Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Teaching can be hard...

... Good thing I have a lot of support! I had an extremely long work meeting today but we went over so much valuable information! I am excited to start school in a week. Hopefully I can do better than this teacher...

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fourth of July

Yesterday was busy and I didn't get a chance to update this blog but I am going to take the time now... I am grateful for the freedom that we have in this great country, for the men and women who are serving and have served this country. I am grateful for the time that we have to celebrate, that we can take the time to spend with friends and family without worrying so much about life. I am grateful for fireworks, parades, smiles, and the Gospel that allows me to more fully understand my purpose. I am grateful for God and his hand in what happens to me on a personal level but also for his hand in what happens in this country. There is evil around us but if we put our trust in God we will not fail. I hope your Independence day celebrations were enjoyable.
I don't know that many people are aware that the Star-Spangled banner has more than one verse (because that is all that is ever sung) but the last verse is my very favorite. I love the message that it conveys. 

"O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
 Between their loved home and the war's desolation.
 Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land
 Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
 Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
 And this be our motto: "in God is our trust."
 And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
 O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July is here!

Planning for my internship is swell! Yesterday I started planning math for the first few weeks and today I was working on the first day! 22 days until school starts!

I head this the other day... I am in love with her covers!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Yesterday I was able to go to the Provo Temple with my ward before they close for the Summer (For those of you who are wondering what the Temple is look here). My grandparents found out I was going and emailed me some family names that they found that needed to be done soon. I felt the spirit so strongly in the Temple, I love having that connection with my ancestors. I am grateful for this gospel and the blessings it brings me as well as the proximity of the temple to my house.

Monday, June 24, 2013

The weather today was just amazing! I love the warm wind and light rain of the Summer (The smell of fresh rain has to be my favorite!). While spending time outside in the rain (We played cops and robbers for FHE) I climbed a fence for the win, it was quite exciting!  I don't know that I have ever climbed a fence before, it was a new experience... Happy Monday!

This song keeps getting stuck in my head, but that's okay because it makes me happy! 

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Today I was able to go to my parents ward and I ditched Sunday School for Primary (They have singing time, what's not to love?). The lesson today was about Baptism. To start off the lesson the teacher asked the kids what they knew about baptism. My favorite answer was "It washes all the bugs away". Later she had an object lesson. She asked the kids what they did that they know they should not do and for each thing she put more dirt onto her hand (to later immerse in the water and wash it away) here is some of that conversation...
Her: What do we sometimes do that our parents ask us not to do?
Kid 1: Slapping people in the face.
Kid 2: When I want to slap someone I just grab a pillow.
Kid 3: My parents told me not to pinch anyone.
Kid 4: Unless you are not wearing green!

I am so thankful for children and the humor that they bring to my life! I am also grateful for my earthly father and my Heavenly Father! Happy Father's Day!