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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lights Out!


Sunday was somewhat of an interesting day for Ty and I. We were informed earlier on in the week that we were to give talks in our ward. I spent most of the day, Saturday, trying to hurriedly put some sort of spiritual intellect together, while Ty, who is by far better than I at putting things together last minute (particularly a talk) put the first and final touches on his notes Sunday morning.

We got ready a little bit earlier than usual, thinking that if we were going to speak, then it would serve us well to show up at least five minutes prior to the meeting time. As we drove into the parking lot, we notice a small herd of people moving toward the pavilion in the park area behind the church. It seemed a little out of character, but we passed it off as the other ward having an "after-church-luncheon".

When we walked through the church doors we started to notice certain things were amiss. The Bishop walked up to us and said that we must be lucky. Somewhat confused by this remark, we asked what was going on, as we also noticed the lights in the cultural hall were were the lights in the entire building. He explained to us that the power in the building wasn't working and they couldn't figure out what the problem was. So, we wouldn't be speaking and instead, we were to vacate the building and make our way to the pavilion outside, where we were to have sacrament and then allowed to go home. He also informed us that Bro. Stones, a member of the bishopric, had another date set apart for us. We followed suit of the others who had already found their seats in the metal benches.

While other members of the ward found places to sit, I contemplated the fact that every time Ty and I were asked to speak, some completely bizarre event occurs. Last time it was me getting run off the road by an 87 year old man just trying to make his way to Perkins for his Sunday afternoon brunch. I shared this revelation with Ty and then thought, "What if they ask us to speak at Stake Conference?" Ty replied that it would be disastrous.

In spite of our lack of electricity, we still had a wonderful meeting with the Sacrament, announcements and two youth speakers. Sitting outside like that made me think of the earlier days of the church and how having meetings outside wasn't as uncommon as it is now. Listening to the hymns being sung sounds so much different when they are let free in the fresh air, rather than being boxed up in a room. I'm so very grateful for that feeling.

Afterwards, we were found by Brother Stones (surprise, surprise) and he asked us to speak on Mother's Day and to take the topics that we were already given and to give them a Mother's Day twist. As if it were like adding a lemon to a drink. We then, made our way over to a sister who was handing out free chocolate chip cookies. She graciously gave us the rest of the half-full bag (I'm an optimist).

Overall, the day was somewhat interesting, but we need that from time to time.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

First things first

So, here we begin. I've been wanting to start a blog to have a place where I could keep in touch with friends and also so we can still know what's continually going on in each other's lives. What else can you expect for someone who was raise in such a small community, where if everyone doesn't know what you are up to, then someone in the chain must have either gotten sick, moved, or died. There is the slight possibility that they could have been living under a rock, but even then I don't think that would prevent them from retrieving the news somehow.

I digress. There is still the point of updating everyone on our lives. We've married a grand total of three whole weeks. And what wonderful weeks they have been. We came home from the honeymoon, almost completely rested and not looking forward to the next day full of responsibility and work. That night we opened the wonderful gifts we received from the reception. It's still remarkable to me how generous so many have been and how blessed we continue to be.

The following week was very busy and were hardly left with any time to take care of the mess that we gave birth to whi
le unwrapping gifts.

Saturday, we decid
ed since there were so many boxes from gifts and other garbage, we would have a little fire. Okay, so it wasn't small, but it was definitely HOT! We couldn't stand 10 feet from the blaze and not feel the heat emanating from the flames. It was quite exciting, but, as Ty informed me previous to our pyro-mania, it would not be fore roasting marshmallows, to my utter disappointment.

That day, I did manage to unload all the appliances that were given and find homes for them all. Our house is really starting to have that domestic touch. However, even after all the hard work that was put in, we still had quite a bit to clean up. On Wednesday Ty ended up not going into work, so put forth his efforts elsewhere and did a tremendous job in organizing the "leftovers". All that was left was my portion of things that were brought over when I moved in. Thursday, I took the opportunity (not having many massage appointments), to claim back our living room. I can't say that it's completely finished, just a few things here and there, but at least we have room to stretch our legs if we feel so inclined. Not much else is different. We still have yet to have our first fight. Everyone keeps telling us that it will definitely happen, so we are somewhat anticipating that event......okay, not really. We try very hard to communicate so that we both can see the other's point of view and we're just flat out to lazy to argue. Lol. I hope this has been an enjoyable post for everyone and that we can keep up the work, whether it be good or bad. ;)
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