"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Walk Down Memory Lane

20 years ago:

I was 8 years old. Had just gotten baptized. I loved to play with barbies. I was in brownies and competed in the girl scout olympics and won first place in ALL but 1 event. It was a relay race where you had to run to the other side put all the clothes on in the box and run to the other side take them off and tag your teammate. Well while taking the shirt off MY shirt came off to. Exposing everything which at the time was nothing, ha, and I was totally embarrassed and walked away. They gave me my ribbon later. Which was 8th place.

10 years ago:

I was 18, a senior in high school playing varsity soccer, and about to finally graduate high school and seminary. I was working at Round Table pizza and drove my moms blue station wagon (The Beast) around town.

5 years ago:
Lance and i got married. We spent 10 days in Hawaii for our honeymood. We enjoyed being married. I worked at Moreno Valley Honda, Toyota, and Dodge as a cashier for the parts and service dept. I bought my first "New" car, A Honda Civic.

3 years ago:

I had just had Hollie. Learning the ways of motherhood. Getting NO SLEEP. Love to just stare at her. no sleep. Sold my car cause I stopped working. started working for my father in laws business and was able to take Hollie with me. That was great.

1 year ago:
Trevor was here. he will be 2 in 2 months. I was adjusting to having two kids. Still no sleep. Still working st the shop but it was getting harder to keep the kids entertained. Lance and I at this time were living on our own in a condo we rent from his mom. Loving life.
I'm still working at the shop but only when I have a babysitter. I am trying to do a business from home that does pretty good. Lance and I try to have date nights when we can. Still don't sllep too well. Hollie ends up in our bed EVERY night.
My goals this year:
Lose weight (been my goal for the last 5 years), get a new car that has 4 doors and air conditioning, go on more date nights with my hubby, work on my patience. Gosh your kids test you BIG time.


da Bergs said...

So... IS TODAY YOUR BDAY???? CUTE pics!!! man, the beast... brings back lots of memories!!!

Hey, I dont have your email... Britt needs it to add you to her & Derek's blog!

da Bergs said...

Hey you! Britt redid her and Derek's blog from private to public! so, now you can go check it out!

Heidi said...

that was fun to read! have you really been married for 5 years? thats awesome!

The Gargalis family said...

Love the walk down memory lane. Good times. i remember coming over to see you when Hollie was a couple days old-it doesn't feel that long ago. I love the bunny butts picture-too cute.

brieanne. said...

so happy birthday is in store, right?!!!! this was a really fun post to read .... what neat things you've experienced so far and who knows what next!

lance n sarah said...

Sorry guys it's not my birthday! Not til October!

Ty & Emily said...

Love the easter photos!!!! It's hard to work when you have kids, I totally know how you feel.

Sean, Jen and Carson said...

Why does everyone think it's your birthday? Did you change it? :) I remember the beast...remember when Karen was driving us somewhere in it and we did a Chinese firedrill and then the muffler(sp?) fell off? Good times.