Sunday, August 30, 2009


I love:

morning hikes
hearty breakfasts
farmer's markets
fresh vegetables
community events
music and dancing
old friends
new friends
pizza and salad
late-night conversations


Monday, August 24, 2009

This I Believe

Reach Outward

"To find real happiness, we must seek for it in a focus outside ourselves. No one has learned the meaning of living until he has surrendered his ego to the service of his fellow man. Service to others is akin to duty, the fulfillment of which brings true joy."

- President Thomas S. Monson

UVU commencement exercises, 1 May 2009


"Do you want capability, safety, and security in dating and romance, in married life and eternity? Be a true disciple of Jesus. Be a genuine, committed, word-and-deed Latter-day Saint. Believe that your faith has everything to do with your romance, because it does. You separate dating from discipleship at your peril. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, is the only lamp by which you can successfully see the path of love and happiness. How should I love thee? As He does, for that way 'never faileth.'"

- Elder Jeffery R. Holland

New Era, Oct 2003, 4

Saturday, August 22, 2009

a bit of wisdom

If you can smile when things go wrong,
And say it doesn't matter,
If you can laugh off cares and woe,
And trouble makes you fatter,
If you can keep a cheerful face
When all around are blue,
Then have your head examined, bud,
There's something wrong with you.
For one thing I've arrived at:
There are no ands and buts,
A guy that's grinning all the time
Must be completely nuts.
-Boyd K. Packer-