Taekwondon’t!

I’ve been digging around in my Facebook account, because of the new “timeline” format.  I looked around for a photo and eventually settled on the same view of Lake Lucille in my blog header above.  (Do you like the new Facebook timeline?  This is how my page looks now, with the gigantic photo at the top. It will take me a bit to get used to it!)

However, as I was looking through pictures, I found this photo of Tripp and a friend of mine!

Can you see Tripp’s little outfit?  My little boy has always loved hockey and riding snow machines like my dad. Now, I’ve enrolled him in a taekwondo class… Of course, this is only a good thing until he starts trying to break my coffee table in two.

If he does that, I’ll say, “taekwodon’t!”

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  • Mary GW

    Very cute picture Bristol.. I do like Timeline for my own use. I know that a lot of people who play games on Facebook hate it because they can’t find the game shares but I like looking back at things I post… I think it looks better. Yes, I am looking at my own page….LOL!!!

  • Mrs B

    I put my daughter in taekwondo classes when she small, she loved it. It kept her in great physical condition. One thing they teach in those classes is respect for others as well as themselves. It’s a wonderful way to learn about life. You won’t regret putting him in the classes. Enjoy him, Bristol. Children don’t stay that small for very long. My best regards to your good parents.

  • Frederick Lang

    Beautiful photo Bristol but in one word about if I like the new Facebook Timeline…NO!

    God bless
    Fred

  • Jack Bennett

    I love the way you share your family moments with all of us, T/Y God bless you.

  • http://www.ak365.blogspot.com LisaJ

    I love going to Lake Lucille for photo ops. Looking across the water at the Chugach Mtns is always a beautiful sight, no matter the time of year. We are so lucky to live in the Mat-Su, surrounded by such beauty!

    It’s terrific that Tripp is so involved in so many different things at such a young age! Keep him busy, let him learn new things and watch him blossom!

    As for Facebook, my personal page hasnt switched over yet but I have a business page that did and I HATE it. The thing giving me the biggest problem? The stupid timeline cover photo! I have been fighting with it for 2 days now and it wont fit, grrrr. Dang Facebook!

    Have a great weekend Bristol!

  • Wayne R

    I’m still getting used to the “new” facebook page too. Eventually I will get the hang of it. It always takes us old folks a little longer!

    I do like the panoramic view of the lake at the top of your page

  • http://www.mikes-show-n-shine.com Michael Sipe

    Nice pic, Bristol. Trigg is so cute! I haven’t seen the new FB page yet, so can’t comment. Hopefully it won’t be harder to use…..

    • http://www.mikes-show-n-shine.com Michael Sipe

      Whoops!!! I mean Tripp!!!!! Sorry!!!!

  • Jan

    Darling photo of Tripp,your friend and you.
    We are thrilled your mom is co-hosting The Today. Tuesday, April3.

  • blackbird

    I do not have a facebook account, but I have briefly seen the timeline, it looks user friendly also I do not like the box in the header it takes away from the header photo.

    Tripp in his taekwondo outfit reminds me of the The Force: Volkswagen Commercial.

    FULLY PRESENT

    Do you remember the story of Jeremy Bentham of London, England? He died in 1832 and left his estate to University College London. But he also stipulated that his body be embalmed, dressed up and brought in to preside over the annual meeting of university administrators. His preserved body is still there today, displayed in a glass cabinet. And it is apparently still wheeled into the annual meetings. For years, the secretary of the board added to the minutes of each session, “Jeremy Bentham, present but not voting.”

    I’ve KNOWN people like that — present but not voting. Too often, I am one of them. These people are alive, but they are not really living. As Benjamin Franklin may have put it, they died around 25 but won’t be buried until they are 75. They live without passion. They seem to have forgotten what thrill and wonder life can hold. They get through each day, but seldom experience anything like deep joy. They’re alive, but barely.

    Jeremy Bentham, who every year is present but not voting, reminds me of a story from Jewish humor. A widow spoke to friends about her departed husband. “Sidney thought of everything,” she said. “Just before he died, he called me to his bedside. He handed me three envelopes. ‘I have put all my last wishes in these three envelopes,’ he said. ‘After I am dead, please open them and do exactly as I have instructed. Then I can rest in peace.’”

    She explained the contents of the envelopes. “The first envelope contained $5,000 with a note: ‘Use this money to buy a nice casket.’ So I bought a beautiful mahogany casket with a soft lining. The second envelope contained $10,000 and a note: ‘Use this for a nice funeral.’ So I used it for flowers, food and music. I know it would have made him happy.’ The third envelope contained $25,000 with a note: ‘Use this to buy a nice stone.’”

    At that point, the widow held up her hand and pointed to her finger, adorned with a lovely diamond ring. “So, do you like my stone?”

    It WAS a nice stone. She knew that life was for the living.

    Diamonds are not exactly my idea of living fully, but the story makes a good point. I want to do my best to enjoy life while I have it.

    I think actor Maurice Chevalier had the right idea. He once said, “I never eat when I can dine.” Do you know the difference? Eating is doing the necessary. Getting it done. I eat because I am hungry, then I can get on with what I was doing. Or I eat WHILE I’m doing something else – like writing or driving or watching television. If there is any pleasure to be found in the meal, I likely don’t notice it. My attention is on something else.

    But dining is different. Dining is the ENJOYMENT of eating. When I dine, I pay attention to what I am doing. I taste the foods – I savor them. I notice the differences between flavors and I eat more slowly. I also pay more attention to the people who are sharing my meal. I interact with them. I am fully present during the meal and I may even reflect back on it later in the day. I admit, I eat often, but I don’t dine nearly enough.

    I want to dine more and eat less. I don’t want to just show up for life; I want to be part of it. I want to worry less about such things as where I live, and more about living where I am. And at the end of my life, I want to say that I always tried to be fully present.

    By Steve Goodier: lifesupportsystem (dot com)

  • kate

    what a happy photo. Are you going to do taekwondo as well?


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