Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Light of the World

Christmas time is such a fun time of year --From buying presents for loved ones to spending time with our loving families. I especially love to see the Christmas lights people put on their houses. Sadly, we haven't seen many people with Christmas lights up :( But it makes me happy when I do see them. To get in more of the Christmas spirit, I recently read various talks from the apostles and prophets that have told about the greatest light during Christmas time --the gift and life of Jesus Christ. It was such a wonderful experience filled with the spirit and at times my face felt a little wet. I sometimes get so caught up in the superficial things during Christmas that I fail to reflect on the birth, atonement, and resurrection of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I know without his atonement and love and compassion for all of God's children, we would be lost. Now because of his great gift, and if we keep the commandments and our covenants with the Lord, we will return to live with Heavenly Father and our families forever. I'm grateful for my own family --Eric, Bakers, & Barbours-- and for their examples to me of giving and being filled with the light of Christ. I hope you all will be able to remember our Savior during this holiday season and recognize all that He has done for us.

Here is a link to the Christmas story (if anyone wants to read it) and if you click on the links within the story, it will connect you to more talks and some beautiful music. Enjoy!

Christmas Story

Monday, November 22, 2010

A little D.C.

So we got back from Washington D.C. about a month ago and I've failed to blog about it. Not surprised, haha. We took tons of pictures (half of them are on our facebook -- the other half I haven't gotten off my memory card). Here are a few:

This first picture is from this random ice cream shop we stumbled upon. Eric said they had the best chocolate ice cream he has ever had! When we went back to get more ice cream the next day (a Saturday) they were closed. I have no clue why so many shops were closed on a Saturday... it was sometimes a source of frustration.

These pictures aren't really in order of how we did stuff, but this one above is outside the Lincoln Memorial. It was so cool!! We love Abe Lincoln. Also, the view of the Washington monument from the top of the stairs was gorgeous (picture of this located at the bottom of this post).

This is the Institute of Peace, and the location and the style of the building was actually very peaceful! It's not open yet though.. they are still finishing parts of the building (I think on the inside).

This is Eric right outside of George Washington Medical School where his namesake (Grandpa Merrill) went to Medical School. Pretty cool, huh?

View of the Washington monument on the stairs of the Lincoln Memorial.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Family resemblances

These are a few pictures of my handsome brother Brett. They aren't exactly the greatest pictures for the point I'm trying to make, so if you know him well or have seen him in person... then you may appreciate this comparison.

First off, don't mind me in the reflection. This is a picture of my great grandpa Roscoe Baker and great grandma (who Eric and I visited over memorial weekend) Mary. I looked at this picture of Roscoe and see my brother Brett's image...for those of you who know him. It's crazy! The head shape, the lips... Do you see it? Haha, if not... you may need to pay Bretty Boy a visit :)

Now for my husband Eric and his grandpa Neil Barbour... It seriously is hilarious how alike they look, and according to Eric's grandma, Linda, their mannerisms are identical. Grandpa Neil died when Eric was young (5 yrs old i think?) so this goes to show it's not all environment that makes you who you are! Genetics play a big role too! :) I'll try to get better pictures up here of Neil. For now, it's just one I took on my cell phone when I was at the Barbours a few weeks ago.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Hang in there...

I only need to get through next Wednesday... I have so many projects and things due before finals! Ah! Well, slowly but surely they will get done. Things on my to do list:

-Make a medicine wheel art project
-Make a storybook for music class
-Research paper due TOMORROW
-Dance practicum due TOMORROW
-Resume for English
-Math Exam by this Wednesday
-Storytelling for drams
-A tape sample of me singing (ew)
-I'm probably forgetting a few things too

With the exception of Math and my Research paper... nothing I have due is necessarily hard... just SO time consuming. Oh well... Can anyone guess what my major is? Haha. I have work on top of all of these things 20 hrs a week. Oh what a busy life. Gotta love it!