Sunday, May 31, 2009

Friday, May 29, 2009

Sharing Time: Motivation

How do YOU stay motivated?
I want to know.
I asked this to my Beehives (the 12-13 year old girls in my church) a couple of weeks ago.
For example:
How do you stay motivated to...
... keep the house clean?
... say your morning and evening prayers?
... do your homework?
... eat healthy?
... be nice to all the people around you?
... get out of your bed in the morning?
... turn off the TV?
... stay positive?
... exercise?
... read/study your scriptures?
... call people back?
... serve others?
... exercise?
... read instead of play computer games?
... be obedient?
... resist your temptations?
... do ANYTHING?!?!

There were three girls in my class on this day and they all had completely different answers.
Beehive #1: Her motivation is "fun." She makes sure that, no matter what she's doing, she is having fun!
Beehive #2: She couldn't quite pinpoint her motivation(s).
Beehive #3: She gave a lot of pat answers, but in the instance of being nice to her brother she broke down and admitted that she just doesn't want to get yelled at by her parents. I think that her motivation for daily life is peace and not having drama.

I want to know your answers!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Once upon a time, I really stunk at blogging, but luckily that weird streak has ended!!!
What has happened in the past month you ask? Let me fill you in.
I finished my first year of college!!!! Woot woot! Can I get an AMEN!!?
I've dabbed a bit in the bagging industry, yet again. Good money people!
Aunt Christine has visited TWICE!
Made a quick trip to Hawaii.
My dad left to go have some fun with guns in Afghanistan.
I've been partying with and teaching and helping out and wreaking havoc on our beautiful Beehives in YW.
And me madre es aqui... right now.

Summer plans?
Three trips to Utah:
- Special Uhaul trip with my special vehicle.
- Baby blessing.
- Wedding
One trip to California:
- Mother, Grandma, whole lot of other family.
Hundreds of trips to Heaven (i.e. Donut House).
One exhilarating, crazy, fun-filled Seattle wedding.
One magical week at Girls Camp as "Camp Mom" ;)
Hang out with the most favorite OH peeps.
Try to get this darn house in tip-top shape!!
Try to keep up with the blasted lawn!
Perhaps read a bit.
Party, of course ;)
And maybe work in between all those things, eating, and sleeping.
Want to add to the list?

Not many pictures, so you'll have to cope with these old ones :)
Top to bottom:
1) CRAZY finals week. Made about 3 to-do lists (sorted by priority, subject, and due date), and lots of schedules!
2 & 3) Our magical recycling adventure. Accumulated through the whole semester!
4) What happens when you don't eat a precious pineapple right away.
5) The result of rushing to leave for a 4 hour drive and not realizing the consequences of your procrastination until two days later :) I'm expert at getting anything out of carpets now :)

Aaahhh.. to be home.