Saturday, November 19, 2011

I'm going to share something with you

The lovely Pinterest is like an endless magazine with everything in it. I could look at it all day. So could my roommates. For Lindsay's birthday party we're having a game night with cupcakes! She found a great recipe for tie dyed cupcakes. So, I'll share with you how to make them (if you haven't already found them on the endless magazine)!

First thing to do is make the Vanilla Cake mix as directed: 1 cup of water, 1/2 of oil, and 3 eggs. Mix together and then separate into however many bowls of colors you want. We did 5: green, blue, yellow, pink, and purple. We kept it on the light side so we put 3 drops of each color into each bowl of cake mix.

So you take a spoon full of each and just pile them on top of each other.
Do NOT stir them together. When they bake it will move around

This was the finished product. How fun and simple!!

We also made Dr Pepper cupcakes. I'm obsessed with
DP so I'm excited for these ones. There
are so many different ways you can make these
so just google the recipe or go to Pinterest.  
If you guys try any of these, let me know!

Good day!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

They're good... real good

The advertisement business does bad things to me. I have never realized how much random things are floating out there; on pinterest, facebook, pandora. As I was listening away on Pandora, Zales was advertising wedding rings. It was late, homework was done, so I click on it.

I found my ring. So take notes, guys. Or girls. So if he doesn't do this blogging thing, you can tell him this is what I want. Oh and tell him to start saving up.

1 CT. T.W. Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold - Zales
Is it too much to ask for? Oh man it's beautiful. 
So moral of the story, don't fall into advertisements. That is their job, yes. But I can't do this to myself!!

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is... not this wedding ring. I want advertisements not be so intriguing.

That's all.

Con mucho amor (I oddly want to pick up on Spanish).

Friday, November 11, 2011

They're always right

Today as I was walking to class I realized I totally looked like a sister missionary (during winter time). Pea coat with a big scarf. Hey, at least I'll be a good looking missionary right? Oh and I shouldn't be sorry for posting about the Church all the time but you know, I am preparing to serve the Lord so I sort of live my life around the Gospel-- like we all should if we aren't even preparing to serve a mission. Right?

After I was baptized, the Elders asked me if I would go with them to talk to a girl that was less active. I was all over that opportunity. Afterwards, they gave me this:

They were so right!
They are right, people. About the Gospel and about my future as a missionary! Bah I can't wait. After walking home (looking like a missionary) I saw a friend and I shared my exciting news with her and then she asked me about my "story." Well, I actually had my conversion story printed off and was in my backpack. I gave it to her and told her to read it.

I am so good.

Here I am with my Future Missionary badge on:

Totally look like a missionary huh (not the best picture quality,
I took it with my phone)? Oh and Edward wanted to be
in the picture, too.
Have a wonderful weekend! I know I will + lots of sleep!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Proud of it, baby!

If you haven't read on my Facebook yet, four years ago today I was baptized. It seems like I have been a member for more than four years.

A lot has happened in four years being a member. It has been the hardest, yet best time of my life. I feel like Satan is nagging at me more and I have to work harder to get him to leave. Through those trials and nagging moments, I have built a bond with our Heavenly Father of trust and love. Kneeling to pray is the time I can feel His love the most. I often take it for granted. I try and take a few minutes in my prayers expressing gratitude towards the blessings I have received and for all my knowledge I have learned.

I was talking to a friend today. I was telling him how I used to do anything to get away from the missionaries. I am so humiliated to say admit that. I used to have the hardest time accepting the Temple. Through the last four years I have had many questions asked to me about the Church. Some I can't answer but some I can. The ones I can't though get my frustrated-- people criticize me for not knowing. Well guess what? I'm still learning and will continue to do so for the rest of my life. I have faith that everything is the way it's supposed to be. No matter what. The Church is my foundation and is what keeps me who I am today. The missionaries are the best people out there-- literally. Oh and I love the Temple. It's the most perfect place to be.

I have met the most incredible people by joining the Church. Some who will be in my life forever. I couldn't have asked for better missionaries. They were always straight forward, knew how to explain in a way I could understand, and were like brothers I never had. I still talk to them on a regular basis and hope that never changes.

I remember my baptism like it was yesterday. Actually, right around this time (4:30), I was getting ready for it. I was freaking out; I was going to be "re-dunked" over and over, I was going to fall backwards. Well Ron made my worries go away. We practiced for a good twenty minutes on what to do. It was great.

After I was baptized and confirmed, I had people leave my life for the choice I made. Do I miss them? Oh yes. It happens though. People come and go. I wouldn't change it for anything. If I had to, I would go through every single thing a million times fold.

Four years ago, I would have never thought I would be here. I never thought I would be serving a mission. I am and I couldn't be more excited. I can't wait to show those people who are ready the happiness and joy they are in store for.

Elder Carver, Me, Elder Trubey, and Elder Newsom

I look a lot different. Good thing; that's a horrid picture of me! Again, Elder Carver and Elder Trubey (Elder Newsom was only there for a few weeks but I still enjoyed him being there) are the best! Whoever had the chance to meet them are lucky!

The Book is blue.
The Church is true.
And God is Mormon.
                     - Elder [Josh] Trubey (told me that in his testimony-- I'm sure a lot of people say it?)

Happy Baptism Anniversary to me!

P.S. When I will have been baptized for 23 years, I'll still be celebrating. Just saying.

Monday, November 7, 2011

He has done it once again

Michael Buble will always have my heart. Sorry future husband, you have to share. You okay with that? You should be. It'll all work out. Plus, you'll be the one who has me for eternity. So it's a win win.

Have you guys heard his Christmas album? If you haven't, take a trip to Wal-Mart and purchase this fine CD. You wont regret it at all. You might get blessings from buying it. Just listen to it on Youtube and you'll be putting your shoes on in the middle of the first song.

This is my favorite song from this Christmas album (track 5 I believe):

Do you love it? I thought you would.

Enjoy it. Oh and p to the s. It's a big deal that I'm listening to it right now. I usually don't listen to it until December. Thanksgiving is pushing it.

Have a holly jolly... day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Gosh! Sorry guys for not blogging for awhile (like anyone is really sad that I haven't blogged). I have been so busy with school with homework and everything. I'll give you updates on what's going on.

So quick story. On Wednesday I had a dentist appointment and while I was there they informed me that they need to take out my left upper wisdom tooth. Weird? Yeah, well I have an under bite so my bottom ones came in perfectly and the top right? She didn't say anything and I don't ask the boss questions. 

Halloween was fun! I didn't go to the Howl. Instead, I stayed home, did laundry and did homework. Then on Halloween night, I went trick or treating. Yeahhh! I didn't get as much as I used to but I got enough to last. I gave some to my sister because you know, candy is awful for you teeth, guys. You flossing? I am. 

While I was on the lovely Loratab (no judgment right?) Aubrie made sure to write down things I said. I'll make that for a later post because I have two more appointments that might require more tabbies.

We Aubrie made a bucket list for our little get together and we did succeed at most of them. 
  • Nertz-- we substituted this for guitar hero and rock band
  • Photoshoot
  • Temple
  • The play Les Miserables 
  • Color water ballooning... fail
  • Drive up the canyon... fail. Stupid landslide. 
I didn't take pictures of any guitar hero or rock band for proof but believe me we got our share of it. 

I will now let you look at the pictures. We took over a 100 pictures Friday night and Saturday. These are my favorites. 

We took many pictures while listening to Aubs play
the Piano. We're good listeners. And we look good doing

Chili's baby back ribs.... barbecue sauce. People were
looking at me like I was crazy. I was a little out
of it. Not crazy.

Kenzuh, Maruh, and Aubruh. Yes, being part of the "uh" club
is high maintenance. 

Stupid pockets hanging out. Here's some of the photoshoot.
If it weren't snowing outside, some would be outside.

Oh I love this picture.

We decided to go visit Narnia

Good friends make their friends Mickey Mouse pancakes.
Oh and mango orange juice. Mmm.

Us Southern Utah folks are quite blessed to have
such a beautiful Temple near us.

Do I need to say anything about this one?

Best place on the entire planet. 

Why yes! Yes it does look like Aubrie is floating.
We thought the same thing. 

Blonde, brunette, and red heads! Yee yeah!

Halloween night. Yes, last minute costume for me. 

At the play. Les Miseerables. Amazing!
Best jumping picture!
Well that is all. I will try and be more active in blogging. I'm practically done with one class because I am done with the blasted research paper. Now a few projects, papers, and reading assignments and another semester is accomplished. 

[Mission papers are coming along. I have two more dentist appointments and then my physical. After that, attach my picture and it be on its way-- thanks for all of your guys' support. Wouldn't be here without you guys.]