Sunday, September 30, 2012

Simple Joys

I found out that my parents were going to be visiting my sister and her family this weekend.  I was planning on visiting, too.  My birthday is coming up, so at last minute I texted the family to see if they wanted to meet me at a Mexican restaurant when I got up there.  I'm so glad they did; the food was delicious.  Perhaps more fun than eating great food, though, was watching my nephew delight in eating his great food.  He loves food - a lot.  He can pack it in, too.  He looked so happy to have food to eat and just stayed pretty joyful throughout the meal.

Later, back at my sister's house, she presented me with cupcakes decorated and arranged to look like a flower.  My niece asked me what color of cupcake I wanted because she was hoping for one of the pink ones, I think.  My favorite color is yellow, so I took the center of the flower, and she got one of the many pink petals.  Once again, it was so fun to watch my nephew.  First, while everyone was singing to me, he was fun because he just grinned and looked sort of embarrassed (I don't know if he thought it was his birthday.).  Then, once he got his cupcake, he spent his time trying to shove as much of it in his mouth in as little time as possible.  My dad got some great pictures.  If he emails them to me, maybe I'll post one (or more) on here.

Also, my nephew is starting to say a few words.  My sister tried to get him to say "I love you" to me, and he did!  It came out something like "I-uh-oo."  So cute.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


This weekend I was involved in a conference for my stake's youth.  Yesterday we had different classes that the kids could attend.  Lacey Nymeyer, part of the women's Olympic swim team in 2008, was one of the speakers.  I am a little acquainted with her, so I wanted to attend one of her classes.  I have heard her speak before - I feel like she's a really good motivational speaker.  She's also beautiful and kind and a woman of faith.

She had her medal (the freestyle relay team she was a part of won the silver) with her, and she let the kids come up and hold it.  I thought that was really cool of her, and I had to go up and touch it, too, so that I can say that I've touched an Olympic medal.  What an experience it must have been for her to be a part of the Olympics.  I was impressed with how much she said it meant for her to represent a country that she loves so much.  I loved the patriotism I felt from her - so cool.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Doing the Right Thing

Once again, it's taken me a couple of weeks to write - I don't know what's wrong with me.  Anyhow, this guy who I've been talking to A LOT lately, confessed to me that he's married (waiting on divorce to be final).  That was kind of weird.  When I talked to my sister about it, she said, "You were the other woman!"  Eeek!  Anyway, I'm not talking to him anymore, and from a little research this evening, maybe he's doing the right thing.  :)  I don't know, and I can't ask him, but I'm encouraged.

I mess up in plenty of areas, so I don't say this self-righteously - you never regret doing the right thing, even if it's hard to do in the moment.