Saturday, December 13, 2008

Who Are You?

I'm a Esme! I found out through TwilightersAnonymous.com. Which Twilight Female Are You? Take the quiz and find out!
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You are thoughtful and care very deeply for your family. A loving home is of great
importance to you and you always try to make people feel welcome. Although you have a great capacity to love, you also have a great capacity to hurt, so at times you can be
sensitive. You're firm when you need to be, but people trust your judgment and
appreciate the kind way you always handle things.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A wonderful reminder!

Can I Borrow $25?


A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: 'Daddy, may I ask you a question?'

DAD: 'Yeah sure, what it is?' replied the man.

SON: 'Daddy, how much do you make an hour?'

DAD: 'That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?' the man said angrily.

SON: 'I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?'

DAD: 'If you must know, I make $50 an hour.'

SON: 'Oh,' the little boy replied, with his head down.

SON: 'Daddy, may I please borrow $25?'

The father was furious, 'If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities. '

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door.

The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:

Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.

'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.

'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'

The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.

The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.

'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.

'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little son, and he begged for his forgiveness.

It's just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life. We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. Do remember to share that $50 worth of your time with someone you love.

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of hours. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sterling!

Every year for Christmas I make a Family Calendar that has everyone's pictures on it for the whole year. Each family unit get's a month to display the previous years pictures. I just got Sterlings pictures in the mail and here's a sneak peak at some of them for Sterling's page. For those of you who don't know, Sterling is on a mission in Chicago, IL. He knew that I do this every year and wanted to get his pictures in before it was too late. We love you Sterling..

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom! (Karalee Glauser)

Just wanted to wish my mom a great Birthday Today! Enjoy your spa day!!
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In Memory of Pearl Harbor!

On December 7th 1941, my grandparents, Floyd and Lucimae Glauser were in Pearl Harbor as the Japaneese bombed the island in a surprise attack. Right before the war my grandparents had just gotten married when they arrived in Hawaii.
From Floyd and lucimae

Here they are with their marriage certificate.
From couches

From couches

From couches

Years later my grandparents went back to the spot where it all happened.
It was an early Sunday morning. My grandparents had been invited to a brunch on the U.S.S. Arizona but declined because it was the sabath day. They were lying in bed listening the Mormon Tabernacle Choir over the radio when the attack began. My grandfather ran outside to see what was going on, when he did so a bullet bounced of the bround and hit him in his backside. He was fine but has a great story to tell.
Here they are pointing out where the bullets had hit. They still have furniture with bullets in them from the attack that dreadful day.
From couches

Today also marks another sad day and that is that my same Grandpa Glauser died on this same day quite a few years ago.

I have so much pride for our country and I am so glad that we have men and women who are willing to serve in the armed forces today. I like to take this day each year to think about the event that happened not all that long ago and to remember what happened and all those that lost their lives. I've made it a tradition to watch the movie "Pearl Harbor" to remind myself of the sacrifices of those who have made for me and my freedom.

Dad, if you can read this, I love you and I miss you. I thought about you alot today. I went over to mom's to watch the movie together and I looked at the incredible americana tree she has for you in the living room. I can't help but think how lonely you must be and how much I wish you were here this holiday season. You're in our prayers and we will be thinking of you throughout this whole season. I love you. Nikki