Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Friday Favorites #6 Adendum

Here are the photos to go with my last post. Mom and Dad kyaking
Claire, waiting to become besties with the dolphins

Dad, talking to the animals

Waimea Falls

Claire and Dad mid water fight

Hiking to Waimea Falls

Claire, the photo diva :)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Favorites #6

Family Vacation

...and I am not joking!

My family may vacation a lot but it is not often, or at least it hasn't been lately, that we go on our own. The whole dynamic of a trip changes when it is just your family. It seems as though personalities and family dynamics are dramatically enhanced on a family vacation, which makes every event 100 times more memorable. In my family Claire is the entertainer-shopaholic-photo-fiend, My dad is the golfaholic-jokester, my mom is the enthusiast, and I....I....well I don't really know what I am. You'll have to ask my family.

My favorite moments from our recent family vay-cay are:
1. Golfing with my dad - We were at the driving range and I hit a really good 100-120 yd drive. After I hit my ball my dad said, "Now Sara, watch this." Thinking he is going to instruct me on my swing I watch him hit his ball about 250-300 yards. He then turned to me and said, "I hit it WAY farther than you!"
2. As we were driving to go swimming with the dolphins Claire turned to my mom and asked, "Do you think they'll want to be my best friend?"
3. Every time we walked past the stingray pool Claire would say, "Look, they're waving to me!"
4. Getting stuck in horrendous traffic driving through the mountains in the rain.
5. "Hiking" to Waimea Falls
6. My dad trying to talk to the peacocks

Thursday, May 7, 2009

So Much More

Sometimes I think I am doing pretty well for myself, that I am a fairly creative and accomplished person...and then I see something like this......

....and I realize I could be so much more.
(if you want to see more go here.)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy!

Isn't this cool?!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday Favorites #5

Sorry for the absence (not that anyone reads my blog anymore anyway!) Life got busy and then I went on a little vay-cay, but I will try to make it up to you!

Today's Friday Favorite - is random reunions.

Have you ever had people in your life that you absolutely love but for whatever reason you lost contact with them? For me, this happens more often than I would like to admit. But nothing beats the joy of randomly reuniting with long lost friends. Luckily for me this has been happening surprisingly often lately.

No, these reunions were not done the easy way through facebook or blogging (well - okay there is one exception to that). They were truly random reunions.

Example #1
A few days ago I went to my voice lesson, as I do each week, and was greeted by my voice teacher telling me there was someone he would like me to meet. As he let me in the girl who was waiting in the room behind him slowly turned around and I immediately realized I knew her from long ago. Allison Appleby. About five years ago she and I did a crazy play together called "This Must Be the Place"
This was an incredibly fortuitous reunion for me. Because Mahlon (my voice teacher) made her wait to meet me that day Allison and I are now doing an in-concert version of Sweeny Todd together in about 3 weeks!

Example #2
Years ago there were three sister missionaries serving in my parents ward (yes, you read that correctly -three). These were the best sister missionaries ever. I became very fond of these sister missionaries, particularly Sis. Peterson and Sis. Gefeke. I would dare say we were good friends except they were on a mission and I was not. When I returned to BYU that year I lost track of all three of the sisters. Just this week, completely out of the blue, I found out that Sis. Peterson was not that lost at all but the sister of a friend I have known (or known of) for years.