Thursday, February 24, 2011

Spring Training Fever

Spring training is finally here!  James and I are stoked to go to our first game of 2011!  It also happens to be opening day at the brand new stadium for the D-backs.  We are also looking forward to a spring training weekend with my dad and step mom.  Stay tuned for pics from the game. 

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Do you get excited about your Birthday?

I do.  You can look at things in 2 ways- the glass 1/2 empty or 1/2 full.  Getting older doesn't bother me.  I like me and another year older = another year better! It's a time to celebrate your life.  Birthdays are special and I like to celebrate people I know and love.  Everyone likes to feel special on their birthday right?  So do whatever makes you happy on your special day.  Eat cake.  What's your favorite way to celebrate?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

You may have seen the commercial saying that, "Valentines Day is not about saying, "I love you", it's about saying, "I love us." It's so true. The idea of Valentines day is nice but I see at really as a Hallmark Holiday in order to boost the sales of cards, candy and flowers. Who doesn't love getting candy or flowers and being told how much they are loved. I joke and say, "Valentine's day is everyday". It's not a joke. So, make it a point to show your Valentine everyday how you feel about him or her.

Here's a pic of me and my valentine at the AZ state fair last fall. There was a free texas booth promoting tourism and we got a free pic!

PS- if you haven't seen the movie Valentines Day, I highly recommend it! It has a great soundtrack and became my fave after I saw it the first time!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sarah Mclachlan

Last night I went to the Sarah Mclachlan concert with a couple of amazing ladies. The music was amazing and brought back a lot of old feelings and memories. Sarah played with Butterfly Boucher and Melissa McClelland. I loved the concert and I loved that it motivated me to get my 4 Sarah albums uploaded to itunes so I could enjoy it on my iphone.
It also made me remember my mom's funeral service. My old roommate, Anne made the most beautiful DVD with pictures and music. (Anne is an amazing woman and literally the most generous and loving person I have met). One of the songs was Sarah's I will remember you. The video is about 3 minutes long with pictures spanning my mother's life. It's very touching and I still watch it from time to time. (James does NOT like me to watch it as he knows I miss her but I think it's therapeutic in a way). So that got me thinking about the sound track of my life and what songs I would want played at my funeral service.
I know I want the song "Spirit in the Sky" by Norman Greenbaum played because it's upbeat and the lyrics are just hilarious. Click here if you would like to listen/watch. I also love the song, 'Kind and Generous' by Natalie Merchant. Click here for a view. I know it may be morbid to think about things like what songs will be played at your own funeral or what the soundtrack of your life is but I love music and if I listen to a certain song, it can take me back to where I was at a certain time in my life. So, I will continue to love music and continue to make my 'playlist'. What's on your ipod?