Friday, June 22, 2007
Inspired by some things and experiences I have had lately I want to vent. I think one of my biggest pet peeves is when people act like they have everything figured out. The best way for me to illustrate this is going back to either a baby shower or bridal shower. For example, you open present "A" maybe some baby einstein dvds (baby shower), or some lingerie (parenthesis should not be necessary to label shower type) you look up at your audience of guests to say thank you to gift giver and everyone has to say annoying "know it all" comments like "That lingerie isn't really for you" chuckle chuckle (add eyes rolling in knowingness from commenter) or "those dvds are bad for your babies reading development, you really need to be careful about how much tv watching your baby does...." blah blah blah. The trouble for me is that these types of events naturally foster advice and by having a shower you are asking for it in some way. You think that after you are married or after you have kids the advice will slow down...but NO! I feel like there are some people who thrive on giving advice, especially when they think they have it all figured out. Seth and I, through life experiences lately have learned that you NEVER have it all figured out. I look at my father-in-law who passed away almost three years ago this August. He was an amazing man. He scored a 35 on the ACT. He graduated cum laude from the 5 year dual MBA/accounting program at BYU and then went on to be a partner at a prestigious accounting firm. He was involved publicly and was a respected community leader. At age 37 he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Someone who seemingly had everything going for them received a huge blow. On a side note however he does not fit into the pet peeve category because he DID NOT act like he had everything figured out. I just get frustrated with people who experience success on some level in their lives and feel like that entitles them to give you advice. Its not like I don't need advice but if I don't knock, I don't need an answer. I guess I am just kind of rambling and not really going anywhere but if there is one thing I can say to sum it all up is that I am going to make sure that I let everyone have their life experiences without being the girl at the shower who knows everything about raising children, changing diapers, and making bottles. We never know what will happen in our lives and I don't want to end up with my foot in my mouth.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Here are some pictures of the house we just bought. We moved in yesterday and we are really excited. We are repainting the kitchen, the red is a little too much. Maybe just one wall? Anyway we are really excited, Daybreak should be a fun place for our family.
PS The pics are from the MLS so that isn't our furniture.