Friday, July 24, 2015

Video: Bills Family Reunion in Park City

Dallin put together a fun little video of our Bills family reunion in Park City. I'm so happy that I get to reflect back on these wonderful memories with my adorable nieces and nephews. Tip: watch the video in its highest resolution (1080p) by clicking on the little 'settings' wheel icon in the lower-right corner and then next to 'Quality' select '1080p'. Enjoy :)


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Bills Family Reunion in Park City

It had been over a year and a half since the whole Bills family clan had been together, so we were anxiously awaiting our family reunion trip! We stayed at a cabin in Park City and had some much needed bonding time. We have 11 cute little nieces and nephews, and so we did lot's of fun activities each day that the kids loved.

On the first day, we rode the alpine coaster and slides... I like the coaster way better though because it goes so fast! I rode the coaster with Sophia and we laughed the whole way down.

Dallin and I just got back from Asia the night before (we totally had our days and nights mixed up because of it), so they kids were asking us how to say words in different languages. I taught them how to say thank you in Korean, and it was so cute to watch them bow and say "komapsumnida" haha!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Girls Weekend in Park City

My last year in college, I lived with all of these girls below. Now that time has gone by and we live in different places, have husbands, and some kids, we thought we needed a girls weekend getaway in Park City. Man, it was the best! 

We rented this cute house on AirBnb that was only one block off of Main Street. It was a great location (plus look at those cute tulips)!

We walked up and down Main Street to do some shopping, and of course we got some carmel apples at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. We also played games and stayed up all night chatting.

Poor Candice tore her ACL, so we found a wheelchair for her. Luckily it was big enough for two people so we had some fun sitting together!

We are already counting down the days until our next annual girls trip :)


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Comparison is the thief of joy

I love this quote by Teddy Roosevelt because it is so true, comparison is the thief of joy! When we compare ourselves to others, we take away our own personal happiness and peace. This is such a bad habit to slip into but I'm sure we all struggle with it from time to time. I know I do. We look at other people's clothes, appearances, talents, friends, jobs, vacations, money, number of followers on social media (you name it) and the list goes on and on. There are so many categories out there that we could compare ourselves to others with. But when we do this, this only hurts ourselves. If we wish we were as talented as our friend, or as pretty as the girl we see online, or as rich as our neighbor, with each wish we quickly can quickly become unsatisfied with our own lives. And this is the worst mindset!

We need to stop comparing if we want to be happy. Instead, we should only compare ourselves with ourselves, and be concerned if we are progressing individually. We are all so different that it really doesn't make sense to compare ourselves to others. Instead, we should just be concerned if we are being the best that we can be. We all have different talents, qualities, strengths, and weakness. These things make us unique and give us a special purpose to accomplish in our lives. Our strengths, talents, achievements, beauty, abilities, and value are completely individual to us and to the contribution we can make in the world. They can never authentically be sized up next to someone else. 

So let's choose to stop falling into the negative comparing trap and choose to keep our happy with us :)

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