Friday, July 27, 2012


Here are 5 things that have made me laugh since being home, aka since Sunday:

1. Direct quote from Elliot: "I'm not cutsie wootsie, I'm a fierce warrior!"

2. Mandie belly flopping into the pool on a floatie. (had to be there. But it was so funny!)

3. This. I can't even begin to tell you how funny this is!

4. Playing curses with Elliot, Ashleigh, and Mandie!

5. Watching Dad try to pick up our big red dog Maggie. She did NOT appreciate it!

Here are 5 things that have just made me happy since being home:

1. TWO letters from a very special person!

2. A sleepover with the bestie. :)

3. Swimming with the family.

4. Getting an iPhone! Heck yes!

5. Shopping with my Momma.

On a scale of 1 to 10, my life is a 10. :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Life in Black and White

Every day, I am adding little strokes to my canvas of life. Everything I do, say, see, and feel is a stroke on my canvas, painting a masterpiece that will hopefully continue to be enhanced, stroke by stroke. I've been thinking quite a bit about my canvas, and I have come to the conclusion that my canvas is in black and white. Marvelous and breathtaking pictures can be done in black and white, but it could be so much more enhanced with a splash of color. The color to my canvas is a work in progress, and it seems as if it won't be an addition to my canvas until August 2013. So for now, I will have to continue on in my black and white life, making it as beautiful as I can right now, day by day, stroke by stroke.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Dream Job

Last week, I was an EFY counselor, which has been my dream job for about 6 years now, and I have to say, it is not at all what I expected it to be. It was better... eventually. The first day, it was a really rough experience for me. I didn't know anyone, or what was going on, or what I should be doing, or what to expect. To put it lightly, I was totally clueless. I wanted to quit, even before the kids arrived, but I didn't. When the kids came, it was intimidating! I had 12 beautiful 15 year old girls, and I had no clue what to do with them! Slowly but surely, we came to know each other better, hour by hour, and day by day. I was in charge of these girls for a week, and it was so hard! Trying to teach them how to better feel the Spirit, how to study the scriptures, more about their divinity, it's a humbling thing to do! I did learn, that if I am teaching lessons, it's more for me as a teacher. But if I teach the girls, it is more for them, and I am a better tool in the Lord's hands for him to use to help these girls become the amazing women they were destined to be. I love being an EFY counselor. I have my second session starting tomorrow, and I can't wait! I've learned many things from this experience, and I can't wait to see what I learn this week. :)