Well friends, I thought it might be time to update on events happening lately.
There has been so much! I'll start with the lovely Relief Society event we had just before Valentine's Day. We made Chocolove boxes, they were so fun and cute!
It was my roommate Bridgette's lovely idea. She got a cupcake book for her birthday, and thought these little mini cupcakes would be a fun idea. She was right! Everyone loved it!
Next came Valentine's Day. I spent the day with my family, in Winslow! I was working with my mom on flower arrangments, fun!
And.... our best friends, Tyson and John, left the sweetest surprise on our doorstep!
And, Kymber and I played our favorite game, Super Model Documentary Hour! Have you ever seen Superstar??
Well, we love to play that game when we are SUPER bored...
Also, I got to see my beautiful baby girls! Oh how I love them!
Both of them are Little Miss Attitude in the cutest way!
I went to an institute dance and drug Kymi and Dodee along, they always love it when I do that!
And by love I mean HATE.
Such a poor sport.
Kymi was a little better!
We dressed up a little crazy, but it was fun!
Next we had a fun night of SODA Pong and Rock Band, I sure do love my friends, never a dull moment!
Admit it, this picture is SWEET!
Ok next comes... my Ragnar Relay! I have a little quote that describes Ragnar...
"Ragnar: it's all fun and games until it's your turn to run."
Te he he. Don't let me fool you, I had a blast! So as you know, we were running for Mccoy and Desmond. Desmond has lieukemia and Chrones, and Mccoy has Chrones as well. They have the most amazing mother and family who work so hard to show all the love and support they possible can during this time. We wanted to win for Dez, we wanted to bring home the gold for them!
Due to some very sad and unfortunate events, the race didn't turn out the way anyone expected. A young man from the race was involved in a tragic accident that changed the entire pace of the run. My prayers are with the family of the boy. My heart goes out to them.
The most important thing was that we ran with all we had. Every one of us pushed ourselves to the max. We gave it everything we had for Coy and Dez. I know that every step we took was for them. There were times when it seemed we couldn't continue on, and yet we finished because we knew that they would have the strength to keep going if it were them. One woman on our team has a terrible condition that causes her foot to ache in pain with every step, she was in tears, and yet she continued on. It was amazing. We joined together as a team and helped her finish her leg. The entire thing was such a team effort, it was an amazing experience, one I will never forget. I would be honored to join these women again in another race.
These are the amazing kiddies we did this all for. The photos were so inspiring.
The night runs are kind of intense!
This was my post-Ragnar-Olympic-bite-your-medal-photo. I was way too proud of that thing.
Other than that, life has just been school! I have been faced with some major and interesting decisions lately that greatly effect my future and plans I have been making for about two years now. Things have been hard, but I am realizing prayer, family and friends can help in so many ways. I was watching the Sandlot the other night and it gave me some of the best advice I have heard so far.
I hope we can all remember this when we are faced with any decision. Following my heart was about all I can do lately. No matter what, in the end I am the only one who can make choices, and I am the one who deals with the consequences. This really is a blessing. Sometimes I don't love agency, I wish someone would just tell me what to do. But I am realizing more than ever that it is so wonderful to get to choose.
My choices have made me happier than I have been in a long time. I learned to follow my heart, stand up for what I know is right, and don't look back. Standing up for yourself can be one of the most important things you ever do. It may seem hard at the time, but don't let it get you down. After the rain...
And... after I made all these decisions I...
*Painted my toenails*
*Plucked my eyebrows*
*Shaved my legs*
*Put on my high heels*
*Grabbed my glasses*
*Walked out the door*
*Hit this city*
....more or less acted like a girl for the first time in a while. And I rather enjoyed it if I do say so.