Today I am grateful for Grant....again. I would be lying if I told you that he wasn't a HUGE part of my life. Even though he has been gone nearly 16 months and 800 miles away and I only get to email him once an week, letters every other week, talk on the phone at Christmas and Mother's Day, we are still closer than we were when he left. I know that even though he is miles away he still loves me and cares about me. I know that when I have something important to say in his email or letter that he will read it and help me in any way that he can. I love that we can still laugh with one another over email or letters or however. I am so grateful for the amazing influence that he has had on my life and forever will. Because of his example I am a much stronger person spiritually, I am able to laugh at the things that used to make me so mad, and I am able to open up to someone and not keep everything all bottled up. I love this guy more than anything and I cannot wait to see him again!
Friday, November 30, 2012
Today I am grateful for coming home! I probably have been grateful for this one more than once but it really is something to be grateful for. I am only an hour and fifteen minutes away from home so when I get out of class on Thursdays I am usually Malta bound. I love being able to be so close to my family and to still have the opportunity to spend so much time with them. I love coming home I am such a small town girl that I can still barely handle Twin it just isn't for me. So this summer I am moving home haha like I said I would never do and living here for the summer until I decide what the next step is!
Today I am grateful for doctors. I have recently really had a hard time staying healthy. On Nov. 11 I woke up with a headache that got progressively worse until the point I called my mom bawling and she got me a doctors appointment. I had a really bad virus so he sent me on my way. On the 23rd I finally felt better then by the 26th I had a really sore throat and I figured it was just the dry air and I wasn't getting enough liquids. Well by the 28th my tonsils were swollen to the point that they were touching my uvula and I couldn't swallow anything even my own saliva (gross I know). So I went to the doctor once again and I had yet another virus or bacterial infection they weren't sure which. So here I am sick again and if I don't get feeling better by next week I get a mono test. I am so grateful for modern medicine and doctors who are able to give me medicine to make me feel better!
Today I am grateful that I have the gospel in my life. I have been blessed in so many ways because I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of this gospel I am a much happier person with a better perspective on life and trials and blessings and tons of other stuff. I feel so blessed to know that my family really is FOREVER and one day I will have a family of my own that I get to spend all time and eternity with. I am grateful for the scriptures and what a blessing they have been in my life. I can really tell a difference in my week or day when I make the effort to read my scriptures and say my prayers. I feel so blessed to have the gospel in my life and I am also grateful for my testimony.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Today I am grateful for getting ahead on homework. I actually did do homework over Thanksgiving break and now that I am back in Twin and I see the pile of work I have to do before finals and I get a huge feeling of relief when I realize that I am actually ahead on some of my work. I am no where near perfect and I still have a ton to do but I am grateful for getting ahead and having a little itty bit of breathing room.
Some people go to college and party with their roommates, some go to college and go out at night with their roommates, some go to college and spend all night on pinterest and take pictures in front of their Christmas tree and look hot in their sweat pants and lets just say "day 2's". I fall into the third category minus the day 2's.
Alaina is pretty and she knows it
Karrie creeping behind the couch....classic
Fluffing the day 2 hair
Karrie smelling the tree
The look when Ryan Reynolds comes on the TV
They kinda like The Proposal
Roommate Christmas picture
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Today I am grateful for crying! Weird I know but I am grateful every time I bawl my eyes out as I pull out of my driveway you know why......because that means Malta, Idaho is still my true home. I am grateful every time I cry and moap around because I miss Grant because that is a reminder of how much I love him and how extremely lucky I am to have him. I have learned over the last 16 months, to be grateful for the little things because in the end they are the big things, to take everything one step at a time and tackle it head on, and to make every situation into a learning and growing experience. I am so grateful for crying fits!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Today I am grateful for Biology. Biology and I have a love hate relationship, I probably don't work as hard as I should on biology alone because I am so spread thin with my other classes but I do fairly well. I am trying to put more time into it lately. It has been one of those trials that is really a blessing in disguise. It is a really really really important class and I am glad that I am doing as well as I am I just need to put that little extra effort into it.
Friday, November 23, 2012
Today I am grateful for my friends. Lately it seems like I have really found out who my friends are and that is one of the great things about college. The people that are going to stay in your life are going to make the effort to stay in your life and the ones who aren't going to stay in your life fade away. It's so nice to know that I do have friends that are going to make the effort to stay apart of my life and I am so glad for the times that we get to spend together.
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Today I am grateful for my entire family. I am truly blessed to be surrounded by so many awesome people who are always there for me and always supporting me. I always have someone to call or run to when I have a bad day. It's so nice to know that I have all these people who love and care about me and that we all live so close that we can spend a lot of time together.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Today I am grateful for my parents, especially my daddy! I am definitely a daddy's girl. My dad tore part of his bicep and it was bothering him so I took him to the doctor and we got to spend a little daddy daughter quality time. We went to the doctor, lunch, and then to the pharmacy to pick up his prescription but it was pretty fun day.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Today I am grateful for Grant's parents. They were coming to Twin to go the temple and took me to lunch at Jaker's before. It is always great to get to see Grant's family. I know a lot of people think that it is weird that I still go and see his family and that I talk to them a lot but I am truly grateful for the blessing they have been in my life. They have been the second set of parents, the second opinion, and another home to run to when I wasn't having a good roommate experience.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Today I am grateful for my car. In the midst of all the tears and blaring music I was able to make it back to Twin. I really have a hard time going back to Twin Falls lately and being sick and being home all week wasn't helping. Knowing that I got to come back on Tuesday afternoon made it all okay though.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Today I am grateful for the opportunity I have to go home as much as I do. I only go to school Monday-Thursday and I get out on Thursday at 12:30 so I head home after class. I love coming home especially since I haven't felt well lately and I am truly grateful that I can come home and be taken care of!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Today I am grateful for the amazing school that I go to CSI! I know a lot of people just think it's little dinky community college but I wouldn't trade my experience here for anything. The teachers actually do care about you and they know your name and remember you when you go in to talk to them. I have been sick the last few days and I went in to talk to my biology teacher and she went over everything with me and said how well I was doing in class! I love that I go to such a small school where I am actually a person and not a number.
Today I am especially grateful for my parents. I got really really sick so my mom called the doctor and got me an appointment, turns out I was pretty sick and shouldn't be at school so I came home and they took great care of me! I am such a lucky girl and I don't know what I would do without my parents!
Monday, November 12, 2012
Today I am grateful for soup and hot chocolate! I have been so so so so sick the last few days. Last night I really thought I might die (okay maybe I am exaggerating a little) but I was really sick. All my roommates were gone so there was no one to take me to the doctor so I just tried to sleep it off ha I just laid in bed and cried for 4 hours until I finally fell asleep. I woke up this morning feeling yucky still so I made soup and hot chocolate and of course it made me feel better, I had my favorite soup and mint truffle hot chocolate of course I felt better afterwards. Oh and I got to talk to my sweet boyfriend!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
My little brothers got baptized on November 3rd! Now my whole family is officially members of the church! I am so happy for the twins and their decision to be baptized!
After the baptism they wanted to go to a movie so I took them to Wreck it Ralph, it was pretty cute but Tate was a little tired afterward haha!
So it's true I MOVED!!! Back story I was having and awful time at my old apartment, there was a lot of tension and arguing so I decided I wanted to move. Two of my roommates, Karrie and Alaina, decided to move with me. We found a cute little apartment that was perfect for the three of us so we packed up and moved. It is a little old school but I love my new home and you can definitely tell a big difference. There really is no fighting and no tension, you can actually feel the spirit in the apartment and there is a whole new energy. I am so happy and this is a HUGE blessing!
Our little couch
The Living Room
My new Zebra bean bag chair I LOVE IT!
Karrie loves photography and these are a few pictures she has taken!
We have 2 toilets so we named one boys and girls ha clever I know
Our little sign in the boys bathroom
Yes we have a tub/shower and a walk in shower right next to one another
My HUGE closet LOVE IT!
The Grant shrine!
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Today I am grateful for the scriptures. Right now I am reading D&C and I love it, it's so interesting. I never thought I would be able to say that about reading scriptures but I really look forward to it daily. It all started out when things were going south with my roommates and it seemed like everything else was going in the same direction. I told Grant all about it and he told me I needed to work on praying and reading the scriptures more frequently, not the answer I wanted to hear but I did it anyway. I have honestly noticed a huge difference in my day when I pray and read my scriptures and make it a priority in my life. I am so grateful for this amazing blessing!
Friday, November 9, 2012
Today I am grateful for my amazing roommates. I love both of them and we always have a good time. We have officially lived in our apartment for a week and we have already broke the oven, made the neighbor mad, and stayed up until 1 am watching One Tree Hill! This is going to be a fun year. Alaina is going on to Utah State in the fall but Karrie and I have a whole year or more left. I am so excited for what is to come and I feel very blessed to have such amazing girls to share an apartment with!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Today I am very grateful for the Stevenson's! They are such a great family and I am glad that I have had the opportunity to get to know them so well while Grant has been gone. They are like my second family and I know if I ever needed anything they would be here for me just like my own family. I am especially grateful for Grant's mom. She and I have gotten very close and it's fun to have someone to talk to and another mom's opinion.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Today I am grateful for the internet! I have lived her in the new apartment for an entire week with no internet access.....doesn't seem like such a big deal until you realize a good portion of my classes have to be done online! So today I am so grateful that my roommates and I went and got a router....and bigger bonus I have wifi now so no more stupid internet cord like at the old apartment!
Today I am grateful for the BLESSING I had of moving to a new apartment! I won't lie I was having an awful time at my old apartment and there were definitely some personality conflicts. I was not part of the fighting but coming home to all of the stress and tension is not what I was looking for in my college experience. Luckily I moved in with two great girls we get along great and we are having a blast at our new place. I will post some pictures when everything gets all settled in but just know this....I am definitely a lot happier now!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Well Monday was the big day....surgery day round 2!!! One surgery was enough but two almost put me over the edge. I wish he didn't have to deal with these sort of things when he is working so hard, but I know that he can overcome this and it's just one of those things you have to deal with. But good new is that the surgery went GREAT! Everything went smoothly, he is a little sore, but can't blame him for that one. I am just happy that he is okay and getting better. He is really excited for this transfer, lately he has had companions that are on their last transfer and ready to go home and they aren't as productive as he would like. I'm sure he will be the same way when it comes time to go home but I am excited that he has a companion who is willing to work as hard as Grant does and hopefully they will have some success this transfer.
Today I am grateful for Grant! Today is his 15 month mark so that means only 9 months until I see this cutie again!
I am so grateful that he is a part of my life. He is a great example and such a hard working missionary. He has been through so much on his mission but he rarely has breakdowns he just smiles and powers through it. He works so hard and I can really see how much he loves the people he is teaching. I am also grateful that he puts an effort into writing me back and emailing me. He is such a great support to me even 900 miles away, he always tells me to have a good week or asks about my week and what is going on in my life, when I am having a hard time he always has word of encouragement. I am so lucky to have such an amazing guy in my life!
Today I am grateful for the opportunity I have to go to school! I love my Medical Assistant program. I am learning so many new things and making some really great friends. I will graduate in May which is such a blessing to me because then I can work, or go to school more, or do both. I feel so grateful that I was able to be accepted to this program my first year in college!
Today I am grateful for my family. I don't know what I would do without my family. I am definately a daddy's girl and my mom and I are pretty close, my little sisters are always there for me even though we fight a lot we always have one another's back, my brothers (my favorites) they are always up to something and have a way of making my day better.