Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Walk On

So I know that Dan or some one will get after me for not posting as often as I should but that's OK, I've been busy. I went for a run this morning. Just 3 1/2 miles. On my way home on Main Street I saw deer in a yard near the stake center. I said to myself, "self", you haven't seen a deer down in these parts for years now. At first I thought that I was back in Idaho or some thing. It's Emily's birthday today so happy birthday. It is also Grandma Cook's. I didn't realize how much I would miss her, and how she would always wonder when I was coming home from work. I think was my crazy schedule that sent her to her grave. Some days I think it will send me to my grave!
Konrad and I are home teaching companions, again. We have 3 sisteren and 2 brothers. We are going up to the U of U 32nd Ward. It is a good ward and we like it a lot. Konrad, Karson and I went skiing up at Snowbird on Saturday and it a lot of fun. It was like mashed potatos at the end of the day. My face got a little toasted but it was a lot of fun.
I feel good this morning. I feel like I have done a lot and its not even 8 am yet. Last week Breanne and I went to the Gateway. I met her there. I took the train in. The ticket machine consummed 2 extra of my dollars. I was in a hurry to get one and didn't worry about it. Then on the way home it didn't give me my full change back! Breanne just laughed at me, as I laughed at myself. We went shopping for a bit and then ate at California Pizza Kitchen, which was really good. We walked though Barnes and Noble and looked at books, and at some Cheese Cake Factory cake. Breanne thought it was cheese cake and was quite dissappointed that it was not.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Stuck in a Moment.....

Work has been very busy the last few weeks. This is good since our economy has slowed down so much. .
I saw Iron Man last week and it was pretty good. I didn't appreciate a scene in it though. I started to go to the 32nd Ward up at the U of U. Last week was my first week. I liked it a lot. I saw some people from high school. It really didn't feel like it had been five years since I had seen some of those people but it has. I received a letter from myself that I wrote my senior year of high school. My English teacher Mrs. Haslem sent it to me. Some of the things that I wrote about were I wanted to be have true. I am at BYU-Idaho but my major has changed and that I am not married yet. I have realized though that I am trying and the Lord doesn't need me to be married, yet. I found out today that a girl that I went to High School with died about a week ago. She was on her mission in England and was jogging with her companion and she collapsed and died. She was a great young women. The thought came to me today when I read that, that the Lord needs her on the other side. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. I went climbing today and it was good! We went up to storm mountain, up Big Cottonwood canyon. The weather was great, not to hot or cold. Much better than a few weeks ago. It was about a 5-7 to 5-8. I lead and then top roped it. When we were about done a guy and two girls came up and I helped them plan there route. I went to Cora's dance recital today and she did a great job! It was kind of long but I learned a lot about patience and about parenting.
My brother Thomas told me something when I was in the MTC that has helped me see those things that I needed to work on. I was having some trouble with some missionaries in my district and I thought that they need to change. He told me what his mission president told him. "Maybe its you who needs to change somethings." Now this doesn't mean that it was all me but when I was willing to change, they wanted to change and things improved. For some reason when my mission ended I forgot this simple principle. What I learned on my mission truly has and will continue to help me.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Part one of many....

What a week it has been! We found out that dad has to go in for eye surgery. The back of his eyes are bleeding. The doctors don't know how much damage has been done.

Work has been very busy. I went to Wendover, Nevada on Tuesday to drop a 128i Conv. off. The man who runs three of the casinos there was giving it away. Robert Clark, one of the salesmen at BMW of Murray dropped off a 135i to the to the same man who runs the casinos. We ate at the Peppermill, which was pretty good! We had to walk through the casino and it was smelly, and dark. No spirit what so ever! If I ever had any desire to gamble, which I never did, being in there really made me to never want to gamble. On the drive home we talked about the geology in the area. We also talked about evolution and global warming. He asked me what I believed since I am becoming a geologist and have to deal with the theory of evolution. I said to him that things evolve. We evolve into becoming like our Heavenly Father. God created Adam and Eve. He did not evolve from the Lower orders of the animal kingdom. The last part that I just said is church doctrine from the First Presidency. I mentioned to him about global warming and how we don't know how much of global warming we are causing. What we need to do is to be wise stewards of the land.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A day of Growth

I know I haven't been as diligent in blogging as I should be but I am trying to do better at it.
It has been a busy week. Work really picked up and I was working long days. Nothing like those 12 hour shift last year but just 9-9 1/2 hours a day. I have started to take Frontrunner, the train here on the Wasatch Front and it has been fun. I went climbing Saturday and it was a lot of fun and a nice stress reliever. I went to the Real Salt Lake game and it was fun. It was my first time at a soccer game I enjoyed watching it. Real played the LA Galaxy and they tied 2-2.
Stake Conference was great. Elder Bednar talked about doing what we say and becoming that. Also about being constant in the gospel. President Eyring talked about obeying the voice of the prophet. That when the prophet speaks we are being tested. He mentioned about when we receive a letter with a single signature at the bottom. That this is a test to see if we will do what the prophet has asked us to do. Great things that I can improve on to be a better person.