Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Day

Another Thanksgiving Day has come and gone. I remember being so excited to put the Christmas decor up as soon as it started to get dark. As I have become older I have just rested after the meal. I bought some skis last week and yesterday I picked up some poles. I just need to have my bindings mounted and pick up some boots. I went to Banana Republic yesterday as well and I purchased a car coat. It was a wool, charcoal color. I liked it, but I didn't needed it. Nathan liked it and so I gave it to him.
I have been going through items in my room and de-junking my life. I want to get rid of things that I don't use or things I have not used in a very long time.
Tomorrow I am helping Mom to get the Christmas decor out and up.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

November Weather?

I was in the Scroll office yesterday afternoon, and Arron (Kristina Miller's husband, my boss) came in and asked if I ran. I replied yes. He asked if I wanted to go running with him, and so I did. We started at his house, and ran up to the water tower and back. He brought his two dogs. One is a chocolate lab by the name of Baby. She ran with me for a lot of the time. It was a great run. I have noticed that when I am stress out that I go running, or do some sort of exercise. I guess this is a good thing. The weather was perfect. I had on my Adidas warm up jacket, shorts and a t-shirt. I started to get a little warm as I was running.
Today seems to be just another beautiful day. I can't let it get away. I might go out for another run or just go do some lifting.
I started a book this past Sunday entitled, The Bronze Bow. It seems interesting from what I have read thus far. I also started reading The Key to Science and Theology, by Parley P. Pratt. It is amazing reading it from a my point of view as a geologist. I hope to get through both of them this coming week.
This week has been very busy. I have been trying to stand still at times though and know that God is there. To feel that calm presence of the spirit.

Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner

































Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"It's a Beautiful Day"

It is Wednesday and I have two days left of classes before the Thanksgiving break. This semester has gone by very fast. Faster than I had wanted. It feels like I just got up here, and now I have two weeks of school left.
I start back at BMW of Murray on Monday. I am just working over the Thanksgiving break. I am grateful for the chance to go back and work there. It will be different than this summer. A lot of changes have happened there.
I am excited to see my nieces and nephews though this coming week, especially Hyrum. He reminds me a lot of me. Well at least of how I was at that age. Not necessarily now.
I will be working for Sister Bergstrom next semester as her teacher assistant again. We are starting to change something about the class. I am amazed at how humble she is. She can teach the whole class, and yet focus in on the one. We and I were talking about class and how some of the students just do not understand the class. It is to help them be better people. To work in groups and with others. It really helped me out a lot.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm Singing in the Rain!

The rain continues to fall outside my window. I love the sound of it raining at night. It brings back so many good memories or far off places and ones close to home. Lying in my Half Dome, in the Tetons listening to the storm come in, and knowing that I was dry. I really do love that feeling.
I learned a lot about myself this weekend. I thought that it was going to be a regular old weekend, but it was not. I learned that I am selfish. I think that I always knew that, but I just keep it suppressed in the depths of my thoughts. I kind of had to learn it the hard way. It has hurt, but it is worth it. I have discovered that the Lord teaches us at His own pace.
This year has had its ups and its downs. With every down the up (lesson learned) has been monumental. I have been blessed so much. It has been the spirit that has helped me. During those trials, that old satan was right there, but the still calm peace came. It was so sweet!
Over all I am grateful for my parents. They have taught me so much! I love them and my siblings. They are there for me when I need them. The Savior has been there ever step of the way. I have realized His tender mercies that he has given so freely. He lives! He knows me, better than I know myself. I am grateful for moral agency. I use it a lot and make those small mistakes. I love the saying, " Why do you fall? It is to know how to get back up".
This has been a great semester. I did not think it would turn out this way, but it has been a long road. There is more yet to come!
Things I am grateful for:
My Savior
The Gift of the Holy Ghost
My Family
The Gospel
My sight
My moral agency
My Health
Friends
Roommates
Getting an Education
Work
My Jeep
Freedom
The United States of America
My mission
Camp Loll
Trials
these are just a few...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Day

What a night it was. I knew that Barack Obama would be our President Elect. Since he will be the new president. I will pray that he will make good choices that will help the United States of America remain a free republic. I snowed last night and that was good to see again. I love it when it snows, but I have loved the great fall weather.
I was happy to hear that Prop 8 passed in California. We have truely seen some peoples true colors. I do have hope for the country. I think that the republican party did start to go off alittle the last few years. The change in power can be a good thing, but this is a big change. God Bless the United States of America!
I heard a lot of people complain about the Electoral Collage the last few days. A lot of people don't understand how it works. I explained to them how it runs and that it is a good system. Why mess with something that has worked well for so many years.