It just so happens that there are big things happening around here lately. My sister Shannon is opening her very own salon in March along with two other gals. My brother Adam has just been hired as a financial advisor at a company in Bellevue. The moral of the story is this: If you are in the greater Lewis county area and need a fabulous-o haircut, or perhaps just a good eyebrow wax, or if you live anywhere in Washington state and are looking for top-notch financial advising, let me know and I WILL HOOK YOU UP.
Last Father's Day, at my parents' house, after an excellent bowling excursion (which also included Derek, Sara, Brent, Danny& Little D). Imagine my surprise at discovering my leg is as big as a redwood. Blargh.
Today we celebrated John's (or my #1 father-in-law's) 62nd birthday. Derek took some fabulous-o pictures of the festivities, and he's promised to send some my way. It was a happy time, as you will soon see....
Clearly this boy is a Pearson! As further proof, we have a picture somewhere of Little D and Uncle JM inspecting a cell phone, and I've also seen my nephew completely mesmerized by a computer screen. I love being an aunt :) And to think I'll be one a second time in just a few months!
Initially I thought that I would use this blog as mostly a picture-posting place, and that is still my intent. Currently, however, I'm feeling cross, and have decided that this might be a nice place for a good, old-fashioned vent. And besides, the only people who even look at this thing are people that love me, so I can afford to rant without feeling like people will think I'm an idiot. So. I've come to the conclusion (a much over-do one, probably) that it is not good for me to sit around all day doing nothing. It makes me feel un-productive and useless, when I much prefer feeling that I'm contributing something to my family. Also, I eat too much when I'm laying around for hours on end. This leads to poor self-esteem because inevitably I expand in size, which makes me feel un-motivated, and then what happens? I sit around even more! It's a vicious cycle, you see. And, it seems that keeping busy is a good way to keep negative thinking to a minimum, which is always beneficial. My goal in the immediate future, therefore, is to seek to be less sloth-like. I really have a trillion things to be thankful for, and I want to be able to focus on those things rather than on all the other junk that presents itself when I have too much time to think. There. The end.
This would be the annual Christmas photo, in which I force all of my siblings together despite grumbling and complaining. Someday, when we're all old and gray, and have proof of what we looked like as youngsters, they'll be grateful.