Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Merry Christmas Everyone! We love you!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were discussing their lives at a class reunion. They decided to go visit their old university professor, now retired, who was always an inspiration to them. During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in their work, lives and relationships.
Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an assortment of cups. Some cups were porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite. He invited each to help themselves to the hot chocolate.
When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand,the professor shared his thoughts.
"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. The cup that you are drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink. What each of you really wanted was hot chocolate. You did not want the cup . . . but you consciously went for the best cups. And soon, you began to eye one another’s cups. Now friends, please consider this . . .
Life is the hot chocolate . . .your job, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. The cup you have does not define, nor does it change, the quality of life you are living. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup,we fail to enjoy the hot chocolate God has provided us. Always remember this . . . . . . . . . . God brews the hot chocolate, He does not choose the cup. The happiest people don't have the best of everything.
They just make the best of everything that they have!!
Live simply . . . Love generously . . . Care deeply . . .Speak kindly . . .
Leave the rest to God.~ and remember ~ The richest person is not the one who has the most,but the one who needs the least."
Enjoy your Hot Chocolate!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Because I'm easily influenced & I let my friends push me around here is a tag from Amanda's blog. The catch is that if you are reading this and have a blog consider yourself tagged!
Should you chose to post please leave a comment and let me know!
10 years ago I was:
1. Still a newly wed and trying to figure out how to live (in harmony) with Ty.
2. Totally freaked about buying our first home. (Half the price of my current house, wish I could trade payments now!)
3. Trying to/thinking about getting pregnant with Justin. That worked out nice. :)
4. Working at Arnold Machinery and fighting with Susan.
5. Learning how to cook and be domestic.
5 Things on Today’s To Do List:
1. clean (always)
2. shop for new dishwasher. The old one makes the dishes dirtier.
3. watch Justin's school class Christmas program
4. dinner (leftovers)
5. family home evening
5 Snacks I enjoy:
1. french fries
2. peppermint tea
4. bread (any kind)
5. Andes mints
5 things I would do if I were a millionaire:
1. pay off my house
2. put aside money for my kid's school and missions
3. bring Joane and her family to the US
4. Pay off my mom's house and debts so that she can retire
5. Set up a scholarship program for my friends and family
5 Places I have lived:
1. Huntsville, UT
2. Salt Lake City, UT
3. Highland, UT
5. Ardmore, OK
5 jobs I have had:
1. The Lost Texan! Those were the days.
2. Sales Coordinator @Arnold Machinery
3. Purchasing @ Wagner Packaging
4. Book keeping for Stone Source
5. Mom :)
Okay so everyone that just read this, get your lists together I look forward to reading them.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
And I'm greatful for YOU!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Isn't he So Cute!
And, he's raising our boys to be just like him.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So the last few weeks have been pretty stressful, leading up to the election. And, well, you all know how that ends. My house is a mess. Ty went to Belize. The list goes on.
But look at the happy smiles on my boy's faces today. :)
Smiling is infectious, You can catch it like the flu, Someone smiled at me today, And I started smiling too.
The world always looks brighter from behind a smile!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
This picture is down town San Ignacio. Right across from the market where I buy all of our fruits and vegetables.
This is on my farm. The trees right in front are some of our coconuts. These trees are like 20 feet tall! Don't worry, our house is on higher ground.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Now we have an excuse to go camping!