Well, for any who still follow this blog, I have started a new one! I am going to New Zealand tomorrow and to keep track of my goings on while I'm there I have started a blog specifically for those adventures! If anyone would like to follow it the address is http://misslundgoestonz.blogspot.com/ please feel free to follow my adventures and let me know how you are doing while I am gone!
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Saturday, December 17, 2011
I know many of you probably were beginning to think I had forgotten that I have a blog...mostly this semester has just been so crazy I haven't had time to post much in a long time. I'll try to update a bit over the break, but today I feel the need to share my great belief in prayer. This morning as I drove out of Provo, I realized I hadn't prayed before I left so as I drove I didn't bow my head or close my eyes (I mean I was driving), I just spoke/cried my prayer to my Heavenly Father. It was one of the first out loud prayers I had had in a while...living with roommates makes it a little hard to have prayer out loud sometimes. It was really special for me. One of the big things that I asked him was that I would have safety as I drove home today...it was my first really long drive, and it was a little daunting since I was doing it alone. Most of the drive was very uneventful. I made it to Kingman, and I was making good time; I called my Daddy to tell him where I was and just give him an idea of when I'd be home. Then I got back on the road and looked forward to getting home within a few hours. Unfortunately that is not what happened, fortunately the Lord was still watching out for me and He was protecting me. Not too far out of Kingman, I got in an accident. I have no idea how exactly it started, people that stopped to help me said it looked like I had lost the front driver's side tire and then I lost control, that does sound like what could have happened considering how quickly I lost control. I was eastbound and as I lost control my car went through the median, a few more tires went flat and then I went flying through the westbound lanes. At one point I literally saw a semi coming straight for me and I was convinced that I was going to die. Luckily for me the Lord had different plans and he got me safely across to the shoulder on the other side, completely out of traffic, and completely untouched by any other cars. He also sent some really helpful people to call the police, help calm me down, make sure I was ok and talk to me while I tried not to have a panic attack. I really don't know what happened...it all came so fast that I don't know, the only thing I do know tonight is that my prayer was answered today. I may not have made it home with no accident, but the most important thing is that I will make it home with no harm. I am completely ok, a bit sore, and still really shaken, but I know that I would not have survived today if it weren't for the Lord and his love and awareness of me and my needs. I already owe Him everything, but today I truly owe him my life. (you may think it is curious that I am writing this all right now...considering that I am still pretty shaken, but I'm waiting for my parents to get to the hotel I am at and I can't really sleep as much as I would like to and pretend this is all just a bad dream, but I thought maybe writing my thoughts out might help me sleep...or at least feel a little better.) Bottom line, I'm ok; my car not so much...I don't know the exact damage yet or if it is even fixable (cross your fingers) but I do know that all four tires were flat by the time I came to a stop, there's some damage to the front of the car, some broken lights, and who knows what else, but that is not the most important thing right now so I guess I should stop worrying too much about that and just be grateful that I am alive.
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Sunday, October 2, 2011
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
I began a post about Harry Potter a while ago after going to the midnight showing. Since then I have been to see it again and it is just as good the second time as it was the first time. I know it has been a while since it came out but I still feel that it deserves a post...so here goes! I will try to make it quick but I make no guarantees because I am a bit crazy for Harry Potter! First off I need to say J.K. Rowling is basically a hero of mine for creating a world and a story that is so engaging that even many kids who didn't enjoy reading were on edge waiting for the next installment to be released. With the release of the final movie in sight there was a sense of sadness almost, at the realization that the excitement and the waiting were coming to an end, but I could not wait to see how they finished such an epic story. In anticipation I went out and purchased a special edition of Empire magazine, they did a special tribute to Harry Potter which included a supplement of around 40 pages which had interviews with the main cast, supporting cast, directors, and other people connected to the entire Harry Potter movie series. There were pictures from each of the movies, as well as pictures of the main cast as they are now, as well as some of their feelings on being a part of something so big and so special. Alan Rickman, already one of my favorite people connected to the movies wrote a letter for the magazine which I find lovely...it is included here...
Three children have become adults since a phone call with Jo Rowling, containing one small clue, persuaded me that there was more to Snape than an unchanging costume, and that even though only three of the books were out at that time, she held the entire massive but delicate narrative in the surest of hands.
This was hiding! Neville has now taken a place on our wall along with the picture we already had of Snape!
So our group had Professor Trelawney (Marissa), Bellatrix Lestrange (Brianon), Narcissa Malfoy (me), and the golden snitch (Jenae). Emily Walter, Emily Mortensen, Nick WIllis (Jenae's fiance) and Chase Jackson (a random kid from our ward who claimed the extra ticket we had) also came along but they didn't get to be in our cool people pictures because they didn't dress up!
Brianon and I waiting in the theater, still trying to perfect my "poo under the nose" look!
Brianon and I with Bellatrix
Well, not really that short, but I tried and it really could have been much longer, but I spared you the long cheesy goodbye to HP... Well to echo Alan Rickman "Thanks for all of it, Jo" you really were a master storyteller and I'm so glad I got to grow up with such wonderful characters and imagine such fantastical places!
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Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Our stake was recently formed so in order to allow us to meet new people and have some fun. They bought hundreds of J-Dawgs, they had a bouncy thing, climbing wall, games, and they invited Comedy Sports to come as well. It was a pretty fun activity and they really put a lot of time and effort into making it a fun experience for the members of the stake.
So the comedy sports guys were a pretty entertaining point of the day/night. At one point they asked for a volunteer who would like to have a song sung to them/written about them. I very quickly volunteered because the song part of Who's Line is it Anyway is my absolute favorite part and I wanted an experience like that! I got up to the front and the Ref (who was also the actor from the movie Midway to Heaven) asked me some questions to get some information to help with the song improv. I mentioned in response to one question that I enjoyed singing, dancing and musicals. He asked what musicals were my favorite and I said Wicked and Les Miserables. Unfortunately I didn't get a video of the song being sung to me but a few things I remember about it are that one guy told me that that he'd be my king and I'd be his queen, he'd be my Marius and I'd be his Eponine...for those of you who know the story of Les Mis that's not the greatest combination...but it got quite a laugh! Then another of the guys singing sang part of Defying Gravity to me, well at least about how we could defy gravity together! It was a really funny song, and I was probably beet red but mostly because I was laughing so hard!
The Manti Pageant happens every year down at the Manti temple...it covers a little bit of everything, from Book of Mormon times, to Joseph Smith's life, to the travels of the pioneers. I have never been to the Manti pageant before but this year a group from my ward decided to travel to Manti to join in on the fun! And of course what would a trip like this be without some photos to document it...
Brianon is the Relief Society president in my ward and since the year started we have become really great friends. We hang out together a lot and I think she is a pretty amazing person! I'm really lucky to have met her and become such good friends with her this year!
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Monday, July 18, 2011
Some other events...the last post was getting too long!
We had a relief society sleep over at the bishop's house, with all of the wives of the bishopric there getting to know us better and there to make us a delicious breakfast in the morning. Those three women are some of the most amazing women that I know and they give so much time, effort and love to our ward all the time. They amaze me! Some pictures from that night of the crazy girls that were hanging around!
This is a picture from my drama class winter semester. We did a little play called Bartholomew and the Oobleck. I was the fog...or mist or something like that, something with the weather. The other girls in this picture were snow, rain, sky and sunshine. It was kind of a silly show, but it was fun and we had a good time with it. The class was one of my favorites because we just had a good time together and really had time to get to know each other. Thanks to Sister Aston for making that class such a fun one!
Geoffrey is a small stuffed animal that belongs to our friend Clint. He is short fat and looks like Goofy...Clint is really attached to him and as an apartment we made a plot to kidnap him...
We created a ransom note, and took pictures of him in "harmful" situations, or compromising situations and created an album that we then left on Clint's doorstep with the ransom note and an ultimatum. A few other pictures are below this which were included in the album. Also below is the ransom note...
To those who cherish the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness of Geoffrey “Delilah” “Voluptuous-Bottom” Calder, son of Clinton “Liquid Force” “Keiki Matai” Calder and nephew of Tyler “Filth” “Come ‘ere!”Hills:
Despite popular belief, Geoffrey has not been kept in safe hands. In actuality, the aforementioned plush, of polyurethane sponge foam materials, has been held prisoner at 466 Sumac Lane, Provo UT, 84604, United States of America, North America, Western Hemisphere, Planet Earth, Milky Way Galaxy.
The captors request the ransom (a list of items is located below) to be deposited in the inner bush of Zimbabwe by the end of the day, however if this request is deemed unreasonable, the goodies may be left in the 1994 white Nissan Maxima parked in front of the stairs at the address stated above by 23:58:19 on Wednesday, the 20th of April, of this, the 2011th, year of our Lord.
The list of items contains the following:
3 rolls of toilet paper
1 pair of scissors
1 ironing board pad
1 goldfish pal for a lonely fish
Mr. January, in person
1 4-pack of lip balm (preferably unused)
1 (or more) lock(s) of Jimmer’s hair, still wet with his sweat
1 box of Otter Pops
If our request is fulfilled, the prisoner will be delivered safely within 24 hours. However, if the Provo or Utah County police force becomes involved and/or the ransom items are not received in a timely manner, Geoffrey will never be seen again (unless you happen across a black synthetically-made Disney product, with a lime green hat, at the bottom of the Provo River).
If you wish to see Geoffrey again, all commands must be followed with the utmost accuracy and precision.
ENUJ, ANAID, ELLIMAC, ELOCIN
YOUR TIME STARTS NOW."
Marissa and the "G" Dish as it is fondly known in our apartment. Other pictures included Geoffrey being used as a basketball, a footrest, a pillow, being put into the oven, and being thrown in the dryer...unfortunately Clint did not follow through with the ransom and we felt too bad actually throwing Geoffrey into the Provo River so we returned him unharmed after receiving a few cookies...It was pretty entertaining though!
So Jessica and Amy...pictured above...were two of my FHE sisters from my freshman year. We had some really great times together that year and in the times since then. One Monday night I got an invite from Amy to go to see The King's Speech at the dollar theater with them, Jess's husband and some other people because Jess and her husband would be moving in like a week and a half or so to Texas for school. Because I love them, and because I really wanted to see that movie anyway I agreed to join them and it was so great to see them even though it is probably one of the last times I'll see Jess in a long time if not forever. Why do we have to grow up again?
Katie Soh was in my ward from January until the end of April when they changed wards around and redid our boundaries a little bit. Even though she wasn't in our ward anymore we still hung out sometimes and she is a pretty amazing girl! She left a few weeks ago to go home for a bit before leaving for her mission. I'm just glad I got to know her while I did and hopefully when she gets back we can be friends again because she is a really great person!!
Ri came for a visit to Utah a few weeks ago...she was really busy but she did take a little time and came to visit me to go to church with me and then stop by Ellen's for a few minutes after. It was so good to see her and be reminded of why I love my cousins so very much!!
Susan and I have been friends since 6th grade when I moved into the same ward as her. Since then we have been in choir together, cheerleading, young women's, and college for a semester, although I didn't get to see her too often then. But her older brother got married last week and the reception was just about half an hour up the road so I decided to make the trip in hopes of seeing her and seeing a few familiar faces among the other family members. I was not disappointed! It was so much fun to visit with her, meet her husband of almost a year, catch up on the last few years, and reminisce on all of the fun memories that we have together. Definitely worth the half hour trip! It was also nice to run into her parents, some other people who had an influence on me in my teenage years!
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