Sunday, January 23, 2011

I love Sundays

I've spent the past two days basically obsessed with blogging. So, how could I not write a new blog post? I was going to write one yesterday, but I literally spent most of the day changing up the design. As a testament to my personality, I was never really content with all of the different backgrounds I found and could not settle on one. Hmmm...Am I in more of a pink mood? Butterflies? Stripes? Polka dots? Moral of the story, I'm a terrible decision maker. Even down to the things that aren't really significant like a blog design. But eventually I can decide and this is what I've come up with! Let's see how long it lasts.

So, yesterday I got to sleep in, then designed my blog. My friend Edie and I went to get Jamba Juice later and it was definitely great fun. Hey Edie, remember when we left Jamba because we thought it was closed, but when it was open for 2 more hours we couldn't go back in after we walked out? Good times, good times.

So anyway, I went to church this afternoon. It was great, as usual. I really love my ward and all of the people in it. Then I came home and watched somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 "I'm a Mormon" videos. They are utterly fantastic if you haven't seen them. I'll make it easy. (click me). Then I got reading The NieNie Dialogues and watching Stephanie Nielson speaking. She is so inspiring to me. I know I'm asking a lot of you right now, but check out her blog too! It's well worth it. In fact, this very moment I'm listening to Stephanie and her husband Christian talking on The Mormon Channel's radio show Conversations.

Sunday activities, like listening to Mormon Messages and reading conference talks and just taking a nap, make me so relaxed and happy. That's why Sunday is probably my favorite day of the week. Oh, and reading books too! I don't give my love of reading enough attention sometimes. In fact, I really really want to join a book club. So if you know of one in the Provo area please let me know!

Well, at this point I feel like I'm getting into some serious rambling. So, I'd better stop now. And following my "resolution" to work on my photography more, I'll post some more of my pictures...and my quote for the week. Quotes are my friend. No matter what it is (a letter, a blog post, anything) it ain't over until I include a quote.

"You cannot help but learn more as you take the world into your hands. Take it up reverently, for it is an old piece of clay, with millions of thumbprints on it."
~John Updike

Saturday, January 8, 2011


First off, I'd better explain the title. I just found out today that I LOVE the new Google Chrome commercials where you can finish the phrase or saying when they just put up the first half. It's like I get to play a game every time the commercials come on. Usually I hate commercials...but not today.

Other than that randomness, I have just been enjoying doing nothing today which is a shocker since school already started and I should have mountains of homework. But school is becoming fun and surprisingly I actually don't have any homework this weekend. I know, right? I'm taking Exploration of Teaching Social Science which is my new favorite class of all time. I sure hope I'm still saying that next week. We start doing field experience starting on Monday and I get to go to an elementary school all week! Simply put, I am excited. I was sick earlier this week which was a definite bummer. I hate being sick, especially "stomach sick." I would rather have a cold than be sick to my stomach any day. Of course I say that until I have a cold, but I'm sticking to it for now. Anyway, I bring up the fact that I was sick first of all because I'm going to try to do better at documenting my life this year (sort of a New Year's resolution...ish) and second of all because according to my Exploration of Teaching professor, most of our class will get sick going to the schools. Sad. I really hope I don't, but those little buggers really are germ factories. I still love them though and am SO looking forward to actually getting into the schools for some intense learning! haha.

Another one of my New Year's resolutions is taking more pictures and really getting more involved in my photography, so I spent a bunch of time over Christmas break editing pictures I had already taken. I'll post some of them here too, so I can feel a little bit more like I'm working on that resolution. :) Other than that, life is good! Even though January is extremely cold and there is still snow all over the place (boo) I love this time of classes...meeting new people...just life creeping on, but never too fast or too slow. Okay, photo time:

My favorite thinking place...

My Puppy :)

My sometimes-possessed cat...hehe She's still stinkin' cute.
"In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog that will worship him and a cat that will ignore him."

I went all artsy on ordinary things in my house over Christmas break. Piano = love.

Anyway, that's enough for now. I'm glad I finally posted some though. It took me long enough. And now, as I always have to quote of the week! :)

"Happiness can be found in even the darkest of times, if one only remembers
to turn on the light." ~Albus Dumbledore