Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sunday, November 27, 2011

pre-aggie game with cat and chris
meeting up with the Wilson, Twardowski, and Nash families in Chicot State Park
the pics really speak for themselves 

blisters can't keep a good man down! 
Uncle Charlie coached the kiddos in some Zombie pictures 
Nate and his cousin Tyler were playing some soccer
and Nate caught a ball to the face
and a loose tooth was knocked out in the shuffle 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Magician's Nephew

I read this first book in the Narnia saga about a year ago around Christmas time.  Charlie is now journeying through this awesome book and has been sending me some of his favorite quotes.  I just had to share a few because they are so encouraging...
"When things go wrong, you'll find they usually go on getting worse for some time; but when things once start to go right they often go on getting better and better."

On Prayer...

The children, Digory and Polly, just spend the day flying west (atop Fledge the flying horse) on a mission Aslan sent them on. They just landed to sleep for the night and will resume their journey the following day. The horse is munching on grass for dinner but the kids realize they don’t have anything to eat…

But we can’t eat grass,” said Digory
H’m, h’m,” said Fledge, speaking with his mouth full. “Well-h’m-don’t know quite what you’ll do then. Very good grass too.”
Polly and Digory stared at one another in dismay.
Well, I do think someone might have arranged about our meals,” said Digory.
I'm sure Aslan would have, if you'd asked him,” said Fledge(the Horse).
Wouldn't he know without being asked?” said Polly.
I've no doubt he would,” said the Horse (still with his mouth full). “But I've a sort of idea he likes to be asked.”

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Yoga Breakdancing

In this clip, a guy called Arthur Cadre has some really impressive moves.
I can't even imagine being this flexible. It is worth a watch, and made me smile this morning.

(Clip by Alex Yde)
Unexpected intrusions of beauty. That is what life is. Herzog, Saul Bellow (via outcamethesun)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

i see ya baby

Naturally I love to exercise and workout, but like anyone there are those days that I just really, really don't want to.
Here's the deal with me though: I rely on exercise and physical activity to make me feel energized and snap me out of any funks I get into.
As I am simply not a person who can work out early in the mornings, I usually hit the gym
right after work to let the traffic die down and also let me decompress after the day.
For me the key is variety. 
Here's my weekly routine:
Monday: run 3 miles, 1 hour fight class
Tuesday: run 2 miles, 1 hour Rock Solid Adrenaline
Wednesday (my favorite): 1 hour Zumba, 40 minute spin class
Thursday: 3 miles walk/run, 1 hour Pilate's
Friday: weights of some kind but no gym
Saturday morning: 1 hour spin class
Sunday: OFF
I've been on that schedule for about 7 months now and have really reaped the benefits.
I am AMAZED at how much better I have been feeling these last few months.
Truly it has been a blessing and I am so thankful to have a healthy body
that lets me work out hard and lets me do what i love to do.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

we are going to Chicot state park in Louisiana to camp out
with my cousins, Kelley & Co., etc.
super excited!
(there's some kind of restriction on my profile and I can't respond to comments...sad day!)

Anywhere like heaven.


Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

oh pinch me please!!


wuthering heights

such a great flick

movie night with the boys!

my three cutie-pie dates and i went to see Puss in Boots Saturday night
some pre-historic fun was had as well.
i love my boys!