While we were up at the lodge for the day, Tyler took a few of us out to go find trails so we could off-road in his Pathfinder. It was so fun! We only found one trail but it had a couple good large mud puddles on it. Combine that with a bunch of guys, a couple beers, and a girl with a camera and you have yourself a few good photos and a dirty truck!
So this weekend was my sister in laws 30th birthday. We decided to celebrate by getting all our friends and family (cousins) together and going up to Payne Lake Lodge for the night.
There were many activities to do at the lodge. Paddle boating, canoeing, archery (I hit the target almost everytime and now have a huge bruise on my arm but it was super fun 🙂 ), there was even a pool and foozeball table that got some use . We did a booztical course that my hubby’s team won, yay!
For dinner Ben made his famous tacos, yum! We had lots of snacks and a couple veggie and fruit trays. Trista made cupcakes for the birthday girl. They were very cute!
After a big night of good food, fun and drinking we all got together to get a group photo. We’ll definetly be going back there and doing it again!
I’m going to try to do a photo of the week every week. Here’s the first one.
I made these carrots for a progressive dinner party with our family last October. I was in charge of the main course. Meatloaf cupcakes, cheese mashed potatoes and these cute little green onion tied carrots.
I’ve been working on my birthday invitations and planning out how I want to have the layout. The theme is citrus so I’ve been looking at alot of pictures of lemons for some inspiration. Here’s a few of the ones that I like best.
Here’s this week’s Friday 5 Longs and shorts, again
- What is the longest you’ve gone between haircuts? I usually go about 6 weeks to 2 months inbetween
- What is the shortest hour of the day? Any hour that has a really good show on
- What is the longest line you’ve ever stood in? Probably a line for a ride at a theme park
- Who’s your shortest adult friend? Laura or Lara. They’re both pretty short
- Who among your current friends have you known the longest? My sister in law Melissa. I’ve known her since we were 7
Today I went for a walk around the neighbourhood and handed out flyer’s for my home business, Sposh Esthetics. I’m always looking for new clients and thought it would be a good way to advertise for free. New clients recieve 10% off their first service if they mention the flyer. Two hours after returning home I got my first call! Free advertising works! 🙂
So as I was looking around on Facebook today I came across this note. I thought it summed up how I’ve been feeling about some things lately. Why do people have to try to be better than others? Why does it matter? Can’t we all just be happy with the way our lives are?
Life isn’t about keeping score. It’s not about how many friends you have. Or how many people call you. Or how accepted or unaccepted you are. Not about if you have plans this weekend. Or if you’re alone. It isn’t about who your family is or how much money they have. Or what kind of car you drive. Or where you’re sent to school.
It’s not about how beautiful or ugly you are. Or what clothes you wear, what shoes you have on, or what kind of music you listen to. It’s not about if your hair is blonde, red, black, brown, or green. Or if your skin is too light or too dark.
It’s not about what grades you get, how smart you are, how smart everyone else thinks you are, or how smart standardized tests say you are. Or if this teacher likes you, or if this guy/girl likes you. . It’s not about representing your whole being on a piece of paper and seeing who will “accept the written you”.
But life is about who you love and who you hurt. It’s about who you make happy or unhappy purposefully. It’s about keeping or betraying trust. It’s about friendship, used as sanctity, or as a weapon. It’s about what you say and mean, maybe hurtful, maybe heartening. About starting rumors and contributing to petty gossip. It’s about what judgments you pass and why. And who your judgments are spread to…
But most of all, it’s about using your life to touch or poison other people’s hearts in such a way that could never occurred alone. Only you choose the way these hearts are affected and those choices are what life is all about.
Choose to help not to hurt, to love, not to hate.