Saturday, May 26, 2012

Donavon on Catalina




Might be going to this show..Ha ha, not going to this show after all.  I'm in a wedding on the same day.  Too funny.  I'll have to catch Donavon another day.  Maybe one day we'll jam together-ha

My girlfriend went to this show on Catalina a couple years ago and the pictures she brought back were amazing.  Donavon Frankenreiter playing over the water and on the sand...He puts on an amazing show anyways.  I've been hoping he would play there again so I could go.

images from his website: http://www.donavonf.com/default.html

Sunday, May 20, 2012

rewarding

Been daydreaming of enrolling in a yoga teacher program here.. So pricey though..and time consuming.  Both of which I have little of, working part time and being a mom.  I've been at my job so long and am a little burnt out on it.  Although, I do still enjoy it and I feel like it's all just the state of mind you have.  I just feel like you only live once and I want to do something that is more rewarding.  Something I would be doing even if I was't getting paid.  Something I feel more connected to.  I've been working out and exercising a lot lately.  It feels so good and I feel I'm at my best when I do that.  My other thought was to go to nursing school.  I would double my income and the days are flexible like my job...but, would I be in the same position as I am now after spending two years in school to get there?  Doing something I don't feel connected to or rewarding only for financial freedom...So, these are my thoughts. 

Getting super excited for Summer.  We have a trip planned to Sacramento the last week of June.  Hopefully, we won't back out like we did with the last trip planned there.  I want to take the kids to Apple Hill, Fairy Tail Town, kayaking on the American River (starting out at Negro Bar), and somewhere with some large redwoods, but I haven't figured exactly where...possibly San Francisco too if we have time.  

I also just booked a trip for Robby and I to go to Catalina..alone! Yes!  Just two days and one night, but I still can't wait.  We're taking the commuter boat to the island.  We booked one tour that takes you to different beaches, then back to the harbor in the evening to see the flying fish action at night.  I'm debating on buying a ziplining tour only because it's expensive and I'm super cheap...But, it is our only vacation..we'll see.  Of course, we'll hike around and snorkel and explore too. We are home bodies.  Mostly because we live in a vacation spot and never want to leave.  Leaving the beach and friends can be painful.  So, actually going somewhere to explore is so exciting and rare.  We also never leave because we don't have anyone to watch our sweet babies for an extended period of time.  We have to do it during the one time per year that my parents come to visit.  Cross your fingers I don't have to hear my mom tell me how hard it was to watch our children when we get back...ha ha.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day





Happy Mother's Day...






On Children
 Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.