Tuesday, November 15, 2011

My Goal

So I have been trying off and on to lose about 20 lbs. I have not been successful because I keep getting distracted by life. This week, I have decided to be more dedicated and commit to exercising and eating well. I will be posting my food journal and exercise log here for everyone to see. You may not enjoy it, but if it works, hopefully it will inspire you to live a healthier lifestyle. This is mostly for me.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Breakfast(9:30am): fried egg, ham, and cheese on an english muffin
Snack (11:00am): Banana
Lunch (1:30pm): Backed potato w/ cheese, salsa, sour cream, and green onions
Dinner (6:30pm): Bowl of chicken chili and rye bread

Swam 1hr (2500yds)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Best 3 Years of My Life!

3 years ago today, Andrew & I got married for time and all eternity! I can't believe that it has already been 3 years! Here are some things that we have done since we got married:

- Both graduated w/ a Bachelor's Degree
- Lived in:
Rexburg, ID
Mesquite, NV
St. George, UT
Las Vegas, NV
- Traveled across the country and visited:
Pittsburgh, PA
Washington, DC
New York City, NY
Palmyra, NY
- Andrew started Grad School and will be finishing in August
- Started the Ward Champion Ultimate Frisbee Team

I have been trying to remember how life was before I met Andrew, and I can remember the stuff that I did. At the same time though, I don't remember life without Andrew. Life is so good and I am so happy being with Andrew, that I can't remember how I was happy before he came into my life. I am so glad that I get to be with him forever - for eternity! I am so excited for the many more years and adventures that we are going to have together!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

How was MY weekend?!

This past weekend was the world-wide broadcast of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. President Uchtdorf challenged the members to share spiritual messages with our friends and family through texting and blogging. He mentioned that the question "How was your weekend?" is often answered by telling about the sports events, movies, or social events that we attended. He then encouraged us to share what we learned at Church over the weekend when we are asked how our weekend was. So between my desire to more frequently update my blog and this simple suggestion from this great leader, I have decided that every week I am going to post some gospel nugget that I gained from Church.

Some of my favorite sermons from the General Conference included topics about family, trials, and service. One of the 12 Apostles spoke mostly about his late wife, who he knows he will see again and their love will be even stronger after their time being separated by death. It was also very precious to me to see all of the apostles leaving the Conference center with their beautiful lives. There is something wonderful about seeing our leaders arm-in-arm with the loves of their lives!

Right now I cannot remember who gave the other sermon that I really enjoyed, but it was about enduring through our trials. I love the analogy he gave about climbing a mountain: The hardest part is usually the final climb to the summit, which if we make it to the top, we can enjoy the magnificent view of the valleys and canyons below. Many times our hardest trials and darkest moments are followed by marvelous miracles that we could not have experienced if we do not endure.

I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to hear from the leaders of our Church. They are truly inspired men and they want us to be happy and achieve eternal life. I know that this is Christ's church and that I must always be an instrument in His hand to help His work and glory move forward.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It's Been A While...

So not too much has happened in the last 5 months, hence the lack of blog posts. Here is a little list of some things we have been up to:

- called as 2nd Counselor in Ward Young Women's Presidency
- Joined Las Vegas Masters Swim Team and starting back into competing this weekend
- Thinking about starting a Pie Shoppe

- called as 2nd Counselor in Ward Elder's Quorum Presidency
- in 2nd semester of Grad School (Accounting) @ UNLV, also working as a Graduate Assistant there
- Continues buying stock/investing books
- Starting a 'Tax Business' (if you want your taxes done for cheap, let me know!)

It has been nice to have Sunday dinners with my family every weekend. We also have had visits from some friends from Idaho (Kate & Nate Mower, Jet Arnett), as well as my cousin & her husband. Probably the best thing about living in Las Vegas is it is a wonderful half-way point for many people. So, if you are ever traveling through Las Vegas, give us a holla and we will feed you and show you a good time!