27 August 2012

hello monday: threw away all her excuses

hello monday.

hello to my new goal of going for a walk every morning.

hello to pushing myself to new heights.

hello to baby in the buff sitting in daddy's guitar case.

hello to cherishing every aspect of your neighborhood, because you don't know how much longer you will inhabit it.

hello to wanting, aching, to make your legs stronger.

hello to indulging in your inner adorable ham.

hello to sushi and mango white tea at the splash pad.

hello to hanging onto summer with every fiber in your being.

hello to loving bigger.
hello to loving better.
hello to loving with reckless abandon.

hello to jumping up and down like a wild monkey (as opposed to a tame, housebroken monkey, hahaha) when your girl does her business in the toilet.

hello to letting her run around the park barefoot.

hello to roasting marshmallows in glamma and poppa's backyard.
hello to soft rain falling peacefully.
hello to double rainbows.

hello to purple fairy wings, a glow in the dark "crown", and potato bugs in a pink bowl.

hello to my new technique of dealing with tempter tantrums:
dancing to "walk it out" until she has no choice but to laugh at me and join my antics.

hello to waffle love, two saturdays in a row.
(a sinfully delicious gourmet waffle truck that drives around provo to make your tummy happy!)

hello to bright blue skirts and sunshine yellow flowers.

hello to adding fairy dust to multigrain blueberry pancakes in the form of sprinkles.

hello to the queen of the woods.

hello to the top of the world, with poppa.

hello to throwing away all of my excuses, to saying yes. to life, to people, to experiences, to love, even to difficult situations. i truly have control over how my life will be, and that is terrifyingly beautiful! start saying yes to life and amazing things will happen. throw away your excuses. this is your one wild and precious story. 

(post inspired by lisa leonard's series. linking up with her as well!)

what are you saying hello to this week? 


  1. Your list inspired me to find some joyful abandon in my life this week in addition to my goals. Thank you!

    :::visiting from Lisa's Hello Monday:::

  2. Hey!!! Visiting from Lisa Leonard's link-up!
    I LOVE your blog!!! :) New follower!

  3. Glad to see you back! I missed your writing! Hope all is well

  4. sweet girl in the guitar case. adorable.

    love your pix. your heart.

    no more excuses... someone i know needs to toss out her excuses to (the daily walking one for example)..ME!

  5. Hi
    My name is Jenna. You and your daughter are a brave courageous fighter, You are a special miracle from god, a gift from above, earthly angel, a smilen hero. You are full of happiness, life, smiles, joy, fun,love, and spunk.

    I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and have 14 other medical conditions, and developmental delays.

    I wrote this poem
    Each of us are Special
    Each of us different,
    No one is the same
    Each of are us are unique in our own way,
    Those of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
    Those who of us who have challenges, we smile through our day.
    It doesn't matter what others say
    we are special anyway.
    What is forty feet and sings? the school chior

  6. I love this post and I love the idea of starting mondays like this!! Also that first photo is adorable!

  7. I love the pics!

    Xo Jill


  8. talk about inspiring! i love this!

  9. This was incredibly inspiring! Amazing! And breathtaking photography. Love the one of him throwing her up in the air *sigh* so cute

  10. What an awesome list (and she looks so cute in those little fairy wings).

  11. Love the last statement. I definitely need to take that advice!
    xo dana

  12. Hello to yoga. Hello to sweatshirts (fall is here). Loved the whimsical yet series aspect of this post. Stopping by from Thee Networking Blog Hop.

  13. Hey lady! I love your list and that little one is a doll! I'm a new follower from Thee Networking Blog Hop, and I'd love a follow back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com when you get the chance!

  14. Lovely post. That first photo is like a magazine one.