Many of you may have seen this but just in case you haven't I thought it was way too good not to share! By watching this I wish I knew him, he seemed to have such a loving and uplifting spirit that people could not help but smile when around him.
 Enjoy (and maybe cry a little, I did).

What an inspiration! 


Called to Serve

As many of you may or may not know I have decided to serve a mission! I opened my call back in March and I have been called to serve in the California Anaheim Mission and I leave July 3, 2013! I am so excited to serve the Lord! My dad also served in California but in the San Bernardino mission which is pretty close to mine. When I opened my call to Anaheim I could not imagine myself going anywhere else.

When I was a senior in high school I wanted to serve a mission and it felt right. As I went through my freshman year of college I kept on getting the confirmation that I needed to go. I was 100% ready to serve the Lord and was anxiously waiting to start my papers. Fast forward to my sophomore year- General Conference October 2012. When it was announced that the mission age was lowered from 21 to 19 I felt confused on what I should do. It had no big effect on me but for some reason I found all these excuses not to go. Then I started feeling unqualified. There was no way that I was ready. I thought I knew the gospel but as I started to move forward I felt like I just joined the church in the past month. I felt like I had been knocked down and there was no way that I would be ready to teach the gospel to others. I continued to go to church and my institute classes. I always had this question on my mind, "Should I go on a mission?" I sent in my papers, received my call but I still was not sure.

Then I read a quote:
"God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called."

How true this is! Once I read that I started to understand. The things I have been wanting to fall into place weren't because they were not meant to. My education was meant to be put on hold for a little while, my social life and dating also needed to be put on the back burner. By serving a mission it will qualify me to be a much better person than before. It will better qualify me to be a better friend, student, wife, mother, daughter, sister, neighbor, church member, etc...

I understand that a mission is not for every one. It is something that needs much thought and prayer. Through 9 months of much doubt, confusion, prayer, scripture reading, as well other things I received my answer. I love this gospel with all my heart. It has brought me such happiness and I truly want others to feel and know the same happiness.


Mother Dear I Love You So!

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mom! I love her so much and I am so grateful to have her as my mom! She is one in a million! She is one of the best people that I know! This past year at college she was always there for me even if not physically. Phone calls, and packages- she showed that she still loved me and I was not an "out of sight, out of mind" person. She is such an amazing woman! She has taught me to love the gospel through not only family scripture study, prayer, and Family Home Evening, but also through her incredible example. She is continually on her knees praying to her Heavenly Father or studying her scriptures. Not just reading, but really studying. She has brought the spirit into our home and I am so grateful that I have a home where I can feel safe and welcome. She is someone that I love and I am so glad to call her my mom and my best friend!


Goodbye Logan!

Almost done! Peace out Logan! 
(May 1)

We needed a roommate picture before everyone took off! 
Goodbye F2 (May 3)

My dad came to pick me up and help me pack everything in the car!
And it was A LOT of stuff (May 4)