Tuesday, June 5, 2012

See you in 1.5

As long as I can remember, I've always hated the term "goodbye." It's just too sad. It has always been see you later. Over the weekend, I had to say just that to my sisters Lydia and Candace. Lydia and her kids were at the St. George Rec. Center so I had to hurry and say my "goodbye's" to the kids before they wanted to jump right back into the pool. Daniel and Sophia, I think, are too young to know what's really going on. However, Sadie and Alexis knew and they kept giving me hugs. Lydia told me not to cry because she would start crying. Well needless to say, we both started crying. I'll see them in a short 18 months. Lydia reassured me and told me, "you're going to change lives, Mary. They're going to say, 'remember that girl who knocked on our door?'" I love her. She always knows how to make me feel better. Then my sister Candace reassured me that she is always there for me-- that she will do anything if I need her and all I have to do is ask. We were outside saying bye and I swear I was getting dehydrated by the second (remember? I was in St George). I love my two older sisters. I'm glad I have their support.

Yesterday I had to say bye to some good friends along with Jessica and my twin sister Jennifer. I'm going to miss Jessica so much. She came over and I couldn't stop hugging her-- I'm glad she's going to write me. I don't want to miss a minute of her life. I hope all the best for her and I can't wait to come back and talk about all that has changed. Then there's Jennifer. She's my other half (it's a twin thing). It's the hardest thing to do! Kaylie Johnson, give me pointers (write them to me because I won't see the comment on this till I'm back ha.)? I love Jennifer and I have become closer with her since she's had her sweet little boy, Jude. I'm going to miss her tremendously. 

Last night was a fun night! The Myers' invited me and some of our friends to go shooting with them along with hot dogs and s'mores. Mmm. They were delicious. Then afterwards, we watched my last movie! Fun with Dick and Jane. I always forget how hilarious that movie is.

Well, I'll see you all later. My great friend Mackenzie is going to be in charge of my blog! She'll be posting my weekly e-mails on here.

Thank you, all, for your support. I appreciate it. Without you guys, I wouldn't be where I'm at right now.

Three hours until I'm set apart as a missionary! How exciting.

See you in 1.5 years.

Friday, June 1, 2012


You bet your bottom dollar you're going to write your favorite Sister Missionary! 

Here are the addresses for my mission. 
For the MTC, my address is:
Sister Mary Catherine White
MTC Mailbox # 300
OR-EUGE 0626
2005 N 900 E
Provo, UT 84604-1793

For the mission home, my address is:
Sister Mary Catherine White
Oregon Eugene Mission
55 W 29th Ave Ste A
Eugene, OR 97405
United States

Unfortunately, I wont be able to e-mail friends. So, family, if you want my e-mail, let me know and I'll get it to you! 

I still can't believe I"m going on a mission. It's buckle time and I have so much packing to do! Ah! 

I'll write a couple more posts before I leave I'm sure. 

Thank you all for your support. 

With all the love in the world, 
Sister White (WEIRD)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Almost here!

Not going to lie, I am getting nervous for the time I leave for my mission. However, I just keep thinking about everyone I'm going to meet. My friend Aubrie said that my companion will instantly be my best friend and they are in the same boat as I am. Which really did help calm my nerves.

I had a bucket list of things I wanted to do before I left but I didn't get much of it done. Oops. However, I've done other things so I'm fine with that.

Can you believe I'm going? Who would have known five years ago I would be where I'm at now? Definitely not me.

This blog post was mostly to inform you that I'm still going-- not backing out now! I am nervous but so excited I can barley handle it. On Sunday, May 20th I had my farewell. I had people come from Salt Lake and had support from all those who joined. I always brag about the support group that I have and how great they are.

Aubrie, myself, and Kenz! Our outfits really went
well together.

Annie Draper! I love her. She gave me my first
Book of Mormon.

My roommates - Sam + Kelsey

Thank you for coming, Caleb! You're the best.

Myself, Alyssa, Derek, Josh, and Sam! Thank you guys for
coming down!

My former Bishop and his wife, Lisa Garner.
Love these two!

Ended the Sunday with friends watching the eclipse! 
I'm sure I'll post a few more times before I leave.

Hope you're having a wonderful summer!

Monday, May 14, 2012

23 short days left

I have 23 days left until I report to the MTC. I can't believe this is happening. Bah! I can't wait. I'm super nervous and have so many emotions going on I can't even start explaining how I really feel.

It's starting to hit that I'll be leaving my family and best friends behind. However, without them, I wouldn't be able to do this. My family and friends are who help me through everything. I don't do anything without asking them for help (even if I don't listen to them and do what I want). So, thank you, guys! My missionaries; Josh and Bram. How lucky am I to have missionaries that still talk to me as much as they can? Extremely lucky. They are two of my best friends and they will be for the rest of my life.

For my farewell, I have Aubrie and Mackenzie singing a musical number-- today they were practicing and I got  butterflies. I actually get to go spread the Gospel to everyone (even if they don't accept it). That's what I get to do everyday, all day. I get to put my worries, stresses, and worldly responsibilities on hold for 1.5 years and help those who are ready to receive the Gospel. I know that this is going to be one of the hardest things that I have done, but I  have the knowledge of our Heavenly Father and His love. I know that I can turn to Him and He will bless me. This will also be the best time of my life because of that knowledge.

Before I leave, I've been trying to spend time with my friends before I spend time with the family. Mackenzie's birthday was on Friday, so Aubrie and I went up North to visit for the weekend.

I'll let the pictures explain:

This was on Wednesday but I had to include it.

Kenz ran her first 5k!

Aubrie and I right after Kenz started running.

Mark Nickles from KUTV2 News. Breast Cancer survivor.

Kenz's sis-in-law, Kenz, myself, and Aubrie
We got those scarves and had fun wearing them in bows.

After City Creek Mall we went to the Temple of course

So beautiful 
 Friday night I only got one hour of sleep! We woke up at 6:30 a.m and left around 7:15 a.m for the 5k. After the race, went back so Kenz could get ready and Aubrie could get her wallet. We went right back to the City Creek Mall. It was amazing. I wasn't feeling all that well and was super tired so I had to pass on H&M. The Forever 21 was gigantic. I found colored jeans and wanted them so bad but they were eighty buckaroos-- thanks but no.

After the mall and the planetarium, we met up with my friend Jared that I met during fall semester and went back to his house to roast marshmallows. It was a great thing to the end the long fun-filled day.

We drove home and I started falling asleep right when I got into bed.

Woke up, went to sacrament, ate lunch, came back to Cedar City.

Next weekend: farewell. I hope to see you guys there!

Monday, April 30, 2012


I still cannot believe this school year is already coming to an end. I feel like it was just yesterday I was moving back to Cedar. Now it's almost May and some of us are graduating, getting married, or serving missions. Isn't it crazy where life takes us? Who would have thought I would be where I'm at today?

Now that I only have 2 finals this week, I have time to start really preparing for my mission. Does anyone have any good suggestions on what to do? What to read? I have been reading talks by the apostles and prophets, my scriptures, and Preach My Gospel. Any suggestions other than reading would be greatly appreciated, too.

I have 36 days left until I report the the MTC. I keep hearing that going on a mission is the best thing; there isn't a worry in the world about yourself. I get to concentrate on His children and bring them back to Him. I seriously cannot wait.

Modeling my clothes for Jessica and I put the "future missionary"
tag that I have. Holla.
If you guys haven't yet known, my farewell is on May 20th at 1:00. If you want to come, join my page on Facebook and I will make sure there is plenty of food for you.

Well, all, good luck on finals. Also good luck with all that you're doing.

Much love.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some favorites

This weather has been beautiful. When I have nothing to do in the winter, all I want to do is sleep. Now that the weather is gorgeous, I don't want to be inside. A few days ago, I went on a walk around campus and took some fun pictures.

Some are from Spring Break, too. Enjoy!

This is right when we got to California 

The things they catch lobsters with

This is why I love Spring so much

I love the Temple.

The beautiful St George Temple

Well there you have it. I love flowers and Temples if you can't tell.

Good luck with the last week of classes.

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Have you heard the song Lovely by Sara Haze? I'm sure you have. I'm just clearly out of the loop.

It's one of those songs that make me feel better about myself when I feel not so beautiful, not worth it, lonely, useless... yeah you get the point. Music really helps me get through whatever feeling I'm encountering so of course this song speaks louder than it might to you. I have heard it a handful of times before but I really listened to it today while I was on Pandora. Well...now it's on repeat.

Let's clear this up. I'm going on a mission in 46 days and I couldn't be any more excited. However, when people tell me not to feel discouraged if something doesn't work out because I'm going on a mission, that's not going to help the way I'm feeling. I understand that I need to focus on preparing to serve and trust me, I am trying the hardest I can but it doesn't freeze those emotions I get. I'm still "crushing," I still get stressed out when I think of my future, and still have financial burdens. The list goes on.

Because I keep hearing this typical response, I just end up keeping things to myself. Well, that's not how I deal with stress. I need to talk about it with people. Well my friend Jessica and I hung out tonight and I got to vent to her about a lot of things and told her that I can't freeze my emotions. She was totally understandable. She gave me advice but mostly listened. I was so grateful.

In my last post about pride, I talked about how I looked at everyone and the things they have and I sometimes am jealous of what they have. Well, I need to stop that. I need to stop listening to those people around me who make me feel like I'm nothing (sad to say I have people like that in my life).

I know this song is most likely directed to an ex boyfriend or whatever but it can be to whoever, really.

And what gives you the right
To tell me who I should be
Who gave you that right


I know you want the best
Yeah only good things for me
But you have to realize
I can't be all these things you project on me
Cause I'm beautiful to me
Doesn't that mean a thing
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sara_haze/lovely.html ]
I feel lovely

Does this post even make sense? If it doesn't, just listen to the song. I love it. 

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Spiritual thought (pride)

Today I decided that it would probably be a good idea to start studying more to prepare for my mission. To do that I read Beware of Pride by Ezra Taft Benson, read my scriptures (Alma), and Chapter 2 of Preach My Gospel.

If you haven't read Beware of Pride, I would commend you to do so. It is beautiful. As I was reading it I couldn't stop highlighting. If I could, I would have colored that entire page yellow (I guess I could have... it was that good.).I learned so much within that thirty minutes. It has been an answer to my prayers.

I hope as I'm sharing with you my insights on what I have learned tonight, I don't sound hypocritical. If I do, that's not what I'm trying to do. 

We are all guilty of being prideful. There are those people who say that they are right, that they are better than certain people-- "it's their fault that they are who they are," you usually hear them say. They try and get God to accommodate to what they are thinking. Well, friends, we can't do that. Pride turns into being proud. "The proud wish God would agree with them. They aren't interested in changing their opinions to agree with God's." That is so sad. But also so true.

I am sad to say that I have done this. Like I said though, it has been an answer to my prayers. A couple years ago I remember buying a Starbucks coffee for a drive to St George. I remember thinking, I don't get why coffee is so bad-- why the Church looks down on it. I only drink it every so often. That, right there, is where I made a  mistake. God gave us the Word of Wisdom for a reason. I shouldn't have to justify it. I have said that about a few things and this talk has really helped me receive an answer. Humbled!

Then there are those people who try and one up one another. "Would we not do well to have the pleasing of God as our motive rather than to try to elevate ourselves above our brother and outdo another?"

Lately, I have had a hard time to forgive those who put me down in my past. In high school there were people who would treat me differently. My family didn't have tons of money, nice things, and I didn't play sports. Even today I see those who used to treat me differently and just get upset. Elder Benson talks about those who gossip, who back stab, envy, and covet-- that's pride from the bottom looking up.

I gossip. I look around at those things others have and wish I had that. I am going to try hard to not do that anymore. It's going to be tough but I'm challenging myself with this. I can do it.

Then there's the worldly attractions and those material things you "have" to have to be accepted. "The world shouts louder than the whisperings of the Holy Ghost."

We all probably know someone who is a materialistic type of person-- has to have all the new stuff to feel accepted by the world and those of it. If someone isn't up on the latest fashion trends or have the newest smart phones, they are looked down on. "Pride is ugly. It says, 'If you succeed, I am a failure.'" I will admit that I have wanted the newest things. I will be the first to admit. I wish I didn't though. I need to learn to appreciate what I do have.

"The antidote for pride is humility-- meekness, submissiveness. It is the broken heart and contrite spirit."

After reading this talk and feeling bad for all that I have done, I hope I can change my views on things. I don't want to be a prideful, proud person.

"We can choose to humble ourselves by loving God, submitting our will to His, and putting Him first in our lives." I'm going to strive to live by the quote everyday.

Again, go read this talk if you have time.

52 days. 7 1/2 weeks.
I can't wait to be out in the field. 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

General Conference

Did everyone love General Conference? I sure did. This time, I was able to stay awake through all of the sessions. Taking notes really does help me stay focused on the talks. However, I always love going back and reading them in the Ensign-- I always learn so much more.

Well I'm going to share some insights that I learned. I think it's neat to see General Conference in a different perspective (being endowed and preparing to go on a mission). I learned so much this Conference. I'm so happy!

I have learned this morning that I need to forgive. I always say to myself that I have forgiven a certain person but I feel like it's just words. No meaning behind it. I want to change that. I have people that left me feeling betrayed and hurt. I'm trying to forgive so I go on my mission with the pure love of Christ with no contention in my heart.

"No sacrifice is too great in order to receive the blessings of the Temple." - Dallan H Oaks
This is so true. I have learned to love and appreciate the Temple so much more. It's there for us to go leave the worldly attractions behind and build our relationship with Heavenly Father. Just go. You will get those blessings.

"Don't be overcome by evil, overcome the evil." - Dieter F. Uchtodorf 
Satan is so aware of us. It is so easy to just slip onto his side of the path and stay there. However, it's worth it to stand up and stay upon Heavenly Father's path.

"The prize belongs to him who endures to the end." - Thomas S. Monson
I love the Prophet. I really like how he said this. Living with our loved ones and being with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, will indeed be the ultimate prize.

"He will do for us the things we cannot do for ourselves." - Neil L. Andersen 
This is just purely amazing. I loved this entire talk. It was a great way to end conference.

Those were a few of my favorite quotes from this Conference. I feel like I have learned so much this time. I have opened my heart and mind to what I learned today and am challenging myself to live the words I heard.

What are you guys' favorite highlights from General Conference? Please share!

Follow the Prophet, he knows the way!

Friday, March 30, 2012

One of the best

I oughta post about this before I forget. Oh who am I kidding? Who could ever forget a day like last Saturday?  I went through the Temple and received my Endowments! It was a beautiful day.

Before I went through I kept having hot flashes, I was about to have a heart attack, and kept freaking out. I did all of that for nothing. People kept telling me that I would feel uncomfortable, that it is strange. Uh you are all wrong. It was perfect. I felt so much peace in there. Right when I walked back, the instant love of God was near. He gave me this opportunity. That's love.

After I talked to the Matron, I went and waited for the session to start. Can I just say that I probably have the best support system! So many people came. It was a reminder that where I am in life is right where I need to be. When I saw all my friends in the Celestial Room, I got so excited. Knowing that if I keep upon His path, I will lead others and myself back to Him. The Temple is so peaceful and so gorgeous.

I cannot wait to go back.

One of the best days of my life.

If you have questions, go here. Pray and ponder about it. You will get your answers.

Now here are some pictures:

Emily and Annie were there for me throughout High School.
Emily was a good friend that I could always go to for advice. Annie
was actually a teacher (my adviser) and gave me my first Book of Mormon.

Ron Lowe. He was the one who baptized me. He has seen me very nervous
yet he just helps me through everything and makes it easy and fun.

Marilee Lowe. I love her soo much. She was there for me when
I went through some hard trials in life. 

Alyssa, Ron, and Lori. Lori and I go far back. I've known her since the fifth grade.
I'm so please with my decision of having her be my escort. She is so wise
and always knows what to say. I am so grateful for her in my life.  
 Well there you go. I'm now endowed and I'm loving it. It was a perfect day and I cannot wait to go back. I want everyone to enjoy this experience and can't wait to share the Gospel to those who are ready for this wonderful gift.

On Sunday I went to St George and had a BBQ with my family. I haven't seen my nieces and nephew since Thanksgiving. I was in Heaven with all of them. I love them so much.

She has gotten so big since Thanksgiving. I love Sophia!
Hope everyone has a superb day!

Friday, March 23, 2012

The Adversary

First off, the title to this post is a little depressing, I know. However, I have learned so much in the last week it blows my mind. 

I have had some family issues that have been a constant reminder to never take anything for granted. Throughout my life, I have never really had a relationship with my mom. The last few weeks, I have been missing her so much. I just want to hug her, tell her how much I love her. I have done things in my past that probably hurt my mom more than anything. I'm not saying I regret what I did, but I want to apologize to her. 

This week I have cried every night. I'm not exaggerating one bit either. Every night. Family issues, friends, money, self issues where I feel as if I'm not good enough. Then on Wednesday, I realized that it's because I'm going through the Temple this Saturday and Satan is trying everything in his power to make me back out. I have been told bizarre things about the Temple that freak me out and it makes me think, am I ready for this?

Wednesday night, I went and got a Coke with my escort. She asked me, "Do you think a mission is the right thing?" Of course it is! That was my answer. I am good enough, and no matter how much Satan is there to put people in my life to drag me in the dirt, I will stand strong. I'm a daughter of a King. Our Savior died for us. He felt this exact pain and these feelings as I am right now so we can experience joy and happiness while returning to our Father. 

Then today... it was a beautiful day. I went all day without breaking down. Until about an hour ago. Had another crying episode. I realized that I love people too much. Is that possible? I don't think so. I don't won't give up on these people in my life. It breaks my heart to see them sad, lonely, etc,. So I'm giving myself a challenge-- I'm going to fast for those people. Starting this Saturday when I go through the Temple. It isn't anything extreme. My heart is just breaking for them. Like I said, I care too much. Satan knows how much I care for people-- therefore, he uses the people I love the most to try and have me back out of things I know are right.

Through all of this I have learned that Satan is just as aware of me as our Heavenly Father. That sounds weird, doesn't it? Well, as weird as it may sound, it's true. I'm grateful for the knowledge of knowing he is doing this to me. It helps me realize that nothing will stop me from going through the Temple. He puts these ideas in my mind that the Temple is crazy and why would I ever do that? Well, he lost. I cannot wait to get out there on my mission and share the Gospel with those I run into. I can't wait to meet those people and grow friendships through the love of God. 

Remember; God thinks you're wonderful.

With much love.

I love this arrangement. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Newest addition

It's been a little over a month since my nephew has been born but I'm finally getting around to blogging about this little cutie. He seriously is so perfect. It is so hard for me to share him when I go visit-- even with Jennifer. I can't even explain how much I love him. Here are some very cute pictures of the handsome boy. A few of many.

Look at the smile! How can you not love him?

Tummy Time! He is very strong.

Every time I see him, he's getting bigger and bigger. Yes, those are
socks on his little hands. 

I can't get over how perfect he is. I went to a baby shower with Jennifer today and she brought him along. I wanted to hog him the entire time.

Oh and his name is Judah! He was born on January 30th. Again, he's perfect.

I have a list of things to blog about so I'm going to try and keep up on this more than I have been. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Serving the Lord

I felt like the wait was so much longer than a week and a half to get my mission call. I updated my status on Facebook so everyone could cast their votes on where I was going-- I got so many Canada and South America votes (no one guessed where I'm going fyi). So, of course, I started thinking of places I would love to go. However, I think I jinxed every place.

Stake Conference came around and the Bishop told me to make sure to check the mail on Wednesday or Thursday (you typically get it on Wednesday's) because I will be getting my call. First of all, I was super nervous that day because I was saying the opening prayer in front of tons of people. Then he tells me this? Nervous wreck. I could not sleep until I got my call. I ended up having to take a trip to Wal-Mart to get Melatonin to be able to sleep.Wednesday came and I could not pay attention in school until I knew I had it. Turns out I didn't get. Heavier the envelope is and the price of the postage sometimes determines where you're going. I was almost positive I was going abroad. The next day I get a call from Coralee saying it was in the mail. I freaked out! I made sure everyone was at my house by 6:30 p.m for the opening.

I was called to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Eugene, Oregon. Right when everyone was gone, I made sure to look up Eugene. It's gorgeous. Funny side note, before everyone got there, I was telling my roommate how it would be fun to serve in Oregon. Well, I got it! I report to the MTC on June 6th (wednesday). I'm so excited. I wish it would just come now! My former Bishops son actually served in the same mission so I went over for Sunday Dinner and we sat down for a good couple hours and just talked about it. First things first, I better not go to any city in the "valley of sickness." If you get allergies- which I do- you will pretty much be miserable. Let's pray that it's not as bad as I've heard.

Here are some pictures I found on Google Images:

This is Crater Lake. It was originally a Volcano. It's also the
deepest lake in the United States.

This is the coast in Oregon. Breath taking, right?

This is downtown Eugene. I can't wait to see all the green and
the big trees. 

I'll be coming home and die hard Duck fan, I'm sure.
I am seriously stoked to meet the people. There are going to be a lot of tree huggers, liberals, hippies, etc. They sure are going to be interesting! Can't wait.

My mission is the read area. I was telling everybody that I
better not be sent to Montana, Nevada or Idaho. I think it's funny how it
covers a tiny part of Nevada. It sweeps down in the most beautiful
area of California, too! 
Although everyone probably already knows where I'm going, this isn't news to you. If you're this far in the post, I guess you care!

Much love 

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Whatever's on my mind.

I haven't been so good with this whole blogging thing. This semesters is already so crazy. I really do enjoy my classes though which is such great news. I love my major (previously stated a million +1 times). I usually go about my day keeping an open mind to what I can blog about. Clearly I have failed to do so. I can't think of anything.

How 'bout I talk about what comes to mind? 

This semester, I have signed up for two institute classes. Scripture Study and The Principles To A Productive Life. So far, I love them. I'm famous for signing up for a class and go strong for the first half of the semester, then stop going "because school gets too busy." Pft. Enough of the nonsense. This semester I will finish both of them. School can come second. I keep up with the reading and assignments as I would with secular schooling. Have you signed up for a class? If not, you should. Blessings will come your way. 

I miss my nieces and nephew in St. George so much. I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving. That is way too long. I have been down to St. George since then but never have the time to just stop by and say hi. Sad day. On a happier note, my twin sister is going to have baby Judah any day now. Can you believe that? I can't. My twin sister is having a baby boy. She's having contractions 3 minutes apart so it's close! The hospital keeps sending her back home though because the contractions apparently aren't strong enough. I have a friend who told me her sister had contractions for 4 days... straight. I hope Jennifer doesn't have to go a day longer. 

I was looking through my journal tonight and on every page, there's a doodle I drew in Church with one of my roommates, pictures of what I did that day, or something random. I came across a picture my roommate drew me in Church and it makes me laugh every time I see it. 

Yes, those are the qualities a man has to
have in order for me to marry him ;)
It's really small so hopefully you can read it. It's in my wall photos if you want to go see on Facebook. 

I love the Temple. My roommates and I are going to try and go every Tuesday. Good thing about that day is that it's such a spiritual day-- institute for an hour then the Temple. Oh what a glorious day. 

Mission papers are one step away. The Dr's office is sending my medical papers to my bishop which might take a few days and then I'll make an appointment with him and we'll send them off. I will possibly go at the end of February to the Temple. Eek. I'm so excited. 

Well, I took some nyquil to get rid of this awful cold of mine. I am tired. I will try and keep my mind open to blogging ideas throughout the day so I can blog more. 

Mucho Amor.                                                  

Monday, January 2, 2012

Fun with friends

I have a lot of pictures on my camera but I haven't had the time... eh who am I kidding? I'm too lazy to add them. Plus, they're not going on Facebook. Embarrassment. So if you have been in any activity involving me and my camera, let me know and I will e-mail them to you.

How was everyone's New Year's Eve night and first day of the year? Mine was pretty great if I do say so myself. On New Year's Eve, I hung out with family; had dinner and just hung around. After dinner, Jenn, John, and I went to Aubrie's house where she was having a party. We played a couple rounds of Nertz. Best game by the way. Jennifer and John went back home afterwards. At ten, the crowd started pouring in. That sounds like a lot of people were there huh? People came and went but there was about ten of us. It was still a lot of fun though. We played games, danced, got drunk (joke) off of Sparkling Cider.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... HAPPY NEW YEAR OF 2012!

Me, Kenz, Megan with our cute tiaras.

New Years Eve!
 We stayed up playing Taboo until about 4. We were exhausted. I did make it to 11 o'clock Church though. Woke up at 9:45ish. How in the world I did that is beyond me. We just went to Sacrament then came home and watched a movie. I took a three hour nap. Oops. After that, we went back to Aubrie's for yet another game night. Great fun.

What did you guys do for the occasions?

The New Year gives an excuse to do better, start new goals. I read a blog and she made a good point; we can start new- make a change- whenever we want. It made me really about how much I actually have used the New Year as an excuse.

However, I already have made resolutions in mind for this upcoming year.

1. Be a better person; a happy, positive person. Easy.
2. Be healthier. I did really well in 2011 except this last semester. I was so close. I can do it.
3. Read the BOM (Book of Mormon) at least 2 times. Done.

Those are pretty reasonable.

If any, what are you resolution/goals?