Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I hate yoga

I really do. I hate yoga. I wish I didn't. I wish I was one of those "I can't even start the day without a wonderful, relaxing, mind-cleansing, powerful, hour long session of yoga". But I am not.
In fact, I can't even do FOUR minutes. The last four minutes of my workout video is yoga and I always start doing downward dog and within 10 seconds I have turned the tv off and do my own stretching :) I guess that means that I probably NEED to do yoga more...but, don't count on it!

In other news...

Only four more weeks til I get to go to Hawaii. I am beyond excited. I am thinking of making a chain and draping it all around the house and when I get overwhelmed I can just look at it and think happy, relaxing thoughts.

I REALLY REALLY need to go get some fabric to make some new chair covers. The plastic covering is completely ripped off of one chair and I have been meaning to do it for so long. And now I also wants curtains for the family room.

Ty and Cam got their hair cut really short. They look so old!

I am so much happier with the children because of our new "Kindness Jar". Ty and Cam get to have an icecream bar each time they earn 10 kindness pennies. This has drastically decreased the amount of times that I have had to deal with fighting over toys, sharing issues, yelling, hitting, etc. Sigh of relief. I was close to going crazy. Actually, I crossed the line just a bit.

We went to Monterey this weekend with some friends. It was amazing. Everything was amazing. The food...oh, the food, staying up at night to watch movies/talk while the kids slept, the beach, the bike ride along the coast, the Dennis the Menace park, the friends, the scuba diving (for Scott and Joe). I want to go again this weekend :)

I want to find a good book...couple of books to read on the plane and while on vacation. Anyone have any suggestions?

Cam is talking so well these days and I love it when he grabs my face and puts his nose right to my nose to say something important.

We had an awesome dance party here in our living room a few days ago. I am talking a real dance party people. Handstands, somersaults, and even spinning on the head was demonstrated. Cam's feet move like lightning and Ty can strike poses that you have never seen before in your life. It was so much fun. And Scott pulled up from work right then. And he joined right in with his own groovy moves.

Wish I had pictures to post...sorry.


  1. and i love the mcphie family. we need to have combined dance parties, i think. you would not believe the moves miss leah has.

  2. I am not a yoga person either but I really wish I was! Everyone who is into it seems so passionate about it! And that kindness jar seems like a good idea! I need to try that. And I can't believe Hawaii is only 4(ish) weeks away!!! Ahhh!!!!! I think I need to get a spray tan or something so I don't blind all of you with my whiteness!

  3. Love it! I'm glad that you are so excited about Hawaii...we're going to have a blast.

    I've been reading the Great and the Terrible...it's a church fiction book and SOOOO good. Just ask Mom and Dad and half their ward.

  4. :) I miss and love you Rach!
    I wish you had some pictures to post. I'd love to see the boys haircuts - and the dance moves as well! Next time, pull out the video camera for aunt Lulu. :)
    As for books - Have you read The Help? I loved it. I also really enjoyed The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (I think that's what it's called.) Besides those two I haven't read many novels lately. Too busy, unfortunately.
    Have a great time in Hawaii! Relax an extra dose for me! :)

  5. Oh yoga...I think it was invented as a torture device. I hate it, too, until it's over-and then I love it. Downward dog used to be my biggest nemesis, and then it switched to the chair pose. ;)

    Loved your post, Miss Rachel. And I say make that paper chain. You will love every bit of it!

  6. I wish you have pictures of the dance party too!!!

    I'm looking for books for the trip too. If you get a good recommendation, pass it on.

    And, I can't do yoga either. I've tried... I've really tried!
    Sometimes I wonder if it's a real exercise or if it's just an exercise in humiliation for the balance-challenged like me. ;D

  7. My dad's girlfriend loaned me Water for Elephants and honestly I probably won't read it even though I'd love to simply because I cannot read at night without passing out :P Ahhhh kids.... So if you want it it's all yours. Did I mention I'm super jealous of your upcoming vacation? ;)