So upon arriving in Utah, I was greeted by all the men in my family watching the BYU-Utah football game. BYU lost. sad day. Anyway, i had massive amounts of junk food, and games, and AH! it was great! and then my sisters and mom got back, they all got their hair cut. they all look so cute! but then again, they always look cute... oh well. haha. Anyway. On suday we went to church, and that was good, and then we came home, and all of a sudden i was no longer tired. weird, huh? so My brother-in-law and i played a computer game, called Armegatron while the rest of my family took naps. eventually we got all the guys playing this game. its pretty funny. not even like a high-excitement game, just fun. haha. anyway, monday, we went and saw my grandma, and she was perky, and fun, she told us great stories, and it was so fun! then came home, and made dinner, then we had FHE, and that was good, and i consecrated oil for the first time, and that was neat. So then we were going to watch a movie, but we started playing Armegatron again, and that didnt end up happening... pretty sure we played for almost 4 hours. is that sad or what? Anyway, today i slept in and then watched narnia with my younger siblings, and made fun of it with them, that was fun. then i went and played raquetball with all the guys. Didnt win except when i played my little brother, and then the second game of doubles playing with my dad against collin and BJ. Fun! then we had dinner, which was amazing, then we watched a movie-Charade. its a good one. so that brings us to now, and now im going to sleep.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Last night I as able to help perform a priesthood blessing for my friend Anny. I was already at the apartment and Anny was pretty sick from what I can tell. I'm not really sure what it was, but it made her vomit earlier in the day, and was keeping her from moving or talking much. Her Roommates called one of their FHE brothers to come over for the blessing, and he came over soon after. I, being inexperienced in such things, performed the anointing. Their FHE brother sealed the anointing and gave the blessing. It was such an amazing experience! I could feel the spirit so strong whlie he spoke, and he blessed her that she would be able to go to all her classes and keep up with her work. Today, when i went to devotional, I sat with them, and Anny was back to being herself, and said that she felt all better. For my first time ever participating in giving a blessing, I'd say that was a pretty big Faith-builder. I knew the that the priesthood worked, but that was the first time that I had ever put it to use myself.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
ba haha. its RAINING! i brought the Oregon whether with me. not cold enough to snow, but cold enough to be 33 degrees! UGH! its actually pretty funny, cause they usually have snow by halloween. And its almost thanksgiving! and that pretty much puts me out of a job until it starts snowing again... i NEED that snow!
Oreos are my new staple food.
Oreos are my new staple food.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Much could be said about bad sportsmanship as well as bad calls in athletics. It seems that you can always blame the ref for losing a game. In ultimate frisbee, there is no such accusation. There are no Refs. Not even on the international level. Its in the spirit of the game. You call your own fowls. Everything is called by the players. And only those who are involved can call anything. It is for this reason, that sometimes a player or players can change the outcome of a game by calling fouls left and right. Such a thing happened today. In most cases I wouldn't care. However, it is because of this that my team the Vikings, have lost there seat in the Ultimate Frisbee playoffs. Am I bitter? maybe a little bit. This is the first time that I have lost a game in which I dont feel Defeated. I feel robbed. I try to be a good sport about everything and shake things off quickly, and I usually succeed. However, its so much more than the game, its the team. I dont feel bad for myself. I feel bad for my team. We developed a bond that few other teams have. That Bond has kept us together and made us successful. Last night we beat the first team we lost to by an emabarassing margin. 13-4. Stomped them. The Vikings came together. We were tight. Like unto a dish. So is it really over? NO! I love these guys. We will all forever be the Vikings, brothers. No matter what happens to us in the futute, we will all belong to that brotherhood. We are FOREVER VIKINGS! FOREVER ULTIMATE!!!! TO- THE- FRISBEE!!!!!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
OK. this is my amazing 5k team. And yes, that really is the magic school bus, and yes, that really is a shopping cart.
this was supposed to be our "serious" photo... you can see how well that turned out.
ok almost all the girls here are related. Nicole Hess is on the far left, then next to her is Kayla, then Maranda, and on my other side is chelsea. They are all richardsons. It continues to Emily, then to a girl whom i have never met until that night, and then Richard, and his friend.
This was us at the beginning of the race. Maranda, the one in front, with the awesome hair and kinda scary eyebrows is the injured one, who we pushed in the shopping cart for the whole race. and guess what? we PASSED people. not that many people, but we didnt come in last, and we did the whole thing in under 35 minutes. 'Cha think of that?
This is what our costume looked like before it all happened. It was pretty. I did the outline for the "The" on the side there... mmhmm.
Anyway, after a somewhat embarassing start, and a realization that it was going to be one hard race, since half of it was uphill, i finally sucked it up, took my spot pushing the cart, and ran. it was so much fun! I got to know everyone better, and we sang, and it sounded horrible, but it was still awesome, cause we were singing, not complaining. Anyway, we Won the costume contest, and now we all get free t shirts that say "midnight 5k" on them. its going to be sweet. After this night, I realized that I had two ultimate frisbee games the next day. one at 10 and one at 2. We lost the first game to a team we have stomped before, by 2, but then we got our act together, and beat the second team by about 8 points. Needless to say, I ran myself ragged, and paid for it dearly the next day. Stairs became my mortal enemy. Walking uphill became my worst fear. being sore in every muscle in my body is not fun. But, it was so worth it. mmhmm, yep it was! Oh! and I got 2 new bruises that would put a dancer's bruises to shame. I got cleated hard on my foot.... had to loosen up all the laces on my left shoe just so i could walk. good stuff! and my right forearm looks funny, what with all the whiteness and a big, ugly blue spot in the middle of it... from a frisbee flying faster than a speeding bullet... from like 5 feet away. Anyway, that was the weekend!