Thursday, July 29, 2010

Forgiveness: My Burden Was Made Light

This is one of the most amazing stories I have ever heard. I was brought to tears by the faith of this man, by his love for the Savior, and by his ability to forgive. I can only hope that I can be half of the disciple of Christ that he is. What an amazing example he is to all of us and what a lesson this was for me.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


It seems like it's been forever since I've posted anything, probably because it HAS been forever since I've posted anything. But that's mostly due to the fact that I have a very boring life.
No, really, I do. I work and I go to church, and once in a while, I actually get to go to one of those crazy fun activities that I help plan. But lately, I've been dead to the world because of circumstances that are mostly beyond my control. I hope that changes soon.
You know what I realized today? The summer sky is one of the prettiest things I've ever seen. It's so bright and blue and gorgeous! The only thing better is probably a clear fall sky when all the leaves are changing color and there's a tiny bit of a nip in the air.
Here's something else I realized: I like getting into a warm car. Not a hot car, or a "so hot it will be an oven" car, but a gently warmed car. I really do enjoy it. Bizarre, I know.
Hmm, what else.... I miss Carly. I know, I hasn't even been a month since I last saw her, but when you spend any extended amount of time with that little munchkin, she takes a hold of your heart and any time away from her is sad. On the upside, her family is moving in a few weeks and thanks to a week in move out/move in dates, they are crashing at our place for a week! YAY!!!!!! And it's almost Carly's first birthday. I KNOW. One year already, isn't that nuts? I still don't have a present for her, so I need to get up on that.
Umm....we just passed the 5 month til Christmas mark, so get your shopping started, time's a ticking away! Does anybody else automatically think of Christmas whenever it's the 25th, or is that just me?
I miss my siblings (yes, Erin, this means you too). I have seen them sporatically this summer, but we always have so much fun tpgether and I'm all alone at the house right now, and Jenny was right, being the only child isn't that great! Not that I don't love my parents, because I do a lot. But siblings are special, and I want mine back!
Ok, here's a confession: I have zero self control. Ok, not all the time, but when it comes to certain things (ie. dvds, books, music) I am the weakest link. Amazon and ebay are my best friends....and my worst enemies. I need to block those sites from my computer just so I won't buy anything else! But that little voice gets into my head and says, "It's ok, you just got paid. You can afford it." And that is all true, but it's a terrible habit to have! How do I stop it???
Well, hope you've all enjoyed my rambling catch-up today. Maybe I'll actually have a themed post sometime soon.
But maybe not.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our True Identity

I promise I won't always post movies on here, but this one is a must. This was so amazing, and exactly what I needed today. I love President Uchtdorf, not just because he's German and has a really cool accent, but the spirit that always surrounds him, and the power with which he addresses us always strikes me to the core. This message is so important and I wish that more people realized how much potential we really have. Love you!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


I know, I know, I'm not a mother. In fact, I'm nowhere close to it at this point in my life. But I was looking around for some morning inspiration on the LDS website and I came across this video. As a huge fan of videos in general and someone with a strong affinity for youtube, I was helpless to resist. And I am so glad that I did. I brought tears to my eyes and filled my soul with such peace. I am not a mother yet, but I know that motherhood is a divine calling and that there is a special place in the Lord's heart for the mothers in Zion.

Motherhood: An Eternal Partnership with God