Football. If you know know how to live life then a lot of good memories of past games or great moments come to your mind when you hear this word. It the single best thing that has been put on this earth! There is no negative to football, you got action, you got grade A athletes everywhere, it's just an all around great sport.
Straight up my College football is the best. Nothing is better than watching two high profile college teams going at it on a saturday night. I can't even put into words how much I love college football. It's hard not to be a fan! The atmosphere of a saturday game is number one.
Getting caught up in the statistics and such is a great way to waste time and make your day a lot better. I know my fantasy team keeps me on constant edge. I know if i get home from a long day and come home to football on the TV my day is instantly better. In retrospect football is gods gift to the earth that keeps on giving. BOOM.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This post is dedicated to Mandy and Jason Clark--
who told me to not worry about "catching up" my
blog--just start from now!! So here we go--
Last night we had a Christmas party --
these cupcakes are a bit of an inside joke--
but now that I have a picture I will always remember
how hard we laughed about these small cupcakes!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I received a call today--
from a certain Elder Forsyth!!
He was calling from Atlanta on the way
He sounded great--
maybe a little nervous, but certain
he is doing what the Lord would
have him do!!
We talked family happenings--
we talked BYU football--
I told him all the little times I miss him
that catch me off guard!
Like when Connor scored his touchdown and
I reached for my phone to text him--
or when I saw his friends at the
high school football game and
felt such an overwhelming ache to see him--
Like when I pass his lunch box still sitting
by the garage door and get
tears in my eyes!
I have shed so many tears over the past 19 years
worried he would not choose to serve a mission-
Now I am a little surprised by how many tears
I have shed because
he is gone!
He called again from the mission home in Tallahassee.
Said he was sweating like crazy and
the air was so thick it was hard to breathe!
He heads to Foley, Alabama tomorrow.
His companion will be an Elder Banks from Texas!
All of sudden I have an immense love for
the people of a
city I have never heard of before!
Now I can sing Sweet Home Alabama,
and have it mean something!
We attended a big extended family party
to celebrate what would have been Grammy's 100th
birthday! She made it to 93 which is
still pretty amazing!
Grammy was so Christ-like
in the way she approached life and the
way she loved and lifted others!
I can still hear her whispering in my ear how
much she loved my dimples--
wish I could whisper right back how much
I love her!
We miss you, Grammy!
We are all better people for knowing you!
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
This is the package I sent to
Elder Forsyth today!
Pumpkin cookies--fresh from the oven-
more mints-they can't chew gum--
much requested pictures of Shalee and Lou Bug--
I put some family ones in there too!--
And a BYU poster signed by all his favorite players!!
Oh, and don't forget the new camera!
It's the first day of school for
Cass and Connor!
Seeing the two of them drive off to school together
made me feel just a twinge of jealousy!
I always wanted to go to school with one of my siblings-
I am glad these two have the opportunity and
even more glad they are such good friends!
After our first annual back to school feast
we introduced our theme for this school year--
Yeah, yeah it is the BYU football theme as well--
but I just could not resist implementing this theme
into all the area's of our lives.
We all set goals and then watched our balloons
for everyone to see!
It's gonna be a great year!
Talk about a conflict of emotions!
These were just a few of the the thoughts running
through my head as we dropped Alex off at the MTC.
Did I teach him enough?
I can't let go of him-
I am so proud I just might burst-
Remember what if feels like to have him hug you-
What if he hates his first companion?
Can I just go with him for the first day?
My family is never going to be the same-
Heavenly Father, give me the strength to let go-
Did I teach him how to sew on a button?
Does he know how much I love him?
Does he know how much I love the Lord?
In the end I did let go--physically!
I am still working on emotionally!
God be with you 'till we meet again, Elder Forsyth.