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27 August 2010

August Adventures!

Trip to Flagstaff:
Partners In Crime Unite!
(Elise & Jenn)

We had such a fun weekend together and crammed as much as we could within the 3 days I was there visiting! It was so nice to get away for the weekend and catch up with my best buddy! :)

To keep up with tradition we had to play some tennis! I'm so glad I was able to convince her to play tennis with me in high school our junior and senior year! She improved so much and is an awesome player! She almost beat me and I've probably been playing more than her recently too. That's just shows you how awesome she is. She is pretty much good at anything she puts her mind to.

Then we went to play in the water in Sedona! It was so pretty, but the water was freezing! We still had a great time cliff jumping and hanging out in the beautiful weather! Near the cliff jumping spot Elise and I had some fellas hitting on us who had missing teeth... mmm, my favorite! We felt pretty cool and were flattered, of course. Since I was dating somebody at the time it just didn't work out and to help Elise 
avoid an awkward situation I told the other guy that she was 
pretty much dating somebody so it wouldn't be a good idea for 
me to give them her number (since he was too chicken to talk 
to her himself). haha. They were nice though!

Mario Party 2 Competition! 
VERY INTENSE! Don't mess with the professionals! haha

For a long time we were both bragging about our Mario Party 2 skills and we made sure that when we got together we were going to have a show down. To be honest, I think we are pretty closely matched. When it was time to go back home to Tempe, we were at a tie. (When we played Mario Kart I'm pretty sure I won though. That's beside the point because we weren't bragging about that.) Mario Kart is an awesome game that brings family and friends closer together. I'm sure my family and Elise can testify of that. If you haven't played you might want to check into that, just sayin.
This pretty much sums us up! :)

As you can tell, Elise and I had a great time together and I'm so glad we made this trip happen before the stresses of school and work began. I am very happy we have been able to remain great friends with the distance that college has put between us. I love looking back to our high school days and saying, "WOW, Look at where we are now and everything we have accomplished!" She is truly an awesome person and a great example.


I am so happy my friend Riki is now a fellow Sun Devil! Unfortunately, she is going to ASU's West campus... but I'm glad we got to hang out when she came to visit the Tempe campus to buy a book! lol 

Sometimes Jeevan and I like to do random things together... and this night we made some b-day decorations for a friend. It was         definitely my type of craft... nice and easy! :) The colors of my pom-pom thing turned out kind of ugly, so don't judge. lol
<<< Chillin' at the park! 
I had the fun opportunity to watch my sister, Anna, for a week. When she was behaving and being nice we had a great time! This park experience was pretty funny because she was totally hitting on some 8 year old kid! She stole my camera and was taking pictures of him and kept talking to him! It was hilarious! I never knew she was such a flirt! Overall she is a cool kiddo... just like her big sister. haha!

This is the ward volleyball team that competed during the summer! This was such a fun group of people to play with and overall we did pretty well! Our Monday night practices and Tuesday v-ball games definitely kept me entertained over the summer! I will miss it!

14 August 2010


Welcome to my thoughts:

I have come to the realization that one of the things that annoys me the most about people is *thoughtlessness,* which ties into selfishness. I just can't stand it. This is definitely the "ME Generation." (Click on link to read a talk given by Elder Dallin H. Oaks about Unselfish Service and the "me generation"). I can't stand to hear comments such as, How does that help ME? What do I get from that? It's not MY problem. I don't care.

When I hear these types of phrases it's sooo hard for me to not get on my soap box and start quoting off scriptures (John 15:12-13D&C 1:16, 2 Corinthians 9:6Matthew 16:24-25) or just bluntly say, "It's not all about you and you should care!" I don't know, maybe I'm weird or maybe I get annoyed too easily. Either way, everybody should care more for each other and be aware of what we say or do... and especially what we don't say and what we do not do. What an awesome world this would be if everybody would  lift each other up and always be finding ways to make others happier!

I am so grateful for the people in my life who are very thoughtful and giving. Over about the past 9 months I've had 3 amazing ladies who I served with in the Relief Society presidency to look up to. They have been great examples of being selfless and always thinking of others. With ward boundary changes we are no longer together as a presidency, but I will always remember their faithfulness, love, and dedication. (Becky, Courtney, Ashley... I love you guys!) I feel like I learned a lot from this calling and am grateful for the chance I had to serve in the Relief Society.

Through example and service we can change lives. We don't make a difference by thinking about doing something, we must act. I recently noticed that I sometimes think about all of the stuff I have to do more than I spend time actually doing it. Instead of writing out my To-do lists and gradually checking off the easy ones... I just need to DO. Easy enough, right? haha, we'll see!

School is starting soon... 
and I'm already starting to get a bit stressed! Ahh!!!

 Let's do the math:
16 credits of school + Rep for the NSSLHA club + work + Institute council= 
no time. stess. Adios social life!

I am already worrying about how I can manage my time so I can keep my grades up and have time to study, work, and be able to be involved in my church calling (member of the ASU institute council.) I never realized how much the institute council does until my first meeting today... wowzers! They are a busy group of planners and organizers! The group of people on the council are awesome and you can tell everybody has strong testimonies and unique experiences to bring to the  table. I am excited for this opportunity and new adventure. :)

Well there you have it... a summed up version of my thoughts recently! I know everything will work out if I'm doing my part and I trust in the Lord.