Sunday, August 14, 2011

Steve Chandler

On Friday, I was able to go to a conference with Steve Chandler as the speaker. I had never really heard of him before...but apparently he has written like 30 self help books...ha He gave a great seminar on how to become better motivated though the everyday language we use. One my my take aways is that we need to avoid using the word "should". The word should could come across as indecisive and negative at times. I'm going to give it a try this week avoiding the word "should".

Steve also said that one way that we can help motivate ourselves to to think positive about every situation we are placed in. It was a really good conference, but everything he said were things that we all should know as adults. All of his points seemed very common sense to me. If you have a good attitude, you will be happy. If you have a crappy attitude, you will be miserable. I suppose it was a good reminder of those simple truths. :)

On more exciting news...we got another boat. We got rid of our last boat because John was having surgery and we thought that he wouldn't be able to boat anymore (clearly we were wrong). He is doing great and we thought it would be fun to be boat people again!!! I'll take better pics of the boat when we go out. We went out last night...but it was dark.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mt. Ord

This past weekend we went to Mt Ord to go "glassing" for deer. For those of you who don't know by now...I have been drawn to hunt a deer this year. I'm not sure if I'm ready to hunt, but I'll give it a whirl I suppose. The hunt is at the end of October, so at least it won't be too cold out. Anyway...back to this past was a lot of fun! We were able to take the quads out and the weather was so much nicer than Phoenix (although it still was warm out).
Here is John glassing for deer (he didn't know he was being photographed...sneaky sneaky...).

Here is John once he has figured out I was taking pics of him. Isn't he cute?!?! His smile melts my heart. :)

We brought the dogs...they lasted about 2 miles and then were out of breath.

Playing in the cow water...yuck!

Jack gave up so we took turns giving him a ride on the quads. It was quite comical!

Here is a pic of me...

Here is another pic of me on the way back down the mountain. :)

Wig Day

Last week we had a wig day at work. It was really fun to see what everyone came up with! Here I am sporting the "Fro"...I think it looks

Here I am with my work wife Jessica. She wore a red wig. Hers actually didn't look too bad...

Here is Bri (my manager)...she's not wearing a wig...ha

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Cake Pops

Why can't these...

Look like these???
Actually I don't think I did to bad for a first try. I think next time I'll use a mold instead of doing everything by hand. Cake pops are a fun treat to make and you can get really creative with the designs. October will bring some fun pumpkin cake pops (assuming I master the technique). :)