Monday, August 18, 2008

Not much to say, really..

Hi guys... there isn't much to say, but I thought I would give a tiny update as it is.

School starts next week again for me! Is it weird that I am getting excited? I am almost done with my subject classes, and then all that will be left will be the education classes. Hopefully I will be all done in about a year!

For those who don't know, I am majoring in Secondary Education (high school teacher) in the subjects of Health, Anatomy, and Biology (in that order of enjoyment..haha)
I would love to teach lots of different kinds of health classes, but sadly the vast majority of schools do not want exclusive health teachers. You have to be able to teach more than one subject. That is where the life sciences come in. I used to be nursing major, and so all of the classes I did for that play right into a state endorsement in the life sciences.

For the last two years I have participated in the Latter-Day Celebration Choir (LDC), the performing/traveling auditioned choral group at the Orem Institute of Religion. I am doing it again this year, and have been asked to write the script for our spring tour show. I am feeling the pressure already and it isn't for nine months! It is about 'Witnesses of Christ' -specifically prophets in the scriptures who bore witness of Christ, gave prophecies of his coming, saw him physically, etc. Also modern prophets who bear testimony of him and have given prophecies about his second coming. It also will touch on our own personal testimonies and the importance of gaining, building, and sustaining your testimony. I think I would also like to touch on missionaries somehow.. as they are taking their testimonies to the whole world! How I will fit all of that into one script is a really good question.
Please if you have any good ideas/scriptures/scripture stories/talks etc. to recommend, I would REALLY appreciate it. There is just so much! What are your personal favorites? What stories/experiences etc. have touched you personally?

Still no email from Nathan to anybody... sigh. 6 weeks now. I will take comfort in the fact that he will be home in 10 weeks! That does make me feel better. *ahhh*

I have been watching the Olympics like the rest of the world! I bet most of you have been watching too. Aren't the Olympics great? I really wish they would broadcast these really cool sports more often! I would be more inclined to watch sports on television if they were sports that you usually don't get to see like this! One thing that is unique about the Olympics I have observed that cannot be recreated on a regular basis is the camaraderie between countries, and the pride in your own country. It is awesome to always have somebody to cheer for! Go team USA! When it comes down to things like the cowboys and the lions, who do you cheer for? Why should I cheer for them? The USA is something I know I can always cheer for.

Well that's all for now! I love you all!

Oh, and this is Nikko, our adorable neighbor dog. She comes and visits a lot. She's so cute!


Us said...

Katy - you will do fabulous with the script! I already can't wait to see it! I am sad I can't be in LDC again - I really really liked it. I hope that you enjoy it! AND - 10 WEEKS?!!! You are so close girl! AH - I am excited for you :)

Ellenamo said...

So... this means you can't get married until at least next summer so you can stay in LDC! ;) I wonder if you could use some of our favorite quotes from the books we read last year. I have the Word document with most of them if you want me to email it, so you don't have to use the tour book.

Tara said...

You are amazing!! I am so excited for all the great things happening in the near future for you! I will think of some ideas and let you know if I have any thoughts on the script for your show. There are so many great prophets and testimonies shared, how do you pick just a few!!
Love ya