Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Week

Snow, dancing, reading, Tes make up, and plain old fun

Adorable Dalia dancing to Sleeping Beauty

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it is hard getting a picture with these 3 beautiful girls but i try everytime

Cutest Baby TESA!!!

Bowling Girls

it's always fun at Papas; these girls sure love him

Midway- Ping Pong Tournament, Huge dinner group,
and cold family pictures

it was a busy fun filled week with family which also included getting up at 3am to make it to Provo for black friday shopping. it was my fourth time in a row. my family thinks i'm crazy but it has now become my tradition.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

a beautiful eternal family

my heart aches for this dear family.
my friend, Lindsay, and her husband, Steven,
lost their beautiful son Jaren on friday.

my prayers are with them.

-Lindsay and Steven are so strong. the service was beautiful and instead of us trying to comfort them,
they comforted us (they both spoke).
the spirit was truly present and felt by all.-

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


i love this temple!
the Orlando temple is my favorite. it is also the first temple i did
baptisms for the dead in.

-i need to attend the temple more often to do baptisms. i went today day with my mother. i love that my mom will go with me and it makes the experience more special. i remember the days where we had to drive 5 hours and 3 hours to reach a temple when we lived out of state. and now i live so close to NINE temples. that is amazing! there is no good reason why i shouldn't be attending more. there is a great feeling there. the world, time, and your troubles are put aside. temples are AMAZING!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


My awesome roommate from last year, Becca,
is going on a mission to Wisconsin!

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here are some of us at her farewell.
i sure love this girl.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

ZOO Fun!!!

i finally made it to the Zoo. i think it had been over 10 years.

!!!I LoVe ElEpHaNtS!!!

African Elephants are my favorite species of Elephant
and the Zoo has 3 of them!

it was fun being able to go with my niece

some of the awesome animals we saw on our adventure

this Giraffe certainly enjoyed this pole

Miss Ava and the Gorilla hand

we had to go to the playground
and i had to get pictures with all the animals

It was such a great day at the Zoo. I was glad Callie, Erin, and Ava were able to come play with me. It was a well needed day to get out and have some fun.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

aren't we gorgeous?

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some of these pictures are horrifyingly ugly but...

we sure had a good laugh.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

To Be or Not To Be- That Is Not The Question!

i attended a fabulous CES fireside tonight by President Uchtdorf

im waiting to have the talk posted online so i can share some of it with his exact wording.
i almost didnt attend but i am so thankful i did. he answered 3 questions and all of them in some way pertained to and helped me. it was a wonderful and powerful talk!