Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Mom & Dad on Their Wedding Day with Elder Ronald Lawrence
You have taught me everything from spitting orange seeds in a paper sack to peeing behind a pine tree (when I was younger of course). I will never forget the many a mornin' I have awoken to the infamous rooster! You are my favorite skiing buddy, fishing companion and Chemistry guroo. You have shown me the importance of looking for the best in others and giving freely. You have a heart like no other and for that you are to be admired. When I think of selfLESS, my mind is immediately drawn to you.
The most important lesson I have learned from you is how to be strong and yet submissive. You have shown me the importance of modesty and have been a wonderful example of a "virtous woman." You are my friend and my mentor. For 19 years, you have been the hand I reached for. You are the one to listen when I have gabbed the ears off of everyone else. Thank you for listening -hours upon hours- during our "porch talk." I am eternally grateful for the guidance and support I have been given. I know that when I need someone, I can always turn home.
You are "Super Fly" :) I cant remember a time that you haven't been there for me when I needed you. I dont know what I would do without our "pillow talks" every once in a while. You have shown me the important things in life and have told me that I can do anything that I set my mind to.
You have always been there for me when I needed a good laugh! There is just something about your personality that puts a smile on my face every time I look at you. The moments that may embarass us now will soon be precious memories. I will never forget your singing/howling in the shower or your recent obsession with "Before He Cheats" on my iPod. :)
Mom and Dad,
We are so blessed to have parents as loving and caring as you two. We would not be where we are today without you guys behind us.
Butter Bean & String Bean
Saturday, September 22, 2007
I received some wisdom from a dear brother in the church this morning. It made me think about a few things in a different light. Perhaps this man's wisdom will be of benefit to you all as well.
- Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
- When looking for a spouse, be conscious of those you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other.
- Don't believe all you hear, Don't spend all you have and Don't sleep all you want.
- When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
- Never laugh at anyone's dream.
- Love deeply and freely. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely.
- Don't judge people by their family, possessions or social standing.
- Talk slowly but think quickly.
- Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- Remember the three R's: Respect for Self; Respect for Others; and Responsibility for all your Actions.
- Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it. Go to those who have wronged you or you have wronged. (Matthew 18)
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
On Danielle & Emily's Kick....
Triggers of Happiness:
- Sunday Morning
- Road Trips to Church Meetings
- Being with Family
- Listening to Hymns
- Making Friends Smile
- A Child's Innocence
- Going Out of My Way to Hold Doors Open For Strangers
- Being on the Boat
- Getting Cards in the Mail
- Snow Skiing
- Being on Stage
- Strawberry Smoothies
- Making Crabby People Waiting in Lines Laugh
- Writing Letters
- Crossing My T's and Dotting My I's