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06 June 2011

Patience is a Virtue

My mission call should be here any day now!! So far in this process I have been pretty patient and have kept busy to distract myself from the wait. That was a lost cause after my Bishop told me yesterday (Sunday) that my call was sent on Friday! That's faster than I expected and it can seriously show up any day this week now!! Oh my goodness! :)

My mission call is being sent to my house in Peoria and I'm currently living in Tempe. It's probably a good thing or else this would be me all day, everyday until the big white envelope came... 
Instead this is going to be me waiting for my mom to call with the news that my letter has arrived! 
Exciting times! I can't wait!

Want to hear some other exciting news?!!

Family Update

1. Me hermana Alex is in Spain doing a study abroad program.
She is loving the new culture and enjoying her Spanish classes! I'm just a tid bit jealous! Spain is soo pretty!! But Alex is even better looking... what a babe! :)

2. My sister Lexi is in Cedar City, UT for the summer.
This isn't as exciting because my partner in crime ditched me for a while. But it's all good! She's having a fun time chillin' with the family and escaping the heat for a bit!

Lex at the South Jordan Temple.

3. My brother Addison has left to Iraq with the U.S. Army.
This is pretty sad but at the same time a new and exciting adventure for him. Our family will miss him a lot but we are so proud of his decision and sacrifice to serve our country. I really wish I could've been there to send him off with the rest of my family. I'm sure if I were there I would've been a cry baby, so maybe it was for the best. The picture below of both my brothers makes me tear up every time I look at it. 

Friend Update
Lots of life changing events are happening with my friends as well!

  • Marriage: I am so happy for all of my friends who have already been married or are planning on getting married this summer!  There have been so many marriages lately it almost hurts my head to try and count them all. I am especially excited for Riki and Elise's weddings. These are some of my best friends and I am so glad they have found awesome men to love them more than I already do. haha ;) 

  • Mission: Kailei is going on a mission to Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission!! And let me tell you, she is going to be AMAZING! She is definitely somebody I look up to and admire! She is a beautiful and vibrant woman, who is kind to everybody, and has a strong testimony of the gospel.  It doesn't get much better than that! 

  • Moving: Aprill is moving to Utah today! Sad! We will all miss her but am excited for her new adventure! Yesterday our group of girls got together for the last time before everybody parts ways for a little while. But in less than 2 years, when Kailei and I get back from our missions, we will be having a reunion! I am so grateful we all became "real friends" as we served on the Tempe Institute Council last year!  I love these girls!!

Me, Kailei, Lauren, Aprill, and Jessica!
That's a brief summary of what's been going on in my life and in the life of some of my closest friends and family! Change is in the air!


  1. Love you TONS, Jenn! I'm sooo glad that we are real friends now! And I look up to YOU so much! I have learned so much from you and will learn more about being a great, amazing, strong, beautiful missionary. You are amazing!

  2. I love you Janet! I'll miss you pookiebuns.