Weekends are the greatest. Seriously. Here's a perfect example of a great weekend:
On Saturday I worked out and practiced my dance. Then I did some homework and showered and did laundry. Which means it was a successful day productivity-wise. Then we went to the devotional where we got to hear from Elder Clayton and Elder M. Russell Ballard. It was AWESOME. Here are some notes for future reference:
"When God sends us tribulations, he expects us to tribulate!"
- Mark Twain
"Grandchildren, they're like popcorn, they come so fast."
Make time to be alone. Read from the scriptures. And talk to your Father in Heaven. Have a personal interview with yourself. Ask for the Lord's help and inspiration and guidance. Be a sheep, not a goat. Listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd and stay on the right hand side of the white line.
"It's easier when you have a companion than when you don't have one."
"I know you've all been waiting for me to talk about marriage. I wouldn't want to disappoint you."
MARRIAGE: "I don't know why we make this whole process so hard."
"Brethren, wake up."
"Beautiful girls, put on a little lipstick. Don't go around looking like men."
I love M. Russell Ballard! He's so funny and down-to-earth.
Really, it was stellar. I love being spiritually uplifted by apostles of God.
Then Josh and I went on a double date. My first double with a sibling! It was SO fun. I highly recommend Thanksgiving Point. I definitely got my fill of haunted stuff. I'm not a huge fan of scary things (I've only watched THREE scary movies), but it was a ton of fun.
I love scarves. And I love getting ready for dates. My routine usually involves showering, getting dressed, putting on make-up, and a lot of jamming out to really loud music.
Then on Sunday we had two delicious meals courtesy of Mama Rush and Kimball 6. Diego put it best...that crew is hilarious. I love hanging out with them. And Sunday singing and ward prayer are always a good time. Nice notes are the best. Tate gave me my FAVORITE nice note of all time yesterday. It was an inside joke and it totally made my night.
*happy sigh* I really love our ward. I love my calling. I love the gospel. I love my family. I love my Savior. Really, if you focus on all the good in this life, you will be much happier. Because there's a whole lotta good.
I'm obsessed with fall.
And the pretty path.
He's a stud. All my brothers are.
Because of you, I think brothers are the bomb. Thanks for teasing me (nicely, please) and for putting up with my craziness. I know I can be quite the drama queen sometimes and kind of hyper...all the time. But it's only because I love you. A TON. And I can be myself around you. I feel so blessed to have best buds like you two for my brothers. And Tommy too!!
I love God's creations.