Sunday, June 29, 2008

Bryce Trip

Pictures from our trip down to Bryce! Enjoy! make sure you turn your song on, the song for the pictures is great!

Friday, June 20, 2008

yoga kicked my butt

our stake has a yoga class every Wednesday morning form 9:30-11am. I had Matt make sure he closed on that day so i could go. I used to do yoga all the time! I could go through all sorts of sequences. Although I had no flexibility.

In my Eastern World Lit class, I wrote my final paper on yoga in the eastern world, and the ancient Sanskrit language. I barely passed the class, but not because of my paper. That teacher was HARD. All his classes were extremely difficult. it probably didn't help either that i wrote the time for the final down wrong and missed most of it.

In my last semester I took a yoga class and a rock climbing class. They were both wonderful. It was one of the best semesters of college ever! Except for the spanish class. Never did care much for it.

I also took a few classes of prenatal yoga when I was pregnant with Katryn. I've been anxious to get back into it again, so I was excited to finally be able to go. Wait, I mean I finally forced myself to get dressed and actually go.

It kicked my butt.

Seriously.

I knew was wasn't in very good shape. I haven't done much since Katryn was born. I go walking every once in a while and run around with my nieces and nephews (and indy). Since this class has been going on for at least a year, there was no easing into it. we jumped right in! We did Side Crow pose, and some other balance pose that was forward (someone fell forward trying to balance and hit their head) and other difficult poses for someone who hasn't done yoga in a l-o-n-g time.

I needed it though. I can't do yoga on my own. I just don't push myself like a class pushes me. And I get too distracted. I need a yoga class that really calms me down and centers everything for me. i don't like distractions, I don't like other people besides the instructor talking, and I like the instructor to be soft-spoken and mellow.

I didn't really get too much from this class. the teacher was a bit hyper so I couldn't focus very much. But it's free. yoga classes are expensive! Someday when we're rich from all the cool video games Matt's going to design, I'd love to become a yoga teacher. All the classes and the time though isn't something I'm able to afford though.

When I came home, I could barely walk down the stairs. my legs were all rubbery, and I couldn't support myself. My triceps were really sore too from tricep pushups and the chaturanga pose. It was hard having to hold Katryn all day.

I'm still sore today. and I'll probably still be sore tomorrow. Next week I won't be here to go (I'm kinda glad!) but hopefully the week after won't be as bad.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Teddy Bear picnic

I've been trying to to get story time at the local library for a few weeks now. But Katryn usually is still asleep, so by the time she's fed and ready to go, it's too late.

Not yesterday though! We left about 10 minutes to 10am, when it starts. That gave us enough time to be detoured by all the construction near our house and be on time.

Turns out that story time was 'canceled' for the day, in place of the Teddy Bear picnic! I wasn't too disappointed. I have such fond memories of the Teddy Bear picnic when I was growing up, I was actually kind of excited. But it didn't start until 10:30, so we had some time to wander the library.

Katryn wasn't too interested in anything but eating her dress. I thought she might like the stain glass windows there, but she was a bit distracted by the other kids walking around. She's such a people watcher! if there's anyone near by, she'll completely ignore me and just stare at them.

We lasted about 15 minutes into the Teddy Bear Picnic (enough for an intro, and 2 songs, and into the first story) before she got the hiccups and got mad so we left. She fell asleep on the car ride over to see my sister and stayed asleep for half an hour after! that was impressive.

Although she didn't seem too interested in the Teddy Bear Picnic, I'm sure by the time next year rolls around, she'll be a bit more excited. Until then, we're going to try to get to at least one story time a week.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Rainy day

We woke up this morning to a whole lot of rain. I guess it rained all night. Either way, the lack of sun helped Katryn sleep until 8am! that was rather nice I thought.

It was also good that it rained since I haven't watered my plants in a few days. . .my tomato plants are thriving though! They've already surpassed the stakes I stuck in with them. I'll have to get some cages now. My cucumber plant is dead. . .or on the verge of dying.

It's been a busy week for us. My sister was moving, and had to pack up her whole house and put it a storage unit. We went over a few times to take loads of things they need for the next few months and take it to my parents house. Since my parents are gone for the summer, Glenn and his wife Natalie have moved in there, and my sister, her husband, and there four kids have moved in as well! It's a house full! but it's not anymore than when I was going up. Six kids in that house is not too bad.

Needless to say, I'll be spending a lot of time over there this summer!