Friday, November 19, 2010

Santa Run 2009 ... check out this video. I'm famous.

Monday, November 15, 2010

FHE @ Amy and Todd's House

Tonight was FHE at Amy & Todd's house ... you know, Amy & Todd who were "going together" since 9th grade. Amy and Todd who were married in the Manti temple and I was so sick after the sealing that I slept in the back seat of Amy and Aaron's car during the luncheon.

Here is how FHE went down:
Dinner ... navajo tacos
Todd conducted
Maryn led the song ... I'm trying to be like Jesus
Loryn gave the prayer
Nick gave the scripture: Mosiah 2:17
Kayla gave the lesson (with Maryn's help)
Todd did the game ... some Wii dancing game ... don't tell Todd that I posted this.
Amy had the treat
I just sat back and enjoyed.

The lesson was on service and everyone was challenged to give service this week to someone on the service wheel (we rolled to see who). So I am supposed to serve a friend every day this week and I would like to report back that I did it. Anyone have any ideas of what I could do for a friend this week? You need some service?

Friday, November 12, 2010

FHE @ Carrie & Cory & Mary's House

Monday night I attended Family Home Evening at Carrie & Cory's house. Cory gave the lesson about baby blessings and the priesthood. Mary's little brother Hank was blessed the day before.

Mary listened, answered questions, and asked good questions herself, like "why don't girls have the priesthood." It was great.

After the lesson we chatted and watched Monday night football. I loved just hanging out with my good friend Carrie. I'm so glad they are back in UT. This FHE thing has been so great because I get to spend time with my friends and their families where I probably otherwise wouldn't. I also get to see them teach the gospel to their kids. It is awesome.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thanks for your support ... but I still need your help.

In high school I got in trouble for hanging a poster advertising the girls basketball game because it said, "Women need athletic supporters too."  Aw, come on ... chillax. Well back in high school I was known as a big supporter of all things Provo High. Well I'm still a big supporter of my family, friends and various causes I believe in.

Anyway, as you may have noticed, I've asked a lot of you (via the web) to give money to Drew, read my sister's book, or to vote for this cause). I know this campaigning stuff can be annoying but I really do want to help people and if spreading the word is how I can help, then that is what I'll do as best I can.

I've been feeling so grateful for all of the support I've been given over the last few years as I've promoted these things:
  • laptop for Drew

  • Ann Dee's books (see sidebar)
  • charity golf tournament for Matthew Cooper

  • APX facebook competition for Now I Can (for both Luke Jackson and Matthew Cooper)
  • sponsoring me to do a triathlon to raise money for Drew

  • Buddy Walk for Lacy

    And now there are two more things to support and they don't require any money, just votes via the web:
    • Angela Ahn (one of my BFFs) to become Sunglass Hut's fashion blogger ... just one vote per email address and you have to confirm the vote once they email you a confirmation. Go HERE to vote.  Thanks.
      • Pepsi's competition for Tipping Bucket (this is such a great cause because it would mean support for many other great causes) ... go HERE to read about it. You can vote three times a day (once on pepsi's website, once through Facebook, and once by texting 104182 to 73774) during the month of November. I just go to every morning and use the links on their page to vote ... way easy.
        • you can also watch this 30 second video to get the jist of what Tipping Bucket does:

      Wednesday, November 3, 2010

      FHE @ Amber's House

      Monday night was FHE at Amber's house. Rich was out of town with their oldest son, Jaxon. Which meant Amber had only 6 kids to feed, teach a family home evening lesson to, and put to bed.

      Molly & Mason (twins)

      Anne (could be Sage), Seth, Sage (could be Anne)

      I didn't get a picture of Caleb that night. 

      I had so much fun. There was not one dull moment. We played games, sang a song, and learned about being thankful. Caleb (age 7) told his younger brothers and sisters about the 10 lepers. He was asked on the spot without warning to recap the story and did it better than I would have. Then each told their brothers and sisters why they were thankful for them. It was great. Amber is amazing and is my hero.