Friday, January 30, 2009
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Monday, January 26, 2009
Posted by shahna at 18:13
Friday, January 23, 2009
Posted by shahna at 18:19
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Posted by shahna at 14:32
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Posted by shahna at 21:27
Sunday, January 18, 2009
— Jill Churchill
Posted by shahna at 10:10
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This team is AWESOME!
This is going to be such a great opportunity for him. The guys he is playing with are all a good group of boys and they are teaching him alot. His skills are really improving and he gets ALOT of playing time. (There are only 7 guys on the team) Also, I really like his coach. He is exactly what Tanner needs. He is good, knowledgeable, but not too intense.
Posted by shahna at 06:00
Monday, January 12, 2009
Jammi is so fun to talk with. She is one of the best story tellers I know. It never fails that every time I am around her, she always cracks me up.
Jim is one of the smartest people I have ever met. At one point he was literally a rocket scientist. Now he is doing some other genius endeavor. Diane is probably the sweetest person I know. She has THE biggest, kindest heart. I have never heard her say anything remotely negative about anyone.
Marianna's husband is the Bishop of their ward and he had a meeting so he couldn't come. Marianna wasn't going to let that stop her from missing out on all the fun, though. I am so glad. I just love her so much. She is one of the wisest people I know. A great person to go to for advice and perspective.
.... (and Diane's head, I think) :O) Catherine would give you the shirt off her back. She was my steadfast workout buddy for years and I miss her so much every weekday I am at the gym all by myself.
Mike and Vali
Vali and Mike have been like parents to me. I love them so much and they helped me get through some of the toughest challenges of my life. I always tell her that when I grow up I want to be just like her. I don't think I could love these people more.
Susan and Gary
They moved into Carrollton 2nd Ward about a year before we moved out but we became fast friends. We still do alot with them. They are our "go to" couple that we can always call at the last minute to go see a movie or go to dinner.
Posted by shahna at 08:23
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I looked high and low for some things that would be meaningful to me.
Here is what I came home with:
This mirrored tray is really cool. It reminds me of my Gigi because she always smells so good. Whenever she would hold one of my babies we could always smell Gigi on them long after she had left. I approriately put all my perfume on it. Every time I spray some on I hope to think of her.
This was kind of a random thing but Gigi has a MILLION candles and this one was a favorite scent that I remember her house smelling like so I brought it home.
I love this little clock. She had it on her fireplace mantle in her formal dining room as long as I can remember. I put it in my office.
This was something I got for the kids. She gave it to Papa LAST christmas and I don't think he ever even played it. It is really cool because you can program it to play songs and the keys light up to show you what keys to play. It is really nice and they are fighting over who gets to play it as I type this.
It just made me realize how silly we are to spend our whole lives acquiring things.
In the end we just sell it or give it away. We can't take it with us. The things that mean the most to us are the pictures and memories. That is why I decided that I am going to rotate through my kids and let them take a day off from school to go spend one day each week with her until school gets out. She never gets out anymore. She can't drive and my grandfather is usually too weak to take her anywhere. One of her favorite things is when I go pick her up and take her shopping and to lunch. I decided today, though, that I want my kids to have more memories with her too. Who knows how much longer we will have that chance....
One of the greatest tender mercies I have been afforded in my lifetime is the closeness I share with all of my grandparents. They are all still living and have had EXTREMELY close relationships with my kids, as well. Contrast that with my husband whose granparents have all passed on and who my children never really knew. I realize it is a blessing. Family is what it is all about, folks.
Posted by shahna at 15:32
Friday, January 9, 2009
I passed one day through a lonely town
And saw men tearing a building down.
With a ho-heave-ho and a husky yell
They swung at a beam and a side wall fell.
I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled-
The kind you’d hire if you had to build?”
“Oh no!” he chuckled, “No indeed-
The common laborer is all I need.”
“Why I can destroy in a day or two
What builders have taken weeks to do.”
I thought to myself as I went on my way
“Which of these rolls have I tried to play?
Am I the builder who works with care
Strengthening lives by rule and square,
Shaping my peers to a well made plan-
Helping them do the best they can-
Or am I a wrecker who walks around
Content with the labor of tearing down?”
Posted by shahna at 14:00
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Posted by shahna at 13:10
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Posted by shahna at 13:39
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Posted by shahna at 17:57