Friday, January 13, 2017

month one: part one

We are trying one new thing each month this year.
And for the first month we decided to go back to Moab for our annual trip.
But this time we had to make it a little different so that we would be following the rules of our resolution.
So instead of hiking in Arches we brought Bruce and did a bunch of little things around Moab that were pet friendly.
On day one we saw some cool petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, and Corona Arch.
All 3 of us had a BLAST.
With a few exceptions we were the only ones on these trails which made it even more fun for Bruce to run around and for us to explore a little more.

Saturday, December 31, 2016


I haven't been to the gym and actually worked hard for a while.
But tonight I was reminded why I like going to the gym.
Not to be healthy or to lose weight.
I go to feel strong.
I used to rock climb almost everyday and what I miss most is the strength that it gave me.
To climb up a wall by just holding onto the smallest of ledges, and to do it gracefully;
it was empowering.
I would go back everyday to get that feeling again-that feeling of strength.
And then I started to do yoga to feel that strength.
And now I weight lift.
All are sources of empowerment.
All are sources of strength.
So during this new year, find something that makes you feel strong.
Something that empowers you.
Something that makes you excited to be STRONG.
And it doesn't have to be in the gym.

Friday, December 16, 2016


As being a young couple without kids; who are tired and working and schooling, starting Christmas traditions is not high on our priorities list.
Watching New Girl is.
But I want to have Christmas traditions even though we don't have Christmas decorations.
So instead of being overwhelmed with starting 20 new traditions that you have to keep for 50 years,
we will start with just a couple.
And they can all be done in this last week before Christmas!

>Buy a new game or play one that you've never played before while eating goodies and listening to Christmas music.

>Go check out the best Christmas lights in the neighborhood by visiting this website. We are going on Monday night!

>Have game nights and get-togethers with friends and family every chance you get. It's the best time of year to enjoy time with the ones you love.

>Watch a Christmas movie together that you haven't seen and drink hot cocoa. Netflix has a bunch that are probably hit or miss. So it might be fun to try one on there!

>Wrap presents together.....?