Thursday, July 30, 2009

Financial Aid ( FAFSA) of the Government -- INCOMPETENT

I just thought that I would tell the world that they should never, ever, ever trust FAFSA government with anything in the Financial Aid Department. Last Fall & Last Winter I had enough scholarship to pay for my tuition, yet they used my pell grant. Well, that's okay because I had my pell grant to use. Well now I've looked on my account and they've recharged me for my Fall of 08 & my Winter of 09 tuition saying that they sent my pell grants back. That is not possible. After something is paid for you can't just remove the money at free will give it back and then make the student pay for it, when they had no idea that this was happening. They are complete incompetent idiots and really this will keep people from going to any University, because if they can't even trust the Financial Aid they are recieving, why would they run the risk of going to College at all! I will not pay for the mistake that they made. They will pay for it. I am not mad at my Heavenly Father, because this is a mistake of man, and these people are completely idiotic and out of their minds. I hate the government and they are complete idiots and they have no idea how much they are ruining the lives of College students everywhere. And I never use that word, but I honestly HATE them.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Island Park, A baby blessing, and a show... what a wonderful world

Wednesday Afternoon Sister Strobel called Al's mom and told her that they had a free cabin for us in Island Park and I was done with school so Al surprised me with telling me we were going on a MINI MOON!!! This is us at a Red Light in the car...
We stopped at Quiznos to get some dinner because we weren't going to get to Island Park until about 9 or 10 pm
We got there and saw our cute little cabin. This below was the kitchen eating area.
Al modeling in our baby living room.
Al blowing kisses in the bedroom. We had brought blankets and pillows thinking that we'd be roughin it.
Thursday we had to come back down for Sydney Grace Simon's Baby Blessing, and then Al had a show he had to play in Idaho Falls. Here is the cutest picture of Linz holding Sydney. I love her!!! She's such a beautiful baby!! AHHH!!!
We gave her a card and wanted to watch her open it. I don't know if she felt very comfortable with the card. Alex & I felt like it was funny :)
Al is holding Sydney. I think that it's so cute! She loves him! He's sooo cute!! Man I love my husband. There is something about a hot man holdin a baby *wink*wink*
Me and my new baby best friend. I just love that baby soo much! I love her. I love her. I love her!
She's so funny she was yellin, and talkin, and bein so funny! I lover her so much! She's such a sweet girl!
There is Alex at his show!! He's an incredible guitar player! He's awesome! I love him! He's sooo dang good lookin!
There is him and the band. That's Nyk on the Mandolin and Elle on the fiddle. Im not sure about the bass player. He usually doesn't play with them, but he did a good job!
Here's the day's band lookin all serious! Ha ha! It's the GQ look ya know.
There is Alex leavin our Cabin the next day after we went to the show and the baby blessing, and we went back up to Island Park. It was so fun going on the mini moon. The night before we left we got into the hot tub and it felt so good! Al made fun of me and it was so funny, because Al said we'll have to get a hot tub when we're old because it'll help my little bones and muscles!
Here we are in the pretty little woods. You know there is a God when he has created such a wonderful world for us to look at.
I see skies of blue.... and clouds of white
bright blessed days.... dark sacred nights
And I think to myself... what a wonderful world....

Friday, July 24, 2009


Ugh, being sick is just not fun. I've been sick pretty much since Alex and I got married. I'm sooo tired of being sick. 

BEWARE this is a complaint blog! 

I've been getting off meds, getting on meds that all have awful side effects. I've been so tired and just cranky. POOR Al has been so sweet to me and taking care of me. I just wanted to complain. Don't feel bad because I have the best husband in the whole world and even though I'm sick he's a sweet heart. I have an awesome blog to put on the blog, but I have to get the pictures on my computer first. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I passed the Praxis! And wedding photos!

I was so scared that I wasn't going to pass my second Praxis and I just found out that I did!! Great, huh? 
Now to the good stuff you're probably thinking... here are some pictures of Al and I from our Bridals & Temple Pictures

Monday, July 13, 2009

Closer to Love... Madison, Ashley, & Alex

Closer to Love...

What does that mean?

Madison Bradshaw had it on her blog and I listened to this song and it hit my heart so hard. If you listen to the lyrics they're incredible.

It actually made me think of three people...

One) Madison Bradshaw
She's incredible. She has such faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ. I look at her and I am so amazed by the way she is with all those around her and the trust she has in our Lord. She's so close to him and I miss her a lot. She's home in Washington now and I just blog stock her, but ya know. I feel very blessed to have ever known her.

Two) Ashley Akin
Ashley is one of my best friends in the entire world. You know I have a lot of best friends, but for some reason Ashley and I have always had this deep connection spiritually. I don't know what it is, but I am so proud of her! She got her mission call to Orlando, FL Mission! I know that she's going to do something incredible there! Heavenly Father needs here in Orlando and when she gets there they won't know what hit em, because she's a spiritual powerhouse!! I love her so much!

Three) Alex Christensen
Last, but not least, my eternal best friend. This song is so beautiful and it make me think of my husband. He helps bring me closer to my Heavenly Father and to my Savior. He makes me realize how important it is to rely on the atonement! He's got such an incredible spirit and he loves the Gospel so much. it's incredible I'm the luckiest girl ever. Really. You think I'm kidding, but he's such a rock in my life. I love him so much and I feel so blessed to have him. I thank Heavenly Father everyday for him. He's a Gift from My God to help me get back to him. Wow I love hiM!

So this song is first on my playlist so ya'll should listen to it. It's incredible. Here are they lyrics:

She got the call today
One out of the gray
And when the smoke cleared
It took her breath away
She said she didn't believe
It could happen to me
I guess we're all one phone call from our knees
We're gonna get there soon

If every building falls
And all the stars fade
We'll still be singing this song
The one they can't take away
I'm gonna get there soon
She's gonna be there too
Cryin' in her room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your life
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now
From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Meet me once again
Down off Lake Michigan
Where we could feel the storm blowin
Down with the wind
And don't apologize
For all the tears you've cried
You've been way too strong now for all your life

I'm gonna get there soon
You're gonna be there too
Cryin' in your room
Prayin' Lord come through
We're gonna get there soon

Oh it's your life
Oh it's your way
Pull me out of the dark
Just to show me the way
Cryin out now
From so far away
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love

Cause you are all that I've waited for
All of my life (We're gonna get there)
You are all that
I've waited for
All of my life

You pull me closer to love
hu huuh Closer to love
hu huuuh Pull me closer to love
You pull me closer to love
Closer to love oh no
Closer to love
Closer to love
Pull me closer to love

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Family Proclamation- I met my Help Meet

Genesis 2:18 
18 ¶ And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be aalone; I will make him ban help meet for him.

Today in Doctrines of the Gospel we talked about Families and about Marriage. We were created as Help Meets to help each other meet God. That's cool huh? I think about the blessings that I have for being sealed in the Temple for time and all Eternity. Wow... I've been sealed to my best friend and he and I will help each other go back to God. 

I think it is so important that in this time of our life that we remember the Proclamation made to the Family from the Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That Proclamation is a message that talks about our role as women and the importance of Marriage in this life. The importance of Family in this life. I think about the responsibility that I've taken on by being sealed in the Temple to my best friend. We've decided to start a family and that has responsibility. 

I feel so blessed to have Alex Marshall Christensen. I love him so much and I know that we are both going to work hard and helping each other meet God again. Without one another we can't do it. We will both, with Heavenly Father and the help of his son Jesus Christ through the atonement, become perfected and grow into our Eternal State and live with him again! 


I have a true testimony in this document and I believe that all those who can read it should. I feel that I am so happy to be a member of this church and I've been given the opportunity to be blessed with this great gospel! I love the gospel of Jesus Christ! It's TRUE!! IT'S TRUE! 

President Gordon B. Hinckley said, “ Only through the family can we obtain eternal life.”


Monday, July 6, 2009

Married for 2 weeks!

So Al & I have been married for two weeks!! Marriage is seriously the best! Just like everyone says! I feel awful though because as soon as we got married I decided to get sick!!! I had this disease when I was 13 called pericarditis and it affected my heart. Well lo and behold it came back the saturday after I got married... Saturday Night I was hyperventilating because I couldn't breathe. My sweet husband held me all night until my body finally gave up and just fell asleep. He gave me a blessing every night for a few days because my body was just ailing. I honestly do have the best husband in all of life. I just can't believe how incredible he is. I'll get all upset and he'll just make me laugh. He's so funny. 

I know everyone is waiting for wedding pictures... I know I know!! But we haven't gotten them back yet! The Day of the wedding was perfect! We got all the wedding pictures done with the family... BUT, when we started to take just couple pictures around the Temple is began to rain. We got a few, but of course not enough. SO This Saturday, my incredible photographer ( Chelsea Lasley, I recommend her!) is going to spend all day with us taking wedding Temple pictures! Woo! 

Life is amazing and I recommend everyone to marry their best friend.  I promise more news is to come! Love all of you soo much!!!!