"Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured" -Pres. Hinckley

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New favorite quote:

"Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." - Barbara Johnson

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Neighbors and Toilets

Welp... I'm all moved in and life is quite interesting actually. I started my new job and things are going well so far. I am wanting to volunteer as an EFY counselor up here for the summer so we'll see how that goes.

Other than that my life goes like this...




back to the apartment.

Let me introduce you to my neighbors...

We have an apartment with the SWEETEST lady downstairs. I believe she has adopted

10 kids who are handicapped in some kind of way. They all live in a
3 bedroom apartment with
6 cats and they drive
1 white van that fits all of them.

it adds up.

Well... I guess I decided to clog the toilet the other day because I all of a sudden found myself at my neighbors house asking for a plunger. (it worked out great because I was sincerely curious how all these kids fit in this 3 bedroom apartment and this was my chance to take a peek)

bunk beds.

seriously the coooolest apartment I've ever seen! They have accommodated to each of the children's needs. The table has a chair for each kid. Blankets were hung everywhere and it was like walking into a fort like what you would make when you were a little kid. Each of them are seriously the cutest kids ever and the lady that takes care of them is super nice. Great neighbors.

thanks for the plunger.

Meet my other neighbors:

You should probably know..Aubrey's life-time fear:


So i'm getting home from boating, ready to go jump in the hot tub, and on my way this man with one glass eye was holding a freakin HUGE snake! no, i kid you not this snake was pretty dang big. Taller than I was if it were to lay straight i'm sure. (well.. i guess that doesn't say much saying that when i'm almost a legal midget but still..)

These kids were petting it... can you pet a snake?

you pet a dog.. i would say you slip down a snake.

I mean.. i am quite easily entertained but this had my jaw dropping. but i had to conquer my fear of snakes right then and there.

"can i hold it?" i managed to weez words out of the frog that sprawled in my throat.

This man was so THRILLED to put his huge snake around my neck... but i did it!!!

I stayed calm.

but the second he ripped the snake off my back i leaped 10 feet away and squealed. but all i can say is at least I conquered my fear!!!!

meet my neighbors:) they're great.