Thursday, June 23, 2011

A lesson learned in Capstone

Today was a very interesting day in our capstone class. Last Tuesday we received a group assignment. We had been recently talking about immigration laws and we were supposed to come up with, as a group, a new immigration law. He was not going to tell us who was in our group. The only way that we would be able to figure this out was if we posted on  the discussion board on Brainhoney. It seems simple enough right!? WRONG! Everyone was so angry about this assignment and let me just tell you why.

1) Some people did not post on their discussion board early enough and were not able to meet with their group.
2) People had prior engagements and did not post on the discussion board at all
3) There was not enough time to complete the assignment
4) If you missed class then you did not know what the assignment was or how to complete the assignment
5) There was only one day to complete the assignment and that was not enough time

The arguments could last forever but this is just a couple of the problems that were mentioned in class. So, the question that Brother Hunt asked us was, what do we do about it? How do we give someone a grade for this assignment. Some people felt that they deserved the grade because they did work. Others felt like the assignment should be dropped because they were confused or they did not have time to meet with their or something along those lines. This debate went on for a while a people were just angry.

Then Brother Hunt pulled out the big guns! This was an assignment but not graded on out presentation. He wanted us to learn that we have biases in our arguments all the time. Some people that that it was fair to grade the presentations while others did not and this was based on the bias of our certain situations. His point was that it is hard for us not to be bias when we are in the situation. It is hard for us to make decisions for other people when we know that something is fair but we want to help ourselves out. Another point that I thought was interesting that he made was that when we start to feel guilty about something, Satan works on us and causes us to start to blame other people. When we blame other people, this is not being Christlike.

I think also what I learned from this lesson was to take responsibility for things. This was an assignment and there should have been things that I needed to get done. At this stage in our lives, school is a major priority. A priority that should not be pushed away.

I am very grateful for Brother Hunt and the lessons that he teaches us everyday. He has blessed our lives so much not only in this class but in many other ways as well!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Frosted Meatloaf

Today I was craving meatloaf. I do not know what this sudden urge was. Probably because I have been moving things around and found a meatloaf recipe book that I got from Srta. Gaspers. I was flipping through it and found this amazing looking meatloaf and I made it today and I personally think that it turned out GREAT!

It was amazing and fantastic and I recommend it to you all. I also made two cakes in my baking class today. I now have to keep them in the freezer until next Monday when we will be decorating them. Alex spent a lot of time in the lab today but he enjoys it which is always a plus!
Well that is all for now. Nothing new to report expect for a happy stomach filled with mashed potatoes and meatloaf!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day!!!!

Well today is father's day and I have to say that it is a lovely Sunday. Alex got new clubs a couple of weeks ago and we got him a new driver yesterday. It is a Taylormade 09 Burner Driver (Thank you Sports Authority for that knowledge). He is loving it so much and it is so cute!

He is a very attractive man
Alex and his amazing swing...he is working on it

He was so excited to get out this morning and try this out. We had to make sure that we went far enough away though so he did not hit any car, houses, or persons. That would not be good news. When he hit the ball the first time it went really far. From my knowledge of golf, that is a good thing. We are very grateful for Jeremy at work who knows a lot about golf and was about to help us pick out an amazing club.

We have been married for about ten and a half months now and I was kind of getting sick of our apartment and how we have things arranged in our apartment. I decided that it was time for some rearrangement. I am starting in our bedroom. I went to this really cute shop in Idaho Falls called Rod & Vinyl. They are shutting down so I was grateful that a lot of their stuff was 20% - 80% off. It made me feel more content about buying it. I think that the results turned out really cute! Check it out!

I personally think that it turned out really cute! We have our wedding pictures up for now but we will be taking new pictures in August so we will be replacing our wedding pictures with those ones. Hanging up these frames is not as easy as you think though. You cannot see it but I have made plenty of small holes in this wall because of my attempt to hang these up. It was tough.

Well Happy Father's Day to all of you amazing father's out there! We sure are grateful for all that you do!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Keeping up with the Blog!!!!

This is not an easy task from going to day by day activities I thought that keeping up with this blog would be easy - FALSE!!!! Let's see if we can become better and keeping up with this. I will now update you about what has been going on in our lives lately.

Alex: Alex got back from Reno about a week ago. He had such a blast and was kind of stressed out to come back and get back into the school life because he missed so much. But he did absolutely amazing. Brother Hunt just gave him a new project to work on and he is super excited! He will be working with coyote poop. Personally I think that just sounds NASTY but I guess it is supposed to be very cool. This new project also gives Alex the opportunity to come up with a whole bunch of new puns about his day. Examples: "My job is crap...literally." and "A bunch of crap happens at work." I don't think this will ever end, but this is why I like him!

Me: As for me, I am just lugging right along with life trying not to die! Work is going great! Well I am there at least and sell stuff so I think that it is going okay. School is getting stressful still but we are almost done for this semester so that is a relief. I need to start planning for our Chicago trip that is coming up in July! We are super excited and vacations are always needed. I am trying to figure out the planning of classes for the rest of my life. I am now trying to figure out to get a math education minor as well. This means that I will be able to teach every subject but science and personally I think that is pretty cool!

Well that is all for now! This had better get easier because I think that this is just too cool!