Monday, March 29, 2010

Friends for Life :)

Well, my wonderful, challenging, and rewarding yoga certification is over! It was so much fun and I've made some life-long friends in the process! It was great to have such a small class and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

From L to R: Camille, Nadine, Stacey, Erica, Marcus, and Me! :)

This next picture has our two main instructors in it... Amy is the one on the left in the white tank, and Monica is in the green tank near the right. We are all doing our favorite poses :)So... if you ever want to do yoga, I'll bring along my spare mat and we'll have some fun! :) Plus, I need a bit more practice before I start to charge... so come get me while I'm free!!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Still Alive!

So I promise we're still alive! I've just gotten so busy with LIFE. Full time job, part time job, new calling, Trevor's health situation, and then I started my yoga certification! It's been hectic, but tomorrow is my last day of certification, so I'm sure things will slow down somewhat for a little while!

Sooo let's back up about a month! February was a much better month than January! One of the main highlights was Valentine's weekend when Melanie came down to visit from Idaho. We skiied, we shopped, we watched movies, we played! It was really quite fun, in a nutshell and I'm glad to have a friend like her! Here we are up at Brighton in our ski gear:And of course, since I had a friend in town on Valentine's Day, Trevor and I celebrated the holiday of love - our FOURTH one, in fact! - a week later. This year we broke the tradition of going to Park City to eat dinner *sniffle*. BUT! We went to a really quaint, nice Spanish restaurant in south Salt Lake. It was recommended to us by Dave and Heidi. I had their famous steak smothered in a bleu cheese sauce. Talk about an explosion of flavor! Wow, it was good.

Just for fun, here are a couple of pictures of Trevor and I on our way out the door to dinner. We attempted to take a good one, and never quite reached a *BINGO* picture, but hey, they are entertaining, no? Oh wait - I just realized that the second one would be cute IF Trevor weren't making that face. I guess that's what happens when I say "smile big!".

Well we sure are goofy. That about sums up our relationship as of late, but I love it. I'm fairly certain I've rubbed a lot of my nerdiness off on Trevor since we've been married, and it's fun to have a fellow nerd around the house!

In other news:
  • Trevor finally had his colonoscopy to find out what the problem is in his intestines. Afterward, we had to wait for the doctor to come in the room to tell us what he found. As he was walking through the door, literally before he could even find a good place to stand in the room, he had informed us that Trevor most likely has Ulcerative Colitis (UC), which is an auto-immune intestinal disease. Much to my excitement, we were also given pictures of the inside of my husband's colon. Why this would ever fascinate me so much, I have no idea, but I really enjoyed getting to know my husband on a more "internal" level. Pun intended. :) So, anyway, I'll give more updates on this later. So far, since the beginning of the year, he hasn't had any flare-ups, and we hope to get him on some medication to prevent future episodes. Right now his symptoms are fairly mild, comparatively, and we hope to keep it that way! Thanks for all the prayers through this process!

  • Hmm... any other news? Nope. Just finishing up my yoga training certification! I've learned so much and I really do love it. Be warned - if you ever start up a conversation about yoga with me, you may be in for more than you bargained for. I could talk about it for hours, and poor Trevor has been such a trooper to listen to me blab on :)
Sooo anyway, hope this is a good enough update for now. And I'd like to leave you with a bit of inspiration for the day. My brother quoted this quote in his last letter home, and it really has stuck with me. It gives me hope for the world and all the good that is here!

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." - Mahatma Gandhi