Showing posts from August, 2009


Tafa was good today. I love my treble choir! I cant believe we are already back to singing Christmas songs! But some really good ones were picked this year, so I am super excited. Concert is really fun too, and I might have a few opportunities to try out for a solo or two. I know I wouldn't ever get a solo part, but it will still be a fun experience.
So after lunch today I talked with a non member, who had the BoM as well as the D&C, and had some questions. I was totally excited, and though we only got to talk for a few minutes, we decided to meet together at lunch the next week and talk some more. I was super excited and anxious thinking we might have a possible missionary opportunity here, and Sophie and I talked it over on the way to class and decided how we would talk to her about the church (Sophie gets so excited she has a tendency to jump ahead and then we're both in a pickle that we can't explain).
After my three o' clock class I sat in the study hall, and th…


Last night was another stake dance. Booooooriiiiiiiing. But all my friends were there, so it was fun to hang out with them. Tafa has started. I am in two choirs, and a photoshop class, which I know I am going to love. I am trying to get to know people, but they all belong to some clique or another, so it's pretty hard being apart of a conversation. I am sure they are all excited to see each other since it's only the first week, and it's easy to forget about the new girl, even though I am not that "new", I am unheard of so I am pretty much "new". As you know, english has started too. That is going pretty well. It's not hard... yet... Church is... different... Every time I go to a wednesday night activity it gets harder and harder not to want to just stop coming. Sometimes Kisa isn't there, and then I am the oldest. I love the girls, and I love talking with them and we all get along great but sometimes it's nice to have someone there your age. I…

First morning of seminary

I just keep having to say "2 more years 2 more years 2 more years 2 more years...". Every year on the first morning of seminary I am reminded again that I am not a morning person. I feel so bad for my previous seminary teachers. I was probably the worst student in the class. I have this problem with talking back to teachers? I have no idea where it comes from, but my family is ashamed after they hear the sort of things I have said in seminary. I have gotten in full blown arguments about various, usually stupid, things. But seminary teachers are SO unfair! I can't be the only one to have noticed that. I know that if they had just listened to me, they would have seen the injustice they were inflicting on us poor students forced to go to "cemetery" at 6 in the morning. It's horrible! But this year I promise to be good. We have a sister teaching us this year. Thank goodness! I am starting to think women are more understanding than men.

Mowing the lawn in Tejas

I mowed the lawn today. Do you think breathing in dirt can give your lungs the same effect as smoking?

Number of English Class days left = 35. Number of stress free days left = 0

Today was my first day of Mrs. Lambert's English class. Last year I dreaded her class every week, and I don't think this year will be much different. I jumped one of her classes to catch up with my grade, so I am in a Junior AP class. I. Am. Going. To. Die. If I thought the freshman class was hard, then this is... what's a word that means much more than "hard" or "difficult"? I'm sure I will learn one this year in my super _______ English Class
I have to admit, I think her class is a little better the second time you go. I know exactly what to expect now, which in a way also makes it worse, because you know what your in for, and you also know it's going to be a lot harder. But I also know how the kids are (extremely opinionated, very smart, and they hate Obama's guts), so I know how to get along with them, and I even talked to several of the students today. The class is bigger by about 5 people, which makes a really big difference to me but …

New Ward

Well... the dreaded ward split has happened. Our little ward isn't barren compared to the wards we visited in LA but it is a lot smaller than before. I have lost over half my friends, but we will still see each other I am sure. Today there were only 12 young women, and we all had class together. Apparently that is how it's been for the past two weeks. We're not sure if the YW will split into their separate groups at all. If it does, Kisa and I will be the ONLY laurels! Seminary is so small, all ages will be together in the same class.Nothing much has been going on, just trying to get back into our normal schedules. English (uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) starts on wednesday. TAFA next monday. Thank goodness I don't usually start on the rest of my schoolwork until a few days into September. So totally unrelated to any of this, I have decided when I grow up I am going to move to Switzerland. I read about them online, and learned th…

Man's Best Friend

While we were in CA, Madre talked with Caroline on the phone back home and Caroline relayed something that happened between Scout and David one day. Scout was rather irritable and little Davy came romping around and no one was there to witness it, but he must have stepped on her, or annoyed her in some way, and she nipped him, and growled at him. He wasn't seriously injured. There wasn't any blood. Either way, Madre was very concerned, and I totally understand. She discussed it with Dad and they tried to find another home for her, but in the end Dad had her put to sleep. Yes, I am upset, and a little angry. But I fully understand and agree that it's dangerous to have an irritable half Pitt dog and that another accident could have happened, and that time it might have been a lot worse than some teeth marks. Scout was a very, very strong dog, despite her small frame. She had an incredibly hard jaw and could bite her way through anything, as evidenced by all the chewed up pie…

Pictures in California


Emma's new book title: The Stupid Things Emma and Jenna Have Done.

Well.... Jenna is gone :( We took her to the airport a couple days ago, and NO I did not make a scene like I thought I would. I only teared up a little :)

This entire California trip mostly consisted of swimming, some shopping, and lots of laughter and smiles. We found the biggest and best Forever 21 yet! We had fun transforming my punk rock cousin into a proper little lady, and mostly just walking around in awe.

We went to the beach almost everyday and got our South Padre tans back (yes!). Only bummer is, we never got to go surfing :(

We went to Disneyland, and even got some of those nifty flash passes, but unfortunatley, we never used them. We met a new friend, Abi, who is hilarious. She is very non-girly, and she shook our hands goodbye. We had two chances to spend time with her; At the beach, and also after church on sunday. She was a good buddy :)

We went down to a new tide pooling spot, and collected over 300 sea urchins! There were also tons of star fish, and several sea slugs. I p…