Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy Birthday to ME!!

Twenty Two years ago on August 4, I happily entered this world. I can't believe how fast time goes by. I am grateful to be alive, and to have accomplished all that I have in the 22 years that I have been alive. I would have never thought that I would be where I am today. I have been blessed with an amazing family, friends, career, and am now blessed to fulfill my dream in nursing school. My parents spoiled me this year. I have really gotten into triathlons and have been borrowing my dads helmet so they got me my very own. They also got me an Ihome, and a really cute watch. Yes, I am spoiled, but hey thats what you get when you are the favorite ha ha!!

My parents were great and took me and some friends out on the lake. It was stormy when we left. People were looking at us like we were crazy, but we sure stayed away from the storm. I love this picture. Luckily this was behind us!!

Of course me and linds always have to be our goofy selves so we decided to be funny and put on the wet suits. Friends are hard to find, but I sure caught the best one out there. Linds is truly my best friend, and I wouldn't be who I was without her. She is beautiful inside, and out!!

Dad took us for one heck of a tube ride. I have never flown so high in my life. Literally I am lucky to be alive today!! Man, was it a good time though!!

It was a fabulous birthday, and I am now old!! Thanks everyone for the great day!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Nursing School Here I Come!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday night I was having a really hard night. All I could do was sit and cry. I have such and amazing life don't get wrong, but I just felt like I was going nowhere. Was a supposed to marry a certain fellow, go on a mission, move away for school, or who knew. I had been praying for a long time to receive and answer. Well Thursday I broke down, and just began to pour my heart out, and truly ask my Heavenly Father what I should be doing. Where was I supposed to go in my life. I thought so much about a mission! I have always wanted to go, but have had such a hard time leaving my life here. So I prayed really hard that night to find out what I was supposed to do. Well Friday came along and I got a call from an unknown number. What I didnt realize was that simple phone call would be the answer to my prayer. It was a lady named Sarah telling me that I was accepted into MATC nursing program, and would start AUG. 17. I am on my way to becoming a nurse, and fulfilling my dream!! I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who truly does hear and answer our prayers. Who loves me for me. Who has a plan for me, and will always be there for me every step of the way!! I am so excited to start the next chapter in my book! I know it won't be easy, but it will be WORTH IT!!

Logan's Companion

Logan my brother has been out on his mission for 13 months now. I can't believe how fast time is going. Logan is such an amazing missionary. He strives to be obedient, and to be the best missionary he possibly can be. He is such a huge example to me. I love him, and miss him dearly. This is a story that he sent us about his companion. I cried through the whole thing. To see the life that his comp went through, but yet he still have the faith to keep going, and now he and his family are receiving countless blessings because of his service.... I hope you enjoy!!

"You asked a little bit about my companion so i thinhk i am going togive you a little life story about him.He loves sharing with people his story and where he comes from and hisexperiences. I am going to start f rom when he was 8 years old. Heleft his mom and t wo sisters to go work in a circus until he was 15.In the circus was immitated people singing and dancing. One guy heimmitated is Juan Gabriel a famous gay guy who is a singer. There hepretty much lived in the street, got to take care of animals for thecircus, and made good money that he sent to his mom. At 15 he said hehad enough so he went home which was not much better. He is from SanPedro Zula in Honduras. Whenever he tells somebody he is from therethey cringe because it is really rough there. He joined a gang at 15but had to get beat up to join the gang. He regularly got shot at,regularly shot at other people, but never hit anyone, and regularlyrobbed peopel. He has lots of stories as you can imagine. He is afanatic with Soccer and is super good at is as well. Everyday from 15on he worked for his dad in construction and then after would go toplay soccer at the field in front of his house. He did that until hisdad was killed a year ago from April because somebody robbed him andshot him. Elder Bueso has never lived with his dad his whole life,built his house from what he learned from his dad at work. One daywhen he was playing soccer at the church he kicked the ball and brokethe window of the Stake PResidents car. The stake president said iwill not make you pay for it if you come to church with me. So he didand in 3 weeks changed his life, stopped drinking, stopped robbing andgot baptised. He still played soccer on sundays until about a yearago. He got baptised about 3 years ago. He was really hesitant to comeon the mission as he is about to turn 22 years old and did not want toleave his mom cause she doesnt work. A missionary there said that ifElder Bueso goes on a mission he promises to baptise his mom who was adie hard Catholic. Elder Bueso came on the mission and the 3rd day heentered Costa Rica on Christmas when he called his mom she couldnttalk because she was crying so the bishop talked to him and toldElder Bueso that his mom had been baptised that very Christmas day. Hecame to the missison saying bad words, just slang not obeying, notwanting to teach, and now is just a stud missionary, I am reallyblessed to be with him and we have never had any problems. I love him.I thought maybe you would liek that story cause i sure think it isincredible. He is a man of God and Heavenly Father has prepared hisway like crazy. The little things the Lord does right. I am loving being here mom i dont wanna be anywhere else but i know iam have so much stuff to learn. It is a good thing I got a year to goto hopefully learn all the Lord has in store for me."