"In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back."
-Charlie Brown

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas with the family

This year we got to spend a lot of time together as a family. It's been nice to just be together. The family got a Wii system and the sport games to go with it. That was definitely more fun than I thought it would be! I'm the best at bowling.... I scored a 231 one game! The baseball game was tough but fun and the boxing was crazy rough but I see potential! Here are just some fun pictures that I took with my new camera (thanks Santa!)I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Some of you may know and some of you may not, but life has been hard on me these last few weeks. I've had a hard time. It's hard to explain how I feel and why I feel the way I do so I don't talk to many about it. Last night I was listening to my music and I heard this song which I've heard many times before but never struck me as hard as it did last night.

The song is called "Stand Back Up" by Sugarland.

Go ahead and take your best shot,
Let 'er rip, give it all you've got,
I'm laid out on the floor, but I've been here before,
I may stumble, yeah I might fall,
Only human aren't we all?
I might lose my way, but hear me when I say,

I will stand back up,
You'll know just the moment when I've have enough,
Sometimes I'm afraid, and I don't feel that tough,
But I'll stand back up,

I've been beaten up and bruised,
I've been kicked right off my shoes,
Been down on my knees more times than you'd believe,
When the darkness tries to get me,
There's a light that just won't let me,
It might take my pride, and my tears may fill my eyes,
But I'll stand back up,

I've weathered all these stroms,
But I just turn them into wind, so I can fly,
What don't kill you makes you stronger,
When I take my last breath,
Thats when I'll just give up,

So, go ahead to take your best shot,
Let 'er rip, give it all you've got,
You might win this round but you can't keep me down,

'Cause I'll stand back up,
And you'll know just the moment when I've had enough,
Sometimes I'm afraid and I don't feel that tough,
But I'll stand back up,

You'll know just the moment when I've had enough,
Sometimes I'm afraid and I dont feel that tough,
But I'll stand back up.

I just want you to know that whatever happens and wherever life may lead, I will stand back up. I might be down right now, but it will not be so forever.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Life To do list: #12 Try Sushi..... Check.

So I don't like fish. It's a known fact. So when my friend Heather suggested going to a Sushi Bar for dinner one night I was a little hesitant. She told me they had great things on the menu that weren't fish or sushi. So I decided it would be an adventure. Plus I've always wanted to try sushi sometime before I died... one of those things on my list of things to do before I die. So we ordered our food, Heather ordered lots of sushi and I went with the yummy beef yakisoba. Our friend Kyla came too, but was not into trying any of the sushi. So our waiter (who by the way was pretty good looking!) brought out the first of her sushi... the California roll. I tried it and didn't love it to say the least. It was terrible!! But after consuming the one piece I had Heather informed me that it didn't really count as sushi because it was made from imitation crab.... OH NO!! All that and it doesn't count! Oh man! So they brought out the rest of her sushi, which looked all sorts of scary. I could see the raw fish on top and the bright orange little fish eggs. I didn't know if I could stomach it, but I had to try it. So it took a few minutes to do it, but then I finally just shoved it in my mouth and to my surprise.... it wasn't so bad. The little eggs which I was more scared of than anything were actually delightful. They popped in your mouth. POP POP POP! It was fantastic! I was SO proud of myself afterwards, I was glowing. I even called my mom because I was so happy! Then after all of that I left my number for the waiter... which probably won't lead to anything but the point is I was so far away from my little comfort box that I usually stick pretty close to! It was like I was a new woman! Hot Dog!! Oh and the whole time I used my chopsticks.... and wasn't terrible at it! Yay for me!!