Saturday, August 22, 2009

Taste of Thornton Township





A great day to be outside! The weather was perfect!

Birthday Boy!

My boy Jesse, turned 16 years old today! He's still doing good for his age.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Busy Summer!

So many kids, no time to create! Summer is the time of year that we have sleep overs with the cousins. I have had as many as 7 kids and then again no kids, not even my own son! (My house only has 1 bathroom! There has been a line sometimes! Quite long at that!) It has been a lot of fun! I do all kinds of special things with the kids, from movies to just going to the neighborhood park. With school starting soon, it's time to get back in the swing of things and settle down again. Time for shopping for school clothes!

Although, I have been doing some reading and here's a quote from John Ortberg's book, If You Want To Walk On Water, You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat. "Failure is not an event, but rather a judgement about an event. Failure is not something that happens to us or a label we attach to thing. It is a way we think about outcomes."

An interesting point he made about failure is that Winston Churchill failed a year in grade school. Winston Churchill said in regards to this, "I never failed anything in my life. I was given a second opportunity to get it right."

Maybe we shouldn't be so hard on ourselves and should try Winston Churchill's thinking instead.