Sunday, September 25, 2011

Catch-up for the last 2 weeks

Thomas has had an opportunity to participate in the New Testament film 3 days over 3 weeks so far. We're planning to make him a nice New Testament era costume over the next little bit so he can dress up for Halloween with the full effect of the beard.

Lisa got to attend a baby shower last weekend for her very first roommate, Trista, who is due to have baby #2, a girl, next month. It was fun to catch up with that group of friends (well, at least Natalie and Trista! Missed seeing those absent!).

Later that day the Bradshaws and the Grigsbys went out mini-golfing, just before the BYU football team suffered a major loss to the University of Utah's team. David won overall, with Thomas in second place and Shari in third.

Anyway... we're still around despite our waning presence on the web these days. We're finally getting over a horrible cold we've both struggled with for several weeks (thanks, Mom, for the get-well package!!). Thomas has been working on creating a family history database/program. Lisa has been mainly focusing on school, with only slight diversions in crafting and cooking.

We're excited for the upcoming General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints next weekend and hope our readers will join us in watching. The General Relief Society Broadcast was held last night and the videos are already archived at the site above if you would like to watch! We're grateful for latter-day prophets and apostles and the restored priesthood. Temple attendance blesses and strengthens us.

Families can be together forever!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

BYU Fall 2011 and other news

Hello hello! This post is a bit late because we are back to being super busy.... but in a boring way, where there's not much to tell about.

For starters, school has recommenced. I plunged into 16.5 credit hours of college courses at the Y last Monday. I am taking several science classes, the hardest so far being Chemistry (Chem 111). In addition to these, I am taking a Technical Writing course (Engl 316) and a course called "Housing the Family" (SFL 230). I have a busy schedule, but it's pretty interesting for the most part. I feel old because my Chem class is mostly freshmen, and it is geared toward them (e.g., a freshmen mentor introduced himself to the class this week). I do have a Geology (111) class with my cousin, Will, and I look forward to getting to know him better!

As is the tradition, President and Sister Samuelson addressed the school on Tuesday during the first devotional of the semester.

The New Testament film project also got rolling last week. Thomas has spent 2 days so far as an extra-- which is really cool, because they dress him up in period clothing, and even apply stage makeup to make him look darker/dirty. While most of his time there is spent waiting, he enjoys moments when he can see the Jerusalem set and actually participate in scenes being shot.