28 02 2011

On Saturday, February 26, 2011, a dead snowman was found on the doorstep of apartment 315.  If you have any information leading to the capture of the murderer please call the authorities.  Reward is a plate of cookies.



*We actually do know who killed the snowman.  A note was left with it.  My roommates made the snowman before a musical fireside and by the time they got back the snowman had been moved.  The other snowman was placed on the doorstep of apartment 304.  Matt had fun with our snowman.  He tried to give it CPR and then later stabbed it with a wooden spoon.  Seriously, could you be more disturbing?  The hometeachers got rid of it for us so that is nice.  It was still something to laugh about though.


What a Weekend…

28 02 2011

This weekend turned out pretty decent.  Remember I don’t have Friday classes so my weekend starts on Thursday.

Thursday, I read The Goose Girl.  It was a good book for sure.


  • got my tires rotated
  • ran other errands
  • took Eimi to the store to get the stuff she needed for her japanese party
  • hung out with Ron (a guy from home)
  • skyped with another friend


  • class
  • nap
  • Jared came over just to talk for a bit
  • listened to the basketball game (we won)
  • work
  • watched a movie with Christina


  • Brunch at 316
  • visiting teaching
  • stake conference
  • dinner at 304
  • adult session of stake conference
  • played Jackie’s game (a game we play at home, made-up by a family friend named Jackie)
  • home teachers came over and took care of our dead snowman (someone left a dead snowman on our porch)
  • Christina and I read our chapter for Pioneers and Persecution.

Busy weekend, but a good one.  I need to figure out what I am going to wear for the superhero party this upcoming weekend.

The Goose Girl

25 02 2011

Man, I am tired right now.  I started reading The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale last night around 7:30.  I was just trying to waste time waiting for a certain boy to come home.  However, he went to bed instead of hanging out with me so I kept reading.  I ended the book around 4 a.m.  That is almost 400 pages in one night.

The book is about a princess who has a gift to speak to animals.  Common people are scared by the gift so the queen sends her away to be a queen in another kingdom.  I won’t go into too much detail because I don’t want to ruin the book but I do recommend it for sure.  The first chapter is tough to get through but I couldn’t put it down once it got going.

Exciting Things to Look Forward to…

23 02 2011

I know I have numerous events in the next few months to be super excited about.  Sometimes I just wish time would speed up to get me to those moments.

1. Tomorrow is interview day.

At 1 p.m. I will be in Pleasant Grove for my interview with their parks and recreation department.  If I get the position, I would mostly be doing youth and adult sports.  I would also be doing work with Hershey’s Track Meet and Pitch, Hit, and Run.  I have worked on those two events so that will be a good plus for me.  I am pretty confident that I could do a good job in this position.

Then, at 3 p.m. I will be at Seven Peaks in Provo for my interview for the aquatics manager position.  I am super excited about this one.  I know it is a stretch, but I can do it.  Someone today asked me if I really would be able to do the job because I am a girl.  Yes, I am a girl.  Yes, I have the qualifications.  Yes, I can do the job.  I am not some fragile, little blonde.  I know I can surprise people and do a wonderful job.

2. March 16 and 17 is when my mom, Emmy, and Peter are coming to visit.  I am working on plans for what to do while they are here.  My mom wants Emmy and Peter to go on a campus tour that day and then maybe have Emmy attend a Geology class.  I want to take Peter to the BYU creamery because BYU ice cream is amazing.  I need to find a couple more ideas of things to take them to.

3.  March 23-27 I am going home.  One of my super good friends, Amanda, is getting married in Tri-Cities and I will be helping out with everything.  I am also excited for this trip because Zeth might be home.  He has been in the Navy and I haven’t seen him in a year now.  It will be a busy weekend, but a fun one for sure.

4. April 21 is graduation day.  I applied to walk at graduation so we will see how awesome I look in a cap and gown again.

Finding Faith and Miracles

21 02 2011

chapter 9 (Last chapter)

~*~Finding Faith and Miracles~*~

“You must learn to walk to the light, and then a few steps into the darkness, then the light will appear and show the way before you.”

“We get better at this as we gain experience.  And often, it just takes a little maturity as we continue to exercise faith to notice that even small miracles have occurred in our lives.  Miracles of how we regard our physical bodies.”

“C.S. Lewis tells: ‘Imagine yourself as a living house.  God comes in to rebuild that house.  At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing.  He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on: you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised.  But presently he starts knocking the house about in a way that hurts abominable and does not seem to make sense.  What on earth is He up to?  The explanation is that He is building quite a different house from the one you thought of–throwing out a new wing here, putting on an extra floor there, running up towers and making courtyards.  You thought you were going to be made into a decent little cottage:  but He is building a palace.'”

“I testify that if we have faith that Heavenly Father loves us, that the Savior understands our pain and will eventually remove it from us, and that the Holy Ghost will comfort and guide us through this veil of tears, there is still much joy to be had in living.”

“Gordon B. Hinckley said: ‘I feel to invite women everywhere to rise to the great potential within you.  I do not ask that you reach beyond your capacity.  I hope you will not nag yourselves with thoughts of failure.  I hope you will not try to set goals beyond your capacity to achieve.  I hope you will simply do what you can do in the best way you know.  If you do so, you will witness miracles come to pass.'”

Finding Our Way to Nineveh

15 02 2011

Chapter 8

~*~Finding our Way to Nineveh~*~

I should explain, this chapter talks about Jonah and the Whale.  Heavenly Father asked Jonah to go to Nineveh (a wicked city) and call them to repentance.  Jonah did not want to go and hopped onto a boat going in the other direction.  Storms were bad and right when everyone could die, Jonah asked the crew to throw him off ship because he knew the storms were because of him.  While in the water, a whale swallowed him.  Over the next three days, he repented for not following the direction Heavenly Father gave him.  When the whale spit him out, he went directly to Nineveh.  Jonah was very surprised, but Nineveh heeded his council and did repent.  What is our Nineveh?

“Finding our way to Nineveh requires becoming willing to do what we need to do to get there.  How badly do we want to get going?  Are we willing to stay pointed in the right direction?  It takes just one step at a time to get there.  Sometimes those steps feel like a marathon.”

Worst Date Of My Life

15 02 2011

So I saw someone else blog about their worst date.  I decided to join in on the fun.

I should clarify, my Valentine’s Day was wonderful so this story isn’t the result of a poor day.

About two years ago I was doing homework in the living room when my roommate, Alicia, got a phone call from a friend of hers.  This friend was needing a girl to go on a blind date.  Alicia had a boyfriend at the time so she decided I was going on the date.  I had an hour to get ready.  I had no information about the guy.  Ok, this is weird.  Even the friend that had called had never met the guy.  I knew he was just off his mission though.

The people on the date consisted of this friend and her husband, her old young women’s leader and husband, then the RM and me.

I was picked up and driven to Chili’s for dinner.  However, the wait was too long so we went to Bajios.  The RM was cute and all.  His downfall was the fact that he spent the entire time texting.  I have learned that texting is a huge turn-off while on dates.  I didn’t know anyone there and he was hardly giving me the time of day.  After dinner we got treats at the store and drove up to Heber.  The young woman’s leader and her husband lived up there.  We got the kids put to bed and then played the Wii.  However, as soon as we arrived at the house, this RM chose to leave and go to his sister’s house.  Really?  I am now in Heber, hanging out with two married couples I don’t know.  They were super nice and all.  I just felt so dumb with how this guy treated me.

I swore I wouldn’t do blind dates anymore.  However, I may have two coming up.  The Spaldings have a boy they want me to go on a date with and my friend, Amanda, has a friend she wants me to go on a date with.  Oh yea, the dating strike has ended.  I will explain sometime.

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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