Monday, September 29, 2008

Rock that Canyon!

Not really sure how this layout will turn out with dropping in 3 photos like this...

Anyway this is the beautiful hike I went on with my friend Sherry on Saturday afternoon. It is Rock Canyon behind Provo Temple. Gotta love nature! Haven't been up Rock Canyon for a while and it was the perfect day to revisit it. I love that shaft of light that came through the trees. So pretty! And the rock formations are so amazing. And the Fall colors on the foliage. Just breathtaking. I was thankful to reminded of our beautiful world on Saturday.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Everyone should have this tablecloth!

Kind of fun I think! Though not too practical if you like to keep things neat and may feel the need to constantly try to wipe up the spill coming off the cloth. Hehe. Who comes up with these things? I think it is fun though.

It's Friday!

Always nice to come to that realization! 
My sister and her husband and 3 little boys are madly packing to move today. I am so excited they will live closer to me. I love my sisters and really miss being further apart from them. They could move into their home this weekend! I am excited to see it.
Happy Friday to everyone!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Stop it!

My two year old nephew Wyatt has this thing about people singing. His mom (my sister) starts singing a song, like for example: the other day it was our older brother's birthday, and my sister and her two other sons started singing the birthday song...and in the background you could hear Wyatt every once in a while saying, "Stop it." 
For some reason, that just cracks me up! This little two year old with the attitude. Now my sister wonders if Wyatt also does it when the kids are singing in nursery! Hopefully not. Ah the things that can amuse you so easily.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Woohoo for B Y Wooooo!

Yep, my good ol' alma mater just won again! Go BYU! They played Wyoming today and it was a total shut out again! Just kind of fun!

Rise and shout, the cougars are out... (not "out" for sure, but you know the song!)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Just doing good.

Just had a good evening. Went to the track for my 5 miles and then stopped at Cafe Rio to get my favorite salad...veggie salad with black beans and creamy dressing. Came home, ate my favorite salad, and picked some peaches from my tree to take around to the neighbors and now I am at my computer checking on email etc.

Tomorrow is my night at Mt. Timpanogos. My 6 trainees are doing great. I feel like the mother hen with them even though they are all older than me. They are very sweet. They are like my little baby chicks. They are working hard and I am proud of them.

(One little sad thing is that I dropped my iphone yesterday on the cement. Just a couple of little knicks on the side of it. Hey, it is personalized now!) I need to keep it in its I always do except then obviously!)

Friday, September 12, 2008

Anne of Green movie!

So I am quite excited...a new movie is coming out in the Spring about Anne of Green Gables "pre-Megan Follows". The little actress, playing the young Anne, looks and sounds a lot like Megan Follows. I am including the link to the webpage for you to peruse at your leisure.
(Of course I loved the movies Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea, but the 3rd one that Kevin Sullivan produced didn't even follow the books and was not the fun and uplifting kind of movie I came to love so I don't own that one and can't even recall the name of it. Ah well.) 
I do hope to fall in love with this new 4th one and that I can proudly own it when it comes out on dvd.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I didn't realize how lucky I am...

I guess I do get blessings in my life...
So the other day, I noticed a lovely old spider web strand floating down from my bedroom ceiling. Oh joy! Me and spiders are tight! Not. Anyway I thought it was best to give the room a once-over dusting...Of course it is always good to collect the dust from the ceiling fan blades. So I proceeded to also do that. The first blade edge...the 2nd blade edge...the third...oops, just slightly brushing the blade edge of the third one sent the whole fake wood blade down onto my bed...I was so surprised. And no, the fan had not been running at the moment. But what a scary thought if that blade had flown off during the night or something while I was sleeping. And the really odd thing is that if you look at the photo, the place where the once present blade was, looked like it was cut off on the metal part. Eek. It shocked me, and of course I am not sure when I will get a new ceiling fan to replace it, but I am also SO grateful that it didn't injure me like it so easily could have. 

I feel very lucky and VERY blessed. Goodness. I am still surprised by it.  

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Once in a while...

Don't you sometimes want to be praised and get a few kudos for being responsible? As you can tell I am feeling a little run over with some personal stuff right now. 

I am okay...I just need to stop being selfish...though I think being able to be selfish should be okay once in a while. Maybe someday soon I will get to be a little selfish...just a little...

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Seriously....I was walking fast!!!

In fact I am trying to get my form down on how a speed racer walks in the Olympics. One foot right in front of the other...kind of difficult but it works your whole body better. Takes concentration though and if I ever get it down, it will be good...

So to explain, this morning I was at the track...I love going in the morning but because I love so much to get out of work by 4pm each day, I have to sadly wait to go to the track at 4:45 every night...which is fine...but anyway, back to the I was at the track at 7am...doing my daily 5 miles. (I really should quit being lazy and build up to running again...sorry, I once again went off on a tangent of sorts.) Anyway...I am at the track, and as usual I keep passing people as I want to keep my heart rate up and get a good workout. So I am doing this when all of a sudden I hear this guy and girl behind me and it seems without any effort...they have the nerve to PASS ME! And continue to get further ahead. Frustration, can we say! Hey, they weren't even doing the correct form of Olympic Speedwalking! Anyway after about half a lap I gave up (the track I go to it is half a mile per lap.) and kept up my pace but after a while I realized I was getting sloppy in my form and gave up trying to stay on their heels. 

Oh well. It gave me time to think too...and it was a good analogy for life...You need to go at your own pace in life. There will always be people better than you and people not "as better" as you. (You like that wording?) But the lesson is that you just need to do your best in all things. And that is truly good enough.

My only solace is that guy and girl will not have their form down for the 2012 Summer Olympics when speed walking comes around again...haha. As if I will be.  But really, I was walking fast!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Fun facts about your heritage?

My father is from Turku, Finland. Through his line, one of our ancestors lived in a castle and at one time the ancestor's face was on some coins. My father and his parents moved to Vancouver when he was about 8 years old.
My mother is from Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Of where I was also born and raised. On my mother's side, her father was born on Prince Edward Island...and through his side of the family, a first cousin of LM Montgomery, of Anne of Green Gables fame, is our ancestor. Also on my mother's side, there was a long-ago ancestor who was one of George Washington's bodyguards. And my mom has ancestors who sailed on the first Mayflower ship. Just fun to have those facts in my background. 

So I am half finnish and canadian-born. I like that combo. Just because it makes me different. But then everyone has fascinating backgrounds...I think.  I truly don't get why I don't get moving on family history. In a lot of ways, it is so interesting to me. I am proud of my heritage. We just got a pep-talk on Sunday about it  and there is a new program coming out in about 5 or 6 months that will make it even easier to do family for now I need to organize papers etc and figure out what has been done...