Friday, March 28, 2014

It happened

My call has been assigned. It could be here any day now! It's crazy. I will update when I know where and when I will be going!


Monday, March 24, 2014

Post #100

Ladies and Gentleman, this is my 100th post! Kind of a big deal. I don't have much to say except that I adore my roommates big time.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

I can't believe this is my life

I am so happy and some days I'm just in utter disbelief that my life worked out the way it has. I'm really lucky. Last night I was staring at the map on our wall and it finally started sinking in that my mission call should be here either next week, or some time soon. Can you even comprehend that??? Me? A missionary?! This is my life.

My cute roommate has no idea where to guess except she's convinced it won't be stateside haha so she just put a line of arrows away from the states.

We've got a good concentration in Australia.

Quite a few rooting for Sweden. 

But I would say most guesses are stateside. 

I can honestly say I'll be happy to just have a call some where on planet earth. I am so lucky. And still in awe that I even have this privilege. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Laugh it off

When life is hard, just laugh. And when life is really good, still laugh. Unfortunately, some of us (namely myself) have a problem with laughing. I just love laughing and sometimes I seriously cannot stop. Yesterday I had a laughing attack and my roommates were a little concerned. When I was in Sweden, Lisa documented one of these so called 'laugh attacks.' If you suffer from the same disease, I'd like to know I'm not alone.

It's kind of a good problem. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day is not lookin' too lucky...

Yesterday it was like 60 degrees! I went and played at the park and went on some walks to enjoy it while I could. And thank goodness I had the sense to do so because today it is a BLIZZARD. But I still got my green holiday spirit on.

My polka dot socks are a nice touch, right?

Secretly, I really love this holiday because:

+++ It marks 1 month until my birthday
+++ It's my cousin's birthday
+++ It's a low maintenance/low expectation holiday
+++ It's just a fun break from the monotony of this time of year. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This Decision was a big one...

So, as many of you know, I have been working on mission papers to serve a mission for my church! And trust me, it has been a long process. BUT, they are done and submitted and in just a couple of weeks I should be getting a letter telling me where I'm going!

Making the decision to serve a mission was not an easy one. Once I realized that it really was my choice, I thought, why wouldn't I go do this? I love Christ. And I want others to know about Him. This may be the only time in my life where I get the opportunity to devote my whole self for 18 months to just telling people about Him. 
Yes, it is hard.
Yes, it is full of uncertainties.
Yes, it requires faith. 
Yes, it is scary, but I decided that any decision I make, should not be determined by fear. 

I'm excited, nervous, scared, and anxious to know where I'll be sent. In just a few weeks I'll be posting about it. Until then, feel free to guess! 

Friday, March 7, 2014


I have this little book of my favorite pictures. And sometimes I just look at it and feel grateful. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Skyping for days

Thanks to google+ I'm able to talk to my cute little nephews over the internet! We had a fun time.

Okay so we get a little silly:) 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Salsa y chips

Salsa and chips is the only thing keeping me going right now. Between the stress of a test a day this week, and insomnia, I'm pretty much just living from moment to moment.

Early morning study sesh for a test I had today. 

I will survive.