Friday, February 20, 2009

I Love to see the Temple

Well about a month ago my YW president asked me if i knew a girl named Sara. Well i knew of her but i didnt really know her. She was a Sophomore, and we had totally different social groups. But i did do her hair for a play. Well it turned out that she was currently taking the missionary discussions. I thought to myself, yep just another girl that wants to get baptized so some boy will like her ,and when he leaves her she will wont have anything to do with the church. Thinking back i cant believe i thought that. And i will never think that about anyone ever again! Then the missionaries came over and asked me if i would consider befriending her.... ha really weird question what are you going to say.... NO? haha . So, the next day at school i went up to her and invited her to the YW activity. We went to Lava and i think she had a really good time. Then i was asked to go to the lessons. At that time i was really busy and had no time to do anything. But i figured the Lord was trying to answer my prayers so i better do it. So i went and i LOVE THEM! They are so amazing! I love going to the discussions with Sarah. Not to mention how much my love has grown for her. Its amazing how when you serve someone you create this Christ- like love for that person. I care about her so much. Then, we planned a trip to go up to the Temple with the Elders, and after many attempts to find a time... we finally did it! We were going to go to the visitors center and watch the Joseph Smith movie. The VC is totally different now! Everything is new, and touch screen. Not to mention the statue of Christ. I think she had a good experience. We really enjoyed looking at all the temples. And trying to figure out which one is the best. Then we watched the movie and it had a totally different meaning to me.It made me realize how lucky i am. I cant even try to imagine what life is like with out having the gospel. I was extremely lucky to be born into a family of good parents and brothers and sisters which are amazing examples to me. I felt so much gratitude. Overall it was an experience i will never forget. The feeling that i had. The thought that came to my mind. That this is why we are here. We are here to bring in the lost sheep .... bring them back to the fold. Im so lucky i was chosen to go threw this experience with Sara. I love it! I love going to the lessons and will continue going to them. It makes me really want to go out and serve a mission. But with my luck i would be called to go to Japan.

In picture: E. Cheney ( Georgia), E. Patterson ( Canada), Me, Sara, Korinda (Sara's friend), Marty,Regan,Tawny.

Lizzy & Ali

So last summer I was a part time nanny. The girl i watched was Alison. It was amazing we connected immediately! She loves animals, history, AMERICAN GIRLS, and animal planet! I mean it was meant to be. Well Alison is a very shy and cautious girl. Her father struggled with horrible cancer for a long time and passed away a couple of years ago. I really wanted to do something that would bring her out of her shell. But b4 i new it the summer was over and I had to go back to school. Then her mom called me and asked me if i could watch her on valentines day. I WAS STOKED! When I arrived at the house ( side not really cute... so her mom was going on a date .... it was like the 1st one in a really long time. She was all dressed up cute and was so nervous. She kept asking me if it was too much make up, is my hair okay, this jacket or this one, or maybe i should wear a skirt.... it was cute) Anyways i found Ali in her bedroom reading...shocker! But this time i had something up my sleeve. You see Ali is a really Conservative girl. She doesn't really dress up. her hair is always simply pulled back and shes always sports the timeless blue jeans & t-shirt look. So what is it that i did that was awesome? I brought a fun basket. Full of candy, Flowers,buttons,nail polish, hot sticks, music! We were going to have an 80's night! Well she wanted to have a Egyptian 80's night so ya we did it!I put her hair in the hot stick and did her makeup like an Egyptian. I was so excited to take out her hair and give her " big hair" . We did nails and put gems on the, ate candy, made flower hair clips, and danced. I couldn't believe it she was comeing out of her shell! Then came the moment of truth! I took out the hot sticks and almost passed out! Her gorgeous red hair was in perfect curls all around her head. ( at this point i was mad i made her make up so crazy. She wanted it up, so we put it up and she was SO beautiful! She doesn't believe it but anyone would kill to have her looks.Then with the touch of a flower she decided to go all out. She put on a formal and sparkle shoes and we took photos. Then she wanted to go get ice cream in her gown ( totally not Ali ) So we did, but not with out her coat ( or mink shawl) . And then we went to Walgreen's so she could strut her stuff at 11:30 = ) Well the night came to an end and what do you do at midnight when the girl you are babysitting should go to bed? You make you tube videos of course! Ha check it out i think we made like 3. Well there you go. Just thought i would tell you my amazing valentines night. No boys, no adults...... just 2 immature girls wanting to have fun!