Friday, January 30, 2009

House Party

I had a lot of fun this past weekend, including a party at my house. It wasn't a game night this time, but I set up Twister, on principle. :P Usually I'm pretty good at it and am many times the winner (long legs and a lot of flexibility will do that) but, this time, dirty tricks knocked me out! :D

It's always great to have people over; I love all that feel-good energy! I wish I had more pictures to post - I like to get at least one of every person - but we seem to have not taken very many. And of the ones we did - lots of closed eyes!

Monday, January 26, 2009

A Fun Pic

A fun pic to start off the week. :)

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Nephew's Baptism

My nephew Jackson Everett was baptised this weekend. He was so great! even though he had double ear infections and a respiratory virus. :(

My cousin Jacob and sister Mary Anne are his godparents. You can see Jackson playing with the baptism water!

It was good to see the family again. We got to do more hanging out, which is nice. :)

Monday, January 12, 2009

Book Update

You're probably wondering about my book!
Well, after setting it down for a week a while back, I picked it back up to think, "Hmm, this isn't really where I want it." It wasn't bad or anything; I just decided I wanted to develop some things further. Then - the holidays happened. I'm not sure if you could tell from the blog, but I had five different out of town events. Add to the normal busy-ness that comes with the holidays, and I didn't write much, plain and simple. But - that seems to have been good for me. I am back, recharged, and ready to go! I've gotten a couple of solid days in already and am doing so again this week. I'm happy with it. The changes I am making are creating an even better story so it's all good! :)
Btw, my Homework Hassles piece was published in Cleveland Family.

Monday, January 05, 2009


Captivating ... isn't that an amazing, mysterious, sensual, enthralling, romantic, enticing word?
She shouts: I want to be captivating! I want others to believe I'm captivating! I want to epitomize the word!
She thinks: If thoughts are our reality, and if I lure just one person into thinking I'm captivating, then I would be so! If I could imagine myself as captivating it must be true ...
(Caroline is entering her beautiful, imaginary world now.)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009!

Happy New Year everyone!!
I feel W-O-N-D-E-R-F-U-L! Everything is happening exactly how it should, and I am so happy it's simply awesome! I can't even describe how great it is to achieve this inner peace/inner bliss thing. I feel extremely grateful for my life!!
New Year's Eve was tons of fun! One of my activities was First Night, an arts festival held downtown. I loved being around so much creativity. There was a parade and tons of performances. They also burned a huge wooden clock with people's resolutions and wishes on it. It was quite the spectacle, with fireworks and such, and it was kind of funny how everyone got all excited about the fire and destruction, with everyone cheering, "Burn! Burn!" ;)
In the parade, they had fire jugglers, bagpipe players, dancers, all sorts of earth-friendly participants, and much more. The Austin Public Library had a cute performance: Carpe Librum, Seize the Book, with librarians dancing with their book push carts. I really liked watching the aerial dancers. They were about 30 feet in the air, hanging on big ribbons and performing myriad fluid moves. My favorite part of the whole event was the wind chimes. In a big gazebo on Lady Bird Lake, they had about 20 different wind chimes set up, with the biggest one about ten feet tall! It was absolutely beautiful to walk in and listen to the music they made. I didn't want to leave it gave me such a blissful feeling!
I know this year is going to be wonderful! I wish you all this optimism and many events to prove it worthwhile!