Friday, March 29, 2013

What I Know

I wanted to take a break from doing my 30 day photo challenge posts and focus on the most important thing in my life- my Savior Jesus Christ.  I am so grateful to be able to have this special time of year to think and ponder on the incredible sacrifices of the Lord, and all that He did for all of His children...and more personally, all that He did for me.  I cannot even begin to imagine all that He suffered, endured, and sacrificed on my behalf alone.  And not only for me, but for everyone, every soul, at every time, in every place.  It is so humbling, so incredible to think that He loved us enough to experience all that He did, to make the Plan of Happiness possible.  I am so incredibly grateful that He willingly, unselfishly, lovingly suffered, bled, and died for me...and that He made the Atonement possible.  My testimony of the Atonement has deepened and strengthened so very much over the past few years of my life as I have experienced some difficult challenges.  My Savior has been there to help, comfort, strengthen, listen, guide, succor, and heal me without measure.  He has been patient, understanding, and loving. And no matter how many times I make mistakes and fall short of the mark, He is always waiting for me with open arms.  He loves me unconditionally.  

As I was getting ready this morning,  I was thinking of the statues of Christ that are in the visitor's centers of our temples.  I was thinking of how He is standing there with the piercing in his side, the wounds in his hands and feet, but He is standing there having won the victory over death and the world.  And how His arms are out-reached and welcoming.  I imagined myself being able to meet Him, and to kneel at His feet and thank Him for all He did, and still does, on my behalf.   I tried to imagine what that would feel like, and I was filled with such a sense of joy and gratitude. I am so incredibly grateful for all my Savior has done for me.  And I am grateful that because He suffered on behalf of us, mercy can satisfy the demands of justice and we can go back to His loving arms and thank Him, and live with Him in peace after we do all we can do while we're here on this earth.  I am grateful that because we are blessed with His gospel and temples upon the earth, we can be with our families forever. I am grateful that He made everything possible. I am grateful that we have a reason to celebrate this Easter Season...because Christ conquered death, and He lives!  I know this with all of my heart, might, mind and soul and I am grateful every day that He lives.

If you have a minute, watch this video, so touching.  I love Elder Holland!

Monday, March 25, 2013

30 Day Photo Challenge Part 2

I actually have been good and remembered to take pictures every day since my last post for my 30 day photo challenge...but blogging about it every day...yeah...not so much. So...since it has been a few weeks I am going to do the rest of the challenge with groups of pictures so I can keep up with it! haha. Here are days two through seven:

Day 2- Outfit of the Day-
No, nothing fancy.  Nannying doesn't always allow for super cute clothes.  But I love my Batman shirt so it's all good:)

Day 3- Clouds-
You would never know it snowed really hard later that afternoon.

Day 4- My Favorite Colors-
These are just 3 of them.  Yellow, aqua, and lime green.

Day 5- Something New-
I recently discovered Victoria's Secret am in LOVE!

Day 6- Technology You Love-
These things allow me to watch Netflix through the PlayStation at the house I work at.  And I loooove, love Netflix.

Day 7- Faceless Self Portrait-
I love braiding my hair at night and getting pretty waves/curls the next day.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Random Facts About Moi (30 Day Photo Challenge)

I came across a photo challenge on pinterest the other day and I thought it would be cool to do! Day One is a self portrait with some random facts about yourself.

(please excuse the not-so-good webcam quality photo)

1.  I LOVE the color gray.
2.  I have a serious, serious love of Lindor Lindt Truffles.  Like, they're family.  It's pretty sick.
3. I am a total hopeless romantic.
4. I am terrified of horses.  Which is weird, because there are horse and buggies everywhere around here.
5. When I find a new show I love, I am hooked.  One episode every few days? Psh...try,like, one season every few days.
6.  I don't like getting to bed early. Sometimes I take naps at night just so I can stay up later (but mostly on weekends when I have off).
7.  It took me till I was like 20 to be able to snap my fingers.  And now, I use my thumb and pointer finger, not thumb and middle finger like most people do.
8.  I prefer men's pj pants to women's ANY day! Seriously, I have long legs and the women's are always like flood pants on me.  Mens are the perfect length. Just ignore the fly haha.
9. I am a cry baby.  I NEVER used to cry at things.  I made fun of my parents on a daily  basis because they cry at EVERYTHING (commercials, TV shows, random conversations, a good book) and now it's come back to bite me.  I do the same thing! I even bawled at this One Direction song: