Sunday, June 8, 2008

One of my faults.......

As last year this same time...Heidi and family headed to Arizona to visit Troy's family. Luckily for us it's only a 2 and a half hour drive and up in the mountains...we had such a great time last year, so we gladly took the drive up again this year. Yes...this is still Arizona with pine trees and temperatures below 100 in June. Troy's parents have this great house with the perfect setting for family fun...large lawn, trampoline, zip line, 2 labs with never ending energy and of course Joyce and Lee and their warm welcoming spirit. We were introduced to geocaching, but weren't all that successful...I think we qualify more as "muggles" than geocachers. As last year, we had a great time, it was well worth the 5 hours in the car...we look forward to the same next year.

Every single day I wake up and head to my office and fire up my laptop. Monday through Friday it's to work, but believe it or not...on Sunday's it's to blog. Then why so long between posts you ask? I start out by reading others blogs and get discouraged because I haven't quite figured out how to make mine as creative as theirs. So in the Lisa fashion...instead of just posting...I put it away. I've always been this way. I remember as an 8 year old...scared to death to perform at the end of our 8 week ice skating class and so I faked a stomach ache. I remember as a teenager wanting so bad to be in something in school, but more afraid of failing so I wouldn't try out. As an adult I tend to go with out rather than taking the chance of not getting exactly what I want.

I remember Gabe as a freshman wrestling and struggling through each and every match but finished the season. I remember Dami snow skiing ALL day and spending 95% of it in the slushy snow but he did it ALL day. I'll never forget the day that I drove up to witness Joel trying to ride his bike for the first time on his new leg...all sweaty just going to the end of the block and back, but he did it. Rhyannon going out for the water polo team and fighting so hard to become an asset to her team mates. Ally playing goalie on her soccer team even though she hated it. Rachel never missing a track practice even though she knew she wouldn't make it to the finals. Jessica, scared to death to jump off the side, but going to swimming lessons with a smile on her face for 2 solid weeks.

I know it's a bit extreme to compare my fear of not creating a cute blog to the accomplishments of my kids, but I have to recognize that this is a fault of mine. How the heck am I going to get better if I don't "do"? So...with that being said...even if I can't make my blog as cute as Miq's or Amanda's...I will suck it up and do it. Maybe somewhere along the way I'll get better.


Cameron Cox said...
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Cameron Cox said...

This is Heidi. Sorry I screwed up trying to change accounts on the previous post.

Anyway, Lisa, you're the best! I love my sisters and brothers. Thanks for coming up and playing. I so appreciate you guys for willing to make the drive. We need to spend more time together.
BTW, you all look great in the photo. I wonder who took it?...
Keep up the posts. We can do it. If we want them to look pretty, Mique will help us!
Love you,

ltandjbcox said...

I think your post is great. . .and not just because you mentioned my name. Well, maybe partly because of that. It was fun to have you back with us this year for the afternoon. Greg, thanks for the computer help. (They sometimes intimidate me.) You guys are a cute family. Keep us the posts, you're doing a good job.

Amanda said...

Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. Darling I wish you knew how often I check your blog to see what you are up to! I am proud of you for posting SOMETHING!! For me, the best part of blogging is getting to read everyone else's, because we all live SO far away that it is hard to stay in touch. I am thankful to know you, and to have the opportunity to get to know you even better! I am also amazed at your family and how accomplished they are. Can't wait to CHEER on Joel at his Graduation in OCTOBER!!!