Sunday, July 20, 2008

Do You Rememer

Mom and Dad...
do you remember30 years ago when you fell in love and decided to get married..
when you bought your first home and decided to settle down in Heber...
Mom and Dad do you remember taking us to hike in the Uintahs as a family or all of us laying in your bed.
teaching us to tie our shoes. read a book, and brush our teeth...
And do you remember ALWAYS giving us the BEST Christmas ever.

MOM- Do you remember....
Back to School Shopping from ten in the morning til the stores closed at night? We had so much fun..
or when we'd ride your bike every morning, me on back.. it was a bit wobbly in the begining but I loved it.
or when I'd come to aerobics with you and dance with you.
Mom, do you remember when we would make swedish pancakes together while your friend did her laundry in at our house?
or when you would roll my long hair in pink curlers each Saturday night.
When you would make me a bed on the couch when I was sick
you would stock the piano bench with everything I needed to get better.
Mom do you remember when you layed in your bed with me as I cried of a broken heart?
Laughing with me til tears came at your constant ability to say things backwards.
Baking cookies on Sundays, picking sweetpeas and putting them in vases
Filling the christmas tree with ornaments and decorating the living room..

I do mom... I remember.

DAD- Do you remember...
You carried a heavy mattress up a huge hill when we were camping so you didn't have to sleep on the ground.. I was imressed at your strength.
Do you remember teching me to cast a fishing pole on deer creek bridge
or how to weave a worm on a hook?
Dad, do you remember hiking the Narrows, it was hard... but you believed in me, so I did it.
or the time that you cried after givign me a blessing when I had surgurey on my foot.. I felt your tear on my arm
but I didn't tell.
When you whipped me with a weed eater (on accident of course)
then hugged me on the stairs.
When we would have cereal together after you would come home from work late
or when you would wake me up for school by tickling my feet...
Do you remember your excitment after my marathon.
The look on your face motivated me to finish
You had tears then too.

Mom and Dad- Do you remember?
Cuz I remember.

These are only a few memories that I have of you both.... The list of good memories flooded my mind. My heart could not be more full when I think of you both. I am so happy, so lucky, and so grateful to be part of you.
Who you are, and parts of you that you shared with me has made me who I am..

I am happy.

You are amazing parents, individuals, and the key people in my life... I strive to be like you everyday.

Thank You, for starting all this.

Happy 30th Anniversary.

I love you...

More of China

My Legs were so sore after climbing the stairs to Huashan... So worth it.

YOGA... The chinese were taking pictures of us... they thought we were crazy!

Tiger's Leaping Gorge! 3 day hike.. Beautiful. We stayed with the locals at their Guest Houses.

Kunming Temple

Huashan, climbing and climbing and climbing... I swore I would never do the stair stepper at the Gym again...

This little boy was peddling for money at 12:00 at night.. I was really sad.

The Great Wall

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Good Week

It was a good week.. I love where I live. I love how close I am to the mountains... They are my playground.. We really are lucky.. It is funny because I used to say that there was no way that I would live my life in Utah.. I can't imagine being anywhere else.

Aunt Vicki and Phillip stayed with me for the evening, and we had a lot of fun. I took them into the mountains to climb and we went for a nice road ride. Philip was an amazing rider... He kicked my but on the hills, and I do not consider myself a beginner, I guess he is a pro..

It was nice to have family come to my house.. That doesn't happen often. It was really fun to share my passions and hobbies with them..

Love you guys.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Why do I ????

Ouch!!! I am sore.
China was not the best hing for my practice.
I tried Tai Chi- and stretced when I felt like it.
But I didn't do yoga much on my trip.
Back into the routine... I like it, being sore.
I like to breathe
to be
to teach
and to move.

So, that's why I do.

I was asked why I do yoga, and I had to take a moment to think about it.. I know that I do it because I like it.
That isn't just it.

I smile whenever I do it.. When I teach it, it fullfills me.
Yoga- it means to bring together, a union. It is a task at hand
but any task you wish for

Bringing me to find connection with my body and my mind.

but it doesn't always have to be the same
Tough- sweaty
Meditative- calming

I find that when I do yoga, I experience something.
Something that I want to hold onto always.
Like mastering my own mind. Leaving the past, the future and just being.

That is hard for me. It is hard for me everytime I do yoga.
Everytime I leave a class, or my personal practice.

But it is a glorious thing to strive for.

I think that I am more pleasant to be around when I do yoga
I am easier to laugh
Not so.... defiant

I am happy...

Happy to do Yoga!