Monday, August 14, 2017

Moving Away

Summer was really busy, with work and people. I loved being home with my family and spending time with friends back in Texas, but sadly I also knew it was coming to an end. 

I took family photos and Raymond's senior pictures (lots of fun). 

I'm not really a fan of traveling by myself. It's kindof scary. But I do love adventures, so. 

I love being able to see mountains again. Was always a comfort growing up. 

It's weird driving past temples and church buildings again when they're on almost every block. But it's also  really cool. It was awesome drive less than 20 minutes to the temple!  

Even though it was a little scary to finally be out on my own, it's going be a fun adventure. I've made friends and I have cousins close by. :)

Have a great week! I think I'll try updating more frequently again. :)


Thursday, June 15, 2017

It's June? What?

So many pictures this past two weeks. . . Not sure I can put them all on here. . . xD

Now I'll just talk about what I did that made it so I didn't post last week.

My boss asked me to go to a training camp to become the aquatics director at Bovay. I agreed, because they really needed one and I like water. I drove there with coworkers to the camp which is near Dallas/Fort Worth area - yay long drive! Bleh.

When I arrived, I found out that I couldn't be an aquatics director because I wasn't a lifeguard yet (I get that training sometime in the next few weeks), which was something I had mentioned to my boss, like, don't I need this for that? and he said no so I didn't worry about it. Until I got there. My coworker, Miss Becca, called and arranged things and I was able to stay at the camp to become a program director. I think I had more fun doing that than I would've with aquatics. . . :)

It was a crazy week but also kindof fun. :)

As it it now almost the end of June. . . haha. I think I'm way behind now. Well, some highlights: Lisa turned two. Natalie came home. :) We went hiking. Made some new friends. Three of our cousins came to stay for a week - fourteen children is a LOT. It's been a while since we had to use two cars, our fifteen passenger didn't quite fit sixteen people, but we had fun!

So many things wow. 

Today is Hannah's seventh birthday! It's crazy how time flies. 

Well. I've found I'm to leave Texas soon. I planned everything, so I knew this would happen, but I find I don't want to leave my family. I fly up to Utah August 8th, and I'm going to live there and work until I can get instate tuition at Utah State. :) It's going to be a fun adventure!!! 

Haha, hope everyone has a great week. 


Monday, May 15, 2017

Camping Alone and Happy Mothers Day!!

It was a pretty good week. 

I worked on Monday. At FHE we played murder in the dark. 
Tuesday and Wedsneday I worked. Thursday was institute. 
On Friday and Saturday I went camping with nine of my younger siblings and no parents. Somehow we survived. ;) I went to a YSA event on saturday at the beach in Galveston (California beaches have ruined any other beach for me, sadly - or not, as there Galveston ones are gross in my opinion). I had a lot of fun with my friends, even if the drive there and back were long. 
Today I was in charge of getting said nine younger siblings to church by myself. Whooohooo. I taught my five year olds about the importance of the Book of Mormon and why it is the word of God. :) Spent the rest of the day wishing I could sleep. 
Also I'm going to be the chauffeur for the week. This should be an adventure. :)

Love y'all,


Monday, May 8, 2017

Birthday and Star Wars

Well this has been a fun week! 

This is Coach Kalani (am I spelling it how he does? No clue!) and Ty at the BYU Fan Fest. It was cool to meet someone else with the same name! 

On Monday I had to work in the morning. I went to the library after to organize some mission pictures (I took around a thousand pictures in my first area alone. . .) and was there until it closed. Mom and the littles made it there just after to pick me up on their way home from the park. For FHE we played dodgeball. 

Tuesday I drove Lydia to seminary. 

Thursday I drove to seminary. It was Star Wars day (May the 4th be with you) and also my birthday. It is really weird that I'm 21. . . But its okay. One of my companions from my mission, Cora, called me and we made The Eternally Sober Club. :) I finally saw The Force Awakens. Sadly, I had to work on my birthday as I forgot to ask for it off. For institute we had an assessment and then played games, one where you are on a team and one person picks a name out of a bowl and has to get their team to guess who it is without you saying the name. The other was more. . . Interesting. We sat in a circle and there was a blindfolded person in the middle who had to use a pillow and sit on someone's lap and then had to guess who the person was after the person quacked. Awkward. 

Friday I had work again. 

Saturday we went to a BYU Fan Fest. It was fun. :) I got slightly sunburned because Texas and no shade. I hung out with a friend for a little and then after dinner we watched Rogue 1. I am sad with the ending. Grr. Oh well. 

Sunday I only had one kid in class. We talked about obedience being something we do because of our love of God and our faith in Him. I went to a YSA Broadcast, Elder Kim Clark and his wife spoke. It was awesome. 

I hope everyone has a great week! :)