Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Love.

when i say i love the olympics, that is an understatement. 
like i LOVE the olympics.
like the the point that i think about my favorite athletes throughout the day and wonder what they are doing at that very moment. 
in fact, last night when jordyn wieber didn't make it to the overall competition, i got a little bit emotional.
and also when missy franklin won the gold in the 100 backstroke.
i know, how embarrassing right? 


this is seriously the best time of the year, every four years. 
winter olympics are nice but i LOVE the summer olympics.

i hope you are enjoying them as much as i am, 
in fact even HALF as much as i am. 
because even then, you are REALLY enjoying the olympics. 

and, can i just say, i super like the women's basketball jerseys (its really too bad they can't rebound for the life of them)
and i am totally diggin' the new US beach volleyball uniforms, not nearly as bikini-ish

i hope ya'll are finding time to watch the olympics. 
in just a couple days they will be gone for 4 more years. 


Monday, July 16, 2012

Becoming something more

Descriptions for life:
fun. adventurous. crazy. stressful. growth. love. happiness. trials. sickness. health. excitement. tests. trials. attitude. friends. family. miracles. laughter. learning. 
I could go on and on. 

Sometimes you just have to sit back and evaluate life. where you are at, and what you are doing, and where you want to be. 
I have been doing that lately. and I've tried to take a better look at where I'm at. 
I need to be better, and do more. 
To serve more like the Savior served. 

Its an exciting time. I'm motivated and ready to make changes, that although they may be small, they will make a big difference. 

Physically I'm eating healthy, and working out like crazy (i've lost 13 pounds in less then two weeks!) 
Spiritually I've started (and I may say Im slightly obsessed with) indexing and that aspect of family history. 
Emotionally I'm more aware of others and their struggles and it makes me so much more grateful for mine. I have it so good. 

Change is good. I love change....sometimes! 
But I'm grateful for this change. 
And I'm grateful that the Savior is by my side to help me to improve and become better slowly but surely. 

Elder Oaks said it perfectly
"In contrast to the institutions of the world, that teach us to know something, the Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches us to become something"

I was reading some books in the sports section of barnes and noble today (which tells you how inspired this truly was) and in the front cover of some book by some author :), it said, "We would accomplish so much more if we focused on improving our weaknesses then on our weaknesses themselves, while at the same time, seeking to continually improve those things that are already our strengths." 

I am trying to become something better then I am today, thank heavens I have the Gospel, and my Savior by my side. 
I think that quote from some book I don't remember summarizes (with a lot of spiritual ties actually) a little bit of how Im going to continue to become who the Lord wants me to become.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Im feeling a mixture of these two emotions right now. We are switching over to Electronic Medical Records...........................enough said. 

The worst part is...we haven't even started using it full time yet. 

I saw a book once called, "what not to say to a stressed out parent"
I think I'm going to write a book now called "What not to say to a stressed out employee"

If I survive next week, I will be back. 


Sunday, July 8, 2012