31 July 2008

Rewards of Blog stalking

I'm starting a new phase, goal and project, inspired by:

I'm following her quest and adapting my own..... Come along with me just for the ride.
http://fashionfamine.blogspot.com/ ill need your support

30 July 2008


Anyone remember reading a book about the Iditarod in AP English, good old Ray Bradbury lead us through the wildest chase in Alaska and for the first time, last week, the book become alive to me and I met the Martin Buser, World Record Fastest Racer across the 1.200 mile terrain.

Iditarod means clear water and was named by the Shageluk Indians for the Iditarod River.The word comes from the Ingalik Indian word HaIditarod which was the name for the river on which the town was built. It means distant place.

In 2002, Martin Buser broke the record when he crossed the finish line in 8 days, 22 hours, 46 minutes and 2 seconds. He said that currently there are areas of the race 20 years ago were freezing cold and last year he was getting bit by mesquitos.
The race has started in downtown Anchorage since 1983. The teams leave the start line at the corner of 4th and “D” at two minute intervals, starting at 10 a.m. There are usually over 65 teams starting and some years even more.
The teams average 16 dogs, which means over 1,000 dogs leave Anchorage for Nome.

I went to Martin Buser's house, He told us that he knows his dogs (500 dogs) simply by their sight and sound. as I looked around at all the dogs, it become very real to me that this is his purpose, devoted and willing to sacrafice all that he has.

Immediately I thought about Heavenly Father and the reality of him knowing every single person that has ever lived, he knows us more than sight and sound, he knows our fears, our struggles and our hearts.

And as we take small steps to get closer to him through out this life, or level of happiness expands, our willingness through the terrian becomes more like an adeventure. Sometime that leads our hearts to repeat those types of experiences.

Finalizing Finals

The Quimbaya civilization is a South American civilization, noted for its spectacular goldwork characterized by its technical accuracy and detailed designs

The majority of the goldwork is made in tumbaga alloy, with 30% copper, which gives to the pieces beautiful color tonalities. They inhabited the areas corresponding the modern departments of Quindío, Caldas and Risaralda in Colombia, around the valley of the Cauca river.

There is no clear data about when they were initially established but it is currently set round the first century B.C.
The quimbaya people reached their apogee of development during the 4th to 7th century A.C., period known as the Quimbaya Classic.

. Around the 10th century A.C. the Quimbaya culture disappeared entirely due to unknown circumstances; the studies of the archeological items points to an advanced cultural development and the political structure of a cacicazgo with separated groups dedicated to pottery, religion, trade, goldwork and war.

I finished and I can't believe how much work goes into jewelry making.... I will never own a Diamond....
After hearing about little africans kids and their relation to blood diamonds

29 July 2008

Mi FAmiliA

Not really an update. This is Logan...defying death as always

My grandparents and close family came over to eat cake, and naturally I decorated my own party

Which always creates Photo opps on Anna, Hollie's daughter, The Woodpile is the first thing she ran to when she got here.

Okay here is the real update. That is my 15yr old brother Alex..I KNOW ITS CRAZY

Her ballet slippers have never restricted her

This is Karlee and her eternal companion/Boyfriend/best friend/ an elder I served with in Arizona, Andrew Porter

Logan, Hollie's son, trying to take things apart as always.
Finals are done for the summer tomorrow. I'm displaying my jewelry at the Kimball Arts Center @ Weber State, so if you arent busy, head on over to Weber State, Wed. 6 to 9pm

26 July 2008


The greatest compliment I have ever received have been from people that considered me to play a role in their spiritual progression.

His name is Matt and he memorized Mormon.org before he met us. I think he taught me more than I could ever teach me.
He was sealed to his wife yesterday, one year after being baptized

This is Sister Edmunds, From North Ogden that come home last week, we taught Matt together.

Being @ the Temple, Being a Covenant Child Of God, makes a good day....Better

I have no greater joy!

24 July 2008

24 is gone but not forgotten

Twenty four oceans, Twenty four skies, Twenty four failures, Twenty four tries,

Twenty four finds me In twenty-fourth place, Twenty four drop outs, At the end of the day

Life is not what I thought it was

Twenty four hours ago

Still I'm singing Spirit take me up in arms with You
And I'm not who I thought I was twenty four hours ago

Twenty four reasons to admit that I'm wrong, With all my excuses still twenty four strong

See I'm not copping out....not copping out......not copping out...When You're raising the dead in me...Oh, oh I am the second 1
And You're raising these twenty four voices

With twenty four hearts, With all of my symphonies, In twenty four parts

But I want to be one today Centered and true

I want to see miracles, see the world change
Wrestled the angel, for more than a name
For more than a feeling. For more than a cause

I'm singing Spirit take me up in arms with You
And You're raising the dead in me
Twenty four voices
With twenty four hearts
With all of my symphonies
In twenty four parts.
I'm not copping out.
I am excited and grateful for another year!
I have changed more in the last year than any other time I can recognize in my entire life, and I'm having a bit trouble letting go that 25 will be just as good as 23 and 24 were. It's exciting to head into this period with all I've gathered thus far. This post is more for myself than any blog stalker ( j.k. thats me).
I hope 25 can began an even greater quest for truth, light, knowledge and happiness to be exactly where I am.
"Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest." --Larry Lorenzoni

But I need your help because I am not really sure how old I am spiritually...?...

Disclaimer: I didn't write that cool song, Switchfoot did, the lead singer thought about his 24th birthday and what that meant, these lyrics bounced around my mind between scriptures and thoughts on the mission.
second Disclaimer: I took the pictures, they may not relate..don't hate

21 July 2008

75% of my intake today was CHOCOLATE

I attended the Anchorage Singles ward and it was fun, super cute mountain boys

Anyways, it was revelatory in the fact that my heart and mind told me something that
the speaker did not say himself.
So procrastinating Obedience isn't much different than Disobedience... This works
for me in my life.. I've got a long way to go... It's exciting really.

p.s. I found this blog, a guy devoted to photograph everything he eats...
Can you imagine what you wouldn't eat if you knew it were to be posted!?!
Love this guy

20 July 2008

Whenever I hear the song of a bird

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 my ears that I might hear

He gave me my life, mind, my heart;
I thank Him rev’rently
For all his creations, of which I’m a part.
Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me

The sun came out today in Alaska, and so did my camera

18 July 2008


My brothers wear shirts like this, most of them I don't like, but this one made me laugh, because I could see them wearing this just for me.

17 July 2008

In the land that owns the Midnight Sun


A couple pictures from a couple of hours ago

15 July 2008


It is just around the corner and my family has defined me as PICKY for the last 20ish years, so as a joke I was going to mail them my birthday wish list, but due to the reality that I haven't packed for Alaska, posting it was the easiest thing. I thought making a list would be funny but it really isn't too funny for others to buy me things and me have this lame face like "do you even know who I am?" I don't think I should be like that and we all know I've come a little ways from my horrible ways of accepting gifts. So enjoy the list and if you aren't busy or are bored July 27 7:00p.m. hop, skip, or jump on over to my parents house to celebrate Marci & Jenny's B-day, or atleast eat some cake out in the backyard with the FAM!

This of course is for every one to use on me!


Cuckoo Clock

The Gentle Art of Domesticity: Stitching, Baking, Nature, Art & the Comforts of Home (Hardcover)

Arizona Highways subscription

Jesus the Christ, Infinite Atonement Leather bound

My favorite Elder Eyrings book
Mormon Scientist

Book:How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

I love String and button envelopes:
(on sale)

Book binding tools
bone folder Awl

Sunlight Print Kit

Fish paper for book making or anything japanese prints

White LDS scriptures

Vinyl Machine

Jessie Steele Black & White Hostess Apron


apple program

Pretty Random, I could always put the lifetime presents like a
kitchen aid or husband, but all this stuff I guess just weighed it out!

What was your favorite gift you received for your last birthday?