Saturday, June 21, 2008

Andrea's Bridal Shower!

It's been a crazy-busy week, but somehow we found time to throw a bridal shower for our roommate - Andrea - who's getting married on July 26th in Rexburg! We had fun mingling, playing games, and eating good food! Our other roommate, Christy, is getting married next week! Love is in the air!

Camera update: I got it all ready to send to get fixed and decided I should try turning it on one more time to see if it'd work...don't turned on and was back to normal. I don't get it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day! I'm so lucky to have my Dad as my Dad! He has always been a sweet example of righteous living to me. One of my favorite things to get from my dad are his emails that he sends at 4:30 am before he takes off for work. In these emails, he often is just dropping a note to say "hi" or "just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you!" Because of the nature of his work, safety seems to always be on his mind. I often find emails in my inbox from him about safety or the consequences of not being safe. Some recent tips from Dad include:

Don't leave aerosol cans in your car. If the conditions are right, the can will explode and could cause some serious damage.

When sneezing cover both your mouth and nose, and when possible, use a tissue and dispose of the tissue as soon as possible.

Stretch before lifting heavy objects. Use your knees when lifting heavy objects.

Put an ICE number in your cell phone.

Change the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year.

Before traveling during periods of heavy rains and stormy weather, check on your route of travel for road and weather conditions in the area.

Perhaps one of the best "safety" emails I've received from my dad was sent to me one morning while I was in Nauvoo. It simply said, "I want to encourage you to continue doing all the things that so important to your spiritual health. Your spirit, just like your body, requires regular nourishment! Daily scripture study and private, personal prayers (in your secret “closet” as the New Testament mentions) are so essential. You are always in my prayers as I ask Heavenly Father to keep you safe and to allow you to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost."

Dad, I will forever be grateful for your example in my life. I love you, Dad!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

100 Posts!

Finally!! A new post! I'm kind of getting tired of looking at my birthday post! :) Thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes!

This is also a "historic" post for this blog...this is my 100th entry! Yay for me! I think it's time to have another give-away...what do you think? Any ideas for a give-away?? (Side note to Marissa--don't worry--your little Easter Candy Give Away Prize is still in my car ready to be put in the mail! I promise I'll send it off this weekend!!)

The last few weeks have been totally crazy busy, but so fun at the same time! One of the highlights: Channy was here this past weekend!!! We kicked the weekend off at Temple Square and saw the Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. It was so fun seeing this amazing movie together! Our freshman year, we were able to spend a semester in Nauvoo together, so seeing this moving together brought back so many fun memories! We spent the rest of the weekend shopping, eating yummy food, visiting with Channy's sweet 94-year-old grandmother, spending time at Channy's-in-law's house in Midway, playing with a BB gun, watching movies, episodes from this last season of American Idol and and just enjoying each other's company! (Thanks Channy for the picture!)

It's been a busy few weeks with side projects...we're having a bridal shower for one of my roommates next week, so I did up some quick bridal shower announcements:
We've also been working on her wedding announcements...hopefully they'll be done soon! I've been working on a couple other projects on the side, so I'll keep you updated on those as they start coming together! Oh--and sorry about the very yellow camera picture of the shower announcements! Don't worry, my sweet *NEW* camera, yes, THIS one, died on me. Mom just laughed at me when I told her...she's very aware of my struggles with electronic devices! I seem to have the worst luck with things like cameras! Thankfully, this camera is still under warranty and will soon be on it's way to get fixed!

One last thing...I really want to take a letterpress or calligraphy class this summer. If anyone knows anyone in the Provo area that's kinda crafty, let me know! I need a fun summer activity!!

Happy Friday-the-Thirteenth (tomorrow)! Ah!