Monday, May 31, 2010

Rock On; Live Long

When we asked people what the must-see things in Seattle were, they said

Pike Place Market to see the guy who throws fish. (He's behind the cute girls and the pig)

Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum (they had a Jimi Hendrix exhibit)
Eat Good Food

The Space Needle
Snoqualmie Falls

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Apartment for Sale!

I realize that this is a long shot, but I thought I'd reach out to anyone reading this to see if there's anyone looking for a one-bedroom apartment in Provo for May-August. We are still trying to sell our contract (paying double rent stinks!). Here are the specs:

1-bedroom, 1-bathroom,
$600/month (May is already paid for, but you can move in immediately)
A/C and Heat
Laundry facilities in the apartment complex
High Speed Internet and Cable included
All utilities paid for except electricity (we paid on average $17/month)
1 mile from BYU campus, withing walking distance to 2 grocery stores
Great location and neighborhood.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

To All My Faithful Readers

I have recently set some new goals for myself, and as part of them, I'm starting a new blog to record my more personal spiritual insights. For any of you faithful readers who are interested in checking it out, feel free. The link is on my side bar.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

I promised to document our adventures...

We spent the day yesterday in Portland with our friends, "The Other Lunds".

Aaron and Caroline are here in Hillsboro from BYU doing an internship with Intel as well. It's just a coincidence that we're both Lunds.
I actually don't have any pictures of them on here, but they were there.

Here are a few pictures of our adventures yesterday.

A cool forest

The Pittock Mansion

Overlooking Portland

At the Farmer's Market

An elephant we found in a park

In Powell's Book store (a really really big book store--a whole city block big and probably 3 stories tall)
We also found a really yummy Italian place for dinner, and went to "Voodoo Doughnuts" to try one of the very famous/weird doughnuts there.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Parable of the BYU Sweatshirt

The babe is snoring softly in her bed, so I will take this opportunity to teach you all a lesson that I've learned in the past week here in this exotic land.

Since we've been here, 3 separate people have randomly approached me and word for word have said, "What ward are you in?"

Now, at first I thought it was one of those stories like the BYU students in Jerusalem who were told not to talk to people about their beliefs, but the people complained that they still had a light in their eyes.

Then, I realized that in every case, I was wearing my sister's BYU sweatshirt. (She doesn't know that I have it... and she won't until she gets back from her mission and sees all our pictures. In some instances, an eye for an eye still applies.)

It reminded me of this talk that was given at a BYU forum.

There's something very creepy and yet comforting that there are people all over the world who are watching.

Speaking of creepy...

Saturday, May 1, 2010

From the Rockies to the Hills...boro

Since we got here, we've been partying like it's 1999. We've been to Portland, shopped at IKEA, walked down Main street in Hillsboro (and around town a bit more), went to the ocean, went to Tillamook cheese factory, eaten at a little authentic Mexican restaurant, and met a hippie. I think I'm going to like it here. Here are a couple of pictures:

At the cold and windy beach

Millie and Daddy in the tulips. (To the owner of these tulips, thanks for letting us take a picture on your driveway)

What Millie thought of the airport
Millie touching the ocean for the first time