Thursday, July 30, 2009
So I've decided that my new favorite temple is the San Diego temple. Now you have to know a lot goes into this decision. I have to be able to visit the temple... and see the celestial room! WOW! I really loved being able to go to California and see a ton of people I love, and to do a little temple work. It's incredible how wonderful you feel after you go to the temple. It's energizing. I'm grateful I have the opportunity and ability to go often. The temple is wonderful! *sigh
Well while I was in California I fell in love with my friend Brittany's family. I've adopted them as my own. It's been awhile... since I've fallen in love with people like this... since my mission. Staying at Brittany's house, eating wonderful food, and visiting with her family was utterly amazing. There are some spectacular people in this world, and I've fallen in love with a lot of them... at least the one's I've met! :D he he! That was one great part of my trip... It did just keep getting better.
The next best thing was my mission President's homecoming... really the whole reason for the trip! I can't believe how wonderful it was to see him again... and this time I could give him a hug. His hugs I rate to be the next best since hugging my dad. Him being tall helps! I honestly haven't felt so much care and love in a hug like that for a long time. I'm so grateful that I have been able to know him and his family. I adopt them for my own as well! I didn't want to come back home.
I believe this trip really was exactly what I needed when I needed it. I feel like I was able to receive a lot of inspiration, and direction while away. Answers to prayers can come from so many different places and people. Talking to Pres. Waddell was exactly what I needed. I can do anything. I really just need to believe in myself! :D
California was beautiful and Delightful... I hope I can get back there someday soon.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Last night, pretty late, (more for me than the others who were with me) we decided that Philly cheese steaks sounded really good. I offered to make them. ...And we did! I haven't made these sandwiches in forever. Man were they heavenly. The perfect late night meal/activity...
Afterward we went and watched one of the old star wars. Now this movie I really haven't seen in forever. I forgot pretty much everything about it. It was super cheesy... especially Luke's acting. My favorite character is probably either Chubaka...or C3P0. (The big hairy carpet, that doesn't shut up... and the dramatic robot.) I've been up way to late this past week. I need to be careful... But I just can't help myself! ja ja! I just really enjoy spending time with friends. I might as well live it up. :D CLASSIC!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Anyway, I had the best birthday ever. I honestly had a blast. I think it was because of so many wonderful people that shared memories with me. As you can see we went to Denny's. Thanks to Holly! I have some wonderful friends, for which I am truly grateful. Normally I hate Birthday's and try to avoid any attention at all, but this year I wanted it to be fun. I think we succeeded.
July has been fantastic so far... and I expect it will continue to be so. I have a lot to look forward to. Things this summer haven't gone as I have expected, but in the midst of it all, I have found some comfort in the arms of my Savior, and also in the unexpected friendships I have made.
I taught Sunday School today. We talked a lot about how God is leading everyone of His children.. there is a plan for each of us, all we have to do is seek His will, and take His hand. God Loves us so much and provides. Sometimes it's hard to humble ourselves and accept His will, and that it's better than our own desired path, but as we do, we tend to be blessed beyond measure. God will always fulfill His promises. I know that. I have been extremely blessed. I am very happy!
Monday, July 6, 2009
The fourth for me was spectacular. I got to see a parade, swim in the pool, hangout with some wonderful people, and even go to a BBQ on a blind date. I was again was convinced that we do live in a small world. I knew some of the people there already... and some others knew my family.
I do have to say though, what a blessing it is to have some little one's in my life... even if they aren't mine. Two of the little boy's at this BBQ really melted my heart. I loved every minute I had to get to know their mom... (I think she's spectacular btw) and to help them light sparklers and play with them.
Then Sunday I got to go to a family baby blessing. My uncle John's family is just gorgeous. I can't believe how grown up and beautiful his two oldest daughters are. I remember when they were teeny tiny. The whole time I was admiring all of my extended family and feeling super blessed to be a small part of such a wonderful legacy. I LOVE my family... extended and all!!
Something else that's great is that you can start to feel that same type of love with so many other wonderful people. I have become friends with so many fantastic and amazing people lately. It's the same kind of feeling I had when I fell in love with people on my mission.
I feel like I have a purpose again... I remembered and have felt that feeling confirm that I am where I am suppose to be. Things may happen and I may doubt myself for a second or two... but God is always looking out for me. THANK YOU MY ANGELS! (p.s. I believe I have several angels in my life... mortal and post-mortal...God knows my need for them.)
So the fourth was wonderful. I am so grateful that I live in such a wonderful country. I pray that God can protect us... (as much as He will)
So... another wonderful July thing... driving around in a hot car with no A.C. but jamming out to some fun and new music. Or better said... watching the driver jam out... cuz I didn't know any of the songs. :D MeHEE
So, I had a definite failed attempt at long-boarding. Ya.. me on a long board. HA! I didn't realize it was so hard to balance on a piece of wood on wheels... but it is!
My Bishops wife is the best.. Just thought I would throw that out there.. It's true. I really enjoy her company. I hope that we can get together, cook and share recipes. She amazes me. I don't know how she managed to whip up such a fantastic FHE.. refreshments and all when it was thrown on her thirty mins. before... SURPRISE!!! But she's just wonderful like that!
More evidence that I'm in the right spot!
Oh, and the Job interview I feel went rather well. Tomorrow we shall see. No matter what happens I know that at least I'm where I'm suppose to be.. and God will always direct my path.
Pues.... bona nit.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I had a slushy from 7-eleven. hopefully I get more sleep tonight then when I last indulged in a fizzy beverage... (this was a slushy one... even better!) We'll see!