28 September 2009
27 September 2009
21 September 2009
He inquired, “How will I know if she is the right one?”
I suggested, among other things, that he invite her to a cultural event. If she responded that this would be of no interest to her, then maybe he should pursue other alternatives. But if she had compelling spiritual qualities and could be enthralled by culture on Friday and love the athletic contest on Saturday, she might be the type of young lady he could choose as the mother for his children. It might be balanced and rewarding to be paired with her for eternity."
Annette was enthralled by culture on Friday and she at least pretended to love the athletic contest on Saturday. Heck, she probably loved it a lot more than I did. She even pretended to be really upset when we lost to make me feel better. How cute.
And now, a hearty thanks to our parents for raising us in such a way that people don't think we were born in a barn. Our parents taught us that we choose our disposition and how to live a vim life of exciting events. Or, we can be cantankerous curmudgeons. We are so blessed by our wonderful families (and friends) and hope that we can pay you back in some small way.
13 September 2009
I had a calendar from Charles that I wanted to put up in our living room/kitchen, but there was no wall space for it, so I used a twisty tie from lettuce, a old spoon, and our cupboard door to hang it up.
We have a creepy fence out side our front door that makes sounds that would be on a horror film. It is creepy during the day, but even more so during the night.
So, I went to a dentist for a cleaning and such. I didn’t particularly like the place because the hygienist kept yapping and not working. But the dentist gave me the very unfortunate news that my wisdom teeth needed to be ripped out of my head. I have had a deathly fear of having my wisdom teeth out after seeing Colleen get hers ripped out. I am planning to get a second opinion from another place before I am brutally attacked by the dentist. When the dentist told me the news, I started crying right there on the spot. I told Charles I would rather be in a car accident then get my wisdom teeth yanked out.
Charles and I went to the Utah State Fair Saturday evening and we spent most of the time looking and petting the animals! It was fun to use my animal sounds again. While I was taking some really close up pictures of a goat, it got a chunk of my hair and tried to eat it, but I was too quick for him and snagged it away from him.
I wanted to see the rodeo, but all the seats were taken way before it ever began, so we watched a few minutes and then left to see what else was at the fair.
We saw some HUGE cows! The owner said that they were pregnant and weighed almost an entire ton.
After the accident I said that now I had been in a car accident, that I could now get my wisdom teeth ripped out of my mouth.
06 September 2009
This week for me was my first week of school and I have been surprised how many people I have seen on campus that I know.
The classes that I am taking are:
Intro to Speech
Writings of Isaiah
Country Social Dance
I am loving my classes so far and am pretty excited for them all. My ASL teacher is actually deaf and can speak minimally, so it is quite interesting. My Country Dance class will be quite fun it seems and since Charles has taken the class before, he will be a great help in my endeavors of passing since I am rhythmically challenged.
I made Enchiladas for this week from Colleen’s recipe. They were really good, but for some reason Charles just keeps calling it Lasagna. It is hilarious because right after I call it Enchiladas, he will still say Lasagna. I think we will be making Lasagna for next weeks meal (One meal for the two of us usually lasts about a week).
Charles cleaned our couch with his carpet extractor thing. It was amazing how clean the couch looked after ward even though the soap wasn’t working because the belt broke. Here is a photo of how dirty the water was after cleaning the couch.
This Friday I officially became a BYU Bookstore Employee. I work on the lowest floor in the Pack and Ship Department. With the new semester, my work at Grounds Crew ended, but I am very excited for my new job. I also now get 20% off at the Bookstore!! I let you know what I actually do at my job when I find out. I figured the Bookstore must hire people, but I never saw any job listings for them, so I went up to HR and asked if they had any openings. The lady looked down and said there were openings in Shipping, so I signed up for an interview that day.
BYU vs Oklahoma (Charles’ thoughts):
May I just say, "It's about time!!!!!!!"? I think I saw angels helping our players kind of like in the movie Angels in the Backfield or whatever that was called. All I have to say is that I'll still be surprised if BYU is ranked higher than OU. The press will say something like, "Well, they hurt OU's QB and they didn't beat them because they're better." And thus BYU will be ranked under OU. Oh, and in case you didn't watch the game, BYU--14 OU--13. 20,000 BYU fans got to jeer at 60,000 Oklahoma fans when their Sooners had more penalties than there are stars in the sky. It was also sad that their backup QB needed throwing lessons from my Grandma Thomas. Our defense was awesome, our offense was offensive (to their own fans) but it was a stellar game of two great teams in the most amazing $1,000,000,000 stadium ever built. We were honored to win the first game EVER PLAYED in it. It had a TV that spanned 60 of the 100 yard football field and it was in HD to boot.
Charles got a newer computer monitor from his parents who were upgrading and when Charles went to DI (thrift store) to get rid of the monitor, he was amazed when the DI employee informed him that DI only accepted flat panel monitors. How sad is it when DI wont even take your stuff. Well, I guess that means if you are looking for a new monitor, DI will have nice ones.