Sunday, December 26, 2010

haha....my family...

I had three HILARIOUS conversations with my family tonight.

#1:
Me: "Ever since David (my older brother) got engaged he is like totally different! He calls me all the time, checks up on me, and is like way nice."
Andrew (my younger brother) : "Man, I can't wait till you're engaged!"
ha!!! Funny.

#2:
Dad: "What are you guys watching on TV?"
Me: "My Kid Survived. Its like I Shouldn't Be Alive, only kid-style."
Dad: "Well I don't want to see kids get hurt."
Me: "You know they all survive. Hence the title of the show"
Dad: "No, lets watch like a really good, interesting show."
Me: "Like what dad?"
Dad: "You know, like Sarah Palin's Alaska, that is a great show."
Me: "Really dad, you've got to be kidding me."
Mom pipes in: "Lindz, he watches that show religiously every week, its the only show he has actually watched every episode, every week."
All I can say, is WOW!!!!!!

#3: While watching Sarah Palin's Alaska, Sarah was driving a tractor,
Andy: "I can't think of the biggest thing I have ever driven before, maybe a..."
Mom: cuts andrew off and says, "A ripstick??"
Silence, and then about 5 minutes later....
Andy: "No! I have driven a boat!!!"
hahahahahaha.

My family rocks.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Fun thing BYU-Idaho did last semester



This is one fun thing that we did last semester at BYU-Idaho, I wasn't able to be a part of it, but it turned out cool!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Oh Dang!

grad school is expensive. Like REALLY expensive.

There is an awesome school in texas I am looking at, $687 per credit.......But, we will see. Anybody know anything about texas?

I am thinking I don't want to go to Utah or Idaho, but just somewhere new overall...we shall see.

If you know of any good schools in Radiology Tech or a Masters in Health Science, let me know, any and all ideas are welcome!!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Experience of a Lifetime

Everybody has those experiences in life that just boost your spirits and keep you going strong. I had one of those today. It was awesome. I have been involved in the Church Educational System teaching seminary for the last year or so. Well, I am getting towards the end of the process for full-time hiring, and today I got to sit down with a general authority, Elder Kikuchi from the first quorum of the 70.

















I got to the interview about 20 minutes early, and the lady is like, "he is all ready for you go ahead and go in early", so I go in, and we sit down and begin chatting. He asks me where I am from, why I want to teach seminary, asks me some worthiness questions, and asks for me to explain my feelings about Jesus Christ with him. Well, all this takes about 15 minutes, so at this point, my interview would've just been started.

So, he says, "Ok Sister Witt, I could let you go, or we can spend the next 25 minutes talking and I can share with you some insights about the Gospel of Jesus Christ." HELLO?!?!?! So, the next 25 minutes that took place will go down as the best 25 minutes of my life. It seriously matched some of the best experiences of my mission. I was able to sit down one on one with a General Authority and be taught by him for almost a half an hour. It was a phenomenal experience. I learned so so so much, and the spirit there was so strong.

It made me remember how grateful I am that the Lord qualifies those who he calls, and that Elder Kikuchi was so inspired to teach me about the things he did.

*Lindz*

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

three. weeks.

Three weeks till no more Physics. Three weeks till I get a break from every stress. Three weeks till I get a break from the snow. Three weeks till I get to see my family again. Oh yes, and three weeks till I get to play with my adorable poodle Maggie. She rocks.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

It happened....

I am excited!
My Parents are thrilled.
We knew it would happen one day.
we are one step closer to grandkids/nieces/nephews.
I am a true believer in miracles!
A Witt kid got engaged!

David is ENGAGED!!! To a wonderful girl, Summer. We love her.

I am ecstatic for Dave, and SO excited to have another girl join the family!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Interesting

Quote from the Czech Republic:
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The ...Republic will survive Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president."

Now, I will always for pray for the President of the United States, no matter who he/she is. I know that we need to, but sometimes, the truth just hurts. I dont mean to offend anyone by this quote but, the power of this nation lies in the people, and the people are who voted Barack Obama into office. So, I agree with this quote from one point of view, because right now, Pres. Obama is in office, and thats how its going to be for a while, but if we are foolish enough to vote him in again, then this quote will be 100% true. I know there are a lot of people, even that I am related to, who are Pres. Obama fans. And thats great. I would rather have lots and lots of people actively using their right to vote, then not vote at all. So, I will continue praying for President Obama and the leaders of the country....but I can't wait till the next presidential election comes around!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

One Day.....

I have ALWAYS wanted to learn how to sew. Quilts and stuff would be fun, but just like CUTE, creative things.

I found this blog......I love it, and it has ignited my desire to be creative even more.

http://www.makeit-loveit.com

I just keep telling myself....5 more months of school, then hopefully I will have a real, grownup job, and I can start saving up for a sewing machine, and cute things to attempt to be as cute as this blog is!!! I don't know who these girls are, but they have ADORABLE ideas, and I love it!! It seems somewhat easy too actually!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Withdrawals.

Some days I REALLY REALLY miss the mission. Today is one of them. I want to go back. Now.





































































































































Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall time.

I love fall. I love the leaves, the colors, the smells, and just the feel of fall. I love carving pumpkins, and I love candy corn. More than anything, I love fall now more than before because I LOVED the fall time on the mission. People were more friendly and the colors in Illinois were amazing.

Lets be real too....fall is football, the beginnings of basketball, and a month closer to Christmas and no school for a while.

Fall makes me want to reflect on the many blessings that I have and makes me want to do better. Not sure what it is about fall that make me feel that way, but I am ok with it. I love fall, and I am excited for the next month and a half or so before Rexburg winter hits!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

highlight of my week

This little kiddo is the highlight of my week. If I want to/need to relax or just go play, I play with this kid...oh yeah, and his mom! She is one of my best friends and I am lucky to have her and this cute little boy to play with. they were recently out of town and both of us were sick and so I hadn't seen them FOREVER (Read: about a week). This little guy is one of the highlights of my week. And...lets be real, hes dang adorable and i love that he loves me too, it makes everything more fun!!!! LOVE. HIM.






Saturday, October 9, 2010

Blogstalking pays off....

I was recently (like 5 minutes ago) blogstalking some fun girls from home, and I came across this post. I was so happy I found it. They were so funny, some of them are true, some of them aren't completely, but just partial truths, but they are all funny!!!
Its called: Truths of Life
1. I think part of a best friends job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.
2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.
4. There is a great need for a sarcasm font.
5. How the heck are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet???
6. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.
7. Obitaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.
8. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.
9. Bad decisions make good stories.
10. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work (school) when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.
11. Can we all just agree to ignor whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection....again!
12. Was learning cursive REALLY necessary?
13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.
14. "Do not machine wash or tumble dry" means I will never wash this - Ever.
15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? dang it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings 9 times and goes to voicemail. What did you do after I didn't answer? Drop the phone and run away?
16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. what a waste.
17. I keep some people's numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.
18. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.
19. Sometimes, I'll watch a movie that I watched when I was younger and suddenly realize I had no idea what the heck was going on when I first saw it.
20. I would rather try to carry 10 plastic grocery bags in each hand than take 2 trips to bring my groceries in.
21. The only time I look forward to a red light is when I'm trying to finish a text.
22. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.
23. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile becuase you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?
24. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!
25. Shirts get dirty. underwear get dirty. Pants? pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.
26. There's no worse feeling than that millisecond you're sure you are going to die after leaning your chair back a little too far.
27. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.
28. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet that everyone can find and push the snooze but from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gratitude

So my 40 days of gratitude thing has kind of worn off after the 3rd day, but I am going to restart it at some point and finish it off. Promise.

I have been thinking a lot lately though about how much I really do have to be grateful for. I have a wonderful family....three wonderful brothers and parents who love me and are so supportive.

I have five of the best roommates in the whole world. Seriously. They are so awesome. I have never had this many roomates at one time that are just awesome.

I have health. Ever since the mission it sucks about 75% of the time, but...I still have lots of times that I can still do the things that I love to do. And, when I am healthy, I am healthy. And, compared to a lot of people I am extremely healthy, so I try to just count my blessings with the times that I feel really good now! :)

I love getting an education. there are a lot of things I really enjoy about BYU-Idaho and I am grateful to have this opportunity to be at this University.

I am grateful that I have a testimony of Jesus Christ, that I can say that I have a temple recommend, and that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ on earth today. The Lord answers prayers, all of them. The scriptures are true, and I can receive revelation for myself as long as I remain worthy. What a wonderful blessing!!!!

I have the BEST job in the world. No joke. I LOVE my job.

I could keep going on and on and on, but I won't. :) President Monson's talk on gratitude just got me thinking about how often I express my gratitude and look for the silver lining on the clouds. It is the best. I really do have so much to be grateful for. I am going to try and be more quick to count my blessings. Because they are many! Thanks to all of you who have blessed my life...no matter how long I may have known you. The people in my family, my friends, roommates present and past, people I met on the mission (comps, president, ward members, investigators, etc), co-workers, and many others.

*Lindz*

Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Y to the U.

So, I am a big BYU fan. Like a really big BYU fan. I like watching their sports, and I love seeing them succeed, (which isn't happening this year...no further comments on that)....however, I may be switching over to the enemy....

Lately I have had a lot of little nudgings/promptings that I need to explore all my options as far as careers go. I know, without a doubt, that I could teach seminary the rest of my life, and be 100% happy. I. Love. It. But, just in case that doesn't work out. I have started exploring all my options.

I had to take some things into consideration. First off, I am not anywhere near getting married, so I don't have to worry about where my husbands job or schooling will take me (which isn't a bad worry), and second...with my major, there are a lot of different paths I could take.

I was recently down in Salt Lake visiting my brother who was in the U of U hospital with a collapsed lung and some other things due to him having Cystic Fibrosis. While I was down there, I made a decision.....

University of Utah Medical School......here I come. I am hoping to get accepted into their Nuclear Medicine program starting next July. Only 6 people get accepted a year.....wish me luck. I am heading down there in a couple weekends for an interview with one of the heads of the school of medicine there (a requirement before turning in an application) and we will see where it takes me.

All of this is new and exciting....I am hoping for the best.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Changes......

My mission helped me to really like change, or at least deal with it really well and enjoy it, because it is going to happen no matter what....

I hope I can remember how to do that, because I am in the process of making a huge decision.

decisions, decisions.

I know it will be good. It will always work out, because my life has always been very good and has always worked out. However, sometimes I don't know why once you think you have things figured out, you find out, or should I say, get a little gentle nudging to change things up a bit. (AKA: a LOT)

We shall see what happens.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Day #3: World Gym

I have a new love. WORLD GYM. I got a gym membership there, and I absolutely love it. It is a nice gym with awesome equipment, and it makes me motivated to work out, and the best part is....I really enjoy it. At BYU-Idaho, the gym is so small, granted it does have nice equipment, but it is so small I feel like everyone is looking over my shoulder at how fast I am going or how long I have been on a machine or how many calories I have burned. Afterall, everyone there is subconsciously competing to be the cutest, thinnest person...because everyone at BYU-Idaho is fighting for the same goal....The big EC...Eternal Companion. Which isn't a bad thing. But, I have really wanted to start working out hard again, and so I sucked it up, and I am going to pay 10 dolalrs a month. The employees there are SO nice and so great, and it makes me excited to go.

So, I am grateful that of the 10 stores Rexburg has, one of them is Worlds Gym. Love it. And love getting into shape.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Day 2: My Roommates









I seriously have the best roommates in the world. This is just 3 of them, I don't have pictures of the other two, but I have never ever been this blessed with all solid roommates. I've always had a few each semester that I click with, but this semester I have 5 awesome roommates that are so so so so fun! I wouldn't change it for anything! So, Kylee, Mary, Lex, Mikelle, and Casey, let the good times continue to roll!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Day 1: My Family

I was recently doing some blogstalking of some friends that I hadn't heard from in while. One of my friends was taking to heart a challenge given by Glenn Beck that for the next 40 days you focus more on expressing gratitude for your blessings, and things you are grateful for. She is doing it on her blog, and I thought, I don't know if I will remember every day or have time every day, but I am going to do it too.

So, for day #1, I am SO grateful for my family. I have been reminded lately that we never know how long we have with our family members, we never know when one of us is going to accomplish our missions here on earth, and be called back home to our Heavenly Father, so we need to make every single day count.
I seriously have the best family in the whole entire world. We aren't perfect, and sometimes we will have our minor disagreements, but we have so much fun together. It is amazing to me that we can have so much fun together doing the smallest things.
Every single day I learn something new from my family. Andrew is always so quick to engage in gospel conversation, and I learn a ton from him and he is 7 years younger then me. Danny always really thinks about things, weighs the pros and cons and is so close to the spirit, especially when it comes to major decisions in life. David is funny. I don't like to admit it because sometimes it is kind of lame humor, but thats what makes it funny!! He is so optimistic... ALWAYS. My dad has recently been very quick to remind me that as long as I am living right, the Lord will lead me and guide me and help me through every stage in life. My mom is always so happy. She too has helped me to remember the importance of being optimistic, and the importance and power of daily prayer.
As I wrote that last paragraph, I thought , MAN! I have so much to thank my family for. They rock!! And they really do.
So, through every trial, sickness, and pain; through every ray of sunshine, every sound of laughter, and every great memory made, I wouldn't change it one bit, if I can do it all with my family.



















Friday, September 10, 2010

A Tribute to the Bro.

I have three of the best brothers around, they are so awesome. They are always teaching me things, even if they don't know it.
However, David, (the one in the striped shirt in the picture) has taught me a lot especially lately. He has once again reminded me of the importance of never giving up and always being positive. If I had CF, I would not be a pleasant person, and yet with him, you would never even know anything was wrong, other than thinking he had a cough.

So, thank you Dave, for once again reminding me of the importance of hanging tough and being strong. You are a great example of faith and diligence.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

the first 2 weeks.

Well, the first 2 weeks of seminary have come and gone, and I am liking it. It was kind of interesting at first, but my kids are turning out to be really great. There are a few kids that I just can't read or understand yet, but that will come with time.

I am loving teaching the D&C and being able to relfect on some of the feelings that I had while serving in Illinois and the faith of the early saints. It has been great.

School starts once again next thursday. I only have classes monday wednesday friday though, so I won't start till friday. I am excited to only have 2 semesters left!!! :) Hallelujah!

Well, lets be real, the best, most exciting news I have......FOOTBALL SEASON HAS ARRIVED!! Time for parties, wearing lots of cougar apparel, and nice long breaks from homework!! :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

My new Mascot

Here is my new mascot for seminary this year. The Madison Bobcats. A little more masculine then the Shelley Russets, but, let me tell you, they are proud to be potatoes. And to be completely honest. I REALLY miss Shelley. I loved it there. But Madison is great, the kids seem great so far, and I am excited to not have to make that long drive. A major perk to being a teacher, I get in to all the sporting events for FREE.

So, I guess all I have to say is.....................

GO BOBCATS!! Here is to a new school year!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I go back....

This movie brings me back to my days and years of playing basketball. Pep talks in the locker room, close games, friendships that got stronger with every win and loss.....some of the best times I remember of High School and middle School.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Much Needed Vacation!

**I don't know how to change to format of this so here you go, pictures first then text***







After taking Anatomy and Physiology/Anat. and Phys. Lab, Microbiology/Microbiology lab, Kinesiology/Kinesiology Lab, and Exercise Physiology....being Relief Society President, coaching some sports on campus and working, I was ready for a much needed break when my summer semester was over. I was 100% worn out. Classes were all passed, last minute duties and responsibilities with Relief Society were over temporarily, and work could now be done from anywhere....so I figured it was time for a break. I hadn't had more then 2 weeks since before the mission to just relax and catch up on a good book, (which is no ones fault but my own.....my dad says I am never completely happy unless I have so many things I am involved in that I am on the verge of a breakdown, which is partly true).

So, it was time for a road trip.

Now....for the details of the road trip.
3000 miles driven
45 hours in the car
Visited: Provo, Salt Lake City, West Valley City, St. George, Las Vegas, Barstow, Fresno, Sacramento, Elko, kaysville, Centerville, and Rexburg.
Family
Mission Reunion
Mission Comps
Good Friends
Seminary work done
Lots of Pictures Taken
Hours and hours of laughing and relaxing
A few GREAT books read
What does all this equal: The best three week vacation ever.
Then reality hit again today. Oh well!! Bring it on. I am ready for it.
See facebook for more pictures! :)

*Lindz*

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Inconceivable.

You know, I am not one to get real involved in politics. I vote, and I have strong feelings on specific subjects, but I never engage in any type of political conversations unless I am asking my parents for clarification. They usually send me to find out stuff on my own about it, so that I am making my own decisions as far as where I stand politically.

However. The overturning of Prop 8 is inconceivable. I can't believe it. Well, I can, but it is sad to see how the family is being so attacked by the adversary. Satan may have won this battle, but we know who will be victorious in the end.

It makes me grateful for a functional family, without many huge trials, with a mom and a dad who love each other and are faithful to each other. I am so blessed to have been raised in the Lord's true church and to know how important the family unit is.

As members of the church....we really are blessed. All we have to do is obey and everything will work out well in the end.

*Lindz*

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

FINISHED

I just finished the most intense semester of my life. I feel like a burden has been lifted! Grades turned out ok, but the most important thing is that I finished still sane. This 7 week break is much needed.

I havent posted pictures FOREVER. But, I have lots of fun adventures planned with cousins, mission comps, and family. So stay tuned!! Pictures will come.

For now, its time to party, relax, and gear up for seminary and school in just 7 short weeks!!!!

Most exciting thing this week: I get to see my mission president and wife again. Cant wait. :):):):)

have fun. I will be back with pictures shortly.

*Lindz*

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My New Loves....

This semester has been by far the busiest semester of my life, and yet it has been so good. I have learned so so so so so much. Temporally and spiritually. It has been a very successful semester....but lets be real, I can't wait for it to be over.

However, because of how busy this semester has been, I have found a few new loves...things that I can do to rejuvenate myself.

the SHreD. Amazing.
Taking my perfect drive (I say "my" drive, because it is the same course everytime and it is gorgeous and I love it) while listening to switchfoot, lifehouse, and taylor swift.
and lastly, something that I have come to love that I never have before is laying out in the sun with my ipod, doing my homework.

These are my new loves. They make me feel like a whole new person. at least for a little while! :)

*Lindz*

bytheway......9 days till Vegas, 11 days till Cali.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I'm trying.

Patience.....It's a virtue.

And I am working on it.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Are we there yet??

I have been asking myself this lately....only worded slightly different.

The real question is, "Am I there yet?????"

I don't know about everyone else out there, but this summer semester of school has kicked my butt. i have 4 of the hardest classes I have ever taken, and three of those classes are graciously accompanied by labs, which are just as much work. I have 11 weeks behind me and 1 1/2 to go. I think I need to book a cruise and just get away for, eh, I don't know, 6 months?

I don't think I have ever been this tired at the end of a semester. In fact, I don't think I have been this exhausted ever. I fall asleep everywhere, it has happened in the testing center the past 3 times I have visited that wretched place. I fell asleep standing up in my friends kitchen yesterday, talking to her. Heck, I have to look at my birth control container to figure out what day of the week it is.

So, the countdown/crunch time/final two weeks have begun.
7 tests
2 projects
6 meeting for Relief Society
2 ward activities
and 18 days till I am in the sunny california, relaxing by the pool with my cute little dog maggie.


So, back to my question: "Are we there yet?" Just about, then about a 5 week break before I do it all again. Graduation can't come soon enough!!

*Lindz*

Saturday, July 3, 2010

My. Job. Is. AWESOME.

My Job is awesome. In more ways than I can count. I absolutely love working for the Church Educational System. This job was given to me with nothing short of complete intervention from the Lord. Last fall, I was looking for a job harder then I had ever had to before. I have always just known people and I got jobs without really even trying. I was getting discouraged and I wanted so badly to just be working and have income and be able to feel better about what was going on in life. Well, I decided to enroll in an institute class, and within 4 or 5 weeks, I got put in the classroom to teach a practicum, and the next week I was offered a job to teach release time seminary (something I was completely unfamiliar with growing up in California) for the Church. I was STOKED. I couldn't believe that everything fell into place so smoothly and I couldn't wait to get started...especially since it was Book of Mormon.


Well....Last year I was assigned to Shelley Idaho to teach seminary and I absolutely loved it. I loved seeing my kids and feeling of their testimonies and seeing their happy faces. It was hard to see some struggle, and even harder when they were so discouraged they forgot where to turn. It was amazing when they turned to their one source of strength, their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to help them. I saw miracles happen in the lives of my students and I absolutely LOVED teaching at Shelley High School. (Even though their mascot is the Russetts. Seriously? But take my word for it, they are PROUD to be potatoes, and they will stand by it. I learned that asking them how they felt about it was a huge mistake!!!) The 45 minute drive each day to work was completely worth it when I knew there was a chance that I would go and be able to see one of my students feel of the spirit, and see their countenance change and their testimony grow.

This year I just got my new assignment. Everything isn't completely set in stone, but it is for the most part. I got assigned to teach Seminary in a small town about 20 minutes North of Rexburg called St. Anthony.
Let me tell you a little about this place:
Population: 3,401 people (AKA smaller then my high school)
Average Age: 30 (Seriously, if this is the average age, how many high schoolers are there going to be??)
Elevation: 4972 ft (Not sure why this matters but hey, just more info)
Amount of land the city takes up: 1.30 Square Miles

So, as you can see, St. Anthony is a small town full of youngens. But, I am SO excited to start teaching seminary again! And, I can't wait to be in St. Anthony. I am interested to be in a small town and kind of see how things roll. This year the topic is Doctrine and Covenants and Church History, and not only do I love the Prophet Joseph, but being able to serve my mission in the land that is hallowed by the life and death of the Prophet Joseph, and sanctified by the sacrifices of those early saints, makes it even more exciting. I. Can't. Wait.

*Lindz*

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cystic Fibrosis

As some of you may know, I have a brother who has a disease called Cystic Fibrosis. It is a genetic disease that is Autosomal Recessive. That means that both the mom and the dad had to be a carrier of the gene, and both have to pass it on in order for one of your children to have it. It is a disease that effects the respiratory system, and the digestive system, and just about every system in the body. It is something that people who have it can have and still live a normal life between hospital stays, testing, and taking lots of different machines and medications.

I love my brother and he is such a wonderful example to me of being steadfast and faithful even amidst the trials and hardships that come with having CF. He is amazing.

This semester I have been able to Visit Teach and live next door to a wonderful girl named Ali who also has CF. She is another person who is so inspiring and so humble. she is GORGEOUS and so talented, yet she recognizes the hand of the Lord in everything she does. Her and her sister who also has CF tried out for America's Got Talent with the stand that if you pursue your dreams, you can live life to its fullest and enjoy every minute that you have, even if you don't have as long as someone else. Below is their audition. It is so inspiring and so good. Ali and her sister are two strong girls who are motivated and positive even with the trials of CF. Watch the video. It is great!

America's Got Talent Christina and Ali 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad.


Meet My Dad.
He Rocks.
Let me tell you why.

1. He can always make me laugh.
2. He is quick to turn to the scriptures for answers.
3. He is very soft spoken and patient.
4. He has always suppported me in all of my decisions.
5. He has also supported me at all of my different athletic events throughout the years.
6. He always expresses how much he loves us.
7. He treats my wonderful mother (Who you heard about a while ago) with the utmost respect and love.
8. He expects us kids to do the same.
9. Through his example he has taught us how to work hard.
10. He helps me to see my potential.
11. He is friendly to EVERYONE. Seriously....my dad waves at everyone and starts conversations with the cashier at the store, to people in line with him, to everyone at church.
12. He is quick to serve. I used to hate mowing the neighbors lawn, and taking out their trash cans on trash day, but it is a lesson that has stuck with me.
13. He sends my mom to Idaho to visit me on Fathers Day. :)
14. He is a worthy priesthood holder, always ready to give a blessing at a moments notice.
15. He is a great leader, and knows how to get things done.
16. He cooks AMAZING taquitos. Ask anyone who has had them.
17. He builds up everyone around him.
18. He spends all the time he can with me and my brothers and my mom.
19. He is a great example of being dependable and being true to his word.
20. He is the best, most incredible dad I could EVER ask for!!

I could go on and on....but here is a good start.

I love you Dad! Wish you were here in Idaho!! Thanks for everything!
Love ya,
Lindz

Sunday, June 6, 2010

ha!

This song makes me smile. Don't take it seriously. Just laugh....because its funny!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

SpoNTanEoUs....

So, I have surprised myself lately. I have been way more spontaneous then ever before. I usually am the type of person that has to plan things out far in advance just to make sure every little detail is in order. I have a feeling that planning my wedding (Which is not happening anytime soon...) is going to be a disaster because of how much of a perfectionist I am. But anyway....I have been spontaneous and taken two trips on the spur of the moment. One to Arizona a couple months ago, and one to Logan this last weekend....to see my favorite mission companion, and one of my best friends ever....

the one and only, Lancaster. Funny how I still can't call her, or any of my companions for that matter by their first name and feel ok about it...

Anyway, I left right after RS on Sunday (I had to teach RS/Priesthood combined) and drove to Logan, hung out, and drove back on monday. It was great to not have to do anything productive, and not even think about school.

Now that I am back, the stress of midterms has hit, but hey, it was worth it...better then stressing about it all weekend, right?

I have learned an important lesson though....being spontaneous is great, it actually cuts back on the stress, because if you are smart, everything works out.

I will have to try this more often......

Monday, May 24, 2010

Go Ahead...Join the Club.

Ever since I got home from my mission, I have heard about something called "The Shred". I knew it was a workout video, and I have always been anti-workout videos, and so I never thought about it. Well....my roomies did it one night, and my attitude changed.

It. Was. Amazing.

The best 20 minute workout I had seen in a LONG time. So, I splurged. I went to WalMart....and spent a whopping $9 on Jillian Michaels 30-Day Shred. Ladies and Gentlemen....if you want a good workout, more like if you want to feel like you will never walk again.....Buy it. I love it.

It really is amazing. I started it with my friend Kathryn Ririe (who is the BEST)....and I will never turn back. It. Rocks. And it is great for people like me who are so dang busy you don't have time to breathe. 20 minutes is all it takes.

So, Go Ahead....Join the club...spend $9, and sacrifice 20 minutes each day, and get shredded, I dare ya!

I look forward to the results. 20 lbs in 30 days....not likely, but hey, it is a chance I am willing to take.

*Lindz*

Saturday, May 8, 2010

LOVE. HER.

I love this lady. She is the best mom I could've ever asked for. I know it is a day early, but here is a post dedicated to the best mom in the whole wide world. Sorry everyone else, but you guys are missing out! :)




I love my mom for so many reasons. I don't know where to begin.
1. She has taught me the importance of always relying on the Lord
2. She has great faith no matter what is going on
3. She has taught me to believe in myself, and never underestimate what I can become
4. She is so patient
5. She always talks highly of everyone
6. She is so quick to serve no matter how much she already has on her plate.
7. She is funny.....like REALLY funny!
8. I always have so much fun hanging out with her....whether it is driving 16 hours together on the way to school, or driving to sonic for a drink during happy hour.
9. She takes advantage of every teaching moment.
10. She is one of my best friends.
11. She is so selfless and always thinks about us kids before herself.
12. She gives great counsel and advice when I need it.
13. She has an amazing ability to lead with love
14. She has taught me the importance of hard work and always doing my best
15. She is so optimistic
16. Growing up, I can probably count on one hand how many athletic events she wasn't able to be at because of other kids' activities....that is a TON that she was at!! Like thousands.
17. She is quick to laugh and not stress
18. She has instilled in me a love for attending the temple regularly
19. She cares about all the little things going on in life....like whether or not my apartment has cute decorations at college.
20. pretty much....she is the BEST mom ever. I love her so much!
The list could go on and on and on.
I know if I become even half the mom that she was to me....I will be in good shape. I love you mom! Because of your example, I never have to worry about being a mom myself, because I know I will always have you by my side to help me out and teach me the ropes!
I am SO blessed.
LOVE YA MOMMA!
Lindsay
p.s. stayed tuned....next month you get to hear all about my dad!

Monday, April 26, 2010

I wish....

Sometimes I get to thinking about TiME. And how I wish it would go by faster. Other times I get to thinking about how I wish it would go by slower.

Lately I have been torn. Between my classes, my calling, and trying to balance everything in between, I kind of wish there were more hours in the day, that or just be blessed with some super power to work 10x faster then I normally do so I can get more accomplished and get more sleep at the same time.

But then...there is one thing I just can't wait for. One thing that will NEVER come fast enough! This is something I have wanted to have happen since my first day back on campus since the mission. This event is something I think about often (especially lately). Yet some people say to stop counting down till this day, that once it is here, I will dread it and wish is wasn't........ARE YOU Ready?????


GRADUATION!!!!!!

I am kind of over Rexburg, and BYU-Idaho. I need a change. But not sure what that will be. Maybe transferring to Utah State? Not sure.
Only time will tell! :)

Friday, April 16, 2010

By the Numbers

6 Days
Approximately 2300 Miles
A little more than 4 tanks of gas
About 75 Pictures taken
7 Family members I haven't seen....forever.
Dozens of different Activities
3 Scorpions
144 Hours of goodness and warmth

Add it all together and what do you get?

The best Break....EVER.

And I owe it to the two funnest people I have been around in a LONG time, not to mention a HILARIOUS couple. Thank you Bryce and Becca Henderson! I am glad I came!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Here's to a New Beginning

Well, this semester has been, lets say, interesting. Here's why....

1. Teaching Seminary is AMAZING, but lets be real, it is hard. You have 45 teenagers with all sorts of backgrounds walk through your door each day. Some are just flat out hilarious, all are pleasant for the most part, some want to be there, some dont. Some are quick too talk, some never do. The girls are pretty chill, most of the boys are too. But lets be real, they all have raging hormones at this age, so with that comes occasional attitudes, and funny/awkward moments. I have some GREAT stories! :) (Just ask if you want to hear them!) So, it has been a wonderful challenge that I will miss once summer comes!

2. My school schedule is slightly interesting. I found out it is going to take me yet another semester to graduate....and after working for 1100 hours in the medical field, they still are going crazy about me getting an internship! come. on. but, I love my classes this semester so we will see what next semester brings. Hello 17 credits.

3. I work at the temple every saturday and have two ward callings on top of that. Between those three, the weekends are packed. (between this and #1, I am also in a skirt....all the time. brings me back to the mission.)

So needless to say, I haven't had much time for play, but I get it in when I can. So, I am more determined then ever to have more chill time and relaxing time (the end of the semester is probably not a good time to start this, but hey, here is to a new beginning. I miss working out....for some reason. Usually getting to the gym is such a chore for me, especially when your i-pod gets stolen by your psycho neighbor. But as far as this new beginning goes, as part of this playing is concerned, I am going to start getting into shape so next semester will be the best ever...because, for the first time since before the mish....................
Competitive basketball....here i come.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Life.

Well....here is my update:

May be changing my major to get out of here quicker.
Is kind of beginning to be SO over Rexburg.
Went to Utah for the best weekend ever last week.
Can't wait till this weekend. Mission comps coming into town!
Have three callings, a job, and school keeping me busy.
Can't wait for A&P to be over.
LOVE my ward and my roommates. Very lucky once again.

Overall, life is looking good.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Best Video Ever

YouTube:

Advice from Elder Busche.

6 Minutes of AMAZING. Do. It.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2009...What a Year!

January: In the mission still, the best. place. ever. Having a great time in Mattoon Illinois, serving with Sister O'Reilly, trying to stay warm! :)

February: Finished my mission adn returned with honor. Got released :(. Geared up for another semester of school

March: got a job, spoke at EFY with Kenneth Cope, started another semester of college life.

April: School.

May: School, parents got me a car!!

June: found out I had to have surgery, continued studying hard! Realized I needed to stay in Rexburg. Was on the championship, undefeated, ultimate frisbee team at BYU-Idaho.

July: Finished another semester, went home and started working at the eye doctors office

August: got my gall bladder out, went back to Rexburg with no job or classes, hoping for the best.

September: Job hunted. Went to institute

October: Got an offer to substitute teach seminary. Started working as an ordinance worker in the rexburg temple. Got hired as an actual seminary teacher, not just substituting!

November: Went to Utah for thanksgiving! Hung out with the whole family there. BYU beat UofU in football!! great. month.

December: Went home for Christmas, got all ready for yet another semester at BYU-Idaho. Was trained by some of the head people over seminary and institutes from SLC in a great training. Went longboarding for the first time.

This year has been great. Now, its time to hang on, and enjoy the ride for 2010.