Thursday, September 30, 2010

I've got friends that do.

I wanted to take time to say that I have been blessed with a few of the greatest friends ever. This week has been a little crazy with family stuff, my nana is in the hospital recovering from knee surgery- she is doing great though, better than the first knee surgery. And I'm just waiting to here about the news for my papa's health. School is crazy lots of studying, but nothing comes easy in this world. 

I've been missing my mom more lately, and wish I could be home just to give her a big hug sometimes for both of our sakes. Homecoming is coming up and with all the stuff for student government that I have to do gets a little stressful at times, and then work. But something that keeps me sane is going to volunteer at the elementary school. Today I helped a little boy memorize the pledge of allegiance, and the star spangled banner. We sang the "fifty nifty United States song" to help him memorize the states. He has this cute hispanic accent that just makes me smile when he read things.

I went and saw Tarzan last night at Tuacahn, and it was awesome!! It was pretty funny too, which exceeded my expectations, the only thing was that the elephant wasn't in it! My favorite part of Tarzan is, "Are you sure this water's sanitary, it looks questionable to me!" But that's okay. Tarzan was..lets just say..he has been blessed with a beautiful body!

But the point I wanted to get at was that last night I had a friend by the name of Alayna Graham text me a sweet little message, that said three words- I Love you. What a comfort it was at that moment I read the text just because things are so crazy right now. And then my friend Tisa Berset from back in Florida who I haven't talked to in a few weeks, and knowing that I had a friend to talk to at that moment couldn't have been more perfectly timed. And last but not least. My roommates.

Connie- The one person who knows how to laugh and keep your spirits up. We seem to be at the same points in our life, just hoping and waiting and wishing, and together we push through our trials, and make it through. I couldn't have prayed for a better roommate.

Courtney- We always seems to get into the best discussions about the gospel, and she doesn't know it, but sometimes what she says is exactly what I need to hear, even though you hear the same things all the time. We are able to share little testimonies to each other without even saying a word, but by action.

Shalissa- Ohh Shalisa. We hope too. lol We all hope. Shalisa just says stuff that can make me laugh. She has a way with being such a goofball and not even caring. A pure daughter of God is exactly what Shalisa is. I love her for that.

There's one place I go to that's about 4 blocks from my apartment. The temple. I find myself driving over there on a regular occasion to find peace, and serenity. I don't know of any other place where I can find such relief, and can forget what's buggin me and worrying me then the temple ground. I just KNOW that one day I will be sealed for time and all eternity at some point in this life. Since I was a little girl my favorite primary song is, "I love to see the Temple" every time I hear it I get the chills. I see couples walking around together holding hands, and it gives me hope that maybe some day I can do that with someone too.

Homecoming week is next week! I'm so excited! It's going to be awesome! I love how my school is full of tradition! It makes everything that much more memorable, and fun!

Oh, and our flag football team finished...a losing season but it was fun!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Back in the Act

Okay. So I've never been too big into this whole blogging thing, but I'm going to try and start it up again.  Just a quick summary of what's been going on:

My Sophomore year of college has officially started. We are a month into school, and I love it. My classes are great. I'm taking two education classes, oceanography, math 1050, Spanish 1, Doctrine and Covenants, New Testament, and a gym class to keep me going. I love my classes. My Spanish class is awesome, I've developed a greater appreciation for languages, and communicating with others. My education classes are a joke. But easy A's I can't complain too much about those. And my Institute classes are awesome. I have great teachers for both of them. With there personalities they teach so profoundly, and I learn so much each day. I picked up two classes, because I need it every day. Going to seminary monday through friday is drilled in my brain and schedule, that I just need institute on a daily basis to get my fill on the gospel.
So besides school I keep myself pretty busy. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday I volunteer as a tutor at Coral Cliffs Elementary and tutor 3-5th graders, and I absolutely love it! There's no greater reward than seeing kids get excited about learning, and seeing the light bulbs go on as they start to understand certain concepts.

Then I'm in student government doing PR stuff which keeps me busy the rest of the time. It's fun. I'm starting to meet a lot of new people through it, and it's nice to be apart of the school. This year is our 100th birthday so there's a ton of activities that I get to help put on and be apart of.

Then I work too. I have a job working at the box office at school. Meeting new people there too is fun. It can be kind of tedious at times though I must say. I'm going to try and find another job, but this one will do for the time being.

Also, I go to Zumba every Monday and Wednesday with my roommates, and it's so funny watching us move our bodies. I mean I can dance, but moving my hips is another story to say the least.  It's quite the work out. I started playing frisbee last week with some freshman that invited me to play, and that's entertaining. I'd rather watch, but I scored once! I can't throw,fling...I'm not sure what it's called when you release the frisbee, but I can't do that either.  There was an 80's themed Zumba session to raise money for scholarships at the school and we went all out. 

Oh, I forgot. Church! I'm activities Chairman in my ward. I have an awesome Co/chair that is a wonderful help to me since I'm pretty busy with a million other things.  But we have planned some awesome activities for this semester. We are going to have a variety show in November, and we are even going to have it at the Electric Theatre! Which is part of downtown St. George, and it was here in the first stages of the City. They have country line dancing there, and open it up for people to do whatever they want. I'm excited for that one. I was pretty nervous about changing wards since I moved and all, and the adjustment is going great. I love my new ward, it's the biggest one in our stake, with over 250 active members, and then about 450 on the roster. We have a lot of rescuing to do.

Austin Warner. 
We had an activity for the stake that the acitivities Chairs put on, and I taught the NBA line dance at it which was hilarious to say the least. Here's some pictures from the dance we put on. It was a hit. Music wasnt that great, but you can't complain too much when you have a church dance. You get what you can right?

This would be the wonderful Kale. We worked on Oceanography today, at least we tried to! As you can tell we aren't that excited about it. 

Each entry I want to testify of what I know to be true. So this first entry. I want to testify of the plan of salvation. Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us. We need to stay on the path, and things will fall into place. There are things that I wonder about on a daily basis like, am I going to get married? When am I going to get married? Am I going to stay at Dixie? Will I really get my masters in administration to become an assistant principle? There are tons of questions that I wonder about. But I know that as I continue on the path, and pray daily, and read my scriptures regularly that the plan will become more clear to me. Having an eternal perspective is something a great seminary teacher once taught me. Jason Sumsion. He taught me to reflect on trials, and achievements with an eternal perspective. The Lord's timing is perfect. We just have to be patient and let things come to us.

As Joseph B Wirthlin said a few years ago:
"Come what may and LOVE it"