provo temple.

lene and i visited the provo temple grounds last week. it was delightful.



"One's life cannot be both faith-filled and stress-free. Therefore, how can you and I really expect to glide naively through life, as if to say, 'Lord, give me experience, but not grief, not sorrow, not pain, not opposition, not betrayal, and certainly not to be forsaken. Keep from me, Lord, all those experiences which made Thee what Thou art! Then let me come and dwell with Thee and fully share thy joy!' Real faith is required to endure this necessary but painful developmental process."
(Neal A. Maxwell, "Lest Ye Be wearied and Faint in Your Minds" Ensign, May 1991, 88,90.)


giant cheese puffs.

yes. i've been eating these giant cheese puffs. you can't fit a whole one in your mouth. if you tried, you'd choke. and.

i got the internship! it's not set in stone yet, but it was my number one choice and i got it!

also, i'm thinking of going private--there's too much pressure in this blog world.


oh my.

have you seen eli lately? i miss him. sooo much.


hello spring.

it was anita's 21st birthday on sunday, so lene and i threw her a small party with egg rolls and rainbow cake. it was delightful. anita asked us to give her a small makeover--it was so fun! i love the friendships i have made here.

in other news, i have an interview with USAID tomorrow. please pray for me!



wouldn't it be fun to own this retro camera? i also like the tvs. top 10 modern gadgets with retro style.


charlene is home!

yay! i haven't seen her yet but i'm so excited to...soon! see more pictures at kate's.



my friend kylie buzzed about these offices around the world. i think they're pretty great. photos by jan banning via design crisis.







come to the hunger banquet.

BYU Hunger Banquet Commercial 2010 from Dusty Hulet on Vimeo.

the first time I went to the hunger banquet as a freshman shaped so many of my goals. really. it is what made me decide to minor in international development and what got me thinking about going to India. i'm really excited about the hunger banquet this year and hope to see as many as can come there! I will be ushering and serving that night. please come. I promise you won't regret it.

BYU Hunger Banquet
March 4 + 6 (Thurs. + Sat.)
6:00 p.m.
WSC Ballroom, BYU
tickets available at info desk in the Wilkinson Center

hello march.

V-day tulips. love them.


goodbye february.

i love february and haven't considered its end until today. i dreamt of going back to Shanti Bhavan last night. i dream of going back often, and every time it's different--never the same as the last and never the same as it truly is. in my dream i recognized the children, but i couldn't remember their names--the same thing that happens to me as i look through my photos and their faces make my heart beat fast but the memory of their names is distant from the front of my mind. i remember seeing Berkmans, though.

march will be a good month, i suppose. although, i'm not feeling optimistic about it today. maybe tomorrow will be different. or even this afternoon. i can't say why my heart is so feeble. i'm so impressionable, so pliable. i can glide through my days as if through air until i topple-- head over heels--and now, my heart is sunk. why can't it just be stronger? why can't i be more independent and less gullible.

today i'm allowing my heart to dream of going back to SB.