Monday, September 10, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
Back in July, my family went up to the Flaming Gorge area to my Grandma’s cabin. It was one of my Grandpa’s favorite places to go before he passed so there will always be a special feeling there.
We stopped in Vernal first and saw the site where my Grandparent’s house used to be. This place houses a lot of my early memories. I remember being so mad at my parents for sending me there during summers when I just wanted to hang out with friends, but it always turned out to be loads of fun with all that land to play on.
I also will be grateful for those times that I got to spent with Grandpa.
I love Flaming Gorge. I’m in the process of trying to convince my dad we need a boat. He is more convinced a tractor is better. I’m still working on him.
My mom about had a heart attack on these next pictures.
and went on a walk around the loop.
On the way home we stopped at Grandpa’s grave. Wow I can’t believe it’s been almost 10 years since he’s been gone. Love and miss you gramps!
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Looking back over this summer I realized I have been in some kind of funk. When did August happen? My mind is still back in June, I still write the date as being June. I've become this robotic human being that eats, sleeps, work, eat, sleep, work.. and I'm ashamed to say that I haven't done a lot of things I was planning for this summer! It's sad that on a beautiful day like this, I'm stuck inside.
I haven't even taken a picture with my camera lately, that's how serious were talking folks, because I love taking pictures!
The reason I'm writing this is because recently I read The Daybook Blog (love her) and she wrote an article about being busy. It really made me think about my own life. How often I just walk (sometimes running) down the path God has given me without really stopping and appreciating my blessings. I make myself "busy" so I can't fully enjoy my life. And I'm always wanting something I don't have.
Like her, I want to start everyday with just 30 minutes to myself. I want to read the Book of Mormon front to back, because shamefully I have never done it. Sure I have probably read scriptures here and there in seminary, sunday school, etc. but I don't know how many times I have read and re-read 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi. I also want to physically get into shape.
I want to start a journal. This will be a specific journal that I learned from work. We were given tiny notebooks and were instructed to write down things daily of what we did to help someone. I want to do this in a personal journal.
Overall I want to do these things on my own time, not because I have to, and not because I had to pencil it in into my schedule. I want these moments to be special and random. The way life is meant to be.
I guess being on cough syrup and stranded in my apartment has made me contemplate life :)