Friday, December 4, 2009
My title: PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) Specialist
What I do: I work with children/youth that have psychological disorders and try to help them to function well in society. At least that is the digest version. :)
With the economy and hard times people are facing... I am very blessed to even have a job, let alone one a job like this! I am very grateful for this job!
DISCLAIMER: For the protection of my clients I will not be posting more about my job.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
"And yet--this is the other and equally important side of it--this Helper who will, in the long run, be satisfied with nothing less than absolute perfection, will also be delighted with the first feeble, stumbling effort you make tomorrow to do the simplest duty."
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, 181-82
I received that C.S. Lewis quote from institute last night. We were studying Jacob and Enos, the very scriptures from which I received my first real testimony of God. I also wanted to share a couple videos.
I have no idea what I will be doing the next few years, or even the next few weeks. But, I DO know that I am not in charge and I'm truly trying my best to do the will of someone who DOES know the future for me! That is my testimony right now and I'm sticking to it with all that I have! :)
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
He is a pretty good singer, but mostly it is just cool that he can do it all! I guess his friend is the one making the films or something!? Take a look:
JUST CLICK ON THE PICTURES BELOW TO SEE THE VIDEOS:
Monday, September 7, 2009
Little did I know they were taking us to the worst flight of my life. It was nothing when you compare it with those Travis has been on, but I don't ride rollercoasters for a reason. Butterflies in my stomach... that's the reason!
If all the flights were going to be like that I was done with the trip already! Dad assured me the other flights would have much bigger planes... they did!
We took a flight from Salt Lake to LA (this flight had individual screens behind each chair so that we could listen to music or watch tv, it made the time go pretty quick! It also had GPS so you could watch the plane fly across the states). We had a long layover in LA, so Travis, Lindsey and Max came to see us! We had a late dinner (the restaurant's kitchen was closing when we sat down) and said goodbye before the day was completely over. :)
Our next flight was out of LA at 2am on day 2. That flight had movies playing above. It was pretty nice, but I was tired! The good thing was that I packed my pillow in my backpack and could bring it out during flight, the bad thing was that I can't sleep on planes. We made it to Panama City around 10am.
I was super tired, so we went straight to the hotel and took naps. After that we walked around the city for a bit and then got some dinner. It was a chinese place we ended up walking into. We both ordered small rice plates and shared a chow mein plate. If this was a small... I don't even want to think about how big the large one was! We couldn't even eat a third of it! I just wanted a little something because I was not feeling well at all. I don't think my mountain of rice shrunk at all.
After dinner we walked around for a bit longer, but I started to feel pretty bad, so we went to bed pretty early.
We walked towards this shoreline for a while...
...and then turned back to walk towards a church dad had seen across the horizon the night before. We saw some fun things on our walk along the shore!
We continued on the path towards the church...
... but after a while we reached the end of the walking path.
Apparently it was a vulture's playground
We walked around the fish smells above and soon found ourselves in the old areas of town. There were MANY old churches around!
Here is another church I took pictures of.
Dad wanted to climb the stairs in the tower.
We thought it was cool the church had this above the door.
I loved this view of the skyscapers, because the shoreline would curve in and out. You can see skyscrapers on two different shorelines. Panama is a pretty tall city!
Here is a picture of where the ship is headed. The water in the second one was emptying.
Here's a view of the people watching.
This is looking in the direction the ship came from. It is a very pretty place!
This is looking down at a closer lock so you can see what they are like.
It's entering the second lock!
Close up of the third lock.
The third lock is across the lake from where we were.
There's dad in the middle of everyone trying to watch.
You can get a better picture of how big the ship is.
A tug boat is behing the ship. Look at it compared to ground level.
A sub on the back of the cargo ship.
Now you can compare the cargo ship to ground level.
Here's dad and I watching the ship.
Water level is getting lots higher!
Now look at the tug boat in relation to ground level.
I think it has about hit its peak.
The locks are opening.
Close up of locks opening.
Starting to head out.
There it goes!
Playing around with the camera.
Headed to the lake.
Walking back to the bus stop. I love the train tunnel!
After the Canal we got on a bus for a little bit and then had another long walk to the temple and back.
I liked the few pictures I took of the temple, so I am posting them all.
This is my second favorite.
This is my favorite.
This cemetary was right by the temple. Can you see the US flag?
After walking and bus riding, we did some more walking...
After the third one of these... I decided to take a picture. :)
This is where we had some ice cream. It wasn't what I expected, but good.