Friday, October 31, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Hannah was invited to speak at stake conference, and she let us know she really wasn't that excited about it! I've never in my life seen anyone her age speak in a stake conference. I'm sure it's happened, but I don't recall it.
For those of you who are unaware of what a stake conference is, it's a church meeting combining 5-12 congregations. In our stake there are about 10 different congregations, and the amount in attendance that day was 889 people (Suzi called to find out exactly how many people were there). The chapel was filled up, and they gym was filled to the back as well.
Hannah was a little stress out, but we coached her a little. Sam told her it was a compliment, she didn't think so, at first. I told her that speaking in front of a crowd that size is like a roller coaster ride. "You get a little nervous before speaking just like standing in line at the roller coaster, while your speaking your heart is going to get pounding just like during the ride, and when you finish you get a big rush and you are really glad you did it."
She did awesome. My favorite part was when she looked up for the first time, and paused and took a deep breath when she saw how many people were there. "It was filled up to the back of the gym!" She said she lost her spot when she looked up and saw how many people were there. She looked a little nervous, but not to the point where I ever doubted she wouldn't do a good job.
In the end, she did fantastic! She just about made me pop I was so proud of her. I know plenty of adults who could not have delivered that talk as well as she did. Afterward I asked her what she thought of the whole thing and she said "Dad it was awesome!" I tell you that Hannah is a special one!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Georgia, and I went for a run together. She rode her bike, and I tried to keep up. This is a picture of the chase. Georgia "Dad I'm not sure your going to make it home." That was when I told her we had just hit the half way mark. Nice huh. Love that girl.
I was looking for someone to take my computer to, to get some service done on it. I cut part of their online add and stuck it in here. Heck yes I took my computer to him! Of course I want "some day service!" Why have it today when I can get it done some day is what I always say. Thought you'd enjoy it:
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Friday, October 17, 2008
The "quest for perfection"........ starts later. Here's to looking ahead! The t-shirts are on sales for 5 dollars at the BYU bookstore. Here's a couple of thoughts from a great coach.
Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.
You can't live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.
At least they lived a perfect day that day in Texas.
Friday, October 10, 2008
Oooo, my friend Jeff sent me a color test. Fun! See how well you can organize the colors. I got a 4. I guess Zero is the perfect score, and 1468 is the worst score you can get. I'm guessing 4 is pretty good. I only took the test once. Good luck, and post your score in the comment section you pansy's. Click on here -->Hue color test.
Monday, October 06, 2008
I walked into my room and found Hannah on my bed watching the Red Sox vs. Angels playoff game.
Hannah- Lets go Red Sox let go! Lets go Red Sox lets go.
Me- I didn't know you were a Red Sox fan.
Hannah- Well, I'm certainly NOT an Angels fan.
Me- Oh...... I didn't know you liked baseball at all for that matter.
Hannah- I didn't know that you didn't know that about me.
Me- Hmmmm. Well, you want me to go buy you a hat?
Hannah- I love hats. I need to wear more hats. Yes, that would be gre..... catch it, catch it catch it!!! Whew.... that was close.