Saturday, February 20, 2010

blog blog bloggy

here's the thing.

i've chosen a career. therefore, i have to actually take it seriously. :)

sooo...i'm announcing the launch of my brand spankin new photography and design blog.
it is still a work in progress...just a baby blog. so any constructive critism (or nonconstructive i suppose) is appreciated.

check it out -

p.s. i watched The Ring for the first time last night....BAD IDEA

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fulfill and Magnify

Remember that time when everyone gets a calling in college? Actually, that's a lie. I didn't have one last semester (which was a good thing)

But, this semester I totally got a calling! I got called by my stake to do indexing. Every week after church, I go to the family history lab and do 2 hours on the family search website thing. This week was my second official week and ya know what? I love it. Two of my other roommates got called too, so we just have a blast! And it's perfect because it doesn't stress me out during the week :)

I think the process is amazing! It is completely inspired...there have already been times when I felt there was no way I could read the crazy swirly handwriting and then, all of a sudden, the name just pops into my head. Then one of the cute old ladies reassures me that I was prompted by the Holy Ghost so I could figure out the name. Those women are the best. They can read anything.

One of my favorite things is to talk to my roommate Kelle about all of the funny names and families we come across.

Today was the craziest one yet.

Ollie Green was 28. Married to 59 year old Frank Green.
Married for 14 years.
8 children.

I'm sure you've already done the math, but that means that Ollie got married at 14 to a 45 year old! She had her first baby at 15 and then had 7 more within 12 years.

I couldn't believe it.

This just made me SO grateful that I was not living in 1910. I think the Lord knew that I wasn't made for that kind of life. Thank goodness. I'm totally fine with leaving marriage at 14 up to women like Ollie Green. More power to ya Ollie.