Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bad memories made good. It's all in how you look at them.

Been reflecting a lot lately. A lot.

If any of you actually read my blog and know me, you will know that I have a constant battle. I have it in my heart, in my mind, and in my spirit. The battle is with peer pressure, shyness, lack of self esteem, naivety, and not knowing who I am in Christ.

I was reading back today however, and it is amazing that when I read this blog entry from 3 years ago I am ever yet just as grateful for the experience as I was the day I was lifted to salvation! Without it I would not know today who Christ is or how I am loved. And after I read it, I thought, "Has it been really that long since I posted this?" Cause it sure hasn't felt like it!

And if some of you know me, I went back to a lot of my social habits the past few years and have been convicted beyond. I am reminded why too. I was saved once. That is all it takes. Sometimes it just takes a taste of reliving the past in the present to remind you who you want to be. A good quote I keep in the cubicle at work to remind me of the goal of life:

"What we do in the future makes us who we are today."
Dan Clark

Monday, June 29, 2009

Happy 4th!

Working this week is hard, it is almost as hard as working the week of Christmas!

I must be excited!

My sister and I are going to take our girls swimming on Thursday, we plan to eat lunch and maybe hit a Disney flick shortly after. On Friday we talked about finding some fabric to make Savannah a quilt...I'm glad I didn't sell my sewing machine after all. We'll cut the blocks out and sew as much as we can and she has offered to take it home to finish since her quilting frame is so awkward to travel with. Saturday we are going up the canyon for a BBQ with my mom and her husband. I hope to get a whiff of that fresh air I've so been longing to smell. Maybe we'll drop a line or two at Vivian Park on our way up, Charlie got a new pole for Father's Day that needs broke in.

Only thing is I haven't planned for the food at all. I guess we'll get to that point and make one big shopping spree for watermelon, hot dogs, mom's tato salad, beans, and all the other summer food fixins. Oh and don't forget the fireworks!

I am grateful to live in a country where I can enjoy the fruits of our hard work. I am only more grateful for the soldiers that fought for us as well. I too often forget what they went through.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Making plans...

Getting excited thinking about making plans...why? I'll tell ya!

1. I'm thinking Disneyland. It's close, it's good for all of us, and they have a Worldmark location there. Sure we paid $1700 for a week's stay with the timeshare experience program and we'll probably not be in the room a lot, but we have it and need to use it! Reservations need to be made by April 2010. Could have saved some on regular lodging, but that is what happens to me at these things. They hype you up at these sales presentations and try and get you while you're "in the mood." Glad that is all we bought. I didn't want to go to the presentation in the first place and at first said now, but gave into the pressure of a friend. I am a glutton and hate saying no to people - but I am getting better at this.

2. We also have a free two night stay for the torture they put us through for the presentation. I think we'll go to St. George for that one. I better call on it soon. I'd like to do this for my birthday in October.

3. We have two Utah Symphony/Utah Opera tickets and dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory that we need to decide what performance to sign up for. These I auctioned off for at a recent silent auction for the local Child Evangelism group. I am pretty proud to have won them and have been wanting to go out to a black tie event for a long time with my hubby. This gives me the excuse to do so and for a good cause! We are thinking the Opera, even if it is all in Italian with English subtitles. I really want to see Carmen, but that one is excluded. Apparently people who are obtaining the tickets off one donation aren't important enough. I'll be happy with whatever though. Sounds like a romantic night! Anyone have any suggestions on what Opera we should sign up for?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Wow, it's already mid June?

Has it really been that long since I posted last?

A lot has gone on and I've been busy. Obviously.

Last week our house was broke into and we were robbed. The kid didn't get away with much but it just bugs me that someone has the nerve to do that. Luckily we only have a $250 insurance deductible so our window and $100 of the cash that was stolen will be replaced. I never realized I would appreciate homeowners insurance. Having them take care of the window and my not having to even see the bill or wait for a reimbursement helps me to forget about a lot of the anger away from the event and is helping me to move on.

My nephew is back from an LDS mission. While I'm not LDS, I do feel the time kids spend out on their own really makes them grow and decide what they want to do for the rest of their life so I am proud that he went and look forward to hearing his experience. Peter's presence back home is already noticed and I didn't realize how quiet it was without him around.

Jacob has moved to the farm...literally. He is working two jobs for his uncles, one on the farm and the other for marketing. I am not sure of all the details. He is so busy all the time.

I have been given a promotion at work. No money but the title increase is just as satisfying, after all I have been with them for 9 years.

Savannah was sick last night. Not sure what it was, but I am fearing it had to do with a migraine headache. If it had been a stomach bug it would have lasted longer than a half a day. Charlie had these when he was young, pretty severe. I pray that she does not take after him.

We are refinancing our home to a 15 year loan. We hope to get the fixed rat or 4.5% but with the market the way it is our home appraisal will depend on this. Either way I love the idea of a 15 year loan!

It's been raining here. A lot. I have been enjoying it. Weird. I don't know why. Usually it depresses me, but thus far I have enjoyed it. And just this morning I noticed a fire on the mountain west of our house...but how could this be with all the rain?