Monday, November 30, 2009

No Such Thing as "Fall"

I had to change my background picture today cause I realized that Rexburg doesn't have a "Fall" season. It just goes from summer to winter to miserable cold back to summer again.


Anthony and I had a great Thanksgiving break! We got the whole week off of school so it was nice not having to think about school for a little while. The week didn't start off to great cause Anthony got sick then got me sick. But we got a little Christmas shopping done and some decorations for our apartment!

On Wednesday we drove down to Utah, and spent some time in Salt Lake, Anthony just loves seeing his mission areas! Then we stayed with Scott and Katie that night (thanks guys!) and drove to my Grandparents lodge in Altonah on Thanksgiving morning. We had a delicious dinner and afterwards my grandpa gave us a little gun lesson. Then it was time to go outside and shoot them. There were three handguns that he wanted us to shoot. I have never really shot a gun, I mean I've shot a couple of BB guns with some friends when I was in high school, but those don't really count. I think I did a pretty decent job with the targets. Katie and I were the first ones to actually hit the target pretty well, go us! But then the boys kept practicing and got pretty good... they're so competitive.

Only 2 more weeks left of school till the holidays! We are so excited for Lawrence's wedding in southern California on the 19th (hopefully we'll get some good weather!) and to go to Georgia for Christmas!

(P.S. Sorry there's no pictures... I forgot my camera when we left for thanksgiving :(

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Articles of Faith

I got this email at work the other day and I've never seem it before so I thought it was really funny. So I decided to share it with you! Enjoy!
Sorry if you've already seen this.

Articles of Faith of Mormon Culture
1. We believe in SUVs and minivans, as the form of transportation, and in knee length shorts, which are always nice, and in multilevel marketing.
2. We believe that Church ball players should be punished for their own fouls, and not for unsportsmanlike aggression.
3. We believe that through bread crumbs, cheese, creamy soups, and rice all casseroles can be saved through obedience to ward cookbooks and creativity in the mixing bowl.
4. We believe that the first layers and ingredients of the dip are: first, beans; second, cheese; third, chopped tomatoes; fourth, the gift of sour cream; fifth, olives; sixth, salsa; seventh, guacamole, that is, if you have it.
5. We believe that a Mormon should have a distinguished or a cute name, that it is appropriate to name a child after a church leader or a historical figure including an ancestor, that alternative spellings and French prefixes only add to a name, and that when referring to the names of General Authorities, middle initials should be a part thereof.
6. We believe in the same wall decor that exists in many Mormon homes, namely, framed family proclamations, vinyl lettering, inspirational word signs, family photos, pictures of temples and Jesus, and so forth.
7. We believe in the gift of the re-gift, Church books, crafts, family photos, baked goods, emergency supply kits, and so forth.
8. We believe in sparkling grape juice so long as it is nonalcoholic; we also believe in bringing root beer and sprite to ward parties.
9. We believe in all that we have scrapbooked, all that we will now scrapbook, and we believe that we will yet scrapbook many great and important things pertaining to our family, friends, pets, and vacations.
10. We believe in the literal mixing of ketchup and mayo and in the generous application of ranch dressing; that CBAs (church-based acronyms) will be used to describe YM/YW, PEC, the Y, NCMO, and CTR; that Mitt Romney will get Mormons to vote for him any time he runs; and, that the Mormons will enjoy reading Twilight and The Work and the Glory.
11. We claim the privilege of trying to identify common acquaintances with any visitor at Church, and allow all other people at Church the same privilege, and let them name drop the names of famous and General Authorities how, where, or what they may.
12. We believe in being subject to scoutmasters, pampered chef hostesses, and the writers of the U.S. News and World Report rankings for professional schools, and in obeying, honoring, and sustaining Glenn Beck.
13. We believe in being above average, good at crafts, optimistic, and being fifteen minutes late everywhere we go. Indeed, we may say that we follow BYU football. We believe rumors about famous people joining the Church, we hope to meet the three Nephites, we have endured many pyramid schemes, and hope to be able to endure all pyramid schemes. If there is anything cheap, free, sold in bulk, or given away when somebody is moving, we seek after these things.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I know it's been awhile sense my birthday, but I just wanted to sayto everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday and was so thoughtful to make my 21st the best!
Just a little update: It was great having Darcy come and visit us! We did a lot of the things on our list, some we skipped and decided to do other stuff, but all in all I think we did pretty well. We had chocolate and biscuits Saturday morning (Thank you Lorelei for that recipe!) then went to the caves. We even got to stop by the sand dunes on the way home, but it was REALLY windy so we didn't stay too long. Later that night we checked out the Overtime Sports Center then went to the straw maze. And good news! We went through the straw maze in record time! 36 minutes! However, it wasn't very hard to break our last time since last time it took us over 2 hours to get through! Anyways, it was a great weekend and I'm glad that Darcy could come up to visit us!
By birthday was great! We had a mini party that night with some friends and yummy cupcakes. Then Anthony took me out for a birthday dinner that weekend, then shopping :) Then for Halloween we just watched scary movies and ate way too much candy and junk food... We actually had on trick-or-treater stop by our apartment earlier that day, but when he looked in the door and saw us he ran away! I was so excited to give him candy too, but it was too late, by the time I walked over to the door he was already gone.
Next week Anthony is going on his big Bentonville Expedition with the school! Wish him luck for his interviews with WalMart!