Friday, May 28, 2010
1. Have a week long Cheerio's diet with friends!
2. Harry Potter Movie Marathon
3. Lord of the Rings Marathon
4. Read 25 Classics
5. Grow herbs in our garden
6. Make a bag/satchel
7. Make a music video (80's....)
8. Maybe write a historical fiction novel
10. Have a food fight.
11. Be lazy (a.k.a. sleep in)
12. Learn how to drive a car- I'm going to be 16 in September... might as well!
13. Take 2 weeks off from Facebook.
14. Take a photo everyday starting June 1st.
15. Learn a new craft
16. Learn basic piano
17. Eat as many s'mores as my little body can allow
18.Plan a BIG picnic at Rock Canyon Park
19. Star gaze
20. Make new friends!
21. Have as much fun as Summer will allow me
22. Eat something culturally bizarre!
23. Sappy love movie marathon
24. Complete everything on this post!
25. Learn about other countries human rights and laws
26. Take a stroll down in the cemetery
27. Finish all of my online classes
28. Read about the different wars starting from 1900's+
29. Learn all of England's kings names... (Sense and Sensibility's Margret... anyone?)
30. EAT WATERMELON!
Each time I accomplish one of these certain tasks, I will "blog" about my failure or success! Summer, I can tell this year, won't be for the faint of heart!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I will soon look like that little boy shown below! Yummy WATERMELON! Oh, can anyone buy me those shoes? Brilliant!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 10, 2010
The Lord Is Watching Over His People
"As the Lord predicted in the preface to the Doctrine and Covenants, we now see the time when 'the devil shall have power over his own dominion' (D&C 1:35). Is it any wonder that some are dismayed and disturbed by what they see? Yet, my dear young friends, we do not find President Hinckley or the other apostles and prophets wallowing in despair, nor do we sense even the smallest touch of hopelessness. The opposite is true. As President Hinckley also said last conference: 'Now, I do not wish to be an alarmist. I do not wish to be a prophet of doom. I am optimistic. I do not believe the time is here when an all-consuming calamity will overtake us. . . . There is so much of the Lord's work yet to be done. We, and our children after us, must do it' (in Conference Report, Oct. 2001, 89; or Ensign, Nov. 2001, 74)."This hope and optimism comes because we know, with absolute certainty, that God is in His heaven and He is the Lord Omnipotent. God's wisdom and knowledge and power are greater than all the combined forces of evil. He is able to work His will, and His purposes cannot be frustrated (see D&C 3:1). He has not left you and me to make our way alone in these perilous times. He is watching over His people."
~ M. Russell Ballard
Life is going to get hard and it's not going to be easy. But, in the end we already know that the Savior has already won the fight against the adversary for us- it's just the fight we have to believe, we are faced with. My sister Brittany told me to ignore the news- there's nothing good in it. We are starting to fail acknowledging the good, the virtuous and the optimism. But that's where we have the power to change: to bring goodness, virtue and courage back into our moral country. Back into where hypocrisy is dead and we forgive. I need to have no fear-and just keep marching on with my best self. A task much easier said then done.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Yesterday I had the chance to wake up early and attend a multi-stake service project where different stakes would combine and do service for different parts of Provo. Unfortunately I could stay to do the activity- but I heard Sister Anne M. Dibb speak to us about the great importance of service and how we as youth can bring about great changes in people's lives. I love that lady so much! After that little bit of fun- I drove up to Josh's graduation (my sister Brittany's husband) with his mom and sister Jenny. I really admire Josh and his family. They are wonderful people to be around! During the graduation I attempted to clap for all the graduates- which did end up bugging my sister, plus cheered the students who worked hard getting there. I plan on graduating hopefully! Graduations are usually boring- but this one managed to be filled with funny things like : getting locked inside Brittany's car, getting made fun of for bringing a box of White Cheddar Cheese-its, and leaving my phone at Brittany and Josh's apartment. Oh the joys of family get-to-gethers! In the end, a crispy creme doughnut usually always makes a long day extra rewarding.