Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Mormon Dr. Seuss Twist :)

The Mormon Church and Brother Lurch

I am Lurch.

I am Lurch.

From the Church.

That Brother Lurch!
That Brother Lurch!
I do not like that Brother Lurch!

Do you like the Mormon Church?

I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

Would you read the Book of Mormon
Here or there?

I would not read it
Here or there.
I would not read it
Anywhere.
I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

I’ll have the Elders
At my house.
You could come over,
With your spouse.

I will not go
Into your house.
I will not let you
Teach my spouse.
I won’t read your book
Here or there.
I will not read it
Anywhere.
I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

We can talk about it
In this box,
With our latest convert,
Brother Fox.

I won’t discuss it in a box.
I will not meet with Brother Fox.
You won’t indoctrinate my spouse,
So don’t invite us to your house,
I won’t read your book here or there.
I will not read it anywhere.
I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

I’ll come and get you
In my car!
We’ll go to church
It’s not too far.

I would not,
Could not
In your car.

You may like it.
You may see,
We’ll talk about Joseph Smith
Or Genealogy.

I could not do genealogy,
Not Joseph Smith, Lurch let me be!

Not in a box,
Not with a fox,
Not in your house,
Not with my spouse,
I won’t read your book here or there,
I will not read it anywhere.
I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

A train! A train!
A train! A train!
We could go to Utah
In a train!

Not in a train! Not genealogy!
Not in your car! Lurch let me be!
I won’t discuss it in a box.
I will not meet your Brother Fox.
You will not get me or my spouse
To set one foot inside your house.
I won’t read your book here or there.
I will not read it anywhere.
I do not like the Mormon Church.
I do not like it Brother Lurch.

Say!
In the dark?
We can teach you stories
About Christ or Noah’s Ark!

I would not, could not,
In the dark.

You’ll have to give up
Your champagne.

There’s nothing wrong with my champagne.
I’ll need some when I get off this train.
Not Joseph Smith. Not genealogy.
I do not like them Lurch you see.
Not in your house, not in a box,
Not with my spouse, or Brother Fox.
I will not read your book here or there.
I will not read it anywhere.

I do not like it
Brother Lurch.

I do not like the
Mormon Church!

Maybe you think
Mormons are weird.
Were you told we have
Horns and a beard?

Mormons have parties
With snacks and Root-Beer.
You shouldn’t believe
Everything that you hear.

You know, I kind of like Root-Beer,
And parties are not all that queer.
I think I’ll give up my champagne,
I hear that stuff can melt your brain.
But no more cigarettes or tea?
I cannot do that! Can you see?
I won’t discuss it in a box.
I will not meet with Brother Fox.
I will not come into your house,
And keep your distance from my spouse.
I won’t read your book here or there!
I will not read it anywhere!

I do not like it Brother Lurch.

You do not like it,
So you say.
Try it! Try it!
And you may!
Try it and you may I say!

Say!
I like the Mormon Church!
I do! I like Brother Lurch!
And I’ll invite my friends to hear,
And teach them all to love Root-Beer.
I’ll throw away all my champagne,
And head for Utah on a train.
I’ll do my genealogy,
It is so fun, so fun, you see!

We’ll go discuss it in a box.
I’d like to meet your Brother Fox.
And you can take me to your house,
And have the Elders teach my spouse.
I’ll read the scriptures here and there,
And convert my friends everywhere.

I do like the
Mormon Church!!
Please,
Baptize me,
Brother Lurch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Nanny in Distress

I've had a rough couple days of work lately. So, Jesse decided to write me another poem, titled "Nanny in Distress."

She has arms of warmth and affection
Her sweet love has a way of connection
Hard at times, she smiles through it
Even when Wesley is throwing a fit.

If nannying were a grade, she'd be grade A
This is my way of saying you brighten a day
Through poops, time outs, and bottles of milk
You still manage a smile as soft as silk.

Just keep loving, you're almost there
Even when your job is hard to bear
You can do it, you're holding to the rod
Remember when serving a child, you're really serving God.



I thought it was kinda cute and sweet. So I decided to share. It brought a smile to my face and laughter to my soul :) He really is an amazingly caring young man and would do pretty much anything moral to bring a smile to my face :)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Lake+Boats+Tubes+Knee Boards= FUN

Our Branch went to the lake yesterday. We took 3 boats. 2 of which were faster and had tubes, knee boards, and wake boards. I didn't try the wake boards, none of the guys on my boat could get it, so I just enjoyed watching them fail. :) The tubes were SOOOO much fun! I am proud to say that I did not fall off even once! although, the constant landing and sliding on my elbows gave them some nice little burns. I wish I had taken my camera on the boat and taken video or pictures. It was so awesome! I'm extraordinarily sore today, but I wanna go again! Here are some of the pictures from the trip :)










HAHA look at those muscles!! YEAH!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Caving



We went caving on Friday. It would have been cool if we could have stayed longer, but Sarah had to be to work by 10. This is the before picture! I didn't take my camera with me because it would have been caked in mud by the end! We had to climb up to a hole climb in and then slide through a bunnyhole. In some spots it was super muddy and slippery, some spots it was sticky, and other spots weren't too bad. We had to be careful of our footing in areas so we didn't fall down and get hurt. One of the boys told us they heard a story of a boy who broke his leg in the cave and had to hike back out. I guess there is a lake in the back of the cave, it takes a long time to get there though. It was enjoyable. Maybe we will go again sometime. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Food for Thought

Last night at institute, my institute instructor, Sister Dick, left us with a closing thought to start off next week's discussion. Often times I think that a serpent is a symbol of the devil, however a serpent is actually a symbol of Christ. So, we are in Moses, talking about the plan and war in heaven and about to get to the Garden and Adam and Eve. So, her point was, that Satan had been kicked out of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ's presence. Yet he had the nerve and was arrogant enough to come slithering into the garden, where both of them dwelt, in the appearance of the Savior to tempt Adam and Eve.

Just a little something to get you thinking. I might post more about that topic. Institute was really great last night and I learned a lot! :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

How?

How do you help someone, who knows they need help, but refuses help? How do you help them understand that it's ok to accept or even ask for help? And on top of it all, how can they expect anyone in their right mind to just sit back and watch them? It's like watching a mouse trying to climb out of a 5 gallon bucket. It can't do it alone. It starts going and slides back down. BLAH. It's frustrating.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A Post of Happiness

This is a little video of Wesley, I thought it was cute so I decided to share :)


video



And this is the picture I am contemplating using for my mission pic. I might try to take a new one.