Saturday, February 16, 2008

Book Tag

I was tagged by Jenny, and here's what you do.
Pick up the nearest book (one with at least 123 pages)
Open to page 123
Find the 5th sentence
Post the next 3 sentences
Tag 5 people (or as many as you'd like)

The book nearest to me right now is "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: and how you can make yours last" by John Gottman, PhD. Just to clarify, I'm reading it for my marriage and family therapy class. :)

Okay, nevermind, I'm changing books. Page 123 of this book is simply a questionnaire/self-test about whether or not you can work things out. So, what's the next closest one. Hmmm... that one is for my human sexuality class. I'll skip that one too. :)

Okay, I'm ready now! "God Wants a Powerful People" by Sheri Dew. (Pretty much she's awesome.)

"After reading the familiar passage in James, Joseph realized he must "either remain in darkness and confusion, or else . . . do as James directs, that is, ask of God" (JS-H 1:13), which he did, with life-changing, even dispensation-inaugurating results. There would be subsequent times when he would experience anew the impact of contention. David Whitmer reported a familiar episode that took place while Joseph was in Fayette translating the Book of Mormon."
Ohhhh, and now you're left hanging. :)

I tag: Brynn, Holly, Tiffany, Emily, and Megan

Guitar Hero Party!

Last weekend, we had the fun pleasure of going to my friend Brynn's house and having a rocking guitar hero party. Complete, of course, with all sorts of great food. We didn't have a lot of people there, but we sure had a blast. (And I must say, guitar hero on a 60 in HD tv with surround sound rocks! Thanks Brynn!)

Some Family Fun

Well, I know it was kind of a couple of weeks ago, but on February 2nd, my nephew Tyler was baptized. Since all the family was around, my brother also got permission to bless my niece Abby on the same day. And, of course, other good times with the family. (Sorry you can't really see them. I downloaded them the wrong way and so they won't go any bigger. :)

(I don't particularly love this picture, but my sister-in-law does. We were playing a game of P-I-G, and not very many people can make it backwards. :)

Friday, February 1, 2008

My January

Well, I guess it's time for a little bit of an update. January seemed to go by pretty quickly. It definitely had a few eventful surprises. We've been getting more and more snow this month. It's great for the moisture. Sadly to say, we have an underground parking lot and our managers haven't wanted to do the best job at removing snow or ice from the ramp. So one day.... I was trying to get out and totally couldn't because the ramp was covered in ice. So, my car slid backwards and into the wall. I don't know if you can tell or not, but there's quite a dent, the tail light is broken, and all of that white is deeply scratched paint. I'm still trying to get them to pay for it since it's their responsibility. We'll see what happens.

On a happier note, last week one of my favorite members from New York, Cari Burnell, was in Utah. Kathryn, who was one of my companions, and I got to drive up and see her and spend a few hours with her. I can't believe I've been home from my mission for 3 1/2 years. Wow. That's crazy!

And, not that this is really a January thing. I have been working at my internship for 4 1/2 months now. And I've been doing therapy since last February. But today when I went into work, they had put my name on the door.

That was a little bit weird to me. It still sometimes scares me that I'm actually a therapist. That's like a grown-up job or something. Is that weird to anyone else?

Of course, I think all of us were a little shocked by the news of President Hinckley passing away. I was in a stake leadership training when they announced it. I was really sad for a minute, but then I was really happy for him to be with his wife again and to have a little bit of a rest. I know that he'll continue working on the other side, but he's given us so much and for so long. One of my friends made the comment that it's kind of selfish of us to want to keep him forever. We've been blessed to have him for such a long time. And when my mom told my grandma, my grandma responded by saying, "Well, good for him." And it's kind of true. I'm grateful for the service he has given and the teachings and example he has sent.