Saturday, November 27, 2010


For you faithful followers of this blog here is an update on the post below. Though much of what is said below is so True, there has been a slight --- well make that a major --- change in the situation.

Without too much detail the job mentioned below did not work out.

I found this out Wednesday morning and am so grateful that it happened on a day after the huge snow storm when I could come home and spend time with my family and try not to focus on it too much. My family has been amazing over the holiday, even when I may not have been the most festive person. Thank you all!!!!

So, what does this mean? It means it is time to continue the job hunt relying on faith, prayer, and the spirit.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Am Amazed!

To be quite honest, I hesitate to share this post. My fear is that it will be taken the wrong way. I do not do this to be boastful or toot my own horn. Rather, I do this to share how amazing our Heavenly Father truly is and how much he loves us.

A little while back an impression came to quit my job then. I tried to rationalize but it was clear it needed to happen. Though I was confused of why to quit when I had nothing else, a calm feeling assured me that I would be taken care and would not have to go without.

Through lots of study, prayer and temple attendance, I gave my three weeks notice. During those three weeks, I had a job interview and felt really good about the possibility. When I heard back from them, I had learned that I was their second choice. Though I was unsure of what was going to happen, I still felt that what was happening was right.

I was so grateful to have a job where I was able to support myself. Quitting was super-hard. The first week of unemployment was interesting. I went to some institute classes with some friends, helped my good friend Jenny and spent some time with her (love ya and thanks. It helped me more than you know), did a lot of job hunting, went to the temple and ran some errands. By the end of the week, I was discouraged, but I figured if I kept busy, then I would be taken care of.

The next week, I went home to Pocatello. I had an appointment and felt like job searching would be easier there with the computer and everything there. Plus having parents there to help and guide me would be great. On Monday, after an appointment and turning in a resume, I left the room for about ten minutes. When I got back, my phone was ringing. It was the place I had just applied. He said he had been swimming through a sea of resumes but when he saw mine, he just had to call. We did an interview then and there. He asked me to come in the next day for another interview, which I did. This meant traveling back here. After the interview and observation time, I headed back to Poky. My parents and I headed to the temple that afternoon. On our way, I got the official phone call welcoming me to the team there.

I know that we are divinely guided. This new job is such a good fit for me and I am so blessed to have it. Heavenly Father knows us and everything that will happen. We will receive so many blessings after the trial of our faith. We are asked to look to him in all thing without doubt or fear. We need to trust him that all thing will work together for our good. Although I may not understand completely why this had to happen the way it did, I know it was the Lord's will and he will not lead us astray. It is truly amazing how much he loves and cares for us.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hop Hop Hop

This fly girl had a pretty crazy Halloween. Ha Ha. She was hop, hopping like a grasshopper. (For those keeping track that is two bug references. The funny part was that it lasted all weekend long. The hard part was trying to make it everywhere that I was invited. Here is the story of that crazy weekend.

Friday evening I had three parties to attend. I ended up only making it to one and it was good. We made sugar cookies and watched a movie. The company was good, but the best part was the cookies.


Saturday morning, some friends and I went to Salt Lake to observe the gardens (which were non-existent because they had been dug up in preparation for winter). Then we went to the temple. What a great way to spend Halloween, helping the spirits. After the temple, we walked over to the Gateway (and chased some seagulls while doing so) and ate lunch. We had a window table and we could see the little kids walking by in their cute costumes. Then we headed home.


That evening, I went a party with my roommate and some of her friends. We ate food and talked.


Then, I went to another friend's house for a party she was having. They played games and have soup in bread bowls. Yummy!


Next, some friends and I went to another party with a lot of people and a picture booth. I was not dressed up so I was not in the pictures, but it was interesting.


We then went to a friend's house to "trick-or-treat" and ended up spending some time there reading jokes from Laffy Taffy wrappers.


I wanted to go home, but there was one more stop. We went to another party with some amazing food. I really like the cake balls that were dipped in white chocolate. There were a lot of people.


Lastly, I spent some time talking a little with a friend before going home and falling fast asleep for the rest of the night.

Thank goodness Sunday was pretty calm and there was church and the meetings with that. I had a friend over for dinner and took it pretty easy that night. It was the perfect ending to a crazy weekend, because this grasshopper was tired.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Good Times with Friends and Family!

I am a little behind in posting, but it is better late than never. I was able to spend some time in Pocatello a couple of weekends ago with my family and friends there. Friday night, I went to a comedy show and caught up with some friends.

On Saturday some of my high school posse. We try to get together every once in a while and do something fun. (Lisa, we missed you tons and it was not the same without you.) This time we decided to go to Applebees and and then do "girly" stuff.

We always tend to take some random pictures.

For the "girly stuff" we decided to paint our nails. I have not worn nail polish in a long time so this was out of my comfort zone. Ha ha. Here are the finished outcomes. Bet you can't guess which ones are mine.

Here are some other pics

Saturday night I spent some time with my brother up in Rexburg for dinner and talking. Sunday I was able to go to church and spend some time with my parents. It was a fabulous weekend and I am so blessed with amazing family and friends. Thanks Everyone!