{the story of a girl}

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Me minus dairy minus meat = NADA

Three weeks ago I gave up meat and dairy products. Well, for the most part I gave them up. And I have been feeling pretty good (except for this past weekend when I ate horribly good food). What do I get for all my sacrifice? Nada. Nil. Zip. Zilch. The scale has not budged ONE LITTLE POUND. To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. Completely depressed would be more appropriate.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Summer Movie Preview

X-Files: I Want to Believe

Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
The Dark Knight
The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Hunter Daniel

Hunter Daniel
7 lbs 14 oz
21 inches long

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

As of seven minutes ago...

My best friend is officially a mother. And I am an honorary aunt. I can't even begin to describe the gratitude and joy I feel at this very moment. NO ONE has every deserved such a blessing as my best friend and now she has her own little piece of heaven.

Waiting on Baby D

As I type this, my best friend is in a luxury suite at a valley hospital in labor with her first child. A miracle baby. When I stopped by to see her on my way into work this morning, she was handling the contractions like a pro. I was amazed at how quiet and graceful she was...I would have been yelling and screaming and probably throwing stuff across the room. Not Erin...she was the picture of composure. That was 3 1/2 hours ago...before the epidural. I'm sure she's now contentedly sucking on ice chips and watching daytime television. Yea right.

By 3:00PM I will be an aunt.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Wakeboard Betty

I've been lucky to know several amazing people who freely include me on their lake trips. And on these lake trips I've been trying to learn to wakeboard. For the past, oh, I don't know, FIVE years. Towards the end of last summer I was actually having some success standing up but I'd immediately fall.

This past Saturday, on the first run of the season, I was the first one in the absolutely frigid water at Saguaro. And I stood up on the board. And I RODE. Until I fell. A lot. It hurt. But the point of the story is I was RIDING!! Maybe it was the new grip. Maybe it was the new life vest that buoyed me up between rides so I wasn't swallowing mouthfuls of lake water. Maybe it was the Liquid Force Maven. Who knows. Who cares. I was RIDING!

Disclaimer: the pictures a bit blurry but that IS me.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Due Date

This is my best friend, Erin, and that little bundle in her belly is due today...but we probably won't see him until next Monday. Baby D, as he's been affectionately called the past 9 1/2 months, is a miracle that has been hoped for, prayed for, and dreamed about for the past 10 years. And now he's almost here. That little man is going to be adored and loved and, yes, I admit it, spoiled rotten.

I'm so grateful Erin is going to be a mother. She and her husband will make wonderful parents and this baby will never want for anything.

I just wish he'd hurry up and get here...I want to play! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This is "the four of us" (Kirsten, Heather, me & Kelli) the night before Kirst and Ty tied the knot. These three girls are some of the most important people in my life and have become amazing friends over the past four years. We are so incredibly different but it's a bit scary how well we get along. Some of the best times of my life have happened in the last 2-3 years and these girls were there for most of them. Mexico, white water rafting, camping, concerts, Sunday dinners, weddings, birthdays, nights that started boring but ended up being some of the best. There is nothing I wouldn't do for them and I know the feeling is mutual. I thank heaven for these girls.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sundays hurt (and other odds and ends)

  • I think Sundays are my "ouch" days. It seems as if everything that's bruised my heart and spirit lately has happened on Sunday. Maybe I should just hibernate on the day of rest and spare my heart the bumps.

  • The Roxy tote and make-up bag (see post below) arrived in the mail and I'm sad to say I will be returning them both. Not what I'd expected but that happens with Internet shopping, right?

  • I think, somewhere in the last 31 years, I mixed my wishing star up with someonelse's because everyone always seems to get what I so desperately wish for.

  • On a high note, the sequel to Girl's Guide to Witchcraft and Sorcery and the Single Girl is going to be released Oct. 1 and is entitled Magic and the Modern Girl. Snagged the pic from the author's website.

  • One more thing, I saw Batman Begins for the first time this weekend and I've decided Christian Bale will be my new CC (celebrity crush). He was adorable in Little Women and magically delicious in The Prestige, but Batman takes that man to an entirely new level. ;)

Monday, April 07, 2008

the weight of expectation

...pretty much sucks. Especially when things/people don't live up to your expectations.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

bit by the bug

The shopping bug, that is. On my wish list now:
Actually, I've already bought the tote and make-up bag (insert impish grin).

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


The word of the day (the past couple of days, actually) is thankful. I'm thankful for my parents and their support and advice and unconditional love. I'm thankful that I have wonderful, amazing friends who accept me as I am, love me despite of my flaws and who are always there for me. I'm thankful for my career, for my home, for my health, for my freedom. I'm thankful for the amazing things I've been able to experience in life and all those wonderful things yet to come. I'm thankful for my education, for my strength, for my happiness. I'm thankful for the Gospel and the peace and comfort and hope it brings into my life. I'm thankful for the blessings those that I love are receiving in their lives. Thankful for everything I've been blessed with.