Thursday, September 29, 2011


It's been some time since I've posted, sorry... here I was whining about people who have a blog & never post anything. Wow, I should talk! BUT I do have a good reason for it taking me so long (this time).
So many changes in our family, it's been a crazy couple of weeks! I was just recently released from being the stake young women's president - which I was very sad about. I love the girls in our stake! I think living with a bunch of boys makes me appreciate a bunch of teenage girls so much more than the average mom. I am thankful that I don't have to deal with the daily drama that comes along with those girls though! So of course after serving in the stake young women's presidency for about 6 years (not all as president though thankfully), I was curious as to what new calling I would be getting.
I'd love to say I was surprised when they asked me to be a seminary teacher, but I would be lying. Some how (I'm sure it was the spirit) I knew that it was the right calling as soon as it was said. Which is a good thing because teaching seminary is one of the 2 callings I thought I could NEVER do. So when the spirit confirmed it's where I needed to be, I knew I could do it. But do it well??? Well, that's a learning process for sure!! Ha ha
Luckily for me, I know most of the kids in our class- one of which is my son!! No more complaining about how early he has to get up to me... because I am right there with him!
It has also been nice having Jamey get up with us & accompany us to the church to keep the kids in line (ha ha).
Jamey also got a new calling recently... now that he is planning on being home for longer periods of time, they snatched him up! He is the second counselor in the Elders Quorum serving with Trent Black. He's excited for this new chapter in his life. I am proud of him for accepting it as well.
Nate was just called as the second counselor in his Elders Quorum (singles ward) too. It's awesome to see my boys accept callings & serve our Father in Heaven.

Life is moving so quickly for the Prescott family. I can hardly believe how fast our boys are growing up. Where does the time go?

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This is Jason's new home for the next 3 months.  He has a small microwave, fridge and freezer in his dorm that is shared between him and his roommate.  There is one wall that is closets with drawers, and a loft bed with desk underneath on either side of the room. One of those drawers is his snack drawer:)   The bathroom is long with a lot of  storage. 
There is not kitchen or sink, so he will be making his kool aid in the bathroom, as well as washing his dishes.  YUM!  The door on the bottom is his dorm.

We got him all organized and moved in, and thankfully the boxes we shipped got there the afternoon of move-in day.  There were activities for the new students, which Jason did a few of them.  He met his new roommates and even has a girl following him around already.  His roommates were pretty bummed about that! 

If you've never been to Rexburg, Idaho, here's the lowdown.  There is a main street, (which isn't Main Street) that has all the happenin' places.  Mc D's, Jack in the Box, Arby's, KFC, Wendy's, Wal Mart, K mart, Deseret Book, DI, a movie theater and bowling alley.  It's about a 1/2 mile long thru this part.  Main Street has Taco Bell, the local grocery store, and a Jamba Juice.  The college campus is probably bigger than the town, and the temple is right across the street from campus.  Why I didn't get any pictures of any of that is besides me!!  And that, my friends, is Rexburg! 

The big deal Wednesday night was that Wendy's ran out of baked potatoes.  Seriously!  
Idaho = Potatoes:)

Jason is having a bit of culture shock.  School starts tomorrow for him, so hopefully he will be settled in and feeling confident for his first day of college.  Emily was saying that the hardest time was the 2nd week of college.  I asked why and she said, "EFY is over".  That pretty much sums it up.  (Especially For Youth is a week long church program that occurs on college campuses throughout the US.  There are classes, games, and many activities for the youth.)

Good luck, Jason.  I know you can do it!  And the best thing about BYU schools is that the semesters are 3 months.  Which means a harder semester, but it's over sooner.  He is also happy that he is on the Fall/Spring track, so he will get to come home for a San Diego winter.  REXBURG!!

Road Trip

Summer has come to an end, and time to take Jason to college.  He reluctantly accepted at BYU Idaho.  It helped that our friend, Laura, has already done one year at BYUI.  She was so nice to drive with us and tell Jason all about schoool, as well as point out places of interest along the way. 
 I probably am the ONLY Mormon never to have been to that state!  (My parents told me we had been there before, but I was too young to remember.)  I was so excited when I saw the first temple at St. George, Utah. We pulled off the freeway and took some pictures.  Then had lunch.  Utah was feeling pretty exciting to me.  It is super clean and the people are friendly.  The big plus, is there's a Tai Pan Trading in St. George.  Reluctantly we didn't stop, we had to continue on.  I was so excited to see more.  Little did I know, it would be a few more hours to the next real town.

As we passed Provo where the MTC and BYU are, I got so excited thinking about how Troy recently spent 2 months there.  We kept going just past Provo to Orem, where Laura's Grandma lives. (approx 733 miles at this point)  We went to dinner together, then to Tai Pan (YAY).  Grandma and I sat on the porch swing and talked, looking at beautiful Mt. Timpanogos as the sun set.  It was really a sight to behold.

Later, Emily who is from Spring Valley, too, came to visit. She goes to BYU.  It was so fun chatting with those girls and Jason. 

Wednesday morning we left Grandma's and stopped to get gas before getting on the freeway.  The car wouldn't start.  We determined it was the battery.  That slowed us down a bit, but we were able to take some pictures of that poor little Saturn.   

It was really packed!

Jason was such a trooper fixing the car.  He didn't complain, but he was getting pretty stressed out with his "crappy tools" and grease on his white shirt.  Laura and I were laughing a lot.  Jason - not so much.
We finally made it to Salt Lake City, which was our goal for the day.  Those two were so sweet to accommodate me and see whatever I wanted to see.  Laura has been there several times, so she directed us to the best places to visit.  Besides walking into the temple thinking it was the visitor's center, it was all good:) 

I can't even begin to explain the feeling in this room.  There was an overpowering sense of the spirit! 

 We were able to go inside the tabernacle.  We also went to the Beehive house that was down the street. 

Here is Jason at 7/11 in Salt Lake City.   Apparently there are no 7/11's in Idaho.  GASP!!  So Jason had his last slurpee for a few months - unless he wants to take a 3 hour road trip to Utah!

Everyone kept telling me that it was a long drive to Rexburg.  They weren't kidding. 14 hours or so. Jason is not so excited for the drive home, but he will be very happy to have a car while he's there! 

Back to School

Tuesday was Eric's first day of 10th grade!  I wasn't home to take him to his first day of school this year because I was on the road taking Jason to college.  It really made me sad not to take Eric, but he could really have cared less (or so he says).  So after texting him for a back to school picture, I pulled out the big guns.  I got his dad on the phone and convinced him I NEEDED a picture of him on that day.  So David took a picture on Eric's cell phone and texted it to me.  Eric even has a bit of a smile!!

Eric has a full load this year, with seminary starting at 6am and 7 school periods until 3pm.  He has Spanish I, Biology, Honors Geometry, Honors English, Weights, World History and Theater.  I hope he can hang in there and keep up with his busy schedule and classwork.  But he won't have any brothers home bothering him during his homework this semester, either!