Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring Break was so fun!! Two of my friends and I decided that we were going to go to Zions National Park and go on a few hikes. Sweet!! Let's go.. We got together before leaving and was finalizing our plans on going. We decided we would also go to St. George since my one friend has a brother who lives there. Yeah lets go, I have never been to St. George ever! That was the plan, Zions in the morning, St. George in the evening. We were going to leave Thursday night at 11 when my friend (Mike) got off work. That is not what happened, we had planned to leave 6 am Friday morning. That didn't happen either, Suzanne wasn't ready and by the time we left Logan it was 6:45 am. Suzanne didn't want anyone to drive her car and it wasn't quite working right, I couldn't drive my car because it needs some work done to it and Mike didn't want anyone to drive his car either. So I called my friend Deb and asked her if I could borrow her car for the weekend and I would switch her cars. I told her the plan to where we were going because I thought that would be the polite thing to do.

I forgot that I had told Suzannes sister she could borrow my car when I left for our trip. When I called Tammy to tell her that I forgot, I knew she was mad at me. It seriously was an honest mistake. I didn't do it on purpose. I didn't know what to do. So I had texted my friend Mark and asked him for some advice. He said the perfect thing (as he always does) and I felt better about it and went fast asleep. He had told me that if Tammy needed a ride to work, he would be glad to take her. That she needed to call him and let him know. I forwarded the message to Tammy and it worked out great.

Zions National Park...

Mike has never been to Zions, so that was a fun journey. We first started on this moderate to easy hike. Start to finish it was supposed to take us an hour. It took us 3 hours to finish. I believe it took us 15 min to get down.. I haven't been on a hike in more than a year and I have a fear of heights plus taking tons of pictures makes the adventure a little more fun.

St. George....

While we were in St. George, I was thinking we should do something. We did, sort of.. We had dinner with Suzanne's dad, Bonnie (dad's fiance), Duane (Suzannes brother), his wife and little girl. It was nice talking and having fun with them. After dinner, we were sitting around the apartment and talking about what our plans were when I started to get text messages from my friend Mark. We were talking back and forth and 'Dad' was getting a little irritated by the ring, I suppose. He told me to shut of the phone. It kind of made me chuckle but I then turned it to silent.. Suzanne was saying that we were going to go to Vegas on Saturday. Sweet, I have family there, let's go..


We got to Vegas about noon on Saturday. It was nice to be out of Logan, plus the weather was nice. I believe the weather in Vegas was in the 70s. We parked the car at the Monte Cristo hotel and walked the strip. By the day was finished, my feet hurt for two days.. don't get me wrong, it was nice to know that I walked so far but I am not sure if I wore the right shoes. There were places we all wanted to see, unfortunetly we didn't get to see them all. We saw the water show at the Bellagio, saw the gardens in the Bellagio, went to M&M World, Cocoa Cola, spent a lot of time in Ceasers Palace and saw a show. We walked forever. It was 10:30pm when we decided it was time to go. We were thinking but not really when we decided that we should just get a hotel room in Vegas before driving back home. Yeah not likely. The Mountain West Confrenece was in Vegas, so nobody had any rooms available. We drove everywhere looking for a room. Mesquite, NV didn't have space!! I decided we would just drive home that night. I was getting tired though and Suzanne and Mike were off and on sleeping. I pulled off in St. George and found a Motel 6 for $50. We stayed there and woke up an hour before check out.


I was a little happy to be back in Logan. The parts I didn't tell you were the reason why I was glad to be home. The weather, high 60s, is wonderful here. I enjoy knowing I can wear shorts without freezing my butt..

I will make sure to post pictures of my trip soon. My computer is a little broken right now, but hopefully I will be able to get it fixed.

Friday, March 6, 2009

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Monday, March 2, 2009

the BIG decision

Recently I have decided to attend a family ward. I have been thinking about attending one for about a year and since I lived right across the street from one, I thought I should at least try it and see if I like it. My reasoning for attending a family ward is this.. I have been in the same singles ward for almost 7 years! 7 years of drama, stupidity, people who hate you because you are different and many more reasons. I wasn't sure if I would like a family ward because of the family wards I have attended when I was growing up. I just didn't feel like I belonged and sacrament was always noisy. I have been attending the 25th ward and I really like it. It is a family ward and there are a lot of 'grandparents' in the ward. It is such a loving and caring ward. I sit in the back with Sister and Brother Smith. They are seriously the cutest grandparents ever!

I have noticed that the young couples always sit in the front and the older people sit in the back. I like the back and I asked the Smith's why that was. Sister Smith told me that she sits in the back because she feels that her oxygen makes a lot of noise. I sit next to her and I don't think it does. She also said that the younger families need to be in the pews with their kids so the 'grandparents' sit in the back to give them the space. Well how about that, I found a ward that the people care about others in their ward and not just themselves.

I do get annoyed sometimes with this one family that sits in the back. If you know my mom, you would understand where I am coming from. There is one family where the father is one of the counselors so the wife sits with her children in the back. They always sit in front of me, I don't get it. The youngest can't be younger than 5 and there are 2 girls and 2 boys. The boys are old enough to pass the sacrament and the girls are maybe 5 and 7. I am not sure how old but old enough to know what is wrong and right. The mom brings toys and candy for them every week. I don't get it, seriously. If it were my mom, we would sit in our seats and pay attention. When the prayer is being said, we would have our arms folded and head bowed. These girls are playing barbie and talking during the prayer. They are cute but not that cute.

I think all wards have some fault in them but I know that if I stayed in the Singles Ward I was in, I would go crazy. There really is too much drama in the previous ward I was in. I didn't fit in with the older crowd and the younger crowd, I have a few people that don't like me for some stupid dumb reason and I just felt like a fly on the wall.