Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Today is one of those days when I really just can't believe how lucky blessed I am. Life really is so good. and I could not ask for more. Here are just a few things I am feeling thankful for today:
  • My seminary class. They are awesome and I love teaching them every day. 
  • My family, both the in-laws and the out-laws ;) Really though, I have the best family and I get to see some of them tomorrow! Yippee!
  • My husband. I'm just going to leave it at that to avoid getting too sappy on here.
  • Just kidding... I changed my mind. ;) That husband of mine is seriously the sweetest, cutest, funniest, most selfless person and he makes me so happy I can hardly stand it. I love him. :)
  • My faith. Oh, I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and everything that encompasses... the scriptures, prayer, the Atonement, the gift of the Holy Ghost, everything. It's all true and I am so grateful to know who I am and who I can will become. 
And on a lighter note...
  • Delicious leftovers
  • Chocolate milk
  • Fall
  • Scarves and sweaters (I think I've worn this combination just about every day for a week)
  • Netflix
  • Facetime
  • Apple cider scented candles (my house smells so good)
  • Pinterest (I have so many projects I can't wait to start when I finally have time... which will probably be soon, as in the beginning of November! More on that later...)
  • Mail, especially from missionaries! I just had another friend enter the MTC and I can't wait to write her :)
  • General Conference (I've been trying to listen to a talk every day and I love it)
  • This blog, because it motivates me to write a little more often. I used to be so good at writing in my journal...
  • Etc, etc, etc... I'd write more if I didn't have to go to work. :/
"We can lift ourselves, and others as well, when we refuse to remain in the realm of negative thought and cultivate within our hearts an attitude of gratitude. If ingratitude be numbered among the serious sins, then gratitude takes its place among the noblest of virtues."
-President Thomas S. Monson

Friday, October 5, 2012

October (...Really?)

I really can't believe it is already October. The past few months have been flying by so quickly, probably since life in our neck of the woods has been pretty busy lately. Hence the lack of blog posts. (Like anyone really cares, but hey... leave my ego alone and let me pretend people actually read this :P)

Things are pretty crazy, but life is so good and I feel so blessed. The past few months have been full of lots of challenges -- the main ones being some health problems and juggling a very stressful job and my calling as a seminary teacher -- but I'm grateful to know how to handle them (thanks to the gospel and a good family) and for the opportunity it gives me to improve myself, gain some much-needed patience, and remember that I can't do everything on my own.

The good definitely outweighs that bad though, so let's talk about that instead. :) Seminary is going pretty well! Hopefully my students love coming to class as much as I love teaching it! They are such good kids and I'm really happy to get to teach them. I love that this calling requires so much preparation time since it kind of forces me to study and learn from the scriptures on a whole new, deeper level, and studying with the teaching mindset really helps me see things I might have missed otherwise. We're studying the New Testament this year and I've really, really enjoyed learning so much about my Savior and his life and example. The more I learn about him, the more I love him and appreciate what he did for me. Ah, the gospel is so true! I just love it.

I'm still working full-time at the same job... yup. On the bright side, I have a job. And I am not flipping burgers. Also, I know a lot more about cell phones than I ever thought I would, and just might be turning into a bit of a tech nerd. I'm fighting it though. Fighting hard. ;) It's pretty stressful, especially when I get chewed out all the time by customers who think I am the sole cause of their problems and also have the power to fix them, but oh well... I guess that's how it goes. Sometimes when they are yelling at me I just imagine that I am on a hammock hanging between two palm trees on a beach in Hawaii sipping on pineapple juice with that cute husband of mine. Of course, the nasty customer in question is the one serving me said pineapple juice and anything else my heart desires. Oh and is also giving me a foot massage while they're at it. You know why? Because my feet are extremely ticklish and I have the uncontrollable tendency to kick -- and kick HARD -- whenever someone just brushes my toes. I think you can see where I am going with this. ;)

Work and seminary are definitely the two main things going on in my life now. Y'know, besides being awesome with this guy.

Mystery Canyon

Mesa Temple
I know, I know... pretty much every single post ends with something sappy about that handsome husband of mine. I'll try not to be too nauseating, but seriously... he is awesome and it just keeps on getting better every day. I am really, really lucky blessed. :)

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