Tuesday, April 23, 2013

the time I pet a tiger

 Taylor and I watched the Life of Pi over the weekend. I recognized Pi's fear in Richard Parker as the same fear I had when I entered that massive tiger's cage. My heart has never beat so fast. I was sure he was going to pounce at any moment. Thailand has all sorts of animal encounters and petting tigers was one we could not pass by.( ironically I even had a tiger shirt on)  We saw the adult, medium and baby tigers. Those poor sedated animals had no clue what was going on.  The workers came into the cages with us to make sure we didn't touch their faces. Taylor got really intimate with the tiger. They cuddled for a while- Taylor's choice of course.
 Pretty sure if the workers weren't watching my every move I would have swooped up that baby and carried him home. Just like the baby elephant from this post

Friday, April 19, 2013


I have seen this video being posted on facebook & on a few blogs I follow. I love this video & felt I needed to pass on the message.

As women we are hard on ourselves. I don't know about the rest of you but I am constantly thinking about what I wish I could change about my body or the mental list of clothes & shoes I have to buy in order to look good. With our lives being plastered all over the internet from every social media outlet, it is hard not to compare yourself to others & think about why you or your life doesn't look a certain way. We truly are our own worse critic.

When I think about my life from an eternal perspective. I realize how blessed I am & to not be so hard on myself. We are all daughters of God. He created us in his imagine. We are beautiful. However, sometimes it helps to hear the encouraging words from others to boost up my confidence & feel good in my own skin. This video did that for me & I hope it does the same for you.

Friday, April 12, 2013


Here are a few snap shots from our recent very short trip to Atlanta. We went down there for a trade show. ( to show off all the amazingly cool products Proof has to offer) It was just Taylor and I that went down. It was a first for me, meaning staying in the booth for the whole time! When traffic got slow I read a book & must have been really sucked in because I didn't even notice Young Jezzy & his entourage admiring Proof from inside my booth! The people in the booth across from me had to fill me in once he left. Sorry Young Jezzy, but I probably wouldn't have even recognized you if I wasn't reading.

We got to stay with Taylor's brother who lives there and play with their cute little girl the whole time. We saw the coke museum & drank wayyyy too many free sodas from the free style machine. Went to the aquarium which was amazing! They had a dolphin show and a beluga whale. High light of the trip. Had my first taste of Blue Bell ice cream & spent time with some friends who live there. All in all we just had a great time.

Friday, April 5, 2013

bike ride

                                                       (don't mind my morning bed head aka looking bald)

The Easter bunny came early & delivered our bikes. Apparently having a bike in Boise, especially in our neighborhood, says a lot about your character. It is the socially acceptable and "cool thing" to do.  Being new comers we had to jump on board. It also doesn't hurt that there are tons of bike trials and this pretty river to ride on. I imagine as summer gets closer the Green Belt, as the locals call it, is going to become greener and more visually appealing. I can't wait.

We tried out our new bikes Saturday morning. There was the perfect amount of sunshine  for a Spring morning and we got in just enough exercise to feel good about our selves for the day. Taylor was getting hot and sweaty in his button up flannel shirt (it is hard being hipster) & I took it as a sign to pack away the heavy winter clothes and welcome spring weather with short sleeves & shoes with no socks.