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Sunday, October 30, 2011

And it came to pass...

I could truly be dead right now. I've never had more of a 'near death experience' than I did tonight.
Story time: Today, I was driving with mi amiga, Erica. We were about to cross a very busy street. She entered the street and there was a truck coming right at that moment. In my head, I was thinking about how close the truck was but maybe Erica knew what she was doing. I mean, obviously, I'm not a good driver at all. I'd call my self a beginner, for sure. So, I wasn't going to say anything. When I thought about it more, I realized that if we kept going, this truck would definitely smash into us. I really didn't want to say anything but then something made me say, "Uhh....there's a truck right there." Erica slammed on the brakes and we missed the truck by a split second. If I hadn't said anything, both Erica and I would not be here right now. It was such a quick thinking process because all of this happened within about 5 or 10 seconds. Both of our hearts completely stopped, and then started to race faster than ever before. As we continued driving, we both almost started crying very hard, but somehow we managed to keep it together. It was the scariest moment of my life. 

I know that it was the Holy Ghost who put the words into my mouth to tell Erica that the truck was coming. Obviously, Heavenly Father really is looking out for me. I still don't even feel like it was me who said those words but somehow I did. We hear stories all the time about how people listen to the Holy Ghost and act on it. I used to think about how maybe people just assumed that it was the spirit that told them what to do. I thought that maybe they just told everybody that that was who helped them. I guess that I never fully understood how people could discern whether they made decisions by themselves and it was coincidentally the right decision, or they actually felt the spirit prompt them to do something. In this case, I KNOW, with a certainty, that it was the Holy Ghost who told me to say that. If I hadn't listened, I would truly and honestly be dead.

Today has been a great learning day for me. We had a fantastic talk in sacrament meeting, a wonderful lesson in sunday school, and an awesome youth discussion. And then this happened and I learned so much from this experience.

Happy Sabbath, Friends.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Do you ever feel inadequate? Or maybe insignificant?
I do.
Oh well. I guess that I'll just have to stop feeling that way! Cause, I know that I'm not.

By the way...this makes me so fetching happy! Yellowcard came out with an acoustic version of their last album, When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes. It is sooooooooo fantastic! 
One song from that album is this--

Monday, October 24, 2011

Don't You Just Love Recitals? I Don't.

I really enjoy recitals. Especially when they are FOREVER long and I'm wearing the tightest hat I've ever worn in my life. Why was I wearing a hat? Because my violin teacher had the brilliant idea to dress up for our recital tonight. Fun, eh? Actually, it could've been more fun but I decided to wear a hat that was clearly to small for me! Oh, well. I made it through with only minor(actually..major) mistakes in my piece and the thoughts that I will never have to play that dang song again! *HOPEFULLY

Anywho, I'm feeling a bit stressed right now because of a few things. One of them being Chemistry.................and one of them being Sadies. Why? Sadies should not be a big deal, right? So, why is it? Oh well. I'll for sure make it through since I have a *mostly* fantastic group and a super awesome date! I'm actually pretty dang stoked that our shirts are yellow. I don't know why. But I'm in love with the idea of us both wearing yellow! Haha. :) This will be great fun!

PS) Guess what I'm listening to! Since you'll probably never guess....I'll show you! :) Listen to it and you'll never be the same! If you don't want to listen to the whole anyways. I really love the second guy's voice and the amazing key change right around the 3 minute mark. It will make you have goose-bumps!


The Swingle Singers.............

.............are quite amazing (I didn't watch the whole music if it's just weird...just listen, don't watch) and Peter Hollens is also quite amazing..........

...........put them together and you they are just SUPER DUPER FANTASTICALLY AMAZINGLY SUPERB! :) 
(as you can see with A Poor Wayfaring Stranger)
PPS) It's pretty funny that I actually got on the computer to get a current event.....and now here I am! :D hehehehe

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

My Sincerest Apologies

Why am I apologizing? Well, of course, it is because I have not posted in quite some time. I have been rather absent and I am very sorry. Although, I do have some good excuses. Or, rather, ONE good excuse. That excuse is that my mom was in Pennsylvania for a little over a week and then my dad went up there to meet her there and then they went to New York. So, in other words....I was not allowed to use the internet during that time. It was two weeks! But, other than that...I've just been lazy.
Some rather exciting things have happened between my last post and now. But...I don't remember some of them. So, I will just write about one of them. I happened to go to my first rock concert last Thursday. 

Exciting? YES! It was so fun! Ryan Key, the lead singer, said that he was trying to watch his mouth because he was in Utah. That definitely made my entire day! Especially considering the fact that I already love him a whole lot! Also, Sean Mackin, the violin player, has really cute dimples and he did a back flip! Wahoo! But, one of the best things that happened was when my feet were cemented to the gum! EWWW!!!! What an experience! The opening bands were quite good, too. Personally, I liked Every Avenue better than Go Radio, but they were both pretty dang good! It was quite an experience to remember! Anywho, that's all for now.

PS) I'm already getting really excited for Christmas. It's only something wrong with me?

PPS) I think that Jane is a middle name that can go with ANY other name. Becca Jane, Bailey Jane, Lili Jane, Tyler Jane, Nathan Jane, Bobbie Jane, Robert Jane, Petunia Jane. I don't just rolls off the tongue! I quite like it!