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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Awkward and Freakin Awesome

I have had a really busy new year and have had many things happen that are way better than awesome so we are going to have a "freakin" Awesome catigory for this post.

Awesome: Taking my kids snow camping for the first time
Awkward: Getting the truck stuck in a ditch, having lots of rain, got lost, very little snow, not bringing a tent, making tarp shelters, cooking in the middle ot the road and getting soaking wet.
Feaking Awesome: Having the kids refer to this as the best camping trip ever.
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Awesome: Getting to go sledding
Awkward: Rain turned snow to slush
Freaking Awesome: Scrapping the hill and getting pulled behind the suburban on ice covered logging roads instead.

Awesome: Letting the kids each invite a friend to go snow camping with us
Awkward: Having 1 more friend than seatbelt.
Freaking Awesome: Cramming the extra person into the vehicle along with all their gear and going anyway in one car.  It was cozy cozy cozy!

Awesome: Going to a new place to camp
Awkward: Getting lost and a 1.25 hour drive turning into a 3+ hour drive
Freaking Awesome: Happy kids that thought it was the funnest part of the day

Awesome: Getting to see my family at our annual Ensign Ranch Weekend
Awkward: Gas from eating to much
Freaking Awesome: My brother in Law Ken getting blamed for my Gas

Awesome: Rob and Julie teaching us how to play the card game golf
Awkward: Dedra trying to use old maid cards to play golf
Freaking Awesome: Playing it time and time again and after 9 rounds Rhonda had a score of zero (this is really good if you dont play the card golf).

That should do it for now.  Happy January and I hope you have some Freaking Awesome experiences.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2012 in review

I am not making any commitments that I will do better blogging this year than last.  However the mood came over me to post something. Partly because it sounded fun and partly because I have had a lot of people I don't know commenting to me about my blog.  This is for you friends, family and the creepy people I don't know who seem to have an uncomfortable interest in what I have to say.  

With 2012 winding down I have thought about the things that I learned this year.  The following are little bits of wisdom that I have collected from a variety of locations.  These little gems are all things that I learned this year or that were painfully reinforced so I would not forget them.
 ·         You can do anything you set your mind to when you have vision, determination, and an endless supply of expendable labor. I consider my children a real blessing in more ways than one.

·          I expected times like this - but I never thought they'd be so bad, so long, and so frequent.

·          Both can't be beautiful. It's me or the house

·         This was sent to me by one of my cousins here house is never clean, but she looks good.

·         There are No Stupid Questions. But there a LOT of Inquisitive Idiots.

·         Let's agree to respect each other's views, no matter how wrong yours may be. I am glad the election is behind us and a bit ticked off over the results. 

·         Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.  Is it bad that for the most part I don’t like people?

·         When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do.

·         When the going gets tough, the tough get going. The smart left a long time ago. (What are you doing standing there by yourself?)

·         Minds are like parachutes. Just because you've lost yours doesn't mean you can borrow mine.

·         When you wish upon a falling star, your dreams can come true. Unless it's really a meteorite hurtling to the Earth which will destroy all life. Then you're pretty much hosed no matter what you wish for. Unless it's death by meteor.

·         No please don’t eat me I have a wife and kids eat them. –Homer (I love Homer he is Smrt)

·         The tooth fairy only teaches small children to sell their body parts for money.

·         Sometimes the best solution to morale problems is just to fire all of the unhappy people.  Then there are times that releasing the whole ward from their callings seems like a good idea…oh wait I don’t have to worry about that anymore.

·         I think animal testing is a terrible idea; they get all nervous and give the wrong answers.

·         The only reason people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.

·         After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, "No hablo ingles Mr. Anderson."

·         What you call dog with no legs? Don't matter what you call him, he ain't gonna come.

·         Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the world together.

·         Most people have a bad memory.  How many of you realized this is the exact same post I ended 2011 with.  I said I would start blogging again I never said it would be new material.

On to 2013 for bigger and better things.  Or at least a consistent forward motion with a slightly upward direction.

Also this is a great place to put links to my company website online so I have more connections for the search engines to find: