I have always said that anything worth having comes with the price of hard work! (Both spiritually and physically) I love manual labor. Over the last couple of years we have talked about getting some cows. This has always been a dream of mine. (It must run in my blood) I can remember as a young girl always helping my dad take care of his cows. As we dug post holes and put up fence my heart was so happy. Happy that we were working as a family, happy that we were doing hard manual labor. I pray as my kids look at this fence for years to come that they will take pride in working hard for something.... something that they are investing in. I pray that they will always remember that life is not just going to be handed to them, rather they will have to work hard for what they want. I am grateful for the strength I had to get out in the field and work along side my family. There are not many things I take for granted lately.... and spending time with my family is something I hope I never ever take for granted! I pray that I can have the courage to continue to fight hard every day for my investment of eternal families. I pray that my testimony can continue to grow and be strengthened. I am truly grateful for all that I have been blessed with! #chooseyorhard #johnsontough #masonstrong

Update on Mason and Copper. Mason transitioned back to injections 4-6 times daily. We thought this was going to be horrible but it’s turned out it’s not that bad. Mason would tell you he hates it, however his blood sugar has been much better controlled. It’s funny how we think things are done to us, or something is bad, and God truly does work all things together for your good. Copper continues to be Masons right hand, going everywhere he goes. When they are apart Copper is so sad, it’s almost as if he cries. I’m not sure how we ever went without him now that we have him. It’s as if he is another child, or extension of our family. I love this picture, I love how Marshall is looking up to Mason, I love how mason has embraced being a big bother. Today I’m reminded yes type one sucks , your life if forever different after your diagnosed, but life goes on, just differently. #type1diabetes #diabeticservicedog #diabetic #diabeticalertdogsofamerica #myhero #masonstrong #lifegoeson

I’ve learned to appreciate and love my #Family no matter what. I thank God for them!
#MasonStrong 💜

Even tho the semester is over, the grind never stops!!
President JT and VP/Co-Founder Adrian are in preparation for the Battle at the Beach hosted by @theironasylum!
Here’s a clip of JT smashing 600lbs for a triple on deads and a clip of Adrian hitting a 505lbs single on squats!
Shout out to former Pres & VP @josiah.vivero for coaching the boys!
#patriot #pride #power #masonpowerlifting #mason #masonstrong #gmu #barbell #club #GeorgeMason #fitness #gym #nova #VAStrong #athletemotivation #fitspiration #fitfamily #powerlifting #olympiclifting #usapl #ipf #howmuchyabench

So many emotions over this past weekend. Half way done with chemo!👏🏻 and Mother’s Day!
As each new treatment approaches my anxiety raises just a little. Chemo is not easy! A million situations run through my mind. How will my body handle it this time? How sick will I be? Will my family be able to function without me for a few days..... more like a week.😔 How much longer can they pick up the pieces that I am leaving undone? I don’t write this for sympathy, but rather the raw truth. That life is not always easy, but we have to endure the hard times in order to enjoy good times. Chemo is tough and it affects everyone differently. We have been so strong and made it this far. My family is amazing. Some days are easier than others.
I love Mother’s Day! I love the little hand-made crafts from my kids, and the day we get to spend together as a family. This year was different. I mustered up enough strength to make it to sacrament to listen to my daughter speak. (She was amazing) And then it was back home to rest. By the time I was able to pick my head up off the pillow that night I only had a few hours with my kids... a few hours that any other day I would have taken for granted. As we sat and laughed and shared those special hours together my heart was full of gratitude for all that I have in my life! It is through my tough and trying times that I find what matters the most to me. The Lord has given me this one life to live, no matter what trials come my way, it’s my responsibility to make the best of what I have been given. Together this trial of cancer will make us stronger than we could have ever been before. Life is good and family is everything! #chooseyorhard #johnsontough #masonstrong

Some old and some new, some things on this paper I wish were true!
#outofthemouthofbabes #frenchfries? #ineedabetterhobby #ilovemyfamily #masonstrong

My week in lifting.. It wasnt a terrible week. Squat 5+ @265# for 8. Bench 5+@149# for 12. Deadlift 1+ @305# for 5. Training for PL meet July 21. I have some goals Im aiming for. I need to work on "letting it go." Letting all the small crap go and not allow other people's moods, actions, or inactions affect me.
#durniatstrength #fthefluff #fthehaters #grrrlarmy #grrrlstrong #girlswhopowerlift #mindovermatter #masonstrong #mswarrior #unicornpower🦄🦄🦄 #unicorndork #imcomingforeverythingtheysaidicouldnthave #overcomer #noquitinme

“I love you, because no two snowflakes are alike. And if it’s possible, if you stand tippy toe to walk between the raindrops.” #teammason #masonstrong ❤️❤️❤️❤️ www.gofundme.com/h35zdx-team-mason

This piece was really meaningful for me to paint. Hope I did justice to someone who touched the lives of so many people. #masonstrong

Picturesque view while installing brick and limestone atop the @tavernaitaliankitchen last summer! 💥 @livingyxe @winstonspubs 💥 | 📷 @eat_love_laugh_ |
Almost looks like a painting with the @deltabessyxe in the distance! The Bessborough is a ten story hotel in downtown Saskatoon and known for its castle like appearance. It was built by the Canadian National Railway from 1928-1932 as is designed in the same Chateau-style as many of Canada's other railway hotels. 👉 Link in bio for more on our Taverna project 👈 •

#yxelocal #history #landmarks #saskatooning #roccomasons #stonemasonlife #masonic #hotelhistory #limestone #bricklayer #architect #archilovers_perspective #architectureporn #architecture_hunter #architecture_view #architecture_best #masonstrong #contractorofinsta #generalcontractor #subcontractors #kelownanow

many times this year i’ve questioned my reasoning and purpose here on earth. God gave little Mason such a special gift of showing us why. we are here to choose joy, to fight like a warrior, and to always smile. i hope one day i can be as brave, strong, courageous, and loving as he was. i’ll always think of you dancing in heaven when i hear uptown funk! thanks for fighting like a mazzuca and showing me how to live joyously. thank you keli and bob for raising such a beautiful little boy and for allowing jamie and i to help celebrate him this weekend. he will be missed dearly // love you more than words, little man! #CHOOSEJOY #MASONSTRONG

A 2nd birthday shirt for a special little boy that’s close to our hearts!!!!!! #masonstrong

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” -Gordon B. Hinckley
I feel that a good cry is cleansing for the soul, trust me I have had my fair share over the past couple of months. But I also feel that after a good cry it’s time to pick up the pieces and move on with life! This past week when my hair started falling out by the handfuls we shed some needed tears as a family. After we were able to move past the hard part of it and grasp our new normal, we pulled out the Halloween wigs and played “who wore it best?” Just think, I will be able to get ready in 10 minutes flat with no hair to wash or shave.... it’s a win win!! 😉
Trials are not easy nor are they often asked for, but it is the only way to learn and grow in ways we never thought possible. My dad would always tell me, “If you don’t laugh you will cry, and I have tried that crying stuff and I don’t like it too much.” Dad always made us laugh, even in his final days here on this earth.
What we see and where we go in life depends on our attitude. I pray that I can always find the positive in situations and make the best of what I have been given. My family has been amazing support for me through out every aspect of the this trial. We have laughed and cried and held each other tight. I will be forever grateful for all of the love and support from so many people! Now bring on the head-wraps and wigs because I still have some living to do! #chooseyorhard #johnsontough #masonstrong

Anyone that knows our family very well, knows that we LOVE Lake Powell! Our summers are often spent in this great place. About 5 years ago my husbands family (20+ people) decided to go to Lake Powell for our family vacation. We were beyond excited to play in the sun and just relax. This trip was anything but relaxing.....I don’t think one thing went right on this vacation! For 4 days straight we were faced with trials, and they weren’t just little things that went wrong, everything went wrong! With every challenge we all worked together and figured it out. By the end of the trip we were all shaking our heads and smiling at what we had just went through for 4 days. But I can honestly say that it was one of the best times we all had together!
Over the past 3 years life kind of feels like this Lake Powell trip. Trial after trial... and everyday we get up and pray for guidance and put our best foot forward. As we lay my sweet grandma to rest this weekend I can’t help but think of the great reunions that are happening in heaven! Although it is hard for us that are left here on the earth.... the ones that have passed on have finished their journey and returned home to our loving Heavenly Father. They made it!!! My kids have been to far too many funerals of loved ones they are close to in the last 2 years, but it has been so wonderful to talk with them and help them understand how important it is to live worthily while here on earth so that we can be reunited with our loved ones. I know that I have so much more to learn while here on this earth and I pray daily that I can be strong enough to be who my Heavenly Father needs me to be! This life was never meant to be easy or without trial and heartache. I pray that when I return home to my Father in Heaven I can smile and say.... I did it!! #chooseyorhard #johnsontough #masonstrong

Mason Powerlifting attended the District Open hosted by @trainhardpizzaharder and Balance gym!
Kendal Angeloff competed in the 72kg Open division, going 7/9:
Squat: 107.5kgs/237lbs
Bench: 52.5kgs/115lbs
Deadlift: 107.5kgs/237lbs
This was also Kendal’s first USAPL competition! Only up from here Kendal!
Andrew Tran competed in the 66kg open division placing 1st, going 8/9:
Squat: 142.5lbs/314lbs
Bench: 90kgs/198lbs
Deadlift: 182.5kgs/402lbs
S/O to all our supporters for that meet, as well as the other athletes!
#patriot #pride #power #masonpowerlifting #mason #masonstrong #gmu #barbell #club #GeorgeMason #fitness #gym #nova #VAStrong #athletemotivation #fitspiration #fitfamily #powerlifting #olympiclifting #usapl #ipf #howmuchyabench

Happy Birthday Angel! How full is a mother’s heart to watch her daughter become a loving wife and mother. I hope your day is as bright as you are. #proudmomma #lovemyfrankieandmason #masonstrong

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