Saturday, July 21, 2012

Life Put Into Perspective

It's amazing how much we sometimes lose the meaning of what life is all about. We just go about doing all of our daily responsibilities and forget what everything we are doing is building up to. Time and time again I fall into this trap and end up losing some of the happiness that I could have had if I remembered to live with an eternal perspective. The Lord has to remind us through specific trials for us to see how much we really do need him in our lives. There have been a few specific events that have occurred this week, not to me personally, but that still effected me and put my life into perspective. Lives can be ended so unexpectedly and so instantly, without warning. . .

We should strive harder to live each day like it is our last day.
Show our love to those that we love.
Look to the Lord in everything that we do.
Spend time with friends and family.
Strive to be better each day.
Make goals.
Never stop improving.
Learn new things.
Ask for forgiveness.
And never let a day go to waste.

We do not know what the future holds for us, but if we keep this perspective throughout our lives there will be much less regret and much more happiness.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Independence Week

This past week was packed full of fun, and even though Jake and I did not do as much as we wanted because of school/work, it is safe to say that we had a fun time.

Last Saturday we went up to Bear Lake to stay with Jake's family at a cabin. We were only able to stay over night, but we had a blast. We got bear lake's famous shakes, played plenty of games, went swimming, and of course got a little sun burnt. We even made up a new car game on the way back that will probably become a family tradition.

A few days later was my birthday, which honestly did not start out too well because I thought that I would not be able to spend time with Jake all day. (Gotta love work schedules sometimes!) A few of my sisters took me out to lunch and I was able to have yummy Island Way's from Costco at work to celebrate my birthday. My mom invited the whole family over to her house for pizza and cake because she did not want me to sit alone on my birthday. When I was walking out the door to head over, all of the sudden Jake was right there walking down the stairs! He made arrangements (which were not very easy) to be able to leave work early and spend time with me on my birthday! I sure do love him for that! The party at my mom's house was fun, and I feel so blessed to be able to have an amazing family and a new amazing family that I have married into!

The next day was Independence day and Jake and I celebrated by going to the Real Salt Lake soccer game. We got free biker caps, got spit on by the guy behind us (which was just funny to joke about), and the game ended with the best firework show that I have ever seen!

I love spending time with Jake and am so grateful for that time that seems so rare to us!