Monday, October 26, 2009


is in one month. And I am super duper excited. Last Thanksgiving didn't go so well because the stupid oven decided to turn off for 3 hours while I thought it was cooking. But there will be no mistakes this year. The only thing that might be a problem will be if our landlord doesn't fix one of our burners.

Salivate over these pictures.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I am not OCD

I am not OCD, but I am compulsive about somethings. Especially when it comes to traveling.

I have to check and double check lists I make, sometimes only in my head.

But the worst is flying and making sure I have my driver license with me. I check about a thousand times to make sure I have it. This is my brain process.

"I have shirts and pants for four days. I need to check that I have my license in my wallet. I should pack my wallet right now so I don't forget it."

30 minutes later: "Oh my gosh. Where did I put my wallet? If I don't have it I can't get on the plane. Frantically searches. I packed it. Good. Is my license in there?"

Loading up the car. My wallet is always in a bag that I keep at my feet at all times in the car, airport and plane. "I need to check my wallet before I put it in the car. Is my license in here? Good."

Bag in the car, loading up everything else. "Let me just check my wallet real quick."

In the car, driving to airport (remember the bag is at my feet for a reason) "Did I get my license? Yes". This happens several times.

Getting out of the car at the airport. "Okay, one more time. Do I still have it?"

It is somewhat annoying. But I can't help it. If I don't have it, I can't get on the plane! And this time a whole other element is added with mine and Chris's temple recommends. If we don't have it, we can't go into the temple with Adison- so until Friday night, I will be checking my wallet.

I'd love to stay and chat, but I need to make sure I packed my wallet.

I've been meaning to post about San Francisco, but I haven't found the time to finish an entire post. Maybe soon.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The Book of Mormon

Sometimes I get caught up in going through the motions of daily scripture study and prayer, without sometimes thinking too much about it.

But I know that daily prayer and scripture study are a few of the keys to happiness. They help get closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

The Book of Mormon is the word of God. No one could ever convince me otherwise. It speaks of Christ, love, the atonement, prayer, priesthood, prophets, faith, repentance, charity, family... any gospel topic you can think of.

Chris and I were just talking about this. And he said how sad is it that some people just dismiss the Book of Mormon because they think it is about Joseph Smith. Even if it was, how much are they missing?! I wish everyone could feel the power this wonderful book can bring into our lives. And they can, they just have to read it with and open heart.

This conference, my favorite talk so far was Elder Holland. His testimony was so powerful. I have already listened to it a couple times and I am sure I will again. Read it here. But this is a snippet. I wish I was as eloquent as him, but I agree 100% with his words.

"Now, I did not sail with the brother of Jared in crossing an ocean, settling in a new world. I did not hear King Benjamin speak his angelically delivered sermon. I did not proselyte with Alma and Amulek nor witness the fiery death of innocent believers. I was not among the Nephite crowd who touched the wounds of the resurrected Lord, nor did I weep with Mormon and Moroni over the destruction of an entire civilization. But my testimony of this record and the peace it brings to the human heart is as binding and unequivocal as was theirs. Like them “[I] give [my name] unto the world, to witness unto the world that which [I] have seen.” And like them, “[I] lie not, God bearing witness of it.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Pushing Daisies

I think one of the greatest travesties in television history is the canceling of Pushing Daisies. It was such an odd wonderful show and I miss it. I always hope those tv people who cancel shows will see the error of their ways and bring the good ones back. I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

Monday, October 5, 2009

He is Superman

Adison got his mission call on Friday and the family had a 4-way phone call while he opened it. He was being a card and was taking FOREVER to open it.

He was called to serve in the Cordoba Argentina and will report to the MTC on January 27. It is far away, but I am excited to see him at Christmas and in two weeks to go through the temple with him. He will be sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ for 2 years. I will miss him so much, but this is the most important thing he can do in his life right now.

Adison is an amazing person and brother. Sammie has already written a tribute for him and she is a much better writer than me and mine wouldn't sound better. He is hilarious and will always make everyone around him feel happy and better. I know he has grown a lot in the past few years and I know he will make the best missionary. Everyone says that about their brother, but it is true with mine.