Friday, January 21, 2011

Words of Gratitude

I am not sure what happened to me but I was laying in bed and I just started thinking of all of the many blessings that I have in my life. I am so grateful for so many things but particularly for the really important ones. The first blessing I have is an amazing husband whom I love dearly. He is always making me smile and he is constantly brightening my day. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful Eternal companion. Secondly I am grateful for this little life that I have growing inside of me. I know that she is truly of gift from our loving Heavenly Father. He has trusted her in our care and I just hope that we can do a good job of raising her! Its crazy the love that you can feel for someone you have never even seen before, but I already love her so much! Next, I am grateful for my wonderful family. My family is my some of my best friends. I know I don't tell them near enough how much they mean to me but I don't know where I would be without them! I am also grateful for my friends. I have many great friends who may as well be family. Lastly I am thankful to have the Gospel in my life. Where would I be without it? I know I would be so lost if I didn't know that I had a Heavenly Father who loved me so much that He would send His Son down to pay the ultimate price for my sins.
I am just so grateful for so many things. My life has truly been blessed. Not saying that I don't have hard times like everyone else, but in the end, I have the things that truly do matter to me and for that I am blessed.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trip to Palmyra!

So Justin and I had the opportunity to go to Palmyra last Sunday. It was an amazing and perfect Sunday activity for us. We had the opportunity to tour the Smith Farm, the Sacred Grove, and Hill Cumorah. It was such and awesome experience to be able to stand on the exact same ground where Joseph Smith stood and where he held the plates. It was so neat to be walk through the Sacred Grove where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ came in a vision to Joseph Smith together, side by side. Also, to know and think that this is the land that is talked about in the Book of Mormon where Moroni hid the plates that stayed there for years upon years never being disturbed until Joseph Smith was commanded to translate them. Such and amazing experience for the both of us! However next time I think we will pick a warmer day to go. It was soooooo cold there. They told us that the temperature was about 7 degrees...before the sun went down. We went to Hill Cumorah after the sun was down and the temperature was so cold and the wind made it even colder, so we didnt get to enjoy that for very long! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

On top of Hill Cumorah and it was FREEZING! That is why we have such goofy looks on our faces.

Angel Moroni on Top of Hill Cumorah

This is how high the snow was on top of Hill Cumorah

In the Sacred Grove, such an awesome experience

Walking through the Sacred Grove...very cold and very spiritual however I am not acting very spiritual, but we were freezing so I had to lighten the mood a little!

The Smith Home

The bricks where Joseph Smith hid the plates from the mob

The kitchen in the Smith Home

The Palmyra Temple from the Smith farm

The Smith Cabin

The VERY narrow stairs in the cabin

Justin and I in the room where Angel Moroni came to Joseph Smith

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Getting Impatient!

So I am currently almost to the 36 week mark. I must say, I am getting extremely impatient. I want this little girl here so badly. I dream about her all the time and sometimes I wonder if she will look anything like what she looks like in my dreams! Although my last dream about her she had a really cute face but SUPER long and skinny arms and legs so I highly doubt that's what she will look like. We had an ultrasound at 35 weeks. I would post pictures of it but the only good pics that that could get of her were her girl parts and I didn't feel right "exposing" her like that. They even gave me a picture of her "girl parts" in 3D. When she handed it to me I was like "great thats exactly the part of her that I wanted to see" lol. But her head was too low for them to get a good profile picture or a even just a picture of her face in general so I guess the girl parts will have to do! Anyhow, I love not working anymore but the main purpose of me not working is so that I can be a stay at home mom, so until that happens, I am kind of bored during the days. Luckily I have Terriann, Jamie and Amy close by so if I get to bored I can just go play with their kids and of course have someone to talk to! I will also say that I cant wait for the baby come because once she does my mom and my sisters will come out here to see her. I was doing really good with not being homesick until my little sisters wedding. It was really hard for me to be here knowing that I was missing her big day and that I was the only sibling not there. However, with me being so close to my due date we figured it would be best if I stayed close by. Not to mention with Kevin being in the military they werent positive the day that they had planned would work out so it would have been hard for me to schedule a time to come out. So anyhow, I am really excited for the women in my family to come see the baby. So please...HURRY UP LITTLE GIRL, MAKE YOUR BIG ARRIVAL!!!