Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Remembering to SMILE daily

So my sister has been really slacking lately on this blog thing and it has been driving me crazy. You see it is the little things in life that I rely on to keep me smiling and one of those things is reading her blog! So as I was just counting down the minutes to the end of my work day I decided to snoop a little on “When all else fails Smile” and see what interesting things I could find. After skimming over Pey’s inspiration (aka me jk but really) I gained a bit of perspective. Here in the corporate world of the organic food industry times can be a bit depressing reading and talking constantly about the state of our food system and I realized that throughout the day I really do not smile enough!

So while Peyton is gallivanting in and out of volunteer work, classes, watching my younger brother Jack and saving the world one child at a time I decided to step in for a bit. It may just be for today or maybe a week but I am smiling just writing this (secret) post about what makes me smile and for that I cannot but be a bit excited to see what Miss Smiles followers think of her not so always smiley sister….

Over the past 2 weeks ½ of my family (mom, dad and sis) has had the opportunity to visit beautiful Anguilla Island, ever heard of it? While I will not dwell on the beauty of this island because I am sure Miss Smile herself will create an elaborate photo montage for you all to see sometime soon I will say it has been fun to receive random texts from my mom describing her experiences…the latest one gave me the best giggle;

“Darvin (reggae singer on the island) serenated ann and frank last night. I sang a little bit of course and Chuck Norris’ wife was there hugging Darvin!”

Sounds like they are having a great time down there and hearing bits and tidbits of their adventure is fun while even though the texts also very rarely makes much sense.

In other news this weekend I went skiing in Vail and the beauty of living in the Mountains still takes my breath away! There is no calm like standing on two skis on the top of a mountain so high you are practically in heaven. I am definitely a beginner skier but I am proud to say that I tackled some blues this weekend and even took a few jumps (I also took a couple good falls as well)! All in all it was an excellent day except for the most ridiculous traffic jam I have ever been in (picture a trip to the beach the night before the 4th of july for you east coasters) but not to worry the adventure continued as we stopped at a “Euro Grill” but I think I will save that part of the trip for another post!

All in all life ain’t so bad here in Colorado. Gotta remember to keep on smiling though!

-Miss Smiles sister.

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