Friday, February 26, 2010

Caliente! Suave!

I have really not excersized much in the last year. I'm not excited about it and I would rather sleep in the mornings than get up early to do something I dread. But this week I decided to try a few classes at the gym. I left the girls in the gym day care on Monday and went to a circuit training class. Half of it was cycling. Hated the cycling, but will definately go back for all the other stuff. And then last night. Oh my gosh. I went to a ZUMBA class. Have you ever been to one? So. Much. Fun. I felt a little stupid for the first 5 minutes but then realized that no one cared how I looked. It is like dancing/aerobics to high energy latin music. Much shimmying and shaking and jiggling and gyrating went on, but it was a blast. The teacher was fabulous and I can't wait to go back! GO ZUMBA!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Another Angel

Our dear friend, Phil Kesler passed away last night after a brave struggle with cancer. We were so blessed to have had him as a friend and our hearts ache for his sweet wife, Heidi and their 3 year old little girl, Eden. Words are hardly adequate to express this loss. Richard sang with Phil for so many years, and last night we listened to Phils beautiful voice as he sang on the Kid Stuff CD. "Sing, sing a song, sing out loud, sing out strong. Sing of good things, not bad. Sing of happy, not sad." There are many happy times with Phil that we can sing of, but our hearts are indeed sad and we will miss him so much.

There was a time in my life, up until about 10 years ago, where I still believed that my Mom and Dad were super heroes and that they would never grow old, or sick. They could never die. I had never experienced "death" and it was such a far removed concept to me. This last year has been filled with many experiences with death and seeing people who are close to us leave this world prematurely. I now realize how truly mortal we all are and it scares me. Sometimes I wish I could go back to that naive self of mine before I understood how much death is a part of life. I am truly grateful for the knowledge I have of the Plan of Salvation and that I know that someday it will "all be OK", as my Mom put it. Right now it hurts, and we don't understand it, but someday we will and our reunions with loved ones will be so glorious. Our hearts and prayers and love go out to Heidi and Eden and we know that Phil will be watching over them.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

I Love....

I love having kids that are old enough that we can leave for a while and go on a date! (Close to home and with Kate already asleep.) Like to the Stake Valentines Dance last night! :)

I love having a husband who is a fabulous dancer and who makes all the other wives wish their husband could dance like that!
I love how Richards fabulous dancing makes me look like a better dancer than I actually am!
I love dancing with my best friend and having a great time!
I love that Richard is so patient and loving with me and my weaknesses and emotional ups and downs.
I love YOU, Richard!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'm hanging on to this

I came across one of Landon's projects from last year. I'm pretty sure it was a Valentines Day assignment. It's much cuter when you can see it in his nice, cursive handwriting with all the misspellings, but I am holding on to this and reading it at his wedding breakfast. I love it.

My future wife is pretty and beautiful.
My future wife is beautiful because she will have blue eyes and blond hair.
My future wife.
My future wife will be gorgeous.
My future wife will have a beautiful smile.
My future wife will be very, very cute.
My future wife will be an amazing person.
My future wife will be nice and kind.
My future wife will be good with kids.
My future wife will be a good singer and dancer.
My future wife will be smart, gentle and funny.
My future wife will be more gentle than the fur on a bear skin rug.