Sunday, April 12, 2009


Um, hi. I'm still here...I've just been extremely busy. I have so much pulling me in so many directions. All of these things are good things but sometimes I wonder if I am making room for the most important things to me (which probably means that I'm not). Really spending time studying the scriptures, writing in my journal, keeping our house clean and organized. Balance is something I struggle to maintain. In many ways I am looking forward to June 12th (my graduation). I think it will be good to have some time this summer to "regroup" and get my house in order (both physically and spiritually).

A few random things I've been up to:

1. I went to VegFest in Seattle with Jessica a few weeks ago. I felt like a little kid in a candy shop. Jessica told me that there would be samples but I didn't expect to get full. I love living in Seattle where there are entire pages of menus dedicated to vegetarian dishes, there is a focus on healthy eating and there are vegetarian festivals. I don't know if I could ever move.

2. I wore a size 2T (as in toddler) dress in a youth talent show recently (not that it would zip up and I think I ripped it a little...). As young women leaders, we did a little baton twirling routine in silly outfits / accessories to make the youth laugh. I pretty much couldn't breathe but it was fun.

[Aleisa, Me, Tami, Heather and Christa. I love the tutu Aleisa is wearing.]

3. I finally finished editing these. Jackie and Tommy are beautiful people.

4. We had Easter dinner today with our friends, Adam and Doddie and their extended family. It was a beautiful meal and we had a nice time. We feel blessed to live in such a great area and have good friends.

As it is Easter, I have been reflecting on my Savior. I know that He lives. That is a simple thing to say but it changes everything. It gives meaning to life. It brings hope where there was none. I know that I will be resurrected as well, which is so comforting. I feel peace knowing that death is not the end but that everyone will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ. I found this compilation of photos representing His life called Reflections of Christ that I want to share. The photos in the video were taken by Mark Mabry, a very talented photographer (he actually served in W's mission). They are set to one of my favorite songs, Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing. Enjoy!


Bethaney said...

that's an awsome little video! those were all fotos?! very cool!

Kristi said...

Happy Easter to you too! Wasn't it Easter when we first had you and W over? Those were the days, so much life has happened since then. Glad to hear you like Seattle. Maybe we'll come visit some day. Congrats on graduating soon! You are awesome, I love you, and I miss you. By the way, Christa in that photo of the YW leaders, do you know where she is from? She looks very familiar.

Stephanie said...

Wow, I love that video. I feel like I've seen it before, but it still felt new and just as powerfully inspiring. Amazing, thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Ab, what a beautiful video and photos. What an awsome thing to share. love ya

Krystell said...

yeah for June 12th!! That is so exciting =0) I am loving your new heading....too cute

Mel said...

I love your new picture at the top of your blog. I'm glad to get updates on what's new with you because we don't get to talk very much. I can't wait for summer when you get a break! You'll have to come to a lake with us some day.