Thursday, October 28, 2010

time to blog?

nope. don't have any time. this is just a quick one telling you all that i have no time. if you don't hear from me for a month, don't worry. i am alive.

also. i love being a teacher. even though it takes over my entire life. yup. i love it!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Turning 63...

Jen, Leslie, and I are old. Real old. Together, this month we turn 63.

Oh my how the years have flown...

It seems like just yesterday we were mere children playing with silly string...
[oh wait, was that yesterday?]

Now we are old and about to graduate college. 

But we still know how to throw a good party!

And get nasty chocolate kisses on the cheek [aka attacked in the face by crazy boys.]

I love you roomies! :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Homeless Coming

A few years ago my brother and his best friend decided they wanted to break out of the traditional homecoming activities and make one of their own. The dances were just too much. 

And that is when homeless coming was born. I've joined them in this activity for the past two years. We dress up as hobos, drive up into the canyon, have a bonfire, eat stew out of the cans, and have hobolympics. This year hobolympics consisted of hobo-soccer (milk jug substituted for a soccer ball), garbage can races, three-legged race (each partner's leg in a garbage bag instead of tying the legs together), and hobodines (sardines). 

Check. It. Out. 

Half of the Group

Eating Stew

Hobo Soccer

Garbage Can Races

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Gay Mormon

A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to a blog entitled "(Gay) Mormon Guy." Intrigued, I clicked on the link.

 I am so glad I did. 

This man has more faith that just about anyone I know. I cannot even imagine what he goes through each and every day, yet he still loves the Lord and has hope for the future. It makes me wonder if I would be as stalwart as he.

The first post of his that I read was a commentary on President Packard's talk from this past General Conference. He didn't even touch on the changes that everyone is freaking out about, instead he wrote on the content. I strongly suggest you got to his whole post (here) and read it, but at least read these few excerpts:

"The reaction was immediate and vehement, from all corners of the world and seemingly every walk of life. From the Church and without. From men, women, family members, and hundreds of others. Some simply disagreed with his statements; others wished for violence to befall him. Everyone seemed up in arms.


"President Packer was not claiming that we could change homosexual attractions... he was simply stating that each of us has the power to choose to overcome or give in to temptation.


"President Packer gave a clear, direct, and concise talk on pornography and other sexual sins. I don't know if he realized that everything in his talk could also be applied to same-sex attraction... or how painful that application would be. But I know that his final statements were heartfelt and true.


"As I read the talk again this evening, the Lord confirmed to me that I'm on the right path. I'm doing what I should be. I'm moving forward. And that is what matters.

Ultimately, as I go through life, it is my responsibility to listen with both my ears and my heart - to know when the Lord is speaking to me - and to follow Him. Then President Packer's promise will come true in my life. I will find peace and happiness... and the strength that comes through Christ the Lord."

I hope someday to acquire the faith that this man has. 

To read more of his blog posts (each one is amazing, I just spent forever going through many of them), click here to go to his blog. You won't regret it. 

Friday, October 8, 2010

kendra says it all.

I have never quite known how to explain the Elementary Education Program to people. I don't want them to think I am complaining, because I love it, but I also want to get across the message that it isn't just some cop out major and we all aren't in it just because we want to get married. In fact, this is probably the WORST major to be in to get married. I have ONE boy in my classes. And thats rare. Most girls in the major never see a single boy the entire time.

Anyways. That's not what I came here to say. PLEASE read what Kendra's post. I couldn't have put it better.

Kendra's Wisdom (click here)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Lunch with the Homeless

Yesterday I ate lunch with a homeless man. Actually, I bought him lunch. At the delicious Cafe Rio. The weird part of this all? I know the homeless man. I've known him for quite a while. Yes folks, it was my good friend Sean Donner. The weirder part of this all? He is homeless on purpose. Yeah, he chose to be homeless. Wonder why? The basics of it is he wants to write a book about what it is like to be homeless in America. It was really interesting to spend time with him and learn about what he has been up to since he has been homeless, and his thoughts on it all. To learn more about his reasoning and hear more of his adventure, check out his blog:

photo taken by sean donner, from 

Gread food. And great [homeless] company. 
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