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1901 : Phoenix I just fell down the stairs while holding the Dude. I think I’ll be fine - he’s unscathed, I just bruised up my back and wrenched one shoulder. WonderGirl was horrified - especially after I spent a good minute screaming on the floor (everyone who would be surprised to know I can be fairly dramatic, raise your hands. Nobody? Mmhmm) so she insisted on doing a dance to this song to cheer me up. It seemed fitting.

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Okay - one more video of the night. This is a hot mess of Rudolph - WonderGirl had gotten a taste for the mic and begged to sing this one, despite not knowing most of the lyrics. (and I’m seriously out of tune watching the madness… whatever. Ignore me). No, this clip is all about the Dude. This is what we like to call the Sumo Dance. If you don’t watch this and start desperately wanting a little Dude of your own, you may have no soul. Just sayin’.

Last night our family headed to a nursing home with some friends to play some Christmas carols. Our buddy is a percussionist and is an absolute playing junkie. I’ve never known anyone who LOVED to play as much as him - anywhere, anytime. Those are fun friends to have. We let WonderGirl up to the mic to sing Jingle Bells… she was so excited at points, she forgot to sing, but did not forget to rock. Good golly, she’s magnificent. disclaimer: There is a note that’s out of tune, and I was feeling stiff. So don’t judge. I swear I am usually less lame and more awesome. Whatever. Just watch my kid. It’s high-larious.

Love of an Orchestra : Noah and the Whale I’ve been trying to decide whether I want this song played at my funeral, or the video. I also want to petition Noah and the Whale to make the song 57 minute longer. LOVE.IT.

dear car keys:

The Cave : Mumford & Sons Right around 1:04 is when I can’t take it any more, I HAVE to close my eyes and jump up and down. There’s something about a good banjo… thanks to a kind security guard at my high school, I spent almost my entire senior year listening exclusively to Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

It is -13 right now.


I don’t want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone’s garden. I want to be there with children’s sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived.

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(via findingjoyinthejourney) “Because of Your Faith,” by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. October General Conference, 2010. A portion of the talk: “My thanks to all you wonderful members of the Church—and legions of good people not of our faith—for proving every day of your life that the pure love of Christ ‘never faileth.’ No one of you is insignificant, in part because you make the gospel of Jesus Christ what it is—a living reminder of His grace and mercy, a private but powerful manifestation in small villages and large cities of the good He did and the life He gave bringing peace and salvation to other people. We are honored beyond expression to be counted one with you in such a sacred cause. As Jesus said to the Nephites, so say I today: ‘Because of your faith … , my joy is full. And when he had said these words, he wept.’” Click here to read the entire talk. This talk makes me weep. Daily. As in, I read it daily for a pick-me-up and I have never once read it without crying. So yes, I cry the good kind of tears at least once a day. I dare you to read it and not choke up. Elder Holland was definitely inspired to write this.

Alcohol makes people sad. It’s like the Lifetime movie of beverages.


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