Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Oh I completly forgot to mention that I had a phone interview for a job yesterday. Awesome. It was only about ten minutes long and not as stressful as I built it up to be. I was told I would hear back within a week about it. To my surprise I woke up to a phone call from my new boss!!! I got the job!!! I'm so excited!!!! Can't wait to start!!!

Day 4 in Utah

So I've been here in Utah for about four days now and its going better than I thought it be. I like having my space here and trust me there is a lot of it. I also have been spending a lot of time over at my cousins house since I got out here. I've actually been over there everyday since I got here. Except today. Today I have been able to get laundry and dishes done. It feels great to be able to take care of myself and depend on myself. Loving life.

Monday, June 14, 2010

The woman I want to be

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.

I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

This is said so perfectly and i completly agree with her. I want to grow to be this woman. I hope to become like her.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We need to stop and smell the music.

I found this article on a blog that I read called LDS Spiritual Thoughts.

“THE SITUATION – In Washington , DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, approximately 2,000 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After about 3 minutes, a middle-aged man noticed that there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds, and then he hurried on to meet his schedule.

About 4 minutes later: The violinist received his first dollar. A woman threw money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk. At 6 minutes: A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

At 10 minutes: A 3-year old boy stopped, but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head the whole time. This action was repeated by several other children, but every parent – without exception – forced their children to move on quickly.

At 45 minutes: The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

After 1 hour:
He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed and no one applauded. There was no recognition at all.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before, Joshua Bell sold-out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100 each to sit and listen to him play the same music.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell, playing incognito in the D.C. Metro Station, was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities. This experiment raised several questions: *In a common-place environment, at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty? *If so, do we stop to appreciate it? *Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this: If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made . . . How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?”

It is an amazing blog and I encourage you to read it if your ever get the chance. It is amazing to me that we as people are able to pass by all the things of beauty that surround us. It makes me want to cry that we don't notice the wonderful things that God wants us to enjoy, experiance or just plain take notice of. I myself am going to set the goal to realy notice the small joys and little wonders of the world I live in. Will you?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Visits from Family

So it's been a while since I've been on here. I've been pretty busy. My mom got to come and visit me for a few days and it was really fun. It wasn't real to me until she got here. I haven't seen her in so long (5 months) and it was so hard to see her leave again until Thanksgiving. While she was here I had planned to take lots of pictures. However I've learned that sometimes I would rather enjoy the moment than record the moment. I had such a great time spending time with her and having her get to know my friends and see where I spend my time. It's means a lot to me to have her as a part of my life and be included in every part of it. I love my mommy so much!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Half Birthdays

My half birthday has come and gone. It was good. I got to enjoy a wonderful institute class and then got to play volleyball for a little over 2 hours.

To me half birthdays are not about presents or parties or well wishes. To me they are about remembering to enjoy life and remembering to be grateful for all the time and all the days we have been given upon this earth. I am so grateful for my life. I truly hope I am granted to gift and the ability to live life to the max