Saturday, June 16, 2012

Relay For Life 2012

Dear friends and family,

In exactly 6 days the kids and I will be participating in our annual ACS Relay for Life of Newberg. Our team, along with the 57 other teams, will be pitching a tent at our school (Joan Austin Elementary) and walking the track at the adjoining sports complex all night. Please keep our team in your thoughts as we walk and REMEMBER those that we've lost, CELEBRATE those who are with us and FIGHT for a cure to this terrible thing called cancer. The event runs from 6pm on Friday June 22nd and ends at 3pm on Saturday June 23rd. If you can, come visit us and experience a piece of what we take part in. Matt will be participating in the Mr. Relay contest this year in hopes of beating the winner of the last two years. :) Mr. Relay takes place about 8pm on Friday night. There is a silent auction that takes place during the event that is open to the community as well as the participants. If you would like to support me in my efforts and make a donation instead, this link will take you directly to my personal fundraising page.

Thank you for all your love and support!

Monday, June 11, 2012

One moment...

It's funny how life can take us on such a different path than the one we imagined as kids.  Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't trade my current life for anything!  I love being a wife and a mother. I like owning my own home and having a job with flexible hours.  There are times though, that I do wonder what my life would be like if I had done ONE thing different.  

That one thing would be my decision not to go to college.  

I got married.  We bought a house.  We got a cat.  We had a kid.  We got 2 bigger rigs to hold our growing family.  We got a dog.  We had another kid.  I had to keep working.  Going back to school was not an option.

What if I had decided to go to college instead of taking that year off?  Would I be as happy in life as I am now?  Would I have gotten married?  Would we have kids?  Would we have 3 cats and a dog?  What would life be like if I could go back and change that one decision?

All of this I do not and will not know because of that ONE thing I didn't do.  And I am OK with that.