Friday, November 21, 2014

a start

Ok, so posting has not been a strength ...  But I've been thinking that I will try to improve my writing skills so I'm going to start again.  
It's all about repentance and starting again.

I fell down the stairs last night. Well to be exact I fell down one stair. Even more accurately I wasn't wearing my contacts and I missed the bottom step. Either way, I went down in a heap. My phone flew out of my hand and I could hear my sister Liisa saying,I can't hear you now. Of course you can't hear me my phone is in another room now. I did a quick self check. For pain.  Ankle, no pain,check. Head, no pain , check.  Pinky finger, yes very painful,but check. Pride and grace and youth and  self esteem, obliterated, check.  Grant didn't move off the couch to check. No wasted energy on his part.  As long as no one is hurt, it's funny, check.

It's a start

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I love this Elder Reece!!

Insert picture here....It's a lot harder than it looks, I'll keep trying

Saturday, August 6, 2011

my blog...decoded

Having a "Blog" was a little bit daunting, so I sort of avoided it.

Long enough that I couldn't remember how to get back on to it.  With Courtney's help, Kasey's memory,and a desire not to be defeated....I'm back.

Be prepared to be awed by my musings!!

That's all I have to say, I say gooday!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

And so it begins

This is my first post.

 I am mainly trying to see if I can get on my blog.

I was thinking about the decline in communication efforts.  When I was first married I wrote letters to my parents, sisters, and friends every week.  I always looked forward to the mail because they always answered in kind. I also kept a pretty faithful journal.  Scrapbooking became big as we tried to record our lives through pictures.
Next emailing was a quicker way to write.
Blogging seemed to be the next great leap  and I have enjoyed searching through friends  sites to see what they had to say.  But lately even my most regular bloggers have been tossed aside in favor of the quick, one liners of facebook.

 I think we are substituting access for intimacy and quantity for quality.   It takes effort, time, thought,  and vulnerability to actually write your thoughts.

Not to mention grammar and punctuation skills.

So I am trying to reconnect
With myself
my family
my friends

Although I am not sure I am ready to tell anyone this thing exists.  

Hopefully soon I will find a style,So far...I'm coming up Empty.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Birthday!!

HAPPY NUMBER 50 MOTHER!!! Thank you so much for everything you have done for me throughout my life. you have prepared me soo well for college, and the real world. you are such a great mom and i owe everything to you. i miss you so much up here, and realize all the little things you did for me. just know that i love you and i want you to have the best birthday ever, cuz the party at Lagoon was lots of fun! no matter how old i get and how long im away from home, i will always be your little reece and you will be my mother! i love you. happy birthday and have fun with this blog!!

love reece william

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy 35th Birthday!!!!

Mom I don't even know where to start. I love you so much and am so grateful for you. I know that if it wasn't for you I wouldn't be where I am today. All of the good qualities that I have, I'm sure were things that you had an influence on. I will always remember how true "MKE" is, and never forget it. I have always appreciated how smart you are. You would always be first on my list for a shout out on Cash Cab. I love how strong you are. Not physically of course because I know how you struggle with those 5 pound weights. Any arguments or disagreements we may have had over the years I am sure all stem from you being so strong and from me thinking I was taking that attribute but actually just being stubborn. You should be very proud of your family. Your kids have all turned out wonderful (maybe with the exception of Reece, I'm still not sure about him haha), including your new kids-in-law, and you played a major role in shaping them. Thank you for being who you are, and teaching me all that you have taught me. I love you so much and wish you the happiest birthday imaginable.


Mother Dearest!

Where do I begin?? :) I guess first by saying HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are way too young to be turning 50 but we will just go with it I guess. ha ha. I think about you on this day, and can only hope that I will be where you are now when I am 50. You have happy, successful children who are all grateful for you and what you have taught us. You have a husband who loves you. You are beautiful, independent, giving of your time, healthy, and intelligent. As much as I hate how fast we grow up, I am grateful for life and how our perspectives change as we do. My gratitude for you and understanding of who you are continues to grow and change as I have my own experiences and am able to take a step back and see you as a woman and person rather than just my mother. Not that being just my mother would be a bad thing but I learn even more from you as I understand what it means to be a wife, a woman, a friend, a leader, a teacher, an employee, and a daughter of God. You have been a great example to me in all of those areas and have made my path more clear. Thank you. Because of you I know without a doubt what is most important in life. I am strong and confident because of you and the family you created. I hope you have a wonderful day and know how much I love you and how grateful I am for your love, confidence, help, understanding, and direction. You are fabulous. 
Love Kasey

Well it's a little tough to follow that epistle that your AMAZING daughter just wrote you but I'll do my best to express myself in wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!  I never have been very good at expressing myself...ask my wife :)...but I do want to try to tell you how grateful I am for the amazing woman that you are!  First of all, I can't tell you thank you enough for raising the daughter that you did and allowing me to marry her.  She is the greatest blessing in my life and has brought two other amazing blessings in my life as well.  I am so lucky to know that my wife has been trained by such an awesome mother that has raised a family of 5 amazing children.  I can only imagine the feeling of accomplishment that you must be feeling just having sent your 5th and final child off to BYU!  I am grateful to apart of your family and thank you for accepting me as one of your sons and treating me that way as well.   Thank you for always being so willing to help us watch our kids or whatever it might be.  That is such a huge help in our lives at this time and we are truly grateful for it.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend up in UT and enjoy a wonderful birthday!  You are half a century young!! :) How does that feel!  It's a good thing you still look like your 25! I love you and again thank you for who your are the all you do for me and my family.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Love Danny