Sunday, February 27, 2011

Flipped the switch :)

I just have to say... My emotions are always extreme.
Yesterday I was a mess.
Today, I am happy :)
I am so grateful for my friends that are here for me.
I am grateful that I could realize that the first thing that needed to happen to be happy, was for me to BE happy!
I am grateful for all of the time I have to clean, and organize, and do fun things for other people.
I am grateful for telephones that can make the distance from one side of the world to the other seem like nothing.
I am grateful for others who give me advice and tell me exactly what I need to hear, although I normally already know it, it REALLY helps to HEAR someone else say it.
I am grateful for my mission and the chance I had to meet the people I did.
I am grateful to be back home and the chance I have to prove how much I really did learn.
I am grateful for surprises.. even when it is me that is giving them.
I am grateful for how comfortable things are when friends get together, that have been friends for almost 1o years.
I am grateful for other halves... although I have not found my other, I am happy for those that have.
I am grateful for butterflies in my tummy.
I am grateful for fleece blankets!
I am grateful for music, especially when the lyrics describe exactly how you are feeling :)
I am grateful for others, people that I can look up to, that I can learn from, that help me to STRIVE to be a better person.
I am grateful for alllll of my many blessings. I know I am so blessed and don't have any reason to let life get me down.
So.. just wanted to throw a big thank you out to those who love me. and help me. and support me. annnnd hang out with me :)

Amy, Kelsey, Me...

Ryan, Lindsey, Kenny, Stephen, Amy, Jake

Jake, Me, Tanner, Kelsey, Courtney...
All playing Battle of the Sexes.

[oh how great friends and family make the biggest difference ever!]
p.s... it is now 3:00 am, and I will be heading up to bed because my hands are FROZEN... I also have to wake up in 2 and a half hours...
oh how I love when inspiration comes.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Well.. way up and way down.

The ups... Already hit the slopes with my friend Ryan :)
and the downs... me.. right now...

I am sure hardly anybody reads this anyway, BUT:
It is a Friday night and I am sitting at home-
FULL of emotions.
I am excited to be home.
I LOVE seeing my family [however I did forget how we have little
problems, all of the time]
I love seeing the mountains.
I love texting, facebook and listening to MuSiC!!
I am freezing, but I love snuggling up in a blankie to get warm :)
I have found out who my friends really are..
and that I don't have very many.
Everything is exactly the same, but completely different.
I am lonely.
I am lost.
I miss my friends in Brazil.
I miss always having spiritual experiences.
I miss having my life organized and planned out for me.
I am a mess, behind a smiling face.
I am full of tears, trying to not let them escape.
I need to make goals, and put into practice all that I have learned.
I need to be a [better person.]
I need to be happy with who I am, what I have, and not want others lives.
I need to have patience and rely on my faith that
I know everything will work out how it is supposed to.

Here is an inspiring quote from our beloved prophet Gordon B. Hinckley:
"It isn't as bad as you think it is. It all works out! Don't worry, I say that to myself every morning. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, he WILL hear our prayers."

Thursday, February 17, 2011

I am home!

The snowstorm welcomed me home! :)

Well... I dont have much to say...

My mission was amazing! And it is hard to believe it is over. I will share more experiences throughout the year.. (Sorry this hasnt been updated forever!)

I am home now.. and completely lost, unorganized, dont have anything that I had before, including clothes that fit nicely!

I am sure things will work out after a couple of weeks...

But.. Just wanted to thank you all for being my friends! haha

My homecoming will be Sunday at 1:00 at my church in Kaysville. 1520 S 200 E (On the frontage road, by Ponds Park.....) You are all invited and welcome over to my house after :)

Well.. wish me luck getting back into the blogging, facebooking, texting, music, movies, dating (I will REALLy need luck with that!) nOrMaL life... :)