Sunday, March 27, 2011

blessed be thy feet upon the mountaintops.

In relief society today, a girl shared a story that I never want to forget. We were talking about service, and this girl got up and shared a story that she remembered from when she was a girl and her mom was the relief society president. One year as a relief society they were going to help a family in need to have a good Christmas. The relief society president asked anyone who could help to serve this family by donating to bring items to her house and drop them off. One night a woman came with just one small box--full of everything she had--food, toys, and clothes. What the woman didn't know is that the Christmas surprise was for her. Even after all we have given, we can find a way to give more. This woman really inspired me. She was ready to give up everything to give another family a Christmas. She had hardly anything, and she was going to serve another.

My dad is the biggest example of how a person should be. He is the bishop of his ward back home, and works all the time to help my family survive. I love him very much. He finds time, after all he has done, to be with family. No questions asked, he will go out and serve anyone and everyone in need. He is such a wonderful person and a great example of service and faith. I miss him very much. I have always wanted to recite a scripture to him ever since I read it in seminary years ago. It states: "And then shall they say: How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings unto them, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings unto them of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion: Thy God reigneth! (3 Nephi 20:40)." I have always wanted to tell him how beautiful his feet are upon the mountaintops. It just always seemed like a weird thing to say to someone :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

rested and ready to rock and roll :]

In institute we were talking about how a house becomes a home because of the people who live in it. An empty house is not much of a home! I was thinking about that thought a lot while I was sitting in the temple this morning. The temple is Heavenly Father's home because He dwells there. If He was not there, it would just be a pretty, but empty building. I like the thought that Heavenly Father makes it His home because He is there. I was also thinking about our bodies being temples. In primary class they would always pound into our brains that our bodies were temples. Now I finally know why. Heavenly Father dwells with us--and that is really what makes our body a temple--Heavenly Father is always with us.

OH OH OH OH OH!! I know what I'm forgetting to tell you!!! I got a free pillow AND a free 3-piece knife set from RCWilley! I just went in and asked for them and they gave them to me for FREE. I didn't realize how much my old pillow was disrupting my sleep! I slept on the new pillow (the FREEEE one!) and did not wake up the entire night! I am so rested and happy. Happy happy happy. Free free free. YAY.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I have never been any good at saying what I want to say in only one word or one sentence. I have never had a talent with words. Making things so short never leaves me fully satisfied :) So here it goes: an explanation of a few of my favorites from my last post.

First. Spring gardening. This is actually a picture of my garden back at home from last year. I wanted to explain that the plant in the front was peppermint, and whenever you touched it to weed it or harvest it you would end up smelling like a peppermint weed for the rest of the night. I never really used that plant, but I liked it! Also, behind the peppermint there are the cutest little sprouts I have ever seen--asparagus. My first attempt at growing asparagus. They never grew big enough to eat! But they were SO INCREDIBLY CUTE. Gardening makes me so happy! It's a big deal.

Second. My favorite instrument is the ukulele. I have NEVER been able to pull another instrument off, but I'm not too shabby at the ukulele. I'm always getting better, but I know I will never go anywhere with it. I am so musically challenged that it's sad. The pictured ukulele is my very own baby, all pineappley and grown up.

C. Longboarding. This is definitely not a picture of me, although I have been thinking of getting a new board. The warm weather makes me anxious to get outside and feel the wind on my face! I am kind of a hopeless longboarder though--I know I will never be any good at that either. I love it though!

Fourth. Out of all of the music on my mp3 and all the music I have heard in my life, I have to say my favorite singer is Tyrone Wells. His music always makes me happy, and it never gets old. I have been to a couple of his concerts, and he always seems like a really nice guy!

Explanation: complete.

In other news, my brand spankin new niece will be born on the 31st or sometime close after. I'm REALLY excited!! The close date makes me miss my sister and Emma a lot. I guess Emma is up and taking a few steps now. I hate not being home when my niece and nephew are growing up. I'm missing all of the fun!

And. I miss my mom.


Saturday, March 19, 2011


most excited for right now (spring gardening).

good times. good times.

favorite food (mom's rolls).

favorite instrument.


where i live.


favorite pass time.

favorite book.


favorite movie. 

favorite artist (tyrone wells).


favorite memories.