Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Best Medicine

"Elder Neal A. Maxwell once said, 'We are here in mortality, and the only way to go is through; there isn't any around!' I would add, the only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

I have also heard that crying releases endorphins. Other studies have shown that tears shed during times of high emotion (versus crying because you got dust in your eyes) have a much higher hormone content; researchers concluded that means a good cry can get the stress out of your head- literally- and make you feel better.

Some have said that laughter is the best medicine, but in my opinion the winning formula is a combination of fervent prayer, laughing often, crying when appropriate, and Tylenol as needed.

And during the rare moments when something makes you laugh so hard you cry- take a picture!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Where's Daddy?

It's a fun game we play, somewhat akin to "Where's Waldo?"

The entire Alpha Company.
Did you find him? If not, don't worry. It took me a while and I'm married to the guy!

Going for a leisurely road march.
None of the pictures are labeled, so you just have to look at each face- the distinction of "tall white male" only helps so much.

I honestly had to look at his hands to tell for sure it was him.
He's the tall white male.

Pretty sunrise at Fort Benning

Thanks for joining us in this exciting round of "Where's Daddy?"

Tune in next time for a riveting game of "What Did The Kids Get Into Now?"!

(You always know it's gonna be a good one when you can smell what they got into before you see it. Special thanks to Febreeze, Lysol, and Bath & Body Works!)