Friday, September 26, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
TOFW was excellent. The speakers and the music are always so inspirational . I really loved the talk about “Deliverance from our Problems” by Kris Belcher, a blind lady who has such a good attitude. She says the key is to Look Up, Look In and Look Out. She is like a stand up comedian and makes everyone laugh and then be in awe over her realness. We also heard for Olympian, Noellee Picus Pace. Such an amazing story as well about perseverance and sticking with a dream. Fave quote: “Difficulties are made to change us for the better.”
Wayne took Tru and Monson to Michigan to be in the Big house for the Michigan vx. Utah game. MONSON WAS IN HEAVEN…it didn’t matter who won. These are his teams. He sat in the sea of Red fans with his Blue and Yellow on ….and it was great. They loved being with “superfans” Blake and Mark…who are crazy, screaming, jumping on every play. With 10 minutes left in the game and the Utes up 26-10 it was delayed for almost 2 hours because of Lightening and Rain that was coming down in sheets. It rained REALLY hard….. By the time the game started up again, most of the Michigan fans had left, so the Utah fans went down almost to field level to finish watching the game. They were there so long that their phones all died, most of the food stands were sold out of food and when they finally got back to their hotels they had to eat at the same sports bar two nights in a row. Wayne was there with his boys, Mark Welch Terry Welch , Lizzy Welch, and Blake Bentley. It was a quick trip but sooo fun.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
We know who we are. We know what goes on in our four walls we call a home and we are happy with it. At the end of this life, I don’t think God is going to care how we became a family. I think he will care more about what we did with it. How we treated each other, how we loved each other and how we lived our lives.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
|Wanee with all of her Children..... inlaws and outlaws.......Sept. 1, 2014|
Monday, September 1, 2014
It's been nice to be "free" from my phone and checking it so much.
What happens to me and many others, is we turn to our phones when we are waiting in lines, or waiting at the doctors office, or waiting for the light to turn green, or even sitting with family and friends.. ...well you get the idea. What did I do before my smart phone? I actually had to be with my thoughts, make eye contact, greet and acknowledge other's presence and make conversation.
I want to return to this.
Not being on Social Media givse me so much more to talk about and catch up on when I'm with friends and relatives. I am having conversations that we would not have had because I would have "seen it" already. I like having conversations. I like connecting with people. This is why I thought Social media would be fun for me, but it's really a conversation killer. Been there, seen that. Being on smartphones so much is really isolating.
My fast would have been easier if I was a mom of younger kids...but all of children have a smart phone and post about their lives, including my grandkids pics, and I definitely missed out. Many times Wayne would show me something just to stay in the loop. I was not as internet connected to family and friends. Phone calls and conversations used to help spread the news about an engagement, a baby birth, a move...with my "fast" I didn't get the news.
I missed out on the whole ALS Ice Bucket challenge...this is a good and a bad thing.
This isn't a rant against Social Media.... it's here to stay and ever evolving but.....we need to be responsible with all of this Social media we have around us. It can be used for good or bad. Let's be uplifting and caring about what we post to each other. We also need to connect with each other person to person...not just screen to screen.
I'm back on now.... I got in this morning.
It's a requirement for my job to have a facebook account and more. This is a great way to advertize and share what's going on with our online school. I get this. It's also a powerful tool for our church. It's a great way to spread the good word and do a little missionary work. I get this.
I'm not going to return to my old ways. I will not be checking it as often. I will not let it take over my time. I'm going to post more thoughtfully. My goal is to look up, really be there...where ever I am, and connect.