Someday I will have time to utilize this site...

all in a day's work...as an army dentist

The Captain sent me this pic yesterday...a root canal he did on a patient. That's some serious hardware in there! Glad it's your job and not mine, babe!

if WISHes grew on trees

Thanks to my mom, a few weeks ago I connected with WISH [Women's International Summit for Health]--40 days of *free*, hour-long recorded interviews (downloadable here, I think you may have to register for the event, but remember it's totally free) between Tera Warner, a raw-foodie, Canadian [among other things] and 40 professionals from across the health and wellness world. It's an impressive line-up to say the least, including Marianne Williamson (you'll know her best by her quote that is often mis-attributed to Nelson Mandella, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..."), Maya Angelou, and Mat Boggs (author of Cracking the Man Code).

I have no obligation to advertise for WISH, so you may be wondering why I am. As I've been listening to the interviews on my way to and from work, I have felt inspired and motivated to live better, eat greener, dream bigger, and love deeper. I have always been a believer that we are co-creators of our lives and that there is more than enough to go around...but sometimes even I need to be reminded.

With that said, like everything that isn't straight out of scripture, listening with the spirit of discernment is always recommended. I do not endorse everything that is said, however much of the information resonates with my soul and I wanted to share with anyone who is interested.

A couple of my favorites have been Brian Johnson [common threads through philosophy] and  Mike Adams [superfood nutrition], and I can't wait to keep on listening.


maybe it's my eyes. maybe it's because even though it's a small fraction i do have Irish blood in me veins. but i lOVE GREEN.

Our friends and across-the-street-neighbors, the Smith's, invited us to their annual Green Day Party last weekened...here are a few pics.  
We like to jig, what can I say?
they set up a photo booth. we couldn't resist.

I hope everyone has a HAPPY St. Patty's Day!

happy fonts

There are a lot of really cheesey fonts out there, but also some really great ones. For some reason, this font makes me so happy. It's totally borderline cheese, but I love it anyway.

long time coming

I love how the peacefulness of the Temple is captured in this shot. It reminds me of the promises we were making inside possibly at this exact moment.
Thank goodness for photos and video! I'm not sure I would have remembered very much from this day otherwise.  Many many many thanks are much deserved to family and friends who traveled and took time out of their busy schedules to spend a very cold January Saturday celebrating our marriage. In two hours it will be two months of newlywed bliss! The Captain and I remark frequently about how much easier and better marriage has been than we previously expected. Maybe we worked out all the kinks while we were engaged? Probably not, but it really has been an easy adjustment and I'll take it for as long as I can get it.

I am so glad that I let God guide me, even if obstinate at times, through this journey. His infinite wisdom, insight and foresight are proven to me again and again. So, without further ado, here are a few photos from our big day, thanks to Jenna Rammel, a good friend of my sister Emily, who was willing to play photographer for us. She did an excellent job!

Not sure if the face I am making is because of all the loving faces I'm looking at or the frigid temperature.
I love my bouquet (I finally got to study it from the photos). Annie and Courtney Grow did a fantastic job on the flowers
The Captain.
All of my sisters (and nieces minus Lola)


getting crafty at work

I wrote about this on my crafty blog, but thought it worth mentioning here as well. My work day yesterday consisted of me, a measuring tape, pencil (+eraser), sticky notes, a level and some super-handy picture hanging hooks that look like this
and a couple dozen framed images to hang. Everyone seems to love how the office looks like a corporate headquarters instead of some sublet space. I loved having a day where I looked at my computer for all of about five minutes. 

These guys line the wall behind my desk in the "marketing departement" aka: me in my what used to be a closet work space.