Thursday, May 27, 2010


Some things that I've learned that I love about ice skating rinks:

I love the way the ice looks just after it has been smoothed over by the zamboni, especially when it's still wet and the lights reflect off the water.

I love the sound the blades on skates make when they hit the ice.

I love the spray of ice that rooster tails from the blades when there's a sudden stop or quick movement on the ice.

I love the way flecks of ice stick to costumes or uniforms after a quick slide or tumble across the ice.

I love the amazing talent and skill it takes to skate from one end of the rink to the other. Not to mention how awesome it is to see some people flip and spin and send pucks flying across the ice and make it look so simple and graceful.

I LOVE winning tickets!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Festival of Colors

Now that school is coming to an end, I have a little more time to post some of these pictures that I've had stored in my camera for a little while. These are some of my favorites from The Festival of Colors.

In Spanish Fork there is a huge temple known as The Lotus Temple. Every year the Krishnas celebrate spring with the Holi Festival. There's lots of music, lots of food, and most of all LOTS of color! At certain times during the festival a big crowd gathers and everyone who has colored powder throws it into the air to celebrate all the brightness and alive things of spring.

They also have a huge bonfire where they burn the likeness of the demon Holika. It's a really interesting story with a hero and everything that can be read at

To say the least, it was a fun experience. It was messy, loud, and there were tons of friendly people. I kind of imagine Woodstock being similar, but maybe not. Eli and I took Miranda and her friend. It's fun to be able to participate in and learn about other peoples cultures. If you ever get the chance to go, you should go at least once.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

"It's been hardly a moment; you are already missed"

Eli is gone. He went to Colorado on his Annual Brothers Trip. He'll be gone until Sunday. I am excited for him to be with them so they can do all of their manly, brotherly bonding stuff, but I want him back. I'm not going to lie. I'm selfish. He's been gone for less than 24 hours and I'm already going through withdrawls. I had a terrible time sleeping last night. I had to take Melatonin to knock myself out.

I usually wake up in the morning, hating the alarm clock and slightly miffed because Eli's clock is set to go off a whole 45 minutes after mine. This morning I woke up saddened because I had zero cuddle time AND I had to go let the dogs out before I got in the shower. Eli usually does that while I'm shampooing. Thanks for that E.

Because of the dogs, I was running a little behind which led me to think about breakfast while I was blow drying my hair. I had no idea what I was going to do. E usually makes us our fresh fruit smoothies AND makes my lunch for the day. Well, I didn't get my smoothie (I just took a whole box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with me in the car), but I did get my homemade lunch because my AMAZING husband made me lunch yesterday for today and tomorrow. Who does that?

And to top off that he left me a gift. I get a massage! Woo-hoo! Especially right now with the end of the year coming up so quick, my stress level is off the charts. He felt that I should do something nice for myself because I was so nice to let him go. Too sweet!

So, in case you couldn't tell, my husband spoils me. He does so much for me and does it without asking for anything in return. I'm feeling like I have the "me-me-me" syndrome, but I can't help it when my best friend makes me feel like the center of the universe. I want him back. But he needs sometime off too. I hope he has fun! 3 1/2 days left...