Saturday, March 13, 2010

Second 5 k March 13, 2010

Today I did my second 5k with my girls. It was so much fun. It was for St Patricks day so alot of people dressed in green. I have included a pic of a pug dog there that was so cute I had to include it. We had a great experience. The race went from the capital around memory grove and down to memory grove. It was so beautiful. The girls had great times at about 25 min. I bet my last time by 5 min so I am thrilled. It is so much fun doing this with my girls and sharing this experience. They came back and ran with me for the last little bit and I needed it. It almost made me cry because it was such a great site to see them. Bob took us out to a new bakery up by the U after to celebrate. All in all a great day!!!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

My first 5K!!!

Well I did it. Today I did my first 5K. My goal was to do it and I did. I ended up running about one mile of it. There were about 30 people in the race and they were all in their twenties but it was so much fun. It was for Haiti and valentines. We were supposed to were red, pink and purple...thus the beautiful pink leg warmers my friend got me. I feel so good that I completed this goal. My great husband and son Jesse were there to cheer me on. The other kids felt bad but they all had commitments. I feel so happy. 2010 is my year to be healthy!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I have been thinking lately how sad it is that so many people go through life 'comfortably numb'. You see it everyday in the people you are around. I see this in customers in our store, in neighbors, in loved ones, in people that you see daily. I cannot tell you how many times that my daughter has said to me, "Mom, I think it is so weird when you wave or smile at someone and all they do is give you a blank stare. I know they saw me. That is so sad." I would agree!!! We get so busy with our own lives that we forget there are other people in this beautiful world. Recently I had an experience where I knew of a person who had some needs. Not big needs but maybe a phone call or a short visit. .I felt so sad for her because the world just kept on going. No one stopped to let her know that she was missed. I know there are alot of bigger problems in the world but I really believe that if we loved each other more, took care of each other more, judged less then the world would be a much happier place.
Why live out life comfortably numb?.
I have recently fallen in love with a song sung by Adam Lambert from American Idol. (Who I adore!!!) It is called Mad World. The words are totally what I have been trying to say. They are:
Mad World

All around me are familiar face.
Worn our places, worn out faces.
Bright and early for the daily races
going no where, going no where.

The tears are filling up their glasses
No expression, No expression
Hang my head I wana drown my sorrow
no tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad,
The dreams in which i"m dying are the best I every had.
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles its a very very
Mad world, mad world.

Children waiting for the day the feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen

Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me whats my lesson
Look right through me, look right through me.

I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
the dreams in which i"m dying are the best Ive ever had
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
That people run in circles it a very very
Mad World, Mad World, Mad World.

I don"t want to sound negative....I just want the world to stop....just once in a while so that we can visit and be friends. So we can stop making everything else more important then a personal relationship. They are what make the world go around. LIVE LAUGH LOVE

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Today was a very sad day. One of my friends at work has a son on a mission in California. He left a few years later then the normal missionary but he still got out and was super excited. The reason he was late gettting out is because he had lukemia. He was doing great so he finally got to turn in his papers and he was sent to California about 10 months ago. He has had a very successful time. Last week he got sick and he was put in the hospital with pnumonia. Today we found out that he got sick because his ammune system was down because the cancer is back. I was so touched by my friend and her strength in believing that he would be watched over until he gets home on friday. Our boys are very close to this boys age and it just really tugged at my heart...big time. I pray for my children each day...sometimes several times...for their protection, saftey and health. It just struck me that our lives seem so strong and untouched by bad but really we are so tender and things can change in a moment. I love our children so much as I know Jean loves her son. Our children are what we base our success and happiness on so much as mothers. They keep our hearts beating and singing. Tonight I will pray for our children as always. That they will be safe, happy and healthy. That they will feel of my love for them each moment of their lives. That they will know that I feel blessed each day that Heavenly Father let me be their mother. The difference in tonights prayer is I will also be praying for Jeans son . May the Lord bless your families life.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The Beckstroms first day back to college...

We last night was the first night for our honeymooners to stay in their apartment. They showed up and there was no heat or lights. They went and hung out with Jesse for a while and then when home and threw every blanket on the bed that they had. It was only 2 degrees in Logan last night. I just got off of the phone with them and they survived and they now have heat and lights. They are having fun making their apartment their home. Classes sound like they went well for everyone. Marissa was late to her first class but that just added a little jazz to the day. Bob is preparing for his new semester to start next week. Preparation makes class time so much easier. So far so good for the new year in the Beckstrom family. Hope yours is going great too!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Ryan and Lori are official. It was a beautiful day and full of so much joy and happiness. We are so thrilled to have Lori as our daughter. They had a great honeymoon in Jackson Hole. Welcome Home and Congratulations you two. We sure love you.