Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lake Blanche

So, I was sitting here thinking of something to blog about, and I really had no clue.  So I started looking through some older pictures and I remembered a pretty good story from when Heather and I were dating.  If you don't really know, I am not the biggest fan of hiking.  I like the outdoors, but if I can drive there, walk around a little, I'm fine with that.  I don't really like going on super long hikes.  However, I was trying to impress Heather, so I agreed to go on a hike with her up to Lake Blanche.  It looked like it would be an ok hike, not to long, and we would end up at a nice lake.

So we started the hike, and it went up, and seemed like it kept going and going.  It takes us a little bit longer than expected, because we really didn't think it would be that long, but we kept going because we wanted to see this lake.  We finally make it to the top, and we see just about the most disappointing lake that we can find.  It was a pretty small lake, and it was filled with weeds!  So we ate our little lunch that we took with us, took a few pictures, and then headed back.  So all in all, not the best hike, but it was some good quality time with Heather.  I think the thing that confused me the most though, was it seemed to be a pretty popular hike.  Why?  Beats me.  But I guess if you want to go on a hike, that was as good as hike as any.

I guess it did have a decent view from the top, and a nice little waterfall somewhere along the way!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Random Things for the Week

In class earlier this week, our teacher, Shayne Clarke, told us that we had to buy a Coke for a stranger.  Being kind of broke, and Heather being out of a job, I was wondering how I was going to to this.  Then, a wonderful thing happened.  For my Program Management class, we had to program an event.  Luckily, ours was this last Friday and I was in charge of getting some donations for prizes.

It was a 50's theme dance, and since I work at KFC/A&W, I decided to try to get a donation from them for the dance.  They were kind and gave me five gift certificates for a large float.  So the dance was going on and we had our competitions and prizes, but we only gave out two of the large floats, ironically they went to two of our teacher's kids.  So I still had three left.  I was very tempted to keep them for myself, but I figured that wouldn't be the best thing to do.

So I watched the people dancing and an older couple really stood out to me.  They danced most of the dances and were really enjoying themselves, you could really see how much they loved each other.  So I grabbed two of the gift certificates and said that since they seemed to be having the most fun, they got to have them.  I know we were supposed to be making someone else happy, but I honestly just want my wife and me to be that happy when we get old, and so it was a joy to watch them dance!

What happened to the last gift certificate you may ask?  Well, that went to my sister for being so kind and babysitting for us!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Camp Out!

So, it has been another one of those busy weeks where I feel like everything is being crammed on my right now.  I had the lucky opportunity though to go on a camp out with my scouts Friday night.  I know many of you might not think I was really "lucky" to go on that camp out, but I would disagree.  The camp out was quite unorganized, considering we had a nice training camp out planned for the boys, but last Sunday, we found out the stake pow wow had been changed from noon to nine in the morning.  Giving us only a week to plan a completely new camp out, which would have been ok, except for the fact that all the young men leaders are in school and we all had really busy weeks.  So we went to a place near Goshen, UT, told the boys to bring their own food, and got them back in time the next morning for breakfast before the stake pow wow, that the stake provided.  So it was a short camp out, but Friday night was great.  We had a nice fire, which is always nice, but we also had a lot of fun playing some games.  I slept pretty well, because I actually brought an air mattress, which was really nice, and so all in all it was a great relaxing camp out that I got to spend with the scout and the other scout leaders.  Now it's back to the grind of school.  I have two midterms this week and a big project for one of my classes.  Oh well, here we go!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

New Journey!

And so begins a new journey in our life.  Since Heather was younger she would get ulcers in her stomach whenever she was in an abusive relationship.  She hasn't had one for quite a while, but that changed this week. Heather switched from her corporate job at Kneaders to just working as a pastry chef in one of the stores because it was too much stress and not enough structure.  When she transferred, they said they were going to fire the pastry chef that was there, which they were planning on doing anyways, but they also promised that they would get her an assistant soon.  With her doing great at her job, pastry sales were starting to pick up a lot at the store, and with Valentine's Day right around the corner, there was no sign of an assistant.  They did say that the new corporate girl would come in Valentine's Day to help out, but the help was needed in the prep work, not the finish work.  She was also told on Monday that she would have to work on Tuesday, her normal day off, because the corporate girl was getting married.  Instead of telling this would be for two weeks, they waited until the next Monday to let her know she would have to work again on Tuesday.  This was too much for Heather and her ulcers started to kick in again.  So, we decided to do what was best for her, and she quit.  Normally she would give a two week notice, but because of the situation she was in, she quit on Friday and is not going back in.  And thus our new journey begins.  Heather gets to look for a new job and we get to start a new chapter in life.

On the bright side, as soon as she decided to quit, the ulcers went away and Heather is loving her time and home with Beth.  So now we will depend even more on the Lord to help us through this time and lead us in the path we need to go!