Wednesday, March 30, 2011
These two Golden Retrievers really caught my eye because first off they are my favorite breed and second, I really think they photograph well. So when I saw these two hanging out in a truck on San Juan Island, I just had to take a picture because, well, I really like Golden Retrievers. Betsy and I and our friends Tucker and Misha took a ferry ride to this Island, it was a lot of fun. I hope that when I grow up, I'll have my dog and red truck so I don't grow up to be a nobody.
Posted by David at 9:16 PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
On another note, my roommate was watching the BYU-Hawaii game today. For those that don't know, the Seasiders were in the NCAA Division II championship game today against Bellarmine. I would have never known that if it wasn't for my roommate, like I said, that has went to BYU-Hawaii. Unfortunately, the Seasiders lost today, but it made me wonder something. The players from BYU-Hawaii are getting on a plane and traveling back to Hawaii tonight. The folks from Bellarmine are hopping on the bus to go to Louisville, Kentucky. Now my question: Who are the real winners?? Okay, maybe sitting on the beach drinking an ice cold lemonade doesn't take away the pain of losing the championship game, but it sure doesn't hurt!
Posted by David at 8:54 PM
Thursday, March 17, 2011
There is a lot to learn from the legacy of the Salt Lake Temple. The character and work ethic of the early temple builders prompt an introspective pause. Many times, I forget about their example until I'm in or around the temple grounds looking at the effort they put into the details. I look at my own life and realize that I'm still a long ways away from the character of those men and women. I realize that I've hurt people, that I've taken people for granted, and that I haven't respected friends as well as I should have. I also realize that I've said things and done things that I shouldn't have done. I also know, though, that life is about being a better person, improving your character day after day. Sometimes it may be slow going, but it's the persistence that counts. So, as I look at the temple and think about the lives and characters of those early saints I acknowledge that I have a long ways to go, but I hope I'm getting there one step at a time.
Posted by David at 10:27 PM
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
It's been a little while since I've put some pictures, so I thought I would get on it and put some up. This is a picture of Bauer. He's a Boston Terrier and also my roommate's dog. Although he might be small in stature, I challenge you to take that little red chew toy that he is chewing on right now away from him. He's pretty strong for his size and is quite good at tug-of-war. Also, throw it down the stairs and you'll be amazed how he can run so fast down them without rolling end-over-end to the bottom.
This is one of Betsy's dogs named Jill, a cute little Chihuahua. Compared to Bauer, she's quite a bit smaller and a lot more dainty. It's the cutest thing to watch her get so excited when you say her name. She'll do a little tap dance for you on the tile if you get her excited enough. I guess she did a little too much dancing and was pretty tired for this picture.
And then there is Erin, and she is not a dog. She's cute and smiley like she always is (right Ryan?). I'm far from perfect with my post processing techniques so I'm always trying new things. This way made her eyes really blue when in fact they are more greenish blue. They are pretty, though, they'll just draw you in.
Posted by David at 8:10 PM