Thursday, July 24, 2008

Rotate the picture....

After I posted it, I noticed that it looks a lot better this way. Man I've been a real blogger today!

A Beautiful Trip up Spanish Fork Canyon

So...this was quite awhile ago, but Mom, Whitney and I took a trip up Spanish Fork Canyon. Until this moment, the only thing that I thought of Spanish Fork Canyon is that crazy highway that is the most dangerous one in the State of Utah filled with tons of mines.

Low and behold, its a BEAUTIFUL PLACE!! Here are some pictures that we took, the cool tiny detail ones are Whitneys, she's pretty awesome at finding those little details. I hope you enjoy them!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A deeper thought.....

I've been reading lots of my friends' blogs today and have been thinking a lot about responding to a lot of their posts. The funny thing is that, as I've started to think more about what I would want to say, I've noticed that I don't really have a lot to say.

Well...that's not completely true, I have plenty to say, you can ask Whitney, I have plenty of strong opinions, and I'm not afraid to voice them. The interesting thing is that I have this crazy tendency to see both sides of the situation.

So, when Becca talks about Abstinence being the real cure for AIDS, I totally agree with her! Its true, people should realize the consequences of their actions, and not expect the medical profession to cure them for them. At the same time, I think about the way the Atonement works, and I realize that, in some ways, that is exactly what the Atonement is doing for me. I make decisions that I know full well are in direct opposition to the laws of God, but I still do them, and I am so greatful for the atonement that allows me to be "cured" from those plagues. I can't imagine that people are saying to themselves "Who cares about AIDS! I'm gonna' do what I want, and if I end up with it, there's doctors that will cure me!"

Then there is the whole other load of people who totally deserve a cure to AIDS. These are people who either got it against their own volition or who aren't educated enough or don't have the resources to protect themselves (only 6.4% of AIDS cases exist in High Income/First World Countries). These people definitely deserve to have access to cures, and by those standards, I think AIDS truly is an epidemic.

But I still believe that people should be taught Abstinence and protection to be able to control the spread of AIDS.

So...what do i believe? I don't know, I'm not sure that I really can say I stand on one side or the other, I guess I just haven't made a decision.

Does that make me a fence sitter?


Not much to be done about it, I'm just a loser with no HTML skills.... but you get the idea.

Really though, its been a wonderful summer, I can't think of a better one, or a better person to spend it with!

A Beautiful Girl

Well, a lot of people who don't have facebook have been wanting to see pictures of the happy ya go!!

Ironically, very few of these pictures were actually taken over the summer. They were all taken at various times when I was visiting her or when she was visiting me.

Oh well...time flies when you're having fun!