Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Day 1

Day 1 and I already almost forgot.... my dear brother Jack reminded me of my challenge.  This might be harder than I thought.  So here goes Day 1.... 15 facts about me and a recent photo. 

That is the most recent photo of me/us.  Taken about a month ago in Hermosa. 

1. Colorado born and raised.  I miss my home!
2. I've been married for just over a year now and we've had a blast!
3.  I have the most AMAZING family every. I am so blessed.
4.  Hablo espanol.
5. I love love love the snow.
6. I also enjoy baked goods.  Probably more than I should.
7.  In 5th grade I broke my elbow. 
8. I like to snuggle
9. I'm mormon
10. I want to go to India.
11.  I'm not sure what my natural hair color is.
12.  I don't handle stress very well.
13.  I try to look on the bright side of things.
14.  I like to laugh. 
15. I like to hold Eric's hand. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


So I know that my blog has been seriously lacking in entertainment points lately.  Not that our lives are completely boring right now, but I figure you don't want to hear stories about my 13 year old friends every day and well, that about all I have to blog about.  In order to remedy by blogging problem, I have decided to take the 30 day blog challenge.  I will blog everyday (in theory) and you will all love it.  A couple of my friends have started a similar blog challenge and I have enjoyed learning more about them, so I am going to join in. 

Here is my tentative blogging schedule.  (I reserve the right to change any topics depending on my mood of the day.)

Blogging Challenge:

Day 01 - A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02 - The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 03 - A picture of you and your friends
Day 04 - A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05 - A picture of somewhere you’ve been
Day 06 - Favorite super hero and why
Day 07 - A picture of someone/something that has had the biggest impact on you
Day 08 - Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09 - Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10 - Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11 - Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12 - How you found out about blogs and why you made one
Day 13 - A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14 - A picture of you and your family
Day 15 - Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16 - Another picture of yourself
Day 17 - Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18 - Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19 - Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20 - Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21 - A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22 - What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23 - Something you crave a lot
Day 24 - A letter to your parents
Day 25 - What I would find in your purse
Day 26 - What you think about your friends
Day 27 - Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29 - In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30 - Who are you?

I start tomorrow - please stay tuned. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


For the past 24 hours I have been glued to the TV watching the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. I have literally watched more TV in the last 24 hours than I have in the past two months (about 17 hours to be exact) stopping only to sleep. Yes, I even watched the live coverage in school, while I was teaching.  Lucky for me I teach Spanish and I can get away with stuff like that. I don't know why I have been so captivated by this story of survival, but watching those miners be reunited with their families was really very touching.  I could watch people who are that happy all day (and I did.) They reminded me that the strength of the human spirit is truly remarkable.  I admire the miners, their families, and the rescuers for their faith and endurance.  Thank you for teaching us about the power of hope and perserverance.