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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!