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It’s the Olympic opening ceremonies Eve, and just thinking about it now, I already think I might be too excited to go to sleep tonight. I understand we all have our things so if you are not excited about the Olympics or are trying to get yourself on the bandwagon, here are my reasons why I am absolutely thrilled the Olympics are about to start…

Why I, Lori Wilson, am so pumped about the Olympics

1. Women’s Gymnastics. Ever since I took preschool gymnastics where I basically jumped on the trampoline and did summersaults, I was convinced that I could be the next Kim Zmeskal, Nadia Comaneci, Shannon Miller, Kerri Strug, and more recently Nastia Luikin or Shawn Johnson (but let’s not talk about the heart break I am feeling about these two NOT being at the London Olympics). Obviously I quit gymnastics soon after preschool and did not follow my Olympic dream but my inner child still thinks I could have made it. So I live vicariously through the Jordyn Wieber’s and Gabby Douglass’ and when they fall, I fall. When they win the gold, I win the gold.


2. The side stories about how the athletes got to the Olympics. Let’s face it friends, I am a sucker for a sweet story. I used to be embarrassed when I would cry in commercials and Grey’s Anatomy but now I own it. Every time I watch the Olympics they always have some story of struggle set to either the score from Forrest Gump or Little Women and it gets me every time. Every time. I am just so moved by each athlete’s courage and tenacity. So I will sit in front of the TV with a box of Kleenex by my side.


3. Michael Phelps and Ryan Lotchte. These boys are not only phenomenal at swimming, but also they aren’t too terrible to look at. Especially with Michael’s new facial hair look. Also Michael is only THREE medals away from being the most decorated Olympian ever. EVER. And I guarantee when he wins I will be tearing up.


4. Trampoline. Shooting. Badminton. Handball. Table Tennis. I am so glad there are people who are experts in these sports, I just had no clue they were Olympic Sports. Maybe I should have focused more on the trampoline as a kid and I would have made it as an Olympian. I also love how Track and Field is called Athletics. Athletics? I thought all the games are athletics. What do I know?


5. Beach Volleyball. It makes me think of either Zack and Slater playing volleyball at Palisade Hills Country Club trying to impress Kelly Kapowski or Dylan and Brandon playing volleyball at Beverly Hills Beach Club trying to impress Kelly Taylor (things TV taught me: every pretty girl in Cali is named Kelly and watches cute boys play beach volleyball). Back to the Olympics, my seventh grade self thinks I should have gone pro in volleyball.

6. Something to watch. Finally, I am so excited to watch the Olympics because besides So You Think You Can Dance, there is nothing on TV right now, which bores me.

I hope you all are now pumped for the Olympics. I am tempted to go buy their Ralph Lauren French looking outfit but since it wasn’t made in America, I will pass. Shame!

Happy Olympics Eve!



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If you know me you probably know I love feel good moments and spreading this good feelings. I found the sweetest blog recently and have really enjoyed following it. It doesn’t fit in as well with my typical blog list (photo blogs, design blogs, style blogs, etc) but it sure does stand out in a good way.

Check out Just Little Things for a guaranteed smile and feel good moment. Here are a few of my favorites:

Happy Friday!

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While perusing through some blogs on my google reader today, I found a blog called A Little Glass Box and immediately felt like I had a connection with Courtney. You know how sometimes when reading a book or hearing a story you feel like the main character is your kindred spirit? Well, that is how I felt when I found Courtney’s “Life after Craiglist” page. She has a great eye for color and amazing creativity. When you need a pick me up today or you have moment when you need to just think of something else, check out Courtney’s blog. If you like to redo furniture or dwell in possibility you won’t be disappointed with Little Glass Box. Your creativity will be well fed. Enjoy!

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I feel like I have been MIA from my blog and all the blogs I read, so I thought I’d let y’all know I’m alive and well. Well somewhat well…I moved then worked all day (like 8 to 8) Monday through Friday then went to Houston to see my bff Emily. Then I came back, picked up travis and got sick. Also I don’t have Internet. Ugh blogging has not been easy. So stay tuned for home updates. I will have some soon! Hope your having a great week!

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I got this book for $5 from Half Price Books and decided it would be the perfect sketch book. Here are a few drawings and such that I have done over the past year or so:

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Recommended blog/post for today: Shelter

Why:  The rooms are gorgeous, the colors are AMAZING, I wish I was sitting on that white couch relaxing, I want those pink curtains, I love the blue and white stripe patio and those nice blue chairs

There are many more great photos on their blog so you must go see for yourself.

Click here and enjoy!

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I received this email a while ago and it just warmed my heart … and made me cry but how can you not!! When I sent it to my friend, Emily, her response was I want that job- the job at the Post Office that responds to ‘letters to God’. She would be great at it if there was such a job. I would rather my tax dollars go to that position than some other things… I think we would live in a more loving country if so, don’t you?

Anyway, I am not sure who Meredith is or where this got started but I think it needs to be shared. So if you know the origin please share. I hate not being able to give credit where credit is due but it’s just too good to not share.

Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey.  She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her.  I told her that I thought we could so she dictated these  words:

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.

I hope you will play with her. She likes to play with balls and to swim. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her You will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.

A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet.  I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’

Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.

Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog.

Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in, so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find, I am wherever there is love.


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