Saturday, February 28, 2009

Warm?

The last few days have been very sunny, but not so warm. Last night my roommates and I stayed up and watched the Lord of The Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring. It has been years since I have seen it. We also watched Dead Poets Society. Another great show I have not seen in years. That movie reminds me of Sister Bergstrom's classes. I think that anyone who takes a class from her should watch it.
I did a group project today which was fun. I finished inputting grade for Group Dynamics and cleaned in my room a little today.
I bought to new songs off iTunes. I do not buy a lot of songs. They were The Magnificent Seven Composed by Elmer Bernstein, and Hawaii Five-O by The Ventures. Both good clean songs. I also downloaded the new U2 album. It isn't as good as I had hoped. I mean after 4 1/2 years off I think they could have written and composed some better songs. They are ok, but not U2 quality. It feels like some of them were thrown together a few days before the announced the album.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Surprise!

I traveled home this weekend with Amy Worthington's FHE brothers. It was the first time that I had taken a ride from someone while going to school up here. It was nice to not have to worry about driving. We left Rexburg around 4:30pm on Friday and traveled to Utah. I was the hump seat. It wasn't that bad. I had only told Konrad that I was coming down and told Brynn that I was sending a surprise with Amy. It was me. They dropped me off at her home in Holladay and we then went up to Centerville and watched Dear Frankie. It was a good movie. It was well written and had some good acting in it. I helped Bro. Lawson fix the vent in the back of the house. The birds are trying to make their nest up there again. Brain and I drove down to Cafe Olympus at the Red Lion Hotel and had breakfast. He use to work there over 20 years ago. I drove his 650i and it was really nice. It is just so tight and drives like how a car should. We went and picked up his truck and he dropped me off in Centerville. I tried to get some stuff cleaned out but did not get a lot done. I went over to Deseret Industries and picked up Breanne's new secretary desk. It was really nice. I drove it to Salt Lake and helped here put a new Pur water filter on their tap. Brynn came and pick me up and we went to Banana Republic, and then on to IKEA. It was a lot of fun. It was good that I had my tour guide with me. I bought some dish towels and we ate there for dinner. It was less than $10 for the both of us. We stopped by her house and then went to Centerville and watched Penelope. I rode back up to Rexburg and made it to church just in time. The lessons were good and I taught in Elders Quorum. It seemed like the class learned a lot and most everyone was participating.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Another Great Day at BYU-Idaho!

It has been a busy week. I had two tests and two issues of the Scroll. Two labs as well for Hydrology and GIS. I have been able to get a lot done though. I remembered to call Dr. Morgan's office and take care of some business. I got some things that I need for Saturday, and took care of some of the grades already for group dynamics.
I have been thinking a lot of my parents the last few weeks. I think they are so great and strong. Both of them are so strong in the gospel. They understand it and are willing to live it. I hear a lot of members talk about how they live the gospel which they well may do, but I remember what the Prophet Joseph said about religion. That any religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things does not have power of salvation. I was paraphrasing that since I don't have the quote on hand, but Truman G. Madsen talks about it in his lectures on The Prophet Joseph Smith. They read, pray, and study the scriptures. They attend their church meetings. They are humble and willing to submit to the Lords will. I consider my self very luck to have been born to them. I would not ask for any other parents. This have been tight from time to time, but those times have helped me in the long run. I just hope that someday I will be as good of a parent as them. My mom knows how to study and how to calm a troubled heart. She know just what to say. My dad is humble, and very intelligent. When you can quote Hugh Nibly and tell what page it is on and what paragraph, that is brilliance!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sunday, February 1, 2009

February is here...

So I realized that I never put what those photos I posted were of. The one of me is from when I went ice climbing in February 2007. I was covering it for the scroll. So I got to go for free. It was such a great experience. The week before that was taken were were out there in Teton Canyon and it was at least -40. We know that it was at least that. The thermometer only went to that. The other is of my sister Breanne. She and I went snowshoeing to Stewart Falls in 2006.
I am currently taking just four classes this semester, but it has been the busiest semester yet. I am in Hydrology, GIS, Old Testament, and American Foundations. They are all good classes and I am learning a lot, but I am swamped most of the time. It feels like I can never get ahead. There is always something due. I can not just take a day off and relax.
This is just the second full weekend that I have spent in Rexburg this semester. I went down over Martin Luther King day to hangout with my old roommates. We were suppose to go skiing at snowbird, but I needed to spend some time with my family. My dad is still mending. He has had to stay off of it. I was also able to see Brynn that weekend. Last weekend it was her birthday. I left Rexburg right after my last class. I drove straight to Holladay. I missed her dinner and present opening, but made it for some delicious pear pie. We went skiing up at Brighton. It was the best skiing I have ever done. The snow was great, and so was the company. It was the first time that I have not been sore afterward.
Nathan was up here in Rexburg from Thursday night to Saturday afternoon. We went and dumbed the papers and then went to Mill Hollow for some frozen yogurt. Friday, he came to Sister Bergstrom's class and then I need to study and go to class. We went to the temple and we were there for about 4 hours. The sessions were very full. Yesterday we drove up near camp, just on the Ashton-Flagg Ranch road and snowshoed. It was great powder. We just talked about old times, camp, and life. He left and I did my laundry and tried to get my hair cut, but no. I tried to get my GIS homework done, but that didn't workout. Rebekah Wood made some great Lemonjello Cake.