Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Quiz

All can be answered as in the scriptures or not. Best of Luck!!
1. Only two books in the New Testament give an account of Christ's birth.
Scriptural
Non-scriptural
2. Joseph was an old man when Jesus was born.
3. Joseph was told what name to give Jesus.
4. The wise men found Jesus in a stable.
5. Three wise men came to see baby Jesus.
6.The wise men rode camels.
7. The wise men were kings in their own country.
8. Angels appeared to shepherds who were watching their flocks at night.
9. The shepherds followed a star to Bethlehem.
10. The angels sang "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."
11. The shepherds found baby Jesus lying in a manger.
12. Baby Jesus was born in a stable.
13. Jesus was a descendant of King David.
14. Jesus was a descendant of Judah.
15. A mean innkeeper turned Joseph and Mary away.
16. A little drummer boy played his drum for baby Jesus.
17. A shepherd boy brought Jesus a lamb.
18. After the shepherds had seen Jesus, they went around telling other people about it.
19. Mary rode to Bethlehem on a donkey.
20. A white rose grew up at the door of the stable where Jesus was born.
21. The wise men were called "Magi.".
22. Though the animals awakened him, Jesus did not cry.
23. Jesus was born of a virgin mother.
24. Jesus was born on a snowy winter night.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Temple Square








On Friday night I took these pictures at Temple Square. The Motab Christmas Concert was very entertaining. The freezing temperatures have kept me indoors, but I'm glad that I braved the cold for one night.


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy 50th Dad!!


I guess Dad was working all day, so I didn't get a chance to talk to him. I want to wish him the best 50th Birthday. Thanks Dad. I love you so much.

It seems like we never get a chance to celebrate Dads Birthday. Its falls in the same week as piano recitals, ward parties, and Jr. Jazz games. I was trying to remember all the birthdays we spent at other gatherings, and I think its almost everyone of them. Sorry Dad. I hope you got to do at least one thing fun today. At least you got a really good present this year, A suit:) I know you really wanted it. I love you.

Blazing Needles




I found a really awesome store for Lizzy. Its called Blazing needles. Its for knitters and the avid crochet addicts. http://www.blazing-needles.com/index.html. Click on this link and it will take you to their website. Although I didn't see any patterns, at least you know where you can go to find them. Have fun!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Things I Want to Do This December

I am so excited to go and see the lights. I don't believe I have gone since I was in Elementary school. Its going to be amazing. I can't wait.
I want to make many Christmas treats. I may or may not eat them, but I want to see them on a plate. Some weird thing I have a about food. I can't decide what food to make, and so I end up just eating bread and peanut butter. I can't seem to get goodies out of my mind. Good Treats!

Going to Gardner Village. It is a happy place, that has the friendliest elves. Aren't they cute. I'm so glad Sara introduced me to this place. I get to go to the Quilt Shop for the first time since, 2007.



Last but not least, I get to go home! I will be done with this semester, and I get to leave the city. That means a few weeks of no homework. I am getting closer to the finish line for my degree and I am getting so excited. I love being at home!
Home for the Holidays. I've waited two years for this merry season. Its going to be a real thrill!!!


Thursday, November 19, 2009

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving

In the Spirit of Thanksgiving


A sort clip from the Mormon Messages page.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall 2009











Well, I have to register for Spring Semester tomorrow. I can't believe its that time already. I only have 5 weeks left in the Fall Semester. I set a goal to be more active in my ward, and its starting to pay off. I have gone to an activity with the ward every night this week. I am getting to know people, and I think this is the perfect place for me. Its funny how long it took me to decide that. My fall has been good, and I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving. Although the radio stations have already begun to play Christmas music all day, I don't want to skip Thanksgiving. I was home over the weekend and I didn't get many photos, but I did have Tenny snap a few. I still have the goal to ride a horse, I guess theres always Christmas break. So, I bet you are all very interested in my schedule for Spring. I am taking: Post War Europe, United States Women since 1870, American History since 1880's, History of Utah, World History, and Cultural Spanish America. I think it is going to keep me super busy. Two of the classes are online so I am going to have to be diligent in my studying. It was the only way to get everything that I needed this semester. That means I am registering for 18 credit hours, which leaves just a few more classes and then on to the Graduate program. thrilling, huh? I set a goal while I was on my mission, to attend every temple in the world. I am starting with the local ones, and then as I get older, maybe I can be called on a mission to serve in a temple.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Taking a hint from the Office

I recently watched an episode of the office, and they were playing a game. Its called deserted an a desert island. You had to name the 5 things would want to have with you on a desert island. So I've been thinking about it alot and trying to decide what I would take. I want yall to do the same.
1. Five books
2. Five movies
3. Five food items
4. Five pictures
5. Five people(for their usefulness)
6. You must add one category.

Now you have to post this on your blog, and will do mine when I get a minute.

Friday, October 16, 2009

3 Months, Today.....











The three month mark. Wow, I can't believe that three months ago, I was on a plane making my way home to Utah. It seems like everything and nothing has happened in that amount of time. I am trying to "come home" but still having issues. Daily, people from Honduras find my facebook page or email me. I miss them intensly. They really are the sweetest people, and they made me feel so loved. I'm lucky that I have weekly contact with many of the missionaries, and they keep me up to date on whats happening in my querida pais. A friend started a facebook group last week, and assigned me to be the administrator, its fun to get to see all of my mission friends, and what they are doing now. We all have the same feeling, can you guess what it is, we want to be back in the mission field. Its funny to hear it from guys that have been home for over a year. We comment on each others photos and remember the great times we had. What an adventure. I get excited everytime I read a letter from Elder Baum, because he is on the verge of having all of these great times. The mission field...umm. The changes that we experience, and the wonderful love, of a people that are so different from us, it combines into the most amazing memories. I am so grateful for my time as a missionary. It was the best time of my life. Hasta muy pronto Hondoland.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

How much do you know about Haunted America?



Okay guys, my quizzes are going to be getting harder everytime. We must pump up on our Fall and Halloween Knowledge. I encourage those who didn't take the quiz last time, to give it a go this time. Congrats to Shelley and Anne Adele, they both got 100%!!!! Good Luck on this one, they next one will be about fall foods. YUM







1. Which of these cities is NOT considered to be one of the most haunted in America?
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
New Orleans, Louisiana
Austin, Texas
Savannah, Georgia





2. The ghost of Abraham Lincoln has been sighted:
At the top of Chicago's Chrysler building
At the White House
Behind the window in the log cabin where he was born
All of the above



3. Who was the Winchester Mystery House built for?
The ghosts of the people killed by Winchester rifles
Sarah Winchester, the widow of the renowned gun maker William Wirt Winchester
The ghost of William Wirt Winchester, who appeared in his wife's dream requesting that the strange house be built after his death.



4. Which of the following is NOT traditionally associated with voodoo?
Dolls
Pins
Fire



5. A few of the 25 women condemned to die during the Salem Witch Trials had actual supernatural powers.
True
False



6. In "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," Ichabod Crane is pursed by Headless Horseman, the ghost of a trooper killed during:
The Civil War
The Revolutionary War
World War I
The War of 1812



7. Why are certain towns in the United States referred to as ghost towns?
The number of ghost sightings in those areas is abnormally high
They're located in cold climates, which make them attractive to ghosts
They're mostly empty, which makes them perfect haunting grounds for spirits
They were once flourishing towns but are now largely abandoned



Answers to last weeks quiz: A. Bats A. Turnips. A. All Saints Day. C. Skeletons B. Vandalized Homes A. Puritans

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Quiz




Lets just see who knows the most about Halloween.




1. Which of the following traditional Halloween symbols is not supported by fact or myth?


a. Bats


b.Jack-o-Lanterns


c. Black Cats


2. Ghoulish lanterns were eventually fashioned from pumpkins to celebrate the festival of Samhain, the beginning of the Celtic calendar. What vegetable was originally carved for the lanterns?


a.Turnips


b. Potatos


c. Carrots


3. Halloween falls on the eve of a holy day established by the Catholic Church in the ninth century as a day to honor Christian saints. This day is known as:


a.All Saints Day


b. Hallows Day


c. Saint Halloweens Day


4. Halloween is similar to a Mexican holiday that falls on November 1, known as Day of the Dead. Which of the following traditions do BOTH holidays share?


a. Carving of pumpkins outside the House


b. Offering gifts of food to the Spirit(deceased loved ones)


c. Decorating homes with skeletons.


5. What's the history behind the concept of "trick or treat?"
a.When the tradition began, costumes were thought of as the "trick" employed to snag treats.
b. Formerly, trick-or-treaters vandalized the house if no treats were produced, or if the treats were disappointing.
c. Many years ago, people handed out a mixture of gag gifts (tricks) and candy (treats) at Halloween.


6. Which group of settlers rejected Halloween in the United States?
a. Puritans
b. Irish
c. Catholics




Best of Luck!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Long Awaited Random Facts


I'm sure you've all just been sitting on the edge of your seats wondering when you were going to get a better look into my brain. Heres the chance. I made this list on my mission, so things may be different.

1. I love to buy shirts. I'm addicted to them.

2. I have a phobia of birds. I hate them, everything about them.

3. I daydream, all day, everyday. I probalby played out every scenario possible for every situation.

4. I fall in love with fictional characters. Ex. Mr, Darcy, Edward, Legolas etc..

5. I don't feel like an adult yet. I still feel like I should be the little girl, that doesn't have to forced to make decisions.

6. I love things that like antique.

7. My special weakness is pride. I have enough for everyone, and still some.

8. The most peaceful place I know is in Grandpas backyard.

9. I'm a jello expert. I made it everyday for Grandpa.

10. I drink oatmeal with water and sugar and I like it!

11. I think Jim, is a great character. Sarcasm, is a huge bonus.

12. I still love the smell and thought of drinking pepto bismal.

13. Everyday, I have a different theme song.

14. I enjoy working on the land. I can see myself being perfectly content living on a farm all my life.

15. I love the smell of coal burning.

16. I want alot of kids, maybe 5 0r 6.

17. I hate to throw things away. Everything has a sentimental value to me. Homework from High School, could come in handy. Side note-it would have last week with my US History exam.

18. I read the news on the internet, several times a day.

19. I am a sports fan. I love college football, olympics, utah jazz, tennis etc..

20. I have an intense desire to travel to Africa.(odd, huh?)

21. When I finish a book it makes me sad. I feel like I know the people and I don't want them to disappear.

22. I love personal histories. Like the Diary of Anne Frank.

23. I have a slight obession with crayola crayons and art supplies. It reminds of starting school.

24. If I make fun of it, its a dead on guarantee that I will love it. For example: Lord of the Rings, Twilight, and Georgette Heyer.

25. I can't live without a calender. I have an impulse to cross things off, everyday.

26. A happy noise is grandpas isuzu truck. (I didn't know it had been sold. Still kinda depressed about that one)
27. Since learning spanish, I can't spell, speak, or write. Its darn frustrating when you turn in papers to your professors and you get it back and they say they don't understand what you were trying to say. Yep, Spanglish. Oops.

Thats not the whole list, but I figure I can share those at a later date. I laugh when I look back and read my mission journal, oh the memories. I admit I'm a goof ball, but loveable, right? Some have told me they are quite fond of me, so I don't care if I'm kinda a dork. School is still chugging along. I find myself a little more interested everyweek. I need to apply myself a little more, but one day at a time. I found conference completly renewing. I felt like I needed to hear every talk. I am rededicating myself. I need to consecrate my life unto the Lord and it has to start today. I spent the weekend with Sarah and Sara. Sarah Beech and I served together in Honduras. We were never companions but good friends. I didn't want her to leave. I know we will have many more time to talk and laugh. Shes a great girl, and we had some good times. We went to the Sunday afternoon session of Conference. Wow, Elder Holland can say it like it is. All I can say is, these men are called of God, and I respect them for dedicating their lives to helping us. I love this gospel, and I am grateful for all of you guys. See you next week.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Random Facts coming soon!

My first day in the mission office. I looked thrilled right? I'm sure I was. A missionary sent this to me through facebook, last week. I didn't even know it exsisted. I miss them so much. 3 more months!!


Last year when everyone did their random facts page I enjoyed from a great distance. I now would like to post mine. I did indeed write mine in my mission journal. I ran across them, and I laughed so hard, I thought everyone else should know some funny things about me.


I also want to encourage everyone to keep blogging. So, I am asking that everyone post 5 things that would be new for me, things I don't know about you. I return I will post many things you may not know about me.


Preview:


1. I love General Conferance, and I am excited to hear it in English.


Keep on Truckin!

Monday, September 21, 2009

How Far I've Come

I've come far enough to know that watermelon is suppose to red, not yellow. I was unaware that it came in different colors. I sampled the melon, but admit that I like red better. This one has a really sweet taste. It looks cool if nothing else.

I've come far enough to welcome home Nicole. She got back from serving in the Hong Kong mission this week. She gave an amazing talk. It was so good to see her. We exchanged letters during our missions, but its nothing like talking in person. I look forward to many visits with her.


Yes, the goof troop minus one. We missed Pahulu. These are the sisters from my district in the MTC. Hermana Kylie Brown, and Hermana Rachel Jorgensen. We had lunch together on friday, and laughed about the good times in the MTC. They both served in the Barcelona, Spain mission.









As a side note, I have officially hit the two month mark. Yes, I have been home that long. It seems like yesterday, and then again it seems like forever. I still struggle with my yearnings to go back, but realize I must be home. Things are going good, and I know Heavenly Father will bless me. I got a job last week, working as a private tutor. The lady said she could feel a special glow about me. I guess its my firm desire to work with kids, and help motivate them. I will be teaching Spanish, Language Arts and History. I feel very lucky to have good job. I still am adjusting to the whole roommate, college life thing, and I know I'll make it. Luckily my roommates are sane individuals, and don't keep me up extraordinarily late. I love a good bedtime. As for school, my professors are still trying to indoctrinate us with their ideals, but what would the U be without that. It keeps me interested, because I refuse to be confused by their ramblings or rants. I love Utah, and I don't care if they think I'm a dumb girl with no idea what the world is about. I know what my world is about, and its about passing their class and moving on. I will love school, I just pray i start loving it this week. As for other news, I'm drawn a blank. Endure Well.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

24th Birthday!!


The weekend started with a very friendly game of masterpiece. I guess I was a little rusty because I was fooled into purchasing both forgeries. Just my Luck!




Jonas hit up the all you can eat corn on the cob.



Who will ever forget the classic Byu vs. Oklahoma. I sure won't.




Maddie and I. Sporting some nice sets of shades.



To remind us that we always have enough food. Ps. remember not to stick the bratwurts, they lose all their juices.





Friendly table conversation.




My little helpers. Blowing out 24 candles did seem a little daunting.









I'm surprissed we didn't set off the smoke alarm. Luckily, it didn't damage the cake. It was delicious.




Sunday, September 6, 2009

Tennyson, Never a Dull Moment.



I took a few classic pics of my ever so photogenic sister Tennyson. Just to explain, we were in Dillards school shopping, and passed what I believe to be the biggest backpacks ever. I was a bad example and told tennyson to take them off the wall and we would take pictures. Who cares!

The other two were taken at Shakespeare Festival. we laughed so hard because she came out looking like a real little boy. cute. I'll do a follow up blog later, to highlight my birthday weekend.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Adios Elder Baum-Para Siempre Dios Este Con Vos


I wanted to wish my dear cousin zac a fine farewell. You are starting the greatest adventure of your life. I had a picture that was taken of zac giving me a hug on the day of my farewell. So, this is me giving him a hug the day of His farewell. The tables have turned. I am so proud of you! I wish with all my heart that you will feel the comfort of the Lord as you leave your family. I loved my mission, and I feel that it has been the greatest blessing in my life. As you begin your days in the CCM, remember the Lord loves you, and will bless you in your efforts.
I Love You Zac. Espero recibir noticias tuyos pronto. Que le vaya bien, y Dios Te Bendiga.
Tu Prima

Hasta Ver Nos Con El Rey

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Random Pics from Idaho
















I so enjoyed my trip to Idaho. I was overjoyed to be with the family again. I love Idaho, as I believe I have said many time over. I took a few pictures, on our trip and I will be posting more next week. I think these pics give an outsider a good idea of what Idaho is all about. Beautiful scenery and goofy kids.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School has started




I started school on Monday. yipee. I was so nervous I couldn't keep my hands from shaking a little as I waited for the train. I jumped on the train and arrived at class a few minutes(30 to be exact) before it began. I hate being late. I was surprised when my teacher informed us that he was the Calvary Baptis Preacher in downtown. One class assignment will be to attend one of his services. Lucky me. I actually think it may be quite entertaining. My second class is a world civ class. I was waiting for class to start, and girl casually sits in the seat next to me. Normal, right? No. I looked her in the face, and realized it was my friend from before. We had met when she was a freshmen, in an ethnic studies class. While I was in the MTC, I saw her again. She was on the jumbotron in the choir. I hunted her down in the cafeteria, and found out she was going to Switzerland. How odd that we should end up together again. Needless to say we were very happy to see one another. We discussed after mission life a bit, and I feel relieved to have an unexpected friend.
I haven't attended all of my classes yet, but I feel a calm feeling about everything. the only thing keep me nervous is Spanish. I hope its not going to be as hard as I imagine. Pray for the best.
I'm glad to be halfway through my first week, and will be even happier when I have a job. We'll see what the next few days hold.