Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Picnic Table Philosophy

The other day Todd told me that his company created a Chris Rubino Memorial Award, in honor of the spirit of Chris, Todd's work friend who died in a car crash earlier this year. The spirit of the award is that Chris always liked to try new things, so the award would go to someone who tries new things at work, even if they don't work out. The story they told as an example is that Chris and Kim always traveled with a portable picnic table in their car. When they drove around the city and discovered a neat place, they would go get some food and then have a spontaneous picnic there. I liked the story and I'm now dubbing it "The Picnic Table Philosophy". It's different than trying new things. To me, it's more like they had the spirit of spontaneity, and enjoyed life's every moment. Couldn't we all be a little more that? Today Todd and I didn't have any plans, so we went to Burger Lounge in La Jolla for lunch. After all, we haven't been in a few weeks, it was time! We shared a hamburger, french fries, and a salad. It was incredibly yummy and quite a treat. I can finally show you my page about my mom that I did last week on Mother's Day. It is for the current Digi Dare #133. I really loved this dare. It is to finish the sentence "All I really need to know I learned..." Come scrap with us and link us up to your page in the comments at the Dare site, and you will get a 25% off coupon for Designs by Lili, plus a chance to win $40 in GC from our four sponsors this month! My page for the Dare (credits here).

11 comments:

  1. The layout is FANTASTIC!!!

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  2. Mm, another food picture! =) Lucky for me it is soon lunch-time here, cause that burger looks delicious.

    Your LO is so beautiful, love all the sentiments round the tree. And the birdies are so cute. Lovely photo of you and your mom!

    A little note about our windows; normally we have tree-glass windows, but ours that can be opened are two-glass plus a one-glas. I really don't know why, cause it only gives more area to clean. We didn't do the in-between glasses this time, but eventually they get dirty too.

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  3. That's just the sweetest picture! I absolutely love reading about your relationship with your mom...my prayer is that my children will say the same about me when they are all grown up!

    And...for someone that has been on a diet since mid-February...the burger picture is KILLING me! (but, it looks very yummy)

    Have a great Monday!

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  4. wow what a great layout!! Love the picture of you and your mother and all the journaling of things you learned by her

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  5. What awesome lessons to learn from your Mom--sounds like she was one special lady. God definately blessed you with such a wonderful Mom to teach you such valuable lessons. Super layout!

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  6. Your a great blogger chicca! I keep reading but always forget to comment...keep it up please! Love your writing, photos and LO's!

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  7. Beautiful layout. I love a good, juicy hamburger. Sounds yummy!

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  8. I want to live like that! Always READY to have fun, to try something new, to fully live! It is hard to find new places to picnic if you dont ever leave your apartment, though. ;) Great page about your momm, too!

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  9. ohhh!! a picnic table would be a treat! we always kept a portable gas hibatchi and *beach trip* type stuff in our car - until the hibatchi wore out and we have yet to replace it...but we have sand toys, sleeping bag and folding chair (and tons of sand) in the back of the car now...with a unicycle!

    i love being spontaneous - i call it flying by the seat of my pants :D

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  10. I love your dare layout - beautiful words of wisdom and tribute! I have a similar photo like that looking just like you did and my mom with that same era's dress only with short hair - cool memories!

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  11. Oh, how I love that layout of you and your mom. I have really enjoyed using scrapbooking to help me process losing my mom.
    That picture is just so sweet and it speaks volumes.
    Much love and hugs...
    H

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