Monday, December 29, 2008
This picture is of Tanner. He loved the chair that Carson got for Christmas and was very particular about where to put it and how to sit in it.
After all of this was said and done, we really did have a great Christmas and we were all so happy when Dad got home the next day at 2 p.m. It was also great to talk to my little bro, who is not so little any more. He is currently serving a mission. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Thanksgiving was nice, but we misssed Brady a lot. It was differnt without him and his funny self. My sister and her family came on Thanksgiving night after already having dinner at his parents house. They are troopers. It was nice to have them here and we had a great time.
On Friday, Heather and my mom wore me out shopping. I actually got almost all of my shopping done though so I guess that was good. I also got to see my friend Amie who lives in Utah. I have not seen her in a while.
All in all it was a great Thanksgiving break and now it is back to school for a couple more weeks.
Monday, November 17, 2008
This is a little bit later because I was trying to figure out how to get the pictures onto the blog and get everything situated. On the first Thursday of November some old friends and I got together for a girls night. We spent some time at Butter Burrs. It was nice to get together and talk. All of the girls there were married except two.
I realized, at the end of the night, that I had taken pictures of all of the girls and I was not in any. So, in the parking lot, in the freezing cold, we all stopped to get a picture taken. I think that it was worth it because I got the picture I wanted. Thanks girls for making everything so much fun and a great night how. I can't wait until December when we can do it again.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
My ward got together on Saturday to do service for some people in the area who might need help. We ended up with about twenty people there. We started by raking leaves at the church and then we broke up into small groups, my group had three, and went to houses of people who might need help. We had some neat experiences helping people who were not expecting it and talking to others. After 2 1/2 hours of raking leaves and working outside, I really wanted to play in leaves. That may sound strange seeing that I am not a kid anymore, but I can still have fun and be a kid at heart. We met up after the service project at a local park. When we got there, the guys had made a huge pile of leaves. We spent the rest of the time eating, jumping in leaves, and even throwing leaves in the air and at people. It was great.
I love serving other people. It is so rewarding and it makes all involved feel good. I want to leave a challenge with all who read this to do an act of service today to help out someone, anyone. It does not have to be anything major. I would love to hear what fun service ideas people come up with. Please let me know how it goes.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, I ended up ripping one of the blisters on my left heel and it hurt. Being the smart people they are, my parent suggested mole skin. It helped me during Monday not to feel as much pain. What also helped was wearing shoes without backs.
Now we are to Monday night. The talent show went well. I did not forgot the moves to the dance. That is the positive. Here is the negative. I think I had blisters on top of blisters because "the monsters" ripped again. This time they are bright read, juicy, and sore. I know, too much info. I am hoping to get a picture of the three of us in our costumes to post on the blog so that you can see me happy even though "the monsters" were there. I cannot wait to do some more dancing. Maybe this time I will wear different shoes. :)
Monday, October 6, 2008
This Saturday provided a first for me. I attended an Elders Quorum activity. Only a few girls were invited to help with this activity. It was so much fun. The guys spent the activity making blankets, eating pizza, and watching football. It was a great activity and I hope to get some pictures of that soon to post on here. They made six blankets in a couple of hours. After that activity I went to another activity where more blankets were being made. These blankets are for a community blanket drive. This all led up to the General Relief Society meeting. That was amazing and I got so much out of Pres. Uchtdorf's talk about not being so hard on ourselves.
This Friday, October 3, I was able to travel to American Fork for a mission reunion of the Illinois Chicago North Mission. I met up with a companion, Celia, and we went down together. It was so great to see some of the people there that have had such an influence in my life. My mission president's wife is amazing and I was able to have a very heartfelt talk with her. What an example. We did not get to bed until 3 a.m. that night. It was fun but I am still tired from that.
The next couple days were General Conference. I got so much out of the sessions. I truly enjoyed the first session. The talks given by Elder Wirthlin, Elder Perry, and Elder Uchtdorf really helped me to understand more of what I need to do better in my life including having more hope, finding joy in the journey, simplifying my life, and that we are going to have hard time in our lives. These were just a few of the points that I got out of conference. I would like to know some of the other things that people thought of conference. Please comment below on any of the things that helped you.
Monday, September 15, 2008
On Saturday, Iwas able to go to the Logan temple by myself. I loved it. It was so nice to be there and to even be on the grounds of the temple. I did not know where I was going, but a nice girl in the session helped me out and was so nice to help me.
I want to thank everyone who helped make this weekend so much fun. You are all such great friends and I am so lucky to have you there. I had so much fun this weekend and look forward to spending more time in Logan, hopefully, in October.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
These are not your average cute boys, they are both pretty special. I spent the weekend with my sister and her family. She has two little boys Carson (3) and Tanner (1). We had fun playing together, I even got to babysit the boys for a while. Not only did I get to spend more time with my family, but I also forced myself to relax. I am not very good at that. The trip to and from was great and the company was great too. If I were really good at blogging I would have pictures of the nephews. However, I am new at this, and I do not have a camera to take pictures of them. You will just have to take my word that they are cute!!! Please feel free to leave comments by clicking comments below the post.