Monday, February 28, 2011

Good Bye February!

"February is merely as long as is needed to pass the time until March."
- Dr. J. R. Stockton

I am sorry but I will not miss you.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Shine through

Whether it's covered in snow or in the troubles that bog you down, let your light shine.
Whether it's 15 degrees outside or it feels like that in your heart, let your light shine.
It is bigger, brighter, and warmer than anything this world throws at you so reach down deep and

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hippie Happiness

If you search the world for happiness, you may find it in the end, for the world is round and will lead you back to your door.
~Robert Brault~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Find your happiness

Some days happiness slaps you in the face, other days you have to go searching.  When I have a day when I need to find my happiness, here is where I start.  Cool Bean Espresso.  To start with you get fair trade, organic beans that are fresh roasted every day.  Believe me when I tell you, this is GREAT coffee.  As if that wasn't enough, the baristas are AMAZING!  These women are friendly, sweet, and always have a smile along with the amazing drink that they are about to make for you.  Not enough for you?  Diego's breakfast burritos WITH their amazing salsa, bagels, muffins, scones, brownies, and cookies.  They even have gluten free options.  Thank you Alyssa, Kelly, Sara, and all the other wonderful Cool Beans gals!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sea of Heather

Spring is sooner recognized by plants than by men.
~Chinese Proverb~

Oh Please let it be true.....
My Happy Hippie Heart longs for Spring.
with a reckless abandon
that makes me wistful.

Monday, February 21, 2011


Hovander Park is just the coolest place.  6 months of the year, they have all the animals there.  Turkeys, goats, pigs, and many others.  Of course there are also the peacocks.  I find peacocks to have this amazing beauty that leaves me speechless.  Then they open their mouths and let out this horrendous noise.  It's one of the worst noises from an animal that I have ever heard.  I think it makes the peacock even better.  I always like a surprise and knowing that something so beautiful has some depth and unseen challenges just makes me feel better.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Your Voice

All the lonely people cryin’
It could change if we just get started
Life the darkness, light a fire
For the silent and the broken hearted

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up you girls and boys?

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

There’s a comfort
There’s healing
High above the pain and sorrow
Change is coming
Can you feel it?
Calling us into a new tomorrow

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up you girls and boys?

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

When the walls fall all around you
When your hope has turned to dust
Let the sound of love surround you
Beat like a heart in each of us

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up you girls and boys?

Won’t you stand up
Stand Up
Stand Up
Won’t you stand up and use your voice?

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Oh the Night

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry~

Friday, February 18, 2011


We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
~Shirley Abbott

Jack and Joy Cullen,
I miss them both,
but they live on.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Your Dreams

Even if your dream is the moon,
it is not beyond reach.
There will be obstacles in your way
but there are always ways around and through them.
It will take time, patience, and hard work.
It will rarely be easy.
Always reach for that dream,
even if your dream is the moon.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Blessing of the Day

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~Irish Blessing~

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Susy!

It's a day early but Happiest of Happy Birthdays Susy!  24 years of friendship has never seemed so good!  We've shared some pretty amazing things in that span of time and I hope you know how loved you are!  Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Please excuse the quality of the picture.  My cell phone and I have no training.  I had to make my own post today even though Becca has already done the daily post.  Not many people know that Becca gets up between 4 and 5 am to make the kids homemade organic lunches.  Well, I saw how good these kids had it, slipped her some dough, and she makes them for me now as well.  Not only does she get up at some horribly insane hour that makes me want to weep, but she packs things like this on Valentine's Day. 

Really people?  Does it get better than this?  So, here's a shout out to you babe, I love you!  Thank you for all the little ways that you show us all that you love us.  You don't get told enough but you are so appreciated!


When love is not madness, it is not love.
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca~

Love like you are a madman!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.  
~William Feather

Saturday, February 12, 2011


The family. We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.
~Erma Bombeck~

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Science Fair

The Science Fair is coming!  The Science Fair is coming!  Since I teach the girls their science every week, I get excited about things like this.  The elementary school is doing a science fair in March and today was the kickoff assembly.  We had Jeff from Edumazement come to the school and do an assembly.  It was a lot of fun and I think all the kids were super excited about the Science Fair this year.  Last year was the first year we did it and the participation was more than we expected.  This year, I predict we will triple the number of kids involved.  This is from last year's event and Kim and Sarah are really looking forward to this year!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Looking Forward

You know that winter has gone on too long
when a field of Dandelions
is a welcoming heartwarming

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wear your Hat with Pride

Some days you just feel dunce cap worthy.
Today would be one of those days for me.
So Big Buddy and I shall wear our hats with
Happy Monday everyone.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Lazy Sunday

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
~J. Lubbock~

Saturday, February 5, 2011


This picture makes me think of paths. 
You choose your own path in life and make your own choices. 
Every path leads to another, there are no dead ends.
Follow your chosen path and if you need to, make a new path.

Friday, February 4, 2011


A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
~Oscar Wilde~

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I cannot tell if I absolutely love this picture because Becca looks like a demon or in spite of it.  Either way, it made me smile! 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Audrey Gail Jones

Today my Happy Hippie Heart is extraordinarily happy.
Congratulations Shaunna & Aaron!
You are both going to be great parents and Audrey is so lucky to have you both.
We can not wait to meet her!
( Dorky Becca is doing a Happy Hippie Heart Dance just for you guys)
Love YA!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


I love the way the light plays on the leaves with the little web starting.
Have a great day Happy Hippie Hearts!