Monday, November 17, 2008

Ladies Night

Yeah, I finally have some pictures to post. Maybe this will make more people want to read it and comment :)

This is a little bit later because I was trying to figure out how to get the pictures onto the blog and get everything situated. On the first Thursday of November some old friends and I got together for a girls night. We spent some time at Butter Burrs. It was nice to get together and talk. All of the girls there were married except two.

I realized, at the end of the night, that I had taken pictures of all of the girls and I was not in any. So, in the parking lot, in the freezing cold, we all stopped to get a picture taken. I think that it was worth it because I got the picture I wanted. Thanks girls for making everything so much fun and a great night how. I can't wait until December when we can do it again.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Joy of Fall

This has got to be one of my favorite times of year. I take after my mom in the fact that I love to walk through piles of crunchy leaves. I have also discovered the joy of throwing leaves in the air and the smells of fall. So, here is the story:

My ward got together on Saturday to do service for some people in the area who might need help. We ended up with about twenty people there. We started by raking leaves at the church and then we broke up into small groups, my group had three, and went to houses of people who might need help. We had some neat experiences helping people who were not expecting it and talking to others. After 2 1/2 hours of raking leaves and working outside, I really wanted to play in leaves. That may sound strange seeing that I am not a kid anymore, but I can still have fun and be a kid at heart. We met up after the service project at a local park. When we got there, the guys had made a huge pile of leaves. We spent the rest of the time eating, jumping in leaves, and even throwing leaves in the air and at people. It was great.

I love serving other people. It is so rewarding and it makes all involved feel good. I want to leave a challenge with all who read this to do an act of service today to help out someone, anyone. It does not have to be anything major. I would love to hear what fun service ideas people come up with. Please let me know how it goes.