Monday, September 21, 2009

Some Garden Pictures















Sunday, September 13, 2009

My mind? What mind? I lost that years ago.


What a week.

It had it's highs (boy did it) and it's lows (you would not believe it)

Let's just say it's been a test of everything I'm made out of.

I had orchestra at SLCC on Tuesday, which was amazing. The music is great, I sight read like no other and had so much fun. I can't express how much I love music, and being able to play such awesome stuff in a full orchestra. It effects me like absolutely nothing else in life. I finally convinced Rachel to come with me too, and she did great. Way better than I thought she would. I know that music will always be a MAJOR part of my life that brings happiness.

Enter Wednesday. Two phrases that DO NOT combine well in any universe are: 1. Late date & 2. MY MOTHER. I went on a date. It was later than we thought because we watched a movie. I'm 23, does that count for anything? My trust, my past choices, my maturity? No. Enter exploding mother of darkness about to chain me to the wall. My mother people. MY mother. Words can't describe my mother and her reactions to my life choices, good or bad.

Let's just say I've had a LOT to think about this week. I've had highs and lows of emotion that I didn't think were physically possible for me. It's stretched my mind beyond it's bounds, it's thinned my patience beyond reason, I've been so mad I could drown a puppy, I've been so happy I could die (and be happy), and it all made me sit and ponder for literally, hours. HOURS people, of sitting and thinking about my future, my family, my mental stability, my past choices, my whole LIFE. just sitting and thinking about it. You should try it sometime, it's amazing what you find out about yourself when you really dig deep.

I just can't put into words what I've been thinking and going through. So, hopefully I don't sound like I've completely lost it. I'm still sane.
I think.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Temples & Cake. Mmmm

We made the trip to Daybreak last month for the temple dedication. It was pouring the whole way there. When we pulled up to the parking lot though, it looked like this.


Coincidence? I think not. We were so early that we got to be in one room away from the Celestial room where the first presidency was. When it was over, Pres. Monson came in our room and talked for a bit. It was great!



Afterwards we went outside to get pictures and Elder Wirthlin was there. I barely snapped a shot before he went back in the temple.


Rachel and I are entering a cake contest this month hoping to win some cake decorating supplies. Rachel already finished her cake, and I have yet to start mine. Hers was a Paris theme. Here's one of the pictures of it. Kinda crazy, but the others aren't fit for posting yet.



And here's a hint of what mine will be designed after. Wish me luck, I'll need it!