for.

Happy President's Day.

Enjoy your day off! I'm sure we all deserve it!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ready. Set. Snow.

Krista + Andrew snowboarding in AZ.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Heart Day.

Oh WOW, Friday.  I deserve this weekend!   Did you know?
Actually I spend a huge amount of my daily existence thinking about you and musing upon how lucky I am to have each one of you as readers. The support and inspiration you give me every day truly touches my heart... it really does! So thank you. So Happy [heart] day to everyone!

Color Me Happy.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Do Unto Others, What They Need.

It was a burst of light - only, it was inside my heart + it was bulletproof sunshine appearing. It was a grateful new feeling - an understanding of healing - new perspective on Life's plan at work. It's true there is always a reason -  & as blurred as it might seem - trust it will be clearly + eventually revealed. You.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Be Mine.

Og Mandino: I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.

SnowBowl 2009.

New found love.  Krista + Andrew in Flagstaff getting their board on!  Hey where's Mario?

Monday, February 09, 2009

A Change.

A change in my heart with a true confession…

A change of direction because it’s not true until I make up my mind to move in a
totally new direction…

A change in my mind about who is in control of my life...

A change in my heart + mind about blaming others for my faults…

This is how I’m correcting this wrong…

Be Nice.

Who doesn't love a nice note saying how wonderful you are?
Or a simple hello?
I know I sure do and it makes a difference it the most simple way.
Check out this lovely nice place.
This is something that I'm going to try harder to work on this week.

All Things Are Possible.

All of a sudden at the moment when you think you pretty much reached the depths of my despair + discouragement this quote often pops into my head + just really gives me a boost. It was something that gave me the faith + courage to keep on going in spite of it all. I’m going to write it below real big + hope you’ll remember it in case you reach a stage in your life where you feel you’ve reached your rock bottom. I hope that it will be an encouragement to you as it was for me. The quote was:

You’re never nearer the top, as when you’ve hit rock bottom!

Read the quote, repeat it too yourself + keep on believing that either the situation will eventually resolve itself out or that God will help you turn that trouble in your life. He’ll help you get something good out of the situation, a victory out of seeming defeat. This momentary low can, with God’s help, enable you to go on to bigger, better and greater things.

Hope that helps someone. –Keep on believing!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

I'm A Keeper.

Words, Sweet Words.

Oh the joys of teaching! Kiddos sure say the funniest things EVER.

Smooth Operator.

Colorful Canvas.

I love this picture that Andrew took in AZ.  It's truly amazing!  Mother Earth, you out did yourself!

Television Interview.

Wow, I remember this.  Kinda funny seeing yourself on tv.  I was so silly!

Be Authentic.

33 Twinkles.

It's Krista's Birthday today!  Happy Birthday Kritter!
I hope you have a really fun, loud, + chocolate-filled birthday celebration.
Thirty-Three is going to be a great year!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

1 Thing Leads 2 Another.

Wallow in regret...never.
Life is too short. 
I'm human. 
I will make mistakes. 
I know I need to learn from them + move on.
Nobody makes you do anything. 
Everything in life is a choice. 
You choose + face the consequences. 
Do not assign blame to others.

Friday, February 06, 2009


I am looking forward to meeting myself in this new role. 
I will be gentle with myself
I will seek help when I need it. 
I will savor+celebrate as many moments as I can.
Looking back+looking ahead+being in the right here, right now.
Things are about to change big time once again.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Coming To Terms.

Save me, I'm lost.
I'm very confused.
Not sure exactly sure what I'm looking for.
Mistakes become regrets.
Show me what I'm looking for.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Mahatma Gandhi : Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Monday, February 02, 2009

Hello February.

There are COOL THINGS a-brewing around here which is AWESOME. 
Hurray for February! 
Hi February. 
Hi Ground Hog day! 
I like February a lot. 
I think it's my second or third favorite month of all time. 
How can you not love a short & sweet idea like February?
Winter is in full effect.
VALENTINE'S DAY is coming!
The holiday hubbub is passed.
There's a lot of GOOD in February. I