Thursday, August 28, 2008
See you later!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are obligated to stand up for what we believe. I believe that the family is the fundamental unit of society. I hope that I can raise my future children in a society that agrees with me. It is kind of scary to think of what a few people can do to change the foundations of what the majority believes.
These are quotes from "The Family: A Proclamation to the World." You can read all of this statement of our beliefs here.
"We, the First Presidency and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children."
"All human beings—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose."
"The first commandment that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife."
"We call upon responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society."
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The Tower of the Americas, where the Chart House Restaurant is.
And here's what the Alamo looks like from above. Helicopters are an awesome way to travel!This is one of the Spanish missions that was set up when San Antonio was still part of Mexico.
Next time, I'm putting my hair in a ponytail. It was all over the place!
And now we can say we've truly seen what San Antonio has to offer!
I'm not working this week, so I can spend all my time packing. We leave on Friday.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Whew! Another weekend passed. We only have one left! And it's supposed to rain tomorrow, but I sure hope that doesn't interfere with our really awesome adventure we have planned. It's going to...well, I won't tell you any more right now, and you'll just have to wait until Sunday to find out.
Saturday morning, we babysat another intern's three kids. They were sweet, polite, and the baby was adorable. We had a fun time with them, and while we were watching Madagascar, Kent and I both commented on how nice it felt to have a bunch of little bodies around. We felt like we were playing "house."
Kent ordered the Carne Asada (surprise.) and I got puffy tacos because they are "a San Antonio Favorite." And now I know why Kent and I are in the 5% of people here who are actually at a healthy weight. The food was great, though, and we finished it off with a scrumptious Tres de Leche cake.
For lunch/dinner (linner? dunch?) on Saturday, we went Mexican. There's a place right next to USAA that we've driven past a number of times and wanted to try, but as we walked in and saw the ordering counter, the fast-food-esque menu, etc., we walked back out. We wanted something more real, I guess. And it's a good thing we did! We chose Perico's. (You should click on that so you can hear the music that I'm listening to right now). :D Anyway, Perico's was a fabulous choice! Mmmm!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
USAA also offers an awesome relocation program for new employees (they'll come up to our apartment, pack everything themselves, move our stuff, move our car, and give us a relocation bonus). Whew!
We'll see what we decide. I'm grateful, though.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
So to retreat from the heat we went to the:
We weren't the only people taking pictures by this road sign.
Actually, we went to the Natural Bridge Caverns. It sounded like a nice, cold environment that would cool us off wonderfully.
In reality it was 70 degrees and 99% humidity! But this little frog didn't seem to mind it. He was 90 feet below the ground!
Since the cave actually just made us sweatier, we went on an across-the-city hunt for Jamba. We found her, and we used half a tank of gas doing so. But those juices were mmm....good.
On Thursday we had gone to eat at