Thursday, October 16, 2008

Funnest Week So Far!

So, our computer is down and our neighbors moved away, taking their internet with them. That means that I stopped updating the blog really. However, we are someplace with internet, so I'm going to turn the keyboard over to my husband so he can give you all a quick update on our lives:

This has been the MFW, the Most-Fun-Week.  I entered a programming competition at school for a 3G iPod touch, and just missed it getting second place and a Mac programming book for the prize.  But I also won the suprise raffle at the end for another 3G iPd touch.  The next day I was layed off, so more time with Meggan and Gabriel!  We've been eating out a lot with the gift cards we've accumulated and running important errands together.  It's been so nice.  We jumped right onto job searching and I have found some good contracts that should be more lucritive that my last set up- so everything is good!  We feel bad for my old boss who feels like he failed the company when he had to let half of it go a week ago. 

We just feel very blessed. It's been a good learning experience, and also a nice reminder of how much we like spending time together as a family. It's hard to see getting layed off as a trial when everything that has come from it so far has been a real blessing. We are just really happy and enjoying whatever adventure this brings. Now we are off to Red Robin for lunch. Hurray for gift cards!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Ontario here...

Hi all- my first entry on my blog.  I also had a lot of fun on Saturday.  If Gabe is awake, he's always fun.  I've been thinking about this Saturday coming up too, and General Conference.  And I've been forming an opinion lately about living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and being your best in general.  It's based on a favorite scripture:
O that ye would awake; awake from a deep sleep, yea, even from the sleep of hell, and shake off the awful chains by which ye are bound, which are the chains which bind the children of men, that they are carried away captive down to the eternal gulf of misery and woe.
arise from the dust, my sons, and be men, and be determined in one mind and in one heart, united in all things, that ye may not come down into captivity;
Awake, my sons; put on the armor of righteousness. Shake off the chains with which ye are bound...
I think the prophet Lehi is warning about the kind of apathy that can creep over us slowly until it puts us to sleep.  So which of the following is worse, and please chime in below as you please:
1. Wanting to do what's right and doing it.  (I pick this as best.)
2. Wanting to do what's right and failing.
3. Wanting to do what's wrong and succeeding.
4. Not caring anymore about either.