Sunday, August 30, 2009
Oh ya, anyone else that wants to come with me needs to start training NOW!
please rsvp - and Marcus and Annyse - I hope you enjoyed Mt. Whitney. Fitting, Marcus, that you would hike the mountain named after your sister.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
I woke up slightly after my kids did.Disoriented. tired. reactive. I felt like a train was chasing me.
I wake up an hour before anyone else. It is my golden time. Grateful. energized. proactive. I put my armor on for the battle
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
If you are going uphill;
- Pick a prominent landmark about 50 feet ahead of you.
- Run uphill to the landmark.
- Chant "GO, GO, GO!" until you run out of breath.
- Turn around, but don't sit down.
- Look at the view, celebrate your progress, and wait for the rest of the group to catch up with you.
- Evaluate the next 50 feet. Repeat if you are still going uphill.
If you are going straight;
- walk with the group until you approach the next hill (see directions for going uphill).
- Play "The Minister's Cat" from the movie 'Scrooge,' until one of the group gets irritated, or you arrive at the next hill.
The kids beat me out of the canyon.
Optional rules for the recession;
I didn't intend to hike this mountain, and there is no way out of this without climbing out of the canyon I am in. I am tired of sitting on this rock, paralysed.
- Develop a plan of action based on the principles of preparedness. Take your plan to the Lord every morning in prayer.
- Tackle 50 feet of the most urgent part of your plan with speed and vigor. That means only run one day at a time. Work hard and remind yourself to Go! Go! Go!
- Don't go to bed without celebrating the progress of the day, and express your gratitude to Heavenly Father. Ways to celebrate - pray, read your scriptures, serve someone else, taking care of your body's needs by exercising, eating well and drinking enough water.
- Don't try to keep up in any way with any other hiker. Don't look too far uphill.
When it is time to hike a straight road again, I will have awesome spiritual and emotional muscles. I will come out of this experience with a greater capacity to love and be grateful.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Bethany- She is now 16 years of age. Her birthday is in June and she is turning 17 this summer. She plays soccer but she loves all sports. She loves listening to her music. She played the bass for 10 years but currently does not play. She is very hyper, outgoing, and loves to make people feel comfortable and happy.
Gailynn- She is currently 16 years old and her birthday is October 23rd. She has a very engergetic personality. she is a good decorater, cute, and crafty. upbeat outlook on life, unless you ask her about her family. She randomly sings when it's quiet! she is kind to everybody. She doesn't play any sports and she dreads getting up each morning. "uh i hate this! I hate waking up!" (thats her saying every morning... it's especially funny when you add the "grrrr" sound effects).
Sunday, February 15, 2009
"Quetzales!" the little boy plead.
Dr. Dean kept trying to explain to the boy how much more valuable a quarter was than a quetzal.
"Give him a quetzal," I told him - so he did. The little boy excitedly ran off to the corner store.
I wonder sometimes if I too am guilty of trading "down" when I don't see the value of the gifts and experiences I am given from Heavenly Father.