Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lessons learned.

As I have reflected back on this past year, I have realized that I have learned many lessons.  I will mention just 12.

1.  "How are you?"... Doesn't mean you need to reflect on how you are...but it means they care about you.
2.  "I'm sorry"...also means "I care"...not:  feel sorry for yourself.
3.  Just because they don't talk to you about what you're going through...doesn't mean they don't care.  Most of the time it means they don't know what to say.
4.  What God has in store for you is very rarely what you had in mind.  Trust Him!
5.  You will never know how it really feels until you go through it yourself...But Christ knows how you feel.
6.  Tender Mercies come in the most unusual and surprising packages.
7.  No matter how much you love your own children...God loves them more!
8.  Sometimes, Faith and Trust in God is not the easy road...just the best road.
9.  Just because things didn't turn out the way you hoped, doesn't mean they didn't turn out the way they were suppose to.
10.  You will not be spared experiences that you consider a waste of time when they don't bring the desired outcome.  To all things there is a purpose.
11.  There is so much more to your life than just you!
12.  When you live through heart break, don't forget to look up or beyond yourself to see the sweet love and peace that goes with it.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Rose Buds!

I have my racquetball/gym buddies (I call them Rose Buds) over for breakfast occasionally...but always for Christmas.  It used to only be racquetball, but since I started lifting weights in March I've made many more friends at the gym (cuz I'm so shy!).

This is Barbie and Skipper (Barbie is on the right) haha, or I call them Peggy and Cheryl (Peggy is on the left).  These ladies are the most fit mom's I've ever seen.  They run everyday and they lift weights on Tuesday and Thursday.  I taught them the game of racquetball and got them so sore they could hardly walk...and they promised to kick my butt in abs this week!  They basically came and cooked all the food, plus they brought homemade muffins...that were a little too fabulous!  They also bought me a pink work out shirt because that is the color they always now I can be on their team!  They're keepers!

This is Leon and Jim.  Leon is the one trying to build a bridge across Utah Lake and Jim is an animator and has done work for Disney and other animated movies.  We all played racquetball this morning at 7 and then came over to my house for breakfast.  A few people I didn't catch pics of before they left were an older couple, Lloyd and Linda Laycock and Doug and Julie Ahlstrom.  Doug is an attorney for Draper City and had to go to work. 

The older guy in blue is Dave.  He has trophies at home for racquetball tournements he has won.  He is fun to play.  With the guitar is my good friend, Wendy.  We have played racquetball and done breakfast for about 3 years now and this was the first time I have heard her play.  She lives just west of me and teaches guitar lessons.  She is awesome!

This is our friend...other Doug.  He got hit in the leg with a racquetball a few months ago and developed a blood clot all up and down his leg (WASN'T ME!!!).  He was hospitalized a couple of times and took weeks to recover.  He has to wear long pants to play now and wears something on his leg to protect him from getting bruised again.  He still plays pretty awesome!  He has a shirt that says: Yes Dear is my indian name.

Dave (my Dave) was playing hooky from work to be here so I can't post a picture of him.  A bunch of other people couldn't make it because they had to work or went on vacation...stuff like that...but they are all awesome!

This is the tale end of Wendy's beautiful song.  (Sorry, that's all I got!)

This is how we rock it at my parties!

This video is my friend Ed and Wendy hittin the strings.  Ed plays in a band...several bands.  I think most of his boys play in a band with him and he's got a band in California.  I think most everyone of my racquetball buddies have a beautiful voice...cept Dave H....but somebody has to play the part of the audience!  Good job Dave!  Oh, if you're Dave's boss and you're reading this...Dave is really at work working hard(ly)!

We had a great time!  Good food, Good friends, great memories!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Zack's MS!

Zack has an official MS (Main Squeeze)!  Her name is Caitlin and we all love her...even Mike!  I don't mind not being his best girl anymore...I'll always be his favorite mom!  Caitlin is the oldest of 5 girls!  She loves music and plays the piano really well!  They met at work and attend the same college!

It's so different having girls in the house!  My first clue is the giggling!  Spence hasn't brought any girls home yet (Thank goodness!) but the other boys bring them...(thank goodness!)!