Thursday, September 13, 2007


I went to my first New Zealand prep class. I learned a lot about the program and I'm totally psyched. I met some really cool people and I volunteered to be in charge of the service committee. I'll get to work with a man who lives in NZ right now in order to figure out what he thinks the service needs are. We get to choose if we want to go to Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Samoa, or Austrailia after the programs done. It's only about $200 to fly to any of those places from NZ so I figured I better do it.
I'm in California with Kameron's family right now. It has been really fun. Saturday we went to the BYU vs. UCLA game, Monday and Tuesday we went to Disneyland and today to the beach. Vacation is the life. I've been doing some homework to make sure I don't get behind, considering I'm missing a week of school.

Okay, so the results of my poll:


Russell, we are all trying to figure out how you did it? I thought for SURE I would win considering I'm mom and dad's favorite. Dad said he didn't vote and I bet mom voted for Caleb because he doesn't have a significant other to vote for him. I guess Betsy is the winner. She is everyone's favorite sibling. I know Sarah voted for her because she saw that her name was colored a little lighter than the rest of us and she thought that meant Betsy didn't have any votes. Sarah wanted to make sure Betsy got at least one vote. Little did she know that a light colored name meant Betsy was blowing everyone out of the water. I guess if Russ is the only one smart enough to figure out how to vote multiple times than his wife deserves to win. Sorry everyone. From the moment I sucked Betsy's big toe she has been my favorite sibling.

I AM PECULIAR (this is a permanent post. If you have already read it, scroll down to see my latest)

Those of you who read my blog could probably make a list of all the reasons that you think I am a bit peculiar. No worries, I would be the first to shout an amen to everything you could think of. I know I’m peculiar; but let me tell you the number one thing on my list that I think makes me a peculiar person.

I know where I come from, why I am here and where I am going. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of you will know me as a “Mormon” although that is just a nickname. The word ‘Saint’ just means ‘member’ in this context. I believe in God the Eternal Father, that I am a daughter of God, and that He loves me and wants me to be happy. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ who lived a perfect life, atoned for my sins, died and was resurrected all that I might enjoy the blessing of being forgiven of my sins, and having my body and spirit reunited after death. I know that just as God called prophets in the Old and New Testament times that He has in fact called a prophet to lead and guide us today. I believe that families can live together for eternity; death does not have to be the end of our relationships with the ones we love. Some of you may wonder how on earth I can know these things. As I learn more and more from the Bible and other scriptures and actually live what I learn I see the promises the Lord has made being fulfilled in my life, and I feel the Holy Spirit bear witness that these things are true.

I know, I’m peculiar, but thankfully there are over 13 million other peculiar members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with each year that number grows. I feel so much joy and happiness in my life because of this knowledge. If you want to know more depth about anything I have said that makes me peculiar, visit This website explains in detail much of what I have just professed to believe and more.