Thursday, January 29, 2009

Babies, Best Friends and ICE!

Over the weekend I was able to visit my roommate from college, Becky and her sweet new baby Landen (and of course her husband Aaron was there :) ) . Besides the awful delays, cancellations, ICE and so on and so forth I made it to and from Tulsa in one piece.

This was the first time I stayed with a baby for a few days and it was an eye opening experience. Obviously it's a huge life altering change to have a child, but I don't think you think of how helpless little babies are. The just lay there curled up and need you to do everything for them. Ok, maybe you do think of that, but I hadn't before. Anyways I had such a great time watching Becky as a mother and being able to help out a little. A few of the highlights were Landen spitting up on me, the dog, Daisy, taking me on a walk (she's a little bigger than Willoughby) and my many talks with Becky. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

You're Never too Old!

Every now and then Dhrumil and I find ourselves talking about how excited we are going to be when we have kids and how we're going to get to do fun kid things with them. Since Dhrumil came over from India when he was 7 he hasn't seen half the Disney movies I've seen, and he doesn't know any famous kids stories. He can't wait to read to his kids and learn those stories that most of us have known from birth. I can't wait to go back to the Children's Museums and paint with finger paints. :) That got me thinking though... why wait to have kids to once again experience things that we loves so much as children?

Today I decided to take charge of being like a kid... Dhrumil and I bundled up and headed outside into our huge yard. We then proceeded to make a snow man... or maybe more like a snow boy since he was kinda small. We threw snow at each other, made snow angels and just enjoyed the beauty that God has created. Yes we're excited to do this with our kids, but for now we'll have fun doing things like this together. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

If you haven't... you have to check out Slumdog Millionaire. It's an amazing movie and I'm not just saying that because of all the awards it has been winning. I'm staring at the screen while listening to the soundtrack trying to figure out how to explain it. I liked it for a lot of reasons... it was artistically done, I liked the mixture of Hindi and English and I liked how they showed the subtitiles. The acting was awesome and the premise was heart wrenching. I also liked it because Dhrumil is from Mumbai and it was eye opening for me to see some of the city. Anyways I hope you check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

So Many Things We Don't Know

I feel like there are so many things that we don't know... or maybe that we don't want to know or even think about. Like for instance today I was reading a book about food and what's good and bad for you... all I'll say is don't drink soft drinks.
My mom bought be the book "a rare breed of love" and I started reading it a few days ago. It's about puppy mills and how awful and disgusting people treat dogs. It made me sick to read and sick to once again realize what kinds of people are out in the world. Anyways check it out if you're interested... it's worth it!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Two Nuts and a Pear

This whole healthy living thing is um... not so great. I mean it's not like I was extremely unhealthy or anything, but I'm trying to cut down on the sugar and also add exercise to my to do list. I have been in this spot before about a year ago... not sure how long the working out thing lasted, but obviously not very long because I'm back again struggling to get into a pattern. I will stop complaining about it, bite the bullet and get on with life, but before I do so I have to share somethings people have said to me about my new found "lifestyle"

- If I had a piece of fudgy chocolate cake and put "low fat" on it... you would eat it. (Dhrumil's response to my addiction to anything that says "low fat")

- I work out so I can eat (a friend's response to why he works out)

- Eat a pear now and then in an hour a handful of nuts (my friend's response to me craving mms at work)

- I can see you out there, you're looking great! (My dvd instructor... ha like she knows)

- You're beautiful, but it's always good to be healthy (my mom's nice way of saying... you no longer have an extremely fast metabolism)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Exercise... bah humbug!

So I'm to the point in my life where exercise really means something... meaning if I don't exercise I will not stay the same shape and size forever. I don't think there is anything I dislike more... I try to like it. It's like trying to love prunes... good for you but nasty. Tonight was yet another attempt to get into the spirit of all things muscular... we'll see if I have the will power to keep it up.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Too Soon

Death is something that we can't escape from... getting older means we are supposedly one more step closer to the end of our life on this earth. You might wonder why a 26 year old is thinking about the day that we will cease to exist as we are now... I should be thinking about all the people who have gotten married within the last four years, all of my friends who have progressed into the next steps of their jobs, all of the babies that are being born to my friends and what "big" piece of furniture Dhrumil and I should purchase to make our apartment less of a miss-match of IKEA and hand-me-downs.

Unfortunately in the past year I have known two people who have died way too soon. I have witnessed those they have left behind and what immeasurable pain they are experiencing. Isn't it too soon to have this happen in my life... to have this happen to beautiful, wonderful people who are still at the beginning of their lives? They have been shocked into adulthood by the loss that has impacted them for the rest of their lives. I will never understand why things like this happen. There is no escaping the pain that will continue until it is our turn to go. I can only pray for peace from God and the knowledge that one day we will all meet again.

It's been a year...

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I have updated this blog. I guess the facebook world took over and I forgot there was more to life than that... ;-) Well I'm back and I will start to update on more of a consistent basis. So much has happened this year and like every year of my life I have grown so much.