Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sweet, Sweet Peace.

I just feel the need to express thanks for the sweet peace that always seems to come after moments of turbulence. This week has been so happy. I have felt confident, capable, and able to manage my time and my thoughts. In seminary this week I taught a lesson on "growing pains" using the story of Moses' mission call (Exodus 2-5ish) and some thoughts I expressed in a previous post. We identified the fears/concerns/pains that Moses expressed and the comforts/blessings the Lord provided. Near the end of the lesson I asked the students what comforts/blessings the Lord has provided when they are experiencing their own growing pains. One students said that comfort has come in the form of friends and family. So has mine. Parents, grandparents, friends, and Bret have been incredible motivators and comforters.
Another student said they have recieved comfort from the scriptures. Me too.
And a student who I know has had some pretty big trials in years past shared that comfort has come in moments of relief... a day of peace and freedom from worry. I hadn't really thought about how those do come from the Lord to give us the strength to keep pushing through difficult times.
Im grateful for the growing pains that are helping me come to know and love my Savior and I'm so grateful that He has given me a week of relief. Really fun relief.

What has the Lord done to help you through YOUR growing pains lately?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hello, Handsome Husband

Bret taught Seminary for me this morning. Isn't that so kind of him? I REALLY appreciated having one less lesson to prepare and I loved listening to him teach. I learned some important things, both about the topic he was covering and about teaching. The best part, though, was just sitting there in the classroom watching him and realizing how lucky I am to be married to that guy. I love him.

Bret - thank you for all the little things you've done this week to keep me sane and happy. Having you home has been such a blessing - I wish I could say that in such a way that you'd really understand how very heartfelt it is. I'm excited for our fun date tomorrow morning and for the rest of our weekend together.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

I Have A Dream

So Bret and I have this dream of someday getting smartphones. Right now its not worth our money to upgrade our phone plans, but still, the dream lives on. And it just so happens that a few minutes ago Ashley was talking about the new phone she's getting and so the dream is in the forefront of my mind right now. But this conversation at our table brought up people's differing opinions on what kind of phones are best, and now I'm curious. I think an iPhone would be awesome because 1) I am in love with iCal and could sync it to our computer and 2) because I'm familiar with apple already. But people were saying that iPones are lame in comparison to other phones.

So tell me... what phone should be waltzing through me dreams and why? Is there a phone you prefer and why? And for those of you with an iTouch - is it cool? Is it worth it? Just curious. I'd love to learn from all you tech-savvy people!

Fall has Fallen

You know how we always say, "Spring has sprung"? Well I think its finally safe to say that Fall has fallen upon San Angelo. Today I wore a jacket - like a warm jacket - to school and I even turned the heat on yesterday in my car. Of course the sun comes out and warms things up, but the air stays kinda crisp and fresh. It is so nice! I just have this fear that I'm going to check the weather and hear, "And for tomorrow's high: 102*. Yes folks, seems that the hot weather is sticking around just a little bit longer. Maybe by Christmas we'll be out of the 90's for good." Hopefully that WON'T happen!

This Thursday is off to a great start: getting more than 5 hours of sleep, the cool weather, a fun/crazy scripture mastery day in Seminary, getting a hug from some of these cute special ed kids... and I'm looking forward to a fun day and some time spent with Bret.

Hope your Thursday is great too!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Vocal Point cuts Footloose!

I tried to copy the video into the blog, but its not working. If you want a smile on your face, watch this. Go BYU Vocal Point! We love ya!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday... Thursday... FRIDAY!

When I think of THIS guy...

I start feeling like THIS....

My head is a hurricane
My heart is a touch insane
And my body can't sleep to dream
And my eyes open up to scream
And my mouth is a thin straight line
As I'm strugglin to pass the time
And my crime is that I'm living life without him.

And the morning soon will come
And the day's only almost done
And the clock says it's half past five
But the sun is still in the sky
How long I've waited but I know

He's coming back on Friday.
He's coming back on Friday.
He's coming back on Friday.
He's coming back on FRIDAY!

(adapted from Daniel Bedingfield song called "Friday")

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Business Expo

Note to self: "Business Expo" is keyword for free pens, free coozies, free bags, free candy, free notepads, free cookies, free T-Shirts and free popcorn. Go. You will be happy.  :)

(If you get to go to a business expo during the time that you normall spend watching students shred paper, you will be extra happy! What a fun trade off!)