Saturday, October 18, 2008


Warning: Random thoughts ahead. It all starts with my sister date with Emily Side note: also just wanted to mention that we are taking husband applications for her, so if you know anyone or you yourself would like to apply, please email for more information, also see picture below! We got a little shopping in.. I bought some really cute North Face flip-flops at REI for $3.83 for the nieces and nephews. Who can pass up $3 flip-flips?! Did a little birthday shopping for Conster and we made our way to the movie theater to see Secret Life of Bees. I have loved this book for a while and they did such a beautiful job on this film! Hands down, beautiful. There's love, heartache, sisterhood, romance, southern setting, honey, bee-keeping, death, a bit of history, on and on.. It just made me want to have my big old country house with lots of land with a barn and garden even more! My dad was a bee keeper so we had all that jazz in our back yard and I'm a little sad Clark gave dad's stuff away. I wouldn't mind having a hive or two in memory of him.
See, isn't she beautiful!?

It's been a struggle lately. It seems I'm doing all I can to keep from falling into a pit of despair. I don't feel like being social except with family and although my job is getting better (not by much but it's something), I would love nothing more than to just stay home and do what I love and learn other hobbies I've become obsessed with--photography! At moments I feel 'why am I fighting so hard not to be sad, don't I have the right to mourn?!' But when my head is on straight I see things are the way they should be.
A year ago this weekend we were in Boston for the Head of the Charles. The team is up there now and wish so much we could be up there with them. It's crazy to think it was a year a go. It's a little bizarre how somethings you remember so clearly like it was just last week and others that were last week seem forever ago. So in memory of Boston here are the only pictures I could find from our trip. Also would just like to say "ROW STEADY STATE!" Good luck boys and hope your trip home isn't anything like last years.

I came home today from work and the house was spotless. Cony cleaned it exactly how I would have cleaned it. He even opened up all the blinds in the apartment! Seems like a silly thing to be excited about but I love natural light in the house so I'm constantly opening the blinds while he is constantly closing them. Saying this I realize that some woman go way over board saying how wonderful or perfect their husbands are and frankly it's annoying. Even though I think Cony is wonderful and perfect .. others might not have that luxury and we should be a little more thoughtful. I only say this because I was once on the other end and I was completely miserable! So I just added that last little tid-pit so I could read this in a few months and remember how he made my day so much easier.
Going off on the last thought, during General Conference weekend Cony set up our fort in the living room. It was so dang cute. I was busy doing something and before I know it, he's got the chairs lined up ready to build our cozy little nest.


RebeckerOnline said...

That is one cute fort! I totally remember building those with all the couch pillows and blankets.

Sometimes we do just need time alone, aye? I was just thinking about it today - I sometimes just need prayers and no interaction with people. A little cave time is good.

I think I'm going to go see the bee movie you mentioned.

Thanks for this post.

Will and Natalie Giddens said...

You guys are so cute! That fort is darling - what a sweet idea.

And I hear ya about women bragging about how wonderful their husbands/life/kids are. I know I mostly post about my kids, but I try to refrain from going on and on about how awesome they are or Will is.

What are you doing these days for work? I take it it's nothing that really satisfies?

And glad to hear your take on the movie. I read the book a few years ago and am debating whether or not to see it.

JustMe said...

1. Love, love, love the black and white dress you are wearing.

2. Cony has WAY too much time on his hands.

3. If he is constantly closing the blinds after you open them, he is NOT perfect. (sorry about that sweetie) ;-)

4. Most people who work would really prefer to stay home and enjoy life. It sucks that we have bills to pay.

5. Can I borrow "The secret life of bees"

6. I have really enjoying knowing and loving you these past 10 years. I am going to miss having you for Sunday dinners, and your crazy laugh - cause Emily is going to kill you!!! Bless your heart.

...George & April* said...

Thanks for your comment on my page, and thank you for being YOU! I adore you and every single post! You are so authentic and genuine. I also get sick of people saying they have the perfect life and husband etc. I'm like SHUT UP LIAR. ;) I am glad you notice the little things he does, it inspires me to do the same. Also, emotionally I have been feeling similar... like I just wanna be sad for awhile but I know I should put forth the effort to see the positive. I just want to be at home and be creative and artistic. Our time will absolutely come for that. We deserve to talk on the phone sometime soon. Let me know what your schedule is like. Even though its been several years since we've seen each other I still feel totally connected to you. Miss you too! :)

The Potter Pack said...

You guys are almost too cute !! I sure miss you Meg !! And I am so happy you have Cony !!

The Potter Pack said...

You know - I just realized that Cony kinda looks like Edward in the Twilight movie !! HOT stuff you got there !! haha

The Blackburn Family said...

As I was reading this I could feel how happy you are and I think it is great and that you totally deserve the happiness that you feel. As for the feeling like just staying home, spending time with family, etc. when you are content where your life is right now and you are with the one you trully love and love your family, you are entitled to staying home and feeling comfortable with what you want to do, even if it is mourning or just relaxing. I know we don't communicate much, but you are great! Here's wishing much peace and happiness.

RebeckerOnline said...

By the way...I went and saw Bees this weekend with a friend. Good movie.

Ruth said...

Okay, I LOVE your one can pass up flip flops, your sister is a beauty, and umm as far as the GC set up in your living room, that is the cutest thing I have seen a guy do in a long time!

Jennifer said...

ugh! Darn those blinds! my husband does the same exact thing! I LOVE open blinds, it just brightens up the house! whereas he definitely does not. haha.