Sunday, January 27, 2008

Beloved Church President, Gordon B. Hinckley, Dies at 97

He was a great leader that taught us the importance of temples. He is now with his beloved wife Majorie that he loved so dearly. I know he is happy.
Some amazing things he did:
  • In calling for 100 temples to be in operation before the end of the year 2000, the Church president committed the Church to a massive temple-building program.
  • President Hinckley was the most traveled president in the Church’s history. His duties took him around the world many times to meet with Latter-day Saints in more than 60 countries.
  • At a general conference of Church members in April 2001, President Hinckley initiated the Perpetual Education Fund — an ambitious program to help young members of the Church (mainly returning missionaries from developing countries) receive higher education and work-related training that they would otherwise likely never receive.
  • Closer to his Salt Lake City home, President Hinckley announced the construction of a new Conference Center in 1996 and dedicated it four years later. Seating 21,000 people, it is believed to be the largest religious and theater auditorium in the world and has become the hub for the Church’s general conference messages to the world, broadcast in 54 languages.
  • His quick wit and humor, combined with an eloquent style at the pulpit, made him one of the most loved of modern Church leaders. A profoundly spiritual man, he had a great fondness for history and often peppered his sermons with stories from the Church’s pioneer past.
Check this website out it has great information.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Friday, January 18, 2008

Rock Stars!!

We love guitar hero! We had a birthday party to celebrate my birthday, my sister Lindseys and my brother Troys. We decided to have a wii party and we rocked!! Dave is definitely addicted to it. I started a band called Hot Chix!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Years: Las Vegas

We were in Las Vegas for New Years and of course we had to go down to the strip to see how crazy it is. We first began the night going to the Rio where this guy was going to jump over 320 feet on his motorcycle. You may have seen it on ESPN. We chose a spot where we could see him go off the jump and then see him land. It was crazy to see him floating in the air and then land his bike safely. After the first jump he decided to do it again..yea we about died...he landed it successful the 2nd time and then called it good. I was glad. I didn't want to see blood and guts everywhere.

So after the jump Sean, me and Dave walked to the strip because they close down all the streets on and around the strip. My parents declined coming with us I was not sure why...but after getting to the strip I realized that they had made the right decision. We were out in front of the Bellagio and there was so many people from the pictures you can see that the streets were full of people. I read in the Las Vegas newspaper that Las Vegas was expecting about 320,000 people coming to the strip. At midnight all the hotels do huge fireworks so it was worth all the drunk, half-naked smoking people around me...If you ever wanna go to Vegas for New Years bring your walking shoes. We walked about 5 miles that night to and from the strip because of all the street closures.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Dancing with the Stars

We got to go to Dancing with the Stars while we were in Las Vegas during New Years. There was actually only three stars touring with the professionals. The stars were Drew Lachey(my favorite), Joey Lawrence, and "Cheetah Girls" Sabrina. The professionals were so amazing I couldn't believe how good they are at dancing. It was a great show and we loved it. One of the best parts of the show was at the beginning when they let some locals do dancing...there was an 80 yr old lady that was just way too funny.

We gave everyone 10's!

Strike a pose!

It was also Dave's Birthday so he had a great day!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Salt Lake City Marathon- Are you in?

(This was at mile 8 or 9 so we were still smiling)

It all began two years ago when my sister was pregnant and somehow she got in her mind that she was going to run a marathon after she had the baby (u know how crazy women are when prego) and of course she couldn't do it alone she had to drag her little sister in the drama...She called me and said you are gonna run a marathon...yea right i said. I have never run more than 2 miles I think in my life! She was a cross country runner, track star etc...need I say more. After much begging from her I finally agreed to doing it. It was one of the best decisions of my life!

I trained for 5 months and it paid off. I was in the best shape of my life. I looked pretty good. And the best part was I got to run it with my best friend.

Present Day
How predictable my sister is pregnant again and she wants to run a marathon...instead of the grueling 26.2 miles we decided to just do a half 13.1 miles and we are inviting all of our families to join. So far we have my entire family doing it and lots of relatives and friends. So join the fun. April 19th, 2008 is your race day! We have running schedules if you need any.