Thursday, August 25, 2011

Super Angie...failing

"I've failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed."
— Michael Jordan: is a former NBA basketball player, MVP and 6 time NBA champion

I have been feeling more and more like my string of bad luck would never end. There is always going to be something that doesn't go like you want it to. For mom died. I gained weight. Marriage probs. Housing probs. Job probs. Skating probs. Injuries. Allergies.... just seems like failure after failure--even if I'm not directly responsible for those failures, I still felt them and they effected me.

Deep breath.

Falling down is okay. Its the laying there that's is wrong.

I'm standing....

--Super Angie

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Super Angie...first day of school

Monday was the first day of school for Dallin and Brennan. They were excited to start 5th and 2nd grade at Quail Run. :)

Of course we started the day with their Erste Schultag Tuttes. We gave one to Tan as well, even though her school doesn't start for another few weeks.

This year they got some school supplies, magazines, sketch books, stickers and so much more. They loved it! :)

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Super Angie... trombone

Well looky here. Dallin decided to join Band this year and picked the trombone. He had all sorts of options and finally decided on the 'bone". I must admit...pretty excited, considering I played it too!

Back to School night was awesome. We REALLY love the new school and are so thankful they were accepted. Rick and I took turns taking the kids to different rooms etc. Dallin got his locker assignment and was soooo excited. Brennan met his teacher, Miss Baker. Dallin met his teacher, Mr. Hatch. Both were awesome and we are so excited for them. This school is like H.S. or Jr High were for me--the kids have their teacher, but they move around to different classrooms for all their we went and moved around too and met some of them. It was fun. Rick looked at the lists of after school Enrichment classes and signed Dallin up for School Newspaper. Dallin was very excited about this.

Both boys went to bed saying, "I wish tomorrow was Monday! I can't wait for school!"

Everything is falling into place and I can feel God blessing us.

--Super Angie

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Super dad's visit

My dad recently went to Sacramento for his Uncle's birthday.

Super Angie...checking in

Well, we are here in Utah now. Allergies are insane, but I'm trying my best to ignore them. Sometimes it works, sometimes I just go insane. Asthma was really awful yesterday. Looking forward to fall.

Today the boys have testing at their new school. Yesterday we went school shopping. A few more things we need to get. We also got A LOT of cleaning done in the house. Its beginning to take shape although we still don't a kitchen table (its in Colorado) or a couch. Makes the house feel HUGE.

Its delightful to hear my children outside, playing freeze tag and laughing on the trampoline. I know I made the right choice to move home.

My friend Jen came over yesterday and helped me with some unpacking. We made a huge dent in things, have many many garbage bags waiting to go out (ordered another can--hopefully it shows up soon!) and many many bags to go to D.I. Getting things organized...still have a long ways to, but feeling good.

Rick has gone NUTS. He shampooed our bed room last night. He is working hard on getting our house sterile for me. This town is just bad for allergies.

Over all, today, I'm feeling hopeful and good.

The Lord is helping!
--Super Angie

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Super Angie...beach combing

Having grown up in Seattle, I am quite used to walking along the beach. The smell from the Ocean or Puget Sound. The different shells and sea kelp you always find. Its still exciting for me, but I'm used to it.
It was fun being with my dad, watching him enjoy the kids.
Dallin was busy, running here and there. I'm surprised I got a pic of him standing still!
We enjoyed the HUGE birds we saw, and the tanker boats in the Vancouver Harbor.

I was very happy that I could see my kids loving the beach.
Brennan and Tanith---hunters on the beach!

My kids on the other hand don't get this opportunity and they relished it! Crabs, muscles, and all sorts of goodies were collected and treasured. It was a perfect overcast day on the beach in Vancouver!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Super Angie...crossing the boarder

I July, while visiting my dad in Seattle, we took a two day trip to Vancouver, BC Canada. I have such fond memories of going to BC when I was growing up and I just knew my kids would enjoy it.
Hip Hip horray!
We had a 40 minute wait at the boarder.
YEA! Canada!
The PEACE ARCH at the boarder in Blaine.
It was fun jumping out of the car and running around on the boarder. :)

--Super Angie

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Super Angie...Boating on Keystone Lake

For our last official
day living in Keystone, we went boating this morning. What a blast!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Super far behind

at times i have felt like i was drowning, or just stuck treading water. Finally the sun came out and I was blessed from Heaven.

Because Rick lost his job in Vegas, we can't move there. Because we want to be together as a family, we are moving back to Utah--where house and job are secure. The boys were accepted to Quail Run which we are very excited about. This is very comforting.

Things I have learned in the past week:
Be Still
Simplify life
Count your blessings.
Be Grateful
Bloom where you are planted.
Have Faith.

I'm a bundle of emotions about moving back to Utah. I will miss my Mountain Home. I love living in a small town and am scared to move back to sprawling suburbs. But I'm happy we can be together. I'm happy we have a home in a neighborhood with lots of friends for my kids, especially Dallin. I'm looking forward to climbing again, working out in our fitness room, going to our ward there. I'm happy the kids can do cub scouts.

I'm trying hard to NOT run faster then I have strength. One step at a time. One box at a time. One thing at a time.

deep breath

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping