Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tent Rocks

On this glorious Saturday, our branch had a hiking activity at Tent Rocks, a national monument in northern New Mexico.

There were some pretty sweet rock formations!

Here is Amanda and some of the formations that we hiked around:

There was also a couple parts where we had to climb up using ropes. How exciting!

Of course, Johnny doesn't really need the ropes. What a beast!

Following our adventures with rope, crumbly ground, and steep ascents, I decided to have fun with some pictures. It was difficult to take these because the sun was so bright that I couldn't see my camera screen, but they didn't turn out too horribly:

Wait, who is that?!?!

Why, it's Amanda! Incredible!

I have a new hypothesis on why Johnny is so beastly: he's made out of solid rock!

Even after all the fun and pure exhilaration of this trip, we were dead tired when we got back. While driving back to Albuquerque, we slept, tied knots, and sang in falsetto.

Well, it is now time for me to bid you goodbye. I am off to prepare a presentation for my honors class. Wish me luck!

Friday, April 25, 2008

My Famous Friend

After going to the temple to do baptisms this evening, I had the great opportunity to see one of my good friends, Paul Twitchell, in the Daily Lobo. He's famous! (Click on the picture below to see the full article).

Yes, people, that's right. A signature from the individual on the cover of the Daily Lobo. Man, I feel special.

And, of course, a movie of my good friend Paul. I hope you enjoy!

New Template

I was getting a little jealous of all my family and friends with their sweet blog templates, so here's my first attempt at designing my own! I thought it was pretty cool. I put this together this morning while I should have been studying for a Calculus exam. Let me know if everything is formatted correctly!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Religion 101 at UNM

Sorry about my lack of blog postings, but the card reader on my computer still isn't working. Luckily, my scanner works, so I can put things like this on my blog (I hope you can read at least some of it!). You'd never see something like this at BYU:

While perusing through this morning's Daily Lobo (looking for the Sudoku, of course), this article stuck out. I have listened to this preacher every Tuesday and Thursday as I walked to Kung Fu and back to my dorm, and all I ever heard him do was condemn people to Hell. I just hope I have a little more tact (and truth) when I'm on my mission...

As for other going-ons, I am working on my mission papers, so they should be in within the next couple of weeks! I'm pretty excited. Any guesses of where I'll be called to serve?

Well, it is now time for Calculus. Adieu.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Dinner and General Conference Sunday

After Saturday's Conference, our family went out to Lin's Buffet for dinner. Of course, Mario was in the spotlight of my camera!

If anyone is wondering, Lin's Buffet on the west side of Albuquerque is amazing! Great food! Here's a picture of Jared's vegetable platter:

This morning session of General Conference was awesome! But, sadly, it had the same effect as yesterday on Mario and my dad:

I hope you all are doing great! I'm looking forward to the final session of conference at 2pm today!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

General Conference

Hello, all! I sincerely apologize for not posting as often as I should, but the card reader on my computer at school isn't working. However, since I'm spending the weekend with my parents, I have no excuse not to blog!

Me and Mario watching conference:

What a cute little baby! Mario's really excited because he had the chance to stand and sustain our new prophet, President Thomas S. Monson.

Grandpa and Mario seem to have the same attention span while watching conference over the internet.