Monday, June 28, 2010


I tend to get "caught in the moment" thinking I have so much to do and never really taking the time to enjoy life. (My husband is a great example by showing me how to enjoy life more often. I swear the only times that I have seen him stressed while we've been married which is 3 years are maybe 3 to 4 times. ) I tend to think "well maybe if I do this or that my life would be easier etc etc.." Well my friends, life isn't that way. As I am approaching my 25th birthday I have been thinking alot about my life over the years. For instance, what mistakes I have made, what choices I have made etc. At one point I felt like I wasted time for not finishing college or doing something at that point in my life that i should have been doing. But then, I came across this email and thought the choices that I made back then I shouldn't regret because those were the choices that I made that probably were best for me at the time. And lately I have felt like I need to do something to make me feel better about the choices I have made so I have been getting stressed out or feeling depressed. So one night as I was cleaning out my email box I came across this and I am sooo glad that I did because I felt so much better about myself. I shouldn't worry about the past or think that I failed in life. I just need to enjoy the moment. I should be happy with the way that I am I know that I can always improve but I should remember the happy things in life and what makes me happy. I do have to admit though I still get a little depressed with my 25th birthday comming up. I remember when I turned 22 I cried to Jason. He told me I was being silly and I think I was. But 25! I'm getting old but reading this made feel better and thinking that growing up isn't so bad. I just need to enjoy life and not get so caught up in the moment! Being 25 won't be that bad. I should try to remember these things so I can feel young!

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.

9. Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

First, I was dying to finish my high school and start collegeAnd then I was dying to finish college and start workingThen I was dying to marry and have childrenAnd then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so I could go back to workBut then I was dying to retireAnd now I am dying.....And suddenly I realized I forgot to liveRemember: Appreciate your current situation and enjoy each day!Author Unknown

Thursday, June 10, 2010

One of the best decisions of my life

( this picture was taken in San francisco when we were dating. I think this trip made me realize that i was in love him. Look at him, how could you not be in love with him with his goofy smile)
On June 8th marks the day when Jason and I went on our first date. We met eachother a year prior to when we actually went on a date but I had a boyfriend at the time when we first met. I remember when I first met him at my families BBQ one night. I didn't really talk to him considering I had my boyfriend at the time with me. He was playing with my nieces and nephews and my mom was surprised why he wasn't married yet since he was so cute with the kids. Well lucky for me I married him!

How could I foget to wish this boy a happy birthday

29 years ago this handsom man was born. I love you Jason more and more every day. Thanks for all of your hard work you do for our little family. You really are one of a kind and I love how you can light up a room with all of your jokes and you being a goofball. I love watching you with our nieces and nephews because it gets me excited for the day when we will be parents and how you will treat our children. I love you monkey! Hope you enjoyed your birthday!