Wednesday, September 30, 2009.

9.30.2009


Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it...It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk everything, you risk even more.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009.

9.29.2009


We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.

Sunday, September 27, 2009.

9.27.2009


Live your life in such a way that people who know you but don't know Christ, will want to know Christ because they know you.

Saturday, September 26, 2009.

9.26.2009

Today is going to be quoteless. It is two of my favorite people's birthday. So I just want to say a little about them.


Mallory Arnett. Roommate for two years, in my ward for three years. Always funny. Always easy to talk to. Always a best friend. I am really lucky to have her in my life. For so many reasons.

My daddy, Ken Edmunds. He is the best. I don't know what else to say about him because my words wouldn't do justice. I am a lot like him, and I got a lot of my qualities from him. He is a leader and always serving those around him. He is dedicated, motivated, and intellegent. I love him.

45 Things of Importance.

9.25.2009

A friend of mine had this list on his post. I loved it. So I snatched it and stuck it on my blog, because I think every once and awhile we need a reminder of what things actually are important. He bolded the ones that he thought were good, I put the ones I like in italics.
Here are mine for you all to see.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Call a friend, buy the expensive stuff, wear the fancy outfit. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone and everything..
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do..
35. Don't audit life... Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. "Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Friday, September 25, 2009.


Some people think I need to take medicine, I don't need medicine. I say, God gave me A.D.D. for a reason.

Thursday, September 24, 2009.

9.24.2009


Treat people as if they were what they ougth to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.

Here I am.

Well. Considering I am sitting at work with nothing to do for the next little while, and considering I never write in my blog, and considering Nicole Lindsley told me I was bad at updating my blog, I figured the time is now to catch up on a lot of everything that has been going on in my life. Welcome to the longest blog post I have ever written. My name is Deidre Edmunds, and I will be informing you on life since the 6th month in the year 2009, which is June 2009 for those of you who don't know the order and number of months.

We will start with.... Miss Idaho.


Miss Idaho was a great week. I met some AMAZING girls. Really. And I had a great time. Probably too much fun considering it was a competition. Usually I am really competitive and I don't like to get into the social aspect outside of my team, but my team was just me... so I had to break down a few walls and make friends. I am really glad I did. The week went by super fast. We did a lot of really random things, some service, and then news broadcasts. We went to the hospital to read to the kids for Children's Miracle Network, went to visit a Boys and Girls club, learned some sweet dances for opening numbers ( I will forever think of walking around in a white dress with a mask when I hear Viva La Vida ), we had the opportunity to meet the governor- Butch Otter, we were recorded practicing our opening number time and time again for news breaks, a fashion show at Dillards ( wore an evening wear outfit and every single Miss Idaho contestant got scouted by Urban Talent, ha.), we did an appearance at Goody's ice cream parlor (good ice cream, sorry swimsuit competition...), and actually... we were just pretty well fed all week. Homecooked meals by the board, restaurants catering, so good. Then there were the fun gifts we got. First we had matching sponsor t-shirts for everyday. We got some cute bags, totes, and make-up cases. Note pads, pens, things for pampering, a Scentsy (which I love and now have in my apartment down here!), and.... lets be honest too many things for me to remember. The competition was so fun. I would love to go back to Miss Idaho just for the experience of meeting new girls, becoming more confident, dancing back stage, and just loving every second. I don't even know what to say besides I absolutely loved every single second. Kara Jackson was crowned Miss Idaho 2010, and she will be fantastic!

Moving on to.... EFY.


hopefully in return I taught something to the people I came in contact with. It was simply amazing and I know I am even stronger in the gospel today because of those 7 weeks. My testimony is the strongest it has ever been. I learned so much about who I am and what I am doing here. I had so many prayers answered. I have never felt a strong feeling to go on a mission, but it is okay, because I know being at EI honestly can only think of two words to describe my EFY experience. PURE SATISFACTION. It was the most perfect and wonderful and spiritually strengthening time of my whole life. It was perfect for me, and exactly what I needed in my life. I would not change a single moment of those 7 weeks, and nothing could ever replace the learning that happened in those weeks. First of all, let me say that the youth in my groups were brilliant. They were so strong mentally and spiritually. Even the ones with struggles were stronger than I was at that age, because they wanted to learn and grow. They were all there to feast upon the words of Christ, which was something so amazing to me. If I had half their dedication to the gospel at that age, I would be much more educated in the Church today. I went in thinking it would be a great opportunity to teach and maybe learn, but I came out thinking it was a great opportunity for me to learn, from the participants, other counselors, session directors, building counselors, and teachers, andFY was my mission. I understand why so many young men are willing to dedicate two years or their life to the gospel. It brings so much joy and so much excitement to share something you feel so strongly about and to see the happiness and light is sparks in those around you. I know with all my heart this is the true gospel. I am so thankful for that being confirmed to me over my weeks at EFY, because that is something that will be with me forever. If I could leave one thing that helped me through every moment, it would be the importance of building a relationship with our Heavenly Father. He can help with every single thing in your life. And if nothing is going wrong, then he wants to hear about the joys in our lives. He is our Father, and we need to remember that as we go through our days. His hand is in every moment, and He wants us to continue on our way home to His loving arms.

Next... EFC, or what we like to call DISNEYLAND.


Disney makes me happy. EFY makes me happy. Imagine Disney with EFY friends..... so happy. I enjoyed meeting people I didn't get to meet during my weeks at EFY. I got to ride a lot of rides over my three days at the happiest place on Earth. Sharing a room with Mary Beth, Katie, Meghan, and Amanda was the BEST! Going to the beach was so good, even though it took a really long time to get there and we got lost and I just about died in the car ride there. But really... just in general I had a good time. I don't know what else to say besides TWO THUMBS WAY UP!

Now... SCHOOL!

Oh, remember how even though I had a great summer, I still had to go back to school? Well... if you didn't remember, that is where I am now. Studying Recreation Management with a Commercial Leisure Services emphasis, working at BYU Alumni for Roy Brinkerhoff as his student assistant, and doing an internship planning the final event for the Utah Student 25, under Brent Pribil with Omniture. I would love to share every detail about how this year has gone... but I will be honest, my fingers hurt a little bit. So you can look forward to posts about 80's dancing, the Alumni conference, BYU athletics (the good and the bad), my internship, my roommates (got some good ones this year), people that are like my roommates because they live in Stratford 104, and flag football... okay? Okay.

PS... If you would like to hear more about the previously mentioned things, just ask, I realize I left out lots of details and random things that may or may not be important. Actually... if you want to know anything at all, just ask. It will make my life, and yours much easier.

PREVIEW OF THINGS POSSIBLY TO COME:





catching up

9.03.2009

okay, so my life in general has been a whirlwind. I was taking some time to read friends blogs when I saw this video which was a good reminder of why I need to take the time to remember the simple things. Tonight I am going to sit down, and just sort things out so I am not running all over the place. Hopefully this weekend when I am in Idaho I can just take the time to catch up on my life, catch up on friends, catch up with the family, and then write it down so everyone else can catch up with me. Like President Monson said, "Let us relish life as we live it, find joy in the journey, and share our love with friends and family. One day each of us will run out of tomorrows."

Thursday, September 3, 2009.


Everywhere you go, take a smile with you.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009.

9.02.2009


To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009.

9.01.2009


Never face facts; if you do, you'll never get up in the morning.
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