Saturday, January 22, 2011

And you thought I was the one that slept a lot.

Corey has been in bed - sleeping - for the last FIFTEEN HOURS. And still he sleeps. (he's giving my email address a run for it's money)

Needless to say, it's been a looong week and we are super grateful for the weekend and chance to regroup. And catch up on sleep, of course!! :) :) :)

Have a great day everyone!

easy clean-up

When you realize that the only dish/utensil/plate you've used the entire day is a paring knife, a few assumptions can be made.

you're a busy college student (who's gone all day)
you're poor (toast is cheap)
you're lazy and/or rushed (lazy in French = paresseux, or paresseuse if you're a girl)

(or...all of the above?)

One result:
you're not eating healthily

at least I ate three oranges. and no fast food.

Goal for tomorrow:
use a plate.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Exercise Our Agency In Righteousness

Tonight I listened to Elder Hales' talk from the October 2010 General Conference. His powerful testimony and closing remarks marked me. I ask you to read it slowly.

"I bear my special witness that They live. When we exercise our agency in righteousness, we come to know Them, become more like Them, and prepare ourselves for that day when “every knee shall bow, and every tongue confess” that Jesus is our Savior. May we continue to follow Him and our Eternal Father, as we did in the beginning, I pray in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

When was the last time your testimony was strengthened of your personal faith and life in the premortal world? I encourage you to really ponder on how you personally "follow[ed Jesus Christ] and our Eternal Father, as [you] did in the beginning." If each of us does that for just 5-10 minutes, I do not doubt that we will be motivated to continue to follow Them - and on the path to ultimately come to know Them. For indeed, we will be exercising our agency in righteousness.

Click here to read an incredible scripture about the power of testimony in the premortal realms (Rev 12:9-11, esp. v. 11)
Click here to read Elder Hales' full talk

Monday, January 17, 2011

Tender Mercy

For our Christmas present, my sister Janel and her husband Mark gave us tickets to The Christmas Carol at the Hale Center Theater. We loved it. The acting, costumes, music, story line, and overall atmosphere were so refreshing. It is crazy how the arts bring Corey and me closer together. In fact, we had even come directly from the temple to the play, and I was astounded to realize that the play brought us back in sync with each other more than attending the temple did. Now, this is not to say that the temple didn't have a positive effect on us, because it did. But in this case, the power of the arts on us was also undeniable. We won't be totally happy if we only ever go to the temple and do nothing else. We won't be happy if we go to plays and musicals all day, every day (although we would probably be bankrupt). For us, it's a matter of balance. Isn't that what life is really all about, though?

Speaking of the power of the arts, enjoy this thirty-second ditty. We quote it frequently around the Bennett household. :) Gutentaaaaaaag!!!!!!

ps: We got a photo of us at the theater, but I have currently misplaced the camera. Ah me.
pps: This is the first video clip I have ever successfully put on my blog. This is a big day, people.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


This week in the BYU Bookstore I noticed a small black bag made out of the skull and crossbones pattern. The sign over it read, "Scripture Totes."

Is that weird to anyone else besides me?