Friday, October 22, 2010

The Way

Everyone gets overwhelmed with the stress of life and the business that sometimes seems unbearable. I have experienced this quite a bit this semester. I'm taking a large load of classes, which includes Human Anatomy. For those who have taken this class- you know what I mean. I am struggling to enjoy my job. I have just found out that I tore my ACL again, that I just got fixed in December. Along with this I have to decide if and when I am going to have surgery. And on top of all of this, I am living 45 minutes from my sweet, supportive, and comforting best friend, Rob.

Each Friday I come down to SL with Rob and do homework while he is in class. As a part of my routine I get my computer out, check my email, and of course facebook. Today was not like all of the other Fridays. What I found was so much more. This week has been a challenging one for more than just myself, but for some that I love as well. On facebook a sweet friend posted a video/mormon message that she has found comfort in when she is struggling. I watched it and was overcome with peace and assurance. It's called "Good Things to Come" by Elder Holland, and you can find it at this address:

Then to my great surprise I received an email from my anatomy professor. She expressed her understanding of the stress we are experiencing not only with this class, but with life. She shared another video that brought me comfort. It's called "Christ's True Mercy" also by Elder Holland. You can watch it at this site:

One thing particularly that hit me from this video was the quote saying,
"He knows the way, because He IS the way."

We may feel overwhelmed with stress, with demands and expectations others have for us, the business of life, and many other things, but it is important to know that we can always find comfort in our Savior, Jesus Christ. He knows what to do and how to get there because it is through him that it is possible.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I have recently been reminded of/discovered a quote by President Hinckley that has given me strength through my trying times. I absolutely love this man and am so grateful for all he did as President of the church, and the example he was to me. He said:

"If Life Gets Too Hard to Stand, Kneel." - President Hinckley

Fall is in the Air

If you couldn't tell... I sure like posting pictures, and not only posting them, but taking them! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Well, Fall is in the air! Last Sunday Rob and I went to Gardner Village with his family to walk around and take some pictures. There's not much else to say... so enjoy them!
We were missing our pitch forks to make this picture complete...
Exposing you to our crazy, weird, wild sides. We have too much fun sometimes.

We've been caught! We kind of like each other...

Monday, October 11, 2010

A BYU Miracle!

A great surprise this weekend! We got to sit on the 4th row in the North end zone at the football game on Saturday, and this isn't the only great surprise! We won!!! It was a football miracle. A good game, good seats, football, BYU, EFY friends, and my wonderful boyfriend made a great Saturday night complete!
I sure do love all of these people!
The fellow right here is a special one... can you tell?
1 Goofy Boy + 1 Goofy Girl= The Perfect Pair!

Celebrating Early!

I've never been a huge fan of Halloween. I don't like dressing up, I don't like scary movies, I don't like Haunted Houses, I don't like the dark, I don't like monsters.... I guess Halloween and I just weren't meant to be. But there are a few things that I DO like about Halloween! I like carving pumpkins, I like eating candy, and I like doing these things with friends, and a special boy:)
Kaitlin and Jordan were kind enough to invite a bunch of us over for a group date to celebrate Halloween a little early! We made homemade pizza which was incredible, carved pumpkins, dug through pumpkin guts to save the seeds for a delicious treat later, and we even had a donut eating contest which got messy!
Rob and I put our creative minds to work, and we ended up with a pirate!
Enjoying our pumpkin a little more... oh, and we also enjoyed Matt too :)
You just couldn't see the eye patch from far away, so here is a close up for you to admire! Rob sure does carve a mean eye patch!

We had so much fun with Kaitlin, Audge, Emily, and their husbands! We had so much fun that we are thinking of making this a holiday tradition! Getting together to celebrate each holiday with these friends is just heaven on Earth! Sure do love you guys! Thanks for a great weekend.