Sunday, February 27, 2011

I Need Your Opinion

So I'm working on our wedding album and I have to submit it tomorrow.
I need a final opinion because I can't decide.
I had the idea to add some swirly line things to kind of spruce up the pages a bit.
I threw in a rough idea of what I'm thinking. It's pretty rough so ignore the rough edges and stuff. This just gives a general idea of what it would look like.
What do you think?
Should I keep the pages simple with no swirlies, or go for a little more bling with the swirlies?

Update: I decided to go with the simple, clean, no-swirly pages. I was leaning that way but I appreciate everyone's input! Our album is on it's way!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Our Borrowed Pet

Our neighbor's kitty likes to come over and meow at our back door.
I couldn't help but give it some milk to drink.
Now it comes over everyday right when I get home from work.
It's like he's waiting for me. I think it's cute.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

I'm Committed

Well, after my last post and all the positive feedback I got from everyone I guess I'm committed. Thank you everyone for your supportive comments and confidence in me. I'm accountable to you now. I'm going to do this!

I'm super stoked cuz I just found out that my cousin Megan is going to be running in the same marathon that I picked to run, the Top of Utah. How awesome is that! My aunt Jen also told me if I picked a marathon then she'd fly up from Texas to come run it with me. So now this is turning into a whole family event. I'm loving the support already. Anyone else on board?!

In other news, I recently discovered the show Cake Boss and love it. If you haven't seen it, do. That guy makes the most creative cakes I could never even dream of. Legendary.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

a little goal

One of the goals (that's a nicer word than resolution) I made for myself this year is...oh, can I even say it... I hesitate to say it because I don't know if it's something I even can accomplish but...I want to run a marathon this year.

I don't know what has possessed me to want to do this. I've never been a runner and I don't think I will ever love the sport. I don't like any form of exercise that's not completely disguised by something fun, like racquetball or snowboarding. So why would I ever like running? There's no way to hide running. It's pure, nothing-but-the-real-deal exercising.

But I think it would be really cool to put a marathon on my list of accomplishments. To say I have successfully run 26.2 miles is huge! I've always admired avid runners and I think it'd be admirable to count myself among them. I can't even imagine my body running for that long, but I know plenty of people who have done it so I guess that means if I want to put my mind to it I can do it too.

I have no idea how long it takes to train for such an endeavor or if I'm crazy to think I can just do it within a year. I started small, very small with just running a few minutes at a time and I'm working up to longer jaunts. I'm following this training program and I'm 5 weeks into it. Every time the distance increases I think "there's no way I'll be able to do that", but I somehow push through it each time and do it. It's a good feeling to finish a run!

So, if anyone has encouragement or advice, I'll take it. And when it comes time to run this little marathon how about everyone comes to cheer me on! Deal?