Top 10

These are the top 10 reasons I am SO excited for summer.
10. being able to wear shorts and tank tops
9. getting TAN
8. going camping with a blue moon or two ;)
7. the blackleys cabin
6. driving with the windows down
5. seven peaks
4. RODEOS/truck pulls/demolition derbies (derbys?)
3. stargazing in the back of a truck
2. bonfires
1. spanish fork reservoir

I have a feeling this summer will be the best one yet. Only a few more months...



I never realized how much I missed getting letters and emails from my dear missionaries until today. For Christmas, my grandma gave me an adorable box, for the purpose of storing letters. I finally pulled it out today, gathered up all my letters, and began reading. I've misplaced a few, which I'm pretty sad about. But the ones I did manage to find made me laugh and cry. I'm not the best at writing back, and that's most likely the reason I haven't recieved a letter or email in a few months. And I'm going to change that.

Somehow those letters provide inspiration, and comfort. One of the missionaries I've written I have never even met, he was my cousin's first mission companion, Elder Laimani Fa'amausili. But his letters were so funny, so in depth, so cheerful, that I can't help but think that I should track down his new mission address. I read a few letters from Elder Jeff Johnson, and those are the ones that made me cry. He is so sincere in his love for the work that he is doing. He also said some personal things that definitely made me think.

So I now have a new goal - by the end of the month, I hope to have written every single missionary a LETTER. Not an email, but LETTER. I think those are more personal ;)

Less than a year till three of those missionaries come home. September, October, and November can't come soon enough.



Now, I understand that we all have and are entitled to our own opinions. But is Facebook really the correct forum to voice them? To personally ATTACK a church for it's history? An acquaintance of mine recently posted a rather harsh status update, attacking the LDS church, saying some things about it that are actually pretty disgusting. That Emma Smith caught Joseph sleeping with another woman, and THATS when he came up with the story about a revelation that made it ok to have more than one wife. While I'm not really an active member of the LDS church anymore, I think it's pretty rude and immature to say something like that, especially with no facts/evidence to back it up.

So here's a question for you all - what do you think about Facebook being used to argue and get a point across?



This one is dedicated to Darren Rey Faber. :)

I don't write much on here... mostly because I feel I have nothing of importance to say or write about. And I wish I knew how to change that. Some days I feel like I am doing NOTHING with my life, and it kills me. I don't know how to make things different. Finding a job is hard, school costs money, and love takes time. At least I'm making progress with one of those ;)

These last few months, I've realized that life is harder than I ever could have imagined. I lost my beautiful Bailey Sue two weeks ago. I miss coming home, and hearing her collar jingle when I walked through the door. My house is so empty without her. I've never had to deal with a loss quite like that and I never want to have to go through it again, although I know loss is inevitable.

But on the opposite end of the spectrum, I've found somebody that makes me feel as beautiful as ever. Who knows where it'll go, but for the moment,

I'm content.