Friday, March 27, 2009

An Amazing Week!!!

So Monday Night our ward had Family Home Evening with President and Sister Clark. It was more of a question and answer session. We just happen to move in to the right wards. Last year we were able to have Family Home Evening with them in our old ward and then in this new ward. It was really good!
Then Wednesday night was Grad Night with President and Sister Clark. Sister Clark spoke first and then President Clark. They both did an excellent job. She discussed some people having fear and some people are just ready to hit the world hard after they graduate. I have been a little fearful because I always thought I would get pregnant and be a stay at home mom, but that is not what Heavenly Father has in store for us right now. No more school but hitting the workforce, kind of scary. I plan to work so I can help Matt get through school when he applies to KU. But Sister Clark read 1 Nephi 22: 25 which states, "And he gathereth his children from the four quarters of the earth; and he numbereth his sheep, and they know him; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd; and he shall feed his sheep, and in him they shall find pasture." Heavenly Father knows your name and my name. He has a plan for me! It might be a different plan than what I am imagining but he will guide Matt and I. Just from that scripture I gain greater confidence, hope, faith, and strength. President Clark also talked about holding onto the Iron Rod by reading our scriptures, going to the temple, having Family Home Evening, and many other important principles. Then he discussed whirlwinds of dust and mists of darkness and how it is so important to grasp the iron rod. Then he told us to beware of the inner circle of people in the work force. They might or believe they have power. He said within ourselves we will see a change and start seeing work, hobbies, and extra curriculum activities are more important then family. I hope Matt and I can always remember family comes first. We will have darkness in this world, but President Clark remarked how that as darkness increase their will be more light in this world. I strongly believe that, look at the gospel spreading and temples being built! Students at Brigham Young University-Idaho will be a light unto the world and employees will wonder where they came from. President Clark said something to the effect of how wonderful it has been to live in "Zion." I am grateful for this University, and for the power it has had on my life. I am grateful that I could receive secular knowledge as well as gospel knowledge here. I know the Lord will bless us!

Then today I had the promoting to go to the temple this morning. I didn't have any assignments or projects due so I did and it was amazing! I love the Rexburg Temple, it is so beautiful. I love the feeling I get everytime I go, the spirit! I can't wait for our family to come and hopefully we can go! Then later today, I got an e-mail from a lady in KS telling me she received my resume and wants to interview me!!! The Lord truly does bless you when you listen and follow the promptings of the Lord. Only 2 more weeks till graduation!!!! Whoot Whoot!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Erin's Birthday and the New Do

Erin's birthday was awhile ago and her husband Devin, threw her a surprise birthday party! Erin and I are both from the Kansas City area. We have gotten to know each other through stake dances, girl's camp, and fun sleep-overs! We then decided to live together when we found out we were both coming to Brigham Young University-Idaho! I think we lived together for 8 semesters! I have many fun and adventurous memories living with Erin. Our apt. days came to an end when we decided to get married, which was perfect because we got engaged and married around the same time! I am glad I didn't have to room with anyone else! Erin continues to be a great example to me and I am grateful for her friendship.

These girls (Shar and Jenny) were our other two roommates of fall 2006 semester! We also roomed with Heather and Katie however they are currently on missions. I think that was the best semester! We had so much fun together! We each took turns cooking 1 night a week! They are amazing cooks! Another found memory is each of us getting a date and having Chinese night! Our apt. was decorated with Chinese decorations. We had Chinese food for dinner with chopsticks while setting on the floor and watching Freaky Friday (which related to our Chinese night).
Shar and I. Shar just recently had a cute little boy while I was pretending to be prego at the time with her.

My neighbor cut my hair and she did an excellent job! I love it! Short hair is so much eaiser to do!