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.