Thursday, November 12, 2009

Crazy Girls Giving to Others

I just had to post a picture of my most adorable of girls. Here they are arrayed in all of their funkiness. This was after an evening of delivering cookies and kind notes to people they thought would appreciate their wackiness and baked goods. Because, after all, everyone likes cookies (or at least they should) but who wouldn't like them so much better if they were delivered by these young ladies? I think the answer is clear.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Sara

I realize, it's probably not good form to write a post about yourself on your birthday, but that's okay - I'm not really into the social norm anyway. I wasn't going to actually but I told my father I had curled my hair to celebrate my birthday and he asked that I post a picture. So there I am in all my silly curly glory.

I found a blog through a friend of mine. The blog's writer stays at home with her children and does her hair in fabulous styles every day because, as she says, she needs some glamour in her life. I thought that was completely great so I decided that my birthday was as special occasion as any to do fun things with my mop - so there you have it.

I have gotten over my "Oh my word I'm 30 - what do I have to show for my life" drama. And now I am excited for the next decade of my life. My 30's are going to be great. I just know it.

But today I wanted to celebrate my birthday with yet another list of things I'm grateful for. So here's my list:
  • Solid heavenly help. Seriously, miracles were requested and miracles were delivered.
  • A good body, that while it doesn't get pregnant like it should, does everything else pretty marvelously. I really can't or shouldn't complain.
  • Beautiful drives through mountain passes. I mean really, how much more gorgeous can nature get than when you're surrounded by glorious trees? Can you tell I spent my formative years in Western Oregon?
  • My Gear Up kids. They just may be my favorite people in Wenatchee - along with my cute Young Women. I love them all individually and will miss them when they all graduate or I move, whichever comes first.
  • Opportunities for spiritual, emotional, and intellectual growth. Knowing where I was, where I am, and where I just might end up and being amazed by the changes.
  • The cute woman at the restaurant this morning who overheard it was my birthday and randomly gave me a ginormous cinnamon roll as we were leaving. People really can be so wonderful!
  • The color red. I love wearing it and I love decorating with it.

So I think that's about it. I lead a wonderful life and, like you, wouldn't trade anything I have or don't have for the world. I love you all!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

I love Wenatchee and Alex Degrassi

Tonight, Matthew and I went to see Alex Degrassi in concert. The concert was absolutely wonderful! Alex Degrassi is a new age acoustic guitarist - one of Matthew's favorites, who tends to be somewhat experimental in his playing. Really it was amazing. But what I really loved about the concert was this feeling of love I had sitting amongst my fellow Wenatchens. It was fun to sit next to them experiencing this fabulous artist together. Feeling as if we now had a bond because of this night.
I also loved being able to experience it without the struggle of big city traffic, parking, or ticket fees. Now granted, Wenatchee doesn't attract huge headliner acts, but for someone as unsophisticated (and cheap) as me, I don't mind. I just love living in a small enough community where, when acts I love do come to town, I can walk to go see them. There is just something so idyllic about it to me. And that is why I love Wenatchee.