{the story of a girl}

Friday, July 28, 2006

{29 days of 29}

I only have 29 days left of being 29. I then become a 30 year old. How'd that happen?

I know it's said that life begins at 30. Hum, really? I certainly hope so. I need that. I will say this...I am much more grounded in who I am now than I was at 20 (or even 25). I still struggle with weaknesses and shortcomings but, for the most part, I know who I am and I kinda like it. I'm not a size 4 nor do I want to be. I enjoy my voloptuous curves. I can't drop everything and move to a different city because I have a career- and I like knowing where my next paycheck is coming from. I won't let others influence me to turn my back on what I believe in- been there and done that. I take comfort in the fact that I have the maturity of a woman and the playfullness of a child. In an odd way I'm proud of the emotional scars I bear; they've taught me so much. I can look back on the people who have disappointed me, broken my heart, and forgive them.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

{yada, yada, yada}

I leave tomorrow for my wonderful Wyoming vacation! Can't wait. I actually spent last night cleaning, doing laundry and packing so I won't have a whole heck of a lot to do tonight. I like it that way.

I was thinking today that, by the end of the summer, I will have:

* Seen Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley, and Carrie Underwood in concert
* Been to MEXICO for the first time
* Gone white water rafting and hiked through Yellowstone National Park
* Seen Dave Matthews in concert
* Seen Wicked at Gammage
* Been to six birthday parties/dinners
* Helped throw a bridal shower
* Been to a close friends wedding
* Traveled to Safford twice
* Been wakeboarding 20 times (or more)

and the big one


My life has been so incredibly busy lately. I love it, but I'm also looking forward to the downtime I'm going to get in the mountains.

Monday, July 10, 2006

{country girl}

I'm heading home. Well, semi-home. I never lived in Wyoming, but I have spent good portions of the summer there ever since I can remember. And besides, home is where your mom is, right?

I can't wait until Friday! I loved Mexico, but I'm looking forward to spending time with my parents. I miss them so much! It's crazy that I have no family close by and I only see my parents a couple of times a year.

Oh, Star Valley. Fishing, whitewater rafting, going through Yellowstone, riding the new quad, golfing, going up the Greys, lighting off fireworks on Palisades, Taco Time (yay). I love it! And of course, I'll come home missing the simplicity of life in a small town and want to move there...until I re-adjust to big city living. :)

I love the country life-style. It reminds me that, though my fancy little car and business suits might disagree, I'm a country girl through and through.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

{mexico part 2}

More pictures from Mexico.

I can't stop thinking about how fun this trip was! Much better than I anticipated. There are a million funny memories that I think of at random times during the day and laugh out loud. It was wonderful to be disconnected from real life and just be with friends and the beach. A great combination. I hope we are able to do it again soon.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

{what happens in mexico, stays in mexico}

Unless someone brings along a camera.

Four entire days of no phones, no TV, and no city. Just beaches and fun and laughter and friends. Rocky Point was AMAZINg. We stayed right on the beach the entire time. The beach was literally right out our back door. We played football on the beach, snorkeled, body surfed, slept, got tattoos, haggled with vendors, ate, slept, rode quads, set off illegal fireworks, went clubbing in the "town." The whole nine yards. What an adventure!