Tuesday, January 8, 2013

"Life elevated"

Whoa! It's been awhile, friends. Thanks for your patience as we've been in a rather constant succession of change and/or moving and/or holidays since way before leaving Copenhagen. LIFE HAS BEEN NUTS! But, I'm sure I'm not the only one. Life is always nuts, am I right? I am totally embarrassed to say that I'm WAY behind on some deadlines and, clearly, blogging. Clients, you know who you are. Forgive me! I'm not normally so delinquent. It'll be worth it, I promise!

So, we've moved into our new place in Provo, UT and we love it! Three of our Copenhagen apartment could fit into this monstrosity (really, it's pretty normal size). AND, we have a washer, dryer, dishwasher, carpet...needless to say, I've been doing laundry just for the fun of it. Because I can! And because we haven't had those conveniences in awhile so it's still novel to me. Please remind me in 2 years that laundry is fun if I forget that 1st world detail.

This picture above is my sister as we took our last walk by the beach in San Clemente, CA before we packed our car to move up here. Our timing was funny. She's been living in UT for the past 7 years and recently decided to move back home at the same time we moved up here. So, as we unpacked our small belongings in our new place, we then packed up her abundance of treasures to set back to CA. Boo hoo. We had so many plans together. We were going to make creative mischief! Alas, plans change and as Walt Disney says, "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." I'm excited for her in her new choice. I'm really excited about our new change too. There have been a number of what I believe are signs that make us feel like this is right.

"Life elevated". That's what the Utah license plate claims. And we can totally feel it on with the cracked, dry hands and constant headaches. BUT, I'm also certain that 2013 will be a year of "life elevated". Raising the bar. Choosing to make it a good year. How about it?! Let's make it a good year! I have some great things planned for the year and lots of announcements to make so stay tuned!

Also, UT readers...I'm thinking of doing a meet-up of sorts. Maybe a workshop or clothes exchange or something...what do you think?

picture by me taken from my iphone on Instagram. Follow @houselarsbuilt

14 comments:

Lost In Cheeseland said...

Wishing you luck and courage during this new journey! Glad the break did you (and your clothes!) some good :)

kimi www.californiapixie.com said...

Brit!!!! All moved in....ya baby! Cant wait to see what this new place will bring from you! Love you...kimi!

kimi www.californiapixie.com said...

Hey. I didnt have to decode that pesky mystery word to comment. I like this year already!!

kimi www.californiapixie.com said...

Brit!!!! All moved in....ya baby! Cant wait to see what this new place will bring from you! Love you...kimi!

Jacqueline said...

I grew up without a washing machine and didn't live in a house with one until I was 26 or so. I still appreciate washing machines. Oh and I grew up without a bathroom too - I still appreciate them as well.

Heather H. said...

B, I love the quote and the update you've shared. I agree that curiosity can be such a wonderful catalyst. I also love this image and its title-life elevated is such a motivating theme for the new year! I'm going to join in on this challenge to raise the bar and shoot for higher things :)

So excited for you both to start this new adventure and can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

always,
HH

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Heidi said...

I'm a new fan of yours, AND I live in Utah County...A workshop sounds fun!

Lindsay said...

I definitely think a workshop sounds fun. And sorry for the freezing Utah cold! I'd rather be in California, too. :)

Liz Washburn said...

I'll be there!

Tanei Atagi said...

I'm a Utah reader, and I say "Yes, please!"

The House That Lars Built said...

oh yay! let's do this! more deets about a meet-up soon!

heidi said...

I;m a Utah reader and a meetup would be fantasmic!

Kathy Taylor said...

Such an inspiring quote. Perhaps I should start customizing my stuff and but some motivational quotes and phrases on it. I'm planning to put some on my work folders.