Friday, May 29, 2009

Matt Peterson

Today I found out that Matthew Peterson passed away May 19, 2009. I don't know how or anything yet. I'm trying to get his parents address and the address of the people he lived with if anyone wants to send something. Here is the link to his obituary. For when they take his obituary down I'll post what it says too.

Matthew Alan Peterson

Matthew Alan Peterson 8/11/1986 ~ 5/19/2009 Matthew Alan Peterson was born in Dayton, Ohio on August 11th 1986 to loving and proud parents Darwin Grant Peterson, Jr. and Celinda Kay Peterson. He passed away at the age of 22 in South Jordan, Utah on May 19th 2009. He was a faithful servant of God and had served an honorable mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission and his faith were the pride and joy of his life. He was dedicated to truth and being an honorable man. He lived his life honorably and dedicated himself to striving to better himself. He was a happy positive young man who worked hard and did well in school. He was always willing to help in another's time of need. He looked to the future and never looked behind. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor that brought the joyful sound of laughter into any room he was in. He made friends easily and was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be remembered for the characteristics that best describe him Honor, Morality, Valiance, Righteousness, Humor, Faithfulness, Talented, Charitable, and Positive. He will be missed and always remembered by his loved ones who remain, which are his father Darwin Peterson, mother Celinda Peterson, brother Christopher Peterson, sister Crystal Versluis, brother-in-law Jordan Versluis, sister April Ferguson, brother-in-law Chadwick Ferguson, and nephews James and Andrew Versluis and Michael Ferguson, and his dear friend Stephen Nelson and the entire Nelson family whom he loved dearly as he loved his own family. A memorial will be held to honor this special man, brother, son, uncle, and friend on Tuesday, the 26th of May at 6:00 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 1540 W. 10400 S. South Jordan, Utah. A small family grave side service will be held in Chesaw, Washington for Matthew.

Matt was such a great guy. He was smart funny talented. We went on a couple dates while I lived here. He came over randomly a couple times. We went to Macey's for grocery's once haha he was just a funny funny guy. We went to the Christmas Devotional with Melissa, Richard, Sarah and Sarah's date, I always forget his name... I'll post some pictures of him. You'll see he always had a smile on his face. He was very mature for his age. He was one of the good ones.

He was a very very attractive young man. :-)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

School and life.

As most of you know I recently started school...At the beginning of May but that's recent right?
Well so far school is going super good. I have a music theory class and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People...The book is our text book. Both are good classes. The scary thing is I get to go home for Lauren and Brittany's wedding in two weeks. I'm super excited to see them but scared to miss class...Theory not scared for but 7 Habits...she isn't happy about people missing her class.
Theory class is super easy...the teacher isn't that great but whatever it will be an easy A. The teacher hands out a packet each class and just reads exactly what the packet says. It's kinda lame the only reason I actually go to class is to get he packets. Missing this class will be no problem.
7 Habits however...we have homework due EVERY class. Each class we learn a new habit...7 weeks in the class 7 habits...kinda scary how fast we're going. This class has brought so much insight to my life. I've realized I need to get my butt in gear. Hopefully by the end of this class I'll be more effective and well happier with where my life is. I highly recommend everyone to read it. I promise if you apply what you learn your life will be so much better. I promise! I had my first test in that class last was an essay test. I haven't written in forever so my hand was for sure cramping. She graded all but 4 tests so I don't know what my grade was. I'm kinda feelin like a B or maybe even a C because I totally blanked on a couple of things. She said only 2 people in the whole class got an A and it was all across the board. Scary right? I don't even know why I didn't get an A I mean it's not a difficult class...I guess I just have a bad memory.
Well only my social life as of late...
Last week we went to this guy Justin's house for a game night. He has a pool table and a ping pong table and a play house outside and a hobbit house inside...pretty much it's the coolest house in the world. I hope my kids can have a house like this. Next time I go I will bring my camera and sneak in a few pictures. We watched Taken...about the 50th time I've seen that movie. Then Saturday I got to spend some time with my friend Kennedy from work. It was super fun. We went to Pizza Factory and then a kids grad party then to the park then to Borders for some hot chocolate. It was a good night. Sunday was a busy day. Sunday morning I started some chicken in the crockpot because I'd invited apartment 310 over for dinner. So I was cooking and getting ready for church then I went to the club house to meet with bishop. I pretty much got a dream calling. I don't even know why I wanted this calling so bad but I'm super excited to have it. I'm an FHE group leader! I hope that I can get to know people in my ward better. Sadly only like 5 people in my group actually showed up. I hope I can get more to come. So back to dinner. I went to church with Alysa and Kim because Mels was taking her sister somehwere in southern Utah. Kim was giving a talk so Alysa and I sat next to Jeremy and Neil. I invted them to dinner too. At 5 everyone showed up for dinner. It was super delicious. I loved it and I think they did too. Neil hung out with me and Alysa while everyone else went home and watched the basketball game. We watched the Italian Job. Then we had ward prayer and we talked. I'm so glad because I have become a lot more social in our ward. I'm glad because now maybe I'll actually have friends other than Mels and Cass. :-) Monday Neil Alysa Kim Nick and I played some volleyball. Melissa was once again off with family sadly. But then we baked cookies and went to FHE. It was a good night. I think it was a great weekend. Yesterday I got to spend some time with Dahlia and Clay and then got o Justin's for a game night again. Life's good. And I'm glad. :-)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Invisible Person.

So I don't know. I've decided I want to get to know everyone in the ward. I mean there are only 75 people so it's not a big deal. I think it would be fun to know everyone's name and a little bit about them. But I don't know if that will happen. I kinda decided to do it because...well let me tell you a little story.
Once upon a time there was a girl name Abby she lived at Raintree Apartments. She moved in in August 2008. She loved living there and she loved the ward. Abby was a quiet girl and never really spoke out much. One Sunday in May 2009 there were lots of new "Summer People" so the Sunday School teacher decided to set aside some get to know you time. Abby introduced herself to a nice girl that was sitting next to her named Maddy. Then Larry, a boy that many young girls think is quite handsome introduced himself to her. A week later Abby went back to Sunday School. Once again she was sitting next to Larry (Total coincidence Abby doesn't find Larry attractive like all the other girls do.) Larry leaned over and said "Hey I'm Larry what's your name" Abby said "....Abby..." Mimi, Abby's beautiful roommate said "She's lived here longer than you have" Larry looked a little puzzled. Abby said "And you introduced yourself to me last week...." Larry ended the conversation and turned to another girl. This left Abby feeling very sad. She felt invisible a little like no one actually knew who she was. Abby made it through the rest of church with this sad feeling looming over her. That night Abby went to a fun game night where she talked to people and got a little more out of her box. After the game night came ward prayer. After ward prayer we had our usual mingle around and talk. Abby was approached by a familiar face but instead of saying "Hi Abby" she was greeted with "Hi I'm Maddy who are you?" "Abby...." Abby replied. "Oh maybe that's why people have been calling me Abby!" Maddy said. "yeah maybe...."Abby quietly said. Abby then returned to her apartment once again feeling invisible and easily forgotten.

So yeah... I don't want others to feel bad because I forget their names because I now sucks when you feel invisible. ...Majorly sucks.

PS Happy Mothers Day.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


So I went to Miami...If you want to know about it read my sister Lauren's blog.
It was a really good trip and we took a billion pictures. So pretty much it's just a bunch of pictures but you can get a feel of the whole trip from it.