Freeze Fest

Last night, me and Adam went to BYU's Freeze Fest at the skating rink. It was free and so it was wonderful! There were so many people there looking to partake in such wonderful freeness (dang moochers!) that we had to get wrist bands to go on the ice at certain times. We got there around 9:30 but didn't get to actually skate until almost 11. Which kind of stunk..... but they had other free activities to keep us busy. Good ol' BYU. Always thinking....
We took a group picture with some random people but they haven't posted it yet on the website. So I will get it to you when I can find it. Me and Adam wore reindeer antlers. One of Adam's antlers was broken. It looked great.
We got to decorate cookies. But then I put too much frosting on mine and so it was kind of gross... but still good!

We also got some hot chocolate and drank it while we looked at all the ice skaters. Some may or may not have been kind of crazy by the way... People watching is always fun though.
While we were watching people, Josh Groban was singing his little heart out over the speakers and it compelled me to start singing. Earlier that day I had to sing for the preshow for Christmas Around the World and I was telling Adam how bad it was. He told me he thought I was a very good singer. But when I started busting out to Josh, he immediately put his hand over my mouth and told me he totally regreted that decision. It was pretty funny. I was crying from laughing so hard. He actually does think I'm a good singer (when I'm not really), I was just purposefully singing really awful to Josh.

We finally had the chance to skate and it was fun. At first they gave me 2 different sizes. Adam tried to convince me it was just my feet. But I assured him that I am not THAT messed up. I hadn't skated for a long time so I was kind of nervous at first. Especially when Adam told me I better not fall on my butt. So much pressure! But I didn't fall. Adam was good. He kind of dragged me along some of the time.
We also had a race where I was totally on my way to cream Adam when he snuck up behind for the kill. Sneaky boy. Adam then tried to teach me how to skate backwards but it was a worthless effort. But, I do know how to spin! Which I proudly showed Adam until I almost fell. Then he showed me his and it was actually better. I have no glory in anything! Also, when you guys go ice skating, does it seem like there's always that one or two guys that are really good and pass you up all the time/almost knock you over cause they're going so fast? Had a couple of those. Showoffs.

Adam promised that we would go back to work on some tricks since there were too many people. But I can deal with a lot of people there since it was freeeeeeeee. And it was fun. Let's not forget that. Free and Fun!

80's Night

Adam's ward was invited to go to Classic Skating with another ward for free. And it was 80's night. So since we were totally going crazy over our research papers, we decided to take a quick 30 minute break and go skate our hearts out.

It was really fun! It brought me back to my days as a 8 year old when I would try to imitate the figure skaters in the Olympics. It was really weird to be in the roller-skates though instead of the inline skates. Even though they were way harder to learn, they are much easier now. But the skates were free so it worked out. Adam looked pretty awesome in his 80's fohawk. And he was pretty impressive on the skating dance floor. Every time I tried to dance I almost fell. But he actually knew how to handle himself really well.

Yay for random fun times!

Come What May and Love It

"I know why there must be opposition in all things. Adversity, if handled correctly, can be a blessing in our lives. We can learn to love it. As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial. We can say, as did my mother, 'Come what may, and love it.' Of this I testify in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."
-Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

I am so grateful for Elder Wirthlin and his great example to me. I have always loved his talks and have grown a lot from them. Although I will miss his powerful spirit and testimony, I know that he has worked hard all his life and is now being awarded for it. I will always love and honor him.