Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Some Summer Adventures

I think that when I left off in June, I was about to go on our annual family trip. This year we went to Idaho/Wyoming, and it was beautiful! I'm not sure if I've ever seen mountains as majestic!

But probably the best part was that I got to spend the entire week with these crazy kids.

Yes, for the first time, we did a family t-shirt...which I LOVED!!! This was not because I designed them but because it's so fun to have matching t-shirts. :) And in case you can't see, that's a bison (the state mammal of Wyoming) with our family acronym "HA!" for Harlow Adventures written on the inside. Nice, huh?

Isn't this gorgeous? The Grand Tetons.

One day we went horse-back riding. It's my cousin Emma's favorite thing to do. This was my horse, Zeus.

Can you tell that he and I became great friends?

It actually was really fun, but Emma is a much better horse person than I am. Look - she even has her own helmet that she travels with.

More to come!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day One

My sister arrived in a foreign country today. She'll be there until December. This is incredibly exciting for her, and I think she's amazingly fabulous for setting off on such a grand adventure, but it means that I can't just pick up the phone and call or text her.

So I made a commitment that I may regret later on.

I told her that I would blog something EVERY day for the duration of her stay in Costa Rica.

Am I CRAZY?! Quite possibly.

But today is (barely, but it still is) day one. And here I am.

Now, daily blogging may not mean that I have exciting or even interesting entries. However, I will get the chance to share what's going on in my little head. Here' what's been in my head today:

After I saw Mary Poppins on stage a couple of months ago, I bought the original London cast recording. I was listening to it this morning as I was getting ready for work, and I LOVE this song.

I realize that this isn't a live video recording of the show, but that would be illegal, so just listen and enjoy the words. I kind of feel like this song fits my sister right now. "Anything can happen if you let it." She's letting great things happen. Shouldn't we all do that a little more?

Before my exhausted ramblings set in, I'm going to sign off. Now everyone can fall asleep with Mary Poppins in their heads. :)