September 26, 2009

Today is one of those weird days that is all about reflecting. Brandon is working, Natalie is over at a friends and Sam is sleeping and I...well I'm reflecting.
Reflecting on the last 30 years and thinking about so many different things. I didn't think that hitting 30 would be emotional but as I think back on the past and all of the different changes that I've gone through, it's starting to hit me that I'll never have that time back, and in a way it makes me a little sad.

I celebrated turning 30 with a fancy Roaring 20's party last night, and it was such a blast! We had lots of 20's and 30's music playing while everyone had yummy food to eat (especially the delectable cupcakes from Baby Cakes)! There was dancing and mingling and just a swingin' good time, even Lisa-the Community Art Center lady-was dancing.
I was able to reflect, as I looked in the faces of those who were there, different moments or memories of my life (long ago or recent) that have made me who I am. I really missed those who couldn't make it, but as I think about it now, I'm not sure my emotions could've stayed in check if any more people would've come. I really felt so much love and support and I'm so lucky to have so many family, friends and neighbors who are great examples to me, and are so supportive.
I have the coolest parents who totally helped me pull off my big celebration, and who constantly amaze me with their generosity, love and support. They deserve most of the credit for raising me to be a good girl, and letting me choose whatever path I wanted to take in life!
Big thanks to all for making this Birthday one I'll never forget, I'll post more pics of the roaring night soon!

I Love The Fall!

September 15, 2009
There is something so classic about Autumn. Maybe it's the cooling temperature, or that smell of fresh September air, or the way the mountains look like they are on fire with the changing leaves...I don't know exactly what it is, but I LOVE it all!

I love unpacking my sweaters, and feeling like it's finally okay to wear my jeans (even though I wear them in the summer anyway).
I love football games-not because of football, but because of football parties.
I love all of the beautiful pumpkins and squash that seem to invade most peoples gardens.
I love backpacks, and lunch boxes (especially because they aren't mine anymore).
I love the smell of the Pumpkin Spice candle from The Salt City Candle Co. (it's one of the only candles I can actually burn w/out getting sick).
I love the annual family Snowbird party, something I look forward to all year.
I love heading to the pumpkin patch in search of the next big Jack-O-Lantern.
And of course I love the fall because it brings my Birthday with it. This year, since it's the BIG ONE, autumn seems more exciting to me. I know, most people aren't too excited when they turn...well You Know? But I'm not like most people, as most of you can attest to.
I hope everyone takes some time to get outside and enjoy the Autumn weather. I know I will.

Let the Games Begin...

If it's completely crazy to be obsessed over books...send me to the nut house!

Here's another one:
So Stephenie Meyer recommended this book on her site a while back and I thought "Now everyone will want to read it, so I'm not going to." Well I finally decided to check it out from the library and got put on the waiting list. No big deal right? Hmmm how does 87th on the waiting list sound? Augh!
Anyway, last week I finally got my chance to check it out, which was perfect because this past weekend I went down to Vegas for Labor Day. I read the book in a day and then found out that there is a second book which barely came out on Sept. 1.
Well I HAD to keep reading and find out what happened to these characters I'd now grown to obsess over, so I broke down and bought the second book Catching Fire. I was definitely not disappointed...except when I realized about half way through the second book that there is a third book...that of course is not going to be out for a while. AHHH! I hate waiting for books!
I'm not going to talk about what this book is about because I didn't know ONE thing about it when I started reading, and I was able to really get into it.
I will say that The Hunger Games books have turned into the next Young Adult Fiction phenomenon, with talk of a movie and all of that, but I guess when you have not only teenagers obsessing over books, but their parents too, I guess you better strike while the Iron is hot.