Sunday, May 31, 2009

I have discovered something. You know those things called pantyhose? Don't wear them in Tucson during the summer except in the exceedingly cold church.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ok so i've been thinking deep again, I know it's scary

So I heard part of this quote once on "Akeelah and the Bee" and I really liked it, and then I was reading a bookmark my mom has that has the quote on it, and I started thinking about it, the quote is:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,talented and fabulous?Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you.We were born to make manifest the glory ofGod that is within us.It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,we unconsciously give other peoplepermission to do the same.As we are liberated from our own fear,Our presence automatically liberates others.
—Marianne Williamson
I think this quote is actually surprisingly accurate for some of us, I think sometimes we do get scared of being great or even just good. Why is that? Is it because we're scared? Because if we acknowledge that we have strength we can't hide behind our facade of weakness? Is it because we think that if we're great people expect too much of us? Maybe it's because if we choose to be great we have to find ourselves, maybe we've been living behind a mask in a way of speaking for so long, and are so comfortable with that, that we don't want to be uncomfortable. Maybe we know that it takes courage to let ourselves shine, we know that we have to trust in ourselves, and even let people in, and that is kind of scary for some of us. I won't lie, I'm not the best at letting people in, pretty good at keeping them out, but not so good at letting them in. I don't know why, maybe I'm scared of getting hurt, cause when I let people in and then loose them it hurts too much, maybe that's why. But I think it's ok, I think it is just fine to let ourselves shine, it's awesome to admit that we are special, that we have more strength than we know, it's ok to let our true selves shine, sure this doesn't mean that we won't get hurt again, but we will be ok, if we get up, put a smile on our face and keep on going, we can make ourselves into the wonderful people that we were meant to be, when we ask Heavenly Father to help us anything is possible, we can let our light shine, we don't have to be scared. Ok I think I've rambled enough, I was just thinking about this and thought I'd post.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

It took 7 gallons of paint and the whole day, but we got it done!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mom is telling me most strenuously to post again

I know it's been a while since I've posted, and my mom is making me now, well last week I was in New York with my grandparents. I was doing my senior project so I can graduate from high school, I was helping my grandpa with his annual airplane inspection, it was sunch an amazing trip! I learned alot, met some cool people, got to work with my grandpa, ate a lot of food, they made sure I didn't starve! I also biked a total of 72 miles with grandpa and LeAdelle. On sunday the day after I got there they took me to palmyra, that was an amazing experience! I loved it, the sacred grove was amazing, and I got to see the hill cumorah, and Joseph's farm, it was so incredible! The whole week was amazing! I also got a call from my recruiter while I was there, I got a job and I leave for basic in September!

Moms rule

Guess who was made assistant camp director?? Yours truly!! I guess I'm supposed to be in this calling. Bruce gets to teach the 13-year olds in Sunday School. Wonder if he wants to change???

We're closing the 12th (Tues) and then the real work begins. We have to seal the grout, paint some rooms, seal the garage floor, install 8 fans/lights, and get blinds and drapes in. Moving in won't happen until June. The adventure continues -

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Moms rule

Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're doing tacos and we're having our final walk through.

Elizabeth is set to graduate from seminary on Saturday night. Not a weak accomplishment when you consider she had to make up 43 days in this half of the year. I wonder if she would have received her 4 year certificate if we had stayed in Escondido?? We're so proud of her and the way she is taking care of herself. She's quite a young lady.

Bruce was able to fly to Salt Lake and see his brother sealed to his wife and two children last weekend. What a happy event that we have been hoping and praying for!

Now, let's see if I can get Elizabeth to post some pics from her New York trip!