"Some people do not have to search, for they find their niche easily in life and rest there seemingly contented and resigned. At times, I envy them, but usually I do not understnad..and seldom do they understnad me. I am on of the searches. There are, I believe, millionsof us. We are not unhappy, but n neither are we completely content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves hoping to understand. We like to walk along the beach, we are drawn by the ocean, taken by its power and unceasing motion, its mystery and unspeakable beauty. We like forests, mountains, deserts, hiddern rivers, and lovely cities as well. Our sadness is as much a part of our lives as our laughter; to share our sadness with the ones we love is perhaps as great a joy as we know. Unless it is to share our laughter. We searchers are ambitious but only for life itself and anything beautiful it can provide. Most of all, we want to love and be loved, to live in a relationship that will not impede our wanderings and prevail our search. We do not want to prove ourselves to others or compete for love. This passage is for wanderers, dreamers, and lovers who dare to ask of life, everything which is good and beautiful." ~Found in the door of a deserted store in Colorado

Thursday, January 29, 2009


So I was tagged by my friend Michele in this epidemic in the blogger world called a "meme". Once tagged, you are supposed to explain the 5th picture in your 5th folder in your pictures and then tag 5 people to do the same. It is pretty fun to see every ones pictures. See below for my 5th picture in my 5th folder. Enjoy :)

So this picture is of my niece Ella at the 2007 Buddy Walk wearing the shirt I designed for Travis' team :) The Buddy Walk is hosted by the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and helps raise money and awareness. This was the 6th consecutive year our family has attended and they were there again this past year. I love this picture this day :)

So, now I tag Jenny, Jamie, Tori, and Gilly. I think these are the only people left of my blogger buddies who haven't been tagged. Or if they have been tagged, they haven't posted. So here ya go...your turn!

I hope everyone is happy and well! Love and miss you bunches and bunches.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Bluebird Day

This past Monday, Jay, his friend Andy (visiting from Chicago), and I went skiing. It was another Bluebird Day in Jackson and a great opportunity to take the Tram up for stunning views of the valley. See below for a couple pictures :)

Jay and I at the top of the Tram with a beautiful view of the valley below. These pictures were taken with my phone so they are not stellar but they give a good idea of the amazing scenery.

Andy and Jay and the top of the Tram with a nice view of the Grand Teton in the back ground.

The funny part of the story is this picture. I took this with my phone and sent the picture to my Mom with the text: "Skiing another Bluebird Day...thinking about you and miss you bunches. Love, Rachael" Well, my Mom thought I was literally talking about a Blue Bird and she was looking so hard in the picture for an actual Blue Bird. The definition of a Bluebird Day is: A beautiful sunny day after an overnight snowfall. It's a perfect skiing day with a clear blue sky, bright sun, and fresh snow. So she had to call me to figure out what the heck I was talking about. Needless to say, she knows the definition now :) And then on top of that, she was worried that I was by myself (hence my shadow on the snow) and she didn't like that. But I was only on an access lift (which I took from right outside my front door) to meet Jay and Andy. This conversation really made me smile so I thought I would share it with you. I thought it was pretty funny and really cute :)

I hope all is well with everyone! LOVE and MISS you BUNCHES!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Megan and Jennifer's Visit

Megan and Jennifer came to visit right after Christmas and into the New Year! It was so fun having them back like old times...skiing, hanging out, dinners, and happy hour :) I miss having these girls around all the time...they are so much fun and always up for anything. They were mach 10 the entire time they were here...going and doing and going and doing as much as they could. Below are some pictures from their time here...ENJOY :)

Tori, Jennifer, me, and Megan at the top of Thunder...the wind was wicked up there and brrr cold but it was great getting out with the girls.

Tori, Megan, me, and Jennifer at the top of Sublet. It was a blue bird day...we don't get many of those around here so it was so nice to be able to see the beautiful mountains that surround us everyday!

Being silly on the Sublet chair lift :)

Jennifer, me, Jenny, and Megan at The Wort for Blue Grass Tuesday and the Miller Sister Band! SO much fun :)

At the Cowboy Bar for their first night in town. Lots of shots and dancing occurred this evening...we had a blast!!!

Being silly :)

Megan, Jenny, me, and Jennifer pre Jagger bomb!
That is all for now. A side note...my parent's are coming out at the end of February and my sister's are coming out the first weekend in March...I couldn't be HAPPIER :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Lighter Note

This post is a little late but here are some pictures from New Year's Eve. We had a wonderful time at the Mangy Moose and brought in the New Year of 2009 with lots of good friends, cheer, and booze :) Hope all is well with everyone! Enjoy the pictures :)

Jay and I before heading out

Being silly :)

The infamous New Year's Hat! Nice look Megan!

And the so fashionable 2009 glasses :)
Happy New Year everyone! LOVE and MISS you bunches. XOXO :)