Wednesday, August 15, 2012

my 35th birthday

I had a wonderful birthday. My friends treated me to lunch at De La Vegas. Then Shane took me golfing and to dinner at a Mexican restaurant that I had never been to. The food was pretty good.

Below: I had hat head and we were both sweaty from playing golf so i put a glow on the picture. I recently cut 4 inches off my hair. Because of dyeing it 50 times in a row :) it started breaking all over so we cut it off. I cut 2 inches and then Shane cut 2.
Looking back on life so far, I have NO regrets, hit my goals, and can face myself in the mirror and be happy with who I am today. haha.

I made goals and had some obstacles that I overcame the last 10 years that I would like to share.

1. Brought my adrenals and thyroid into balance naturally. The old house we rented from Dale Maughn had mold all over the place and so i got pretty sick. As soon as we moved to "the other side of town" in Monticello, I immediately started getting better. The body's capacity to heal is amazing. I still have mild allergic reactions to some fruits because of the sensitivity to mold.

2. Had 5 beautiful children! We planned on 4 but got 5 and what a blessing! That part of my life has been fulfilled and our family is complete.

3. Had 4 VBAC's!(vaginal birth after cesarean). These were very fulfilling experiences for me and i learned a lot going through child birth without any pain medication. When you get through it, you feel as if you had just won an Olympic gold Medal. That sounds cheesy but it's that intense! These births made me tough mentally and emotionally. I learned how the brains perception of pain works and the power we have over our minds.

4. We had a family ordeal and looking back I feel that all the right moves were made, even with the smallest decisions. It was necessary that I speak up when I did and to remain silent at times and that's what I did. I had to deal with a very disturbed individual and to get through that I spent a lot of time on my knees and emmersing myself in the scriptures. In the long run, it taught me a lot of things!

5. Learned how to cook and quilt! I never actually finished the blanket but i know how to quilt!

I wrote down new goals- 1 year, 3 yr, 5 yr and 10 yr. I'm sure they will change but many will be the same. I'm excited and a little nervous for the next 10 years to come!