Tuesday, March 4, 2014


This weekend was a whirlwind:

Flying out Friday morning to Salt Lake, driving to Rock Springs, Grandpa Leo’s funeral on Saturday, driving back to Salt Lake on Sunday, and flying home.

Although losing someone we love so much causes a great deal of sadness, knowing that he is fully healthy and living for eternity in Paradise with our Savior provides insurmountable peace.

Grandpa Leonard Thomas Sumner – 7/9/26 – 2/24/14

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


This last week was an emotional one for my family. We received news the weekend before last that my uncle passed away and my grandpa wasn’t doing well either.
So, that meant I jumped in the car with my parents and we drove to good ol' Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Even though the circumstances weren’t the best, being around family is always good for the soul.
I loved being able to share precious moments with some of my favorite people :)

How cool is this picture of Grandpa Leo!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Psalm 34

I bless God every chance I get;
my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God ;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:

Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.

When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.

God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.

Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.

Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God -seekers are full of God.

Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.

Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?

Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.

Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!

God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.

God won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.

Is anyone crying for help? 
God is listening, ready to rescue you.

If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time.

He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken.

The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good.

God pays for each slave’s freedom;
no one who runs to him loses out.

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Well, Ive proved once again that I am horrible at blogging. Its been well over a month since Ive posted anything, but I am back at last.

This semester took off at a sprint, which I should be used to by now, but adjusting back to school after a month off leaves me feeling like I was standing on my heels and facing backwards when the gun went off.

This last weekend we celebrated my best friends 21st birthday! We surprised her with a party after her boyfriend took her out for dinner. Im sure she knew something was coming (Spencers not a good liar), but she didnt know all the details, so Im still considering it a success.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Time Continues to Fly

My ideas about time all developed from the realization that if nothing were to change we could not say that time passes. Change is primary, time, if it exists at all, is something we deduce from it.
Julian Barbour

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The last couple weeks have been interesting as it is finally starting to click that big changes are coming quite soon. Many of my friends are taking the GRE or LSAT, I’m looking into the GMAT, and emails concerning graduation are becoming more and more frequent.

Excitement, more than fear, aptly describes my mental state lately. This change is different than the shift from high school to college. Near the end of high school, almost everyone was heading to the same place: college. Even if it is at different schools, almost everyone takes similar core classes, and then chooses a respective major. Now, nearing undergraduate graduation, the future for most people is up in the air.
Where will we be seven months from now?

Not many people have an answer.

As a planner, the unknown usually provides more anxiety than thrill for me. But living in a state of ambiguity has been delightful; I’m ready for an adventure.

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Where has the time been flying off to these last couple weeks?!

My birthday was celebrated for far too long, but I am thankful for all my different little spheres I belong to.

Last weekend I celebrated with my family, which is always a relaxing and fun time. They do a great job at spoiling me ;)
My mom made a beautiful cake that tasted even better than it looked.

This Tuesday, two of the therapists I work for took me out to dinner at the Flying Fish after work. The crab was PHENOMENAL and it was fun laughing and talking with Sheri and Michael outside of work.

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A couple cool things I’ve run into this week:

1. Bitcoin.
            Heard of it?
Check it out.

2. Coin Card

            Christmas present? I’d love one thanks ;)