Monday, February 8, 2010

What Happened to My Life?

So to say the least life is nuts! I am continuing my school at Rio Salado, and loving it, even though it seems like all my homework assignments are writing assignments. Devon + Writing Assignments = Not a happy couple!

But anyways I started work for a tree care company.
Thats right, I went from providing care to people to providing care to trees! It is kind of a transitional job. It is work, so I have to be thankful for it. I am hoping to get into the hospital pretty soon though. It is nuts though, trying to do 10 hours of work a day 5 days a week, while trying to take 12 credit hours of online classes! Oh well, I will find a way to get through it! Wish me Luck!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Epic Fail!

So, there was this one time there was a boy who's name was Devon. And Devon had a blog. And he never used it. Yeah, I am a failure, but contrary to popular belief, I am not dead! Life is absolutely crazy! Seriously nuts! So a little recap of the last hmm... 8 months or so since I last wrote. Well summer came around and I decided I wanted to be in a show again, so I went and auditioned at Chandler-Gilbert Community College for Guys & Dolls. One of my personal favorites. I had the privilege of playing the part of Benny Southstreet. He is one of the gamblers in the show. It was lots of fun. I met lots of new friends, and met up with some old ones. It turned out to be a great show, but it was over all to fast. I continued to work all summer for Sunrise Health and Hospice. It was great. I finished up another semester while working. And now its a new year, and I am doing program through Rio Salado for Chemical Dependency Counseling. I am really excited about that. I am learning how incredibly hard it is for me to stare at a computer screen for extended period of time though. 2 weeks ago I lost my job. The hospice I was working for just lost a bunch of patients or something, and since I was part time they decided to just pull all my patients from me and give them to the full time people. So I didn't get fired, but I am not working, and that kind of sucks. But I guess it is just time to find something else. Maybe something better that I wouldn't have even been looking for. Needless to say, job hunting sucks though! That's about it though. Nothing to earth shattering, but I like it that way. Life is good! The weather has been great lately, so I can't complain! And maybe since I am sitting so much in front of a computer now I will be able to write on here more often. No promises, but we'll see!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pre- Colored Easter Eggs!!!!!

We have had a bit of fun recently. A few weeks after I got home from my mission we bought some chickens, and in the past few weeks they have started laying eggs. We get some brown eggs, but we also get green ones. I though it was pretty cool to get Easter Eggs that we didn't even have to dye. We are trying to get our chickens to lay some more exciting colors, but they don't seem to listen. Here's a pic.

I put a normal store bought egg to show the difference in size and color. Its been a lot of fun going out to find eggs everyday.

I went with my dad up to Snowflake on conference weekend.

We went to spend some time with my grandpa, and also to pick up an old truck that we bought from him. It gets to be Marc's wheels before his mission. He just has to learn how to drive stick. Heck, I don't even know how to drive stick.

Also another funny moment. Zane, the dog that became my replacement when I left on my mission, got a hair cut this weekend. My mom hired some lady to come do it. Well, I came home to find this.

What is that hideous thing on his neck. Kind of pathetic for a boy dog, I know. I told my mom that even if he was fixed, he still needed to maintain some sort of manhood. But she thought it was "cute." I hate that dreaded word. Well, that has been my life recently. Nothing too exciting, but hey, that's how it goes.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

California Fun

Hooray for Spring Break! Mine was pretty good. I spent a lot of time working at the beginning of the week, so that I could spend a lot of time playing at the end of the week. We went as a family to San Diego. It was lots of fun. We went to the beach.

It was pretty cold! On Friday we went to SeaWorld. That place is so much fun to me. For some reason it makes me feel like a little kid again. Me and my brothers sat in the soak zone for everything, and subsequently, we were soaked most of the day. We were also a lot more pleased with the Shamu show this time. Last time we sat in the second row, because you wanted to get soaked, but the only thing that got soaked was our butts.

This time was much better as you can see!

We went back to the beach the next day, and walked along it, and then came home.

I would say the trip was an overall success. We all had a great time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Everything I Think I Need

Friends - check
Money - check
Well-slept - check
Opposite sex - check
Guitar - check
Microphone - check
Messages waiting on me when I come home - check
-John Mayer

Ok so its not exactly like that for me. Right now it would be

Friends - check
Money - uncheck
Well-slept - uncheck
Opposite sex - uncheck
Guitar - check
Microphone - uncheck
Messages waiting on me when I come home - uncheck

Dang, that's only 2 of them. Despite all this, I am happy. I don't know why. I had an impression this last week that I have everything I need in my life to be happy right now. That was a bit unsettling, because there are lots of things I think I need, but it did bring peace knowing that I'm where I need to be. Not that I still don't want some of those things, and not that I should stop trying to get some of those things, but for now, everything is where it should be. So life is happy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Path of Life

Here's a poem a wrote while I was on my mission. It came to me all at once during a sacrament meeting. I could hardly write it down fast enough. Hope you enjoy!

The Holy Ghost hath testified,

I know within my heart,

The other paths that I have tried,

From them I must depart.

I turn my feet toward the light,

The mountains fill my view.

I see the rugged path of life,

And see where I must choose.

Knowing that the path is hard,

But knowing that it’s right.

My body’s weak with sin that’s marred,

I’ll try with all my might.

But on my own I know I’ll fail.

The natural man is weak.

Rememb’ring suffering, cross and nail,

The Son who was most meek.

And following his Father’s plan,

He suffered for our sins.

And with Him I must take my stand,

And then my trail begins.

Through winding roads and jagged rocks,

And dangers at all sides.

A thoughtless group, a crowd that mocks,

My standards must abide.

Then climbing up the steepest slope,

My foot loses its place.

I fear, but then I search for hope,

I see my Savior’s face.

He reaches out his hand, and I,

I take it eagerly.

“I cannot make it.” I reply,

He answers, “Trust in Me.”

“My strength is gone, I can’t go on,”

Was my sorrowed plea.

“I know you, what you can become,”

And again says, “Trust in Me.”

Then drying tears that fill my eyes

He embraces me most dear.

I set aside my foolish cries,

I see the pathway clear.

I see the pitfalls up ahead,

And where I must avoid.

The Lord will show me where to tread,

And with him I am buoyed.

I finally reach the mountains peak.

My heart, it swells with joy.

Tears fill my eyes, I cannot speak,

I’ve traveled since a boy.

“Well done thou good and faithful one,”

My Savior says to me.

“Now look at what you have become,”

He tells me tenderly.

“But without Thee I could not have come,

I’ve failed too many times.”

“That’s why I’ve come. The victory’s won.

And friend you now are mine.”

“You’ve come to me and tried your best.

You’ve done what you could do.

My sacrifice makes up the rest.

I’ve done it all for you.”

“Now come child, your reward awaits.

Your Father’s waiting too,

Now enter in the Celestial gates,

And live the life of new.”

Monday, January 12, 2009

Rock Your Socks Off

CD's and Apparel in stores soon.
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