Thursday, October 13, 2011


This one is for all of those who don't get to see us that often. Jack is quickly rising up to meet me - this is us standing back to back. Hello 13 - I wonder what this photo will look like when he is 16?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Trying your best

This has been a common theme in our house lately. There is a big difference between "trying" and "trying your best". What is your "best"? Usually there is more we can do to be doing our best. Spend a little extra time - dive into the unknown - risk failure. Jack is especially challenged with this this year. 8th grade is hard and his schedule is so full. It would be much easier for him to do everything half way but he is learning what it takes to be "great". Rarely do we get to be the "greatest" but sometimes we get to be great. It is just never given to us - we have to earn it. We have to practice, sweat, work, push, exceed and challenge - then, maybe, we get to be great. I can honestly say I am trying my best to make this business work. Beyond that it comes down to faith. I know I need a little help from God too. Julia is working her butt off to become the singer she has always wanted to be. John has always been an inspiration in doing your best. He works so hard and finds ways to be even better at his job. I guess what I am trying to say is that it is easy to want to quit. To just say to yourself - I am not capable of doing this. I have days (like today) where my body wants to give out and my mind is so full it just wants to quit. But I can't. This is my life - I want to live it. So on we go. We keep trying...... our best.