Thursday, May 26, 2011

Remember This???


Remember this video??
Be Jealous, because I'm going to go play with them.....for a week.

Clean room? check.
Fill us with gas? check.
Laundry? in the process....
Get cool stuff for Beck? check.
Pack? check.
Get I-pod ready? check.

I. Cant. Wait.
Im going back to my old stompin grounds and am COMPLETELY stoked.

See ya'll in a week.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Saturday!!

HAPPY SATURDAY FOLKS!!!

I'm going here today......



And I'm excited!!!

Enjoy your Saturday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Funny People Take 2

When I worked for the housing office at BYU-Idaho, I used to joke around with my boss about how I could write a book and title it "Stupid Questions", due to the large array of questions I received each night. And just so you don't think I'm being too harsh, here is an example: A girl would call me 100% ticked and she'd say, "Lindsay!!! My roommate used my paper towels!!" Which would cause a huge fight and they would want to know what to do. My response was Christlike 99% of the time. But I really wanted to say, "Get over it!"

Well, today that book would've been added to.

Today at work:

Phone rings....
Me: "Insight Vision Center, this is Lindsay"
Man: "Hi Lindsay this is _________, and i was just wondering. I was in to see Dr. Poulsen and I have an eye disease called (dont remember), and I am always in a lot of pain. In fact, Im just going to be really bold and say that in order to lessen the pain, I smoke a lot of pot. And I'm wondering if Dr. Poulsen will write me a prescription to make it so I can legally smoke pot to get rid of the pain."
Me: "Can you please hold?"
BUST. OUT. LAUGHING. While conspiring with co-workers....
Me: "Can I get your number and I will write a note for the doctor to look at?"

Phone call wraps up, and I bring the chart with a note on it back to triage...grinning (insert: laughing) all the way.

My job is hilarious.

Friday, May 13, 2011

CraZy FuN...or somethin' like that

So, being home isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Its still kind of interesting though being home after living on my own for the last 7 years. (Saying that made me sound SUPER old, reality check) But overall good.

Let me count my blessings before I share some shower thoughts:
-I have a job.....part time, but its a job.
-My parents are hilarious. You want a good laugh, come join us for dinner, its pretty interesting, and you will laugh.
-I'm getting more opportunities to date then I've ever had in my life (yes...in Fresno. Believe it.)
-My bishopbric is phenomenal. I love them all so much already.

I have more time on my hands since I've graduated then I've had since probably 4th grade. Seriously. From 4th grade on I was in piano, I had sports, destination imagination, callings, etc, that have kept me super busy. But this extra time has helped me to reflect on kind of where I'm at...and my thoughts have frequently gone back to February 26th, 2009 at 5:00 when President Parker came to my door to release me as a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My mission seriously means everything to me. I think about it everyday.

But, let me tell you about that day...I've never heard anybody really talk about what its like being released from the mission...because it's absolutely terrible, and thats me being positive. I think the closest thing to being released from the mission is imagining yourself on a train. The train is going 100,000 mph, and you are so caught up in the train ride and the excitement, challenges and struggles that come with this journey you are on. Well, out of nowhere, the train stops, without any real warning. So, you fly out of your seat, and slam into the back of the seat in front of you, and like slowly melt down the back. Now, translation: When you get released from the mission, its like your whole sense of self-identity is lost, and you have to rediscover who the new "you" is. You've been going a million miles an hour and then you come to a complete stop. You know the day is coming but you keep putting the thoughts off because you have come to love the people and the work more than you can put into words. You are no longer referred to as the sacred title of Elder/Sister, but now you are once again Lindsay. You now have to focus on yourself, on getting a job, going to school, and trying to find "Mr. Right". It's like a whole new life that you are beginning to lead again, only now you are more refined, more spiritual, and you have more of an eternal perspective.

Now, why have I been thinking so much about that? I kind of feel like I am in a very similar situation now. Having just graduated, Im trying to figure out what the Lord expects of me now, where I am supposed to go from here, etc. I feel like I am beginning to once again lead a new life, full of new knowledge, skills, and experience. But once again, this transition hasn't come without its challenges and struggles. I went from taking 19 credits a semester, teaching seminary, playing on two basketball teams, coaching an ultimate frisbee team, and being Relief Society President, (AKA: Once again running a million miles an hour)to having a much more chill last semester, and now, just working 4 hours a day. My dad always says that I'm never completely happy unless I'm just a little stressed. I'd have to agree. I love being busy, having to run from one place to the next, and just being involved in a lot of different things. People told me when I got off the mission that the best is still to come, the transition would be easy, and life would move on. NOT!!!! Life moved on, life was still good, but the transition stunk, for a good 8 months. Then, Graduation happened, and people made it seem like even though the economy stunk, people would flock to you to hire you because you have a degree, and you graduated from the "Lord's University". Once again not the case.

Now, I don't mean to be negative, because with trials, and hard transitions come learning experiences, and testimony building tender mercies, given to us from the One who knows us perfectly, and so intimately. I'm learning once again how close He is to me, and I'm beginning to feel His love in a way I never have before. I've become so much more grateful for a Bishop who wants more than anything to help and encourage me through challenging yet crucial times of transition, and refining. I've realized once again how blessed I am to have such amazing friends in my life, who are such wonderful supports all the time. I've realized how even when we are far from perfect, the promise made in the Doctrine and Covenants rings true when the Lord tells us that "He will be on our right hand and on our left, and His angels round about us to bear us up". I am so grateful for hard times, for transitions, and for the way the Lord refines us and puts people in our path when we need them most. I am just very grateful for eternal families, wonderful parents, and a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Change stinks, but I'm grateful for it. Life is good, and the best is yet to come. And I have a Heavenly Father who loves me more than my own earthly parents...I don't know how that's possible, but I'm so grateful for that eternal truth.

*Lindsay Ann*

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Momma



I could go on and on about my mom, but I think two sentences could summarize it perfectly: If I'm ever even half the mom she is, I will be SO happy and my kids will be Lucky. I LOVE YOU!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New little Crafty Craft.

So I saw this on a friends wall at school and fell in LOVE with them.
And I was reminded of this blog when she told me where she found it.

http://www.makeit-loveit.com/

thats where I learned how to make these:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=1668935530153&set=a.1497503084449.2067350.1440290705&type=1&theater

Its SUPER SUPER easy and it makes you feel super cute and crafty.
Buy some cute fabric. Buy some cute frames. Invite over a friend. And have some fun.

On makeit-loveit.com heres how you get to it:
-go to tutorials
-decorate my home series
-then go to 3D framed flowers.

These ladies are SUPER hip and have the CUTEST ideas. And if I can successfully do them, you for sure can!

I did make a few changes on mine though:
on the middle flower where you cut out all of the individual pedals, I cut out 24 instead of 12, and I backed them. The fabric I liked wasn't double sided, and so I put two pieces together in order to have the design on both sides. I also only put like 9 of the pedals on instead of the 12. I made mine bigger because I thought I would like it more and all 12 looked to crowded. I just did 3 8x10 frames that were like 3 dollars each at Target.

Anyway...super easy, and pretty quick.

Monday, May 2, 2011

What is Faith?

I've been thinking a lot lately about faith.

What is faith?

There is the common answer of being able to believe without seeing.

But I believe it goes so much deeper then that.


Faith is more than anything a principle of acting.

Faith means you continue to pray even when you aren't getting answers right away.

A good bishop once said, "Even a struggling prayer demonstrates faith"

Faith is taking that first step to change, repent, and become better...no matter what that step may be.

Faith is never giving up, no matter how hard the fight against the adversary may seem because you know who is in charge, and you want to obey him.

Faith is trusting in the Savior and his Atonement. Always.

Faith helps us remember who we really are, Children of God.


Faith is exemplified in the lives of so many people...

Nephi had the faith to "go and do"

Abinadi had the faith to continue teaching even when he knew he would die.

Alma had the faith to stand up against King Noah and go on to baptize hundreds.

The Brother of Jared had the faith that the Lord would help him have light in his vessels.

Enos had the faith to pray and access the Atonement in His life.

The 2000 Stripling warriors had the faith to go where they had never been before, becuase they knew the Lord would protect them.

Joseph Smith had the faith to say the Heavens are open, Christ lives, and the Godhead are three separate and distinct beings, and because of that, he was persecuted from the moment he walked out of the grove of trees.

The list could go on and on.


True faith is always centered on the Lord Jesus Christ, and on true principles.

True faith always leads us to act.

Having and increasing our faith will strengthen our armor so we can become more valiant servants of God.

The more faith we have, the less power Satan and his minions have.


Faith is Power. It is Protection.

It gives us Peace and Strength.


Long story short: You just gotta have faith.