Thursday, April 12, 2012

Almost One Month!!

Quite a bit is happening in 3 days. . .

One of my best friends who for the sake of his anonymity I will call Jesp (name has been changed for the pure awesomeness of this man) ;) is having his farewell this Sunday!  

My one month mark until I go on my mission is also this Sunday!! 

Pretty awesome huh? Yeah, I am stoked! Another classy gent will be going on his mission two weeks after my brother Jesp reports! His name has been changed as well for the sake of anonymity, as well as the pure awesomeness of this man! His name is Sher-Bear-Jer! Thats right folks, THE Sher-Bear-Jer is quite wonderful as well.

There are many other classy gents, but for the sake of time and text space, the last quite well known gent that coincidentally is my twin, is named the Drewsta, or by some known as the Liberator. Yup. He rocks too!

Now, I know your question right now: where is this guy going with all of this?

Quite simply, I will take you to the scriptures to illustrate my thoughts:

Alma 17: 13

"And it came to pass when they had arrived in the borders of the land of the Lamanites, that they separated themselves and departed one from another, trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest; for they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken."

This scripture is describing the sons of Mosiah as they prepare to go out and teach the Lamanites to bring them to salvation and eternal life (which they are quite successful in doing!).

When I read that scripture, it reminds me of the amazing brothers and examples that I have in my life. 

I am ecstatic and excited to be able to go out with these great guys to different parts of the World to preach the gospel to our Father's children. At times, it makes me sad to think that I will not see these gents for two years, but then I go back and read Alma 17:13 where is says that the sons of Mosiah trust in the Lord that they will return and meet again at the close of their missions! 

I am proud of all my brethren heading out to serve missions, and this is a tribute to them and their faithfulness in the Lord to go serve a mission! You guys are a wonderful example to me!! Thank you!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Girls are Beautiful - Continued :)

Hello everyone! 

Guys, I am so absolutely thrilled at the responses I got from my last post about the natural beauty of young women!

Here are some of my great friends who have responded to my post, and a girl who is taking my challenge to go once a week without any make-up the whole day!! :)

Here they are: 



Please click on those links and go read what they have to say, it is worth your time! :)

Guys, I really want to continue this "Festival of Beauty", so please keep sending me updates on how your own "Festival" is doing! Keep writing blog posts about the natural beauty of women, and lets infect the world with these true and amazing ideas!

Please leave a comment or send me a message if you have any questions or doubts, and we can work through them! If you still have doubts about your natural beauty, listen to President Thomas S. Monson as he says:

"The gospel teaches us that true beauty is more than skin-deep. A young woman whose countenance is aglow with both happiness and virtue radiates inner beauty... If happiness is the most attractive accessory a young woman can have, then a smile would have to be the most charming cosmetic. Make-up, if applied tastefully and in moderation, can enhance appearance. But no amount of eye shadow, lipstick, or mascara could possibly compete with the natural attractiveness of a genuine smile. It brightens the room. It cheers others. It communicates friendship, love, and optimism so much more than any cosmetic ever could. It puts people at ease and is welcoming. Truly in the world of glamour, there is no close second to a genuine smile."
--President Thomas S. Monson

(Thanks for letting me steal that quote Bronwen!)

All of you young ladies are beautiful! Every single girl on this planet deserves to feel confidant and beautiful, don't you think?

Let's let the world know what we think guys! I love you all, and you are all beautiful!! :) 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Josh Groban, Mission Calls, and All That Good Stuff

Hello! Listen to this song right now! It is so good!



What did you think? I think I love that song, and Josh Groban is really cool! :)

Also, me and my brother Andrew are getting are mission calls, oh you know. . . December 22nd!!!! :D

Yeah, pretty awesome. :) We will make an event on facebook before too long to let you all know more about the details, sound good? :)

Have an awesome day guys!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Girls, You are all Beautiful.

Just a couple of thoughts that have been on my mind recently.

To get my point across immediately, here is a little illustration:

When God created Eve, he didn't immediately hand her mascara and lipstick and say: "Quick, put these on before Adam gets back so he will think you are beautiful."

See where I am going with this?

Now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying make-up is bad or makes a girl seem fake. Quite the opposite, girls still look pretty with make-up on and everything. It is awesome!

But notice I used the word still.

The word still referring to the fact that they looked just as beautiful without the make-up on. 

Do you girls think you look ugly if it is a sweat-pants, hair-up, no make-up kind of day? Well I have news for you. . .

You all still have the same beautiful eyes, same beautiful smile, and same beautiful personality.

See where I am going with this yet? :)

Girls, when I tell you that you look beautiful today, I truly mean it. I promise. I wouldn't just throw that out there here and there even if it seems like I do, but I really, truly mean it.

And let's get another thing cleared up, when I say you are beautiful, not only am I referring to your natural beauty, but I am mostly referring to your personality! :)

(When I say 'personality', my definition is that you are kind, caring, and just so sweet all around in spirit and in the way you live, being an example to everyone around you.) 

For example: there might be a girl who is absolutely gorgeous with her looks, but if she is rude, self-centered, and just a plain brat, you will never catch me telling her she is beautiful, because to me she is not. Maybe some guys dig the girls that are mean to everyone, although I don't know why they would. . .

I believe that to be beautiful, it is more important what is on the inside of you, rather than the outside. 

Well. . . sorry, that was a really long and random thought, but I believe it with my whole heart. :) 

So if I come up to you some day and tell you that you look beautiful, not only do I think you look pretty that day, but I also love your personality. Confidence is also something that makes a girl look extremely gorgeous, just throwin' that out there. . .

Now some of you might get sad at that confidence part, because you might think you don't have any.

Do you want to know the secret to having confidence that makes you look gorgeous?

Here it is:

Make the inside of you beautiful. 

Be the best person you can be, and that will make you more beautiful than any make-up product the industry can throw at you.

So I guess in conclusion, no matter what make-up you put on, you will probably only feel as good as you do on the inside.

Here is a fun challenge I have for you as well: once a week, don't put any make-up on the entire day.

You can still dress up and all that good stuff, but try not to wear make-up for the entire day. Just try it. :)

So yeah, if I offended anyone with this post, make a comment and tell me why you think girls shouldn't feel good about themselves on the inside. ok? :)

But also, leave a comment adding your own opinion, and we can discuss that as well. :)

Ladies, don't ever let boys treat you below the standards of a Daughter of God. Because that is what you are.

I love you all. :) You are ALL beautiful!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Me + Bacon Alarm Clock = Love at First Sight!!!

Guys, I am truly in love right now.

Prepare for mind blowing, ok?

Here we go: An alarm clock that wakes you up with the aroma of bacon!!!!!

Happy pig stares at you all night, of course I want it!

Side door for bacon to come out

Heeere it comes. . .

Bacon!!!!

If your mind isn't blown yet, you are not human. . . or maybe you just don't like bacon, in which case I will forgive you today. :)

But isn't that the coolest thing ever?? You set the pre-cooked bacon to heat up for about 4 minutes, then when you wake up, you wake up to the delicious aroma of bacon, and you get to eat it right there!! It is all ready for you to enjoy right when you wake up!

I don't know about you guys, but my mind was blown, and is still being blown.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Salo Vs. Morris

This is one of my favorite battles in Red Bull BC One 2011! Enjoy! :)

Once again, the actual battle starts at 1:20.

Last Post of Red Bull. . . Finally ;)

Hey guys! So I have been talking about Red Bull BC One a lot lately. . .

You are probably getting tired of it by now, but bear with me for a little longer.

. . . . .

IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

Wow! This years competition was unlike any other! There was so much energy between all the Bboys, I was seriously jumping out of my seat the whole time!

I feel so inspired to dance now you have no idea!

But the really cool thing for me is that in this competition there was a whole lot more rocking to the beat!

What I mean by that is there was a lot more footwork, toprock, and legit freezes!! The winner Bboy Roxrite from the U.S. of A hardly used power moves the whole time! He just listened to the music, rocked to the beat, and took the title!

I love how that shows that you don't need straight up power moves to win a competition(nothing against Lil G, he really rocked it too! What a stud!), but that as long as you are feeling the music and dancing to it, you can win anything. Even win the Superbowl of Breakdance(which is Red Bull BC One).

Anyway, it was a great battle for everyone!

Yeah, so I might post a video of it when I find a video with good quality, but until then, have a great day! :)