Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Why can't I....?

So I think that I have finally gotten over the debacle that happened just over a week ago. I am sad to see this season come crashing down, especially after I had such high hopes for BYU and to watch Utah make it is just so incredibly hard.

Anyway I was talking to my roommates the other night after one of my dates and asked "is it too much to ask for a guy who loves BYU football?" Which struck me as kind of funny. Where most girls are asking for guys to like sports less, I just want to find a guy that likes BYU football. I harbor secret ambitions to be one of those ladies that is still going to the game when I am in my 80's. I've joked that one of the most romantic gifts I could get are season tickets. In junior high and high school whenever we were asked to write about our dream day, somehow mine always involved a football game. Football is one of the reasons why I love fall so much. I love walking to the stadium and seeing that sea of blue, it makes me all tingly inside. And when the team rushed out to the field for the first it is pure joy. So to go out on dates with guys who look at me like i've sprout a horn when I tell them I LOVE football and have only missed two home games in over eight years really is something else. I know that there are characteristics that we want in a future spouse and then there are those that we would like, a BYU football fan isn't one of them--that is a need. :) I hope this doesn't jinks me to marry a U football fan. I don't know if I could do that!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I really enjoy my singles ward, in many ways it's been the best ward I've ever been in. That being said our bishopric is gungho about getting people married. When I was set apart for my calling as the Dessert Social aka ward prayer cochair I was told to take my calling seriously because marriage would result from it (which I was totally fine with as long as one of them was mine :) I didn't realize how much of a focus dating and marriage really were until I got the minutes from our ward leadership retreat that I was unable to go to. While the minutes had things about new members, how to better increase sunday worship, etc. most of the minutes were devoted to the topic of dating. As I had just recieved a large email from the bishop with dating ideas, the whole dating minutes made me smile because it is so true. My ward doesn't date and it is a frustration that all of us, both males and females, have expressed at different times. The guys worry that if they ask out a girl on a date the girl is going to get the wrong impression and think that he must really like her. Girls because the guys don't date start to think that if a guy asks them out on a date he must really like them and this whole viscious cycle starts over again. With no one ever really moving anywhere. But maybe with the new emphasis on dating that will all change! Though I don't know how I feel about having the RS presidency arrange dates for me...


  • More dating – less hanging out
  • Classes on dating
  • Photo directory access
  • Spotlights
Dating (Task Force – to be assigned)
    • More putt ‘n giggle type of events were strongly supported
    • How do we help those guys that don’t date very much
      • Set ups
      • Rotating dates in the evening
      • Things like Putt n’ Giggle
    • People need to focus on being the right one as well as finding the right one – skills of being the right one are eternal ones
    • Make sure that people who don’t get asked out don’t feel less valued or of less worth; dating is important but number of dates we get asked on has nothing to do with our value as a person
    • Some people feel we need flirting lessons
    • Small group dates led by the RS Presidency will be planned
    • Dating box
    • Helping people make the transition to courtship and out of the group events of the ward
    • Having the right expectations in a relationship and not expecting perfection up front
    • Being in tune with the Spirit and also not becoming too obsessed with dating
    • How to let people know and how do we communicate that we’re ready to date
    • Doing “nice notes” and maybe integrating it into ward prayer; how do we feel more connected?
      • Some discussion of whether or not ward prayer is spiritual enough
      • Maybe have ward prayers in different rooms and then come together
List of Dating Ideas

Go to an arcade, fruit picking at an orchard, Ice and roller skating, Frisbee golf, laser tag, rock climbing, bowling, horseback riding, bon fire, Fly a kite, feed people at homeless shelter, humane society, babysit together, card games, museum, take a hobby class together, archery, carve pumpkins, zoo, sidewalk chalk, cook dinner together, look at baby pictures/yearbooks, plan a party together, set off fireworks, visit caves, rake and play in the leaves, tennis, hiking, church history sites, lights at temple square, bees game, progressive dinner, haunted house, feed ducks, build a snowman, mud football, ride go carts, see a play or concert, motor cross, take pictures together, sledding, picnic, take nieces and nephews to the park, go for hot chocolate, watch the sunset.

Most, if not all of these can be done in a group setting- I am recommending that people actually pair up to do these activities and leave the group setting behind!!

dinner and a movie (At a restaurant and a movie theater)
QuickWits or any play at the Off Broadway Theater
attending the ballet, opera, a concert at Symphony Hall or up at Deer Valley, plays or musical theater
mini golf
hitting balls at the driving range
playing a game of tennis
picnic in the park- followed by a youthful moment or two at the playground
movie or laser show at the planetarium
Thanksgiving point - dinosaur exhibit, movies, walking/picnic in the gardens
Living Aquarium
Music Festivals
Farmer's Market (great place to get some yummy food to make a lunch or dinner together later in the day)
Skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, building a snowman
ice blocking
State Fair
Haunted Houses
take a tour of the state capitol building
laser tag
attending college sporting events
attending semi and professional sporting events
take a drive up the canyon in the fall to see the leaves- pack a snack or dinner to enjoy in the great outdoors
run through the fountain at Gateway
Red Butte Gardens
mountain biking
volunteer somewhere/find a service project to join
corn maze
drive around and look at Christmas lights/Temple Square

I've never been one for casual dates. I guess I don't have the patience for them. But when I'm dating someone, I like to just be with them and do things together. It's like they are my playmate! Museums are good. I think most importantly when it comes to seriously dating and making the decision if you see a future with the person, you need to do activities that bring out different aspects- how is the person (guy) with money management? Can you work with him? So perhaps the two going to the grocery store together to buy smoothie goods, make smoothies and watch a movie would be well rounded. (I love watching movies!)
There's also feeding the ducks, going for a walk, reading children's books at the library. Honestly, for a guy to spend a lot of money on me can be a little disconcerting. Because you know that kind of money won't exist when you are married. And I guess I've always done things low key. There's chocolate factory tours. Any sort of festival is a good idea.
Here's some of my favorites:

Bike riding (on a tandem bike--built for 2) ---to a park, dinner, through cemeteries (it sounds weird, but it was really pretty and fun!)

Culture-theme night (Dutch, Irish, etc.) --dinner, activity, etc. all themed around it
Music night
Marshmallows and hot dogs
The canyon
Ice blocking
Shopping for dinner then cooking it together
A 'multi-date night'--you do a few different activities in one night (ie: dinner, sledding, games, shopping for dessert)
LDS comedy groups (there are a lot at BYU)
Dance in the backyard with old jazz music (Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Buble, etc)---This is not a first date activity
Have a picnic and play some type of game (Frisbee, bochee ball - I don't know how to spell that, throw a football, softball, etc)
Walk to a restaurant and have dinner then walk back (this one would obviously be for people that don't mind being active and are comfortable talking or spending long walks together)
Go to a drive in movie
Go to a Bee's, Jazz, or Blaze game
Find someone that could use some help around their place and spend a night helping them paint, raking leaves, repairing things, etc.
For a quick date take a walk to Wendy's and get frosties, or get shaved ice by Albertson's (or anywhere that has it)
Have a bon fire
Go to a movie, or rent one and watch it at home, dollar theatre is always great
Make dinner together
Go to a play at one of the local theatres
Go to one of the free concerts or pay to go to a concert, there's lots of local ones
Do a movie outside projecting it on a screen

One thing I've learned is once you know someone well and are comfortable with them it doesn't matter what you do just as long as you're doing something with them. At that point this list would be much longer, the hard part is getting to that point. Hopefully some of these ideas help break the ice for some people.

a lot of these would be great for group dates as well.
Get Ice blocks at Smiths, then go to DI, get old funky clothes, and go ice blocking down the hill by the baseball fields. Then go the iceburg and get a shake:)
1-Riding Razor scooters/rollerblades around Utah Lake (I'm sure there places in SLC this can be done.)
2- Hiking Ensign Peak and having a picnic
3- Going to the church history museum
My little sister told me of a date that she went on that I thought was pretty funny. Her date told her to wear clothes that wouldn't matter if they got wet. They handed her some goggles and they went through the car wash laying in the back of a pick up truck. I thought it was a pretty funny idea.

Here are a few of my favorites:

1 - tinfoil dinners up the canyon and a hike or toss frisbee around
2 - dutch oven or BBQ at Antelope Island (toss frisbee, skip rocks, play around on the beach)
3 - watch the sun rise and have breakfast
4 - picnic at a park
5 - trail run, bike, or swim followed by dinner
6 - hiking
7 - cross country skiing
8 - snow shoeing by moonlight
9 - play or concert up at the U
10 - go to the hot springs or sit in a hot tub
11 - go canoeing and have a picnic in the middle of the lake
12 - make a blanket fort and watch a movie
13 - go geocacheing
14 - see a show at the Hansen planetarium
15 - go on a walk
16 - go to Border's, read books, and drink hot chocolate

Date #1 - Go snowboarding at night at Brighton Ski Resort - 2 for 1 on certain nights
Date #2 - Go to Ogden recreational center and surf on the man-made wave for an hour
Date #3 - Go for a hike and have a pack-a-long dessert (something like twinkies while watching the sunset
Date #4 - Go to a play
Date #5 - Get another couple and go to the melting pot for dessert fondue
Date #6 - Go for a drive up the canyon and listen to music
Date #7 - Go to the Bee's game, watch fireworks and have ice cream after
Date #8 - Go rock climbing
Date #9 - Dinner and dessert
Date #10 - pumpkin carving contest - except you carve cantaloupes and put the 'extra' cantaloupe on top of ice cream
Date #11 - Go up to Park City and eat at a nice restaurant and walk up and down main street
Date #12 - concert (there are free concerts downtown or pay $$ and go to a famous one)
Date #13 - Batting Cages
Date #14 - Golfing - or to the driving range
Date #15 - Go to a real soccer game
Date #16 - Go to a football game - College
Date #17 - Get dessert at La Caille and walk around the gardens
Date #18 - Get dinner and go to a comedy club
Date #19 - Hockey Game
Date #20 - Take them waterskiing or wakeboarding

All the comments to this point have been the ones that I received on the e-mails in connection with the lists, which I just cut and pasted. For anonymity sake I did not include the names of who sent them, but I thought the comments also give some insight into the fun people that we really are inside. I really enjoyed all the ideas, and left them as they were with a few of them being duplicates. (Ice blocking must be really popular, I noticed it came up several times, or is it the trying to keep each other from shivering afterward?)

Hear is one that I had never heard of before that was shared with me in conversation.

Her date took her to a fountain (like in a mall, on the street, in front of business etc. where people toss coins) pulled out two rolls of pennies, kept one and gave one to her. Then they took turns making wishes out loud and talking about their wishes. She said the first 5 or 10 went pretty fast, but before you use all 50 of you pennies you have quite the conversation going, and they learned quite a lot about each other.

Thanks everyone for your participation. This was fun to put together! I hope you have just as much fun putting some of them to use and getting to know each other a little better!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Off to another one

I'm off to another bridal shower today--granted this one is for my future sister in law so it's kind of exciting, but isn't there a quote of bridal showers you are required to attend while single?

And doesn't the same thing apply to baby showers and wedding receptions?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

One of those moments

There are times when being single becomes very obvious. Today I checked out my high school class blog. It was fun to see what everybody is up to in the years since we left high school, but as I read their blogs a general theme started appearing--namely marriage and kids. I think I counted only three people of the 30 or so on there that weren't married. I guess that is what happens when you grown up in happy valley. :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Type of Warranties I like

I just got a new headphones set, which already I'm a huge fan of.
There warranty information caught my eye. It reads:
If this product should fail in your lifetime, we will replace it at no charge. If the product is damaged by aggressive music listeners sliding a rail, sliding down the emergency ramp of your aircraft. slammed in your locker, slammed in your car door, run over by a car, running into a wall, getting run out of town, mountain biking, road biking, sky diving, beating your boyfriend unmercifully, getting beat down by the man, blown up in an accidental experimentation with flammable substances, or damaged in any other every day experiences, it means you are living your life the way we want our product used in theres,or any other damaging events, we will replace the product for a 50% discount from retail.

I found it refreshing that they don't take their selves too seriously because life does happen!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Little Shameless Plug

Many of you don't know that both my mom and my dad are author's and with my dad's latest book, 40 Ways to Look at Brigham Young, just out I decided to write up a bit about each book.

40 Way to Look at Brigham Young

" If Brigham Young is not the most maligned individual on the list of the 100 Most Influential Americans, he is certainly the most misunderstood. Although 130 years have passed since his death, much of the confusion that surrounded him in life remains. He continues to be praised by millions as a prophet of God and admired for his contributions in settling the American West, but he is also frequently vilified. Through a series of brief essays that look at the fundamental aspects of a complex man, this unique biography examines both his remarkable life and his accomplishments and separates fact from fantasy. "

Is an incredible look at a very misunderstood man. It has 40 mini essay, usually about 6 pages each ranging from topics such as why he was known as the "Lion of the Lord," to his failed attempts at the Desseret Alphabet. After reading this book, my love and appreciation for Brigham increased a hundred fold. He was the perfect man to bring the Saints west and was truly called by the Lord to be the Prophet following Joseph Smith.

Joseph Smith's America

"The Prophet Joseph Smith was born into a world that was much different from the one we know today. The United States in particular was a "work in progress," endeavoring to establish itself. American populist movements were changing the religious, social, and political landscape, while the blossoming of inventions, literature, and art affected nearly every aspect of life. Joseph Smith was a man of the frontier and a participant in this wonderfully dynamic era. To understand him fully, we need to understand the setting in which his work took place. Joseph Smith's America places us right in the center of that era, showing us through word and picture the world that had been prepared by the hand of the Lord so the Restoration could begin."

If you want a book about Joseph Smith, this is the one. It is an honest and fair look at the Man that WAS chosen to restore the Gospel. The quotes and information chosen are incredible and many of them I had never even heard about before. The book is arranged in such a way that you can read small bits and get not only what was going on in Joseph Smith's life, but what was going on in the world around him that influenced him. The Correlations Dept of the Church, the people that run what the church prints, said that it was the best book they had ever read on Joseph Smith.

View images from the book or test your knowledge of Joseph Smith's life and times at the Joseph Smith's America website

Fun Activities for Latter-day Saint Families

"Do you sometimes scratch your head when wondering what to do for another family night? Think no further! This book contains 24 full activities, complete with stories, projects, and even treats or games that require minimal preparation for lots of family fun, togetherness, and learning."

I know that when many of you hear Family home evening helps you think of corny lessons and stories. This book isn't that. My mom is a big believer that children want to know gospel principles and if taught in a correct way, there is no need to sugar coat them. This book is just that. They are activities you can do as family, and no matter the age, people will enjoy them. The topics range from one on birthdays, to daniel and the lions den. My mom has read used them in church and primary lessons and everybody that has heard them have loved them.

With All Your Heart
"The Hidden Treasure of the Scriptures series brings gems of insight from little-known stories of the scriptures. Many remarkable characters and their experiences found in the standard works are left largely unexamined. Thoughtful authors bring out these jewels and explain how they relate to our lives and give us power in these last days.Hezzekiah was a righteous king who found the truth of the Lord and sought to restore it to his people after the reign of his wicked father. His story brings hope to those who seek to follow the Lord and find peace in His rest."

I have loved the story of Hezekiah from the first days I learned about him in Seminary. A little known figure, but one through his faith turned the tide of Jewish history. This book is a beautiful and personal application of the principle we learn from Him, and gives ideas for how we can better apply those principles in our lives. While it is not a huge book, the insites in are incredibly powerful.

If you are looking for really great books, these would be it.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

I have a feeling

"The birthday hat"

The older I get, the harder birthday's become. You are no longer 12 and able to do nothing on your birthday because real life calls. I thought that I was going to have a hard time turning 26 because all of the sudden I was "old" and it was very obvious that my life wasn't where I expected it to be when I was 20, 21, or even 24. And yet I had a great birthday and instead of feeling apprehensive, I'm actually looking forward to this year and the possibilities it has in store. And who knows maybe my mom will actually be right and 26 will be the age I get married at. :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

It's after Memorial Day!

It's official. I can finally take the fourth of July decorations that have been sitting in my car for the last two months and put them up!

Friday, May 23, 2008

A weekend of extremes

Last night as I was packing boots and snow gear for the trip to Idaho this weekend I was thinking about how it was a polar opposite from the bag I packed last week. I went from flip flops and shorts to long johns and boots. From 100 degree weather to 50 degree weather. Which is the only part of this weekends trip that I am not looking forward to. As I packed I realized that while the type of clothing changed the most important part of the trip, the memories will not. So I am looking forward to another fun filled weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A New Record

I think I could go without seeing the inside of a restaurant for awhile. Over the last week, I've eaten at a restaurant at least once if not twice a day and I am heartily sick of it. I can't say how excited I am to eat dinner group leftovers for lunch today!

Monday, May 19, 2008

St. George

The St. George Gang (Nate, Me, Heather, Jackie, Sandra, Rob, Brad, Lori, Alex, Sarah, Mike)

The hardest part about a vacation is having to come back! Especially after you have spent a weekend relaxing, laying at the pool, staying up late and sleeping in early. I think I could spend all my time traveling.

Highlights from the St. George trip
1. Dance add-on in the pool and the fabulous dance that ensued.
2. Great people that made me laugh.
3. Making new friends
4. Sun and a tan
5. Not answering my phone
6. flirting
7. Staying up way to late (though I found out that I can't do it like I thought I could)
8. Funny oneliners
9. Games, especially enjoyed "hot seat"
10. Realizing that people are constantly watching and to always be your best self

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I feel like i'm in junior high

Yesterday as I was on facebook, I got a message pop up message saying "someone in sandy has a crush on you" click here to find out who it is. For about a microsecond I was flattered and kind of wanted to click on it to find out who it was and then I realized that I am 25 and not in Junior High and that I wasn't going to give into Junior High games. If somebody has a "secret" crush on me, and the only way there were ever going to reveal this was through a website I was definitely not interested. Junior High games are fine and all when you are in Junior High, but you should leave them behind when you leave that stage of your life.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What good is it?

I love my car. It's the perfect car for someone like me who is not very car savvy. I never remember or know how to check my fluids or even where they are under the hood so I can check them. But now I don't have to worry. If there is a problem anywhere, my car lets me know. If I am low on washer fluid it annoyingly displays a message and beeps at me until I take care of it. Up until yesterday, my little reminders had been accurate. If it said I only had four more miles to go before I ran out of gas, I knew I could get to Costco from work. So when I ran out of gas yesterday with supposedly "15" miles of gas left, my faith in my car's ability to tell me what was wrong wanned slightly. I hope that this was a once in a blue moon occurance, because if not I don't know what I am going to do!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I'm Rebelling

I've been hit with a major case of spring fever. I dream daily of summer, warmth, sandals and shorts. Yet somehow the weather doesn't want to cooperate. Yesterday I wore shorts and sandals and it snowed. As I was walking to my car I vowed that I would not let this cold weather beat me. I am rebelling against it and will continue wearing shorts, sandals and no jackets and hoping that if I pretend that it is spring, it will actually happen!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

At least I wasn't wearing a shower cap

Last night as I was covering my plants in anticipation for today's snowstorm, it reminded me of that moment from "Return to Me" when she goes out to cover her plants in her bathrobe and shower cap and then runs into the cute boy. Though no cute boy as I did so--and minus the bathrobe and shower cap.

I felt so domesticated as I covered my plants since I am the first to confess I've never been much of a gardener. I like the benefits of the garden, the fresh vegetables and flowers, but hated the weeding and the all of the dirt getting underneath my finger nails. But this year I decided to turn over a new leaf and try my hand at gardening and see if I have a green thumb! Maybe because I have been anxious for spring for months and am willing to do ANYTHING that makes it feel like spring! As I've gotten my backyard garden ready, I've been pleasantly surprised as to how much I've found I've loved wandering through the garden store and deciding on what flowers and vegetables I would plant. I've now got planters filled with peonies, pansys, tulips, daffodils and one other one which I forgot what it is. I haven't touched my vegetables yet, but considering the snow this week maybe that wasn't such a bad thing.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Pillow Paradise

Yes I have 11 decorative pillows on my bed, and yes 90% of the time they serve as great decoration on my floor! I love my bed and the fact that I made 5 of those 11 pillows! Yesterday, Bryce called my bed "pillow paradise" which I thought was appropriate and maybe too spot on. Then he proceeded to ask if he could either have my bed or if he could sleepover so he could sleep on the bed. I miss being around Bryce and miss the funny sayings that he says.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

I thought I was getting a cupcake

As part of my lunch today I got a cupcake. I took one bit and instead of the cake and frosting I only got frosting. I pulled out my knife to scrap off the frosting and this is what I found. Three inches of frosting. YUCK!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Random Useless Information

I am fascinated with random bits of information. I have a whole bunch of them stored in my head and sometimes they come in handy, but other times people just look at your kind of strangely when you mention something. After seeing becoming Jane last week I was in a very Jane Austen mood and picked up What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew. A most fascinating book of useless information. I've only made it through the C's on the glossary and wanted to share my two new random pieces of information that I learned.
1. Dollies--I've always wondered exactly why Victorian society used them, they were kind of ugly. Dollies have their place under pots of plants but not on furniture. The reason why they were put on furniture was due to the fact that some of the hair products used by men where really greasy or caused their hair to fall out so dollies were placed anywhere a man's head could touch or rest.
2. "Bushel and a Peck" I always thought that was a strange line to be saying to someone in a love song. According to this book a bushel and a peck was a unit of measurement. There were four pecks to a bushel. Which if it is a way to describe how much you love someone isn't all that much, but it does make the lyrics all that more relevant.

I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and a hug around the neck
A hug around the neck and a barrel and a heap
A barrel and a heap and I'm talking in my sleep
About you, about you

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck though you make my heart a wreck
Make my heart a wreck and you make my life a mess
Make my life a mess, yes
A mess of happiness
About you, about you

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo
I love you a bushel and peck
A bushel and peck and it beats me all to heck
Beats me all to heck and I'll never tend the farm
Never tend the farm when I wanna keep my arm
About you, about you

Cause I love you a bushel and a peck
You bet your pretty neck, I do
Doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle, doodle, oodle, oodle oo

Thursday, February 07, 2008

7 February 2008

1. Rainstorms
2. Homemade bread
3. Laundry straight from the dryer.
4. My new chandiler
5 Sugar cookies for breakfast

Out of the habit

It's hard for me to believe that it has been almost two months since I last posted. And I was doing so well (at least for me).

One of my friends blogs does her top 5 things she is grateful for each day. I loved the idea and have been doing in nightly as part of my journal writing and figured if I was to do it as part of my blog it would make me write everyday! :)

6 February 08
1. Real Bacon. I don't eat bacon all that often but when I do I want the real stuff and not some fat free good for me version.
2. Yoga. Though I am still trying to figure out some of the position names.
3. Successful Valentines day treat dropoffs
4. Seeing the Temple busy
5. Finding cool new stuff. Iusedtobelive.com a site where people tell about the funny things that they used to believe in. The Sartorialist a cool blog about what people are wearing.

5 February 08
1. Having the ability and freedom to vote.
2. Not having to wear a coat during lunch.
3. Freeway driving and better gas mileage
4. Having a younger brother who isn't grown up enough to have lost his Childlike wonder for life.
5. Cookie dough

4 February 08
1. The new First Presidency
2. Trying on a smaller size pair of jeans and having them fit!
3. Having our furnace fixed
4. Knowing that we are all in the same boat when it comes to dating
5. Being able to decorate the apt.

3 February 08
1. Being told that I am the best and classiest dresser in the ward- totally vain I know, but Audrey Hepburn is my style icon!
2. Really long sunday naps
3. Incredible sunday meetings
4. Seeing people date
5. 1 inch of snow instead of the expected 10

2 February 08
1. To be taught and have the example of a wonderful man
2. Seeing the 12 all gathered together.
3. Watching the apostle on either side of Elder Wirthlin support him as the casket went by.
4. Having Bryce tell me that he would rather have me sit with him and with my friends. (no wonder he has me wrapped around his finger)
5. Having great friends who share, understand and respect my beliefs.

1 February 08
1. Blue skies and sunshine instead of snow
2. Not getting hurt when I slipped on black ice
3 Finding a parking spot. There is NEVER enough parking.
4. Becoming the "cool" person because i've got tickets for President Hinckley's funeral.
5. Having the boy that scares me in the ward not talk to me.

31 January 08
1. Finally getting the courage to tell someone I am not interested.
2. Dance class
3. No snow
4. Making eye contact with cute boys
5. Watching guys serve willingly

30 January 08
1. Having our next door neighbors give me their covered parking spot.
2. Emails from friends
3. Knowledge of the role of women
4. Friends who call just to make sure everything is ok.
5. My new yellow dishes.