Wednesday, May 29, 2013

See You Later, Kaitlin!

One of my very best friends left to the MTC today... Gosh I am so excited for her. She is going to do absolutely amazing. Her farewell talk alone was one of the best I've ever heard.

We had the opportunity last night to go over and help her pack her things. It's crazy that that will be me in only 40 days. The days go by so fast now.

Her darling mom gave us all a little pep talk since we all will be leaving shortly behind Kaitlin and her words will never leave my memory...

We are entering the Lord's army. This is a battle and we are heading straight towards the front lines. We will get doors slammed in our faces, we'll get spit at and pushed around, but we're fighting hard for what we know to be true. It will be the hardest of times, and the best of times.

A great comfort I have, is that I will be out there with my sisters doing the exact same thing they are. All 3 of us have grown up together and supported each other all through junior high and high school, and we'll still be there for each other through this whole new adventure- just spread out through the world. We have TONS of friends that will all be out in the field at the exact same time and I can't tell you how exciting that is.

As our last goodbye Eliza said a little prayer on Kait's front porch. A moment i'll never forget <3

My heart can't wait for the day when we all return home reunited and share the wonderful experiences that all of us will have.

Kait is going to Reno, and I am not worried about her one bit. She's the type of person that I'm worried about being WITHOUT her. The people of Reno are extremely blessed and I know they are in great hands.

Good luck, Kaitlin. And also good luck to Kyle Barber, Kyle Bradley, and Kaden Howell. They all left today as well. Kaden is in my ward and so i'm the only one left waiting to leave.

I'm next. :):) Oh boy:)
At her farewell.. hahah

Saying our goodbyes :'(
This is Kait heading out! She was welcomed by my good friend Chloe Schooley who has already been in the MTC for a few weeks. EVERYONE is in the MTC:) It's gotta be a party! haha :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mission Pictures!!

I have some amazing friends-- and for the next 18 months, we will be ALLLL over the world. We decided to get some mission pictures together before my dear Kaitlin leaves to the MTC in a week. So ecstatic for her :) Here are the results! My brother took them and I think they turned out fan-freaking-TASTIC.

Love these girls!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I LOVE To See The Temple

I went inside on Thursday!

It was such a beautiful day- one that I will never forget!

My parents, brothers and sister-in-laws that live here close and our good family friends all came to support me this day and I wouldn't have had it any other way!

The temple is a beautiful place and I encourage all to go as much as you can.. I've already been twice and it hasn't even been a week! <3

I received my endowment at the Bountiful temple- my favorite temple here in Utah. My wonderful brother got some pictures afterwards!

Going in really was like coming home. No doubt about it that it is the Lord's house. Miracles happen there every day.

As my best friend on his mission once wrote me:

 "The temple is the best place ever. If I could, I would just buy a white body pillow, jump in it, and lay down somewhere in the temple (no one would see me) and live there forever. I could just read my scriptures and be fed by spirit-food." 

I now completely understand what he means <3