Saturday, December 03, 2016

DAY 30: Where My Ladays At?

Last night, we had our women's Christmas dessert and you know what? I've been attending these for the last 6 years and they just keep getting better!

Joc, getting those candy canes off the table as fast as she can!

Alyssa was pretty fast too!

I was horrible.

My fav dessert.

Look, every woman needs friends. She needs time to get out of the house and just be with other chicks. A lot of guys think they don't need it and there's a lot of women who don't think they need it. But they do! We do!

B totally understands that I need some hang time with the girls; whether it is having them over to just chill at home or go out for dinner & drinks. It's the down time with those who support you and encourage you that can be refreshing.

On some of our darkest days, just a word, a gesture from our girlfriends can mean the whole world. And to be able to celebrate with them is even better!

I'm so grateful for my BFFFFFs, my long-time friends, my wonderful ladies at church and for new friends. Without them, I'd be a moody, lonely, frumpy person.....maybe.....maybe not....but I like friends, so I'm happy to have some!

Friday, December 02, 2016

DAY 29: Have You Ever?



Well, neither have I.

Do you have memories of growing up that are precious to you?

I think about my mom and my sisters. We have one-liners that we still use, we tell the same stories over and over again (sorry Bryce) and we laugh maniacally over them.

I hope that my girls are making their own precious memories. We have fun with them; taking trips, doing fun things, etc. But the fun really begins with the people you are with.

Tonight, they are sleeping under their desks. So weird, I know. But they are doing it because it seemed fun to them. They made their own little cubbies, with curtains and nightlights.

I don't know about you, but that looks super uncomfortable. Whatevs....I told them if they get cold or uncomfortable, they can move their beds.

It just cracks me up because it sounds like something me and Court would have done when we were their age. Heck, I tried to make a bed in the bathtub one night....not sure if my mom knows that one....ha ha!

Make memories, good ones, if you can! They don't require tons of money or even tons of time. Just be with the people you want to be with and laugh. I think those are the best memories of all.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

DAY 28: We All Fall Down


One morning I woke up and here they all were. They just decided to fall right off, all at once. They're about ankle deep.

You know what this means right?

I love the winter weather
Where the two of us can get together
There's nothing sweeter, finer
When it's nice and cold, I can hold
My baby closer to me
And collect the kisses that are due me
I love the winter weather
'Cause I've got my love to keep me warm!

Speaking of which, the girls and I discussed what it meant to be homeless and in the cold. We don't see a lot of homeless people here in St. George. I had to explain that there are families who don't have homes, food, etc. I asked them to remember this when they are complaining about not getting what they want; to be grateful for the things we take for granted.

Basically, I want them to learn to be happy with the life they have no matter what; to remember there are those who are suffering; to feel compassion and love.

We are memorizing the phrase, "I can only do my best and I'll let God do the rest." We will fail, we will fall, but with God at the center of our hearts, we can continue to try and do our best.