Thursday, November 10, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
- Sometimes scary things really are as scary as you imagined
- I'm grateful for fresh air.
- I LOVE forks!
- After only 3 days with no chocolate I start craving it in my dreams
- The best friends EVER are the ones who will visit you no matter where you are.
- Sometimes running in a circle is the best feeling ever
- With Heavenly Father by my side I can accomplish even the most impossible tasks.
- I am beautiful from the inside out!
- It feels really good to just be me!
- Baby shampoo is NOT made for adults!
- Cutting the end off of a latex glove is an awesome MacGyver-type way to make a ponytail holder.
- One girls cheesy comment is another girls greatest compliment!
- Walking the perimeter of a room for 45 minutes straight is a great way to keep yourself awake at 4 in the morning.
- The priesthood is AWESOME!
- I have the best Stake President in the church.
- I really am an emotional girl...ugh!
- The Book of Mormon truly is applicable in every day life.
- Gratitude honestly expressed really brings the spirit.
- God knows me and what I am going through. He is VERY involved in my life!
- I can be assertive!
- The Four Agreements is an awesome book.
- People notice when your light is shining.
- Actions really do speak louder than words.
- Setting achievable goals can be a lot of fun.
- I need specific goals in order to focus my life.
- I have some spiritual things I really need to work on.
- Letting go is not easy.
- I am so not a pet person.
- Acceptance is key.
- I can't change things I can't control.
- An adult giving a guilt trip is like a child throwing a tantrum.
- Everyone needs loving support.
- I LOVE yoga!
- No day is so bad that a nap can't fix it!
- I don't deal with loss very well.
- Don't worry what others expect of you, because it's really only you who matters.
- What is good for survival is often bad for happiness.
- Sometimes when our minds and bodies are shattered by life, it's only the spirit that can pull us back together and keep us alive.
- Sometimes things need to be left up to just us and the Lord.
- The Lord fights our battles and He never loses
- There really is only one doctor in town and He's a miracle worker.
- Change is easy to make, but difficult to maintain.
- I really can go a week without my cell phone and/or facebook!
- Nothing makes me smile more than a babies laugh.
- The atonement isn't just for sin it's a part of my every day life.
- I LOVE sleeping in my own bed.
- Taking down walls happens one brick at a time.
- Being open and honest with myself is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
- I hate writing with pencils instead of pens.
- The harder the experience the more profound the lesson!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I first heard this song a few months ago, but it has been on my mind a lot the last few days. What if blessings really do come through raindrops? Healing through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights really is what it takes to come to know the Savior is near us? I'm not sure how many sleepless nights I have had lately or just how many tears I've cried, but I do know that my Savior is here by my side. This knowledge grows with each difficult moment that He helps me through. I may not like my trials and I may wish I didn't have to go through them, but they are blessings in disguise bringing me closer to the Lord.
Friday, April 22, 2011
It's been said that 'one person's trash is another man's treasure'. I have a cabbage patch doll that I got when I was 6. It has scuff marks all over it's face and head. The outfit it has on has a small stain on the back and little fluff bunnies all over it. There is some kind of soda pop stain on it's left knee, and the entire skin of the baby is kind of dingy looking. Most people probably look at this doll and think I should trash it, however this doll is a priceless treasure to me.
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Day 18: Plans, Dreams, Goals
My dreams for the future include things like...finishing school, getting a job doing something I love, finding Mr. Right and starting a family.
Day 19: Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
I don't have a specific person in mind, but some of the qualities I look for in those I date are: sense of humor, cute smile, good listener, non-judgmental, and a strong testimony.
Day 20: What makes me happy: I'll do this one in pictures :0) These are the people and places that make me happy....Oh and the middle one is me being happy...LOL
Day 21: What makes me different from everyone else
haha this question reminds me of the saying, "I'm unique, just like everyone else." Um, I'm not sure I could really say what sets me apart from everyone else. I'm really not sure how to answer this one.
Day 22: Something I crave
It really depends on the mood I'm in but these are the things I tend to crave the most. Reese's Peanut Butter cups, choc. chip cookies (with milk of course), juice, and the molten chocolate cake from Chili's...YUM!
Day 23: A letter to my parents
mm...I think I'll skip this one.
Day 24: What I would find in your blog
In my blog you will find some of the random thoughts of my mind. Some are fun, others are sad, and other may be a bit inspirational. No matter what kind of mood they set, they are the thoughts that make me who I am.
Day 25: What I think of my friends
I absolutely love my friends. I have some of the best friends around. We may not see each other every day or hardly even see each other at all, but I know that they are there and they love me. I hope they all know the same thing is true with me.
Day 26: What I believe
It would take more than a few sentences to truly explain to you all that I believe and the depth at which I believe it. Suffice it to say that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's true church on the Earth today. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet today. I know that Christ lives. I know he came to Earth to live and die for me. He suffered all the pains and heartache I will feel in my life so that I don't have to suffer them alone. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I love this church and am grateful for the blessings it provides me in my daily life.
Day 27: Favorite you tube video
See the Darth Vader commercial I recently posted!
Day 28: 10 thing I want to do before I die (In no particular order)
1. Swim with dolphins 2. Travel to a foreign country (Besides Mexico) 3. Tour the church history sites in New York 4. See a play on Broadway 5. Learn a new skill...like sewing or playing the piano 6. Be a mom 7. Attend as many temples as possible 8. Write a book 9. Be a princess for a day. 10. Walk along the beach hand in hand with the man I love (preferably at sunset)
Day 29: Post a picture from last year and this year and state how you have changed
I'm not sure my physical appearance has really changed all that much in the last year but I think I have changed quite a bit as a person. I have been working (and still am) on becoming a little bit closer to my true self each and every day. I have really opened myself up a lot more in the last year and am a lot happier because of it.
Day 30: In the past month what have you learned?
I have learned happiness is not something we gain after having accomplished a certain task or reaching a certain level of life. Happiness is a state of mind. Happiness lives within a person not without. Happiness can be a part of you whether you are "living the dream" or lying in bed dying of cancer. It is up to each of us individually to decide how happy we will be each day of our lives.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
I love Tara to death! She is the best sister anyone could ever ask for. She is truly a light in my life and I don't know where I would be without her.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Bro. Tim Carver is one of the best teachers I have ever had the opportunity to learn from. I got to know him by attending one of his classes at the Ogden Institute. He opened my eyes to the scriptures in a way that has forever changed me. He taught me how to dive deep and find meaning behind the words on each page. He helped me to feel and recognize how the spirit speaks to me personally. He taught me how to study the scriptures in a way that I could find the answers to my prayers. Over the years as I have sat through many hours of lessons he has taught I have always walked away with something new, and my testimony strengthened. Beyond the classroom he has been an incredible friend. He has always been a listening ear when I have needed someone to confide in. He has been a wonderful sounding board as I have discussed my struggles and life situations with him, and he has taught me many personal lessons about how the gospel relates to me and my life. When I sit back and look at my life I can see that Bro. Carver has definitely had a hand in helping me to be the person I am.
The Shaffers... there is no way I could write an entry about people who have impacted my life without mentioning this awesome family. Thayne Shaffer was called to be my bishop a little over three years ago. It amazes me how much has changed in those three years. The five people in this picture went from being complete strangers to some of my best friends. I truly consider them my second family. I spent many hours with Bishop Shaffer working through problems and life struggles. He taught me so many lessons about finding my own truth, getting validation from the right source, hard work and perseverance. I also spent quite a bit of time in their home. I learned a lot about what it's like to have a worthy priesthood holder in the home. I learned many lessons from Linda on how to raise children in love and with the gospel. I spent a lot of time watching her and learning what makes a good wife, mother, and friend. Linda has been a great example to me on doing what is right no matter what. I have watched her attend church, support, and care for her family all while struggling with illness. There have been many days where I'm sure she wanted to just call in sick and spend the day resting, but instead she got up and went about her duties as a wife, mother, and daughter of God. I look up to her more than she will ever know. I learned that every family has their struggles no matter how perfect they may seem on the outside, but that those problems can be resolved through love and faith. One thing these girls taught me is how to have fun. I loved the days I would go to their house and just sit and play games, jump on the tramp, or play "Mother, May I?" in the living room. They taught me that you are never too old to be silly, laugh, and enjoy life. Above all else these three girls have taught me about the Savior. Through their actions I have learned about unconditional love. I have felt of their love for me on many occasions over the years and love them deeply in return. I could go on for days telling of the ways this family has impacted my life. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for blessing me with the opportunity to get to know and learn from these wonderful individuals.