Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First Day of School

Today I had my last first day of school at BYU. I feel it went pretty well so I'll share it with you!

1. This semester will be unique in many ways
a. all of my classes are with the same people (girls have taken classes with for years now so I know all of them and love it!!)
b. all of my classes are in the same room, except for one.
c. Half way through the semester I will be in the schools mon-wed and then going to class Th and Fri

My first class was kind of stressful. We talked about the cohort experience and our application that is due in 2 weeks (oops I was supposed to do that over the summer) and the Praxis exam (o double shoot I was also supposed to do that over the summer).
My second class, social studies, was fun. My teacher is a doll and we had a blast learning about how obese America is and how little food Asia and Africa has.
Then my Science class was interesting.. my teacher has an odd sense of humor. We all went around the room and said what animal we would want to be and she said that 2 girls had unknowingly told us of their desire to have a sex change (apparently they picked a male animal) and then called one girl lazy (she wanted to be a cat) then when we were playing twenty questions she said that we were Satan if we asked questions that weren't yes or no.. or if we said more than yes or no... this class will be interesting.

3. Upon returning to BYU it is expected to see people you know. Yesterday I saw Heather's neighbor Justin as I was walking across the street. I saw a boy in line at the bookstore who used to work at BYUB (I actually saw like 3 people who work there but people usually don't recognize me outside of the office). I also saw a boy from my freshman ward, that was fun! And a girl that went to Aspen Grove to me. And of course all the random people you see and you think "hm.. you look familiar, probably had a class with them at some point!"

So I look forward to a stressful yet fun and exciting last Fall semester at BYU!!!

Monday, August 30, 2010


Woody and I have seen countless blessings since we have been married and many of which have surrounded money.
1. Last fall when I moved back I was looking for a new job to start. I applied for a secretarial job at BYUB and once I was hired my supervisor told me that she already gave the job to three other girls who turned it down (because they got a different job). This job was preserved for me by the Lord as I was able to do to my homework while at work so that after school I could focus on wedding plans. It also has paid very well and I have LOVED this job (even though I sometimes complain)
2. When Woody broke his leg we had ZERO health insurance for him. His expenses after a surgery, three day hospital stay, ambulance ride were pretty high. We were blessed by the Lord then to get financial aid through the hospital and the surgeon's office that reduced our bill to a payable amount.
3. We were both able to receive grants that cover all of our tuition and books expenses
4. I have recently been looking for a new job as my school schedule does not comply with my receptionist job at BYUB. I have applied at numerous places but to no avail. i was planning on Friday being my last day at BYUB my supervisor asked me to come in Monday since she wasn't ready for me to leave. On Monday (today) after I finished my shift I got another job at BYUB!!!! A girl that I know sort of made up a position for me to have and I will be able to make my own schedule and will get paid a whole lot more than I could have imagined (seeing as how I was applying mostly for waitress positions who get paid like 2.30 an hour!!)

I know that Heavenly Father is watching over Woody and I and has taken good care of us since we have been married. Although this trials may not seem that bad on here, but going through all of them has been tough and I am grateful for the Lord that has helped us come out on top at the end.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Bye bye summer

It has come to the saddest point of the year: the End of Summer

I believe that everyone agrees (except my mom who thinks the saddest day of the year is when she has to take down all her Christmas decorations.. I'd say that is a close second in my book)

I sigh as I think about all my warm summer days disappearing. It is just plain sad how cold it gets up here (unless you talk to heather who has no AC). It's pretty cold in the mornings and evenings right now and warm enough during the day to be comfortable in pants. sigh.. if only it'd stay warmer a little bit longer, then i'd be very pleased.

My favorite day of this summer, was a simple one yet wonderful :) I had worked in the morning and when I came home wood and I went on a bun... he rides his bike while I run. Afterwards we got in the pool for a cool off and he taught me the proper way to shoot a basketball... apparently I have no technique at all... or is my lack of technique my technique?? Following basketball we grabbed some lunch at McDonalds (ya.. we really aren't healthy) and then just hung out at home

Good news: Fall is on it's way. I love how the colors change and all of my favorite holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the premier of HARRY POTTER .. decorations are a must for ALL events :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

HarRY PoTteR

When Woody and I first got married we moved into his grandparent's basement apartment up in Alpine. This meant that everyday we had at least 45 minutes to drive to Provo and then another 45 minutes to drive back home. As such we started the habit of listening to books on tape. During this time we listened to the Tennis Shoes Among the Nephites books and also... Harry Potter. It has been a few months now and I am again re-reading Harry Potter. I LOVE HARRY POTTER!! I think that I am partially (completely) obsessed. I started with the third book and I am now on the fifth. Don't worry I will finish them all before school begins therefore I won't have them as distractions. I also love watching the movies and it drives woody bonkers how often I suggest we watch them.. But just so you know I am SO EXCITED for the seventh movieS to come out.. I'm going to the midnight showing.... maybe, I want to but we'll see.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


dear readers,
this blog seems to be broken as it does not show when we update and as such have less readers... BUMMER so i decided to make a new one. You can find it at: woodyandamy.blogspot.com just switch the order of our names! happy blog reading!!!

New Blog!!

Welcome to Woody and my new blog! Our old blog broke :( it no longer showed when we updated so I felt like we were getting less love... SO SAD! Any who enjoy my ramblings on the new blog

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Today has been.. interesting. I woke up first thinking..." what day is it?" (usual question) "O it's Friday....why is my alarm going off?.... What time is it?... Am I supposed to go to work?"..... and then I caught on, "O, wait, it's only Tuesday. And yes time to get up to go to work"
Major Bummer to both realizations

So I get up and I still have nasty breath from the late dinner last night which consisted of some onions... YUCK (don't worry I DID brush my teeth last night). Get ready for work - gurggle some serious mouth wash and head out.
At work: I currently sound like a frog cuz my throat is feeling funny, I've got like head cold feeling in my head and it's pretty chilly in the office.. so I put a blanket over the AC unit, that helped.

The assignment at work today: answer phone calls of old ladys with great ideas for us to film in Washington, page people over the intercom (not my favorite), be surrounded by boxes and boxes, and put stickers on candy bars.. normally one would think then that my desk would smell of delicious chocolate (o that sounds heavenly) but no.. the stickers smell like, uh vinegar?? maybe either way they stink, my hands stink, my desk stinks....

So cheers to a Tuesday that's worse than a Monday, talk about Tuesday blues

Monday, August 2, 2010

Born to be a King/Queen

My good friend Alex Bourne is currently serving a mission in Honduras and in his weekly e-mail he mentioned an article from the Liahona that I would like to share with you. The article is by Bishop Vaughn J Featherstone from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. the first story of the article is this:

Many years ago I heard the story of the son of King Louis XVI of France. King Louis had been taken from his throne and imprisoned. His young son, the prince, was taken by those who dethroned the king. They thought that inasmuch as the king’s son was heir to the throne, if they could destroy him morally, he would never realize the great and grand destiny that life had bestowed upon him.

They took him to a community far away, and there they exposed the lad to every filthy and vile thing that life could offer. They exposed him to foods the richness of which would quickly make him a slave to appetite. They used vile language around him constantly. They exposed him to lewd and lusting women. They exposed him to dishonor and distrust. He was surrounded 24 hours a day by everything that could drag the soul of a man as low as one could slip. For over six months he had this treatment—but not once did the young lad buckle under pressure. Finally, after intensive temptation, they questioned him. Why had he not submitted himself to these things—why had he not partaken? These things would provide pleasure, satisfy his lusts, and were desirable; they were all his. The boy said, “I cannot do what you ask for I was born to be a king.”

I really love this story because all of us are princes and princesses of a King, our Heavenly King. All of us are also constantly introduced to and surrounded with the vile things of the world. But like this prince we too can resist for we are all born to be Kings and Queens. So to all: lift your head up and reply to the world, "I cannot do what you ask for I was bron to be a king!!!"