Friday, March 14, 2014


This week we have been at the Dental Convention in SLC. There was this seminar by this lady about attitudes and the workplace. I was so impressed by her and what she had to say. She said "I wasn't born happy. I was born the same as you. I make the choice every day to be happy." Did you know that your emotional response to a situation lasts a total of SEVENTEEN seconds? Everything you feel after that is a repetition of what you felt in the period of time.
I got in a car accident this week .... It was horrible. I had the worst day and I probably complained more than I should have but I've tried to look on the bright side of things. I was grateful that even though I was late for work I still got a full 8.5 hours in. I was grateful for a mom who cheers me up over the phone. I am grateful for my father-in-law who came up from work to go over to the car place and help George look for a good price and buy us dinner. I was grateful for a husband who didn't complain once and helped console me and help to have a good attitude. It wasn't easy but I've been trying to do this all week ever since. Although I can tell you when the accident happened I bawled for more. Than 17 seconds... Haha
Every time we get upset we need to name three things we are grateful for. One girl said she was grateful for a wonderful husband but that sometimes he drives her crazy. So the presenter said "when that happens think about how much you love him." So true!!!! When something's going wrong, turn it into a positive!
"Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don't want." Abraham Hicks.
It's all about the psychology of it! I agree your attitude is important in the workplace. But it's also important at home and in school or wherever we are.
I'm going to try to be happier in life. There's always room for more happiness!

The reality  about "tada!!!"
When is he last time you stood up and  said that? When you run across the finish line your hands go up and the body recognizes that that's a moment of celebration and you feel good. It is a moment of congratulating yourself. Try this when you're stressed.  It helps your performance. She shared research on this actually but it's too long to share....

When you make a mistake , learn from it and move on! Don't dwell on it and go on a
Try it.
I dare you.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Last Saturday was George's 24th birthday! Holy cow, he's getting old! Haha. Just kidding. It seems like only yesterday he was 22 and we just met. And now he's all established and getting more grown up by the day.
I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to marry this man. He is so amazing in so many ways and treats me like any wife should imagine to be treated by the love of her life.
I should have taken more pictures. I could slap myself I'm so mad about it, but George always rolls his eyes (but smiles anyway) when I pull out the camera and yell "Document!!!"
 We started celebrating on Friday. I took him out to Buffalo Wild Wings, which I have never been to, and we had a wonderful time! Our friends, the Astles, tagged along and it was a blast! At one point Ghost Busters was on the radio and Emma and I both yelled (yes, we yelled in a restaurant) "Ghost Busters!" at the appropriate time. I was suddenly a little embarrassed and worried we were going to get kicked out and that George's birthday dinner would be an epic fail, when a waiter replied by yelling "That's Right!!" haha. We had a good time. :D

Saturday he awoke to French Toast which I happily made him before he went to class. I proceeded to blow up balloons (I'm allergic to latex so my lips were numb and tingly as you can imagine) and hang streamers. He ended up appreciating that. :D
George's parents came up from our hometown and took us out to ABC Mandarin for dinner (yummy Chinese place). We had a grand time and we got to sing to George (he was embarrassed). After we went out to a dinner by his Uncles' company and then went to the Weber State Basketball game which ended up being SO MUCH FUN! We went into overtime and I think George was so happy to see that I was actually paying attention and yelling. haha. 
All in all, it was a good day. I was glad to see George so happy. He was all smiles all day. 
I wrote him a poem which I wanted to post...maybe later. I don't have it with me...
Happy Birthday to the best man ever! Love you so much!