Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
"This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy."
-George Bernard Shaw
Epistle Dedicatory to Arthur Bingham Walkley
“Man and Superman: a Comedy and a Philosophy”
today i'm trying to not be a feverish selfish little clod.
found quote via here.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
this afternoon we went to a pumpkin patch.
we paid 5 bucks per person and got on a trailer hayride, pulled by an extremely old-fashioned tractor.
this wasn't even the tractor. the tractor that pulled us was even OLDER.
then we got out to the pumpkin patch.
more pumpkins than i have ever seen before! we got to each pick our own pumpkin out, and they had some HUGE ones.
i know that this might not be blog-worthy to some people. but, to us, it was the perfect afternoon.
here's the reason. we are just thrilled to be here. we love the mountains, love the friendly people, love the way people get into the holidays here.
we LOVE halloween. we used to celebrate it in australia, but it just wasn't the same. a lot of our friends there consider it an "american" holiday (which i guess makes it unworthy of celebrating :). i used to pray i would find an orange pumpkin in the grocery store for us to carve. last year i actually talked to the produce manager and he special ordered me a couple from queensland. guess how much they cost . . . $19.99 each! therefore, we only bought one. so when we sat on our hay bale and came within sight of the pumpkin field, i actually felt like crying. to be back here, with family and friends, and get to experience autumn and halloween simultaneously this year, it's just THE BEST!
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
Monday, October 05, 2009
Sunday, October 04, 2009
one of my favorite quotes from conference so far:
"First, I give counsel to husbands and wives: pray for the love which allows you to see the good in your companion, pray for the love that makes their weaknesses and mistakes seem small, pray for the love to make your companion's joy your own, pray for the love to want to lessen the load and soften the sorrows of your companion."
-President Henry B. Eyring
*photo via flickr