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The Pursuit of Happyness


Yesterday on our day off, Larry and I went Christmas shopping all day until we were too tired to shop anymore and then we went to see The Pursuit of Happyness. It was really good. Right in line with my belief that if life does not give you the circumstances you want...create them. Extremely inspiring. Life truly is what you make it, despite what circumstances may be thrown your way. Dustin and Jordan went to see the movie just a few hours before we did, then Dust went to spend the night at Steven's and Jordan went to spend the night at Keith's because they went surfing early this am. Savanna spent the night at Morgan's. So...that made it nice for Larry and I because not only did we have a date at the movies last night but we had some time to ourselves both out, and at home. :-) Which is ~ always welcomed and taken advantage of. "Maximize the moment" is my motto, or at least one of them.

Today we slept in but I have had to get my teaching ready for tomorrow morning. It was the last thing on my initiative list that I did not have done, so as soon as I got out of bed I started finishing it. Right now I'm teaching on what to do when under spiritual attack. It's a good series, I think. I'm starting to develop it a little bit more and by next week we should be flying! We had odds and ends to do all day to wrap things up for tomorrow. I really have more housework and wrapping Christmas stuff to do today - actually a whole lot of it. But it's probably not all going to get done until at least Monday evening. I want to keep the focus on the service tomorrow and make sure our game is on. We're headed for another great weekend, I do believe.

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