Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Finished Shelf!

I finally finished the shelf today! It only took me one month and fourteen days... not bad for a summer project (especially for a Gassaway) Now I can put it straight into the extra bedroom where we have room for it.


Can you find: 3 butterflies, 3 birds, a leopard , and zaboomafo? 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Scooping the Daily universe

Looks like I scooped BYU... (see blog post 2 weeks ago)
Let's all agree my graphic is better.

http://universe.byu.edu/node/1000

Monday, July 13, 2009

I give unto (wo)men weaknesses...

Last month I was called to work in the primary. Since then I have been humbled. Not in the sense that I now realize how difficult it is to keep children calm and quiet while I try to teach them about Jesus (although that too), but rather it seems that they have the ability to spot weaknesses and call me out on them.

This week I was doing sharing time, and writing on the board ways we can learn from the scriptures. I know I have bad handwriting, but they're children, they don't care right? Well... as I start writing, one of the kids calls out, "why don't you just write it in cursive?" I had to admit to the entire primary, "well, because my cursive is actually not very good..."

I also am not an ambi-winker, I can only wink with my left eye. This was actually a big problem when I was a cheerleader in highschool... anyway, A few weeks ago I had a sunbeam sitting next to me and out of the blue she turned to me and asked, "can you wink?" I said yes and showed her. Then she said, "can you wink with the other side?" and I had to admit I couldn't. Then she clapped her hand over her other eye and sadly said, "I can't either." I'm ashamed to admit I felt better about myself when I found that out.

Another weakness... I'm not a very good gymnast (you're dying to know where this is going aren't you?). This week in sharing time we were doing skits. One group was in front of the primary doing their skit about the Army of Helaman. One of the Stripling warriors (a sunbeam) turned to the front and said, "I can do a summersault" and he bent over and did one. Then he stood up and got back in the group. I think the funniest part was that none of the children (either watching or participating) reacted in the least. I guess this one represents a weakness I'm gradually getting better at, not being surprised when these kids do totally weird things.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hiking Y Mountain


I really should change the name of this blog to be Cameron and Kim's wild adventures. On the Third Cam asked me if I wanted to go hike Y mountain, I said, yeah okay. Thinking he meant the Y...should have known better. We got to the Y and Cam asked if I was ready to go. To my dismay he meant up again rather than down. On a normal day, perhaps I could have taken it, but at 2 in the afternoon and with the temperature in the 90's I was pretty convinced he was crazy. We did it anyway. We trecked on another hour until we ran into two teenage boys coming down. Cameron asked them how far it was to the top- and they said they had been coming down for about 40 minutes, so it was probably about 2 hours. I was almost out of water and put my foot down. Okay, so it doesn't look that bad in the pic, but keep in mind the perspective (things farther away and higher look smaller).
Anyway, Cam is in the market for someone who wants to make another try... let him know if you're interested.