Tuesday, January 29, 2008

yoga love.

So, this weekend was my first ashtanga yoga teacher training workshop. Man, did i sweat!
I cannot even describe how amazing it was. There is so much to learn, going back thousands of years, and the energy in my group was so, so warm. I have been living without a care in the world of the detailed and magnificent work going on inside my body. Its time to make some changes, and i am so excited, and so ready. Lets go!
Yesterday was spent recuperating with my love and the babe. First, we walked the mountain, and then had some homemade soup and cookies and some much needed rest on the couch. A wonderful day, indeed!

Oh! I'm including a recipe for an amazing salad from this cookbook, Enlightened Eating, by Caroline Marie Dupont.
It's so delicious and super healthy!

Cabbage Delight
2 tbs apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tbs olive oil
1 1/2 tbs hemp or flax oil
1 tbs honey
2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground fennel
2 c green cabbage, chopped medium fine
3/4 c red cabbage, chopped medium fine
1/4 c sweet onion, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely sliced
1 carrot, quartered lengthwise and sliced
1/2 c fresh parsley
1 apple, cored and diced small
1/2 c  raisins or currants
1/2 c pecans or walnuts, chopped
-or 3 tbs pumpkin seeds
1/2 c cheese, diced small
Combine dressing ingredients in the bottom of a large salad bowl, add veg and toss to combine. Keeps well in fridge for a few days.
Enjoy, friends!
Hope you all have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Last night, Pete and I were lying on the couch, long after the babe was sleeping. We began talking about how quickly Henry is growing up. It got me thinking about life and how fleeting and brief it seems to be. It just feels so incredibly fast. Wake up, tidy up, play, cook, clean, drive, and on and on and on.
But then, there are those little moments. Those tiny, yet significant moments that are so easy to miss and that in reality, amount to only minutes worth of time. But the impact of those little moments make them so much bigger. A smile, a giggle, a snowfall, a cup of tea, a hug. So here's to enjoying them, one special moment at a time...

Saturday, January 19, 2008

so there is this guy...

..and everyday i find more reasons to love him. when i think i couldnt possibly love him any more, he proves me wrong, and does something so magnificent. so thoughtful.

pete listens. he makes me laugh all day long. he gets me, and never judges me, and makes me feel beautiful and whole and worthwhile.
he is polite, considerate, and exceedingly intelligent.
the most amazing father.
and a total babe.
i love you so much, sugar.
to the moon and back a million times infinity...


well, my little love is sitting up. how has 6 months flown by so quickly? every morning, he and i practice sitting up, and every day, i cannot believe the progress that he makes. he's a special one, for sure. he just absorbs everything in front of him. mimics his daddy, speaks in his singsong way. and the hugs... the bury his face in my neck, squeals of delight, pull me in tight, kind of hugs. be still, my heart.

Friday, January 18, 2008

brand new.

January 18, 2008

every new year i consciously construct resolutions in my mind with the absolute best intentions of keeping them. usually, i do pretty well in the beginning. but like most, my determination, along with my goals, begin to decline and dissolve.
this year, i want to document our lives. stay in touch with loved ones.
and slow down.
this blog is my steadfast attempt.