Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lambourne Loop: 4th Of July Parade,Birthdays, and Friends!

 Fourth of July was so fun this year! Here are my festive nails I rocked for the holiday!
 Every year my dance company performs in our city parade! Danny did all the technical work with the speakers ect, and was the driver of the lovely truck, we couldn't have done the parade without him! The little ones rode in the truck and got to wave and wear cute festive clothes and all the older dancers got to dance! The dancers love doing it every year!

The Fourth of July ended up being a pretty strenuous day.  So the next day my best friend brought all sorts of goodies... and we pretty much pigged out all day long! :) (We took out the M&M's from the picture... we didn't want people to judge!) :)

July is also my Dad's Birthday! :) So we went to Ruth Chris'. Its sooooooo good! Here he is with his dessert!! YUM!!! 

This week Danny got his new workout system!!! :) It's called The Rack! You can do all sorts of different dips and and push-ups and stuff on it!  When it's put together it looks like a little old persons walker :P but it's a pretty cool little work station!
 Danny also sold his old golf clubs for a new set! :) He sold his old set for more than his new set so he made a little bit off the deal!!!

 There has been a lot of fun outings this summer that have been really fun!
 Here are some pictures with one of my dancers!! Her older sister (also a dancer of mine) was in a city talent show and invited me to come! She got 3rd!!! :)  We snapped a few shots while we were waiting for her sister to dance! 

My dancers also did an outdoor "late night"  They hung a HUGE screen on the side of the house and we all watched The Avengers! We roasted marshmallows, and chatted and it was a way fun night for all the dancers and parents to hang out and enjoy the summer night together!

I have gotten to hang out with my best friend and her family A LOT lately! :) it has been so much fun!  We've been at the pool swimming, making "Christ Krispy Treats" for my class, and last night it was GAME NIGHT!! We played Disney games, the boy did surprisingly well, but the girls dominated BOTH games!! :D

I also started another Blog with my friend Annie!! Check it out when you get a chance we have had so much fun getting it started! :)

Other than that... my baby brother is leaving boot camp tomorrow, then to Pararescue school!  We all are pretty shocked that he got called so soon, because he wasn't supposed to start till October! But I'm really excited for him to start this new adventure! I'm going to miss him.... more than he knows! I love him so much. He is seriously the best little brother anyone could ever ask for... and he's going to do great things.  I'm really struggling seeing him go, but I know I'll see him soon and he's doing a great service and I couldn't be more proud! :)

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Finding Strength through Struggles

I know EVERYONE struggles.  Everyone goes through things they think they can't overcome, and everything seems so hopeless.  But with God all things are possible. Matt 19:26

There are many people who are struggling with something and I thought I would do a post on things that bring me comfort during difficult times hoping the small things that help me will help others as well! :) 

"A friend is someone who knows the song of your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words" -Unknown  
            Friends are the best things through difficult struggles.  I don't know where I'd be without mine.

"Always assume they are doing the very best they know how..."

"Everything will be okay in the end. If its not okay, its not the end" (For as long as I can remember) -Nicole Schamaun :)

LDS Hymn #266 The Time is Far Spent
"Be fixed in your purpose, for Satan will try you;
The weight of your calling he perfectly knows.
Your path may be thorny, but Jesus is nigh you;
His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose.
His arm is sufficient, tho demons oppose."

"And why should I yield to sin...why should I give way to temptations, that the evil one have place in my heart to destroy my peace and afflict my soul?..." 2 Nephi 4:27

"But that ye have patience, and bear with those afflictions, with a firm hope that ye shall one day rest from all your afflictions." Alma 34:41

"Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, shall have eternal life. 2 Nephi 31:20

"...the Lord God showeth us our weakness that we may know that it is by his grace, and his great condescensions unto the children of men, that we have the power to do these things."  Jacob 4:7

"For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me..." John 16:27

"These things I have spoke unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."  John 16:33

"God is my strength and power; and he maketh my way perfect." (no matter how difficult it may seem :)) 2 Sam 22:33

Turn to Him... He has all the answers...