Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Sunset - Rodanthe North Carolina... Oh how I wish I was there now...
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My sister and her husband on their wedding day....
at 9:23 AM
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
You know how you always get those emails that are 8 miles long and you very seldom read them? Well I got this one the other day and I took the time to read it. Kind of puts things in perspective sometimes...
The Mayonnaise Jar
A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students, if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
'Now,' said the professor, as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things - family, children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions? Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car. The sand is everything else --The small stuff. 'If you put the sand into the jar first,' He continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, You will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
'Take care of the golf balls first -- The things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'
at 8:05 AM
Monday, April 19, 2010
This weeks theme over at i heart faces is Photo Collage Theme. I shot these pics a couple of months ago down at a local state park. Common theme - my boys!
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at 2:33 PM
Okay - sometimes you just have to brag a little on your kids. My son Thomas has been invited to be in the Book Masters Club at school~!!! Book Masters is selection of students who read 12 books and then they attend Quiz Bowls. He starts to read now and through the summer and the quizzes will start in fall of next year. I am so proud of him!
Thursday, April 15, 2010
A friend of mine shared this website with me last month and I thought I would share it with you all. You get a free (yes FREE) photo book once a month~! You don't even have to pay shipping! The book is about 8X10 in size and is not a hard cover but - hey free is free! There are different backgrounds you can use and everything! Really neat.
Just go to Hot Prints and get started.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
One of my favorite pictures of my boys! I can not wait to get back to the beach~
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Sunday, April 4, 2010
The weather has been great the last couple of days and the boys have had a blast riding their bikes. They have discovered that they pop wheelies. We had a few crash and burns but some how they survived...
Here is what I watched all afternoon!