Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time Flies

I am writing my second blog a month to date after my first one. This may or may not become a trend if I don't get myself to write more often...I will do my best to improve by 50% this month and have TWO whole blogs posted before July 1st.  Is that 50% or 100%? I'm not going to go any farther trying to fix my poor math with worse math. As I am writing this, I am noticing that it is becoming a novel and so I have decided upon making a key so that people can choose what to read and what not to read! :D
1st Paragraph: You already read it silly
2nd Paragraph: Run down on my coast trip and discussions about boys
3rd Paragraph: The AWESOME people of Central Oregon
4th Paragraph:  YSA Branch
I am excited to inform everyone that I have found the soundtrack to Moulin Rouge.  The movie is scandalous, or so the synopsis tells me, but I am can't help but be drawn like a magnet to Ewan McGregor's smooth as molasses voice.  You might wonder why this newsflash is's probably not but in case you wonder what soundtrack my life is running to currently, there you go!  I heard the music in the car with my dear aunt Nola and cousin Michealyn with whom  I ran to the coast for a day this last weekend.  As always, It was so  so so so fun and refreshing to be with them.  On our way, we picked up Jessica and Steve Hart who were in Eugene for a big track meet (Steve is on the BYU team).  They were a very very fun addition to our crew. We took poor pictures, ate delicious seafoods, sang very loudly and talked about boys almost the whole entire time.(Steve didn't have much input on the matter) Michealyn, Nola and I have had conversations about boys for longer than I can remember. This trip, filling my normal role, I mostly listened to their giddyness and laughed and giggled to egg them on. There have been times that I have been more involved and times that I have been a supporter more than contributor... these last few years I have found myself in the supporter seat which has proven to be very safe and comfortable.  In the supporter's seat I blush exponentially less and don't have to worry about looking back and grumbling about the things that I had spoken.  Additionally, as one can imagine, Central Oregon isn't exactly crawling with love intrests :)

Where there may not be love interests, there are certainly wonderful people that can be found in Central Oregon. First, Bo and Ju, more commonly known as BoBo and Julia Goolia. It would be pure stupidity to ask for better friends to adventure with.(The addition of Kyliegh Mae of course would be a most happy one) Yesterday Bo, Ju, and I joined the 20 toddlers and their mothers in the Redmond Cinemas to view Kung Fu Panda 2.  One should know that where I don't have much to add to boy talking sessions...I have quite a bit of laughing to add to a silent theater when there are Pandas doing kung fu.  Also last weekend, Danny Jorgenson and Steven Graves and Julia and Bo joined Adrienne, Nola, Michealyn and I in some "Octopus 8". The party started late...oops... and ended much later but it was SO much fun.  In addition to our fun and very competitive game we roasted Starbursts and planned Rexburg excursions.

The YSA branch.  I only wish that I could have extraordinary writing skills that enabled me to clearly describe and expound upon the Deschutes River YSA Branch.  I learn something from someone new everyday.  The little size of the branch pretty much does away with clicks and the result has been numerous friendships with intelligent people that add a lot of happiness and understanding to my life.  The branch has been my saving grace this summer especially because I miss BYU so much!  Lately, FHE has been ending in lengthy games of ultimate frisbee which in turn results in Chandler's body feeling very very sore and tired.  One night we even played until 11:30.  The branch has about 45 people in it on a very good day. Needless to say, everyone knows everyone.  I am currently serving in the relief society presidency as second counselor...the same calling that I had in my BYU ward.  Apparently I have things to improve upon I'm sure I always will.  I am very excited to have a calling in the branch to keep me busy.            
 I will write about work adventures later...I just got called in early.  Thanks for reading! Love you all!
Chandler Whitney

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