Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fun: noun. 1. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure.

Sometimes life gets away from you... it seems like you forget who you are. I am a mom, I am a wife, I am a daughter, I am a teacher. Somewhere, I forgot to be Kari. Do you know what pulls you back into being yourself? Something that can remind you who you are? A friend. Sometimes all you need to pull you out of your lost feelings is someone that can remind you of the life you have already lived.

I need to remind myself of not only who I WAS, but who I can be. I need to step outside of my label of mom, wife, teacher, etc. and into the life of KARI (who happens to be a mom, wife, teacher...). My best friend is just the person to help me do that!

I once walked through downtown New York City in a rainstorm with no one but this person.
I once fell from a rope-swing and broke her leg.
I rode my bike all through San Francisco having high-tea and visiting the beach to celebrate my birthday.
I made her 2 tiered- chocolate covered wedding cake complete with frosting bees, gold leaf, and flowers.

I have to remember how to do those things more often.

Fun. Such a simple word. My 5 year-old can sound it out, "fff-uuuu-nn" and write it down in his shaky left-handed print. My almost-two-year-old can parrot the word back to you, always making it sound like a question, and then break into giggles. Maybe it is time to take part in the simple word... more.


  1. That was one beautiful and delicious cake!

  2. Love you BOTH...and I am still on that quest. I'll join you both if you don't mind...

  3. Ohh ohh memory! Sitting on someone's bed, finding out just how funny any word is when you add a lisp to Schmoopie, or "No Schhhcrubs" or "Schertainly" And laughing so hard we snort or schnort...

  4. @michelle: HA HA HA! I still remember not being able to get through the speech for your wedding because I added that in! I was laughing so hard I could hardly read the rest of the speech!

  5. Thoshe shure were shuper timesh!

  6. Michelle--Come on over and join the fun any time. We love you too!