Monday, December 22, 2014

Ski movie highlights Utah, female athletes, local resort

My latest Article is up on KSL today!
Ski movie highlights Utah, female athletes, local resort
I have to say this has been a pure joy from beginning to end. I went with my whole family to Park City to see it. It was a SOLD-OUT show! I didn't take notes, I just soaked it all in. As soon as I got home from my Park City getaway I did a bit more research and scribbled this out. KSL took it on, but it sat in editing for awhile. I rearranged it and sent it again to editing. I talked with the editor and told her I thought it was a piece with a lot of potential. I am thankful she saw it too.

I love that in a very small way I am creeping toward my goals.
To those of you who take the time to read my stuff, I thank you.

Gift Guide: For the Cycling Girl

Another gift Guide on Geargenius! Tis the season!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Runner Girl's Gift Guide

More stuff for I'm having way too much fun over there. Check out these gift ideas! How is Christmas only nine days away? Each year it comes faster and faster!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Skier Girl's Gift Guide

I've been doing some work for a site called geargenius. I test out products and write reviews. I also write articles, stories and occasionally I join in on their podcasts. It's been so much fun. Today, in light of the holidays I have a gift guide up and running. I hope you'll check it out, and be a frequent visitor of the site.
Happy Holidays!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Book Review: Me Before You

I read this book over the summer. (Still catching up on these reviews.) It was truly a read I couldn't put down. It took two Bear lake days. It was easy to follow along even with a bit of chaos and conversation going on. Okay now I'm making myself sound like an introvert when in reality I'm not. Reading is just part of being by the lake to me.

Every good story has a reasonable yet exceptional moral dilemma and that's what this book did best.

You really had to put yourself in both of the character's shoes and ask yourself, "What would I do?" I can see this book creating an interesting book club discussion.

I found the ending to be predictable, but I liked it. And though I knew how it was going to end it was the question of the ending that had me racing to the finish. Will it end differently than I think?

I found the premise to be unique. I haven't read a book with this kind of setting before so that was a nice change. The subject matter is sensitive and a bit depressing yet still accessible.

Totally worth the read. five out of five stars. Still deciding which Jojo Moyes novel I'm going to pick up next.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Cheers to the Ripe Age of Four

I've heard a lot of moms talk about the sadness they feel as there kids grow up. They'll often say, "I wish I could freeze time." I've had a difficult time understanding this phrase. I have loved and celebrated my children's milestones. I also feel a bit relieved as they take more and more steps toward independence.

 But....I sort of get it now. I am simply loving the age of four. It's like a little golden nugget of time. Milly sleeps, get's up to the table on her own and she's potty trained. She can get in and out of the car on her own. She can buckle her seatbelt. She walks in the grocery store much like a humans do, well okay, she skips, but you know what I mean. She goes to preschool for a couple of hours a day, but isn't gone all day.

The best part is she still needs me. And I dare say she actually likes me. She will let me hold her and when she's feeling particularly needy she asks for me to snuggle her on the couch. She really does!
She always requests I color with her. She likes us to read her stories in her room and be sure to tickle her back before she falls asleep.

Milly is sweet and smart and though she does't know it she's funny. My conversations with her are incredible because she's figured out some things but not all things. It's like talking to an unscathed naive adult.

When I'm not looking she's an incredibly thoughtful sister. She was meant to be a big sister. Each time she gets in the car before she buckles herself in she hands Mack his binki and his blanket.

Today the two of them were in the tub together. She noticed Mack had a little cut on his wrist. She washed it off with a washcloth then covered it up and told me, "Don't put soap over his owie okay Mom. We don't want to hurt him."

I mean this kid is sweet. So I get this whole desire to freeze time. I'd be okay to freeze four for just a little longer.

Milly you continually amaze me.

Stay sweet my darling daughter.