A Continuing Education

I am currently a teacher to all of the women in our church congregation - also known as a Relief Society teacher. And to be honest, I really love it! It's amazing how all of a sudden in my life Relief Society is a like a lifeline, and being…
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becoming a sun devil

  I was born to bleed blue. Cougar blue.  Rise and Shout, the cougars are out!  And I will always bleed blue.  I think. When deciding to take our jobs and stay in Arizona, I kept thinking... what will I tell my kids?  I always…
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Murder should never be a choice.

I don't usually like to write about touchy subjects.  I suppose they beg for debate and contention.  But I can't stand idly by and let evil stare me in the face and not do anything about it. I have been thinking about how to live with a…
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confessions of a 2 month newlywed

Every time I look at pictures of us I still get butterflies in my stomach. At night, when I can't sleep, I don't want to wake Dallin up, so I go and sit in the bathroom since that's the only other "room" we have in the apartment and I re-design…
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Marriage = Mission= Marriage

Dallin and I work together. We sleep together, we eat together, we go shopping together, we travel together, we do everything together.  Sound familiar?  IT'S JUST LIKE THE MISSION.  Or maybe the mission is just like marriage, I don't know. We…
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When girl doesn't feel well...

boy invites her over, makes her smoothies, let's her eat chocolate, gives her a massage, and cuddles all day. He also introduces her to new TV shows, makes her dinner, stays up past his 10:00 bedtime, and speaks to her in Portugese. Boy is…
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the proposal

Here's Dallin's take. Here's mine. So it's Valentines Day weekend. We're in St. George.  Not gonna lie, I didn't really know if I wanted to go to St. George.  Plus, Dallin had convinced me that he didn't have the ring. (The only thing…
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envelope guy: part 2 (why I call him envelope guy)

Right before I entered the MTC, Dallin messaged me and told me good luck.  I told me him thank you and, "if you ever have time, write me a letter in one of the cool envelopes that your sister makes." I remember the first envelope I got.…
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envelope guy: part 1 (how we met)

I know, I've been all over social media posting pictures of me and Dallin, but I can't help it...I'm in love...sue me. So here's the deal.  I'm a girl, and let's be honest, girls like details.  So I'm going to give you all a very detailed…

happy tears

I've never been one to cry when I am happy, or when I'm feeling the spirit, or really ever actually. I cried on my mission when I felt like I wasn't good enough. I cried when someone had hurt me, or when I had felt that I had hurt someone.…

Sunsets

Today I was driving home. Alone.  I was a little tense.  Maybe because I haven't driven or been by myself for a really long time.  But I was doing good.  Only one person honked at me. And I was sitting in the car thinking.  Thinking…

MIRACOLI - una mostra, e una famiglia (letter from 10/1/14)

La mia cara famiglia, This week was a miracle filled week! I've been feeling kind of sad, because all the investigators that we've had my 5 months here that have been progressing have stopped making progress. Gotta love people's agency :) BUT.…

I miracoli con le bici, etc. (letter from 9/24/14)

Carissima famiglia, Well, this week I got an lovely knew companion and we are working super duper hard! Let me tell you about a couple miracles we've seen this week. So, we're trying to be better at finding people, because we need to find…
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Buon Anno! (letter dated January 1, 2014)

Ciao cara famiglia, Sorry I haven't emailed for a couple of weeks.  Christmas fell on P-day so I didn't really have time to email.  But it has been a great couple of weeks, filled with sweet missionary work experiences. Last night for…

Dear Hannah,

Thank you for existing. Thank you for being that random roommate. Thank you for laughing at my jokes and my sarcasm all the time. Thank you for always listening. Thank you for the late night talks. Thank you for empathizing. Thank you…

Dear Sarah Abbott,

Hey girl hey! Okay, so remember when we went on that adventure?  It was the beginning of November.  And I just needed to get out and go on an adventure and cry and talk about life and you went with me? And remember when you told me…

Dear Ellie,

Ah! You're moving out in like 45 minutes! I CAN'T BELIEVE IT. Ellie, You are beautiful. You love wolf shirts and animal shirts and such. You are hilarious. You tell the best stories. We never agree on anything.  But we love each…

A blog for letters

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Do you like it? Do you like it? Do you like it? I LOVE IT! I did love my old blog, but look at this one! It's just beautiful.  I imported all of my old posts here, so don't even worry about that. {I…