Monday, September 3, 2012

So much to be thankful for. ♥

Well.. I've kinda had a rough, confusing couple days. I just feel like nothing's ever going to go right! This girl in testimony meeting yesterday shared something though that really just hit me like it was meant for me.  She said she writes down every day ten new things she's thankful for.  When she said this, me, being grumpy, was thinkin uhhh I don't think I could do that right now. But ya know what? I was so wrong! There's so much to be thankful for every day, even if it's little things we never show any recognition to.  So here's to ten things I'm thankful for! :)

1. I am soooo indescribably thankful for my family.  I have amazing parents who have raised me so good, and I couldn't have asked for any better. I also love my amazing, annoying at times, little brother and sister.  They make life exciting and I love them. :) My family is the best.

2. I am thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. What a blessing! Being born in this gospel I find myself taking it for granted too often.  When I take a step back and look at all it brings me, I realize I would be no where without it.  I love my Heavenly Father and Savior with all my heart and am thankful for all they did for me. <3

3. I am so grateful to be writing an amazing missionary.  Elder Chance Lamar Huntington never fails to make my week every Monday! Writing a missionary can be so challenging at times, but watching him grow and develop a deeper love for the gospel makes everything so worth it.  I love him more than I can even say. :) He still seems to make me smile more than anyone and he's clear across the country in Florida.  Now that's when you know you've got a keeper! :) He's the best, and I'm so grateful to have him in my life!

4. I'm thankful, of course, for the close friends I have, especially Tennyson! She's the best roommate and I'm so glad I moved in with her.  She makes being away from home easy peasy lemon squeezy. :) I feel like we have some amazing memories to be made this year! LOVE my friends.

5. I'm thankful to be a Thunderbird! I love SUU. I know this is the place I'm meant to be.. It just feels right. :) I'm just lovin' college so far, and know it's cause I'm here at SUU! Such a fun experience ahead of me. :)

6.  I'm thankful to have grown up in my small town. :) People might think it would be an awful place to live, but I love it! 4 more days till I get to go home to it! :) Sooo excited.  I just love knowing there's a place I have to go back to. <3

7. Oh I've got a good one! I'm so thankful for chocolate milk, TruMoo to be specific. :) I've drank two gallons in the almost three weeks I've been here! I'm officially a TruMoo addict. Yup.

8. I'm thankful for my new addiction, One Tree Hill. Oh and Vampire Diaries.  Whoever came up with these shows, I owe them.. Big time.  Pretty sure I would die of boredom without them! I love Lucas, Nathan, Stephan, and Damon.  Stephan will always be my #1. <3

9.  Ok another serious one! I'm extremely grateful for temples.  Holy cow.  I don't know what I'd do without 'em.  The temple is my #1 goal! I won't be settling for anything less, no matter what. I love knowing that the temple will give me the ability to be with my family forever.  Not for just a long time.. FOREVER. <3 I can't wait to go to the temple. :) Salt Lake to be exact!

10. Ok last one.. I am just thankful for my life in general.  Like why am I so blessed?? I feel so extremely lucky, and at times I feel I don't deserve it! I have so much to be thankful for, and need to start realizing that each day. I love this crazy life I live. <3

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Dancin' time!

First official weekend of college was a success! Oh my gosh.. So fun. It was a paint dance! Never in my life have I been to such a fun dance. :) Ahhh.. Pretty much I'm never going to get to sleep tonight because of the excitement! Haha.. If college stays this fun, my grades might be in a wee bit of trouble! I love college.