new years eve. really?!
twenty-thirteen. sounds a little crazy.
the boys are so excited to open their letters from last year.
and i'm looking forward to sitting down with my husband 
as the clock counts down.
to plot the year ahead, together.

twenty-twelve felt a lot like treading water.
and this coming year we resolve to get things done.
make changes. and work hard.
we've got big plans for twenty-fourteen.

i'm getting ready to bundle up our kits right now. 
i grabbed some fancy gold foil seals today and stuffed a little paper sleeve with everything we'll need to fill out our lists and write a little letter to our future selves. there's also a special children's list just like years past for the kiddies to compare how they've grown and changed these last twelve months.

i love that you do this with me. 
it's so fun to hear that you'll be sitting down with these kits and your own families this evening, too.
happy new year, friends! 
love, lindsay

and many thanks to danyelle 
for her late night photo styling ideas/help from the labor and delivery wing!

Travels North! 1st stop Mount Baker, Washington

Leaving Tahoe when it's covered in fresh snow is pretty difficult. Thankfully I am heading North, where they have much of the same. I am traveling with my partner Josh, up to Mount Baker, and then heading to the first stop of the Freeride World Tour in Revelstoke, BC.

The drive was grueling. To start with the drive is 14 hours if your lucky. Add plenty of ice and inexperienced drivers on the road, your drive can turn into 14-20 hours.  I am very thankful Josh handled all the driving. We made it around 1am, awoke at 7 and headed to the mountain. Our first day at Baker was epic! Blue sky, deep snow, and great people made for an beautiful day.

It's looking like the rest of our time here will be much of the same. Please check back for up dates on my adventures!

Love Life!

The Shuksan Arm, so Beautiful!

Josh sending it 30ft+, Damn!

Year in Review

2012 was a very busy and successful year for Friends of Lucas Park.  Downtown St. Louis has a number of wonderful residents who take great pride in their community and have put in a lot of hard work to show it.  We will be forever grateful for what you have done to improve our neighborhood. Please take a few minutes to check out our photo year in review.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!  

Thanks for another great year and Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas everyone!!

So grateful for your support year after year! Can't believe it's almost 2013! Yay!
Make sure you register for yoga with me in January. I have delicious, affordable (completely non threatening/suitable for beginners) classes for everyone, from Pregnant momma's to Daytime Hatha classes to Baby and Me Yoga to evening Mixed Levels and Yin classes in Yaletown at the beautiful and historic Roundhouse AND in my own neck of the woods at Mount Pleasant CC. There also will be lot's of workshops with me in the coming year for both students and teachers alike! The biggest namaste in the world, and lots of love and peace to you over the holidays. 
Also watch for a new website coming very soon at 
Looking forward to seeing you on the mat in Jan xoxoxoxoxox

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One year!

On December 28, I will hit the one year anniversary of opening my blog, and the one year anniversary of beginning my journey into letter writing.  This blog has also recently hit 11,000 page views, which is completely insane!  I would have never guessed it would happen this quickly!

So, what has the last year taught me?   To be more patient with myself.  To allow my creative juices to flow when they're ready.  To love stamps.  To not worry if a letter goes more than three days without a reply.  To be more organized.  To be fearless.  To be appreciative.  To be forgiving.

It has been an incredible year, and I can't wait for the next one!  Thank you all for becoming friends with me!


It's the 17th annual Vancouver Farmers Holiday Market today!

Shanti Uganda is the designated Charity and they'll be wrapping gifts by donation in support of their Birth House! While you are there check out my friends Jewellery, Nancy Esworthy Designs. 
For a complete list of vendors click here
Happy Holidays! 

Sandy Hook Elementary School

My thoughts and prayers go out to those effected by the disgusting and heinous crime this morning.  I cannot imagine what those families are going through.

for you. from jane.

we've been busy holiday-ing over here. 
and i've been busy working on some cool projects.
i can't wait to share them all with you. 
i've been doing some custom work for jane of see jane blog.
she's up to some really great things over there this holiday season.
i had to share these labels i whipped up for one of her clever projects. 
they're perfectly simple.
go here to download a few for yourself.
collect all your trimmings,
turn up the sufjan and let's have a little wrap party.

all i need.

it's ten-thirty-eight pm.
am currently putting off climbing into bed.
procrastinating with blogs. and good music.

my winter insomnia has hit.
which means that even the most tiring of mothering days finds my head hitting the pillow around eleven o'clock each night and still wide-eyed and awake come one or two.

i catch up on my shows. my faves these days involving burly old men living off the wilderness in alaska. or burly bearded men who make duck calls for a living.

then i'll toss and turn and fluff my pillows.
under the covers? nope.
on top of the covers? nope.
maybe a glass of milk? nope.
a book? nope.

then i'll give up.

i'll just lay there.
eyes blinking up at the ceiling.
and my mind wanders.
the racing thoughts keeping me up at night are so silly, too.

eventually i'll feel a kiss on my forehead.
andrey leaving for work. it usually wakes me.
which means that somehow sleep does actually find me.

this until spring...
where my best and most delicious sleep hangs out.

What would you like more of?

In the new year I plan on adding what has somehow gotten lost from my life through much of this year to crappy stuff like family stresses and paperwork etc... 
It's Nature. There will be much more nature. chi

A giveaway!

Most of you probably know of this already, but Derrick over at i Still write is hosting a giveaway on his blog!  It's a chance to win some very beautiful stationery.  All it takes is to mail something, so why not try for this awesome prize?

Substantial Media House

From the boys who bought you Bomb Flow TV,Evan Garcia Fred Norquist present a new movement in Whitewater SUBSTANTAIL MEDIA HOUSE
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To keep track of the most Substantial Edits coming to you every month like there Facebook Page-

 Stand by for Substantail TV.2 BC
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The Beauty in the Daily Drive to Kirkwood

This winter season like every year is evolving in a frosty beauty. As the seasons change so do I.
I adjust to the transition into my winter schedule, which includes the 35min, up to and hour drive, out to Kirkwood. Sometimes, I dread it, especially when I have to fill my gas tank. Although most days the anticipation of shredding my favorite mountain keeps my head in the positive, and when I drop into Hope Valley, I find peace in the amazing scene. I am thankful everyday for this life:)

I hope you enjoy some of the pictures driving to and from Kirkwood Mountain Resort. If these don't inspire your spirit I honestly don't know what would.

LOVE this woman.

While not big on New Years Resolutions I am big on changing things that aren't working for me and I currently have some of those "things" going on in my life, and I am pondering the future.

I just read this on Facebook. Here is my Facebook Page if you'd like to be on it.
Such wisdom from Pema Chodron below:


All too frequently we relate like timid birds who don't dare to leave the nest. Here we sit in a nest that's getting pretty smelly and that hasn't served its function for a very long time. No one is arriving to feed us. No one is protecting us and keeping us warm. And yet we keep hoping mother bird will arrive.

We could do ourselves the ultimate favor and finally get out of that nest. That this takes courage is obvious. That we could use some helpful hints is also clear. We may doubt that we're up to being a warrior-in-training. But we can ask ourselves this question: "Do I prefer to grow up and relate to life directly, or do I choose to live and die in fear?"

Excerpted from "The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times", page 7.Heart Advice weekly quotes from Pema Chodron, courtesy of Shambhala Publications.

This is a great quote. And throw some yoga into the mix and you've got it made!

Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life. 
Marilu Henner

"You time" Time for you and only you. Hope you get some.

You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.
–Joseph Campbell

Remember to do it.

Often and on purpose.

Nothing changes your physiology faster, and its right there under your nose.