Monday, July 21, 2008


Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandella

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Draper Days Rodeo!

YEE HAA!!! Austin and I went to the Rodeo in Draper on Friday with our friends Matt and Britt. We had a blast! Draper holds a rodeo every year for 2 days during the Drapers days. It is quite the popular thing to do I guess...we couldn't find seats forever. It was packed!
The Rodeo had tons of events to watch. The bull riding I have to say is the best though, I think everyone can agree. Its just so exciting to see those massive animals trying to kick the cowboys off their back.

We Love Matt and Britt!!!
Austin even wore his cowboy shirt. Don't you think he looks handsome?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

St. George

Austin is pretty much a crazy pants!

I love the red rock in St. George!

Austin and I got to go on Vacation for a few days last weekend. We went to St. George on Friday and came home Monday. We went and saw Les Miserables at the Tuacahn theatre in Ivins. It is a short little drive from St. George. It is the most beautiful place to watch plays, if you haven't made it down there, I think you should make it a trip. The huge red cliffs take your breathaway! We really enjoyed the play! We also went and saw a few movies , took a tour of Brigham Youngs Winter home and swam as much as we possibly could and weather permited(it rained alot!). It was nice to relax and not have to wake up at a certain time. Yeah for Vacations!

At Les Miserable.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

New Baby in the Allred Family

Yeah, we are an Uncle and Aunt again! We sure do love the babies in our familys!!! Aaron and Katie had a new baby girl yesterday 7-7-08. At 12:43 PM. She weighed 8 lbs 10 oz and was 21 1/2 inches long. She has tons of black hair! She is so darling, Austin and I can't wait to see her in person.

Monday, July 7, 2008

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the two beers.A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar he shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes’.The professor then produced two beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.''If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf ball first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.'One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer represented.The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked. The beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of beers with a friend.'

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Celebrating the 4th of July

The 4th of July is always a fun time to celebrate and get together with family. Austin, my dad, Josh, Chelsea, Raegan and Wyatt got to go to Grantsville and see the fun parade and go to the park for all the fun activities. My mom and I had to work and miss all the fun in Grantsville...we had a wedding up in Salt Lake at the Point. I know you are all thinking...who gets married on a holiday??? We thought the same thing. oh well, you do what you gotta do. But the rest of my family had a blast with Austin and his family. Later that night we all met up at the Bees game for some good ol' Baseball. I don't know that I really watch the game and know what is going on, but I sure do like the atmosphere of going to baseball games. We all had so much fun! And the fireworks were beautiful as always!
Austin fell asleep with a water bottle under his head...I'm sure that was real comfy!!!
Raegan has quite the personality! She is always cracking me up.
Mom and Dad loving baby Wyatt!
Josh and Chelsea
Happy 4th of July!!!!