Sunday, January 20, 2008

Week the Second

Dana and I are thuroughly enjoying our three day weekend. Friday night we went out to dinner with Dana's old roomates, Prince (yes, we call him Prince. It's his middle name), Devin and Jordan. First we crashed the used music/media store by the mall, then we went to Outback Steakhouse and feasted. I ordered (among a main dish) their baked sweet potato with butter and brown sugar. Its a favorite. We finished off the night watching some episodes of "Flight of the Conchordes" and "It's Always Sunny in Philidelphia." Then the roomates voted that Dana get the wii out. They all played lego starwars and Super Mario World until 3 in the morning. I slept while they played, so by the time we went home, i was all rested up.

Saturday Morning Dana got up and helped clean the church with one of the sunday-school classes. I slept in until... 12. Then we ate "breakfast" and went to Costco for some shopping with Will and Courtney. After we came home I made some brownies. We got together with Catherine&Blake&Benson, Bethany&Ryan and Erin&John, some friend (and respective spouses/children) from Rhode Island. We had some good visiting, Hawiian haystacks, brownies and icecream, and Balderdash. It was an early night: we left at midnight.

Today we made it to church early (yeah!) and had a great lesson on Lehi's vision of the tree of life. Our teacher pointed out that the great and spacious building had no foundation, like none at all. We elaborated on what that meant about the Pride of the world. This is what I kind of decided: Pride, when you think about it, doesn't make a lot of sense. Thinking that you, just one person with limited skills and talents, know better, or can do more than our Heavenly Father is kind of a dumb concept. We may not always know why He wants us to do what we do, but if we have faith, and take into account that He probably knows better than we do, then we will be better off. We will certainly make more sound decisions this way.

For dinner I made chicken pot pie (yummy!) and now I'm going to make a new cake recipe I found.

I'll let you know later if it was delicious or not.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

And the beat goes on...

Dana and I made it home from Washington without too many difficulties. We stopped in Twin Falls and saw the pretty, frozen Shoshone Falls with all the mist and icicles. We both got sick but are feeling better now.

We also made it through our first week of classes without dying! Dana goes to the Bean Museum everyday and I have a lot of English classes. I'm taking my last semester of Russian (yay!), second half of British Lit, American Folklore, and Writing Poetry.

Recent Favorite Movies: Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tomorrow Never Dies, Enchanted