Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Isla Nielson

This post is solely dedicated to the most adorable little girl in my life. Isla Michelle Nielson. She is about 8 months old and giggles at everything. Her smile melts my heart and her beautiful blue eyes get me every time. I get to see Isla all the time and i get so emotional thinking about her growing up while i am gone for the next 18 months. It breaks my heart but i know by the time she is almost 3 years old, i can take her on play dates! I want to hear her talk so badly and see her crawl.

Isla has made a huge difference in my life and i am so grateful for her. She is going to grow up and be one of the most amazing people in this world. I just know it!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Draper Temple

I received my temple endowment January 28th in the Draper Temple and it was beautiful. Words can't express the feelings i felt as i sat in the temple listening to the spirit.

To help time pass more quickly in the next 3 months, my friends and i have set a goal of going to every temple in Utah before i leave in May. I feel so blessed to be able to have so many temples within driving distance. There are 13 in Utah!!

This experience will help me so much because i will be in Lisbon during the building of the new temple!!!! Isn't that so exciting! The Lisbon temple was announced during the October 2010 conference. I can't wait to share the amazing things you feel when you go to the temple. The closest temple to Lisbon is in Madrid, Spain which is 400 and some odd miles away. The members are so dedicated because they travel that far just to go to the temple. They are very special people and i get to serve them!! I cannot wait.

I have exactly 100 days until i enter the MTC!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mission Call

Wholy Moly!! I cannot believe how long it has been since i have updated this blog.

Update: I'm going on a mission!! Crazy right? I never thought this day would come, but i turned in my mission papers December 14,2010. It took only a handful of people to open my eyes and get my priorities straight in life. I felt the strongest impression to read my patriarchal blessing one night. So i went home, read my blessing and realized i need to change some things in my life and i knew i was supposed to go on a mission. So, my papers were submitted a month later, i got my call a week and a half later.. and now, i am going to Lisbon, Portugal!!!!! I get to speak Portuguese and i enter the MTC on May 18th. It is about a 4 and half month wait, however i know Heavenly Father is making we wait so long for a reason. I am definitely being taught patience. Every day seems so long and i am just dragging.. But i have a lot of good prepping time.

Heavenly Father has used a couple of people in my life as instruments for him to help me get to this point. I am grateful to be a part of this gospel and share my testimony with the people of Portugal.. Ahhhhh.. It still hasn't hit me yet.

I'll make sure to update this more before i leave. I've got a trip planned with my best friends to visit every temple in Utah in the next 2 months. Yahoo :)

Here are some places i will go to in Lisbon!!!