1.10.2011

Finding JOY!

One of my goals for this year is simple: 

JOY (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness)

I am going to work hard to find JOY in every circumstance...in the big things and little things in life and treat my loved ones this way as well!  I saw on a recent blog that some people at new years just choose one word for the year to focus on! I loved this idea and as i was thinking and praying about what mine should be I kept thinking of the word JOY! 

(p.s. Speaking of joy...our little nephew Eli Scott was just born...giving Kai a little brother! We are thankful that he and mommy are finally home from the hospital!  And Todd & Faith welcomed baby Noah Lyn to the world in December,  adding another beautiful little girl to the extended Schopeck family...yeah for babies!)
  
 So here are a few of my favorite things that bring me joy (I know there are way too many photos but i just could not stop!)
 
My Handsome Groom 

  


Paige, Grant & Family... 





 

 

 
  




My Brother...Uncle Drew

Tax Deductions...
 

Rock 'N Roll birthdays... 



Paigey doing the "cat walk" with Makenna... 


Growing up with my "Sisters" (okay two of them are my cousins...but I love them like sisters...I'm glad we've changed our styles) 

 


Disneyland...
 


Hume Lake...  

 




Newborn babies...


These adorable faces...   

 
 

Yosemite... 
 


My Grandma, Aunt Ev,  
Aunt Val, Mom & Aunt Chris 
 


Good Friends (old and new)...
 




 
 
 
 


this photo...thanks to Cori!


Sleeping babies and this stroller (phil & teds)

Hawaii...
 

this photo and rainy days!



 this photo shoots...thanks Josh!
 

this picture of me and my grandpa dancing!


Alaska...

the fact that i no longer have to deal with this guy constantly spitting up!!!!


this picture!


living in my grandparents house...it was wonderful even for a short time!


this photo...thanks to Joel!
Seattle...


this guy & this picture...best expression ever!


the mystery butt dance...don't ask!



Starbucks...and this little ornament!  

my sister...aka "aunt fifi"...the best sister and friend and auntie in the whole world and one of the best humans i have ever known! 



4 comments:

Cherish Stockdale said...

Love this Laura! :) the pictures are all so cute!

Zakaryans said...

I want to second the part about aunt fifi being one of the best humans I've ever known!

dan bowen said...

Good job. This was probably a lot of work and there were some funny, old school pics in there!

The Arthur's said...

Marty is still fascinated with pinatas! Thanks for sharing