Monday, May 23, 2011

Heather Graduated!

About a month ago, my sister graduated from college! I flew down to Provo so I could watch her walk. I'm so proud of her!

L to R, back: Dad, Mom, Brian
L to R, front: Simon, Grandma B, Heather, Natalie, Me

Then we had a go at taking jumping pictures. It took a few tries, but eventually we all jumped at the same time. Natalie kept insisting that she was on the right count and the rest of us were off, but I'm not sure about that. :)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

My Wife

So Michelle and I were talking in the kitchen and then began walking into the dining room when she says to me, "Do you know what's funny?" And before I could reply she appended, "Besides your face."
She's a cut up.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Ultimate Service

Last year, Hollis and I were part of the Institute Council and we helped plan the 1st annual Ultimate Service Event. It was an ultimate frisbee tournament where the entry fee was a donation to Youth Care - an organization that helps homeless youth. Last year I was busy organizing the donations, so I didn't get to play.

This is me last year:
You can read the full article about last year's event on Mormon Times.

But this year - we got to play frisbee! Hollis asked around our ward and got some people to play. We never really practiced, and it was just a bunch of "old married folks" but we still won a game! There was a photographer there, and these are the best shots of Hollis and me:

Notice how cool my husband is.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Note: I actually wrote this a while ago, but forgot to post it. So here it is now!

I was studying my scriptures and this verse in Alma 32 gave me some thoughts:
27 But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.
I started thinking about the way that I often spend my time. TV and most media is quite passive. I just sit and absorb. And sometimes, I feel that is how I "participate" in church - sitting and absorbing. But that isn't the way that I need to be. I need to be active, to arouse my faculties. That way is the way to gaining spiritual insight.