Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
yet another food photo! yummy breakfast after my run, originally uploaded by daniellehampton.
wore hank's 92-93 suns conference champ shirt to bed last night, originally uploaded by daniellehampton.
i found one of hank's old shirts in one of our dressers here, it's a suns shirt from 1992 when they won the conference. awesome! i just got back from taking hank to the studio and i am going to go on a long run. i put tons of new stuff on my ipod so the seven miles should go by quickly- it's seriously all about the music. i run so much that distance isn't the problem- boredom is. it's also a great thing to be able to throw on a pair of running shorts without leggings underneath. i almost don't want to go back up to prescott!
after i get back i'll be spending the day with my dad/grandma until erin gets off work from the shop late tonight. then i will seeing the sweet phoenix ladies i love so much.
hello weekend, hello morning!
Friday, February 20, 2009
hank and i are spending the night at my parents' house tonight, and it's so nice to be here and just relax. i have felt so run down lately, and like my life is going way too fast. i wake up, workout, go to work, come home, try to get everything done and be a good wife and cook and bake and clean...then go to bed and do it all again! don't get me wrong, i love it all, but i have felt an overwhelming exhaustion lately that i am just sick of having hang over me. it's always like a mini-vacation here. my parents eat super, super healthy with the kitchen stocked with veggie, organic yummy stuff from trader joe's and whole foods and i spend every morning at the country club's gym with my mom working out and running/walking outside. i love it here, and i feel lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful area. so it's nice to just slow it down while we are here and really enjoy having no responsibilities except to enjoy ourselves! hank has to leave in a bit to start recording, and will be spending the weekend in the studio. tomorrow i'll be spending the day with my dad, and then at night hopefully spending time with my phx girls.
there's my adorable d necklace to go with my h necklace, i love it. the photos don't really do it justice but it's super cute. so...today was a strange day, i'm glad it's over and i got to end it snuggled up to my hubby. we just finished watching last night's lost episode- talk about crazy! i love it. it's half past twelve right now and i should be asleep but i am only teaching three classes tomorrow and hank and i are heading to phoenix. he is recording with hotw at bob's studio. i can't wait to see my dad doing better and the rest of my family, and i am looking forward to seeing some of my girlfriends sat night, and maybe meeting up with another wonderful gal sat afternoon!
we will be going to california soon too, and i am seriously counting down the minutes. i thought autumn's new house wasn't going to be ready yet so we planned on staying in a hotel, but they will be all done and ready for houseguests. so, hank and i will be staying with the loops. we have so many things to do and people to see. kaws is putting on a show the week we are there (it actually spans a few months) so hank is pumped about that. we'll also be doing disneyland as a belated valentine's celebration because hank had the flu and i really can't wait! we haven't been since we spent that insane week there a couple of years ago. so it's definitely something to look forward to. okay, it's almost one now i should probably get some sleep. xo and goodnight.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
today started out as a really weird day. i try not to automatically assign my day as shitty if it starts out poorly, but it really did. it snowed last night and we definitely should have had a two-hour delay- even the colleges did! so i woke up expecting to have another two hours to sleep, and didn't. i tripped about three times over random things, woke up my sweet darling from his nyquil induced sleep, and didn't have enough time to do much of anything. my car was frozen solid and took forever to heat up, and by the time i finally got to school i realized i forgot my camelbak bottle and lunch. AHHH. but. i tried not to dwell on all of this. i typically have the best mornings, i get up with plenty of time to get fully ready, curl my hair, pick out my outfit, make breakfast, play with madeline, and snuggle with hank before i leave. i'm a total morning person. not today though. but, when i got to school my mood totally lifted. my kids are so sweet and loving, and i adore almost all of them. in my four years of teaching i have been lucky enough to get great kids every year. it's almost impossible to stay in a sad or bad mood. so, the day turned out pretty great. i went with jenn after work to look a house she is interested in, and came home to hank cooking us dinner- quinoa and fresh tomato sauce with onions/garlic. so good. we watched this weird dateline program on teenage sex slaves in america (disturbing and sad...it made us scared to have kids) and then hank went to practice and i headed to the gym. now i am ready for bed and excited to get a full eight hours. tomorrow, like every wednesday, is a half day and i get out at 1pm. we have a birthday dinner to go to, and then i'll be doing my hard plyrometrics. i can't wait, i'm so weird. hahaha. but for now, goodnight dear friends! i hope every one of you has a lovely day tomorrow.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
love in the kitchen!
our cute salt and pepper shakers
our beautiful baby
tasting you in rain I walk down to the train
try not to look down
this day could some day be an anniversary
everything is light and sound
facing forwards going slowly wait for you to show me
where this train wants to go
living by the hour I stop for every flower
everything is soft and slow
now all these tastes improve through the view that comes with you
like they handed me my life
for the first time it felt right
thank you for making me see there's a life in me
it was dying to get out
holding you we make two spoons beneath an April moon
everything is soft and sweet
this cigarette it could seduce
a nation with its smoke
crawling down my tired throat
scratches part of me that's purring
I'm a captain of industry smoking famously
feet up on the windowsill
look at all these trees I feel affinity with
everything so soft and still
budding at my fingertips
touching you I start to bloom
alive with trains and passing ships
soft and sweet along your lips now
I go "oh wow"
thank you for taking me from my monastery
I was dying to get out
with tears of gratitude
I like my latitude
cross town train to you
now all these tastes improve
through the view that comes with you
like they handed me my life for the first time it felt worth it
like I deserved it.
it's officially valentine's day. it's about 1:20am and we just got back from the hour of the wolf show at sundances. robyn went with me and it was a good time. i am going to head to sleep in a minute, it's so late for me. but i do have to say how excited i am for tomorrow. i am doing some vintage shopping in the morning and then we'll be celebrating our first valentine's as a married couple! awesome.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
i am having a great time getting our new house in order. i haven't spent a lot of time online over the past month or so, and i have been lacking in updates. hopefully once we are settled i will be able to get back to blogging and taking photos more often. today was a super productive day so far, so tomorrow i am looking forward to a low-key day- browsing the antique shops and the second hand bookstore with hank and maybe catching a matinee. i am so grateful to live in our beautiful town, and i love that it is getting warmer so our walks will be more bearable. i do have to mention the happiness i feel that the library is just a stone's throw away. it's so nice being able to walk everywhere again, and i am thankful for it. as for now, i am going to curl up in bed with madeline and read one of the five library books i checked out this afternoon. i love the weekends!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
rather than eat shitty superbowl food today, i ate wonderful whole foods (fruits, veggies, and lean meat) all day and feel great. this year i decided to give up sugar, alcohol and processed food. i have stuck to the no alcohol (this is easy for me, i don't really enjoy drinking and rarely did anyway) but i sugar is rough because it sneaks into many things. so i can't say i have managed to avoid it 100% but i am doing very well. i am not a big sugar fan to begin with. i don't like candy and i haven't had soda in years and years, but if i go out with hank's family they will usually get desserts and i am tempted to have bites. i am already super into my health but my goal for this year was to just kick my mindfulness about it up a lot. it's all about feeling good and making good choices.