Me, Myself and I

Monday, July 27, 2015

Time Flies Like an Arrow. Fruit Flies like a Banana.

Time truly does fly so quickly! I've been in Alaska since the very beginning of May and now I'm on the down hill of going back to Utah! Where did the summer go?!

I have so many favorite memories, experiences and blessings that have occurred over the past couple months and it would take ages to name them all but I wanted to point out a few of my favorites:

Rusty B.
He melts my heart quicker then butter on warm gluten-free bread.
He makes me laugh so SO so much.
He stresses me out when he tries to jump off couches, trampolines and tree-houses.
He goes to church with me every single Sunday and sings the songs with me.
He screams like a girl whenever you splash water on him. (Whoops..)
He runs up to me at the most random times. Hugs my neck really REALLY tight
and tells me that he loves me.
Reilly Sue Sue.
She is my sensitive angel princess.
She is the creative storyteller who will play games with me for hours.
She is the cat-whisperer and animal activist.
She is the shy yet adventurous girl who looks for ways to have more fun.
She is the only one who can read my emotions and ask me thought provoking questions.
She takes care of everyone. Always.
She starts laughing really hard and you just start laughing because of her laugh.
She is my heart.
Regan "Sweetie Plum."
Her quick wit will have you rolling on the floor from laughter.
Her spontaneous personality is wanted by everyone in order to have a good time.

Her compliments are said in statement form.
You can never doubt that she's telling the truth.
Her desire to be "the cool cat" is just a mask for her "sweetie plum" heart.
Her acceptance of you is long-lasting. Once you're "in," you're "in."
Her hugs are enveloping and so pure.

 I love being a Nanny in Alaska.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Finding A Home in Homer

Of course I should be in bed at least 30 minutes ago but there is something satisfying about being the only person awake in a home filled with so many people.

I need to share photos and I want to share but right now, I just wanted to comment on something swirling around my brain for the past couple of days:

1) What is a HOME? Countless songs, poems, stories and desires of individuals all collide around the singular thought of home. Is home "where the heart is?" Is home an actual physical place that exists where our parents or caregivers reside? How do you know if you're home? Well, through a series of unfortunate events, I've began a quest of finding "my home." A tender mercy that the Lord has granted me would have to be my summer plans of living in Alaska! Wowie oh wow! God is good. Another place that I always feel at home is within the temple. Like I said, God is good.

I'm grateful for homes and I'm especially grateful that God wants us to each seek to find our "homes" so that we can better recognize that feeling for when He takes us back to our original home.

One more time: God is good.

Monday, March 2, 2015

e·piph·a·ny

There are so many things that I could repeat on a daily basis but the only thing that I want to say today is this:


  • Literally, the ONLY way to have absolute JOY is through Jesus Christ
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true.
  • Do not take counsel from your FEARS.


Thanks for listening to my epiphany!


Monday, January 26, 2015

Tender Mercies

It's interesting to think about the different places that we each receive our inspiration.
I usually just jump on the band-wagon and copy all my friends...

But today, I really wanted to just express my absolute gratitude!
The point is, I could start a "Tender Mercies" Blog and have something to post 
EVERY DAY.

That is how much the Lord has been watching out for me!
 I don't know if I just never noticed before...
But I am definitely aware of sooooo many great things that I just want to shout them from the rooftops!

1) I got to serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2) I survived 18 months! (Hardy har har... hard hard.)
3) I'm now at college again! Taking wonderful classes that I love!
4) I have my own room even though I pay less for a shared-room! (Woot!)
5) All my roommates are saints.
6) My scholarship that hadn't lasted through my mission has been blown out of the water by some miraculous grants that God (or the "Grant Fairies") have blessed me with
7) The laundry at my apartment is now FREE! (And believe me... it adds up!)
8) My counselor from before my mission is still available so she's helping me overcome difficulties
9) My mentoring job is literally the best job for me in the WoRLd! I love it!
10) Even though I'm alone, I'm not lonely. That has been the greatest tender mercy... 
PEACE.
I promise that if you start counting your blessings, you will be overwhelmed.

The greatest blessing that I have is my relationship & testimony of Jesus Christ. 
He's so real! 
He's sooooooooooo loving & caring & willing. 
I am so grateful.

And to end it all... A photo that still has me laughing:

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Wedding Bliss

I've decided that one of the most thrilling, beautiful and perfect experiences that a girl can have is this:
Watching one of her best friends get sealed in the temple to her fiancé.
It is amazing.
The romantic and heartfelt moment when they walked out
She's beautiful.
Her face when she saw me for the first time!!
Chesney & I
Soooooo much kissing. Hah!
My little babies are growing up!
Ahhh. My other family. xoxo
Bridesmaids. How beautiful is Maika?! Ahh
Their faces! So much love.
You know that's right! Included in the slideshow!
This lady. My mom/grandma/friend and loving example.
The fantastic table decorations that Chesney made!
One of my favorite moments! Brother got to Skype from his mission in Mexico!
Dancing. To their beautiful wedding song.
Cheek exercise from hurting so much. Right before the Daddy-Daughter Dance. 
This is Aaron's sweet Papa. My favorite moment of the night was looking over at him during the Mother-Son Dance and he had tears in his eyes. 
Traditions....
Running through the bubbles! Their faces are priceless.
Goodbye Mr. & Mrs. Virgin! 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Change.

I love my friends.
My mom always tells me the story of my baby blessing.
Apparently, it was said that friends would be number one priority for me.
Silly, but so true.
I don't know what I would do without all my FANTASTIC friends.
Change is inevitable but it can still be a tad difficult.
Netty Nutster is on her mission and doing great things.
Mykakaka is planning her wedding and I'm SO excited for her.
Isn't it weird-ish?
All this change.
But something I always know...
God is in charge and
LIFE IS GREAT.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Daily Truths

I love this blog.
I feel like each "compliment" speaks directly to my heart.
These are just a few that have connected with my lately.

Monday, February 25, 2013

These People I Know.

There are a lot of people in this world 
but thankfully, God gave me my friends.
I have no idea where I would be without my mexican soul sister.
we've had a few good times, I guess.  
My mentoring group is my soul support at college.
I'd probably be headed for a math degree or ever worse, without them. 
MY DEAREST KAKA got engaged.
To her best friend and lover.
Ahhh how happy I am for her. 
Oh Little Black Foot.
Oh Netty Nut.
No words could ever fully express my appreciation for you in my life.
xoxoxo