Stewart Falls

Friday, June 18, 2010

So today Amy and I went on a hike with two of our good friend Devin and Ammon and it was way fun and SUPER beautiful! The weather was perfect for a good hike and the view was definitely worth hiking for. When I see the wonderful mountains, waterfalls, and many other "naturey" things I don't understand how people can deny that there's a God. There's no way things as beautiful as what I saw today just "happened." Growing up in Texas I never got to go on hikes and see mountains like I do here and I'm so glad that I've been able to get out and enjoy the outdoors a little more! I must say that Texas does have the prettiest sunsets that I've ever seen though. :)

This was the view walking up to Stewart Falls.

This was the stream that was along side the trail.

The 4 of us with Stewart Falls in the background.

Amy and I in front of the waterfall.

Stewart Falls!

Rainy Days & PJ's

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Today my day has consisted of sleeping in, watching Aladdin and A Cinderella Story, making myself some yummy pancakes, and just flat out being a lazy bum. Rainy days make me this way and usually I don't like the rain, but today I am certainly grateful for it. I really think we sometimes just need to take time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some time to ourselves and reflect on the good things in our lives. I know that for me I rarely get any alone time and there's always something on my "to do list" that is demanding my time and attention. There are so many times where I'm so caught up in the hustle and bustle of life that I don't take time to slow down and really appreciate what I have. Instead I complain about having so much to do. I am SO blessed in so many ways and it's days like today that remind me that instead of waiting for the storm to pass I need to just dance in the rain. Instead of complaining I need to count my blessings but not only count them...I need to share them with others.

May Madness

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's been over a month since I've posted so I'm gonna try to some things up real quick! I went home to Texas for a couple of weeks ago for Tamra and Aaron's wedding last month and got to be home for a couple of weeks and that was really nice! Savanna and myself had quite the adventure going home a whole week earlier than everyone expected, that's for sure!! :) We got to hang out with our old "crew" which consists of Matraca, Erin, Savanna and myself for the last time for a while because Matraca is now in New Zealand with a program called A.I.M. (Adventures In Missions), which I think is so wonderful! We love and miss her tons but we know that she is going to be such a blessing the people she comes in contact with over there.

It was great getting to see my family and friends but I'm definitely glad that I decided to come back to Utah. I love it up here so much. There's definitely times where I wish I was just a little closer to home but if I had to choose anywhere to go to school that's far away I'd definitely pick BYU just because it's such a wonderful place to be! :)

Since being back in Utah, I have been being a pretty big bum! My day consists of waking up whenever I want, laying out by the pool with my friends, going to get shaved ice, play laser tag, or watch a good chick flick! I most definitely needed a good break from life like I have right now BUT I am ready to start classes in a few weeks to get myself on a schedule and I'm doing the whole job hunting thing but I'm not having much success with it right now, which is kind of a bummer! It seems like you have to have some sort of connection to get a good job, but when you live in a place where all you know is a bunch of other college students who want a job it's kinda hard to find those connections! Something will come up I'm sure I'm just kinda being a little impatient I suppose. The month of May definitely flew by for me and I feel like I learned a lot about myself. It's so amazing how life throws things at you when you least expect them but you handle them so well and I know I can't take all of the credit for handling the things I've gone through the past month. I am blessed with so many wonderful friends and a great family to talk to and to have when I need them most. I am also blessed to have a knowledge and testimony of how much our Father in heaven loves us and watches over us and that He hears and answers our prayers. The answers are not always the ones we want, but they're most definitely there. Life is crazy at times and I wish it would slow down but then at the same time if it wasn't the way that it is I'd be bored! So at this point I'm just taking things a day at a time and trying to put my trust in the Lord that things will work out the way they're suppose to as long as I'm doing what I need to be doing and trying my best to follow the plan He has for me.