I don't actually love egg salad.

January 18, 2012

I really don't. It's alright, I guess. I haven't eaten it in a long time.
So then let me explain the URL of this place.

I don't know how it started, but my sister, Molly, and I always say something is "excellent" by saying "egg salad" really drawn out. It's more like this: Ehhhggs'l'd. I think one day she just said "excellent" really slowly and I thought it sounded like "egg salad" and then we laughed a lot.

So many months ago, I told my mom I would start a blog once I moved out. Then one day less months ago both my sisters and I were sitting at Paige's house thinking of blog url's and titles for me. Every stinkin' idea they gave was "word-that-starts-with-e-erin." excitingerin, everythingerin, excellenterin.. lame. I think it was Paige who suggested eggsaladerin as a joke (because she thinks Molly and I are weird or something..) and now here we are - it's a reality! Nice work, Paige.

Aside from wanting my Mumsie to know about my life via the Internet, my religion class with Brother Griffin requires me to create my own semester-long self-directed project. And this semester.. I chose to blog! The project has to be something I can work on a few hours each week, and it needs to tie into the New Testament. Well the New Testament talks about some great, happy things. It teaches of Christ, His Gospel, miracles, blessings, and more happy things. This, readers, is a blog of happy things. For the next few months, I will be telling this blog all about the blessings, tender mercies, acts of service, and m
ore that the Lord sends me every single day. It's going to help me recognize them and remember them, so maybe it will help you do the same!

Henry B. Eyring said it better. What a guy.
"When our children were very small, I started to write down a few things about what happened every day. I never missed a day no matter how tired I was or how early I would have to start the next day. Before I would write, I would ponder this question: “Have I seen the hand of God reaching out to touch us or our children or our family today?” As I would cast my mind over the day, I would see evidence of what God had done for one of us that I had not recognized in the busy moments of the day. I realized that trying to remember had allowed God to show me what He had done."

Count Your Blessings (LDS Hymn Book #241)

When upon life’s billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
[Chorus]Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your blessings;
See what God hath done.
Count your blessings;Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings;
See what God hath done.
Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev’ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
When you look at others with their lands and gold,Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.
So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey’s end.
Molly helped my make my blog. What a painful, three-hour-long process.. Thanks, Molly!
Oh, so here is a picture of us from a Sugarland/Sara Bareilles concert in August.


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I love it! I think this is the perfect way to recognize how blessed we really are. You're such a good writer, too. I'm excited to read your blog. Now I know there will be a new post at least once a week! :)

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I Love it too! I do want to know everything about your life at BYU... and now I have an extra window to look into. I'm so excited! Love you!

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