Thomas Nelson review-Obstacles Welcome

I enjoyed this book. I was very impressed with how the author had come from such an interesting background, but had not let his “obstacles” stop him on the pathway to success.
While reading this book, I automatically thought about my boss ironically, and any of the leaders in my life and what it takes to be a great leader. I especially enjoyed the chapter of on spotting opportunities. I feel like each of us can spot obstacles and turn them into opportunities with a little hard work and new attitude.

A few other things I really enjoyed about the book were was how the author said that “if you want to become a leader, the worst path to try is the quick one”. The author explained how the years of experience and our loyalty can be lost in an instance with short cuts. I also liked how he quoted Bernard Shaw in saying “Some men see things as they are and ask why? I dream of things that never were and ask why not?”

This book made me think of different experiences or situations in life where I am a leader, or even a follower and how each of us can prevent obstacles from our path to success. Good book.


Halloween 2009

Collin's daddy REALLY gets creative in carving pumpkins and Collin loved to watch. Saturday morning I finally got to clean the bathroom, because we had the Halloween music playing and Collin "trapped" to watch pumpkin carving. This was Collin's pumpkin. He loved to take the top of him off and roll him around and look through the eyes and nose and figure out what was going on in there.
Sometimes the pumpkin got the best of him and rolled away.
We took Collin trick-or-treating to a few houses of our neighbors before anyone else started showing up. Lucky for me, Ryan went and got me a witch's hat so I put together a quick witch costume and he was Captain Kirk.
Hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween!

Halloween---3 days early

Even though this was Collin's second Halloween, we did more things this year. Our ward 3 days before Halloween, the youth put on a "Halloween party" for the kids. Okay, so Collin isn't even really a "kid" technically, but we brought him anyways. He LOVES being around other little kids, and we had a REALLY cute Dalmation costume, lent to me by my loving sister. This was Collin when we first got there starting at everyone's costumes.

This was his favorite thing to do, and ironically, his costume fit perfectly with him just wanting to crawl away everywhere.

Collin's friend Tessa, she is 3 weeks older than he is, but much taller, so I thought it fitting she was a lion :)

Hey, finally someone smaller than me mom!

Collin sure had fun at the party and so did we!
On a side note, here is our pumpkins from Ryan's pumpkin patch this year, minus one that we gave early to Sadee. And this is the first year I finally got around to roasting pumpkin seeds. YUM!

A hunting we will go

We have had fun around the Halloween season this year. Collin has ESPECIALLY liked all of the pumpkins we grew in our backhard. He has also REALLY liked discovering cupboards... and we most recently had to put the "protection" gear on the under the kitchen sink cupboard. He was none too happy about it.
Mom, how many times can I unload a drawer for fun?
He also LOVES looking at all of the leaves coming down outside his window.