The way things are

Life is a really hard game. The pieces keep falling out of those teeny little cars!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

At Work

I've been wanting to blog for a while, but I never seem to have the time. Anywho, I have about 6 minutes left of my break, so maybe I can crank one out real quick.

I've just been thinking about Prop 8 lately (I wonder why) and I thought I'd join the ranks of those who have posted about it. Jacob and I were talking about the various posts lately (he's been reading more of your blogs than I have!) and about how the Church has been so outspoken about it. It's pretty crazy--even though we don't live in California, I feel like we're still in the thick of everything.

Because I got married and changed my name in Utah, I now am no longer registered to vote in California. So no votes for me. But I would have voted yes. I changed my Facebook status to reflect that, and I fear I may have offended or at least hurt some of my friends. That was not my intention at all. Normally I am not outspoken about my political views, but I feel this is a really important issue. The Church has made a big deal of it, and I feel it is our duty to stand with our leaders and make our stance clear.

Jacob pointed out that the Church will probably lose a lot of current and prospective members as it stands against gay marriage, and I agree with him. This will be a decisive issue for many members who are currently riding the fence. And--now, I mean no offense to anyone when I say this--but I don't think that is such a bad thing. Of course I want all of my friends to embrace the Gospel and stick with the Church, but realistically that is not going to happen. And with the current state of the world and the impending Second Coming of the Savior, people need to take a stance one way or another. Maybe all of this hoopla is encouraging just that. Who's on the Lord's side, who?

Regardless of your opinions and choices, I will still be your friend of course. And honestly, I really do have sympathy for those who feel they are being deprived of the right to marry the love of their life. I do not wish pain upon anyone, nor do I think we should spurn those who have other opinions than we do. I just couldn't help thinking that these issues are really testing us. Someday we will all have to make a choice, and it's going to matter which side we choose.

Saturday, October 04, 2008


Every time I go to write a blog I don't know what to say, or I remember something else I have to do, or I get bored, or class ends...

Anyway, sorry I disappeared for a while.

Life is good. Really good actually. It feels like I'm crazy busy, but most of it is fun stuff. Even some of my classes are fun. My harp arrived from California with my grandparents today. We haven't had a chance to move it downstairs yet, but hopefully tomorrow we can. Then I can tune it and play!

Being married is like living in a fairy tale. Well, most of the time. I still have to go to school and work and rehearsal and we have more bills to pay and all of that jazz, but being married to Jacob is fantastic. Sometimes I just wonder how I ever made it this far in life, how I found someone so amazing to marry, how he loves me more than anything. I'm happy.

Sometimes life is frustrating. You know, not having a permanent home, not having a real job, all the stuff that comes with being a college kid. But we're doing well and we're on our way into the real world. Plus Jacob is so fun and he makes me laugh so I never stay frustrated for long.

Oh yeah and I got into the El Ed program at BYU. Yay! I'm not a "pre" major person anymore. One step closer.

Yay for life. Call me sometime.