Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Inspiration for the Day

"Don't demand things that are unreasonable but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference." Elder Russell M. Nelson.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Continuing Promise 2013

I've wanted to do this humanitraian trip on the Navy Hospital Ship for years now. I think my opportunity has finally arrived. I have to submit my application and preference for destination in the next couple of weeks. Right now I am leaning for rotation #6 or #7. Suggestions?!?!

1) Entire project: April 7- August 28, 2013
2) April 7-22: Costa Rica
3) April 21-May 19: Peru
4) May 31-June 25(29): El Salvador, Nicaragua
5) July 5-16: Honduras
6) July 5-August 12: Honduras, Guatemala, Belize
7) July 31-August 28: Belize, Jamaica
8) August 18-28: Jamaica

Friday, September 14, 2012



Rise and Shout!!! The Holy War Rivalry weekend is here. I'm not gonna lie that I wish it was still around Thanksgiving. It's taken a different meaning this year seeing that most of my new friends in SLC are die hard Utes. The BYU flag is waving proudly at our house and the game day prep has begun. Let's go Cougars!!! Best purchase I ever made? BYU medical scrubs. Wearing them loud and proud!!!

Here's a little taste of some Friday Night Texas High School Football.
Yes, this is in the new Cowboys Stadium. Go Carroll Dragons!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quote of the Day

"Don't save something for a special occasion. Every day of your life is a special occasion." -Thomas S. Monson-

You can be excellent in every way. You can be first class. There is no need for you to be a scrub. Respect yourself. Do not feel sorry for yourself. Do not dwell on unkind things others may say about you. Polish and refine whatever talents the Lord has given you. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life and look for its opportunities.  -Gordon B. Hinckley-

I'm going to try to live these quotes. 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Take 10 Seconds

Today I was reading my friend Liz's blog. She is one of my good friends. We met when we were Relief Society Presidents in our BYU student singles ward and she has forever been someone who is just such a light to people. She was such a support system to me and always had the best advice on life. She is also a nurse and so she was naturally someone who I respected. ;0) She posted this video on her blog titling it "Well, This Made Me Cry." I too cried when I watched this video. Today my mom left to go back to serve in China for another year. How I am going to miss her so. This morning I went upstairs and my mom was just hurrying about to get everything situated and ready to go for their flight. She came up to me and gave me the biggest hug in the world. My mom is only 5 ft 2in (I'm 5ft 7 in) so she was just this little lady with her arms around me. She hugged me for a long time, at least much longer than usual. She then started to cry. She started saying how she wanted to say that she was sorry for not being there for some important moments in my life. My parents have been on missions since I was 19. I had to grow up fast and learn a lot of things most young single girls don't learn. Sometimes ever. I have to admit, there are times when I wished my mom had been there but I know she is doing a great thing and supporting my dad in what he feels is right. Sometimes it's hard but I know that their example and impact on the world is much more important. This video made me think of a couple of people in my life but my mom being at the very top of the list. I was obsessed with Mr. Rogers when I was little. I watched him every morning take off his shoes and put on his sweater. I sung along with him every day the words "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood." Just take a moment to watch this. It's wonderful.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Song of the Day

Can't get this song out of my head. Oh it's so good!!! It's in the movie Country Strong, recorded by Sara Evans, and written by Hillary Scott who is in the video. She is in Lady Antebellum. Looks like this will be my next song that I attempt to learn on the guitar. I love the piano version on this rendition.