Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Coming soon to a theater near you...

All things PINK! I just wanted to give a little shout to Ayla Alden who will be joining us on April 1st, 2008!! I can say without hesitation, next to having my own child- watching your sibling get ready to become a parent is the next best thing. I am so excited to hold a new little delicious baby girl in my arms, I can hardly stand it. I'm going to try my hardest not to "stop by" unannounced- but I can't promise anything. (I tend to be a little over the top when I get excited for something) I am so happy for the "father and mother to be" it's ridiculous. I have all the faith in the world that they will give this little girl everything she needs and then some. Yea for little girls and all the yummy goodness that comes with them.

Now- who's ready to try for a boy? We need a little blue around here....

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Lesson: Life Teacher: Trees

I think of some pretty of the wall things while running. Some things are funny, some strange, and some of my lifes most valuable lessons have been taught to me while running. The teacher today? Trees.I thought I would share. Lesson #1 Picture this: Small-"ish" sized tree planted in the front yard. In weeks past the owners had placed some metal stakes and wires on the bottom half of the tree to keep the tree standing upright and growing strong. Then came the wonderful Santa Anna winds that Simi Valley is known for. The owners have now added some rope on the upper half of the tree and more stakes. This tree isn't going anywhere! Some might see this tree and not think anything of it. I ran by and started crying. (no surprise right) I thought about how similar I am to this tree. When I was young, my parents anchored those metal stakes and wires to me to secure my roots, and make sure I was going to stand up straight and grow strong. Then, there were times that I needed "rope" and more stakes to keep me grounded. My parents always made sure that I was supported in the right ways so that I could grow the best. Some might look at all those ropes and wires and think that they are holding the tree down. I look back at my life and know that those wires and stakes are holding that tree up. Thanks mom and dad. Love you. (I know you read my blog) Lesson #2: Next tree- I saw a huge huge huge tree growing in someone's backyard. The tree was thick and strong. But one of the branches was almost touching the ground. It hadn't snapped or been broken because of the wind- it had grown like this. The leaves and smaller branches that were growing on the outer part of the branch were just too heavy for it to stay upright. It was so weighed down from the leaves and stuff, it was growing and bending downward. Once again, I thought about my life. How often I let drama and negativity weigh my spirit (branches) down. Instead of getting rid of those things and continuing to grow upright- I bend my branch and learn to keep moving with those things weighing me down. Soon, my spirit will be so close to the ground just like this tree branch if I let it. Time to shake those bad feelings, and negativity so I can grow upright and be strong. No need to be weighed down. Life is too short to worry about the small things. I taught a lesson in YW's this last week on Optimism. The hand out that came with the lesson said- "Smile and be happy: There's no reason not to." Oh, how many times I feel like I could make a very good and strong argument with this! But in reality, I have a home, a family, and food to eat. I'm so far ahead of the game!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gimme Gimme More...

A pencil is the
the epitomy of OPTIMISM...
can you figure out why???
The average pencil is 7 inches long. The eraser is less than 1/2 an inch. Those people at BIC have high hopes for us...

Saturday, November 10, 2007

6 Random/Weird Facts about Me

So, here's the deal. I was tagged- I have to write 6 random/weird facts about myself and then at the end, I get to tag other people and then they have to write a blog of their own spilling their weird facts about themselves. I have done something like this on Myspace a while back but I was tagged by Cassaundra and for the sake of being a good sport- I thought I would oblige with a new list:
1. I have OCD when it comes to my shoes being tied. I cannot stand it when they are tied with uneven pressure. I have been known to tie, re-tie, and tie again until it feels just right!
2. Something as simple as getting Kody's clothes in the morning can turn into a full blown cleaning rampage on the closet and next thing you know- I have spent 3 or 4 hours cleaning and organizing every inch of the darn thing. I like things to be neat and tidy and when the mood strikes me to clean it- I cannot walk away until it's finished.
3. I am a CONSTANT worrier about EVERYTHING. I don't know where it came from or when it started but I can think of anything and everything that could go wrong and I will worry until I am sick about it. Sometimes Jared will be running an errand and I will hear a Fire/Police siren and I immediately think he has been in an accident. Heaven help him if he doesn't answer his cell phone after I have heard the siren!
4. I have never scene any Star Wars/Star Trek movies. When Kody and Jared quote them, I have no idea what they are talking about and I couldn't care less about it. Really.
5. I have been known to take credit for some really cute and clever things my sister or Mom have thought of first. (we have all talked about this and we all agree it's okay) Come to think if it- the whole Wright/Jones wedding was my sister/mom's idea but I happened to be their "friend" that was helping with the wedding so I got all the credit. Thanks girls for making me look so good!
6. I love love love any type of jail/court/cop/addiction TV show. I've got em all on my Tivo and watch every one of them! I don't think this is that strange or weird but when our friends are over and they see my Recorded Shows List they all laugh at me for some reason. Who doesn't love to see some WT lady with no teeth being booked for a DUI and try and hit/bite/kick the officer? I LOVE that sort of thing!!

Okay- so now it's my turn to tag 3 people. Or was it 6 people? I can't remember and I'm too lazy to go back and check her page so I am going to tag 6 people because it's more fun that way.
I tag: Sharalyn, Janelle, Robbie, Megan Hambly, GingerD, Jenn. (But, for those of you that have already done this on Myspace- you have to come up with NEW things to add to your list!) Let the weirdness begin!