What? killer fish

31 01 2009

I just want to say that everything is going to be ok.  I have been good for a few days now and getting stronger.  Their is a reason for my trials even if I don’t want to believe it.

So last night I was set up on a blind date by Jarom.  It was a group blind date with my roommates.  Lizzy was with Jarom, Jessica with Tor, and me with Stephen.  The plan was to go to a Scandinavian night and then to make gingerbread houses at Stephen’s house.

So funny story, we never found the Scandinavian night.  We seriously drove around for like 45 minutes looking for the place.  so we gave up and went to Target to to get supplies for our houses.  Then to Stephen’s house.

our house

Pretty much Stephen and I had the best house.  It was definitely the biggest and the coolest looking.  We even stole supplies from the other couples.  It was great fun.  and I laughed so much.  Its been a big since I laughed like that so it was really good.

One thing you can’t see very well with our house is all of the killer fish.  we had fish eating other fish or children.  We even had a bear eating a sour patch kid.  We even have a little kid standing on top of the entire thing.

The Fish is eating another fish

The Fish is eating another fish

Then we watched Hook.  That is an amazing movie and a ton of fun to see again.

Pretty much it was a great evening.  I had a ton of fun.

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Just the Little Things

30 01 2009

I remember saying in a past post that I love doing the little things to make someone smile. Its true. Shouldn’t we all be trying to make someone else’s day just a little bit better. You know, to give them a ray of sunshine in the storm. Plato said “be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” We all have our trials in this world but we will never be given more than we can handle. but we can help each other out.

I remember in high school once I had gone to seminary and when we had gotten out I went to my car and randomly their was a note and a few tulips for me. The note said…

Dear Robin,
“education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; Easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.”
-Lord Brougham-
Just a thought. Stay Strong and be happy because that is what makes you the best. okay, now you must do something kind for someone passing the directions along, but you can’t tell them who you are.

This made me really happy. I like flowers like most girls do. but I took that and made up some goodies and put them in a box and delivered that to a few ppl. I remember doing two. one was to a guy in my church and I left it at his car and the other went to a girl in my band class and I left it in her locker. I never really heard what happened from there but it was still nice to do something for someone else images The other day I saw someone sitting by themselves. It was already getting near the end of sunday school so I chose to write a quick note to tell this person to have a wonderful day. He was so happy with it to the point that he wrote me a note back that evening saying how I brightened his day and how he thought I was awesome. The next day I had extra butterscotch chocolate rice krispy treats that my roommates didn’t need to eat so I put a few in a baggy and delivered them up to him with a note saying that he was amazing and to never forget. He got the biggest smile on his face and gave me a really good hug.

Another example of a story is back in November I was kinda having a rough day. I had gotten home from my evening class and was getting ready for Family Home Evening when their was a knock at the door. of course we yell come in and no one opened the door. I remember looking out the window and seeing someone in a red sweatshirt running away but I didn’t think anything of it. Lexie finally answered the door and sitting on the ground was my favorite flower (pink gerber daisy) and a note. the note said “Robin! I just thought a gorgeous girl needed a gorgeous flower. Have a great week.” It was so sweet. 2 weeks later I received another secret gift. This one was a baggy of cookies and a note that said that they were grateful to know me and to have a great thanksgiving break. Both of these were amazing to receive but I wish I knew who they were from.

I love being able to do things to make someone smile so I just want to challenge you to think of someone that may need a pick me up or just someone you want to thank for how much they have touched your life. here are a few ideas to get you going…
1. a smile
2. a thoughtful note
3. a compliment
4. doing the dishes or another chore
5. a treat
6. inviting them to do something with you
7. a quick visit and chat
8. let them know the little things they do that make you smile
9. Saying “I love you”

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Hope

28 01 2009

I guess this message is for hope.

According to Wikipedia it says that hope is the belief in a positive outcome related to circumstances in your life.  Hope is the feeling that things can turn out for the best.  Hope is to wish for something with the expectation of it being fulfilled.

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While trying to figure out what to say, I have been listening to soft church related music and I read a talk by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf.  This talk was given at the October General Conference and is named The Infinite Power of Hope.

In addition to the Wikipedia definition, hope is the abiding trust that the Lord will fulfill his promise to us and believing and expecting that our prayers will be answered.  He said that with hope we will find joy and happiness.

Hope will get us through daily life and uphold us through trials, temptations, and sorrow.  We need to learn how to hold tightly to the hope that thinks will work out because the adversary uses despair to bind our hearts and minds in darkness.  Sometimes, it doesn’t come easily.  we may have to take that step to make that decision to hope when everything doesn’t agree with that.

I know this is something that I need to work on.  recently I had lost my hope.  Nothing was working out.  I don’t have a dating life, a job, or a feeling of being worthwhile.  I wasn’t being invited to do things with people lately and I felt like everyone was upset with me for some reason.  I know that some people that were supposed to love me, never did, and that still hurts.  I may not make it through the semester with enough money to live even though I had put in the effort to find a job.

The most recent thing that sent me over the edge was that I was almost dating a guy.  He knew that in my past I hadn’t dated very much because every relationship I had been in wasn’t good and I had put up a wall so I wouldn’t get hurt.  I wanted to date him but I needed a confirmation that he really cared about me and wasn’t just saying that.  He was willing to give me the time I needed because he wanted to be with me and honestly, I wanted to be with him too.  When I got to the point that I could have said yes, my roommate saw him holding hands with another girl on campus.  When I talked to him he was in a relationship.  All of a sudden I felt hurt.  I was willing to give him my heart and got it stabbed instead.  I almost feel like I never should have let my guard down.  My head wants to tell me that their is no such thing as a good guy for me because I am broken.

I am so grateful that I had amazing roommates that stood by my side when I was crying.  Especially, Lexie.  I needed a friend to help me realize that I had lost my hope.  However, I can regain it and I am trying my best to be happy.  Satan knows I am amazing and he wants to destroy my life but I have the necessary helps to rise above that.

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Just a few quotes for Hope

When the world says, “Give up,”
Hope whispers, “Try it one more time.”

May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human enough hope to make you happy.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
— Albert Einstein

Hope is knowing that people, like kites, are made to be lifted up.

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.





12 things about apartment 12

27 01 2009

Every Sunday our apartment complex comes together for ward prayer. During these events we have announcements and an apartment introduces themselves and gives a spiritual thought and prayer. This last Sunday we were assigned to be that apartment. so we introduced ourselves by making up the 12 things you need to know about apartment 12. Then I gave the spiritual thought and prayer was given by our roommate, Mindy.

all the roommates and Sam at a Halloween dance

all the roommates and Sam at a Halloween dance

12 things to know about apartment 12

12. Don’t give Lexie sugar. PLEASE!!!
11. Our diets consist of queso dip and ice cream
10. Random dance parties happen at a moments notice
9. We will scream your name when you walk into the apartment
8. Their is always something to laugh at.
7. When you walk in the door, the first thing you encounter is our quote door
6. We are all going to be the next Sherry Dew.
5. Our first bonding moment was to Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog
4. We procrastinate our homework because we think someone will come visit us.
3. Watching you take off clothing in the laundry room is like watching a disney movie on a saturday night
2. In order to date someone in our apartment your name has to be Adam or Brian (not Sam) and if you break up with us, their is another roommate waiting for you.
1. If you didn’t understand any of these, just ask and it will be explained.

My spiritual thought…

Their used to be a professor at BYU that said that a number of people believed in Christ but didn’t believe Christ. These people know about the atonement but don’t believe that it is for them. The atonement was given to everyone. When most people think about the atonement they think it is just for repentance. Sure, we can’t be perfect and need Jesus Christ to take those sins from us. But it isn’t just for that. When he was in the garden, Gethsemane, he felt all of our pains and burdens. He alone knows exactly what we are feeling so when we are going through times of trial, why not get on our knees and reach out to him. About a year ago I had a close friend that passed away and that evening I was ready from Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson and their was a scripture that stood out to me…

Matt 11:28-30
28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

This scripture gave me comfort then and does to this day. I may have my fair share (or not so fair share) of trials but no matter what, I can turn to Jesus Christ and he will be there for me. I challenge you to that you next time you are down to get on your knees and pray. Be honest about how you feel and ask for the strength to get through this life because it will be hard. but we can do it.





Hello world!

26 01 2009

I guess the first thing to do is really describe me for all of you.

My name is Robin and I am 20 years old.  I am definately a girl that likes to have fun.  I am very easy going and usually really nice.  I am a very good listener too.  I think one of my favorite things to do is to do little things to make someone else smile.  Seriously, sometimes all it takes is a little note or a compliment.

I am a sophomore at Brigham Young University.

BYU campus

BYU campus

My major is Recreational Management and youth Leadership with my emphasis on Leisure Services, Community Recreation.  I guess, when I am completely done with school I would love to run a city wide parks and rec program.  I came to this conclusion for a number of reason.  A year ago I volunteered at the children’s justice center (http://www.co.utah.ut.us/dept/CJC/index.asp)  my job was pretty much to play with the children as they went through the whole court process.  I loved that even though these kids had a lot going on in their lives they were able to smile while I played with them.  I want to be able to help kids no matter what because they are so precious and too many people ruin their innocence and it isn’t right.  I want them to be happy.  Then the other thing that convinced me to do my major is that I lifeguarded over the summer and absolutely love it.

I love baking.  anyone that is around me enough will figure that out.  Right after I finish writing this I will be making butterscotch chocolate rice krispy treats.

I am definitly from a small hick town in Oregon.  We would get out of school for a week every September for a rodeo.  where else do you find that.  But I love my hometown.  I have amazing friends there and we have tons of fun.  Some of the normal things we do are rock band parties, lava tag in the park, and trips to Denny’s.

Pendleton Main Street

Pendleton Main Street

I am also a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (mormon), have been my entire life. but I know its true and I will stand by it no matter what.








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