Thursday, November 29, 2007

Six More Days

Well, here I am six days until I leave on my mission. I think that I finally have everything that I need! It was getting really scary up until Tuesday. Now I just have to pack everything and hope that my luggage will loose weight before I leave the MTC! I am just over the weight capacity, but I will be getting a backpack in the MTC, so hopefully I will be able to distribute some weight and be good to go.

Wow, It is getting so close! I can hardly believe this is all happening. I know that next Wednesday I will be in the MTC, but it doesn't feel like it is going to be any different then any other day. I am nervous because I don't know what to expect, but over all I am at peace with everything. No worries. I know the Lord will watch over me and my family and everything will be fine.

I have to laugh. My mom and my little brother both got jobs today. It sort of just happened. My little brother will go back to work with Kennocott and my mom will be working as an aid at a local charter school. Now we just need to work on my dad's job.....

Well it is late and I better go... Maybe before I leave I will post some pictures, after all I have a ton to post.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Well, I thought I would post something.... it has been a while shince I last updated.

Things are going well and I am getting close to being ready for my mission. I have my shoes and a few clothes. Really all I have left to go is the last minute things, and a few more clothes. The clothes are what I am most worried about. We are having a hard time finding clothes that are appropriate for a sister missionary. Has anyone ever heard of long skirts?

I am a little nervous! My farewell talk is this coming Sunday. I worry about talking in front of people, and my family and friends are going to be there. Oh well, I will get through it.

I have some new pictures of my nephew that I need to get posted, he is two and a half months, but he seems older since he is so long. He is about the size of a 5-6 month old baby.

Well, that is about all that I have right now for you.


Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Life updates

Well, here is a quick update for everyone. Last Thursday was my last day at Morris Murdock Travel. I was scheduled to work until Nov. 16, but the upper management wanted to make room for new employees. It just would have been nice if they would have given me more then an hour to clean out my desk. I found out on Thursday at about 4pm and was out of there by 5pm. It was a bit of a shock, really, but it works out better in the end. Now I have time to get things ready for my mission. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to get everything I needed and put it all together while I was working, and now I don't have to worry about it. My mom isn't too happy, money is a little tight right now and it would have been a great help to have my last few paychecks. Oh well, we just have to take life as it comes to us.

Yesterday I went mission shopping with my mom, my sister-in-law, and baby Arthur. It was a lot of fun. My mom and I got to take turns holding the baby, and he was sooo good. He hardly fussed the whole time we were there. It is so much fun to do things with family.

Any way, there is my update.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Mission Call

I got my mission call today! I am going to the Illinois Chicago North Spanish speaking mission. I am way excited!

I stayed home sick today. It was about noon when my younger brother got home from school (he is a college student) and he knocked on my door and told me that a white envelope came in the mail today that might interest me. So I got out of bed to open it. Every one was home except my dad, I tried to call him, but he was out to lunch, too bad for him I wasn't about to wait. I opened it with my mom and brother there. It was exciting. I called my grandmas, two of my aunts and my neighbor who is a really good friend. I know there are a lot of people I need to tell, but I am having a hard time remembering who I need to call and let know. I am posting on line and sending e-mails, which should get the word out to most everyone. We will see. How exciting! I leave Dec. 5 for the MTC.

Bear Lake

The lake was a lot of fun. So much fun, in fact, that I got really sun burned! Haha. Go figure, I had to be dumb and not put any sun screen on. I am still suffering from the red burning flesh. Oh well. I went up with my family and my friend Jessi. We had a lot of fun. It was like a mini family reunion, there was a lot of my family up there for Labor Day. Jessi went on a motor boat for the first time and tubing for the first time. We went out in the canoe and went around part of the lake. it was great fun. I have a few pictures of our trip.

There were a lot of tide pools along the edge of the lake.

Sand sculptures, like this lizard, dotted the beach were we were at.

Jessi and I took a walk along the shore and we found a sand castle some boys had just finished. It is supposed to be like Hogwarts. I think they sis a pretty good job.

The clouds were so beautiful while we were there.

This is a picture of Jessi, I really liked how the sun was hitting the water, and having the sun behind her made a really neat effect.

There were quite a few sail boats and catamarans on lake.

I really like the effect of the sun silhouetting everything in the foreground.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Comming Weekend of fun

Woot! We are headed to Bear Lake tomorrow! A weekend of fun. We don’t get out too often as a family, so this will be nice. I will have to get a lot of pictures while I am there to share with you.

First tomorrow my mom and I will go up to Swiss Days. It is a nice festival up in the mountains we love to go to. They always hold it over Labor Day. I am planning on getting my mom her birthday present while I am there. Her birthday is on Tuesday. :D
After we explore Swiss Days we will pick up my dad, younger brother, and my friend Jess and we will go up to Bear Lake. Every year my Aunt and Uncle invite the family up to their cabin for Labor Day weekend. We have a nice party and have a great time with everyone. This year will be fun because they have just built a new cabin up there. I don’t think it is quite finished, but it will be nice and fun none the less. I get lots of pictures and let you all see!

Tuesday I have work off, so I will have to post all of my pictures, those of my new nephew and of the trip this weekend.


Monday, August 27, 2007


Oh, here is my baby nephew!

Big yawn!

He looks just like my older brother!
Sleepy baby!
I am so excited! I just became a first time aunt! Arthur John Mendenhall V was born today at 10:41 am, he is 6 lbs 13oz, 21” long and has dark hair. Mom and baby are doing fine, in fact baby Arthur is sneezing (he is his father’s son!). I can’t wait until I get off work so I can go up to the hospital and see the family! I love babies and can’t wait to spoil my little nephew! A.J. (my brother) and Chelsea are going to be cute parents! Any way… I will have more of an update later.

I’m going to have to come up with a fun nick name for the little guy, Arthur just doesn’t fit! It may down the road, but right now it doesn’t work for him. It reminds me too much of my dad. But who knows, when I go to see him tonight I might change my mind.

When I get some pictures I will post them for you to see!
I will edit this after I go see the baby.

~:~Edit~:~ Oh Little Arthur is soooooo Cute! He has his mother's nose, or so it seems, and his mannerisms already seem to mirror his father. It is funny, he will cry for what seems no apparent reason and stop mind cry and fall asleep, as if he is in protest of something and then not care. He had a hard time staying awake while feeding. He likes to cover his face with his hands. Chelsea told me that when he first came out he had his hands covering his face and he continued to do so all day yesterday. He is so precious! When I got to the hospital both Chelsea and her mom were so tired I was able to hold Arthur for about an hour and a half, I got him all to myself while they got some rest. Chelsea is keeping him in her room and not in the nursery, so when Chelsea is resting her mom is helping take care of the little one. Poor A.J. is so busy, he has to go to classes today teach classes and go to his part time job. At least he was able to be there most of yesterday. What a busy guy. He is in his masters program, teaching a few classes, and has a part time job. He may be busy but he is going to be a cute daddy! I can't wait to get the pictures from Chelsea's mom with A.J. and his baby! I will have to post some pictures as soon as I get them!

Blog erlogel

As silly as I think this is, I am going to do it all the same. A Little blurb about me.... nothing special, just a little hello.

This is my first "blog", which is about time since I have done things similar to this in the past. I don't have a lot of time since I work full time and have a two hour commute every day. I won't make any promises that I will update very much or that often, but I hope that I will post something worth while to everyone. This blog is mostly for those who know me, but i also would love to make new friends.

I work at a local travel agency as a travel specialist. It is the biggest travel agency in the area. It is fun and I learn a lot, but I don't know if it is quite for me. Maybe I just need to get used to the job and gain a clientele before I can decide if it is for me or not. After all I have only been with this company for just under a year, I started last October. Well... we will see what happens.

I am planning on serving a mission for my church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have turned my papers in and now I am just waiting to see where I am called to. I am really excited to see where I will go. I am really excited to go out and serve the lord.

Well, that is about it...

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