Dan and I have been constructing a porch swing this weekend. Sadly, it's a lot harder than it looks. We bought the supplies over a year ago but finding the right tools, time to work, and motivation has been rather tricksy. As we were working we kept making adjustments to our master plans and so it turned out extremely different than our original dreams and sketches. Nonetheless I'm giddy about it all.
FINAL PRODUCT: We still have to add more support, attach the arm rests, and stain it, but the fact that it's hanging makes me super proud. As I was wielding various power tools, all I could think was "My brother Pat would be so proud of me right now." Working as a team was a party, but I don't think that wood working is my calling.
Our dinner tonight fulfilled a craving that has been biting at my heels for over a month now. Years ago Katie, my darling roommate, showed me this yummy asian-esque pizza. Truthfully, I think most things that involve ginger make me joyous. Here is the recipe if you are at all interested (this is only pseudo-vegan because I was lazy with the crust, but everything else fits in to a vegan palate): Pizza Dough= however you make yours is great Sauce= peanut butter + soy sauce + grated ginger (delicious even if it sounds weird) Toppings= bean sprouts, broccoli, shredded carrots, and any other veggie that floats your boat.
After our yummy dinner we went for a rollerblade up the canyon and headed to a BYU women's soccer game...all in all, a grand evening.
I know that I don't EVER post but my soul has been seeping out through my fingertips and that's when I know that it is time to write. I've decided that reflection makes me more grateful and I need some more perspective in my life so I'm going to try real hard to write more. Keep your fingers crossed.
Leaves are fiery and falling to the ground and that means that my soul is at it's highest of heights. Although Bill Bryson deems fall a time of "vegetative mass suicide," I can't help but smile when that crisp airs bites my nose in the morning. My entire body surges with joy during fall. My toes stretch as I tread on the fallen leaves painting my pathway. My mouth does a back flip when it's time to break out the pumpkin flavoring and soups. My lungs breath a little deeper with an edge of moisture in the air. Mmmm...autumn, what more could a girl ask for.
Here are some pictures of our most wonderful wedding. I have heard mixed reviews about your wedding day but for me it proved to be a day overflowing with love and joy. I couldn't have asked for anything more perfect. Maybe I should have made a slideshow...there are so many gorgeous pictures filled with people I adore so this is just a small sampling (admittedly this may appear to a long "small sampling" but I have a hard time narrowing things down).
As I am sure all of you bloggers are well aware, choosing a title for a blog is rather taxing. Despite my many years of judging books by their covers and imagining what I will name my future children, thinking of a blog name just hasn't crossed my mind many times so I was stumped. Here is a quick list of what Danny came up with while we were brainstorming:
A Day in the Life of the Christensens
Brains, Bootilicious and everything you would want in a woman
Mrs. Christensen's Class Home Edition
Quail Valley (the name of the street where we live)
DB Christensen (becuase Danny starts with a D and Abbie starts with...a B?)
The Depth and the Breadth
Pittering in Provo
The Comings and the Goings
Dabbie/Danbie/Anny (our celebrity name obviously)
Look At My Blog Becuase My Life Is More Interesting Than Yours
The Christensens and Jason Roundy (That is the name of our landlord)
We finally decided on "I'll Be the Light, You Be the Warmth" because of a Kalai song that takes us back to our first date, and helps explain our relationship a little better.