Thursday, March 31, 2011

out like a lamb

So I think we need to invest in some better weather predictors than animals.

According to the groundhog, spring was suppose to come early this year... but it has been snowing way too much for it to be spring time.

Except for today.  Today is BEAUTIFUL!  The sun is shining and it is warm!!!  But according to the in like a lamb, out like a lion... today was supposed to be icky--overcast and moisturizing (i.e. raining or snowing).

The animals are all confused this year...

But since today is a lamb... I thought I would share my favorite sheep pictures! :)
Here is to putting my faith in the Source, which is always reliable!
P.S. I subbed at one of the schools I student taught at.  One of my former students came up to me and asked if I had lost weight and then told me I was looking fabulous.  Best compliment ever! :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Advent Calendar

Ok... so I know Easter is still just under one month away but I LOVE advent calendars!  (It is SO late this year!!  The moon and the Vernal Equinox worked out just right to make it the latest I have ever heard of.)  But this idea takes a little preparation so I thought I would share it now so you all can make your own Easter Countdown and have it ready to use this year.  This Easter Countdown is special because it keeps the focus on Christ and the real reason why we celebrate Easter.  I choose to have mine start 11 days before Easter so we open the last egg on Easter morning--instead of the "12 Days of Easter."

Things Needed
1 dozen normal sized plastic easter eggs
1 jumbo sized (empty) egg carton--this is for storage
1 cute Easter basket--something cute to put the eggs in during the countdown.  So this isn't required but personally, I don't want a egg carton sitting on my table as a decoration.  As we open each egg, we fill the plush chick basket so on Easter morning, it is completely filled.  
List of scriptures (posted below) cut into strips and then folded to go inside the egg.  You will have to decide if you want to have the scripture written out on each word strip (easy) or if you just want the reference so you have to open up your scriptures.
Each Item listed below the Scripture--keep in mind that the thing has to fit in the Easter Egg

On each egg, write the numbers 1-11 and "Easter" on the last egg. (I used a "Happy Easter" sticker instead.)

11 Days to Easter (This year it is April 13)
Matthew 26: 39
"And he went a little further, and fell on his face and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless; not as I will, but as thou wilt."
Sacrament Cup

10 Days to Easter
Matthew 26: 14-15
"Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?  And they covenanted with him for 30 pieces of silver.  (This fulfilled the prophesy in Zachariah 11:12-14 that Jesus would be sold for thirty pieces of silver.)
3 Dimes

9 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 1-2
When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:  And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor."
Knotted Twine

8 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 24-26
"When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but rather a tumult was made, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this person; see ye to it.  Then answered ali the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.  Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified,"
Small piece of Bar Soap

7 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 28-30
"And they stripped him and put on him a scarlet robe.  And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head.  And a reed in his right hand: and they bowed before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head."
Small piece of Red Velvet

6 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 31-32
"And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.  And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear the cross."  And he was crucified... nailed to the cross.
Toothpick Cross (you have to make this using a thread and a toothpick) and Tiny Nail

5 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 35-36
"And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet; they parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.  And sitting down they watch him there."
One Die (i.e. if it was plural this would be called dice)

4 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 50, 51, 54
"Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.  And behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and rocks rent; ...Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earth quake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly saying, Truly this was the son of God."
Small Bag of Rocks

3 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 58-60
"He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus, then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.  And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean lien cloth and he laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre and departed."
Strip of Muslim Cloth (or a white cotton fabric)

2 Days to Easter
Matthew 27: 60, 65-66
"He rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.  Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can.  So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch."
A Stone

1 Day to Easter
Matthew 16: 1; 28: 2,5
"And when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices that they might come and anoint him.  And behold, there was a great earthquake for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it.  And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know ye seek Jesus, which was crucified."
Whole Spices (I have a piece of a cinnamon stick, a few whole cloves, and part of a bay leaf in a little mesh fabric bag)

Easter Morning
Matthew 28:6
"He is not here: for he is risen, and he said: Come see the place where the Lord lay."
Empty  (although the egg is empty, on the scripture paper, there is a tiny picture of the Resurrected Jesus.  You could include this, if you wanted!)
I'm so glad I believe in a Living Jesus Christ.  He really is resurrected and His tomb is empty.  Someday, I know we will all be able to become like Him and live forever.  Having an empty tomb to celebrate Easter truly is the best gift!

Happy Easter Advent Calendar Making! :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Summer Goals...

Spring is in the air... though if you ask all the kids I sub for, really summer is RIGHT around the corner!  I heard some of them talking about all the wonderful things they want to be able to do and go this summer.  So I started thinking about all the things I want to happen.

* Visit a different with my sweetheart... there are 49 we haven't seen together.  I think we should be able to pick one to tour!  CORRECTION:  I just realized today that we traveled out of state for my brother's reception last year.  So make that 48 states--I still think we should be able to find a new one to visit! ;)
* Spend all day at California Theme Park (though not necessarily here) and run around and ride ALL of the rides!  I'm so excited because I haven't been to an amusement park probably since high school... and with me loosing weight, I will actually be able to comfortably fit in all of the seats/ rides!
* Keep training for and finish   my first 5k.  I'm having some hiccups in this process right now--meaning TERRIBLE foot pain!  I'm going shoe shopping and hope that this will solve the problem.  Everyone please say a few extra prayers for my right foot! :)
* Go  with my best friend!  And stay up all night (ok... so hopefully not all night) and look at the stars and laugh about everything.  Hopefully we can figure out some healthy camping foods but will likely have to splurge a little for S'Mores! ;)
* Spend some quality time Click to view and hopefully build back my endurance/ speed from when I was on swim team and competing at a state level.  I've got my work cut out but I'm enthusiastic about it.
* Oh and start working on some  for which subject, I currently don't know.  We are still praying for a job.  I have been working on countless applications.  I have an INTERVIEW on FRIDAY!!!  Here is to crossing all my fingers and hoping that I will actually need to be doing this! :)  Depending upon where I get hired might result in having a moving-day  We really don't know where or when.  Basically our lives are on hold at the moment.
* Celebrate July 4th clip art and Pioneer Day - Covered Wagon
* And spend some time with my  (sister).  We will finally be living in the same city instead of several hours apart and I'm delighted! :)

I am so anxious for summer!!  With all of these plans, it is already looking WONDERFUL! :D
What are some of YOUR summer goals?

Monday, March 28, 2011

Week 12 Weigh-In

Slightly disappointing because I was REALLY hoping for -4 but... at least I'm still making progress in the right direction! :)

-2 Pounds

Bringing my total weight loss to date at 48 pounds!! :D

(Hence the reason I wanted a 4 this week so it would be 50... but that's ok!

But... on the totally HAPPY note.  I finished my 12 week program today!!  I finished my goal to workout for the duration of 12 weeks to the best of my ability!  And I started another 12 week program so I am in this for life.  :)

"I Love You Because" (a strategy to help solve problems)

How is it that one minute you absolutely love your spouse forever and the next you are upset about some stupid thing?  How you can switch from being best friends to war enemies all within a matter of moments?  And then those tiny stupid things you are fighting about grow to the size of a huge ugly monster?

Even here at Living Our DREAM Life, we have our problems.  And I would say that problems were not part of my dream so they can't be part of OUR dream but then I am reminded by scriptures that say "...having no joy, for they knew no misery; doing no good, for they knew no sin" (2 Ne 2:21) and "for it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things.  If not so,... righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad" (2 Ne 2 :11) and finally, "for after much tribulation come the blessings." (D&C 58:4)  We have to experience the bad in order to appreciate the great.

Now... I am not saying that you HAVE to have problems and you certainly don't have to go looking for them.  But they arise!  And if we will let them, the problems we face will make us stronger.  Ultimately, trials and arguments have the potential to become a source of power.  Because the Lord has promised us that if we will humble ourselves and have faith in Him, "then [He will] make the weak things become strong unto them." (Ether 12:27)

So the question remains... how do you turn an argument and disagreement into a strength?  Well... I certainly don't have all the answers, but I thought I would share something that works for us and is slowly helping to mold us into the people we will become.

This pattern doesn't always work every time... but I love using it!
1. Time Out and Personal Prayer
2. "I Love You Because"  (I will explain this later!!)
3. Couple Prayer
4. I-Statements
5. Brainstorm Solutions
6. Each decides what he/ she will do to change and how
7. Show an increase of Love

So allow me to explain what "I Love You Because" is...  (Please note: If you want to know what I mean by our other steps... leave a comment and I will explain.  To teach all of those in one post is WAY too long--and some of them I assume are kind of self-explanatory.  But I could for sure assume wrong!)

First of all, we move to neutral ground.  Literally move.  Sitting on the floor is a good neutral spot for us because we generally don't sit on the floor.  Once you are in neutral ground, you have to sit so you have at least three points of contact.  We will generally sit "Indian" style on the floor with both of our knees touching and our foreheads.  Sitting this close together forces us to talk softly but in case it doesn't for you then make a rule that you can only whisper in neutral ground.

Now before you jump on your horse and list off all the problems and everything that is wrong, you have to play a game with your spouse.  While you are whispering and having 3 points of contact, start the problem solving neutral session with the game, "I love you because _________."  One person starts and whispers one thing they love about the spouse.  Then it is the other person's turn.  Keep going back and forth until all the anger and arguing and hurt is gone.  This may take awhile and it might be hard at first to come up with things you love when you are upset.  And it might be even tougher to have to go first--but do it!  Lower your pride and just do it!  Think about it though... if you didn't love your spouse SO extremely much, you probably wouldn't be fighting either.  Generally, people don't fight with strangers/ casual people you barely know.  So tear down that wall you both built, one "I love you because" brick at a time!

I know this DEFINITELY helps!  And I even plan to do it in the future with fighting children.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mini Golf {then and now}

For our date this past week, Casey planned an outing in which we would relive a part of one of the dates we went on while we were in high school.  While we were waiting for the State Skills USA awards ceremony (Casey took 2nd place!), we decided to go miniature golfing at Hollywood Connections.  It was so much fun to go back and relive the days when we were just best friends.  We both enjoyed ourselves and eventually quit with the keeping score thing.  Most of the holes were par 2; several of the holes I think it took me 6+ strokes to finally get the ball in the hole.  It is hard because I'm right handed and left eyed so judging distances/ angles isn't my fortei but we still had a blast!!
Seniors in High School-- before Jr. Prom
Great Action Shot!
So I decided to take my own action shot!
This was cool because the building would rumble if you got it up the ramp.
Casey would normally always get the "hole-in-one" shots and I would normally always miss... 
We were dressed up because we were heading off towards dinner and the awards after we finished.
It is so fun going on dates with your spouse!
HIGHLY recommend it! :D

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Skills USA: 2nd Place!!

On Thursday and Friday, Casey had the opportunity to compete at the State Skills USA competition in web design.  Thursday morning, (some of you may already know this from facebook) I got up and made muffins at 5 am and then sent my darling husband on his way.  He had to (1) pick up his partner, (2) figure out where to park/ get a pass at SLCC Taylorsville campus, and (3) be ready for the competition to start at 7:30 am.  It was early but fortunately the commute wasn't too bad and they made it on time.  I was nervous the muffins wouldn't be finished by the time he had to leave, but it worked out and he was able to eat the muffins for breakfast and snacks throughout the day.

Thursday, he spent the entire day working to build a website with his partner.  They were given the topic and some pictures/ information and then all of the teams were instructed to build a website for "Thanksgiving Point Golf Club" around 7:30- 8 am. (I don't think their information/ golf club actually exists....)  They had to be completely finished with their website by 5 pm that night and were required to take a mandatory lunch break.  Casey says if he had more time, he would change some things and tweak some other things.  But considering the time rush, they just kind of had to go with it.
Casey's Website!
He is SO talented!!
After I finished subbing, I traveled up to SLC via bus.  (Oh man... that was interesting!!  But entirely a different story!)  We spent the night at my parents' home so we would not have to travel back and forth because Friday, Casey and his partner had to present their website to the judges in the morning and then go back for the award ceremony later that evening.

I went with to presenting the website to the judges but was not able to actually be in the room while the judging was taking place.  I was able to see the other contestant's website designs though and they were up against some tough competition.  Everyone worked so hard and they all looked amazing!

At the awards ceremony, Casey and his partner placed 2nd!  I was too busy trying to take pictures to cheer and scream.  So here it is...
GO CASEY!!!!  
It was an exciting moment!  And Casey, was given some free software--it should be coming in the mail soon!  (It was supposed to go to 1st place, but one of the partner's already had it and didn't want it so Casey was super lucky!)
Standing on the awards podium.
Backstage... no idea if I was supposed to be there... likely not.
But I followed anyway.   :)
We were waiting to fill out some forms.
We were blessed to have both of our parents at the awards ceremony! 
Congratulations on 2nd place sweetheart!  You truly are amazing and so very talented!! :)

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Handwriting Game

Tag, You're It!

I was tagged and decided to play along.  I have to write out notes to the teacher everyday for how the subbing day went.  And when I am teaching the kids, they are always shocked that I wrote my name on the board--they always assume that I had a student write it.  My favorite handwriting story was when I was writing notes out with the kids while I was teaching math because I couldn't even understand the teacher's notes--the kids were all complimenting my handwriting and I began to wonder if they were even paying attention to the math they were supposed to be learning.

Anyway... please feel free to play along!  Even if you aren't "tagged."  Consider reading this as your official tag!  (I'm not kidding about the TAG, YOU'RE IT!)  Rules: you must write out your answers so your readers can see your actual handwriting. Either take a picture or scan your handwritten text.

1. What's your name and blogger name?
2. What's your blog's URL?
3. Write, "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog."
4. Favorite quote?  
{I have two...}
5. Favorite song?
6. Favorite scripture (s)?
7. Anything else you want to say? 
{ok... so I wrote out everything on Monday... but didn't scan it in until today}
8. Tag bloggers to participate.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Couch to 5K

I have been told that the hardest part of anything is starting; the first step is the hardest.  Well... I did it!  I started! :)

Earlier today, I finished week 1, day 1.  It was my first run using the Couch to 5k (C25K) method.  I went running/ walking a couple of times already this year because the weather was so beautiful!  But I could never keep myself motivated to keep running and it normally turned more into a leisurely stroll.  Hearing someone tell me to when to jog and for how long though sure helped me stay motivated.  I committed to myself that I was going to do this C25K thing as best I could and keep going even when I wanted to stop; this really is a great starting place--a way to make my running dreams come true.

So... how was day 1?  It was a push but a good kind of push.  I will definitely being doing this puppy again and am so excited for the day when I will actually jog more than walk.  (Week 1, Day 1 consists of 60 seconds of jogging followed by 90 seconds of walking repeated more times that I could count.  Thank goodness for the walking breaks though!!  I way needed them!)  I'm tired but not immovable/ dead--I know this is completely owed to my TBL workouts in the morning.  C25K is a good transition for completely unexperienced runners to competing in 5k marathons.  Best part: it is free!  I found a ton of different music mixes to download with the C25K voices overs--I personally chose Christian music and enjoyed it today while I was out and about.

Oh... one thing, my shoulder hurts--weird, I KNOW!  But ever since I remember (running in junior high for PE) my right shoulder would start aching after I ran/ jogged--even short distances.  Before I have used my (possibly oxygen lacking??) shoulder pain as a reason to stop.  It hurts inside, like under the collar bone around the ball and socket joint.  It wasn't too bad today--just kind of annoying.  But if anyone has tips/ ideas for how to stop the shoulder issues and/or what it is... I would LOVE to hear your suggestions! :)
P.S.  Sorry for a double daily post... again!  The running and break slamming happened TODAY and I wanted to share! :)

"Where the Rubber Meets the Road"

I have heard this phrase a lot.  Where the rubber meets the road.  I have thought about it a little but I have never actually tried to figure out what it meant.  I have even heard in said towards me often.  While I was working as an EFY Counselor (clap-clap-clap,clap,clap…etc… E-F-Y!!!), the session director and counselors over me would tell me all the time that I was where the rubber met the road.  And even now as a teacher, I work in the “rubber meeting the road” position.  I never actually really took the time to figure out what it meant other than cars’ have tires and the tires touch the road.  So this must mean that I am a tire.  Whatever.

Well, this phrase took on a whole new meaning today.  I was driving home from subbing.  It was early out day and I was so excited because I would get home early and be able to go jogging (still haven’t gone jogging as I am writing this—that is *for reals* next on my agenda!) and then work on other things because there would be extra time.  My extra time was spent sitting in a parking lot on the freeway.  But let’s rewind just a tiny bit.

The freeway is always under construction.  And now that winter is almost over and we are transitioning to the other season here—construction; it is a sure thing that even more construction is going to start popping up.

 I notice up ahead of me that the freeway has been merged into one lane (ugh!).  The speed limit is still 75 mph.  I see a police truck up where the freeway is merging into one lane and I get nervous wondering if I missed a lower speed limit sign.  I slow down to somewhere around 60 mph (fortunately—this probably saved my life and/or prevented an accident today!!) and then merge over.  Well, here is the problem, I am still concerned about the police truck with flashing lights and facing the wrong way.  And the merge to one lane was RIGHT on top of a hill.  This turned out to be a blind hill. 

Immediately after I merged, approaching the top of the hill, bam!  The traffic in front of me is COMPLETELY stopped.  The car in front of me swerved out of the now only lane and back into lane with cones on it.  I realized there was no way, I could stop that fast and not hit the car in front of me in the merged lane so I swerve out too and slam on the breaks.  This is why it was fortunate that I was going slower because if I had been going faster (even though 75 really was the still posted freeway speed), I doubt I would have been able to swerve out.  I likely would have plowed into the car in front of me and who knows where I would be right now—not here righting this, that is for sure! 

I see a part of my tire on the road as I merge back over (my first skid mark!) and smoke.  My rubber really met the road in this instance.  (Oh, and I don’t feel bad for swerving out.  There were countless cars behind me that swerved, slammed and smoked too.  It was really a blessing that I didn’t hit someone and wasn’t hit because there was no warning for the slow down!)  After I calmed down and realized I was ok and my car (hopefully the tires are fine!) was ok, I then had plenty of time to think about the rubber meeting the road.  Normally a 3 minute stretch of driving took well over 1/2 hour to pass.  Time galore to think.

Rubber meeting the road is the crises of life.  When rubber meets the road it is because you had to stop urgently because something was wrong.  While I was an EFY counselor, there were plenty of rubber moments when the girls would come to be with problems—wavering testimony, chastity, immodesty, anorexia, just to name a few of the things I dealt with.  Now as a teacher, (and especially when I was student teaching!  Subbing the kids don’t generally confide in/ talk to me very much) I have several rubber moments too—bad grades, problems at home, health problems, divorce, etc!  But you want to know what… I wouldn't change my “rubber meets the road” job for anything.  I love it because I love being able to help and serve others.  I love seeing the change that can come into my students’ lives.  I learned a lot from the skid mark today... maybe this will even influence my educational philosophy (which I have to write an essay on later tonight)—we’ll see.  
Where the Rubber Meets the Road is the MOST important point, a pivotal moment, a time for truth and I hope to support others (and my students) through their real life
—not just break testingmoments.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Things to Nourish

This was shared yesterday in stake conference by our stake president.  My ward and stake are in a unique situation in that we are all (mainly) students.  Normally Priesthood Leadership is called to someone living in the area.  In the student wards, though, the Bishop and Stake Presidency live anywhere in Utah County.  They both sacrifice so much to travel to serve us.  I feel blessed!

Anyway... back to the point, yesterday our stake president shared three things that need nourishing.  I liked his advice so much, that I thought I would share it to help everyone as we fight through mortality together.

1. Nourish your Physical Selves by having a FOOD STORAGE.  Food storage is the difference fear and peace, between suffering and relief.

2.  Nourish your Spiritual Selves by DAILY BOOK OF MORMON STUDY--both personally, as a couple and as a family.  This will make all the difference in your lives and the difference between a normal marriage and a great one.  Just like you need to be prepared physically, you must be prepared spiritually!

3.  Nourish you Marriage by EXPRESSIONS OF DAILY GRATITUDE.  You have to find things to be grateful for about your spouse and then you have to let them know.  Good gratitude is simply saying thanks.  Better gratitude  is thanking them for something they have done.  Best gratitude is thanking them for who they are.

These are all things we have heard before.  But I loved it!  He connected all of these to the story of Naaman in 2 Kings.  Naaman was not asked to do any one great thing but rather an accumulation of many small, repetitive things.  We are asked the same--it really is by the little (maybe even mundane) parts of life that a testimony is built and a marriage strengthened.  I know we still have areas to improve in too!
 P.S.  16 months ago today, I married my best friend for time and all eternity.  Life hasn't been perfect since that day but together we working towards perfection and it has definitely been worth it! :D

Week 11 Weigh-In

This coming week is my last week until I finish my training program I originally started at the new year.  When I first started, I was skeptical... I wondered if exercising with The Biggest Loser Challenge Wii game would actually work.

It does work.  And I am slowly changing my life.  My numbers are much smaller than if I were actually a contestant on the ranch so this weight loss journey takes longer.  But I'm ok with that because I'm consistent and I am still loosing weight as I am living my regular life.  I'm proving that anyone can change their lives--not just the few people selected to be on TV.

-3 pounds

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Missing the Tabernacle

We had the opportunity to attend Stake Conference today.  It was a wonderful meeting and my spirit was well fed!  I imagine in the near future, I will be sharing a post or two about some of the things I learned!  But as for right now... stake conference made me miss the tabernacle.  :(

Last year our stake conference was held in the tabernacle.  We arrived early and took the time to go on a self guided tour of the building and read all of the captions below/ near all of the pictures from the tabernacle's history.  I learned a lot about the building from this--for example, one thing I remember is the bell that is now located on the Southwest corner of the Marriott Center (aka Victory Bell) was originally on top of the tabernacle roof.  It was moved after it kept causing the roof to collapse.

Anyway, we drove past it today just to see where it was at.  It was interesting.  If you remember, last December, their was a huge fire in the tabernacle.  I reflected a lot about it and wrote "Tabernacle Teaches Thinking."  

After seeing it today, the tabernacle now represents hope and the Atonement.  Even the biggest of problems can be fixed in life.  It takes time and hard work, but everything can be restored.  There are many scaffoldings (look at the pictures below) holding the building up.  And those could represent the people around us--like my darling husband, our Bishop, all our family and friends, but most importantly the Savior--when we are going through a hard time.  There is hope!  The building is still standing!  For awhile, all the roads around it were completely closed because the building was thought to collapse.  But it is still there and it can be restored.  No matter what happens in life, you will always still exist and can always learn to forgive/ be forgiven.

Enjoy...  The Provo Tabernacle on March 20, 2011
This is the East (and a little South) side of the building
The pile of rubble located directly North of the tabernacle
The Southwest corner... see those scaffoldings? 
South side...
Part of the road is still fenced off.
The fence goes all around the entire  tabernacle and field to the north.