Play is when we break from normal efforts and engage in activity that has no explicit purpose toward our obsession with accomplishment. Exhaustion is not a badge of honor. It is a sign that we do not have balance in our lives.
I was mad as hell for a short while. How dare someone do this on any day. How dare them do this on the day my girls were graduating.
Even in the face of the ongoing Covid pandemic, or maybe in response to the pandemic, 2021 for me has turned out to be a gem. Since it was packed year, I have lots to reflect upon.
One of things that she does super well is cook. One of the best things she makes is a heavenly chocolate chip coffee cake. I have had it since childhood. I cannot remember a time in my life when I did not know about it and I don't want to think of my life without it!
Summer Fun is the best fun. This post covers a backyard music fest, tubing the Provo River and multiple hikes.
When we recognize someone is suffering, it's easy to accept them and have compassion.
However, twice in the past week I have felt impressed to take the 4 mile drive to Utah Lake. I was not disappointed either time. The first visit, I came across ice fisherman and on today's visit, I found the broken ice sheets at sunset.
Some of my best photos of 2020.
They kept asking and asking about going to the beach. I kept telling them that this was not the time to go.
I can't believe this was 5 years ago this summer. I took my children on a vacation through Florida and this happened at a hotel pool. I knew this type of thing happens, I just didn't know it could happen in Florida of all places.