Sunday, December 16, 2007

Too Lazy

If you had to pack 4 months of your life in 2 suitcases what would you bring? Keep in mind that you have to make room for your tent, sleeping bag, wet suit, hiking boots, and nalgene bottles (16 oz.). Also keep in mind that you can buy a lot of things once you get down there like a blow dryer so you're not bringing that. What would you bring?

I'm done with school for the semester except for finals that is. I'm headed out of the country Jan. 10th but first my ENTIRE family is coming to visit after Christmas. I can't wait because that only happens like once a year.

Kameron is doing well. He's serving in a town called Cameron, Missouri. Ironic isn't it? Basically he's excited about being a missionary. I was a good little "girlfriend" and sent him a Christmas package which he thoroughly enjoyed. Cameron is a pretty small town: population is 10,000 4,000 of which live in the prison. Down Town Cameron looks like my backyard with an automart and post office put in it but mostly it looks beautiful. Kam got to go to Far West the other week at night with just he and his companion. Far West is one of the early settlements that a lot of the Mormon pioneers or the parents lived in during the early days of the church. Kameron said he could feel a great spirit about the place considering it's historical significance to our church.

No pictures. I'm too lazy.

I AM PECULIAR (this is a permanent post. If you have already read it, scroll down to see my latest)

Those of you who read my blog could probably make a list of all the reasons that you think I am a bit peculiar. No worries, I would be the first to shout an amen to everything you could think of. I know I’m peculiar; but let me tell you the number one thing on my list that I think makes me a peculiar person.

I know where I come from, why I am here and where I am going. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of you will know me as a “Mormon” although that is just a nickname. The word ‘Saint’ just means ‘member’ in this context. I believe in God the Eternal Father, that I am a daughter of God, and that He loves me and wants me to be happy. I believe in my Savior Jesus Christ who lived a perfect life, atoned for my sins, died and was resurrected all that I might enjoy the blessing of being forgiven of my sins, and having my body and spirit reunited after death. I know that just as God called prophets in the Old and New Testament times that He has in fact called a prophet to lead and guide us today. I believe that families can live together for eternity; death does not have to be the end of our relationships with the ones we love. Some of you may wonder how on earth I can know these things. As I learn more and more from the Bible and other scriptures and actually live what I learn I see the promises the Lord has made being fulfilled in my life, and I feel the Holy Spirit bear witness that these things are true.

I know, I’m peculiar, but thankfully there are over 13 million other peculiar members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and with each year that number grows. I feel so much joy and happiness in my life because of this knowledge. If you want to know more depth about anything I have said that makes me peculiar, visit This website explains in detail much of what I have just professed to believe and more.