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Melinda's Going on a Mission...But When and Where???

Melinda's Going on a Mission...But When and Where???

At the beginning of this week my Bishop let me know that the status of my call was "Ready for Assignment." That means that they might have made the assignment yesterday (Thursday)! Sometime soon my call will be mailed! I can hardly wait!

That also means that it is time to get the guesses going. I think it is fair to have one state-side and one foreign guess. Feel free to post your guesses as to where I will go and when the call will arrive!

I Love you all!!!


Fall Fun

I have had a wonderful first half of November! With the help of the Hord family, I was able to fly down to AZ and surprise my family on the 1st. On Friday, I went on the Father/Daughter campout with my Dad and sister (you can see a picture of them with some of the YUMMY teryaki sauce we picked up on the way). It was fun to spend time with my family and visit my home ward (and mission prep class...it is the BEST). Joseph and Elizabeth Hord were also down there that weekend (trying out for the Easter Pageant). The three of us flew back to Salt Lake on the same flight and got lunch together (Wendy's) after arriving back in Provo.

This past weekend, Becca and Reid were able to fly out for a visit. Some family friends hosted a baby shower for Becca, and it was a lot of fun. Reid's mom did the food, so of course it was amazing, and they have a lot of great people there. They also had a really fun and creative activity at the shower. There were several plain white onesies and special fabric markers for people to use in decorating them! It was great! I took a couple pictures of Lauren's masterpiece. Ü

Today, I got to go with Becca to the BYU Museum of Art (one of our favorite places to be...lots of good memories Ü). You can see a picture of us in front of the building that a nice girl (enjoying her lunch on a bench nearby) was nice enough to take for us. We looked at almost everything in the building, and we also got to visit briefly with two of her (well, our) former art history professors. We then headed across the street to meet up with Reid for lunch and ice cream (delicious, of course!) at the BYU Creamery. Happy day! ...And a beautiful one. I am also including a couple shots of the fall leaves and blue sky taken today in the courtyard of my building.

I hope you are all having a fun fall!

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Halloween: Cowgirl and Indian

My friend and roommate Jennifer and I dressed up for Halloween and then had fun taking several pictures. We hope you enjoy them too. Ü

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Flipped!

Flipped!

Just to prove my previous statement...here is the flipped position on the next day!


We've Moved....

We've Moved....

We've moved, and you finally get to see a picture of our new house....just kidding, click here. We live across the street from this mansion. Hope you like the pictures.


Paragonah, Panaca Photos Posted - Pretty Ponies

Paragonah, Panaca Photos Posted - Pretty Ponies

So I tried it again. I think I did pretty good, except it should be photos of wild horses, not pretty ponies. At least I didn't put 'pneumonia' on there Ü (Brian Regan). Enjoy!

Here's the link to the photos that I took while with Grandpa. Check them out!

Thanks to Dad for helping me get them up. I now know how to post multiple pictures! Hurray!

-Mike

P.S. Doesn't this picture of the Kilns make the perfect Wallpaper or Desktop Picture?

Family Reunion

Family Reunion

I have a bad habit of taking pictures of nature instead of the actual event. I have 18 pictures on my camera of the sky, the trees and that rainbow that came on Saturday. So, here is my best picture of the family reunion...it has some people in it. I took it from the playground while I was with Savanna. How 'bout that sky. Sorry about the lack of people, perhaps the other camera holders can post some of their pictures.


Future BYU Student!?!

Future BYU Student!?!

A digital camera, a BYU t-shirt and a warm/goofy 'yooper' hat...I think I am set for BYU! Hey thanks for the great cards/gifts for my birthday. I can't wait till I go to BYU and see many of you. I will be posting more blog entries because of my awesome camera, so look out!


Our web site in the news.

Uncle Lori's daughter, LaRae Free Kerr, mentions this web site in her Daily Herald weekly column, "It's All Relatives". You can read the column here: http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/174241/

Just thought you'd like to know.


More Spring Break Pictures...

Here are a few pictures I took last week when I went down to Parowan/Paragonah/Brian Head for Spring Break.

(Thanks, Dad, for uploading the pictures for me! Ü)

Pun Intended

Yesterday was my friend Paul's birthday. He and his roommate Derek are great friends, former missionary companions (served in Tucson, AZ), and current home teaching companions (they teach me and my roommates). One thing they share in common is a love of puns.

I have always liked puns, but being around these guys has made me really love puns. So...for Paul's birthday, I decided to make him a card based on a pun and give him a list of puns I found on the internet.

The card went something like this (with illistrations and fun lettering Ü):
So it was my birthday. I had a big party, and my friend made me a birhtday cake. He brought it out, and it was a savory cake. It had a doughy base with cheese and all sorts of toppings sprinkled on top. I said, "That must have taken a lot of effort to make." And he said...

(then on the inside...)
... "No, it was a pizza cake."

Heee heeee heeee! Ü

A couple of my favorites:
* A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
* He said I was average - but he was just being mean.
* When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, U C L A.

If you want to read some more fun ones, check out http://www.punoftheday.com/


The Mysterious Bride

The Mysterious Bride

Our very own Winter Princess--isn't she beautiful!


Close to Home

Close to Home

Gotta love those iPod comics!


Giving Thanks in Arizona

This year, we got together with Dave and Kristin Free and their family, Eric and Malina Hulsoff and their family, and Opa for Thanksgiving. Before our meal, we all went around and mentioned things we are thankful for. We thought we would share them with you. Here is our list:

Elena: Relatives and family
Terran: Everything
Madison: Jess
Adran: Terran and my house
Jessica: Holy Ghost
Daniel: Food
Jordan: Cars
Adam: Dad
Malinda: Family
Eric: You guys still like me (even when my intelligence can be overwhelming…Ü)
McKay: Good education
Dave: Loving Heavenly Father
Brett: Beautiful things in life (certain cars, turkey, etc. Ü)
Melinda: Music
Kristin: How often the Lord condescends to hug me and tell me it’s worth it
Josh: Family, food, and fun
Becca: Dishwashers
Michael: Missionaries
Nate: Scriptures
Jeremy: My family
Andrew: Freedom fighters and my family
Lauren: The earth
Opa: Being here
Joe: Free country
Diana: Missionary son
Elder Joseph: All you guys
Jake: Ability to run

(P.S. Sorry if I spelled anyone's name wrong!)