Monday, August 22, 2011


I don't really update my blog very often... so I thought today would be a good day to do this. I am still working for the Utah Department of Health. We are going back to working five 8 hour days. With the approval of my boss, I started working them two weeks ago. I love it! I feel like there is more time in the day to get things done.

I am back in the family Ward now and am serving as 1st counselor in the Primary Presidency. This calling is seriously fun! I am loving every minute of it. Our Primary is so small, about 15-20 kids come each week. I think we have about 30 kids total. I love it!

I am still going to school. I have a 3.97 GPA. The A- from my Astronomy class brought me down. I love learning!

I mostly spend time with my family these days. I am working on not running faster than I have strength... so I pretty much just work, go to school, serve in the church, and be with my family. Who could ask for anything more?

Monday, January 24, 2011

My Calling

What a tender mercy I had today from the Lord. I have had a rough day yesterday and today with my calling. Nothing to do with my sisters, but to do with how I am doing as a President. I have felt the love that the Lord has for all of His daughters, particularly for those in Hooper. My heart aches when sisters leave our Ward, whether it is because they are getting married or just feel like the Singles Ward isn't right for them right now. We have a sister getting married this Saturday that I have truly loved getting to know. I am going to miss her greatly. She is a jewel! I am grateful for our friendship, I know it's eternal. My heart is heavy for those Sisters who struggle, whatever their situation is. I wish that I could reach out and give each of them a huge hug from the Lord. Why am I having a rough day you ask? My heart is heavy with concern for my dear Sisters that have significant troubles they are facing right now. I feel like (on the Stake level) I am doing everything wrong, when in my heart I know what I am doing is right with my calling. My mom and I had a great talk last night about things. She was great to help me see things in a different light. I love my parents!! I had not talked to my Dad though, and was wanting to talk to him about my experience yesterday. I knew he was teaching school and too busy to talk at that moment. So, I was praying in my car on the way to work thinking about Sisters and experiences I have had, and my heart sobbed. I started to cry and who should call at that very moment but my Dad! I had a great talk with him and told him how the Lord showed me a tender mercy today by prompting him to call me. How many tender mercies do I overlook in a day?! I feel much better, and not only did I have a good talk with my Dad, I had an excellent talk with my Father in Heaven. He has blessed me with comfort and let me feel of His individual love for me. What a great day! ;o)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Errol Flynn & Olivia de Havilland

Lately I have been watching Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland movies with mom, and all I can say is "where have they been all my life?" So far we have just seen two of their seven movies together (The Adventures of Robin Hood, and Captain Blood). Now, any fan of the movie Goonies would recognize Errol Flynn in Captain Blood, for that is the movie Sloth is watching when Chunk meets him.
Now, I know that Errol is dead, and that he was not a very good guy in real life, but man is he good looking! And Olivia de Havilland emulates innocence. Together they are a perfect pair. These movies have sparked a new love for me. I love older movies!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Temple Anniversary

Today marks my 10 year anniversary for going to the Temple. I love the temple! If I were to pick my favorite, I would say Ogden, because that is where it all started for me 10 years ago today. With that said, I truly love all the temples, because no matter where you go you get the same feeling inside. I am so grateful for the covenants and promises that I have made with the Lord. Grateful for His blessings to me. It's a happy day~

Monday, January 3, 2011

Florida Trip

More information on this trip will come as soon as Kaija and I swap all our photos. Stay tuned~