Today, I am linking up with Ashley, Katie and Shannon for their What's Up Wednesday link-up! Woohoo! I like the idea of doing a mid-week recap and getting ready to tackle on the rest of the week! What I loved about the past week -the upper 40's weather! It was sunny and in the high 40's this weekend in Idaho (IN FEBRUARY), which is about as rare as a fish on a bicycle. Dustin decided the weather was good enough to go get the motorcycle out of the storage unit, so we had quite a time pulling it out and getting it road ready again. It's supposed to stay this warm for the next few weeks, so we hope to get as many bike rides in as possible! What I'm looking . . .
This weekend was the three year mark of the day I left on one of the greatest adventures of my life. After getting my left knee totally replaced, courtesy of my tumor, I finally felt like I was ready to take on the world and shove it right back in cancer's face. I was going to take back my life and everything that cancer had told me that I would never be able to accomplish or do. So, as any logical early twenty year-old would do, I deferred from school for two semesters and went to live in China for five months. Why China? Well, I knew I wanted to study abroad and I found an amazing program called International Language Programs that was more like a "service . . .
One thing I didn't think about when Dustin and I got married was making our new home "homey." I didn't realize that it took my mother years to accumulate a massive amount of decorations for our house. I guess I just assumed that her massive storage bins of holiday items just appeared out of thin air in the attic. Dustin doesn't really understand my need to decorate for every holiday, so I've been trying to create my decorations instead of buying the really fancy and expensive ones at my local home goods store. I've always doubted my crafting abilities, so it's been fun to experiment and work on my DIY abilities. I wanted to make something for Valentine's Day and . . .
I look forward to every Valentine's Day because of the special significance it holds for me. As Valentine's Day approaches, I can't help but think about my most vivid Valentine's Day memory, nine years ago. My room had been heart-attacked by my church youth group and there were presents of candy and stuffed animals all over the bed and dresser. It was the sweetest gesture from a supportive group of friends who were trying to cheer me up. I was 15 years old and I was coming home after my first hospital stay after undergoing my first chemotherapy treatment. I always get emotional around this time of year. At the end of January of 2006, my parents drove me . . .
I have been looking forward to February for a while, not only because of the Superbowl (Yeah Patriots!) but because it's the shortest month for a long while! I feel like it's way easier for me to set harder goals for myself during February because it's shorter and I can see the end sooner. I guess that could be considered cheating or copping out, but I got to start somewhere, right? Here are a few things I want to accomplish in February! I figure by writing them down on my public blog, I will be able to hold myself more accountable for achieving them! No Soda-I've been meaning to go on a "no soda" fast for a long time, but I just love Barq's Rootbeer so so . . .