Wednesday, February 25, 2009

List of 100

When I was a freshman at BYU, for a combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting, our high councilman told us that he had created a list of 100 things that he wanted to accomplish in his life. Here is my List of 100...although you can tell that I still need to add quite a few items to my list before I'm done. There is an asterisk next to the things that I've already done.

  1. Visit every LDS temple in the world
  2. *Earn a BA
  3. Earn an MA
  4. Get married
  5. Become a mother
  6. *Serve an LDS mission
  7. Serve a mission with my husband
  8. Write a book
  9. Own my own house
  10. Own my own car
  11. Go skydiving
  12. *Save a life (I've saved several by donating blood!)
  13. Learn to play a stringed instrument (the cello)
  14. *Teach at a university (I'm part-time faculty right now!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose

My friend Josh had posted a video of a Harvard Latter-day Saint girl named Rachel Esplin explaining Mormonism. The forum was a Harvard panel discussion of several students from different religious backgrounds called Day of Faith: Personal Quests for a Purpose. All of the different students are interesting to listen to. Take a look!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pay it Forward

I got this from my friend Allysa this week! I thought it would be fun!

Pay it forward...
The rules
1. Be one of the first 3 bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a handmade item from me - something crafty or yummy, only I know.
2. Winners must post this challenge on their blog, meaning that they will Pay IT Forward, creating a handmade gift- anything! for the first THREE (3) bloggers who leave a comment on their post about the giveaway!
3. The gift that you send to your friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make and/ or ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: it's the spirit and the thought that counts!
4. When you receive your gift, feel free to post about it, sharing appropriate pictures and comments! If you are not one of the first three to comment on this post, you can still play along. Go ahead and start your own Pay It Forward chain, and encourage your friends to do the same!
SO, REMEMBER...Pay It Forward!
Let's help make this a wonderful world to live in and show our friends how much we care for them :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Cow Jokes!

Here is the much awaited continuation of the cow joke post! I was able to make a video of the jokes that really needed to be heard, rather than read. And I have a transcription underneath for those who want it.

What do you have when you combine a brown chicken and a brown cow?

What do farmers say when they receive a gift of a cow from their neighbor?

I hope you enjoyed these as much as I did. Cows make me happy!

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

The Conservatory Overcoat GIVEAWAY!!!!

This looks like a fantastic opportunity, and I'm going ot start following this blog for more of their fabulous giveaways. Thanks for exposing me to this, Jolena!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Like, the Freakin' best Valentine's Ever!

For Valentine's Day we drove up to Preston, Idaho the town where the best movie ever, (or at least the best movie of the current century) Napoleon Dynamite, was filmed.

Preston High Marquee

Merry as Deb

Who says they don't have class in Preston, Idaho?

Too bad they didn't have any sweet suits or anything

I already get my hair cut at the Cuttin' Curral...

We didn't get any pampersStill celebrating the Holidays in Preston
How about some gold bracelets?
I guess you could say things are going pretty well...
"Wanna play me?"

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My 25th Birthday

I had a wonderful birthday this year! I got to work (ever since the beginning of January when I was concerned about keeping my job, I've been really grateful for work, even when I'm bored with my job.). I also got to spend some time with this fabulous guy, Dave! He took me snow shoeing, and made me a tasty steak dinner. Here are a few pictures of our activities.

We went snow shoeing up Squaw Peak Road. We borrowed the snow shoes. Thanks Jason!

Isn't the canyon gorgeous? And Timp? I LOVE Provo!

Dave got me a children's book called Popcorn that I was looking for a little while ago. What a sweetie! He also got me a chess set, and let me beat him at it! Just kidding. I think I really beat him fair and square, but he whipped me soundly on Sunday, so we're one and one.

And this is me just modeling for fun in front of Dave's sister's jeep! Can't it be my birthday every day!? :D

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bring on 25!

Here's the link to the new blog that I'm going to be writing for, Mormon Doctrines and Beliefs. There are a couple of posts up already, so feel free to check them out. Also, if you want to join in writing an article a week (a half an hour an article), let me know and I'll give you the information you need to get set up. I'm really excited to get started on it.

In other news...I'm going to be 25 on Wednesday! Yay! I'm really excited to celebrate. It's been a good year this last year. I've done some things that I haven't wanted to do, and a lot of things that I have wanted to do. I've also been through some up and down points, and made some really good changes and decisions because of those ups and downs. And I wouldn't give up everything that's happened this last year just so I could say that I'm 24 still. So bring on 25!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

New Blog

I was invited by my friend Christin to participate in a blog that is being started this week. It's a blog for LDS people to post some things about our beliefs. The instigator, Nate Nead, found that there was a lot of information out there about Mormon beliefs that is false. He also found that it was hard to find accurate information about our religion, and that it came from only a few places. So he has decided to start a blog that we can update with information once a week (and with several blog writers, it will be updated several times a week) in the hopes that it becomes a useful source of valid information to those that want it. The site is called Mormon Doctrines and Beliefs, and is not up and running yet. But as soon as we get started and have everything set up, I'll post a link here so you can get there.

Something Interesting from Facebook

A friend of mine recently did this on his blog, and I decided to copy him. I took the first 25 status updates from Facebook and commented on all of them in the form of a blog post.

  1. Adam Nicoll had an interesting Monday.

Interesting as in “fun”, or interesting as in “I’m glad it’s over”?

  1. Rachel Morris just got called a gangsta.

Whew! I better be careful with a gangsta for a roommate!

  1. Bonnie George thinks her toe might be broken.

Sad day! I hope it heals fast!

  1. Daniel Oman is watching the Transporter, and he thinks that Jason Statham could take on Chuch Norris!

There’s only two kinds of bad guys in the world: the ones that live, and the ones that meet Chuck Norris.

  1. Amber Anthon loves her family but,…..

But they are all vampires?

  1. Jennifer Sudweeks feels a little diabolical. ::cackles::

Go ahead and follow through with those devil urges occasionally; it’s fun.

  1. Donna Andrus is pondering on what color “velvet” is--is it something like crimson?

Black Velvet? Anyone heard of that book?

  1. Dana Brown is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZ yeah I snore lol no not really.

I’m pretty sure I heard a snore or two at the MTC.

  1. Kevin White yay Moon!


  1. Anthony James Torres wonders what kind of boy that you think that i are, the kind that you meet at a bar!?

The kind of boy that will go pretty far?

  1. Kimberly Whigham Lochner is going to crawl in a hole now…no really its for the better.

I understand that feeling. Sometimes you just need to embrace it.

  1. Tori Harris Tappen is LOST-ing.

Fun fun!

  1. Trevor J. Mecham needs to plan his 5 year reunion. Any ideas?

One word: karaoke

  1. Penny Royal is experimental music and trippy Jazz. Wednesday. 8 pm.


  1. Sara is trying to find a song…any suggestions?

Merry Happy by Kate Nash

  1. Sandra Bryant knew the right answer, and yet put the wrong one down. da! why meeeeee.

Were you under pressure? [dum dum dum dum dum] Pressure! Pushing down on me! Pressing down on you!

  1. Annie Johnson is frustrated.

Don’t worry; this too (whatever it is) will pass.

  1. Alicia Steagall is keeping her mind on her work.

How good of you!

  1. Nicole Quist Sweetheart, they’re suspecting things; people will say we’re in love.

What is that a quote from?

  1. Danielle Eaton is tired and wondering what is to be done.

Sleep. That’ll fix that problem.

  1. Kimberly Rowley is content.

What a pleasant feeling!

  1. Geneil Empey Johnson is amazed (but not surprised) by her husband and the hard things he accomplishes.

No, he surprises you with other things, like secret attacks from the aggressive, German-speaking squirrels.

  1. Claire Jacks is getting ready to go to bed.

Such a healthy thing to do! I think that I’ll get ready for bed too, as soon as I post this.

  1. Bridget Pranke is not saying a word!

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all!

  1. Jennifer Rowley Fauset painted all her baseboards today…I think I’m officially “nesting”.

Way to go. I’ve never felt that urge, but I’m sure it felt great to accomplish!