Monday, March 31, 2008

The Greatest Time of My Life

A little over 15 years ago I came home from the most amazing 18 months of my life. For 18 months I was able to talk 24/7 about the Savior and how he has changed my life. It was amazing to see the change that came over people as they chose to accept him. It didn't hurt that I got to do this in England (my favorite country besides the US).

This is me and Sister Smith knocking on doors.

This week I received a letter from someone I taught on my mission. I haven't spoken to her in 15 years but what sweet memories I have of that time. She was one of the last people that I saw baptized as a missionary. I am so grateful for those experiences and how it has helped make me the person that I am. It will always be remembered as one of the greatest times of my life.
Margaret's baptism

Sorry about the sappy post, but I feeling a little nostalgic.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Skiing in Utah

Okay- so I am watching basketball and feeling a little guilty for wasting the day. So I figured I would blog a little. On our vacation we spent Tuesday skiing. Chandler, Jackson and Christopher took lessons in the morning and then spent the afternoon skiing with Chris. We were lucky and spent the day with the Shaws, Mom, and Laura. The boys loved skiing and I loved watching them. I only had a little frostbite by the end of the day.

Christopher was ready to ski!

This is Chandler's first run down the hill.

Jackson hated the lessons- he knew how to ski as soon as he put them on.

Chandler and Michael had a good time together.

My talented husband can now email and ski at the same time.

March Madness

So we just got back from a great vacation in Utah. But today is the beginning of March Madness--my favorite time of the year. So, the blogs about the vacation will have to wait until I get my fill of basketball. 32 games in 48 hours- I think I am in heaven.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Worlds are Colliding!

So one of my best clients (we'll call him "George" since that is his name) reads Angie's blog. In a random twist of fate, one of his best friends is now one of our associates (we'll call him "Associate #9" because he was the 9th associate to join and because I wanted to make a snarky reference to the Spitzer debacle). It also turns out I have been assigned by the firm to be Associate #9's mentor.

So in the legal world's pecking order, it goes something like this:

Associate #9 <-> George [best friends and roommates]
Chris again [since Associate #9 expects me to mentor him]

Basically, George gets after me for work, I get after George's friend for work and then George's friend gets after me for worrying too much about work and not mentoring him.

In honor of George pointing our my weakness as a mentor, here is today's random list of things I am good and bad at:

I am good at telling jokes and being the life of the party.
I am bad at knowing when to not tell a joke and stop being the life of the party.
I am good at being fun Dad who gives the boys what they want.
I am good at sports.
I am bad at crafts.
I am a master of the DVR.
I am still bad working with a VCR.
I am good with numbers.
I am bad with a personal budget.
I love working in the yard but I am bad at it :(
I hate housework but I am good at it :(
I am all man but I love picking out purses and shoes for Angie.
Obviously, I am great at long, boring blog posts!

*Don't worry George, no billable hours were harmed in the making of this post.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Okay- I just have to say that I love spring. I feel like I need to be outside all of the time. Today, I made my kids go to the park. I even told Jackson he could finish his homework after dinner because I had to get outside. I know that soon we will be turning on our air conditioners, but for now I am enjoying the weather.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Best Friends

Christopher had decided that our friend Cameron is his best friend. There is a 4 year age gap between the two, but Christopher loves hanging out with Cameron. It's actually a very cute friendship. Cameron is very nice to Christopher and lets him talk all he wants(which is a lot). The other night we went to watch Cameron play baseball. In between games, Christopher pulled Cameron aside and offered a few tips (Cameron is an all-star sure to play in the majors). He kindly thanked Christopher for the tip and said he would try it out. It is so funny watching Christopher, in all seriousness, offer these tips to Cameron. Cam has been a great sport and always makes Christopher feel included and one of the boys. I think Christopher has done a great job picking his best friend.