my day

i challenged myself to not blog until sunday and gave in- i'm addicted.

9.30...hit the gym
10.30...hit the math book, probably literally more than figuratively.
12...cram some final partyin' in with friends at Hahvahd Yahd.
4...go babysit kale and grant and try to hit the math book again while i'm there
8...more math hitting when i get back.
9.30...see devin and eat a big dinner to store in me for the sunday of fasting
10...plan another sunday o' fun.
11...god natt some of my swedish vocab for you: good night


the big bad charles river

the charles river divides boston and cambridge. when you take the subway into town you go over the bridge and see all these boats on the charles. I had a friend tell me you could kayak the charles river. ever since i've been dying to go. this morning we went with the lloyds!

good morning!

eve has such a killer swimsuit-thanks to urban. i want one!

there were water lilies! naturally, we burst into song singing "consider the lilies of the field." we chased some geese and were fascinated as they water skied, got an arm workout, and had a blast. it was a perfect start of the day!


slim jim

after that deep thought-i'm going more on the shallow end. clothing

I love the skinny jean, yet i cant bring myself to dive into them-they are too skinny and too scary for these thunder thighs. I was talking to a friend today who sported some fab skinnys and told her how i wish i could. Anthro must've read my thoughts cause there was an email in my inbox waiting for me when I got home(if your into anthro get the anthro card for fun emails) the denim dilemma. boot cut vs trouser vs slim...take a look here and tell me what you think.

may we so live

we had an encounter with death today. the morning was spent laughing and playing games on a beautiful summer day at an apx office bbq party, and interrupted as some friends received a phone call notifying them about a loved one lost to a car accident. we all became a little more aware and grateful. after my mom read this post, she let me know that my great uncle also passed on last night in his sleep. my thoughts have been reverting back to this subject in the past month because of various lessons, experiences, thoughts, and articles. the LDS church believes in the Resurrection of body and spirit after death. our president and prophet, Thomas S. Monson, has given us the following counsel in the august 2008 ensign,

"Death eventually comes to all humankind. It comes the aged as they walk on faltering feet. Its summons is heard by those who have scarcely reached midway in life's journey, and often it hushes the laughter of little children. Death is one fact that no one can escape or deny.
How fragile life, how certain death. We do not know when we will be required to leave this mortal existence. And so I ask,"What are we going to do with today?" If we only live for tomorrow we will have a lot of empty yesterdays.
As the familiar hymn teaches,
There are chances for work all around just now
Opportunities right in your way
Do not let them pass by, saying, "Sometime I'll try"
But go and do something today"
May we resolve from this day forward to fill our hearts with love. May we go the extra mile to include in our lives any who are lonely or downhearted or who are suffering in any way. May we cheer up the sad and make someone feel glad. May we live so that when that final summons is heard, we may have no serious regrets, no unfinished business, but will be able to say with the Apostle Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

What comfort and love our Heavenly Parents have for us if we but live for today.


going green

in an effort to live a bit more simply and a bit more green devin and i are selling my 2001 Toyota Camry and turning into a one car family for the next 2 years. i've been wanting to do this for a while and devin just agreed to this morning!!! i know it is easier to live more like the savior-be more of the world and not in it-when life is more about what really matters. plus, i will no longer be sending my life's fortune to fund lavish spending by the gas monopolists in the middle east. i'm buying a bike! GO GREEN
ps know anyone interested in a car? send me a line. or if you know any sweet bike shops or deals-do the same. thanks.