Thursday, June 16, 2011

Summer Life

Summer, the time during the year that you have a break from school and time to relax and get everything ready for the next year. This summer I'm staying in Canton, because the DeGraw's are just cool like that. But yes, I am still alive...

Elder Price:
Ever since I was a child I tried to be the best
So, what happened?
My family and friends all said I was blessed
So, what happened?
It was supposed to be all so exciting to be teaching of Christ 'cross the sea,
But, I allowed my faith to be shaken.
Oh, what's the matter with me?
"I believe" From Book of Mormon Musical

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Blogging+school= not good

Sorry, I haven't blogged much. College is hectic.... changing majors+honors+sorority events+boyfriend= VERY crazy schedule.
  • I do thank heavenly father for everything that he enables me to do.
  • And I love my Tri-Sigma sisters as well, living in the house has been a blessing.
  • Spending 9 months with an amazing man, who I can have toilet paper fights and dance with.
  • Musicals... keeps me sane..'nough said
  • DU boys, they're like my brothers.
  • The DeGraw's, who are my family.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Blessings for week of the 1/14

This week has been quite horrible to be honest, but she get to see her surrogate family!

  • Leaves Saturday for college and sees her family.
  • Get to attend church within the Quincy Ward! :)
  • Making chicken enchiladas with Jessica and Papa!
  • Giving Christmas gifts out.
  • Surprising Jeffery with the new do and dying my hair!
  • And 90's music, it seems to be my new music
  • Chocolate and ice cream...sadly I've finished a tub of ice cream...
  • Doctrine and Covenants, it's been the most insightful thing I've ever read. (49/138)
  • Latter Day Saints, who have welcomed me as one of their own. Has let me found the best thing ever, and thats faith and understanding.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Temples


Something I can't wait personally to do, is go to the temple in Navaoo. I watched a video a on pictures of temples. Then I burst into tears while watching the video. Because of these inspiriting images, I want to do temple work as soon as possible. I know I've got some family I know I'd like to preform baptisms for the dead. A couple years ago, I had an aunt who passes away and she had disorder which kept her in a wheelchair and as far I knew she couldn't make an actual sentence. My aunt, kinda inspired me to do baptisms for the dead. And, I don't know if she was introduce to the gospel and I want her to get to paradise.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My all time favorite quotes

"If we have to go missionary hunting, its ok. It'll be a fun game." Elise Hollenback

"NOT MY DAUGHTER, YOU BITCH!" Molly Weasley

"...Or just denying the truth" Unknown

"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb...What a stupid lamb. What a sick masochistic lion."
Twilight pg 273

"Thanks Jordan, for boosting myself confidence..."


"I am socializing, r-tard. I'm logged on to an MMORPG with people from all over the world, and getting xp with my party using teamspeak! " Stan from South Park Season 10 Ep.8 'Make Love Not Warcraft"

"But that was cut short by a bunch of jealous, party bashin', buzz thrashin', gate crashin', stinky bastards"- Gate Crashers Suck' Keller Williams

" The light of the body is the eye; if, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body sould be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee darkness, how great is that darkness!" - 3 Nephi 13:22-23

"Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take offense and resentful. Love take no pleasure in other people's sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and endure whatever comes."- -A Walk To Remember

Monday, January 10, 2011

Dreams

Dreams, we've all had them; like being the president, ballerina, doctor, lawyer, whatever. How many people actually became what they dreamed of becoming? A very very small percentage. Personally when I was probably in middle school and early high school, I wanted to be a hairstylist or an work on dig sites in Egypt. Well the first one kinda sorta came true, cause I cut people's hair. But those dreams are something we need to hang on to, like blanket. Hopefully with my business degree within marketing, I can hopefully work for a major salon chain to do their marketing or within the arts because it was always something that was in my life and will always be.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Family

What do people think when you say that your family is two hours away? Well usually they understand, because there is where you;ve put down your roots and such. But my family is seriously in Canton. They've been the most supportive, loving family. This family isn't my real family, but they might as well be.

Love you guys!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blessings

I've spent the last 3 weeks at home, not really seeing anyone from Culver. But still there are blessings thats have been in my live while not at Canton.

  • Awesome and amazing friends that Heavenly Father has given me and placed within my life.
  • Scriptures online, without those I know I'll have went crazy and bonkers.
  • The church, is the biggest blessing I've known in my life. It will help me strive and become a better person.
  • My two extended families (DeGraw and McDow's) they are some of the best people I've ever met. They always will be in my thoughts.
  • Wedding shows, this one may seem odd yet it makes me feel so much better that I'm not at that point. Because its so much money!!!
  • My hairstylist, for being my friend and mother in the same person.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Love

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:4

Love is the most feeling you'll ever feel. It feels you up with fuzzies and warmth. I'm personally a sucker for this quote, so I finally found it. Love is the most indescribable feel someone can feel. Without love, I personally know I'd feel lonely and all alone. I found the love of Heavenly Father, I was alone and angry. Now, I don't feel alone and less angry. The love that he has for us is ever lasting, I hope to never forget that and no matter where I am always.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some of my favorite quotes

"The light of the body is the eye; if, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body should be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee darkness, how great is that darkness!" - 3 Nephi 13:22-23

Wherefore, for this cause, that my acovenants may be fulfilled which I have made unto the children of men, that I will do unto them while they are in the flesh, I must needs destroy the bsecretworks of cdarkness, and of murders, and of abominations.--2 Nephi 10:15

Looking forward to that day, thus aretaining a bremission of their sins; being filled with great cjoy because of the resurrection of the dead, according to the will and power and ddeliverance of Jesus Christ from the bands of death. - Alma 4:14

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Light and Dark

“There can be no light without the dark. And so it is with magic. Myself, I have always strived to live within the light. I suggest you do the same. "
Horace Slughorn


Light and dark, good and evil, bad and good; all of these mean the same thing. But this is completely true with all things regardless if its magical or not. Everyone may have “dark” within them, but ask can Heavenly Father to guide them closer to the “light” within us all. Good always conquers evil and so it should within our own lives. People may make poor decisions, but if they let the goodness shine and ask for repentance for that poor decision, those people may be let into the light.
We all may go into darkness occasionally, but if “fight” the darkness within our souls and let the light shine through we’ll become close to heavenly father. Personally I know that I have a hard time, letting the "light" shine through, and not letting the "darkness" engross me under its shadow. But this year I vow to come more in the light so to speak and more positive and Christ like.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Growing

2010, was a great year for a lot of people, and myself as well. I graduated high school, became LDS, attended Culver-Stockton, joined a sorority, and all kinds of other things. Growth was an essential part of this past year, but I know I made A LOT of mistakes that I now regret whole heartily.
Yet, if we didn't grow from our mistakes and misunderstands we would not understand what we did wrong. Mistakes are within the human nature, look at Adam and Eve. That's why our Heavenly Father gave us our agency. He knows that we will ask for understanding and repentance for our various wrong doings.
Regrets, are not the best thing to have. Like I stated above, a lot of my mistakes I regret. Looking back, honestly I want to know what mind set I was in. But Heavenly Father will help grow from these regrets and help me become a better in 2011.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Blessings

I'm going to try this at least twice a week to keep my more positive and more cheerful. It keep my spirits up while I'm at home.
  • Oh white chocolate, is the best EVER. It makes everything so much better.
  • The gospel of Jesus Christ, without it I wouldn't be the person I am.
  • Culver-Stockton College for giving me a great higher education
  • The Sims franchise for amusing me for years upon years.
  • Friends
  • Everything else that isn't in this list.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Piercings and Tattoos

Three sets of holes on each ear. Doesn't sound like a lot to most people, but in the LDS culture it really is. Sadly, if thats the culture you grew up in then its a radical change. So it seems, slightly conflicting in the norm ideals. For a Christmas I promised my boyfriend that I've only wear only 2 of the three sets, he knows not to mess my the industrial,(cost and pain). But I know that the church tells us,
Do not disfigure yourself with tattoos or body piercings. If girls or women desire to have their ears pierced, they are encouraged to wear only one pair of modest earrings.
Yet being a convert, I'm still getting use to the church teachings. At my baptism, I took out every single piece of jewelry that I normally wear.(Thats a necklace, at the time 2 studs on the lobe, and the industrial) At the, that was the most unique feeling I've felt. It was a slightly naked feeling, some girls feel naked without makeup I feel naked without my earrings in.
When I have children, I feel like I'm going to let them chose. If they want to get a piercing that is considered "alternative", then I will let them. Yet I will draw the line at no more then two. Cause then its just too busy and conflicting.