Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
that big dark spot looks super stitchy up close.
Other than that, today was fantastic. Every year over Christmas break we go and visit some of my dad's patients that don't have a lot of family to be with over the holidays. It is always a really neat experience, but this year was especially touching. We went to go visit one of his patients and assisted living and she was so grateful that we came. She almost started crying. It made me so happy. There are people every day that need attention, love, and maybe even some gifts. and we can reach out to them in the littlest ways. even a hug can mean so much to someone.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The last few days have been amazing.
lunch and shopping dates with my mom.
laying around all day because I have no homework to do.
watching movies and playing games with my family every night.
cuddling with my dog.
I always have these silly little realizations. well, you know. The other day my brother asked me to help him put Christmas cards in envelopes. I was headed up to my computer to organize my iTunes library (yeah I have nothing better to do.) and then I thought suddenly that I should really help him with it. So I did for a few minutes. Maybe it wasn't really that important, but I had this thought that I should help him and that my computer would be there later. It was a really cool thing.
I also had a realization that no matter what happens next semester, life is going to be great. and fun. and exciting. and hard sometimes. but it will still be great.
Is it bad that one of my goals this Christmas break is to beat a video game?
Don't worry. I am also doing productive things like reading and making ornaments and do my dismay, cleaning. haha.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
1. moan every two minutes about how much boys suck
2. make every little pain seem like the worst thing ever
3. complain about how you have to do homework while you are doing fun things
4. talk about how your friends just like you for your food, money, etc...
5. mention many times that you are failing your classes, when you are, in fact, at least passing all of them.
6. repeat step 1 every day. several times. even when you have no reason to be doing it. you probably won't have any friends soon because they will be sick of you, but who cares really?
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I'm going to relax a little by cooking up some delicious food
and having a little roommate Christmas party.
and then it is back to the books for me.
Here's what I am making tonight!
I can already guarantee that mine won't look as delicious as that picture. but hopefully it will taste just as good.
I was just watching this hilarious video my family made based on a crazy Tarzan song.
it makes me laugh when I watch the video my family made to this song and it gets me so excited to go home. I love my family.
not to mention beautiful sunny days!
and our huge Christmas tree that is going to look so beautiful.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
we tried pretty much every perfume/cologne they had to offer.
we stared at the candy for hours.
we took our blood pressure.
we laughed and all the "value packs" that weren't actually cheaper.
we smelled every type of candle you could ever imagine.
we looked at all the Christmas decorations.
we laughed at the college girl being pushed in a cart. (weird)
and then we came home and played gamecube. then we tried to break in to the pool and walk on the ice. but we couldn't.
now I have a lot to do. :)
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
One of the most fun things we have done so far.
too bad they all landed on the roof.
this is Caroline.
She is quite the spunky little girl.
She quotes Kid History and Divine Comedy like crazy.
and it's so cute.
we got to pet turtles in science club.
definitely the kids' favorite part.
they bought me this donut. so cute.
I got this note from one of the kids.
his mom does host the club, but still.
I love it.
bonus of the day.
my sister came and surprised me with Christmas cookies
Monday, December 5, 2011
I'm just being a drama queen. typical. and it better stop soon or things are going to be interesting.
The funny part is that was all that was said during fast and testimony meeting. Learn to be patient and wait. Find joy in the journey. I'm going to work on that this week :)
Thursday, December 1, 2011
I'm usually a pretty closed off person and I don't like to share my feelings. and I NEVER like to ask for help. but this semester I have seen that I feel so much better when I talk to other people about what I am upset about, what I need, or if something is bothering me. It helps so much.
I can't do everything on my own. It has taken me a long time to realize that it is perfectly fine to ask others if you need something. This semester has been pretty stressful with all my teaching hours, and one time I just could not get everything ready for science club that I needed to. (Wednesdays I am ridiculously busy.) I had no clue what to do so finally I just asked my roommate if she could help me prepare the stuff for science club since I would not get it done before class. and of course she said yes! so, it's good to let others know when you need help.
Learning this lesson really parallels with knowing that I cannot do anything without Christ. I have also learned this semester that I need Him in my life. He's the one that I tell everything to and he knows ALL my struggles. I think that Heavenly Father needs me to know that I need to depend on others more because I can't do it alone. It might have worked for awhile, but I will have trials where I will absolutely need the support of others, and most of all I need to depend on my Savior.
Here's a great quote that emphasizes this. It was on my kindness quote of the day calendar and I LOVE it.
"Independence? That’s middle class blasphemy. We are all dependent on one another, every soul of us on earth." – George Bernard Shaw