Saturday, February 27, 2010

Les Mis...

Was amazing! I loved it! More details later. I have a busy busy Saturday ahead of me!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

RIP Jessee

My friend passed away today after being hit by a drunk driver last week and being in a coma until today. He was a great person, and I can't believe he is really gone. My heart broke a little when I came home from work to that news. I will always have a picture to remember him by.

RIP Jessee Rodriguez. You will be missed, but I know you are in a better place.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Words of wisdom? From my fav missionary!

"How´s Washington? What´s going on in your life? Any boys? haha... NO! Don´t do it. Members of the opposite sex are evil. haha. But guys are super lame, too. So, don´t even worry about it."

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Oh memories

I love how, even a year later, we are still trying to take the same kind of picture.

February 2010

February 2009

Oh Chelsabelle, how I love you. :D

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I want him.

Hahahaha only two people that I know of will understand the title. And if they don't, that's fine.

Oregon this weekend? Yep, it's true.

New phone? Still waiting to see.

Job? Still loving it.

New pictures? Still in the process.

New family car? Possibility in the near future.

My own car? A possibility in April.

A night alone with just Ian and Patrick? Priceless.

Gotta go, Hannah Montana is on! :)


Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"She is love, and she is all I need."

This last Sunday, I was asked to teach the 12 and 13 year olds in my ward. To be honest, I was very excited! I knew most of the kids, and I knew most of them were cool, so I figured it would be a piece of cake.

I walked into that room ready and excited, and walked out disappointed and confused. I learned that most of the people in that class don't even like each other, and so they use that class time to show it. Most of the class was disrespectful, rude, and didn't care who saw what they did or heard what they said, as long as the person it was directed to got hurt.

The lesson was on adversity, and how we can learn and grow from it. One section discussed how to deal with challenges that they can face at the age they are at. One person said a challenge he faced was having to deal with people he didn't like. When I asked what lessons can be learned from that kind of adversity, he stated, "You can know who to avoid. You can know who to not invite to certain activities."

This hurts. After spending a lot of time away from home, and realizing that there are things you don't know about a ton of people, I have learned that when you don't like someone, you shouldn't push them away. The people you don't like need your love and appreciation more than you know. You don't know what's going on in their life, so why make it harder by not liking them? Especially a member of your ward family.

Once he answered the question that way, I stopped dead in my tracks. I looked over the list of challenges that they face, and I just lectured them about what good can come from those adversities, especially dealing with people you don't like.

She is love, and she is all I need.

It's true. Love makes everything better. Show love to those you don't really like, they can end up becoming your best friends. Show compassion towards those who have hurt you, you never know what is going on in their lives. And even if it continues, remember that they, like you, are Sons and Daughters of Heavenly Father, so they have every right to find and receive love from someone. Why not let that love come from you?


Saturday, February 6, 2010

Oh this weekend

Already, it hasn't gone as I had planned. BUT I GOT MY NEW CAMERA!!!!! AHH!!! I got a Nikon D3000, and it is wonderful. I love love love it already.

No new phone this time around, though. It's alright, though. I guess I can wait. But I may have to give up internet on my phone. Which, actually, I would be okay with. But I don't understand why 3 weeks ago I was told one thing, and then today I was told another thing. It makes no sense.

I have to teach Sunday School at church tomorrow to the 12 and 13 year olds. Hopefully it will go well... But no promises.

Anyways, I will try to write more later!


Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My mind won't shut up

It is 11:03PM here in Puyallup, WA. Usually, I would be asleep. But I can't sleep. My mind won't shut up.

I close my eyes, and my minds starts going at 100 MPH. I don't know why I can't just stop thinking.

Everyone is asleep here. I was going to watch TV in the family room, but Malcolm is asleep on the couch. Story of my life.

I just need to calm down. Remember to take everything one step at at time. Don't dwell on the what if's.

Today, my mind won't shut up. Hopefully it will choose to quite down a little bit soon. I need to get some sleep before work tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Please don't forget about me.