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18 December 2010

Christmas Setup video!!

My singles ward had a Christmas film contest and my group won!! I'd like to dedicate the success of the movie to Jonny and Matt! Jonny made the film hilarious with his amazing acting skills and Matt did an excellent job directing and editing the video!! 
Enjoy the short (7 minute) film!

Remember... there's a Santa Clause! haha

16 December 2010

Thank goodness!!

Worst semester of my life is now OVER!! Hallelujah! Now it's time to erase it from my memory and move on with life!

By the way, I am very excited for Christmas!! 

Read this for the true meaning of Christmas...

The Bible Christmas Story 

Luke Chapter 2, King James Version

Luke 2 in the New Testament is the sacred account of the birth of Jesus Christ. With links to songs, articles, and videos, you can now experience the familiar story in a new way.
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

10 December 2010

A Time to Dance

Here's my attempt at "scrapbooking" the fun time we had at the institute Christmas dance! We definitely had a good time partying the night away! With great food and fun dancing we all had an enjoyable night! 

{I didn't expect anything less since Jessica and I were in charge of the whole dance. haha! Overall it was a lot of work but totally worth it in the end. Institute council is so much fun and I love being involved with all of the activities that we host!} 

Here are some additional pictures!

Before the dance: After many hours of planning, preparing, and setting
up we were able to transform the institute! It was gorgeous! :)

The girls getting ready!
(Jessica, myself, and Aprill)

(These pictures show the timeline of my hair gradually falling out of the curls... pretty funny and annoying! I guess the bonus was that I was able to sport 3 different hair styles in one night! haha, It's MAGIC!)

Jonny & I eating dinner. 

Jenn + Lexi= Best Friends Forever... 
and ever... and ever... and ever! (we're stuck for eternity! LOL!)

We were the last ones to leave the dance! YAY for clean up! haha

Thanksgiving memories

I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone! Before I know it Christmas will already be here! Although Thanksgiving has passed, it's never too late to share the things you are thankful for... so here it goes!

I am thankful for...
This isn't my creation... but I thought it was really cute!
Maybe next year I'll make this my project!
  • my loving family.
  • my old and new friends.
  • Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.
  • my callings in the church.
  • trial and error.
  • the scriptures.
  • institute.
  • prayer.
  • my job.
  • my phone.
  • thoughtful people.
  • pizza.
  • positive people.
  • wonderful memories.
  • jeans.
  • compliments.
  • chocolate.
  • nice notes.
  • talented people. 
  • my own talents. (?)
  • pictures.
  • smiling faces.
  • the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
  • and so much more...

For Thanksgiving I was able to go visit my family in Cedar City, UT! I had a GREAT time visiting everybody and getting away from the stresses of everyday life. During our vacation we ate food, had a ping pong tournament with the family, watched football, ate some more, visited the St. George temple, went shopping, ate more food, had sisterly bonding time, and plenty of family bonding time. Here are some pictures!

A shot of our table at Thanksgiving! 
My family! (on my dad's side)

My favorite ladies!!
It had been way too long since us four were all together!
I love, love, love, love them!
(Jenn, Alex, McKell, Lexi)

My favorite temple!

Sisterly love!

18 November 2010

ohh life...

Here are some scriptures that I absolutely love that have stood out to me lately. Each of these scriptures can really help me to put things in perspective and help me remember the bigger picture. No matter what difficulties we may be going though, I know that God is always there and that he truly loves and cares for each of us. 

Wherefore, be of good cheer and do not fear, for I the Lord am with you, and will stand by you; and ye shall bear record of me, even Jesus Christ, that I am the Son of the living God, that I was, that I am, and that I am to come.

My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;  And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

On a totally different and unrelated tangent from above...

Random thoughts

1. School is annoying, time consuming, obnoxious, and so on...
BUT next semester I will be changing things up and I am very excited! 
Here's a hint.

2. I've decided boys are weird... 
which is probably an understatement.

Is it really that hard to find somebody who... 
Prince Charming
  • is a gentleman. 
  • has the same love for the gospel as I do.
  • is not crazy aggressive about getting married in a rush. 
  • is not lazy.
  • has a fun-loving personality.
  • enjoys serving others.
  • is intelligent and can hold an interesting conversation.
  • has goals and a plan for life.
  • is somewhat good looking (added bonus).
  • will plan dates and shows interest. 
  • overall is thoughtful, nice, and outgoing.
Is that too much to ask?? For reals... it shouldn't be that hard, but it is. Not that I'm in a rush to find a guy or anything... I have plenty of time. It's just funny that the more dates I go on the pickier I become and the harder it is to imagine there being somebody that will fit into all of the bulletin points. (Those points are flexible and not set in stone, but those broad descriptions would be ideal.) I wouldn't say I'm really picky, but I do have standards and expectations. So anyways, moral of the story... boys are weird. The end! :)
Oh the joys of dating! hahaha!

13 November 2010


Yes, I am still alive! These past few months have been CRAZY!! (no exaggeration.) I have had some amazing "ups" and some interesting "downs" along the way... but overall life is great and I love it! Sorry I've been slacking on the blog updates! I will now take you on a fast tour of the random things that have taken place so far this semester... It has been quite an adventure!
Noelle & Andrew's wedding!!

Lamb of God performance: Amazing music and friends!
Jumpstreet with Jon: This motivated me to learn how to do a legit flip on the trampoline. As of right now I'll I am capable of doing is a front flip, landing on my butt or knees. Annoying! Jon was flipping around like a crazy monkey! I was just a little bit jealous.

 Just chillin' at the institute. (A.k.a. my 2nd home)
Ping Pong Tournament: Allison, Jon, and I are on the "Feeding the Sheep" comittee for the Tempe Institute council and we hosted a ping pong tournament!
Here we are having a craft night making awesome trophies for the winners!

Of course I had to participate! lol! To the right would be the head ponchos of this activity! 

Group Date: Jenn + Jon + Lexi + Alex + thrift store + Chuck E. Cheese= A GREAT TIME!!

My first visit to the Secret Garden at ASU with one of my best friends, Kelsey! :)
Reunion: Jeevan and I went to visit an old friend, Sicily, and her new baby! Her family is SO cute and it was exciting to see her after a couple of years!
Cassie's bachelorette party!!
(On the left) you can see I'm a rebel with my bull-like nose piercing. haha! 
(Onthe Right) Noelle Gazelle and Jenn Henn reunite!

 Our pyramid tradition! Always a good time with these ladies! :)

Why am I grateful for the Speech and Hearing Science major?? BECAUSE I was able to meet these wonderful ladies and we were all able to become bestest friends! They are absolutely incredible and such amazing examples. (Thanks Kelsey and Jessica for all of our wonderful times together!)

 Kelsey, Jessica, Jenn

Hiking with Grant!

Dinner Date: Good times with Jeevan and Vini! It was a wonderful surprise to all coincidentally be matching! haha! (I love our oreo formation!)

 The Goofy Gang: Chris' girl friend, Liz, came to visit him from ID and it was so fun to get to know her and fave a grand ol' time! Here are some of the pictures that may prove we are a little crazy.

 Jenn, Danny, Liz, Chris

Cassie and Marv's WEDDING!!!
October 16, 2010
I can't believe my little Cassie is all grown up and MARRIED!! I am so happy for her and Marv and I know they will have a great life together! They are such cute couple!!
I had the honor of being a brides maid! 

Camping at Superior for Noor's b-day!

For Noor's actual b-day...
We tried to do this anonymously and somehow he found out it was us, sad day. lol. That's why these pictures can be shown. Jessica and I love doing random things for people, thus many pictures cannot be posted and will never be shown to the public eye. Muahaha!

Multi- stake camp out/ service project at Camp La Mia!
This brought some good memories from girls camp! lol

 "Sisters of Zion"

Lex and I had legit costumes, not gonna lie! We had a great time taking Anna around trick or treating and an even better time at the Family Home Evening dance for our stake! Great times!!

What was funny is that I had a TON of people ask me if this was my real hair! hahaha! I WISH! Ok, not really... that would be cool for one day and then would get REALLY annoying. I will treasure that wig forever! Let me tell you... an afro makes everything 100 x more fun!

Weirdos: This picture can sum up all of the weird and random things Jessica and I do... along with all of the free stuff we receive from the College Times booth on a consistent basis! I have a good eye for freebies on campus!

 Picnic Time: Kelsey and I having a lovely picnic in the secret garden! 

 Just out for a late night picnic along with some fake fishing.
This is probably the closest thing to fishing I have ever done, so I was excited! One of these days I'm going to go real fishing with a hook and everything! haha! Btw, Kevin was a good sport about wearing the outfit I brought for him... I'm pretty sure he fell in love with it and didn't even want to take it off! Can you blame him?!

Well that basically gets me all caught up with life! Of course that's not everything, but those are the highlights over the past few months! 
I love all of my friends and family! I am glad Lex and I have been able to share many of our adventures together now that she's at ASU. We can ALWAYS have a great time together and it's really funny how similar we are! I'll try to be a more faithful blogger, but life is busy and insane! School is driving me nuts and when I'm not out doing these fun things you get to witness I am getting consumed by school work and studying! Love it! haha! I love my job and my callings in the church. I am on the institute council and am now the Family Home Evening Co-chair! Although this will keep me especially busy... I am very excited and am up for the challenge! 

Peace out homies!! ;)