Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Happy Aniversary Jared!

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Three years done and a million more to come! I sure love this boy more than anything! He makes me smile, he makes me laugh, but most of all, he makes me happy! I love looking through pictures and enjoying all the fun memories! Happy Anniversary Jared! Me and Kylia are sure missing you!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Thought for the day

Today's thought for the day comes from my brother's missionary letter that we received today, check it out.

So I had an interesting experience a couple of weeks ago that really impressed me. It was at stake conference, where I sat with my brother and sister-in-law. Afterward, I introduced them to my mission president, President Briggs. He asked my nephew, Nathan, a couple of questions. He first asked him, "Who is that?" Nathan replied, "My uncle." He asked, "Who do you want to be like when you get older," Nathan responded by pointing at me. Then President Briggs asked him a final question, "Do you want to be a missionary just like Elder Hinckley here?? Nathan responded by shyly smiling and nodding, "Yes." This experience impressed me because it taught me that even though I do not think anyone is watching, I have many little ones who are watching my every move and I therefore must set an example which will help them to choose the right. I thought this was very interesting because if you did not notice that there were several apostles that spoke of the need to help the rising generation to choose the right. I do not have my own family but this counsel can be heeded in many ways. SO, the point is, we must all strive to live in accordance with the gospel because we never know who is watching our every step and I believe there would be no sadder day than the one when you realize that your actions have helped push someone away from their saviour Jesus Christ.
Anyway, I love you all and miss you tons.
Much Love,
Elder Hinckley

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Life is crazy

So life has been crazy. I can pin point the day it began getting crazy, Lauren's wedding. That was a crazy day! hahah If you saw me at the reception, I probably looked exhausted! I spent almost the whole time chasing my absolutely crazy daughter. The next morning we drove to Texas and spent a fun filled week with my family. We ended up leaving Jared there and flying back to Provo. Kylia and I have spent the past two weeks here in Utah alone. It has been quite the adventure FOR SURE!

It has been the first time in my life that I have been "on my own." It took a LOT of adjusting and a LOT of prayers. I really thought that I would go insane here by myself, but I have learned a ton since we got back. I have learned to rely more on my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I think that the Lord has been preparing me for this the past little while. I was really opposed to Jared leaving at first, but now I know that this is where I am supposed to be and Jared is where he is supposed to be (at least for now).

I have learned: that I don't have to do everything, I can't clean till my studying is done, the house doesn't have to be perfect, you are never really alone, it is better to play with Kylia first then study, and I love my husband more than anything!!!

Today is Easter and it has been a good day. Although I didn't get as much out of conference as I should have(way tired and a crazy daughter that demands attention), it was still very good. I felt like a lot of it was focused on parenting and being there for your children. It definitely taught me a few things. I am grateful for my Savior and this wonderful day that we have to remember him and feel the peace that he brings.

Happy Easter Everyone!!