Sunday, October 28, 2012

Super Angie...Mt Elbrus

I am so proud of Charles and his recent attempt at climbing Mt. Elbrus- the highest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits.  He recently wrote a short travel journal about his journey.

My review: Charles's struggles aren't just something mountaineers are familiar with. This book is about trying something, training for it, getting excited for it and then failing. AND THEN moving forward, realizing that Failure doesn't mean the End...its just a different path.

I loved my time spent in Russia in 2010 trying to climb the same mountain. Its a beautiful region with interesting people and incredible peaks.

As with most things in life, mistakes happen, failures happen. But its not the falling down that is shameful. You get up, you dust yourself off and you keep going. I'm very proud of Charles for this and I encourage all to download the book. Take an adventure to a far off region and climb your own Mt. Elbrus.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Super Angie... 6 road signs

President Thomas S Monson said:

May I offer to you tonight six road signs which, when observed and followed, will guide you to safety. They are:

1. Choose good friends. Friends help to determine your future. You will tend to be like them and to be found where they choose to go. Remember, the path we follow in this life leads to the path we follow in the next.

2. Seek parental guidance. Your mother, your father, your family all love you and pray for your eternal happiness. Fathers, be an example to your sons. Show them the way to go. Walk with them in righteousness and faith.

3. Study the gospel. Develop a yearning to know the Lord, to understand His commandments and to follow Him. Then shadows of despair are dispelled by rays of hope, sorrow yields to joy, and the feeling of being lost in the crowd of life vanishes with the certain knowledge that our Heavenly Father is mindful of each of us.

4. Obey the commandments. Make up your mind to serve God. Learn His word and follow it. President George Albert Smith, the eighth President of the Church, counseled: "Stay on the Lord’s side of the line."

5. Serve with love. Jesus was the epitome of service. It was said of Him that He "went about doing good." Do we do likewise? Our opportunities are many, but some are perishable and fleeting. Brethren, what supernal joy you feel when someone recalls counsel you gave, an example you lived, a truth you taught, the influence you had in prompting another to do good.

6. Pray with purpose. Prayer is the provider of spiritual strength. Prayer is the passport to peace. Should we find ourselves in harm’s way, our power line is unbroken and undamaged—even to God, our Heavenly Father. He will help us if we will but give Him in our lives an opportunity to do so.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Super Angie....big News

Rick's book is complete for sale on amazon kindle.

ELBRUS, My Waterloo

Check it out!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Super Angie...feeling complete

I went to the temple today with my good friend Nola. 

I'm feeling so content. So happy. So "okay".

Monday, October 8, 2012

Super Angie...turning a new page

I am feeling "back to normal" now. My injury is healing. The weight is coming off. I feel more "in charge" and completely full of power and gratitude. I have picked new music for this season. I'm really excited about these two pieces. One of them was suggested by a friend. Her son does gymnastics at the same time as Tanith. She came to Sectionals last year and was blown away by my skating. This means so much because she is a professional ballerina and is now a teacher at a Ballet school. She told me she loved my arms and hands. I was shocked as I had been told a year earlier that my hands and arms were awful when I skated.

Anyway, Chelsea suggested I skate to Gabrielle's Oboe. I listed to it and fell in love. Now I'm talking with Kellyn about a possible costume skating dress. I'm excited.

Life does throw curve balls at all of us. Life stinks some times. BUT there are always silver linings. The tricks it to find those silver linings and focus on that, instead.

Now I'm walking on Sunshine!

(Photo by Leah Adams 2012)

On Belay

On Belay
Brennan Top Roping

Climb On!

Climb On!
Dallin top roping