Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Oh School...

Do you like my new layout?! I sure hope so. I am kind of obsessed with it, and seeing as how it is all I EVER think about, I thought it was fitting.

Also, guess what I got last week in class?! A BOOK ORDER!! It was the happiest day of my life. No wonder my mom hated when we got those things. You want to buy everything you see. Because I have felt deprived of book orders (my mom had way too many kids, with way too many book orders to ever buy anything) I might have gone a little overboard. I just spent $51.00. But in my defense, I got the first 25 Magic Tree House books for just 30 dollars! That is a dang good deal (they are typically $5.00 a piece)! And my teacher library is supposed to have 100 to 150 books when I finally get into my classroom. I currently have four, and I stole those from my mom. So it was high time I started my own collection. I also got the brand new Flat Stanley book and that came in a set, as well as two new Fancy Nancy books!That was a tough decision, it was either Flat Stanley or Junie B. Jones and after counseling with my mom, I decided upon Flat Stanley.

Did you even know that as a teacher when your students buy books from the book order that you accumulate points and then you can get free books?! I had no idea! Oh the joys.

Thanks Scholastic! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The line-up

Let's just talk for a minute about how incredibly blessed I am ok?! Ok, thanks. Mostly, I am immensely blessed in SO many facets of my life. But here is just one I want to address right now. Over the last 72 hours I have had the opportunity of being in the same room with/be spiritually enlightened by/been overcome with the spirit because of these following individuals.

My stake conference line-up from this last Sunday:
Conducting and the 1st speaker, Elder Steven E. Snow of the 70.

2nd in line to speak, Sister Julie B. Beck, of the Relief Society General Presidency.

Next up, none other than my favorite (as much favorite as you can have) Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the 12!

Last, but most certainly not least for my STAKE conference, Elder Boyd K. Packer, also of the 12!

So this, that stuff up above, I would say makes for a pretty amazing Sunday wouldn't you?! Oh, but it does not end there. 5:00 pm Saryn and I headed back up to the Marriott Center to be enlightened by this amazing man, Elder Richard G. Scott.

So that ended my incredible Sunday evening, and the school week started. Then the entire University had the opportunity to listen to this man, who happens to go by the name of Elder Robert D. Hales.

I know right?!?! Isn't that incredible?! When I went to Church in Ghana I was asked if I had ever met the prophet. I kind of giggled to myself as they assumed if you were from Utah you got to meet the prophet. So although I have never met President Monson personally (although when I was in Madrigals in high school I did get to sing for him), I am so amazingly blessed to be able to go and be in the same room as these men (and women) who are called of God to lead and guide this Church. It was/is truly amazing.

I am grateful for this Church and for the Gospel. My testimony of it is constantly growing and for that I am thankful. It brings me the greatest happiness. What an opportunity I have living somewhere I do that I get to be graced by the love and spirit that these wonderful leaders carry.

It has been an amazing last 72 hours! :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

School Mode?... I forgot how!

I just don't remember how to do school. I know you guys are all probably thinking that this is my fourth year of college (I AM A SENIOR IN COLLEGE...WHAT?!?!) and I should probably be familiar with and readily used to switching back into school mode. But it isn't true.

Some updates:

  • I went home for a quick 24 hours the weekend before  school started. A little parent time, a little sibling time, and most importantly, got to watch Bryson play VARSITY in the Cedar High Football game. Man, I miss those things!
  • My new ward is pretty sweet...Super Cute Sunday was a success!;)
  • I still am serving as the Stake Activities co-chair and on the compassionate service committee.
  • Class at 7:30 am went pretty well last week...As for this week; I don't know how it works but somehow it gets earlier every day. 
  • I live for the weekends.
  • Friday has officially become my least favorite day of the week. Yes, this is heartbreaking. But if you had class straight from 7:30 to 2:00 and then 2.5 hours of work, you might just feel the same.
  • BYU Football completes my life. I pretend I love all BYU Sports equally...I am in fact a liar. I am a die hard, live, breathe, eat and sleep BYU football. I love it. 2nd row seats are going to treat me pretty well this season.
  • Cougar United had a tailgate party (As we do before every home game, 2 hours before kick off. COME!) and it was a huge success. Despite our lack of advertising and publicity there were still tons of people there. Free pizza, t-shirts, face painting, poster making, dancing, music and BYU Trivia. We know how to throw a good party.
  • I am still loving my job at the Key Office. Shawna is the best boss ever and I have the greatest co workers in the whole world. 
  • I adore my roommates and we have some good times. Slash they are really distracting and never allow me to do my is never my fault.
  • Campus is just constantly buzzing with excitement and that is what makes being back in school exciting. It is such a fun atmosphere. I sometimes just wish I had that minus the 15 hours of homework each week. :)
  • Tomorrow's high is in the 60's. It is September and that is not ok with me. I better not have to start wearing pants until October at least! 

Just a plethora of pictures, because they are worth 1,000 words after all.

 4-Wheeling out at 3 Peaks, definitely one of my favorite pastimes!
 We spent at least 30 minutes throwing rocks...trying to hit this. It was quite the feeling of accomplishment once it happened. :)  (Excellent shot-put form Bryson!)

My Dream...the truck...not Trevor. :)
Cougar United Tailgate party! The best, most selfless organization on campus! Give, Give, Give!
Benson, cutest little old man ever! 

Supportin' the Reds!!!! 
R-R-R-E-D M-M-M-E-N. R-E-D-M-E-N

Cutest little...slash younger brother ever! :)