Saturday, July 31, 2010

Insignificant Dot

It seems that Satan has been working extra hard lately to
make me feel insignificant.
And sadly, he has been succeeding.

Is it just me that feels totally small
compared to all the important things in the world?!

I'm just minuscule dot here on earth,
living with bigger and more important dots,
on a planet that is a dot among
numberless other planets.
Dang you, Satan.


But somehow I know that Heavenly Father cares about my dot
because he answers my prayers.
Today it came by the way of the Ensign.
One of my goals this summer was to read one Conference talk a week.
Today I read this one:
Your Happily Ever After
by Dieter F. Uchtdorf from the
General Young Women Meeting 2010.
(He's one of my favs.)

"Be Strong and of Good Courage.
You are truly Royal Spirit Daughters of Almighty God.
You are Princesses, destined to become Queens.
Your own wondrous story has already begun.
Your 'Once Upon a Time' is now."


I think that the times that I am working really hard
for personal guidance and answers,
Satan tricks me into belittling myself.
Again- Dang you, Satan!

I've seen this video quite a few times, as I'm sure that everyone has,
but I have recently just finished
the Book of Mormon and the D&C/Pearl of Great Price.
And I wanted to add my testimony to Elder Hollands.
Yup, they're true.
& Heavenly Fathers cares about all his "dots"
Simple as that...





I feel like lately all I have been posting about is Churchy stuff.
But it just happens to be that a lot of Churchy
stuff has been happening to/around me.
Maybe it's always that way
and I just recently have been paying more attention to it.
I don't know...

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Farewell

He's about to begin his
Best Two Years.
{ Farewell Luncheon- July 11, 2010 }

He's my Best Friend.
We met in the 7th Grade.
We were in the same cooking group in TLC class.
One day, it was just the two of us in the group.
We baked a Peach Pie.
Between the two of us, we ate the whole thing.
We've been friends ever since.

It wasn't until High School, however, that we became Best Friends.
By Senior Year, we were basically inseparable.

Sometimes we have whole conversations in our "code"
which is basically inside jokes that no one else understands.
(I think that some people- okay, most people find it annoying.)
When we aren't laughing at old jokes,
we're constantly making new ones.

I'm going to miss the laughs.
I'm going to miss the jokes.
I'm going to miss the secret handshake.
I'm going to miss the trips.
I'm going to miss the support.
I'm going to miss the advice.
I'm going to miss the conversations.
I'm going to miss him...

But I know that San Jose is the place where he needs to be.

I'm proud to call him my friend.
He's going to be an amazing missionary
because he's an amazing person.
When he gets back things will be different,
but we'll be friends through the eternities, I'm sure.

What's 2 years in the grand scheme of things?

Good Luck, Elder Bunker!

{ Some of the many favorite memories from the years past }
{ First FCCLA Trip }

{ Student Government Sophomore Year }

{Watching the Summer Olympics 2008 }

{ Summer 2008}

{ Tennis 2008 }

{ A Very CHEESY "Happy 18th Birthday" to Me }

{ Homecoming 2008 }

{ "Blast From the Past" Day. I blasted to the 80's.
Ammon blasted clear back to the Caveman days.}

{ Youth City Council trip to the State Capitol 2009 }

{ One of the many, many trips to the "O.G." }

{ Trips to St. George }

{ Sweethearts Dance 2009 }

{ Pro Start Cooking Competition }

{Ammon always insisted on wearing the "special apron" }

{ Sterling Scholar Competition 2009 }

{ Last Day of High School at the Seminary BBQ }

{ Fire Parties }

{ Nashville, TN. FCCLA Nationals 2009 }

{ FCCLA Silver Medalists}

{ Underage Gangsters }

{ Couldn't stop laughing in those meetings...}


{ "All Access Pass High Five!" }

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Check it :)

My profile on Mormon.org

"When we received the special blessing of knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and took upon ourselves the name of Christ by entering the waters of baptism, we also accepted the
obligation to share the gospel with others."
-L. Tom Perry

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful for...

my Mom.

I've recently found some really old boxes.
They're filled with old pictures and trinkets from when I was little
or even from before I was born.

But when I was looking through these boxes
I found a box that was hidden behind the others,
wrapped in a plastic bag.

JACKPOT

The box contained all sorts of treasures from my Mom's teen years.
Young Woman & Youth Conference Handouts,
High School Awards & her Diploma,
Journal Entries,
Pictures,
& so forth.

I found this little gem.
She wrote it when she was 16.

July 9, 1975
{ Almost 35 years ago to the exact date }
Goals- Temple Marriage
Moral Cleanliness
Good Church Activity
Keep the Commandments
Date Person with Same Ideals and Standards.

I bet that she didn't know at the time what a significant affect
these goals would have in her life and
the life of her future family.
This includes not only her own kids' lives,
but her grandchild's as well.


I'm thankful that my Mom kept her goals
and instilled in me the same standards.


I have been blessed with a mom the same as the
Stripling Warriors were

Alma 56: 47-48
"...Yea, they had been taught by their mothers,
that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them.
And they rehearsed unto me the words of their mothers, saying:
We do not doubt our mothers knew it."


My Mom Knew {Knows} It.

Thanks for sticking to your standards and

your knowledge of the truth of the gospel, Mom.
Thanks for teaching me.
I love you.

{My Mom (third from the left) with her friends at a
Daddy-Daughter Date, 1970}



Monday, July 5, 2010

The 4th..err, I mean the 5th of July

{At the Parade}

Happy 4th & 5th of July!
Things I love about the 4th:
The Parade
Family Traditions
Fireworks
BBQs
Sparklers
Watching "A Capitol Fourth"
All the Patriotism

Gotta Love the USA!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Weekend Trip

This weekend I took a trip with my two best friends,
Ammon Bunker & Dorothy Peacock,
to
We expected it to be way crowded since it was a
holiday weekend but, surprisingly it wasn't.
We didn't wait any more than 5 minutes in a line.
And the weather was perfect!
I only got two pictures taken.
LAAAMMMEEE!
I guess I was too busy having fun to worry about pictures.
And honestly,
after we rode Rattle Snake Rapids a few times,
I'm not sure how flattering those picture would have turned out.
We were a sight to see...
.

{Ammon enjoying the ride...}
We also got some shopping done,
visited temple square,
ate far too much
and
laughed our guts out.

We had a ton of fun.
I'm glad that we got to go on one last trip together
before Ammon leaves on his mission.
Good Memories...