First off I would like to say that texting conversations can be extremely annoying. EXPECT for when you are talking about something hilarious and you know the person you are talking to well enough that you imagine everything they are saying and the inflection and facial expressions with which they are saying it. SO funny. Emily, we are indeed full of laughter making.
I love church. It's one of the best ways to start out the week, don't you think so? I went to my family ward today because I sang a duet with my Father. My dad is talented. I’m grateful for his and my mother’s genes because they helped to develop the talents I have now! We sang Jesus, the Very Thought of Thee and my little brother Ben played a partial accompaniment on his Violin. He’s getting to be very good, I am so proud of him. And Ethan is as adorable as ever. Haha he kept dozing off to sleep in church on Sunday. It was pretty funny because every time his head would nod I’d poke him and he’d jolt up. Then I went to the singles ward and had a good Gospel Doctrine lesson on Johan and the Whale (or if you want to be technical, very large fish.)! We even colored! I love singles ward. Haha!
My mom and I talk about some crazy things. Things I don’t think anyone else ever talks about. Haha it’s pretty funny. And, My dad tell the most lame, most hilarious jokes and I love it because he laughs at them and pokes you like he's the funniest man on the planet, it's so great. My dad is an amazing man, I would be lucky to marry someone as good to me as he is to my mother. Oh! My little brother Ben is FIFTEEN! His birthday was on the 7th. That’s so strange. He’s really a legitimate teenager now, I can't ignore it anymore. He’s in high school and everything! And, he joined cross country! *sigh* what I wouldn’t give.
For Labor day my family all went hiking up in this BEAUTIFUL spot that is really not to far away. I love it. It’s up in the mountains and it’s called blue lake. You have to hike a mile down into it and in the summer you can swim and there are camping spots and rocks to leap off of and it is simply breath taking. If the Telestial kingdom’s beauty is equal to that of this Earth then I can understand when people say that everyone will find happiness in the kingdom they are in because the Earth is breathtaking. The Lord sure does know what he’s doing. It just makes me all the more excited for the glory of the Celestial Kingdom! I’m so glad I have knowledge of the truth. I can’t imagine not being able to have joy and excitement for both sides of life. Knowing even a sliver of what the Lord has in store for me is amazing. Nothing will keep me from that.
Sometimes… I like to go off-roading in a truck bed. And stand up while doing so! It’s a blast, especially when the guy is driving like a manic. Safety did not come first in this case! After we got up deep into the mountains we had a huge jam session and I played three of the songs I’ve written and people actually really liked them! I was so excited! Nervous. But it was exciting. I often feel like I live in my own little bubble of thoughts and that when I express them artistically no one but the Lord understands simply because… my expressions can be such a personal part of me; it’s personal even when the songs aren’t about me, they might be about… what I want for myself or don’t want or just… ya. Anyways, they were hits and it was exciting! I have found a pretty solid group of people here and I love Boise.
I have finished two whole books this week! One was A Walk In The Woods by Bill Bryson, and the other was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell. Good STUFF. I have gotten in a bad habit of not reading enough. Sometimes I simply forget and I don’t understand how because reading is delightful and as satisfying as breathing or eating for me so this must be remedied. But it has fallen by the wayside as of late and I am determined to Good Samaritan as quickly as possible!
Well, that's really all I have for today. So, in the parting words of a pretty good country song, God is great. Milk is good. And, people are crazy. :D