Saturday, February 28, 2009

Album Cover

On facebook people can write notes and there are always a wave of 2 or 3 that are popular and everyone kind of rushes to do them. Right now there is a pretty cool one, where you design your "album cover," I think that it is fun and I like the results that I come out with...here are the instructions and two of them that I have done so far (who knows I still may do more :D). (oh and for those who don't have photoshop I found out that you can use it online for free-cool, I've been having tons of fun ever since I found it.)

What would your own album look like if you were in a band? Follow the directions below and find out...

Here are the rules:

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or go to http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or go to http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.


28th


I can't believe that we are already to the last day of February, where has the month gone? It went so very quickly! But I believe that I loved every minute of it, I was able to do many things with my family, make new friends, and strengthen the relationships that I have with old friends. All in all it was a wonderful month, I will be kind of sad to see it pass but excited to welcome the new month of March.
What did you enjoy about February? What are you looking forward to in March? I can't wait to experience my new adventures and I am excited that I will be starting my new class "Weight Management" on Monday! I also just found some information about a Internship Showcase here at BYU, it looks really exciting/interesting and I think that I might enter it!
Good-Bye February, it has been a good one! WELCOME MARCH!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

27th

(In the original image it was really cool, the "I Love You" kept going in a circle through the heart)

12 Year Old Girls

I just have to say how extremely grateful that I am not a 12 year old girl anymore (or in that age group), last night I went with a bunch of friends to the Draper Temple Open House, and it was Wednesday night so of course there was tons of mutual groups there. It seemed that every time I was in a line or on the bus there was a group of girls nearby me. Not that I am denying that I used to be exactly like them but now that I am older and a little more mature they are super-duper annoying!
I think that the most annoying part was on the bus ride back to the church where had parked our cars, this is the conversation that I heard from a girl as she was calling her mom to tell her that we were on our way back to the church. It went as follows (mind you in a very high squeaky voice)
"Hi Mom, we're on our way home..well we're not really on our way home. I mean we're on the bus so I guess that we are on our way home, but not really..." It was at about this point that I stopped listening to her.
I just wanted to thank everyone that had to deal with me when I was that age and didn't decide to slap me or something, I am sure that I would have been quite annoyed with myself if I was this age and had to deal with me at that age. And THANK GOODNESS that I am past it now!

My House: The Log Cabin

I know, I know, I have been promising for awhile that I would post pictures of my new house/apartment, but today it was super sunny and beautiful (I wore shorts, no jacket w/short sleeve shirt and flip flops today by the way! :D) and so I decided to go and take the pictures and post them up for you, I am sure that there is something else that I should be doing but sometimes things like this are more enjoyable ;D

The cute front view of my house, I live in Log Up and there is also Log Down (underneath the window is their entrance). If you see that little window up on the top that window is in my 2nd storage room (will explain itself as you go through the rest of the pictures).

The entrance to my apartment--to the right you see the living room.

...and to the left/straight you see the stairs to my room and the kitchen.

We went right first, to the living room.

Sorry that it is kind of dark, I didn't think about closing the blinds and it was really sunny, smart huh?

Our little kitchen/table nook, it is beautiful when the blinds are all open and the sun streams through. The windows look out onto the basketball courts and behind them the rest of the Colony and also on our neighbors house.

Right beside the kitchen table is our washer and dryer, that's rights fokes I have a washer and dryer in my house and it's not coin-op! (For those of you who have not stayed at college housing, that is not normally the case..hence I feel very blessed to have it)

This is what you see if you continue going left/straight the entrance, this is the downstairs bathroom and the other two bedrooms where Summer, Becky, and Elizabeth sleep.

The entrance to our kitchen! Fridge on the right and then stove, plus storage cupboard on the right. And obviously dishwasher, sink, dishes cupboards straight ahead.

The rest of the kitchen, sink and counters now on the right, microwave and more cupboards on the left in the little alcove thingy and then Sarah's and my food storage straight ahead (it really is more organized than it looks)

The stairs up to my and Sarah's bedrooms.

Round the corner peeking into Sarah's room.

You can't really tell because it is really dark and the light streaming through the window, but this is a door and we call it our "suicide door," it opens out to nothing and it is on the 2nd floor. It gets really hot upstairs and so we sometimes open it just so we can have ventilation.

The door into my room!

I just barely re-did my room (I turned my bed out instead of along the other wall). I really like it the new way, this is what you see as you first walk into my room.

A closer up of my bed and what is beside it.

To the left as you walk down the little hallway.

The view of my desk from my bed.

My closet, it was feeling a little crowded so yesterday I put away some of the heavier jackets as it is starting to feel more and more like spring so I don't really need the heavy jackets!

Looking into my 2nd room, the storage room.

This picture is not very good, but that is my clothes drawer and then behind it is all of my boxes for when I move...I hope to slowly move into plastic tubs so that it will look a little nicer and more organized. As of right now because of all the boxes that don't brake down it looks really messy and full.

My bathroom, wow I really didn't take a very good picture of this, sorry!

My room as looking from the 2nd room.

The "side/back" view, we have a back door that comes out of the kitchen and then this parking for our cars.

The picture of the street from our parking area. (and our cute tree in the corner of our yard that I did not notice until like after I had lived here a month- sad I know)

The view that I have from my window beside my bed, isn't it beautiful?!

26th

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Twilight...


That's right, I finally went and saw it last night with my friend Leah at the dollar theater (even better though--it was Tuesday night and so it was only $.75 but then I only had two quarters so Leah paid for the third :D). I have never read the books even though people have been telling me for a long time that I should because they are something like I would normally read I guess.
Considering that I have never read the books I thought that it was well done- there were some parts though where the acting seemed to be stretched a little..I liked it and had a good time, and I laughed a bunch- it was particularly funny to Leah and I that behind us there were two guys watching and to the right of us there were two other guys watching it also (no girls with them). I would definitely recommend this as a movie to watch!

Time

Here is a dance to the song that I liked from the Cougarette's Concert on Saturday night, it's called Time by Billy Porter.

25th

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BYU TV

That's right fokes, for about 5 seconds I was on BYU TV! Along with my friends Erin and J.J. We had gone to the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center for a lecture by William J. Doherty on modern-day families..I was a little hesitant to go but I ended up really enjoying it and learning interesting details. If you go here and click "The Week in Review" (second box down with a girl in front of a space picture) you can find me at about 42 seconds into the clip and also my friend Nathan Richardson and his wife at :54-1:35ish. I have now had my "5 seconds of fame!"

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pillow Case: Complete

If you remembered (or really cared), last Wednesday night I went to my sewing lab to create my pillowcase..I was pretty excited to do it and a little nervous also because I haven't had much experience with a sewing machine. I walked into the classroom and sat down, they passed out these papers and had us practice sewing on lines without any thread- I have to tell you that I pretty much sucked (of course I drew the lines also and they weren't exactly straight either--maybe that was part of my problem :D). We then cut our material and put the thread in/on? the machine and started sewing. I felt a little stupid as the girl across from me had pretty much already started before they were even done giving directions of what to do. But they were pretty nice and helped me a lot. I am pretty proud of my finished product! Though I was pretty surprised in the difference in each teacher, my teacher had asked that if we were really good at doing something that she would prefer that we didn't do that as our project, of course she couldn't stop us but the point of a class/project is to learn something new, I was just very surprised at how many people seemed to know what they were doing.
Though the sewing is not perfect I would have to say that it's not that bad considering that it was my first time using a sewing machine and a serger--I didn't veer off too many times :D.

24th

Yep, why not--you got stick with the ages right :D..this one is even better, it says it THREE TIMES!

The Family: A Proclamation to the World

This past week I had to memorize this document entitled The Family: A Proclamation to the World, for one of my classes. Despite procrastinating way too much I was able to begin last Monday and have it done by Friday afternoon in time to pass it off for the class TA with only 9 mistakes (you could make 12 and still get 100% point wise). Despite my grumblings of having to memorize this I have found that it has been a great thing to know, even in these last few days of knowing- almost everywhere I find that it shows up, and I have to be honest it is enlightening to see it. Once I finished memorizing it I was able to look at the true context of it and see how important it really is and the truthfulness that is contained in it. Maybe not in the pace or time that I did it, but I would urge you to at least learn the principles contained in here and if you feel so inclined memorize it also- you will find that your life is blessed through knowing this.

We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children.

All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose.

In the premortal realm, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally.

The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife.

We declare the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan.

Husband and wife have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations.

The family is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed.

We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.

We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.

Job Interview

I had a job interview today..yeah! I'm not sure how well it went, and I was also going against a lot of other people (there were at least two others today and she is interviewing more on Wednesday). And I also have sent my resume for 3 other jobs and have numbers to call on a few more..so hopefully one of them will pan out.

But despite all that, thanks to wonderful Sallee, I made sure that I looked amazing for this said interview (though I have got to tell you I am moving more towards just flats except for interviews, the feet hurt after walking home from the interview :D).

Flowers..bring SMILES :D


I walked into my room this evening and found this vase of flowers sitting on my desk (they have been downstairs on the kitchen table for the last several days)..I asked my roommate Sarah if they were hers and she said yes but that she was giving them to me because she knew how much I them..I know that they probably were given to her from Chris, but I don't care..because she is right, I love gerbera daisies- they are absolutely my favorite flower. And they brought a huge smile to my face and continue to do every time I look up above my head and see them sitting on my shelf.

Sisters Date

Saturday night Libbey, Sallee, Sonia and I went on a 'sisters date' to the Cougarette's Concert, it was so much fun to just go out together. I loved getting to have just sit down time and talk with them, the dancing was amazing..certainly not something that I could do myself. There were several that we enjoyed...Come Thou Fount- a beautiful dance with everyone in white, it just made you seem at peaceful and at one with the music and nature; I Won't Dance (Frank Sinatra)- it was awesome with all the dancers wearing tuxes and hats and had canes, I felt like standing up and dancing with them; their finally Take Cover- the dance was amazing with super cute pink rainboots (:D), umbrellas, again it was super upbeat and just fun. I also heard a new song that I really liked, called Time by Billy Porter. It was a wonderful night and I had tons of fun, I think that the only thing that would have made it better would have been having Becky and Mom with us there also.
Their poster for the concert.

A super cute picture of Libbey and Sallee, unfortunately I didn't get one of Sonia and I.

23rd

Sunday, February 22, 2009

New Project

I started a today, in the form of a new blog--it is a blog devoted especially to sharing with my friends and family the movies that I own. I have so many movies but cannot share them if people do not know what I own. So far I have done a "post" about each movie and now have connected them by what they are rated, I hope to eventually sort and link them by the major actors/actresses that are in the movies, the decade they were made, and hopefully genre. Here are the links to the movie rating lists (*Note each movie title is linked to their description page)

Not Rated Movies
G Rated Movies
PG Rated Movies
PG-13 Rated Movies

*If you find that a movie is in the wrong rating please tell me, thanks!*

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

21st

20th..oops!

I almost forgot today! And it's almost a new day too! Don't worry--I still Love You! :D

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Birthday Wishes


Today is my brother Joel's Birthday! I just wanted to wish him a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and to let him know that I LOVE HIM! Love you Joel, I hope that you, Becky, and Aubrey have a WONDERFUL day!

Love, Beth

19th

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

18th

(This reminds me of my best friend Elise--she loves to draw and once drew a picture of hands signing her name, it was really cool looking.)

201

Ahhh!!! I can't believe that I have reached 201 posts! That is insane, it seems like just yesterday when I was starting this blog and I had only one post and my blog, now my blog looks cute and even has readers as far away as Canada, China, and Germany! Thanks for coming along with me this last year during my journey!

~Betherd~

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sunday, February 15, 2009

16th

I know that it is again early than midnight but I seem to be getting tired earlier lately..and I know that I haven't announced yet what my exciting news is and the story that goes along with it, but I am in Salt Lake for the weekend rotating through my siblings houses- I will be sure to finish to writing up the story tomorrow night when I return home, but for now I will give you a hint: one of my dearest friends is engaged and she is getting married--I promise that the pictures and story(ies) that goes along with it will come soon. Hopefully you all had a wonderful sabbath- love you all!
~Betherd~