Friday, December 31, 2010

Monday, December 6, 2010

gardening and such

So lately I have been working on a paper for a class and I have came across some really cool websites. Here is some of them.

I just love nature and the ability to see it grow.

“Gardening is a way of showing that you believe in tomorrow.” Anonymous

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The simple things of the gospel

On Sunday Elder Ballard spoke at the CES fireside. I really enjoyed his talk about remember the simplicity of the gospel. To enjoy the plainness of the gospel. As I reflected after wards I thought of how because of the simple and small things of the gospel that it provides such a boost. It gets the fire within burning bright. I know it is true.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Look through my eyes

There are things in life you'll learn and
In time you'll see
Cause out there somewhere
It's all waiting
If you keep believing
So don't run, don't hide
It will be all right
You'll see, trust me
I'll be there watching over you

Just take a look through my eyes
There's a better place
somewhere out there
Just take a look through my eyes
Everything changes
You'll be amazed what you'll find
If you look through my eyes

There will be times on this journey
All you'll see is darkness
Out there somewhere daylight finds you
If you keep believing

So don't run, don't hide
It will be all right
You'll see, trust me
I'll be there watching over you

Just take a look through my eyes
There's a better place
somewhere out there
Just take a look through my eyes
Everything changes
You'll be amazed what you'll find
If you look through my eyes

All the things that you can change
There's a meaning in everything
And you will find all you need
There's so much to understand

Just take a look through my eyes
There's a better place
somewhere out there
Just take a look through my eyes
Everything changes
You'll be amazed what you'll find
If you look through my eyes

Take a look through my eyes

I love the lyrics to this song. The lyrics remind me about Christ and what he can and will do for us if we go to him.

Christ Lives.

Saturday, August 28, 2010


Funny Happenings:
When I mail a letter to myself by accident.
Little kids saying funny things.
Animals doing funny things.
When my nephew say butt instead of button.
When he says root instead of Ruth.
Being silly with friends.

Me wearing my hemet

Here is me wearing my helmet that my teddy bear was wearing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Life thoughts and other

It has been such a long time since I last wrote. So I got a new bike helmet and I thought I would show ya all what it looks like.

Work is going well. I enjoy the moments when I can learn things from either the animals, my boss Sandy, or inadament objects. The hose got kinked one day and I was thinking how it is better to find where the kink is and fix it right instead of keep going and not have as much water to water plants. To apply this to life, when something is hindering, kinking our way then it is better fix it right away and find the problem rather than to keep on letting the kinking go on.

The sheep, llama, chickens are funny. It is interesting to see one of the chickens getting its feathers back. For a long time the chicken has not had some feathers and now they are growing back. Apollo the llama is so funny when he relaxes. He like to plop onto his side and sleep like that. He will be sitting with his legs to the side and then he plops onto his side it is so funny.

I am enjoying that my little nephew Kayden will say my name every once in a while. He calls me "Root" because he can't say the h yet. It is so cute. It is crazy to think that the school year is almost here. I am excited and not excited at the same time.

Hope you all are doing great.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Finished product

I finished the headband. Yea. Have had a good day today. I love nature. Have a good day.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Lovely things

I am so greatful for IWA(Institute Women's Association). I have gained some great friends from IWA. I love hanging out with the girls in the chapter. I look forward to meeting the new girls that will be joining our chapter this next school year. It was fun to see some of the girls at a reception for one of the girls that was in our chapter this last school year. It is always so fun when I hang out with my IWA girls.

At work one day I found that the sheep were following Apollo. He is the Llama that is in the front of all of the sheep. He is the protector of them and because of that he was aware of a dog that was around on this certain day. He had the sheep follow him and then he gestured to them to go a little ways back from him. It was neat to see. Apollo is like the Savior in a sense. He is a protector like the Savior. The Savior shows us in different ways how to be protected from things.

I am almost done with a headband that I knitted. I just have to place a yarn flower on it and then I am done with it. I am excited, but am still trying to figure out how to make it look good on me.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

here and there

In my swimming class I recently learned to do the butterfly stroke. It is a fun, but hard stroke to do. In doing this stroke I get to pretend that I am a dolphin if I want to. I also have tried my hand at cooking artichokes. It is a good little side for a meal.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fun puppet show I found once

Four Winds Nature Institute
4 Casey Rd. Chittenden VT 05737
LEAVES: Substitute K-2 Puppet Show
Characters: Dandelion, Foxtail Grass, Common Mullein, Pine Needles, Maple Leaf
Props: large magnifying lens with grass leaf pictured on one side and dandelion leaf pictured on the other
Hey you, would you mind moving over a bit,
please? I can’t get any sunlight.
Foxtail Grass
I’d like to but I can’t. I’m rooted to this spot!
Maybe you could grow a bit higher?
I don’t know, let me give it a try…ugh, ugh.
This is going to take some time.
Foxtail Grass
Hey, that breeze is blowing me over a bit. Is that
any better?
Much better! My leaves really need sunlight.
Foxtail Grass
Mine too! They need it to make food so I can
live and grow and make flowers and seeds.
That’s just why my leaves need sunlight too!
Our leaves are like food factories for the plant.
Foxtail Grass
Yeah! And for all the insects that eat us too.
Yeah – that kinda BUGS me!
Your leaves are so skinny, how do they ever get
enough sunlight to make your food?
Foxtail Grass
Oh, getting enough sunlight’s not the problem
for us grasses, but getting dried out by the sun –
now that can be a problem. Skinny leaves don’t
lose as much water as wide leaves do.
My leaves are wider, but it’s damp down here
near the ground so drying out isn’t a problem.
Foxtail Grass
My leaves have smooth edges but your leaves
are kind of scary-looking – like jagged teeth!
Those just help the water drip off so I won’t rot.
Foxtail Grass
My leaves need water to make food – they get it
through their veins. I can see you have veins too.
I wonder if they’re the same. Here, I’ll get my
magnifying lens and take a look. (holds up lens
with grass leaf) Wow! Your veins run right next
to each other like train tracks.
Foxtail Grass
Yeah. They’re called parallel veins, but they
could be called “train veins!” Let me see yours.
(Hold up lens with dandelion leaf) Yours are
different, like branches on a tree, or a feather!
Yeah – that’s why my veins are called pinnate –
it means, “feather-like.” Hey, I have an idea.
Let’s see what other kinds of leaves we can find.
Only I’m too low. I can’t see anything.
Foxtail Grass
Here’s that breeze blowing me over again. Can
you see now? (grass exits, mullein enters)
Oh yes, now I can see. Why, hello, I haven’t
met you before. You’re a tall flower, but you
don’t have any leaves!
Sure I do, down at the bottom like you.
I see now. But your leaves are fuzzy! - covered
with hairs or fur. Is that to keep warm?
No, no, not warm. But they keep me from
getting burned by the sun – and from being
eaten. Insects and other animals commonly do
not like fuzzy leaves.
Then that’s an uncommonly good defense!
Well naturally. I’m the Common Mullein after
all! So long! (exits, grass reappears)
I’ll have to mull that one over. Let’s see now,
I see lots of grass leaves and some flowers and
some [pine enter]ouch! Hey, you’re prickly!
Pine Needles
Sorry - we didn’t mean to needle you. We just
can’t help it. We’re Pine Needles!
Well, I’m just looking for leaves today.
Pine Needles
We are leaves - the leaves of the pine tree.
Really? But you’re so skinny and hard.
Pine Needles
We have a hard waxy coat to keep from drying
out. But, we do the same thing your leaves do –
use sunlight, air and water to make food for the
tree. Only we do it all winter long.
Don’t you just turn blue in winter? It’s so cold!
Pine Needles
No, silly! If we did we’d be called “everblues”
instead of evergreens! [exits].
Four Winds Nature Institute – 8/06
That’s one pine example. Oh oh. Here’s a large
leaf coming in for a landing! [maple leaf
appears]. Hullo! Where did you fall from?
I just blew off that tree over there. We maple
leaves are designed to fall off when it begins to
freeze. Otherwise we’d just dry out and so
would the tree.
You’re shaped kind of like a hand with a palm
and five fingers.
Yes, it’s very handy.
Your veins go into each finger, but they all start
from one point, here, in the palm.
That’s why they’re called “palmate.”
We’ve seen all kinds of leaves today, but you
have the nicest color.
Aw gee – thanks. We turn colors in the fall when
we stop making food and our chlorophyll –
that’s the green stuff – goes away. Ah, here
comes the wind again. I’m off for a ride. Bye!
[exits, Foxtail enters]
You know what Dandelion? We’ve met a lot of
leaves today–fuzzy, needle-like, shaped like a
I’ll say, and I’ll bet there are a lot more to see…
Foxtail Grass
And every kind has a special design. We leaves
sure make this a beautiful and interesting place.
We sure do. Just LEAF it to us!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Poem/song I wrote

I feel that I am hiding the true me inside of me. It seems that I can't help myself to go the path I want to go. There must be a way to the place I feel that I can go.
Come to me are the words of the Savior. It is through his love that the pathway is shown.
Some days I feel as though I can travel the road all by myself. And I try but fail in the path that I go.
Come to me are the words of the Savior. It is through his love that the pathway is shown.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


Yesterday I went to an institute activity and they had some recess games, snacks, and the movie Recess. When I was younger I would watch Recess a lot. It was fun the quotes that were on the movie. They are silly and funny.
TJ: Hey, watch it! Ive got a black belt in origami!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


It snowed yesterday and I had the funnest time looking at the snowflakes. I wanted to take a picture of some of the snowflakes, but it didn't work out. It amazes me all of the unique designs of each snowflake. I just love Heavenly Father and the creations he has given us. It makes me think of the Primary song

Words and Music by Clara W. McMaster, b. 1904

Whenever I hear the song of a bird
Or look at the blue, blue sky,
Whenever I feel the rain on my face
Or the wind as it rushes by,
Whenever I touch a velvet rose
Or walk by a lilac tree,
I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world
Heavenly Father created for me.

He gave me my eyes that I might see
The color of butterfly wings.
He gave me my ears that I might hear
The magical sound of things.
He gave me my life, my mind, my heart:
I thank him reverently
For all his creations, of which I'm a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.

It is a really good song. This past stake conference it was a area one and I sang along with others this song. It was neat because the version we sang had three verses. The one was about the Savior and his atonement. It is a very powerful thing the atonement. I sure do love Heavenly Father and his son, our brother, Jesus Christ. Have a wonderful day everyone.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

combination of things

So recently or maybe not so recently I have noticed how people look like other people I know. I think it is one friend when it isn't the friend that I thought it was. It can make for funny moments in life. I find lots of people that are look a likes but are not twins.

So I have been thinking about the atonement recently and I am grateful for it. I am grateful that we have a loving brother that made it possible to return to our Heavenly Father no matter what we have done. He can help us to overcome our trials through the atonement and I am eveer so grateful for the love of a Heavenly Father. At times I think that I can't do overcome something but through Christ these things are possible.

Time for rejuvination
It has been nice to have a break from school. It brings back energy from doing school work in a semester. It was great to see family and friends and have lots of fun. I am grateful that there was a time for the break from school, but I am ready to get back to school.
Have a good day my friends.

Words of Wisdom

The effect of our words and acts is tremendous in this world. Every moment of life you are changing to a degree the lives of the whole world. … So, it’s not the surroundings, it isn’t the positions; the thing that will influence [others] in this world, are personalities. No matter what you are people will feel and recognize this. You radiate, you can’t hide it. You may pretend something else, but that will not affect people.
David O. Mckay
Chapter 24: “Let Your Light So Shine”, Teachings of Presidents of the Church: David O. McKay, 225