lindy is engaged.

I am really happy for her. I think Malinda and Alex are a beautiful couple. When she called to tell me the news, I was in my bed in my pajamas with my whitening trays in... etc.... you get the picture. But I decided that I needed to see the ring right then and I wanted to take some pictures of them engaged because Melissa and Aaron took a few pictures of them the night they got engaged and they use them all the time. So here are a few of the remnants of that blessed occasion.
trying not to smile with my teeth (hello I couldn't have a big glare from my whitening tray!)
so cute. Al made sure he proposed on a Sunday because Lindy loves to be dressed up.

happy bride -to-be!


Riddle Answer

Hey team. So about the riddle- the response has been seriously lacking. Thanks for that. But a few ideas were fire, map, or body and soul. I think I am going to just give up and ask my teacher. But thanks to those who tried!



Hey team.
I am in a letterpress class called "type as image." In the class we will make images out of text. For example, last week I had an assignment to draw a fish but I could only use characters- like punctuation, letters, and numbers. This week's assignment is in riddle form. My teacher gave me a riddle and I have to make an image of the answer with the riddle text. It doesn't matter if this doesn't make sense. Basically the thing I need is help with the riddle. I have to solve it and then do my assignment. My room mates and I have come up with some ideas but I e-mailed my teacher and I still wasn't right. But I need to start my assignment and I can't even find the answer online (yep I totally googled it). Check it out:

I've heard tell of a noble guest;
man entertains him. He's not prey
to hunger pangs or burning thirst;
age and illness are unknown to him.
If the servant tends him well, satisfies
this guest who must go on a journey,
both will be happy in their home,
live in prosperity, surrounded
by a family; but there'll be sorrow
if the servant neglects his lordly guest,
his ruler on the journey. Think of them
as brothers, fearless of each other.
When they depart, together desert
one kinswoman (their mother and sister),
both suffer hurt. Let him who can
put names to the pair I describe -
the guest, then his servant, the host.

After I asked my teacher some questions, he said "It has very much to do with the pair and relationship." Any ideas would be very helpful.


Best Buds

Laura got married. She moved here in 8th grade from California and her parents bought a house about 200 yards away from mine. We went to girls camp at Bear Lake and she was in my group and the rest is history. We have played soccer and kind of tennis for a few years. I would pick her up on the way to the bus everyday (yeah I had to leave a couple minutes early to compensate... ha) and we would tell the other if they smelled like eggs and should probably use a piece of gum, or which boys we talked to on msn or chatted with on a walky talk at night, we rode bikes all through the summer and played night games. When it was time to go home at night we would walk to the halfway point between our houses and then say marco and the other would say polo until we got to our house- yeah, we were that cute. Laura got a scholarship to play soccer at SUU so she moved to Cedar a few years ago. She had to go all the way there to meet her husband who is actually lives on the street just off of ours. She got married on the last day of BYU's finals, so I scrambled during the week so I could be there. I knew they were going to get married this summer when I first saw them together, but it wasn't until the morning of her wedding that I realized I was losing a best friend. It was the weirdest thing, it hit me right as I walked into the luncheon and I saw her in her cute little wife-looking dress. Even though I didn't get to talk to her much on the day of, I got to sit with her siblings at the luncheon and it was awesome. We had a blast, hitting our glasses with forks every 5 minutes for her and Tyler to kiss. Anyway, here is a picture at the luncheon. Of course she is blinking. Story of our lives.

I also got to celebrate another best bud. Miss Malinda had a birthday. It almost felt like my own birthday, that's how excited I was. Her birthday fell on the day right after we got home from Jerusalem and I called her last year and so I think for me, her birthday is like a symbol of our friendship- it's like our anniversary a little bit.

Moral of the story: I love my friends. Plus, Laura and Lindy are both really pretty so they make for good models in my blog.