Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Turning The Page

I know they say that the Lord will never give you more than you can handle, but I just wish he didn't trust me so much!

Right now my heart is feeling extremely over-whelmed. Feelings of anxiousness, inadequacy, helplessness, frustration...and all of the above! I know the Lord gave us our faith and this gospel so that we could rely on it when we're down, and needing that extra push to keep on going. Life keeps on going...I just need to remember that!

Today is just another grain of sand in the Saharas of eternity. Neal A. Maxwell

Sunday, September 14, 2008

I'm The Relief Society...WHAT?!

So I got a call from my bishop yesterday...oh boy! Well he set up a meeting for this morning at 9am. And of course we all knew what was next...

So I met with the bishop, and next thing I knew I walked out of his office the new Relief Society I was literally speechless! I know the Lord never gives us anything we can't handle so I accepted the call with a willing heart. I'm excited to get started and to get to know the lovely girls in my ward. Now I'm just in the process of getting my presidency together and filling the callings that need to be filled. I know that the next semester I will find myself on my knees and in the temple a lot! I'm excited though, with this huge responsibility comes blessings from serving the Lord righteously, and I'm willing to do the work! :)

It's funny how the Lord blesses you and prepares you. We had a lesson in New Testament earlier this week about rank, and about how the world would like us to think that one calling is ranked higher than another, but that's not how the Lord looks at it. When I met with the bishop today, he had the same insight for me. Throughout the past couple of weeks, I've found myself drawn to the scriptures and falling to knees in prayer more often...I know that the Lord was preparing me for this great call and I'm so grateful for this opportunity!

Here goes nothing!

Saturday, September 13, 2008


So today started like any other Saturday...sleeping in of course!! :) A friend called and told me that he would be hitch hiking to Jackson Hole...and then of course the motherly instincts kicked in! :) So my 2 best friends and I, hopped in the car and off we went! An hour later Elise, Jenny, Laughlin, and I found ourselves in Jackson Hole, Wyoming! :) NICE!

Driving!! Laughlin, Jenny, and I

Us girls!! LOVE THEM! (Elise, Jenny, and Me!)

Most of our drive was up the canyon...absolutely amazing!

Nice Moose we found on our way home!

Welcome back to Idaho! (Actually it's the name of a drive-in movie theater in Driggs, Idaho)

Oh she is my favorite! Great redneck...she'd fit in back home!

She got a little sleepy!

Weird little potato guys. :)

Well this is what we do to entertain ourselves in Idaho!

So very fun! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A New Beginning

Well this seems to be the new "in" thing to do, so I thought I'd start. This blog is to help my family back home remember who I am...haha!

A lot has been going on lately, but just an update. I'm currently attending school at BYU-Idaho and absolutely love it. I live in an apartment with 5 other girls (no worries we have 2 bathrooms!) and I currently work as a receptionist in the University President's Office, it's amazing and I'm so blessed to have been given the opportunity. Currently I'm finishing up my associates and will receive it in December...yay half way there! Life seems to be really hectic, but I love every minute of it, between school and work, I seem to squeeze in a little time to play! :) After all that's what college is all about right?! :) And the best part...I'm falling in love again!! Life just continues to amaze me each and every day!

I've been so blessed lately and I've really gained a testimony of the power of prayer and scripture study. The habit of daily reading and daily prayer have always been a struggle for me, but lately I've realized the importance of it and how much of a blessing it is in my life. I struggled for a long time as to what to do next, and struggled with not knowing what my life held for me semester to semester, but now it's easier for me to take the struggles as they come. My family has also been a huge support and I thank my Heavenly Father for them everyday. The gospel in my life has been a huge inspiration and I'm so grateful for it.

Well I guess I should probably get back to until next time!