Monday, March 2, 2009

Birthday fun

So, today was my birthday. It was a great day. Full of good fun. We had Cafe Rio for lunch at work. Ummm, my current favorite. I get two pork enchiladas a la carte. So yummy! Then, later we had Key Lime Bars for treats. Tiffany made them and they were delicious. I ate two, and then regretted that. I should have just stuck with one. Saved the other one for later.

Tonight, I went out to dinner with three of my sisters, two husbands, and 8 kids. Crazy, huh? Well, we went to The Mayan, which helped with the craziness because that place is huge, and the kids had a great time exploring the whole thing. They have divers that do cool dives off rocks into a little pool. The kids loved that. They were a little slow on the food service, but it was good food. I really liked the chips and salsa. So good. I had a Chile Verde Burrito. But, I was so full of chips and salsa that I didn't eat much of it. I'm looking forward to a good lunch tomorrow. My sisters are very generous. I got some books on cd to listen to in the car, and a gift card to Old Navy to buy some new clothes. Yea! I need that for sure. I really need a new skirt. Maybe I'll go look tomorrow. That will be fun. Anyway, on the way out, we took a few group pictures. The two brothers-in-law were the picture takers, so they aren't in there, but this is my sisters and adorable nieces and nephews. Yea for birthdays! Yea for families! Yea for good food and good fun.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

33 Things to Do Before My 33rd Birthday

So, I've been working on this list for the last month or so. It is just a list of things I would like to do this year. We'll see how many of them I actually do.

1. Get my passport.
2. Ride my bike in Jackson/Grand Teton National Park in the spring
3. Really run a 5k - the whole thing
4. Make 25 books
5. Visit Olympic Park in Park City
6. Finish 4 mini scrapbooks
7. Go to Guild of Bookworkers Conference in San Francisco in October
8. Reconnect with old roommates - get together
9. Get published in a magazine
10. Order Moo cards
11. Plan and execute a Guerrila Art Adventure
12. Find a Letterboxing box
13. Stay in one of the old lodges at Zion, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone
14. Get rid of old computer
15. Organize art studio
16. Have another nieces (& maybe nephews) sleepover
17. Get to my goal weight and maintain that weight
18. Take a pottery class
19. Learn a new low-fat recipe at least once a month
20. Do as many homemade gifts as possible this year
21. Go to Color Me Mine
22. Visit a fun new shop at least once a month
23. Take classes at Book Arts Program at the U, and go to their exhibits
24. Get on etsy, sell my books
25. Do a book swap
26. Hike Timp
27. Go camping as much as possible this summer, at least twice
28. Attend the temple regularly
29. Read the Book of Mormon
30. Go to Goblin Valley on a full moon night
31. Join Zion Natural History Association
32. Make a cute bag/purse
33. Do something creative every day

And my bonus ones:
34. Go to Boston, visit Bookbinding school there
35. Help Grandpa go through all his family history information
36. Pay off car
37. Ride the tram at Jackson Hole

March is here!

I love March. It means the beginning of spring. Flowers start blooming. The snow is almost over. I can start wearing my flip flips again. (Ok, I have been wearing them the last week, but it really is still too cold for that. I just couldn't wait!)

And, the best part about March is all the birthdays! Mine, of course, and then three nieces & nephews birthdays are later this month. So fun! I love birthdays. One of my goals this year is to remember all the birthdays in my family, and to do handmade gifts, as much as possible. So, we'll see how that goes.

I have been playing with my blog today. I am so an amateur at would think I know what I'm doing, but I really don't. So, it is a work in progress. I am learning, slowly.

Also, I found on Stacy Julian's blog, she linked to Lisa Day's Creativity Project. She is going to do something creative every day in March. I am going to try it, too. You should too. It doesn't have to be big. I think Lisa said that her creative thing for the day was to have breakfast for dinner. So, I'm going to try it. I will try to document it here. I started working in my workroom last night, I have lots of projects floating around in my head. I kept jumping from thing to thing last night. I need to focus on one thing until it is done. But, what's the fun in that? I am working on a mini book, and some birthday projects, and I have made a mess in the basement, going through stuff, getting ready to file it, and organize it. So, I really need to work on that, because I can't really walk anywhere down there. :) But, I get easily distracted by other things.

I have had a fun weekend. Yesterday I went to breakfast with my sister and her husband for my birthday. We went to Kneaders in Highland. I had yummy French Toast. So good! Then, I went shopping! I had a list of local shops, boutiques and such, from Your Heart Out, and I ended up only going to two of them. But, they were both very cute and fun. Some of them I drove right past, because they were in random, crazy places. But, I did stop at one called Hip & Humble, and my favorite was Emilie Jayne's. Just cute fun boutique type shops. Emilie Jayne's was sort of a consignment, very random stuff. Hip & Humble was more just cute, fun stuff. I almost bought a crazy apron there, but i thought I could make my own instead. I got a big platter with cute stripes on it at Emilie Jayne's. I think stripes are my new thing. I bought some paper yesterday, too, and it was stripey, too. I also bought a rug awhile ago that is in my room that is striped. It makes me very happy.

My other project, that I've been working on for awhile, I will post more about it later today or tomorrow. On another blog I was reading (I can't remember who now), she had made a list of 37 things to do before her 37th birthday. So, I've been making a list of 33 things to do before my 33rd birthday. I want to post it here, but I need to tweak it a little more, then I will post it for all the world to see. That is one of the projects I'm working on. I want to make a little book, or something to hang up, so I remember what is on my list. I guess it's a little bit like new year's resolutions, but it's different. Anyway, I'm excited to get that done and post it. I'm trying to get it done before my birthday. (which is tomorrow...)