Friday, December 31, 2010


2010 I will miss you.

I would have to say that 2010 has been my favorite year thus far.

There have been trials, hardships, and missing'-- questions, fears and hurts--. But there has also been so much more good. My heart is full of love for all that I have experienced.

Hugging my beautiful children in Bangladesh, drinking hot cocoa in Nepal with Jaybay, hiking the Patagonia's, late nights with my girlies, new job, new house, new bestie, new understanding, new memories.

I don't know if I am ready to leave 2010--but like always time ticks on. Experiences become memories long before I am ready--so I am stuck with photos and dreams--and new experiences which will become new memories.

In 2011 I want to savor each experience more--because soon all they will be are memories, photo's and once was.

So heres to a new year--full of savoring, appreciating and indulging in all the old and ordinary that I have let pass by.

2010 you are a sparkling year--I will always remember YOU!

I am ready to induldge in the unappreciated and embrace the little joys of life!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

sometimes the truth hurts.

Ouch. Sometimes things you hear or say--need to be said--but they still sting a bit. The defenses are rearing and ready to guard--the tongue is ready to cut back--but the intentions of these words are nothing malicious. This morning was one of those mornings. A person I trust the most, told me somethings I really did not like hearing--constructive criticism, some may call it. We shared things that were not easy to share--not lovely or dovey--but concerns, hopes and pleas.

Sometimes things need to be said. Sometimes things need to be heard. But most times the way we say these things can use some fine tuning. I am all for open, honest communication--but I am also seeing the need for some tuning. Some need for caring about how we say what we have to say, to the people we love the most. And believe me--I should be first in line for a tune up.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Well Hello Christmas Break!

Finally sometime to sit and relax. To do the things I really enjoy. To sip hot cocoa early in the morning and contemplate life with my mother. To curl up by the fire and read a book. To craft with my sister, talk business and life with my father and catch up with friends. Oh I just adore being on Christmas break.

Today I am off to do some Christmas shopping! What is on your list?

P.S. I seem to have misplaced my phone :( If you are wanting to get ahold of me emaiL! :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

I still miss them.

Many exciting things are happening in my life--its almost Christmas break--I have a new job--school is going well--but I still miss Bangladesh. Nothing here will completely fill my Bangladesh hole. In March it will be exactly a year since I have seen them--that is a year too long.

P.S. There isn't much I wouldn't give for 15 minutes to hug and love on these children.

Friday, December 10, 2010

mmmm mmmm mmm...

Im eating a Red Velvet Cupcake and it is Delish'~

I am feeling this:

Next week I have finals--
I should be stressed--I should be worried--
But I am not--I just dreaming about doing this:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Things Organized Neatly

My life feels like it could use a little order today--yet I just don't want it!
So I have settled myself with a compromise--order--but with some class.

photos found here