Thursday, June 27, 2013

The best water slide trick ever :) :)

Have I told you, that I love my husband? :) Jameson is seriously my best friend. 

Mary, my sister, asked me, "So... what do you and Jameson do for fun together?"

I gave her this list:

Fun together: 
-Go Camping
-Watch Merlin, the British Series about Prince Arthur and Merlin
-Go Running
-Go on walks
-Mini Golf
-Hiking
-Snow Boarding
-Attend the Temple
-Swimming
-Camp Fires
-Drive and look at big pretty houses
-Go to pet stores and hold the puppies
-Camp Fire (smore's, hotdogs, foil dinners, foil desserts)
-Talk
-Find new places to eat {Like Tom's Burgers and Gyro's}
-Play games with friends
-Watch Basketball. if we have to. #thankgoodnessplayoffsareover
-Go window shopping (or thrift shops, or garage sales, or just regular stores)
-Play Rock Paper Scissors
-Play with our cute nieces and nephews
-Dance party in the kitchen when I should be doing dishes

To Do This Summer:
-Mountain Bike
-Fishing
-Hot Springs
-Visit people/places (Redfish, Island Park, SLC, Yellowstone) 
-Fly Kites
-Tie Dye
-Deleta Skating Rink
-Canoeing
-Real Backpacking trip

We have so many good times together. Last night, we went swimming at Ross Park Aquatic Complex for only $3.00 each! (Monday and Wednesday nights special.)
We started out in the lazy river... I LOVE lazy rivers... but it was a little too slow for Jamo.
http://findpocatellohomes.com/pocatello/attractions/rosspark/
We then went down the slide. It was giant, and green. and... kind of slow. Later, after swimming in the deep end, we played a game we learned in Hawaii from our friends, "Hold your breath and swim under each other's legs and DON'T touch them." We saw how far we could swim, and we laughed a lot. It may not sound like a lot of fun with just two people, but it was. You should have been there. Especially Benny. Benny, you would've had a blast!

Okay, blah blah blah. We went swimming and had so much fun, but let me tell you about the REALLY great part.

I liked the slide, Jameson, not so much. I talked him into going on it again. We were waiting in line, and Jamo heard a little kid say, "I'm going to go down sitting on my hands!" and he tried it. I didn't hear this trick, and went so slow, I could have practically climbed back up. He was finished and his eyes were wide full of excitement. "You. Have. To. try that!!!" He explained, and I practically ran up the stairs. This time, I sat on my hands, backs under my bottom, palms on the slide, and I have NEVER HAD SO MUCH FUN on a water slide! Holy smokes! I probably went eighty miles an hour! {#exaggeration} Seriously! It was SO Fast! I was like a bullet shooting out at the end! I will never look at a water slide the same, ever.


I want to be clear: it's not nearly as much about what we do together, as much it is about the quality time, and communicating. We talk, and joke, we get to know who the other is more and more. These things we do don't matter nearly as much as how we love and laugh and treat each other, strengthening our bond. 
I love summer, because we have more time to focus. Focus on our love, our relationship, our communication. 
I can't wait for the rest of this season. I'll definitely try some new slides, and get to spend more time with my bff, Jameson. :) We like each other, a lot.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hi Mom.

Hi mom!

I hope you're reading this!!

I made this picture for you today on paint.
..Hope you like it :)
It's titled  2B Square in Rectangle.

Love,

Becca Boo


Monday, June 17, 2013

Whistle while you work...

Whistle while you work... or just try to keep on being productive!

This is the hardest part of working for me. It is so much easier to slack... than to give 100% of myself for eight hours every week day. It's much easier to give 60-80%... agreed?
I just try to be productive daily.

These thoughts led to a discussion with my BFF Jameson. I (as usual, because, lets face it, I'm chatty.) did most of the talking.. as follows:

ME: Jameson... I have a SUPER hard time staying focused ALL DAY EVERYDAY during work! It's reallly hard.. and I don't always like it...

JAMESON: Yeah?
ME: YEAH! It's the worst... I lose focus... and want to be anywhere but in an office! Ugh. What's the point. I want to work less hours.
{Insert slightly irrelevant part of the conversation that I forgot.. it had something to do with me wanting to cut back on hours, work lots less, etc.}
JAMESON: That's kinda like quitting...
ME: I'm fine with that! I'm a quitter.
JAMESON: No you're not! You don't want to quit!
ME: YES. I do. I don't mind quitting. I'm seriously fine with it...
{Insert pondering time... I was wondering what's the bid deal about quitting anyway? Why should I not quit? What's the point of... ***ENDURING TO THE END! I hit me.}
ME: Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh..... I guess... not quitting is like enduring to the end. It's practice for life, If I can get through something grueling and totally boring and mindless that makes me want to quit... Enduring to the end is what will bring us everlasting life, and joy. :)
In all seriousness, I do love my job. When I don't love it, I like it. It is great office experience, I usually have a lot to do (I cannot stand idle time!), my employers work very well with my school schedule, and I get more than minimum wage! I like the people I work with, and I love that I am serving others. I have a great job! 

It gets tedious at times... but it's worth sticking to it, and I now know, that I am not a quitter! Now that I realized that it's practice for eternity, for the rest of forever, I'm happy sticking with anything I pick up. 

In the Book of Mormon,  2 Nephi 31:20 it reads:
20 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, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
 I can endure, and I WILL endure to the end with a brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Even in the small things.... like work. :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Clothes, Perm, Clogging, and Beekeeping

Lately, I’ve been wanting. A lot. Just random things.
I want I want I want. Does anyone else do this? Come on, seriously, who does it? ME. I definitely do.

For Example:

  1. I wanted new clothes so badly. For some reason, all of my clothes were not satisfactory anymore. I realized how long I had owned and been wearing some shirts… 5 years or so… and that I pretty much wore the same four shirts all the time. Yes, because I liked them, and also because I felt like my others were unsatisfactory… I was on a clothes kick. In the last few months, I’ve bought five pairs of pants, at least six shirts, a couple pairs of shoes… an adorable swimming suit. The worst part is... I want more! Ah! It’s like a sick hunger. I’ve never enjoyed shopping until lately, but I find it relaxing, and nice. I KNOW I don’t need more… I got WAY more than I really needed. What I have is definitely adequate. :) Jameson especially appreciates it when I know I don’t need to shop more. It’s a strange potential addiction, and I don't dare embrace it!
  2. I want a perm! Yes, you read correctly, a perm. Not just a regular tight 90’s perm… I think they call them body waves now.  I know what you're thinking. Poodle, right? Well, let me tell you, that is not at all my intention.
    I would like my hair to look like this..

    Definitely not like this..


    While looking for good perm pictures, I found this article. It made me laugh out loud, poor guy.Okay, so I want a perm, eventually. :) I was seriously obsessed with the idea for maybe a week (I had thought about it occasionally about it for a few months now), but I’ve realized it’s really not a need. For now, I settled on buying a fantastic conditioner and continuing to grow my locks. My straight, straight, straight brunette locks. 
  3. I want to take clogging again! I looked it up and it will cost me more than $80 to participate in the 6 day summer workshop, and $52 a month during the clogging season…  :/ overall, comparable prices in the competitive dance world… but… not good prices for tight budgeted young married people. Ugh. We’ll see what happens with this. It’s more than likely that I’ll be a recreational clogger, instead of competitive.
  4. Lastly, I also want to be a beekeeper, but I’m saving that story for another post. ;)

When sharing about making choices and wanting things, Elder Dallin H. Oaks proclaimed,
"We should begin by recognizing the reality that just because something is good is not a sufficient reason for doing it. The number of good things we can do far exceeds the time available to accomplish them. Some things are better than good, and these are the things that should command priority attention in our lives. . . .
As we consider various choices, we should remember that it is not enough that something is good. Other choices are better, and still others are best. Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all."
Let me echo Elder Oaks, clothes and perms, clogging and beekeeping are all good things. They would all be good choices. Wanting is fun; it’s good to want things… but, there is a definite distinction between wants and needs. Not only is there a distinction between wants and needs, there are things that are good and better to want.

Here are some better things that I want...

  1. I want to strengthen my relationship and friendship with my husband and be best friends with him forever. :)
  2. I want to have happy healthy children who love Jesus Christ.
  3. I want to laugh with my family and friends.
  4. I want to be a diligent worker, for my employers, for my God, for myself.
  5. I want to serve others.
  6. I want to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

We are so blessed. There are so many good things in our world today. We have the opportunity to make choices everyday. I am so glad that our Heavenly Father trusts us to choose for ourselves. What a great gift! Choice! Today, I'm working on choosing what's better. Focusing on the needs, and the things which will bring lasting happiness. Again, Elder Oaks said, "Even though a particular choice is more costly, its far greater value may make it the best choice of all." 

I know what he says is true.
Amen. 

*Photos from: http://fashionista.com/2013/01/the-return-of-the-perm-a-primer-for-getting-curls-without-the-crunch/ and http://us.123rf.com/400wm/400/400/dixi_/dixi_1106/dixi_110600046/9738275-black-poodle-in-outdoor-settings.jpg