Showing posts from April, 2013

Wedding Wisdom: The Dance

I was listening to potential wedding dance songs the other night.That is, until I bawled my eyes out and used up all the Kleenex (at least the rest of the box that my dog didn’t eat).After 3 more glasses of Pinot Noir I was ready to tackle this project for real.
There are so many amazing wedding songs out there… from the classics like Frank Sinatra, The Beatles and Nat King Cole, and 90s flashbacks including Celine Dione and Shania Twain, to modern pop, alternative, and Indie tunes by Bruno Mars, Jack Johnson, Adele, the list goes on.There are traditional, tender, two-step shuffle tunes, or upbeat Rock the Reception options.Some couples will choose something romantic and sentimental, while other embrace the new trend of choreographing a complicated performance modeled after Dancing with the Stars.

Flash mobs are apparently a popular trend in wedding dances, in which family members of the couple unite to perform a surprise choreographed dance for the couple.Youtube is full of “surprise” …

Hiking Lately

Spring can be such a tease.We’ve gone from 30 degrees and windy to 65 and sunny and back again during the past few weeks, making it difficult to decide if I need snowshoes or sunscreen on the hiking trail.However, I have had the opportunity to enjoy some really beautiful hikes in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Los Alamos despite the cantankerous climate.

My mom was in town for Easter week again this year and we enjoyed some beautiful hikes together.We went to Bandelier National Monument, a wilderness region near Los Alamos that features thousands of acres of trails and remnants of the pueblo people who once resided there.

My mom and I had our hearts set on some late-season snow shoeing before April arrived, but unfortunately we were about a week too late for any fresh powder.We did, however, enjoy a nice snowy hike along the Winsor trail toward Nambe Lake.

Last weekend I took Kua down to the Sandia mountains near Albuquerque to hike La Luz.It was my first time hiking all the way to the top an…