Monday, January 19, 2009

Being a Mormon

I saw this list and really liked it. The person who posted it did not write it but also did not give the name of who did...I'm not taking credit for it...I just really like it and think it explains alot.

You most likely know one. Whether you're aware of it or not.

Our real name is The Church of JESUS CHRISTof Latter Day Saints. Which means we're Christian :)

Sometimes we go by LDS.

Mormon is a nickname given us because we believe in the Book of Mormon. We usually go by Mormon cuz that's how people know us...

We don't drink.

We don't smoke.

We don't drink coffee... and if you see one of us doing that, slap them and say "NO!"

Joseph Smith was the first LDS prophet. Brigham Young was the second.

BYU is a mormon college...There are 3 of them - one in Utah, Idaho, and Hawaii. BYU stands for Brigham Young University.

We don't have sex before marriage.

We have more fun playing chutes and ladders than spin the bottle.

Not all of us have been Mormon our whole lives...

The high school-aged youth go to a seminary (like sunday school) class each morning before school.

Our church session is 3 hours long and we love it.

The mormon missionaries are the two coolest guys ever. Be nice to them ;P

It's true. We make the best green jello salad and casseroles you've ever tasted.

We think mormon jokes are funny.

We don't date till we're sixteen.

We know that groups dates are more fun anyway.

We know that the most fun dates - don't cost money.

We give talks in church in front of 150-300 people. how's that for public speaking?

We are stubborn as heck. We don't give in to peer pressure.

We have refreshments at almost ANY meeting.

We celebrate holidays by throwing either a BBque or a dinner.

We love to sing and dance.

If you go to a youth dance, you WILL see conga lines, break dancing, square or line dances and swing dancing.

You will also participate in either the Chicken dance, or the Hokey Pokey ;P

Almost every mormon girl can play the piano.

We don't watch R-rated movies.

We dress modestly. Skirts/shorts to the knee, shirts with sleeves, one-piece bathing suits... that type of thing. These standards are never supposed to be relaxed... EVEN FOR PROM.

We CAN use technology.

We CAN eat fast-food.

We DON'T practice polygamy.

If we ask you to go to an activity, it's NOT a conspiracy thing where we're trying to convert you. It means we have fun and we want to share that with you. Likely the church won't even really be mentioned while you're there.

If we ask you to go to church, it's because we care enough about you to want to share with you what we know and the blessings we've received.

If we give you a Book of Mormon, we're giving you the most precious gift we have. It may not have the same meaning to you at first. That book has changed lives for the better and when we see you going through hard times, we want to help. This is the best way we know of helping you. So don't be offended. Even if you don't want it, know that we care about you THAT much.

If you turn us down, it's ok.

If you think we're pushing you, tell us to knock it off! We'll stop.

If you ask us what we believe, only for the sake of arguing, we won't tell you. It's pointless to engage on that when you're not going to open your mind and listen.

Asking you to go to church, an activity, or giving you a Book of Mormon is incredibly hard. It's like a guy asking out his crush. Some of us are more comfortable in doing that than others. It's hard. So if we do it, be NICE! :)

We don't care what you wear, what you look like, as long as you come! We're happy to see you!

We'll live on pizza.

We know what it's like to push a handcart.

We have all sorts of useless skills and know a bunch of stupid games.

We do genealogy. It's pretty darn cool when you find out you're related to someone famous...or that you're royalty.

Your parents will let you go just about anywhere, as long as one of us goes with you.

Mothers LOVE mormon girls as babysitters.

PG movies ROCK!

We don't all love the Lion King.

The guy who owns the Marriot Hotels is Mormon.

Steve Martin is NOT mormon just because he did Cheaper by the Dozen.

We DO tend to have big families. The more the merrier.

The boys go on two-year missions when they turn 19. And no, they don't get to choose where they go.

RM stands for returned missionary. They make the best boyfriends and husbands, and every mormon girl wants one ^_^

Contrary to poplular belief, the majority of us would rather live in Antarctica than Utah

If you see anyone on TV (not on the BYU channel) under the age of fifty talking about mormons, they're probably lying.

It's nearly impossible to offend us - even if you do it on purpose.

We don't use bad language and we hate hearing it from others. But if you slip up, it's not a big deal. We still love you.

People like, respect and even admire us, but are rarely interested in hearing what we believe.

Donnie and Marie? Mormons.

The Bat Commander? Mormon.

Steve Young? Mormon

Gladys Knight? Mormon

We're not perfect. No one is. We make mistakes. We slip. Try not to judge us by one person who is struggling.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Movin' Time!

Last week, Darold and I decided that it's time to move back home to SoCal. Ontario is where we started, all his family is, and where we feel that we need to be. We are definitely going to miss being here, my job, and all the fantastic friends we made, and our scouts! I sound really sad, I'm sure, and I am, but I (we) am/are so excited to be moving home and starting yet another chapter in our lives. Besides...we gotta move before any tsunami's hit...we've been warned by signs! haha

So consider yourself warned as well.

(please note: I have nothing to do with an actual tsunami hitting, I'm not foreseeing anything....I just wanted an excuse to use this picture! That is all)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My New Addiction

So I heard about this craze a few months ago about vampires. Well, maybe not vampires in general, but about a certain clan of vampires. They're young, they're hot, and they are ready to kick some booty....for one human. Go figure. She's pretty plain, and clumsy, but she's pretty cool. So I found out that a friend has all the books and has read them several times and is willing to lend them out....with a warning..."They're really good. You'll become addicted." I said ok bout time I have a good book to read. That was two weeks ago and I'm almost finished with the fourth book now. And they are not small books. So now I've alienated my husband and myself have fallen in love with a vampire, but I'm not sure which one, cause they're all pretty bad-a**. Yeah...they're really good and yeah...I'm addicted!!!!!

Most of the vampires

The waterfall I want to see in person someday! And who wouldn't want to be romanced in a tree?? haha

Last night we went to see the movie and it was even better than I could imagine. There were only a couple differences that really stood out to me, but really well done! I just can't wait for the movie to come out on dvd so I can watch it over and over and over and over....................again.