School has been hectic, so I guess I’ve been lucky enough to get one post out every month or so. I’ve been having a lot of fun, as I’m sure you could tell from the pictures. I’ll run though them really fast. The first one of Courtney and I was after I taught Gospel Doctrine for the first time. It was awesome! I thought teaching from Isaiah would be really hard but it actually wasn’t too bad. The picture to the right is my apartment, minus Jill, when our ward had FHE with President and Sister Clark. There are a few pictures from the Spirit Week Relay. Our ward had to complete 50 quarter mile laps. Every other ward in the school was there too, the ONE SIDED stadium was packed as well as the NEW TRACK and ASTROTURF field. We placed somewhere between 10th and 15th. It was a cold night, but it was really fun to see all the other crazy signs and outfits from the other wards. Mike came up a few weekends ago. There was a planned ICE CAVES outing on the Saturday, so he was lucky enough to tag along. If you’re wondering what the ice caves are they’re pretty much ice, in caves- self explanatory. There are some tight parts where you actually have to get on your back and slide through. At the end of the cave there is a natural slide about 25 feet long. We played on the slide for a minutes before making the trek back out. Afterwards we enjoyed hotdogs and marshmallows. (There’s a picture of Taylor Heninger sitting on a fatty block of ice, he was just getting near one of the tighter part of the caves.) Last weekend I made a quick trip down to utah. It was an 8 hour car ride so that I could attend a 4 hour concert. We got to Provo a little earl so we were able to stop by Aaron and Stacey’s for a while. It was Mike’s birthdays and as a present we attended the concert (Dashboard Confessional and Brand New). It was really good minus the 100’s of peoples sweat accumulated on my body. I was stiff for a few days after the concert. Our Ultimate Frisbee season is unfortunately over. We lost in overtime. We were ranked 3rd in the school out of 29 teams, not too shabby. But dodgeball season has started, and I’ve been asked to play on a team, so we’ll see how that goes. Halloween festivities have been taking place all weekend. The pictures are from a party we attended Friday night. The Edward Scissorhands costume has been in my head since about April, so it was nice to see it actually happen. There’s another Halloween party tonight, held by one of the many alarm companies here in Rexburg. The best costume wins a FREE CRUISE. They have another competition as well… Whoever can keep their hand on this van for an extended amount of time while eating and drinking will receive FREE TUITION for a year. Some pretty nice prizes are available so I’m going to start getting ready in just a few short minutes. The rest of the pictures are from Saturday night a group of us attended the Haunted Mill. It was over an hours wait (and we BUDGED!) and $8.00 to get in. In the end I can say, it was well worth it. We crawled on our hands and knees through small tunnels and were chased by chainsaws- SO FUN. The house was HUGE!!! I didn’t get a picture of the whole thing but it was a mammoth place. I guess that is pretty much everything in a nutshell over the last few weeks. I just got home from Devotional. Elder David A. Bednar spoke; I wasn’t able to get my hands on any tickets so I ended up watching It in the Taylor Chapel instead. He gave a talk on expansion and gathering places. The Manwaring Center is going to be expanded as well as a New Auditorium next to the Hart Gymnasium. The new auditorium is suppose to seat our entire school. This way, when apostles come to speak we won’t have to watch to via satellite in tons of different locations. He turned over some dirt in the new site and said joked about how hard and frozen the ground was. It has been so cold here. It was 10°F last night. We’ve had a few snow storms but nothing too severe. Next week Elder Oaks is coming to speak, so Friday morning I’ll hopefully be able to snatch some tickets. I haven’t received any packages yet like I previously requested... hint hint.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Well after many requests I have decided to FINALLY make a new post. But don’t think that I haven’t been wanting to post, it’s the fact that I’m in COLLEGE, REMEMBER? I’m either at class, doing homework, a devotional, bridge jumping, grocery shopping, running, cleaning, studying, or attending my church callings before I get to my Blog. Sad, I know… So my two new roommates arrived, Courtney and Jacquie, and they are completely fabulous, I love them so much. So the last few weeks have been full of concerts, bridge jumping, dates, long boarding, ultimate Frisbee games, and parties. We started a team called “The EH Team” pretty much all Canadians minus Courtney, my roommate. Taylor Heninger, Chris Jenson, and John Merrill are some of the Canadians. It’s been fun. APX Alarm systems does a huge party each fall where they give away cash and prizes and have tons of huge events. We went, and it was fun, but really cold. Mike was here a few weeks ago for the weekend. He was in a pizza eating contest and actually won! Angel Moroni got placed on top of the Rexburg Temple. It’s looking really good, it has another year to be completed but it already looks really nice. My Book of Mormon class stood outside in the rain and sang hymns while the Angel was hoisted up. My new FHE group is really fun too; we went skeet shooting a few weeks ago. I was able to go to Provo last weekend for conference, except didn’t actually go to conference. Mike was in the hospital for a few short hours after a football injury. I did some shopping with Stacey during the Priesthood session, I miss you Stace! Dahl is getting HUGE, he’s almost two, crazy. We had some bad hail just the other day, so of course Emily, Courtney and I went for a jog in it. I've got way too many pictures, and not really a lot to say. Now that I'm somewhat up to date with blogging I'm hoping they can be more regular again... so until the next time... I miss you all, SEND PACKAGES!