Tuesday, May 19, 2009

What an Opportunity

Today at work, we had the opportunity to listen to the former president. I'm not going to type out any names because I recently learned about "google alerts" and got really freaked out so I don't want special agencies confiscating my blog - although I have only good things to say.

The program lasted about 20 minutes and it was open to about 300 employees. The presentation was awesome, he was ready to go golfing, so he was all decked out in khakis, tennis shoes and sweater with sleeves rolled up. He mainly spoke about how freedom should be available to everybody as a God-given right and nobody should take freedom away from others. He also spoke about the power of prayer, adjustments to "not being in office" and a book he's writing about the 12 most difficult decisions he's had to make while in office.

As I sat and listened to this powerful man, all I could think about was how grateful I was that the owners and leaders of our company had extended this opportunity (for many a "once in a lifetime" opportunity) to the masses and had not selfishly reserved it for an elite group of company leaders.

The environment was so relaxed! We were there in the same room with him and all his entourage. He was funny, realistic, positive and normal. It's times like these that help us realize that regardless of the power that an individual holds, deep down, they are human beings just like us. We have to remember this, because just like us, they have ups and downs, they make mistakes and learn from them.

Sorry I have no pictures - I thought security was going to be so extreme that I left everything (including cell phone) in the car. Come to find out that pictures were allowed...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Doggie Walk

Cali and I went to the Doggie Walk in Greensboro this morning. I absolutely do not like waking up early (my "early" definition is anything prior to 8:30am) but today's 6:20am wake up time was very much worth it. Enjoy some pictures! (I think I am the only dork that goes on walks with a camera... but it's fun and without it I wouldn't have been able to get these...)

Here we're at the drive through grabbing something quick to eat


Cal waiting for the walk to start


Friends from work and their dogs - note how Cali is sitting proper, but facing the wrong way...


Had to take a mini break so she could drink some water out of the water bottle (actually it was more like "attempt" to drink water out of the water bottle)


Then we got to the "water station"


Absolutely loved it!


What a fun day! I'm sure she'll be passed out until Monday morning from all the out-of-the-ordinary exercise.

UPDATE:

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Beat Home

This is what I beat home from work this afternoon:




Of course the dogs are going crazy - but I'm waiting for the storm to pass before letting them out of their cages and I'm in the bathroom waiting for the crazy warnings to pass. Thankfully the storm is skinny and is moving fast...

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Growing Up

Juan Ma has been attending Social this past year - it's an after school activity where kids learn proper etiquette, manners, social skills and dancing. So in the Spring, they have a dance performance. Norm and I went to Augusta to watch!

Juan Ma (with his mom's driving help) picked up Katie before the dance. He's so handsome!


It's official - he is now taller than me (and it won't be long before he's taller than Norm!). It sure doesn't seem like he was born 13 years ago...

Family Picture 2016

Family Picture 2016

Family Picture 2015

Family Picture 2015

Christmas Picture 2011

Christmas Picture 2011

Family Picture 2009

Family Picture 2009
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