I apologize for the lack of blog posts.
and who might you ask am I apologizing to? myself.
anywho. the last month and a half have been a little crazy.
First off... I had three fabulous friends from BYU come up and visit for a weekend.
It was magnificent.
kara and I showing our obvious sass. (gotta love the dirt on the butt.)
me with the three musketeers at Spud Lake in Durango
obviously we had to do a "weed" picture. I mean come on. It's Colorado.
my kara and I. don't mind how awkward my body shape looks...
I finished teaching my first set of hip hop dance classes
yes that is my real job
my beginner class :)
aaaaand my lovely high school class :)
THEN I was in Reno NV for my beautiful friend Annie's wedding...
I was a liiiiiiiittle bored on my flight...
aaaand the car ride there got a little cray
the happy couple right after they got out of the temple.
what an incredible blessing it was for 2/3 of the bridesmaids to be able to be in the sealing room with her!
including myself :)
selfie with the bride and groom
the whole crew
the BYU babes
I am SO glad I was able to share this special day with her!!
After the wedding, we all drove the San Francisco for the week!
I had never been to northern Cal so it was all new
and SUCH a blast
taking in the salty California air
the gorgeous pebble beach
ferry-ing past Alcatraz
enjoying the sunshine state
we even biked the golden gate bridge!
typical san fran pic
you always need the close-up
check out all those hot ladies
and my personal favorite... they're just jealous of my sweet locks.
Now for the BEST NEWS
my last day in San Fran my mom called to tell me that my cousin Weston was being transferred to Dixie
Regional Medical Center in St. George!
aaaand that the day after I get back we were braving the 9 hour car ride to see him
I was PUMPED.
not for the car of course,
would you take a look at this good lookin kid?
I mean WOW.
I was nervous to see him as you never know if he will recognize you or not
but immediately knew it was me. stood up. and hugged me tighter than I could imagine.
He proceeded to tell me that he remembered I was going on a mission
and asked me all about my dating life (that he thought existed)
we talked and talked and talked until I was asked to leave so he could rest
but before I left he looked me in the eyes and told me he loved me
and that he would pray for me every single day of my mission
that the amount of love he has been feeling in the hospital
is the same amount I will feel in the field
I love this kid. He always knows best.
THHHHEEEEEN we had the fourth of July, family come visit from Portland, a TON of mission prep, and a
lot of time hanging out at the lake... a total blast.
But I will quit boring you with zillions of pictures.
in a second
This last picture if of a beautiful family that just got baptized.
Willie Riegel is my best friend's brother. He lives here in "the RAD".
about a year back I had the elders over to teach my friend Maddie
It wasnt really her gig
sadly the elders stopped teaching her
but from it sparked Willie and his wife Amanda's interest
In December while I was home from BYU I called the missionaries
I felt a sudden urge that they need to teach the Riegel Family
They immediately came over to get information on them
And have been teaching them every since
July 12th they, along with their 10 year old daughter were baptized
what a treasure it was for me to be able to witness that before my mission
life is good
God is great
and the church is true