Wednesday, September 29, 2010

so listen

i have big news

but first thing's first.
LOOK at my cute roommates!
aren't they cute?
i think so too.

meet lexie, mary, kylee, lindsay, and kelle. (although i've already lived with kelle for basically forever) yes.

in other news...i'm going on a mission!
that's right. the papes have begun. i kind of hate how long it takes to get the doctor stuff done though. i want my call now! but i guess i have to be patient. oh well :)

here are just a few of the reasons for going on a mission:
  • i want to help people
  • i have a testimony
  • i want to teach others about Christ
  • i want to serve the Lord
  • missions are great
  • being one of the boys tends to be a theme in my life
  • i love going new places
  • temple temple temple
  • it just feels right
ok...honestly kind of weird to put that into a list. but really i just know that this is what i want to do right now...and what Heavenly Father wants me to do too. so what more do i need?

i'm really excited :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010


i was so backed up on picture editing.
but i actually somewhat caught up...

and i feel so accomplished :)

This is the HUGE bonfire i went to this a place we call "the crack"
it's good stuff :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

today i learned about...

"...the Lord has called for “cheerful hearts and countenances” (D&C 59:15). He has asked us to so speak and so act that we edify or build one another and has indicated that “that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness” (D&C 50:23). At Winter Quarters, as the Saints were in the midst of an arduous exodus, the Lord commanded, “Let your words tend to edifying one another” (D&C 136:24). Nephi declared that the fruit of receiving the Holy Ghost and listening to the promptings of the Spirit is that we may speak with “the tongue of angels” (2 Ne. 32:2). Thus we create a spirit of reverence and of revelation."
Robert S. Wood
"The Tongue of Angels"

We are all here to help each other
Does your daily communication edify?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

ta da!

i've officially been back in rexburg for one week.
sometimes it feels like i never left.

while i'm always happy to come is also always sad to leave home. plus i had an awesome summer. i had so much fun.
it was also very eventful actually...

i went on a road trip,
went camping with my family,

went everywhere without shoes,
became Elaine,

spent a weekend at a cabin with my friends,
kissed my nephews a
million times,
played at the park,
went to the temple every chance i could,

worked my butt off,
tutored a couple crazy kids,
said goodbye to four of my best friends
and had a roommate reunion in idaho.

there were more things.
too many things to write in a list on my blog :)
but they were all good...
happy sunshine and rainbows.
i already miss my family and summer so much.

but now i'm back! and it's so great! sometimes the end of an era isn't a bad thing. i'm so excited for this semester and the choices that i am making now.

all my college life i have always been so blessed with awesome roommates...
and this semester is no exception :)
at first i was a little scared because the other four girls already knew each other and lived there.
but alas, they are awesome and we are already becoming good friends...all six of us! nailed it. classes are the bomb diggity for real. here they are:
D&C - with the coolest most rockstar religion teacher ever!
Interpersonal Communications - with my favorite comm teacher
Color Photography - with my camera
Scroll Photography - the newspaper
Advertising Principles - we'll see how that goes
Some environmenty science class online

don't they sound fabulous?

i love school!