Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
1. Put your iTunes/playlist on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer
.3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
What is your motto?"The Grey Havens"
What do your friends think of you?"You're not Alone"
What do you think about very often?"Will and Elizabeth"
What is 2+2?"Long Way Too Happy"
"What do you think of your best friend?"Before He Cheats”
What do you think of the person you like?"Infatuation"
"What is your life story?"You Be Illin'"
"What do you want to be when you grow up?"The Black Gate Opens"
"What do you think when you see the person you like?"King Of Rock”
What do your parents think of you?"Inseparable"
What will you dance to at your wedding?"Ring My Bells"
What will they play at your funeral?"Can't Take It"
What is your hobby/interest?"To Pirates Cave!"
What is your biggest secret?"The Second Coming"
What do you think of your friends?"When Love and Hate Collide"
What’s the worst thing that could happen?"Armageddon It"
How will you die?"Chasing Cars"
What is the one thing you regret?"Forgotten"
What makes you laugh?"Specialty"
What makes you cry?"Go Back"
Will you ever get married?"Rhapsody in BLue"
What scares you the most?"Twilight and Shadow"
Does anyone like you?"In The End"
If you could go back in time, what would you change?"Bringin' On The Heart Break"
What hurts right now?"Yoda"
What will you post this as?"It Ends Tonight"
That was fun. (There is also a post under this one)
Anyway, I am going to be taking A hour World History and my Grandpa Standage is giving me $150 to pay for it. Thx Grandpa! I will work for him for that money like I do with my Grandpa Hooper :).
On Monday I made a Hydrogen/Oxygen bomb in science (it was hydrogen and oxygen in a balloon). We taped it to a wall outside and burned a fuse of tape. When it blew up it was so loud. People fom across the school could here it. If you ever want to see it go off, I can send it to you form my phone.
Wednesday and Thursday are my final days. Today I have a final in math and tommorow I will have finals in Science. The rest of my finals I did yesterday.
Well there isn't much to talk about so see ya!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
As we try to make our fire, one of the leaders sons came and basically turned into the scout master. He was showing us how to make fire with flint and steel (all of us know how do this from 11 year old scouts so this was irritating). For about 15 minutes we are watching try to light this nest of grass and me and another kid were just like, Hey! we have matches and 6 brand new lighters for a reason. Lets use them? After the leaders son went to go and get more grass. There rest of my troop builds a Tee pee and uses matches to get the fire going before he got back. I felt bad for doing that but seriously we have had this lesson all the time, we just wanna eat lol.
The burgers were delicious (cooked by my dad). After the burgers we kind of went to bed cuz we were cold and we talked and laughed for a while before falling asleep (of course i fall asleep first).
In the morning we got camp packed up, ate breakfast, and went on a hike. The hike was actually fun. We hiked for like a 1mile and decided to turn around. Before turning around we ate lunch by this really cool tree. The branches on the tree formed a staircase so me and another kid from my troop, Tyrel, climbed to the very top. We had this awesome view of the valley.
On they way home on this 9 mile down hill dirt road, our car breaks start smoking and we had to stop to cool them off for about 20 minutes. Tyrel had to go to the bathroom so bad and he forgot toilet paper so he wiped with sticks lol. If you want to hear the whole car story feel free to talk with my dad.
Well I have to get ready for church. Cya!
Friday, December 12, 2008
Final are next week :/.
I am going camping today at 4 peaks. Im excited to go. Its been since like July that I have gone camping with my troop. We will go on a hike and play capture the flag all night long :).
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday just me and Connor came to our normal ward. Everyone else went to Grandpa's ward.
It was weird being at church without the entire family but in a way it was kind of fun. At about 1:40 I see grandpa and he comes toward me and says "Ales has puked 7 times". I was like are you kidding me? After church me and connor came home and maybe some sandwiches and sat down to watch the Cardinals play and checked on alex who felt miserable. Woohoo!! NFC West division champs!!! The score was 10-31 and the Cards win!
Gotta go. Cya
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Me and my dad got really cool looking wool blankets for our kapotes we are making in scouts or our Rendezvous campout.
..I'm going to the counselor today to see if i can take A hour World History since I dropped it so I could take Seminary. I'm hoping I can jump in and get 2nd semester out of the way and take the 1st semester class online in the summer.
I Am also very excited for my campout at 4 peaks next Friday.
Well there's not too much going on so..
Sunday, November 30, 2008
It was a lot of fun and am so excited for Christmas this year.
On Sunday I had to give a talk. It was definitely my best talk yet. I sounded smooth and looked up at everyone. Here is my talk if anyone would like to read it. :)
My name is Jonathan Hooper and I have been asked to talk about the Spiritual Development requirement in Duty to God. There are 12 different goals in this requirement and I will only be talking about 3.
One of my favorite goals out of all 12 is collecting a dozen quick meals that can be used on my mission. I love to cook. A lot of the time I will be peeking over my mom’s shoulder when she is cooking dinner to pick up a helpful tip. Before my mission I would like to learn how to cook Sour Klopse. Sour Klopse is a German dish with meatballs and potatoes that my grandma makes every now and then. It is a very delicious but kind of a tricky meal. On my mission I am sure that I am not always going to be fed lunch or dinner and macaroni and cheese or spaghettios get really old really fast. I need to be prepared with quick and easy meals. By the time I have completed this goal, I will have 12 meals that I can easily cook in a short amount of time.
Another goal is to regularly add to my mission fund. Missions are not cheap and it is up to me to plan and save for my mission. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money all the time, but a little bit at a time can add up over time. I have noticed that when I pay for my clothes or things I want by myself I end up taking better care of them. Especially if I worked hard to earn that money, I don’t want to see it go to waste. Paying for a mission by myself as much as possible will help me to be a better and more dedicated missionary.
Last but not least, memorizing the articles of faith. Almost any question that a person can ask about our church can be answered by one of the articles of faith. My favorite article of faith is We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. It says as long as a repent of all my sins and obey the commandments and laws of the land, I will be saved at the last day. Joseph Smith was inspired when he wrote the articles of faith and I know that they are true. I am trying to memorize them so I can use them on my mission to help people that are seeking answers about our church.
The spiritual development requirement is, in my opinion, the most important requirement in the Duty to God program. It has definitely strengthened my testimony and has helped me understand my priesthood duties more fully. I know by completing this requirement it will help me become a better young man, and a stronger member of the church.
Friday, November 28, 2008
After a few bumps and bruises I get ready to go to my Aunt Jenny's house. The food was ok but the potatoes were nasty (fake of course). After dinner I decided to get away from the family and play pool with my dad down stairs. I got my butt kicked by the way. The the family meeting woohoo! Lol I'll let my mom or dad tell this story.
After this we went to Grandpa Hooper's and watched Hancock with lots of sound/picture problems.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
After all this I called up my grandpa Hooper to see if he had any work needed to be done so I can make 40 bucks :). He did as always which to yesterday was cleaning around the pool. I didnt think this would be to hard. I look at the pool and there are leaves all over. It took me 2 hours to clean it all up with about 6 loads of the vacuum (the really heavy duty outside vacuum for dirt and leaves). After that grandpa had me mow the backyard which is really easy cuz its so small.
40 bucks is now in my pocket.
Me and my dad go to the mall to shop for me. I bought 2 shirts from Aeropostale then from Hollister. My total was $70. It was actually a lot of fun. We were there for like an hour then we went to Serrano's. We split the Special Quesadilla thing. It was really good and really cheap.
Following that we went to target for some dividers for binders for the Teacher's quorum presidency and I really wanted a new game for xbox and I bought Gears of War 2.
My Saturday was pretty fun.
Im so excited for 24 and the football game; NY Giants @ AZ Cardinals 2:15pm Sunday
Friday, November 21, 2008
I gotta go to school cya!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
My mom is always saying I need to post something new so... I will....eventually.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well I would wright moer but I have to hurry off to the bus. Cya!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Well there you have it! That was pretty much my Halloween weekend. Srry it too me so long to post pics.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I went with Kimberly and Lexie. It was a lot of fun. We got tons of full size candy bars too. I don't think I have ever gotten so much candy. I am also afraid to eat it cuz I don't wanna get chunky lol. At 8:30 we left for Lexie's house for her Fear Factor party. We did lots of crazy things. It too was a ton of fun. (Lexie's blog has all the cool pictures of that. Btw, I'm a wimp.)
Saturday morning we got packed for Heber. We left around 10:45 and arrived about 2ish. First thing I dad was hop on my grandma standages automatic quad. I love her quad! I am very comfortable with it and no what I can and can't do on it. I was going really fast down the gravel road to her land; it's a blast. Started getting darker and colder so we needed a fire so we could stay warm. We go searching for wood and we had tons of wood to carry back, it would take forever to carry it. I come up with an idea to strap the wood down on the quads with bungie cords and haul it down to the fire.
This worked really well. my dad and I took both quads and gathered a lot of thick pieces of wood to burn. This as well was a ton of fun! We got Our fire going and I basically drove the quad all night long with the lights on with my Connor and Alex aboard.
We had steak for dinner and then my grandparents left. We all climbed into the trailer and went to bed except for me my mom and dad. We played Phase 10 for about an hour. It is a lot fun. There are ten different phases you have to complete to move on to the next round. The first phase is like you have to have 2 sets of 3 cards. The rest of the phases get a lot harder.
We woke up in the morning and had breakfast then went on a short hike. The hike was kind of boring but the little ones liked it. My dad did his normal nature pictures which I am sure he'll post on his blog when he has the time.
We left around 2 and got home at about 5. It was a lot of fun and am excited to go back later in the winter when it snows since we have our sledding hill all planned out.
Have a great week!!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
My last practice was today. Honestly, I was so glad! Football is definitely a ot of fun but its been a little too mch lately. I am gettinghome when its pitch black and I have been forgetting to do my homework (I still have good grades though). We have been practicing for the biggest game of our freshman career. We are playing Fremont. Shepherd and Fremont extremely dislike each other and try to beat each ther at everything. We have beat fremont for 4 years now. One my coaches lost to fremont playing for Shepherd and he said he still hears the story of their lost to this day. So basically this is a must win game. It will be "TODAY" at Red Mountain High School, 6:00pm.
Since football is over I plan to start spend a lot more time practicing my violin. I absolutely love playing my violin, especially hymns. Whenever I play church hymns I just want to keep playing more. I want to get a scholarship through my violin also. Anyway, I have Regional tryouts in January and I really really want to make so I will be practicing my butt off. I mainly want to make it in for my Grandma. She has worked really hard to help me develop my violin talent and this is the way I want to thank her.
Well have a great rest of the week!!!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
The Teacher's Quorum is in charge of a bean bag toss for the trunk or treat for my ward this Friday. So for mutual we went over to one of my leader's houses and made the booth. It is just a square board with a big orange pumpkin painted on it. Its eyes, nose, and mouth are the holes where the bean bags will be thrown. I think it should be fun for the little kids :).
4 MORE PRACTICES TILL FOOTBALL SEASON IS OVER! Yea I am a little excited cuz I never have to time to do anything else, but football. We our last game is Wednesday versus our huge rival, Fremont.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Shia Labeouf reteams with 'Disturbia' director D.J. Caruso playing a young slacker whose twin brother has died mysteriously. Rachel (Monaghan) finds that her child is missing, and soon the two strangers realize that they have been framed as terrorists. Forced to become members of a cell that has plans to carry out a political assassination, they must work together to extricate themselves while being led by a mysterious voice. -
Thursday, October 16, 2008
The B game is TODAY sorry for the late notice, but it is today at 4pm at Poston Jr. High. If you can come this is the game that you are going to want to see since I will be playing basically the entire game and I will be kicking field goals, punting, offensive line, and linebacker. It should be a fun game and this is how we get revenge for Poston beating us 6 - 14. Well HOPE to see you there.
Have a good day!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
GOOD JOB CARDINALS!!
They are 4 - 2 now.
Well that was my Saturday. Have a good week!
*There is "B" football game this week on Thursday. I will be playing a lot in it. If you can come, this will definitely be a game you'd want to come to. (I will post more about it when I know more lol)
Thursday, October 9, 2008
What is your salad dressing of choice? RANCH
What is your favorite sit- down restaurant? Matta's
What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? steak
What are your pizza toppings of choice? pepperoni of course
What do you like to put on your toast? strawberry jelly
* TECHNOLOGY *
What is your wallpaper on your computer? flames
How many televisions are in your house? 3
What color cell phone do you have? maroon
Are you right or left handed? Left
Have you ever had anything removed from your body? teeth
What is the last heavy item you lifted? table
Have you ever been knocked unconscious? for a few seconds
* BULL CRAPOLOGY*
If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? definitely not
Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $ 1000? YES
Last time you had a run- in with the cops? at a scout activity
What did you want to be when you grow/grew up? pediatrician
Last person you talked to on the phone ? my mom
Last person you hugged? hug
Holiday? Halloween, Christmas, New Years
Day of the week? wednesday
Pass this on to atleast 3 people!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
It's my B-DAY! I am now 15. It should be a great day. I've already gotten a bunch of texts telling me happy birthday and its only 7:00 in the morning. Today will also be cool cuz it is early release and we get out at 1:40, but I still gotta go to football till 4:40. And I just got my first present of the day and it was a new under armor. I really needed a new one cuz the one i got now is wearing out.
Well talk to ya later!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
My mom tagged me.
And the only person to tag now is Lexie.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
The party was a lot of fun. Only downfall was that I was sick and everyones Cologne/perfume made it hard for me to breathe lol.
The football game was a slaughter lol. We won 56 - 18. We scored 75% of the points in the 1st quarter lol. I even played a ton too. They had a guy # 68 i swear was like 300 pounds, you could see his fat just flopping and hanging out of his jersey. I had to block him and he flew me back atleast 2 yards. Luckily I didn't let him get to the quarterback lol.
Thats all I have for now Cya!!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
But I am hoping to have 3 Xbox set up, one on the big screen, one on a projector and another on the smaller tv upstairs. We will all have to switch off cuz I am sure that no one wants to play on the little tv lol. The games we will play are probably gonna be Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Madden 09, and possibly Nascar 09. I wish we had some more, but oh well.
I think the party should be a lot fun. Hopefully everyone enjoys it.
This is all I got for now. Cya
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I was just watching a bunch of you tube videos of football and stuff and would like to show you guys some of em. Some of theses are crazy!
I really hope this guy is ok
Well I really hope those dudes are ok and I hope I never get hit this hard lol. Anyway I finally got a haircut (its been getting pretty long). My dad also found a whole box of my clothes that I have been looking for since we moved here. It was buried deep in the garage lol. Thx dad!
Friday, September 26, 2008
I also had an Orchestra concert on Tuesday. My orchestra played pretty out of tune which irritates the heck out of me and half the orchestra wasn't together lol. Hopefully next concert we get that all sorted out.
Thats all I got for now. Gotta go to school Cya!!
My birthday is coming up quickly and I still have no idea what to do so any suggestions would be great. (nothing to expensive)
14 more days to October 8!!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Happy Birthday Dad!!! Yea I know it's a little late but I never had time to blog until today. He got 2 nice ties (from Joann), a nice church shirt (from grandma standage), and Nascar 09 (from me and my mom) which I think is his favorite present.
Hope you had a marvelous b-day.
My brothers and sisters now have a blog if anyone would like to check it out. Just look down at my links to find it.
Well Today is picture day so I've gotta go make myself look good. Cya!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I love the phone it, has a lot of kool features and it is fun to text with since it has a keyboard.
AT 5 me and my dad went and watch the USC game with Bro. Montez (family in our ward) and his family. It was a lot of fun and my dad seemed to have a good time also. We brought a bunch of snacks and soda to.
Well that was my weekend. C ya all later!
50TH POST WOOHOO!! lol
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I played only 5 plays on the special teams. I am still working on getting a starting position so hopefully I will play more next game.
Other stuff and things to look forward to:
I finally got something new to play from grandma. (I've been absent from lessons for a while so couldn't get anything new) It is a lot harder than the one before, but it is fun to play.
Saturday should be a fun day for me. Hopefully I don't have practice. But, grandpa is taking me to Verizon to get a new phone so when my parents cut mine off I will still have one (I have been dieing to get a new one lol). And I am going to one of the Elder's Quorum guys house to watch some college football with my dad.
Well I gotta go to school Cya!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
(captions are under each pic)
I am in the bottom of this pile (If you look closely you can see my glove)
I am in the center or picture and this defensive lineman isn't gonna to touch my QB
End of game
46 - 0
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
We made lots of errors, especially fumbles. Number 5, Mike Calendo fumbled the football on a punt return and allowed Fairfax to recover it giving them a 50 yard gain. Mike did reveal himself by scoring the last touchdown though.
The best play we probably had was when Fairfax punted it and we caught it and ran the ball into the end zone for a touchdown (about 4o yard run).
*On Saturday we have a scrimmage against Smith (yes! This is a must win for me) at shepherd - 9:00am. I "will" play a lot since starters are not allowed to play. (I'll give more info maybe tomorrow)
There is a lot more to talk about, but I am very tired. Have an exciting day!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
If anyone would like come it is at Red Mountain Highschool @ 6:00pm.
I also have a chair test in orchestra today. I hope I do good and move up in chairs.
Yesterday was a lot of fun. I hung out with Anthony and Connor from my ward. We pretty much played video games the entire time. I kicked their butt at halo. Anthony is really good at the drums on Rock Band. He plays the hardest songs on Expert which is really crazy lol. We also played super smash brothers on the wii lol.
I am sooo excited lol. Gotta get ready for school. I have good day.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Orchestra is good. We are having a chair test on Tuesday and I have been practicing a lot because I really want to be first chair. I have to play an A scale and a D scale, which I have figured how to play 3 octaves. What I am really focusing on is my bow. I'm trying to figure out a how I can be less choppy and sound more smooth. My chin rest also snapped in half and I have absolutely no idea how it did, but I got a different one from Grandma Hooper.
That's all that has really happened this week. I don't really have anything to look forward to either besides my football game at Red Mountain High school on Tuesday.
But, have a spectacular day!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
The football team has really changed up the offensive line. We don't have a center anymore and the guy they thought could play center isn't doing to hot. So when the coaches were all talking I overheard them saying they needed a new center or to some of you who don't know football so well the center is the guy who hikes the ball to the quarterback. I told my coach that I would do it for the teams sake. They were like yea that's a good idea. So I'm gonna try hard to get the position even though I have never played this position. I think it'll be fun.
No girl in this neighborhood doesn't know my name now. I'm getting tons of texts from girls who I have no idea who from. Sunday night I sent/received 90 texts in like 1.5 hours. May not seem like much, but I used to not send very many. I am always texting now and if I didn't have unlimited texts I would've spent $60 in one day lol. Cheerleaders at my scrimmage sat under my mom and dad's "shade" (they had their canopy) and they were asking my parents who was their kid. They said we are here watching Jonathan and The cheerleaders said Oh the tall blonde one? Everyone talks about him. I was laughing when my mom told me that. Last night for family home evening we went to the Murset's house (family in our ward) and I guess this girl wanted to meet me. Her and her mom came over to say hi. She was very nice.
Well that's all I got for now. I have to head off to school. Have a great day!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The score was 0 - 7. I made a few good tackles, one kept the other team from scoring.
The crazy part:
At the end of the game there were police officers all over the place. Apparently kids from Fairfax (one of our biggest rivals) were filming our scrimmage. One of m coaches caught them and called the cops.
I know this is short but there isn't much to write about.
Friday, August 22, 2008
It will be a lot of fun. I will be playing a lot more than playing for the Paiutes. I am on the punt team, kick off team, first offence and defence. If you do happen to come look for number 23 in a blue jersey.
Any questions comment.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
My bump on my head is completely normal. Grandpa says most human skulls do have bumps like mine.
My back is a lot better than it was yesterday. I will be fine.
Magnets and other weird stuff:
I DO NOT believe in magnets, but my grandma really likes that stuff so I didn't want to argue with her so I just put them on. Surprisingly they took a little pain away, but thats not something I would have cure my inuries.
Lol. I will be ok my back is getting better and my bump is normal.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I come home after the long day and take an ice bath. brr! It was extremely cold. The very low temperature of the water constricts the veins not letting very much blood flow. Then you take a warm shower and the veins open back up letting fresh blood flow to muscles actually healing my back. Pretty cool. I did feel better afterward.
I will be alright. Have a good week/night!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Football has finally really began. We have put on full pads are now going full speed in our tackling drills. It so much more fun, but way more painful. I am starting to lose my starting position so I gotta work harder.
I have this weird bump in the middle back of my head. Its been there for a long time and my mom noticed it while rubbing my neck since it was sore from football. It isn't normal my grandpa said. Hopefully nothing serious.
I sold all of my cards. I can now get my lineman gloves woot! Those should hopefully impress my coaches during drills.
What other random thoughts should I post?..... Oh! I am 3rd chair in the first violins in my orchestra (I didn't play very well in the playing test), but I will be first chair in our next chair test.
I'm really tired. Good Night!!
Friday, August 15, 2008
School has been fun. I have made a lot of new friends here and am talking in the big groups which i used to Never do. People actually know that I am there and talk to me. I have never gotten so much homework in the first week of school. I had about 30min to an hour of homework each day which took away of my 2.5 hours of free time.
My orchestra sounds awful. I don't even want to play in it cuz its that bad.
Football has been going good. Today was my second day with shoulder pads. I am also fighting with this guy for first string left guard. There has been lots of new guys showing up that aren't very good and are dieing out in the heat (it's really funny watching whining I'm too dizzy or I feel sick lol). Wearing a button up shirt and tie to school was cool but its now starting to get really annoying, but everyone thinks my dad's ties are cool (I wear a lot of his ties cuz they are pretty cool. Everyone like the frog tie the most lol). It isn't very comfortable.
Seminary is fun, but not fun walking there. I have memorized Romans 1:16 now. Monday is when we really start studying the New Testament.
Well I gotta go to sleep since I am gonna be busy all day long tomorrow.
Good Night and have a great weekend!!!
Monday, August 11, 2008
My 1st hour class is Orchestra. We picked locks and lockers to store our instruments in and got out planners. Tomorrow we will all be playing.
English is by far, the most boring subject. We did a greet and meet sheet thing to get to know other class mates. It was a lot of fun to be honest.
This class is science. He is a little wierd, but I'm sure he will teach well. Like most of my classes we just did little get to know you things. After the class we went directly to lunch. Man! Shepherd seems to have better quality. I don't know how when it comes from the same place, but oh well. I sat will all the football players. It was fun.
Math, one of my more favorite subjects. I actually got homework in this class. We reviewed a little and did get to know you sheets. My math teacher is strict and will be a good teacher.
Seminary was great! My teacher is really nice and it feels great to be in a class learning about the gospel during school hours. The seminary building is really far. Takes about 10 minutes to get there since I have math on the other side of the school. He also cited a really good scripture that we will master later on. (Romans 1:16)
Football practice sucked since we wore helmets. It was alot more difficult, but i lived.
Thats all for right now im tired and I am dieing to eat some food.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Last night I went bowling for mutual. It was a lot of fun. It was nice to do something that is kind of expensive for once and not paying for it. In the first round I got second place out of everyone. My score was like 139 or something. The next few rounds i just messed around and tried throwing right handed and stuff. I also made a lot of new friends, and I seem to fit in quite well in this ward.
I have survived football so far this week. I also know what position I'm in. I am the left guard on the O-line. (hopefully this doesn't change later on lol) I know you probably think I'm pretty small for that position, but I get the job done.
That's all for now. Time to go shoe shopping lol :).
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Church was good today. I found all of my classes ok and there are very few teachers, but lots of priests. Mutual is now on Wednesday and we will be going bowling this week. It should be a lot of fun and hopefully I will socialize and make new friends.
I also have been going to Shepherd's football camp. I will be going to the official pre-season practices tomorrow 3pm - 6pm all week long.
I am also really excited to start school at Shepherd Jr. High.
That's all for tonight Cya.
Friday, July 25, 2008
(this is probably my longest post lol)
The drive was very long and boring (8.5 hours). My car basically listened to all my cool music I had on my iPod which we plugged into the radio. We got lost a couple of times putting us back about 45 minutes. As we finally got to our camp site for the night, I set up my tent in the dark. 4 people were going to sleep in my tent and we all get in and it felt like someone cranked up the heater. It was so HOT! One of my tent sharers or whatever found another tent to spend the night in. Luckily I slept fine.
DAY 2, 1st day on river:
When we all woke up, we packed up our gear and headed to McDonald's for breakfast. It was disgusting! I will never get a Deluxe Breakfast ever again. (The orange juice was good though) After breakfast, we headed down to the White Water Expeditions HQ and got our life jackets. My group got into a bus and drove down to the part of the river where we started our adventure. The river was very slow. No rapids or anything cool. We were all very bored and VERY excited to come home. That night we had burgers for dinner. Mmmmm!
DAY 3, 2nd day on river:
We packed our gear and threw into our trailer. And got back on the river. There were lots or rapids this time. It was so much fun. A couple of guys fell out of the boat and held onto the side of our boat until the rapid ended. Later that day, we got settled into our next camp ground. That night was the best night I slept until the storm. Winds were blowing very hard and blowing polls out of tents and taking tarps off. It was really crazy. The entire camp was up all night at like 2 in the morning staking down and tents and just talking cuz we couldn't sleep. I have to say, it was kind of fun with all the wind. It eventually slowed down and everyone was able to get back to sleep.
DAY 4, 3rd day on river:
Well we past all of the rapids in the river, so the guides decided to get us in the bus and go do yesterday's section of the river so we could have some more fun. The best part of that is that we didn't have to take down camp and set it up all over again. So basically it was the same as yesterday, but with no storm.
DAY 5, going home:
I woke up and packed my stuff and helped anyone else who needed so we could leave ASAP. we left about 7:45 AM Utah time. I got home around 5 PM, took a shower and left for grandpa's house for Jacob's B-Day party.
I did skip a lot of stuff cuz it is just to much to right. I earned the White Water Rafting and Rowing merit badges which will go toward my Eagle Palms. I also got the Cleanest Camper award since I never had any dirt on my body at the end of the day and picked up trash often. The mountains and stuff were really amazingly pretty and there was one rock formation that looked like a gummy bear lol. If you get the chance, go rafting down the Colorado River, but be sure to wear lots of sunscreen lol.Below is the merit badges I earned and am not sure if these are the current looking ones.
White Water Rafting
These merit badges were VERY fun. I flipped big boats rowed, and tied lots of knots for these. Well this is all for today. I my tired and am finally going to sleep on a comfy mattress instead of the hard ground. (If you have and questions about my trip fell free to post and I will be sure to answer them)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
(Does anyone even have a memory of me besides my parents lol?)
Here are the directions:
1. As a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you. If you don't want to play on your blog, or if you don't have a blog, I'll leave my memory of you in my comments.
Monday, July 14, 2008
It is D&C 1:12, "Prepare ye prepare ye for which is to come, for the Lord is nigh." I thought that was a really cool scripture. I explained to the little ones and we all thought it was something we a need to start doing better, PREPARE.
After all of that, we had a treat organized by Connor, which was Bananna Splits! Mmmmmm!
It was a great night. :)
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Photoshopped picture with grass added to front yard by
This is the Living Room through the shutters
Family Room with a Fireplace
Kitchen I isn't the nicest, wallpaper is coming down
The Soon to be Garden
This Picture was taken from the driveway. I'm walking to church now lol