Sunday, March 28, 2010

Announcing the Next Democratic Candidate in Utah!

I live in Utah. It's not a big surprise that Republicans abound here. We do have our fair share of Democrats though, but apparently not enough. I got home from work a few weeks ago and there was a message on the machine. I listened to it. I couldn't believe what I just heard. I had to listen to it again to make sure I had heard it correctly. I had. It was the Utah Democratic Party inviting yours truly to run for office this year. Apparently they are so hard up for candidates that I look like their best bet and I'm a registered Republican. Go figure. Better luck next year in Utah Dems.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Seven Years and Counting . . .

It was seven years ago tomorrow that I married the love of my life. It's been better than I could have hoped for and there are still many more great years ahead. I still remember the feeling of comfort that came over me in the temple as Tim and I sat next to each other right before we were to sealed for time and all eternity. I will never forget that feeling. We were in the right place, at the right time and nothing could stop us, not even a water main break.

That's right, a water main break. I got a call from the temple on Friday. They said that there had been a water main break at the temple and it was closed. Uh, really? "What does that mean?", I asked. Basically, they said we had three choices. We could wait a week and get married in the Washington Temple when the break was fixed. Not an option. We had plane tickets to Florida. I was not spending my honeymoon in separate rooms. We could head down to North Carolina and get married in the temple there. Again, not an option. We didn't have a marriage license for North Carolina. Last option, we could get married in the Washington Temple as planned, but our parents would be the only ones allowed in with us. We were breaking the fire code to do it, but what else were we supposed to do. I spent the afternoon calling all the people we had invited to join us in the temple to tell them not to come.

While it was kind of crazy to think this was how we were going to start our married life, it was the most amazing experience. The temple was so quiet. We were pretty much the only ones there. Lights would be turned on as we entered a room and then turned off as soon as we left. There was such a feeling of peace, more so than any other time I have been to the temple. I could not have asked for a more memorable experience at the temple.
I love you, Tim and can't wait until I can say we've had another seven years together!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

The Tetris Incident

So, my mom is crazy. She gets way too into video games and computer stuff. Just recently she joined Facebook and got into Farmville. I was checking my facebook before I went to bed the other night and noticed that she had posted something about farmville. I checked the time. It was at close to midnight her time. I commented that she better be careful or it might turn into another "tetris incident".

The "tetris incident" is as follows. After I came home from my mission, my mom and I were the only ones living in the house. We did lots of fun things together. One of those things was have Family Home Evening. Often, we would invite a friend who was doing an internship in DC. We'd have FHE with an activity afterwards. Sometimes we would play ping pong downstairs or a board game at the table. But most times we would play tetris. Now I know that tetris is addicting, but my mom took it to a whole new level. We would all play together for about an hour or so then I would take our friend home at about 9:00pm. Sometimes we would stay at his house and chat a little bit so I wouldn't get home until 10:30 or 11:00. When I got home, my mom would still be playing tetris. I'd head off to bed. My mom and I usually wouldn't see each other until late morning the next day when I got home from school. She would confess to me that she had stayed up until like 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning playing tetris. She would play other nights as well after I had gone to bed just as late as the previous night. CRAZY!

After a month or so of this, my mom says to me, "We need to stop playing tetris. I can't sleep at night. All I see is little tetris pieces falling in front of my eyes." "WE need to stop playing tetris? Sorry mom, you're the crazy one that can't stop playing to save your life." To save her from her addiction, I had to pack up the game and take it to work with me.

So, if you're my mom's friend on Facebook, please DON'T feed her addiciton to Farmville too much. It will get out of hand very quickly. Love you mom!!!! Oh, and don't look too closely at the tetris picture or you may start playing again. I don't think Bill could handle it.