Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In the Spirit of Gratitude & Thanksgiving...

Well as you can see above I am just scratching the surface of the things that I am gathering to take to Ghana with me.  If you haven't taken the time to check out Give to Ghana you really should! I know that times are tough but just think it's also the season of grateful and approaching the season of giving.  Every little bit helps.  If you would like to help donate items please leave a comment. If you would like to donate some $$money to help also leave a comment and I will send you my mailing address. Remember that a little goes a long way!

I also have a wonderful friend who is gathering things to send to the Ghanian Branch (LDS) such as CTR rings, white shirts, ties, skirts, old church magazines, and so forth. He would love to have help in this endeavor.  Again I can connect you to him if you leave a comment.

Lastly my ward (again LDS) is going to put together First Aid Kits (from off the website) so if you would like to help out in that endeavor please let me know.

I will be leaving in only a few short weeks so stay tuned for much more exciting news!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A Fountain of Gas

So the other day I was getting some gas and talking on the phone (yes I love to multitask) and I wasn't paying much attention to the gas (it usually does its own thing). Then all of a sudden I see gas spewing out of my gas tank like a raging fountain. So I run over and pull down the stop thingy but the gas just keeps spewing all over the place. My care was literally taking a shower in gasoline.  It was late at night so nobody else is at the gas station so I run frantically into the store part and start yelling....gas spewing....gas all over the place...shut off the gas... and I notice that there is a little old lady attendant who didn't even flinch at my yelling or the fact that I wasn't making much sense.

At this point I run back outside and to my relief the gas has ceased spewing and not instead of showering in gas my car is simply taking a bath in a lake of gasoline.  this guy (who literally appears out of nowhere (and there is no other car around) tells me to slowly back my car up. So I repark and get the receipt for gas. 

The mystery guy and I walk inside and I tell the little old the happenings. She asks me about how much gas I think is outside on the ground. I look at my receipt and tell her 7 gallons. She asks me why I think that much and tell her that my gas tank holds about 10 gallons and my receipt has me charged for 17 gallons. Mystery guys pipes in and tells me my Toyota Corolla (which I have named Bella) can hold 12.75 or something gallons and it only looks like there is about 3 1/2 gallons of gas on the ground! (I am annoyed by mystery man at this point--how does he know either of that information--I'm pretty sure I could never get 12 gallons of gas in my car and I'm also pretty sure by the lake of gas that there's more than 3 1/2 gallons of gas out on the ground.

Mystery man does redeem himself however when he helps little old lady attendant figure out how to reimburse me for the 7 gallons of gas not in my tank but outside on the ground.  So in the end I didn't have to pay for said lake of gas.

However I'm pretty sure that any good I have done in the entirety of my 28 years to help the planet (namely recycle etc.) was undone by the 7 gallons of gas that spewed forth from Bella!  yikes!

Monday, November 10, 2008

November is National Adoption Month

I love November!  My mom, sister, and brother-in-law all celebrate their birthdays, we have Thanksgiving, and it is National Adoption Month!

In the years past I have been able to really work on the adoption awareness campaign leading up to November as the NAM!  I love adoption and all that it represents, it's what I want to do when I finish grad school, it's personally in my family currently, and it's about love!

Take a minute to do something- even if it is just learning more about adoption this month. You might be surprised at how many people you know have their lives touched by adoption in some way or another!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

5th ward talent show

Me, Laura, & Pamela.  I love my friends!

Jacob & Brett doing some Yoga!

Pamela & I. She sang a fun song & I read a few poems.

Happy Halloween!

I went Gothic for Halloween and loved it! I even sprayed my hair black!

Here is Kris as Clark Kent/Superman!

Here is Cory & I.  IT's always great when Cory comes to town!

Here we are getting ready to go to the big ASU dance on the top of the parking garage!

Aren't my roommates just beautiful!