An Infinite Summer

June 17, 2013
by Sara

For My Dad

Happy Father’s Day, I love you!

baby with dad

From you I got my love of reading, inspirational movies, and school supplies.  My curly hair, my love of the beach, and all things medical.

toddler upside down with dad

You are an amazing teacher, public speaker, and problem solver.  We all know to call dad with any problem or worry, because you will know just what to say, and how to fix it.

Thank you for all the Archie comics, jammy runs, and middle of the night wake up calls just because you knew I loved to go back to sleep.

Thank you for teaching me to never give up on my dreams, and to never settle for anything that is second best.  You have taught me perseverance through the toughest of trials, and the importance of always coming out with a smile on your face.

Thank you for being genuinely interested and supportive of my dancing.

Thank you for being a spiritual giant, and a worthy priesthood holder.

Thank you for reminding me that acting like a kid is always more fun.


And most of all, thank you for being my dad.

June 13, 2013
by Sara


I could tell you about the guy playing Jack Johnson on his guitar, the tourists thrilled to finally be here, the homeless man spouting off doomsday theories. I could describe how blue the ocean is, how bright the sun is, and how perfect the breeze feels. I could tell you how good the surfers are, and how the smell of the ocean cannot be beat. But I think for now, I will just tell you that I am happy.


May 13, 2013
by Sara

Thank You

Thank you for all your comments and support regarding my last few posts.  Things have been crazy these past few weeks with graduation, finishing up at work, spending time with lots of friends and family, packing, moving, and unpacking.  But we made it!

We are officially moved in to my in-laws, and it is dreamy.  I honestly feel like I am still on vacation, as we come and stay with them quite often.  The awesome thing though, is that I keep reminding myself that I don’t have to leave.  

That thought is delicious.

The past few days have been spent unpacking and organizing, with mid-afternoon swims JUST BECAUSE I CAN, buying avocados from street corners, acquiring my late graduation/current welcome to California/sometime in the future Mother’s Day present – a paddle board!, and spending time with friends and family.

California, you and I will get along just swell.  And now, to leave you with some blurry iPhone representations of what I see every morning on my run.

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May 12, 2013
by Sara
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To My Mama

Happy Mother’s Day to my very favorite Mumsie!

young with mom hawaii

I can honestly say that if I turn out just like her as a mother, I will be extremely proud of myself.

Everyone who meets her loves her.  Everyone.  At the office it is a running joke that she doesn’t walk, she hovers, just slightly, as she is just that much more saint-like than the rest of us.  She is the sweetest, kindest, most thoughtful person I know.


She is stunningly beautiful, and has perfected being totally stylish and non-frumpy, without looking like she’s trying to dress like a teenager.

She instilled in me my love for dance, my mannerisms and the way I talk, and my love for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd helpings of dessert.


She has taught me the value of hard work.  She works 40-60 hours a week in a high stress environment, wakes up at 5:30 every single morning to walk with her friends, and still manages to do all of the cooking, cleaning, house managing, etc., along with being the stake primary president, a faithful visiting teacher, attending all dance competitions, football games, track meets, etc., etc., ETC. PLUS find time to spend with family and give service every chance she gets.  She truly is a super hero.

I love you mom!