Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Never Been Happier

So even though it is way past my bedtime, I am having a hard time trying to fall asleep.  Therefore I have chosen to consume my time with looking at Minnesota pictures and dreaming about how in 99 days I will be entering the MTC and in 120 days I will hopefully be stepping foot in the beautiful land of Minnesota (where I will pretend I am in a place as warm as Florida)

 YES! Hopefully the cold doesn't keep me out!
 This lil' beaut was born in Minnesota. Now I know when she was saying "There's no place like home" she really meant Minnesota
 It just seems like such a happy place! I sure hope I get to see lots of those barns smiling right back at me!
And...the snow...
 Beautiful
 
Here's the video I wanted to post last week, but it wasn't really working. Welp, it's working now! I love my friends. I don't know where I'd be without them.  
And to top it all off, I get to work with this lovely lady every Saturday afternoon.  And yes folks, she does wear those glasses as a fashion statement. All the time. (just joking) She's totally stylin. But, it's fun to work with such an awesome girl! She's hilarious and so is her blog



Thursday, January 12, 2012

My Next Adventure!

 I decided to serve a mission and got my call yesterday! (Whoo whoo!) Any guesses where I'll be serving?? Here are a few facts about the best state in the US:

FACT: I'm going to the 21st most populated state in the US
FACT: State Nickname=The Golfer State, The North Star State
FACT: State beverage=Milk
FACT: State Muffin=blueberry
FACT: The Largest Mall in American is located here (good thing I LOVE to shop...not...but cool fact nonetheless!)
FACT:  It's home to the oldest continuously running theater (Old Log Theater) and the largest dinner theater (Chanhassan Dinner Theater) in the country.
FACT: has more golfers per capita than any other city in the country (shout out to my big brother Nate! He'll love this fact!)
FACT: The first open heart surgery and the first bone marrow transplant in the United States were done at the University of-----------.
FACT: The stapler was invented here.
FACT: The first Intercollegiate Basketball game was played here on February 9,1895
FACT: The first Automatic Pop-up toaster was marketed in June 1926 by McGraw Electric Co. here under the name Toastmaster. The retail price was $13.50 (Thank goodness we have toasters!)
FACT: The coldest temperature recorded in this state is -60 F (I'm gonna DIE! not really but MAYBE!)
FACT: I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Minnesota Minneapolis Mission! AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! I'M SO EXCITED!!!
video
It was such a neat experience opening that call and knowing that I will be spending 18 months serving the Lord and serving the people in Minnesota.  I honestly can't wait to go and teach the gospel to those who don't know the truth. It'll be such an amazing experience.  I'll have to brace the cold, but I think I can do it! The first thing I thought of when I read the call was the movie "New in Town." It came out a while ago but it's pretty funny and I sure hope I come home with an accent of sorts. I couldn't find any clips from it but when I do I'll be sure to share! Anyway, a few friends and family came to support me and it was so overwhelming to be surrounded by such good examples and influences in my life.  I am so blessed!!!


k my other video of all the other peeps that were is not working... frustrating, however, I'm so grateful for all the support and love from everyone who has encouraged me to do this.  I feel SO blessed. Thanks to all of you!

Monday, January 2, 2012

2012.

So I can't believe 2011 is over. So much happened this past year and I feel like it was all a dream.  I'm excited for the new year though and I always love setting new goals (even if they don't last very long...).  I have a great feeling about this next year! So Britt's day of birth--the big 2-1--was on New Years Eve so we celebrated with a lil cake and had some good laughs.  It was a nice fun night.  I'm so lucky to have such amazing friends.  They are such good examples to me and I couldn't have asked for more Christlike influences in my life.  They make me laugh every day and keep me grounded.  I never have to worry about offending them and I'm pretty sure I've never fought with any of them.  They truly make me want to be a better person and they make me a better person just by the way they live.  I love 'em! Anywho, here's some fun pics (that I took with my new camera) from the past little while. Aren't my friends so cool????
Kate and Kim :) 
 The best present anyone could ask for! Psych T-Shirt!
 Doin a little Titanic??
 Love her!
 Cuties
 Happy Birthday Brittany!
 Roxberry run :)
My roommates are so good looking


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! GO 2012!!!