Saturday, April 11, 2009

Starting Over

Okay guys so...since my past year of college was a little less than amazing i have decided to move into a different apartment complex for myself. I think it's time for me to get some new roommates, and start over. So if anyone has any idea of an apartment complex near BYU that's basically as cheep as they come...but not falling apart...let me know...cuz i really don't even know where to start looking haha. Nothing over $300 a month...i'm going to try to make enough money over the summer so that i don't have to work all year at least. anyway that is all.

Love you all

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

New Fad?

Really though?
what is this new fad with getting tattoos?
and not just little tattoos....HUGE COLORFUL tattoos.
ones that will get all nasty and wrinkly when you get old...
ones that you will hate when you are trying to get a job in the future...
ones that are really just not very attractive...
HUGE FLOWERS on your back?
WORDS on your wrists?
i dunno i'm just feeling like it's much better to spend that money elsewhere
like maybe on your COLLEGE TUITION?
and i have friends who have spent even more money to redo their tattoos when they fade just seems like a waste...
and honestly...tattoos just aren't something i see and that's a great piece of art...
at least i don't think so anyway...

Friday, April 3, 2009


Just thought i'd let everyone know of some exciting news that noteworthy got last night.
The other day we had a gig for BYU Philanthropies...which was a bunch of older people who seemed kind of bored by us...but anyway hah.
So after we sang for them a man comes up to us named Ray. He told us that he LOVED our version of "How Great Thou Art" which we had just sung for them. He said that he was in charge of some big press thing...At the Marriot Hotel that was going to be happening April 21st. It's a big celebration type thing honoring people who have worked for the deseret newspaper and press. He asked if we would be willing to sing "how great thou art" for this big thing, and told us that the person who they'd be honoring is PRESIDENT MONSON. At this point we were all secretly screaming inside...but trying to keep it professional..we said...yes i think we are available that day (HOW COULD WE NOT BE?!). So the man said that he would go to his meeting tuesday and talk to everyone else about it. (after this we all went outside and had a crazy screaming/dancing party in the parking lot hah.)
Well tuesday came and well as wednesday...and we hadn't heard i kinda started thinking that maybe it wasn't going to happen...but then last night at rehearsal Erica came in and had us listen to a voicemail message she'd recieved earlier that day...and yes it was from RAY!!! :)
He told us that they would love for us to sing. and we'll be singing RIGHT after President Monson speaks....AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH :)
We had made it a 10 year noteworthy goal this year to sing for a prophet, and we did it in just ONE year. That is AMAZING :)


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Patience is a Virtue

For A long time now I've been praying and searching and hoping and wishing for answers as to where the heck my life is going...wondering if I'm at the right school, what I'm supposed to major in, if noteworthy is the right thing for me to be doing, what classes to take, and just if I'm doing the things I'm supposed to be doing at the point in my life...and i will admit...patience has NEVER been one of my virtues...although I've been really working on that lately. But there comes a point...after months and months of prayer when i begin to wonder if answers will ever come...or if maybe I'm missing them. Maybe i haven't quite figured out how to understand the promptings that I'm getting...or worse what if I'm doing something wrong? I always have faith that things are going to get better and that i will eventually know what i'm supposed to be doing with my life, but i hate the waiting. I hate feeling like i'm not going anywhere...I want to be doing something worthwhile with my time...I want to have a direction that i'm going in...not just this awkward stage between high school and a career...I want to find those lifelong college friends that everyone seems to be finding except for me...I want to be able to look at my life and say...yeah i like where this is going...
I just wonder if maybe i'm looking in all the wrong places for these answers...or maybe i already have them i just don't see it. Lately my goal has been to just "enjoy the journey" of life and try to be happy...but shouldn't happiness be something that i shouldn't have to work so hard to find? I know that there are always bumps in the road, but there should be smooth patches too right? I'm not saying that my life is all bumps...I do have fun and i do love a lot of great things in my life and I'm SO blessed, but I just wonder when i will actually feel good about what i am doing here and now...and when i will feel content and not feel like I'm just...waiting...for something to happen. Because i keep feeling like something is about to happen...and doesn't.

I just have to say...thank goodness for mothers and their words of mom sent me an e-mail a little bit ago with some quotes...they help me get through the days. and maybe this is my trial for learn patience...why can't i learn it now and be done with it? haha

"When we seek inspiration to help make decisions, the Lord gives gentle promptings.. These require us to think, to exercise faith, to work, to struggle at times, and to act. Seldom does the whole answer to a decisively important matter or complex problem come all at once. More often, it comes a piece at a time, without the end in sight" Elder Richard G Scott, 1989 Ensign

Elder Boyd K Packer - "Sometimes you may struggle with a problem and not get an answer. What could be wrong? It may be that you are not doing anything wrong. It may be that you have not done the right things long enough. Remember, you cannot force spiritual things. Sometime we are confused simply because we won't take no for an answer... put difficult questions in the back of your minds and go about your lives. Ponder and pray quietly and persistently about them.The answer may not come as a lighting bolt. It may come as a little inspiration here and a little there, line upon line..."