Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tribute to my Wife

I was thinking about Blogs and the ability to communicate what is really important to you. So I thought I would provide a tribute to my wife.

My wife is very beautiful and talented. When I saw her almost ten years ago in her wedding dress waiting to be married for time and all eternity, I was so caught up in the moment and felt like I was floating on a cloud. Here was someone who was willing to commit to spend this life with me and the life to come. She looked like an angel, with beautiful dark hair and a big smile on her face.

I see the acts of service she performs today at church and for friends. She seems so willing to help those in need and share her talents. At church her creativity makes the kids more interested in what is being presented. With her friends, she offers to watch their kids so they can take care of things they need to.

At home she makes our house a home. She takes care of the children, making sure they understand the spritual and physical responsibilities of life. She prepares more delicious meals than I ever could have imagined. She makes sure our clothes are clean. She helps the kids exercise their creativity and stimulates their minds with books.

In short, my wife is an angel. She came to my rescue, saving me being a bachelor any longer. I love her and want to make her happy more than anything.

I look forward to walking down the beaches of Hawaii holding her hand and watching the waves come crashing in and thinking, "I'm so glad I have an angel by my side."

Friday, April 13, 2007

Adventure- Make it Happen!

May I suggest the folllowing for those who are interested in finding their adventure.

Gold Skymiles Card from Delta Airlines. Usually you can sign up for the first year free and get 15,000 miles for free. You get 2 points for every dollar you spend and sometimes more if you track the offers. I even got an extra 10,000 points one time for no reason! Sometimes there are contests as well. You maximize the use of the card for the year and then you cancel to avoid the fee. Repeat the next year for your spouse. It is very likely you will reach the 30,000 point level in a short time. If not, switch to the lowest end Skymiles card to get those last few miles at 1 point per dollar. Of course, you can always earn Skymiles through various means even if you do not have a Skymiles card as well.

Bank of America NCL card. 3 points per $100 spent. Take 500 points to get $500 off a cruise. There is no limit to the number of $500 credits you can obtain.

Chase Freedom Card- Current offer of enough points to get $250 in cash or gift card, I cannot remember which.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Have you ever wanted to do something fun, but couldn't quite find the time? Whatever reason has been holding you back needs to be broken down. Take the time to really do something in life. Get away from the TV. Get away from the house. Make time for meaningful things. There is always time to do things you want, you just have to want it more than the things you currently do.

Excercise, run a marathon, learn to juggle. All things are possible with determination.

Do not be content with what comes your way. Do something to shape your life. Don't let others dictate your happiness or what you can do to be happy. Of course reasonable bounds are necessary.

You need to determine what you have money to do, so you need to be realistic. Set a goal and work towards achieving that goal, saving the money you need or finding other ways to get there such as frequent flyer programs. If you want to go on a vacation to a remote location you need to prepare. Visualize yourself getting on the plane and then arriving at your favorite location. Imagine what you will do when you get there. Then do what it takes to make it to your destination.