Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Four Agreements: Toltec Wisdom

I'm currently reading the book called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  It is a very fast read- and a very inspiring one as well.  The agreements are very simple, yet very profound. 
Here is a quick look at each agreement:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity.
Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

Awesome book!


Monday, February 28, 2011

Modern Family

.: modern family :.

Words cannot explain my love for this show!
This has to be - by far the greatest t.v. show I've seen (Dexter not included).  I swear Jack and I have had some of the same "nothing fights" they have on the show.  Great cast- love the dysfunctional relationships... every family has them. :)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

A year of updating

Wow- I can't believe it has been almost 1 year since I posted. Lamesauce.

I should be able to post more now that I am done with school... YES that's right, I'm finally done with school! I'm so exicted- excited to have time to do "stuff"... working out, making dinner (poor Jack eating Mac&Cheese or PB&J's for dinner all this time), hanging out with the fam and friends, gardening this spring and summer, and oh how my list could go on and on. It's funny how you don't realize how much time you had until you no longer have it. I suppose that applies to a lot of things in life!
I'm happy to say that our little family is growing! We adopted Luey last September- and oh man, he is our little black ninja! I think we are done with dogs for awhile. Next step... having a baby. WOAH- slow down there, I'm not pregnant. We are waiting just a little while longer (2 years-ish) before we start down that path. :)

(This is Luey in his "non-ninja" state)

We are still living in Sugarhouse. We've done a little decorating though- new paint, furniture, etc to really make our house our home. It's coming together so nicely! Decorating/re-decorating can be soooo expensive which is why I'm glad we are doing it incrementally. We have a few more pieces of furniture to get before it's really complete... I love decorating!

Alright - gotta jet!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

The Dirty Dash!

Who wouldn't want to run a 10k obstacle course in mud?! You can bet your sweet bippy that we will be there on Saturday, September 17th at 9am! Just look at the course... how would one go about training for something like this?! Haha - better get to running!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Dog Parks?

Does anyone know of a really nice dog park? I took our dogs to the dog park on 1300 South & 7th East over the weekend- it was blah. Most people weren't even watching their dogs- it was like a daycare with no one to make sure the kids were playing nice! I would like to find a good dog park- so if you know of any, let me know!

Monday, March 1, 2010

St. George & Skeet Shooting

Jack and I had a blast visiting his dad and step-mom in St. George this past weekend. The highlight of our activities was skeet shooting. It was awesome! Here are some pictures:

Jack was a natural- his dad was so impressed!

I did pretty well myself - shot 5 in a row! Not bad for the first time shooting!

We had to wear glasses and ear plugs. Sa-weet!

It started raining right after we got done shooting - we finished just in time.

The dogs were happy to see us after we got back from the range!

After shooting we went to see Shutter Island - overall a good show... aside from the two old ladies sitting next to me who had to discuss every scene while shaking up their bags of popcorn and slurping their large sodas. Example: "Oh dear, Leonardo DiCaprio sure looks older than he did in Titanic!" Really?! How many years has it been since Titanic came out?!!

We also took the dogs to a dog park down in St. George - they both did exceptionally well! So well in fact, that I am going to start taking them to a dog park in Salt Lake once a week. Baby steps!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Pics

We got this new camera last night- so excited to start snappin' pics! Jack and I really suck at taking a lot of pictures... we're hoping to improve that this year!