I caved...

So, for awhile now I've been needing a new pair of sweatpants for pj's.  Shorts just don't cut it in the winter time and I'm moving to Idaho!  Not the coldest place on earth, but definitely colder than where I am now!  Well, on one of my many shopping adventures today I stopped in the men's section at Wal-Mart to pick up a pair of sweats.  I wanted to get away from the plain ol black and grey...I wasn't feeling the blue, and white was just not happening!  I was thinking about getting green but they only had them in an ugly foresty green color, blech!  So I landed and a pretty nice red pair.  (yes, i'm still talking about sweatpants)  On my way out they had some $5 Coca-Cola t-shirts.  I'd been eying them for awhile so I thought, what the heck, I can always use another t-shirt.  So I grabbed one.  As a was perusing the aisles I was thinking to myself...maybe a t-shirt isn't quite warm enough either.  I was looking at some long sleeved henley's and out of the corner of my eye I saw it.  The most beautiful clothing rack I ever saw!  FLANNEL!  Yes, I said flannel! And I meant it!  I landed on a pretty blue one and I got a size larger so that it would be extra comfy.  And it is!  And I must say, I don't think it looks all that bad either! ;)  Red sweatpants and a Coca-cola t-shirt peeking out of a comfy blue flannel....not too shabby!


Nighty-night!  Keep warm!  I recommend the flannel.


Must Admit...

I'm really really really really really really really really excited that my bro's and my sis are gonna be here in a couple days!  My dad will be back from work also...just in time for Christmas!  You know what else we need just in time for Christmas.....SNOW!!!!!!!  It's already frigid cold outside....have to get creative to keep warm!  So why not have a beautiful blanket of fresh powdery snow to go with it?  Did you know I own more than 12 blankets?  Just me, all by myself and I usually use all of them...at the same time.  Been looking into getting some earmuffs....don't know how it would be sleeping in those...maybe a beanie?  Eh, we'll see how it goes.  The point is!  Chad, Saren and Spencer are going to be here in like...TWO DAYS!!!!!  SUPER DUPER EXCITED!  Okay, goodnight all!


Here I go!

Here I go!  All day today I've been super frazzled and thinking "one week from today I will be in Idaho."  Well, all day today I was wrong.  It will be two weeks.  Not that that makes me any less frazzled!  Where did the time go?!  I remember in March just thinking "oh, its so far away this is going to take forever!"  Wrong again!  (I'm sure someone out there would really enjoy this post.  Just yesterday we had a discussion about how i'm never wrong...oops!)  Anywho, the point is...I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON!  I feel like I have so much to do and I don't know how to do it!  ..if that makes any sense. 

I am really really excited to FINALLY be headed off to school.  But with that excitement comes a lot of anxiety!  It will be four years since I've been in school and even then I wasn't really "in school" I was usually at practice or on a bus on the way to N. Carolina for a game.   And before that it was two years since i'd been in school.  That is SIX FRIGGIN YEARS! (for those of you that suck at math...Mom! lol, jk, h-i, hop in!! ...there's a movie quote for ya!)  I just don't know where the time went!

All in all I know its a really good thing that I'm doing for myself.  Now, I don't consider myself a saint by any means but I don't do much for myself.  And I'm really excited about this one!  I will be praying a lot hoping that I get through this...pray for me?




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Dear Elder, thank you!

A good friend of mine recently posted a video that seems to me, it is meant to help inspire our wonderful missionaries as they are out doing the Lord's work. It has also inspired me...in so many ways! I know we all have our own conversion...but there is something special about someone who has converted to the church that didn't grow up with it. You see, to me, church is home. It's something that's always been there and I have always known. I love the gospel so so much and believe it and know it with all my heart. But I didn't have to change much to be a part of it. I didn't have to give up any family or friends to continue to live the standards that I love. To me, converts are amazing! There is a lot of the time when they choose to walk away from everything they've ever known and sometimes their families and friends, in order to live a life they know is right. To me, that is amazing! ...and inspiring!

Do you ever wonder, what is holding you back? What is it that keeps you from changing. It's not that much change. And you've known what's been right your whole life. So what's the problem? The girl in this video, Al Fox, knows what is right. And her life changed before her very eyes and she's living it right! Just like that. To me, that is amazing!

Here is the link to her video, Dear Elder. It's such an inspiring and beautiful message! And I hope that there are many you can share it with! But that is not all, here is a link to her blog. I came across it, as well, along with the video and I tell you she is one amazing girl!

I may not be a convert to the church. But I must admit, I too, am one of the rescued. Missionaries have been a huge part of my life and helping me and inspiring me to live it better. I wish that I could reach out to each and every one of them and just say, "thank you!". Thank you for all that you have done! It is not easy to stand up for your religion without pause, sometimes in a different country, to people you do not know, and maybe even some you do. Thank you!
Let me ask you...have you thanked your missionary today?


I wish I was better at this....

Okay, so for like the 100th time! It's been a while huh? Things have been crazy with work, family, getting ready for school and having no computer! (totally bites) I just don't know if I can keep up with all you awesome bloggers but hey, I do my best. Not sure how much I actually have to report here. But let's give it a go shall we?

-This weekend I was actually able to visit Utah with my family for my brother Alex's baptism. I had a great time! We saw the lights at Temple Square, took a tour of the Conference Center, went to the Festival of Trees.
{sidenote: I must say that as a person who spent much of her young life at Primary Children's Medical Center, for one reason or another, it was really touching to see everything that people do to help those poor children and their families. It made me feel so grateful to know that there are so many people willing to give. Nearly all the trees and Gingerbread Houses were sold when I had arrived...do you know how many trees that is?!??! I think someday I would like to donate a tree for this great cause. A lot of children don't see much outside of that hospital, I am grateful that my Heavenly Father has a different plan for me and that I didn't have to spend as much time there as so many other children. My prayers will always be with them!}
We also got to spend sometime with more of our family and my wonderful amazing Grandparents who were just as funny and sweet and loving as always! I got to see a hilarious movie with one amazing guy! ;) It was just a great weekend.

-Remember when I said January was so far away and I didn't want to wait so long to be going to school at Brigham Young University-Idaho? Well, as predicted by everyone but me, time has FLOWN! January is right around the corner and I am so not prepared! I mean why would I be? That would just make life too easy...and we can't have any of that now can we?

-I'm really excited that some more of my giant family will be visiting for Christmas! Chad, Saren and Spencer will be here in just a matter of weeks! I miss them so much! And I'm so excited to see them for a bit before I run off to Idaho...where I plan to freeze off just about every part of my anatomy.

I think that's it for now. Thanks for checking in! Hopefully, I'll be able to do this more often and become a pro-blogger like the rest of you awesome folk!

Until then....