Much-love Mondays

Hello, friends! You know what’s cool? The fact that I wrote this on Sunday and it was posted on Monday! Thank you, Blogger! So… Why would I need to write this on Sunday, you ask? Well… It’s because I’m going to be in a show for the rest of the week! Aaah!! Anywho…

And something I love? Hmm… I love taking walks. They are so relaxing and it’s a great way to collect your thoughts. Plus it’s free, and good for you!

-DQ#1

Much-love Mondays

Hello, friends! You know what’s cool? The fact that I wrote this on Sunday and it was posted on Monday! Thank you, Blogger! So… Why would I need to write this on Sunday, you ask? Well… It’s because I’m going to be in a show for the rest of the week! Aaah!! Anywho…

And something I love? Hmm… I love taking walks. They are so relaxing and it’s a great way to collect your thoughts. Plus it’s free, and good for you!

-DQ#1

Much-love Mondays

Hello, friends! You know what’s cool? The fact that I wrote this on Sunday and it was posted on Monday! Thank you, Blogger! So… Why would I need to write this on Sunday, you ask? Well… It’s because I’m going to be in a show for the rest of the week! Aaah!! Anywho…

And something I love? Hmm… I love taking walks. They are so relaxing and it’s a great way to collect your thoughts. Plus it’s free, and good for you!

-DQ#1

No doubt.

This weekend has been remarkable. Saturday was the General Young Women’s Broadcast, and lemme tell you- it was beautiful! The emphasis this year was on the 2011 mutual theme- the 13th article of faith. The music was fabulous, and the video they showed was truly inspiring. I hope it goes on Mormon.org as a download or something, because it was wonderful!! To top that off, I got to attend it at my old stake center, with Kaitlyn!
Ah, the talks. M.A.R.V.E.L.O.U.S.
I loved Sister Dibb’s talk, even though the live feed was kind of off. I liked the talks on kindness, and the stories about the stake that walked 22 miles to the Salt Lake City temple.
Life is so, so good.
And then this Sunday- one of those perfect lessons where it just makes you think positively, and makes you appreciate your family more. I am now planning on doing more activities together as a family because of it!
And then we had a presidency meeting, and it was lovely. In my ward, we do a thing called choosing “The One”, where, as a presidency, we think about one girl in Young Women’s, and pray for her and see what else we can do as a service. And it amazes me that every time, we have all chosen the same girl unanimously. It has never been a question, one girl mentions who they have been thinking about, and instantly everybody agrees that they’ve been thinking it, too. It’s times like this when it becomes impossible for me to doubt in the existence of Christ and how much He cares for us. He knows when someone needs help, and plants their name firmly in our mind, so we can work together to help them. I love this idea, and it makes my calling as first counselor so much more fulfilling.

-DQ#1

No doubt.

This weekend has been remarkable. Saturday was the General Young Women’s Broadcast, and lemme tell you- it was beautiful! The emphasis this year was on the 2011 mutual theme- the 13th article of faith. The music was fabulous, and the video they showed was truly inspiring. I hope it goes on Mormon.org as a download or something, because it was wonderful!! To top that off, I got to attend it at my old stake center, with Kaitlyn!
Ah, the talks. M.A.R.V.E.L.O.U.S.
I loved Sister Dibb’s talk, even though the live feed was kind of off. I liked the talks on kindness, and the stories about the stake that walked 22 miles to the Salt Lake City temple.
Life is so, so good.
And then this Sunday- one of those perfect lessons where it just makes you think positively, and makes you appreciate your family more. I am now planning on doing more activities together as a family because of it!
And then we had a presidency meeting, and it was lovely. In my ward, we do a thing called choosing “The One”, where, as a presidency, we think about one girl in Young Women’s, and pray for her and see what else we can do as a service. And it amazes me that every time, we have all chosen the same girl unanimously. It has never been a question, one girl mentions who they have been thinking about, and instantly everybody agrees that they’ve been thinking it, too. It’s times like this when it becomes impossible for me to doubt in the existence of Christ and how much He cares for us. He knows when someone needs help, and plants their name firmly in our mind, so we can work together to help them. I love this idea, and it makes my calling as first counselor so much more fulfilling.

-DQ#1

No doubt.

This weekend has been remarkable. Saturday was the General Young Women’s Broadcast, and lemme tell you- it was beautiful! The emphasis this year was on the 2011 mutual theme- the 13th article of faith. The music was fabulous, and the video they showed was truly inspiring. I hope it goes on Mormon.org as a download or something, because it was wonderful!! To top that off, I got to attend it at my old stake center, with Kaitlyn!
Ah, the talks. M.A.R.V.E.L.O.U.S.
I loved Sister Dibb’s talk, even though the live feed was kind of off. I liked the talks on kindness, and the stories about the stake that walked 22 miles to the Salt Lake City temple.
Life is so, so good.
And then this Sunday- one of those perfect lessons where it just makes you think positively, and makes you appreciate your family more. I am now planning on doing more activities together as a family because of it!
And then we had a presidency meeting, and it was lovely. In my ward, we do a thing called choosing “The One”, where, as a presidency, we think about one girl in Young Women’s, and pray for her and see what else we can do as a service. And it amazes me that every time, we have all chosen the same girl unanimously. It has never been a question, one girl mentions who they have been thinking about, and instantly everybody agrees that they’ve been thinking it, too. It’s times like this when it becomes impossible for me to doubt in the existence of Christ and how much He cares for us. He knows when someone needs help, and plants their name firmly in our mind, so we can work together to help them. I love this idea, and it makes my calling as first counselor so much more fulfilling.

-DQ#1

I’m grateful for…

Two things: One, this is my 200th post!! Yay meeee!!!!!!!
Second, Last night I wrote in the last page of my gratitude journal. It was kinda sad, because it has become sort of an old friend to me, the familiar green cover, the sticky spot left over by the price tag, and just the comfort it provided in letting me express my gratitude for that day. So, in memory of this beloved binder, I will label all the things I’ve been grateful for in these past months.

  1. Time
  2. Neighbors
  3. My patriarchal blessing
  4. Young Womens
  5. My imagination
  6. My camera
  7. Singing
  8. My parents
  9. Rest (this was New Years Eve, haha!)
  10. This new year
  11. Mornings
  12. Seminary
  13. This semester
  14. The scriptures
  15. My health (Irony? I was sick.)
  16. My brother, D
  17. Babysitting
  18. My brother, L
  19. Being outside
  20. My new bishop
  21. All the wonderful, caring people in my life (My birthday!)
  22. My grandparents
  23. G, my sister
  24. Michael, our neighbor
  25. Barbara (From Randall center)
  26. Smell/taste (I was sick on this one too. I couldn’t smell/taste at the time)
  27. Mrs. Campbell
  28. All the sweet old ladies in my ward
  29. The fun songs we’re singing in choir
  30. Hanging out with friends
  31. Sister Stewart from my old ward
  32. The young women’s program
  33. conversation
  34. Knowledge
  35. Laughter
  36. Doodling
  37. Auditioning
  38. My Dad
  39. Grandm
  40. Performing
  41. Rehearsals
  42. Highlighters
  43. Happy songs
  44. Books from my childhood
  45. Shopping
  46. Sister Jarvis
  47. L’s imagination
  48. The cast in Jekyll and Hyde
  49. A good attitude
  50. Modesty
  51. A clean room
  52. A cutie a babysat
  53. Taking walks
  54. Love in a family
  55. My guy friends
  56. Joking
  57. A nice boy
  58. Shauna
  59. Silence
  60. The phone
  61. Hot water
  62. Quiet lunches
  63. Being morally clean
  64. Voice lessons
  65. Little children
  66. The rain
  67. The people in my English class
  68. Rehearsals
  69. Sister Gossling
  70. Ice cream (coconut, not sugar)
  71. A busy Friday
  72. Ideas
  73. Walks
  74. My carpool
  75. An amazing performance experience
  76. Games
  77. Shakespeare
  78. Babies
  79. Pleasant journeys
  80. Ruben
  81. Grandpa
  82. Horseback riding
  83. Good dentists
  84. Talks with G
  85. The awesome week I had in Mexico
  86. Food
  87. Daddy’s grill
  88. Wind
  89. This gratitude journal.

It’s been a wonderful 89 days, and I look forward to more in a new journal!

-DQ#1

I’m grateful for…

Two things: One, this is my 200th post!! Yay meeee!!!!!!!
Second, Last night I wrote in the last page of my gratitude journal. It was kinda sad, because it has become sort of an old friend to me, the familiar green cover, the sticky spot left over by the price tag, and just the comfort it provided in letting me express my gratitude for that day. So, in memory of this beloved binder, I will label all the things I’ve been grateful for in these past months.

  1. Time
  2. Neighbors
  3. My patriarchal blessing
  4. Young Womens
  5. My imagination
  6. My camera
  7. Singing
  8. My parents
  9. Rest (this was New Years Eve, haha!)
  10. This new year
  11. Mornings
  12. Seminary
  13. This semester
  14. The scriptures
  15. My health (Irony? I was sick.)
  16. My brother, D
  17. Babysitting
  18. My brother, L
  19. Being outside
  20. My new bishop
  21. All the wonderful, caring people in my life (My birthday!)
  22. My grandparents
  23. G, my sister
  24. Michael, our neighbor
  25. Barbara (From Randall center)
  26. Smell/taste (I was sick on this one too. I couldn’t smell/taste at the time)
  27. Mrs. Campbell
  28. All the sweet old ladies in my ward
  29. The fun songs we’re singing in choir
  30. Hanging out with friends
  31. Sister Stewart from my old ward
  32. The young women’s program
  33. conversation
  34. Knowledge
  35. Laughter
  36. Doodling
  37. Auditioning
  38. My Dad
  39. Grandm
  40. Performing
  41. Rehearsals
  42. Highlighters
  43. Happy songs
  44. Books from my childhood
  45. Shopping
  46. Sister Jarvis
  47. L’s imagination
  48. The cast in Jekyll and Hyde
  49. A good attitude
  50. Modesty
  51. A clean room
  52. A cutie a babysat
  53. Taking walks
  54. Love in a family
  55. My guy friends
  56. Joking
  57. A nice boy
  58. Shauna
  59. Silence
  60. The phone
  61. Hot water
  62. Quiet lunches
  63. Being morally clean
  64. Voice lessons
  65. Little children
  66. The rain
  67. The people in my English class
  68. Rehearsals
  69. Sister Gossling
  70. Ice cream (coconut, not sugar)
  71. A busy Friday
  72. Ideas
  73. Walks
  74. My carpool
  75. An amazing performance experience
  76. Games
  77. Shakespeare
  78. Babies
  79. Pleasant journeys
  80. Ruben
  81. Grandpa
  82. Horseback riding
  83. Good dentists
  84. Talks with G
  85. The awesome week I had in Mexico
  86. Food
  87. Daddy’s grill
  88. Wind
  89. This gratitude journal.

It’s been a wonderful 89 days, and I look forward to more in a new journal!

-DQ#1

I’m grateful for…

Two things: One, this is my 200th post!! Yay meeee!!!!!!!
Second, Last night I wrote in the last page of my gratitude journal. It was kinda sad, because it has become sort of an old friend to me, the familiar green cover, the sticky spot left over by the price tag, and just the comfort it provided in letting me express my gratitude for that day. So, in memory of this beloved binder, I will label all the things I’ve been grateful for in these past months.

  1. Time
  2. Neighbors
  3. My patriarchal blessing
  4. Young Womens
  5. My imagination
  6. My camera
  7. Singing
  8. My parents
  9. Rest (this was New Years Eve, haha!)
  10. This new year
  11. Mornings
  12. Seminary
  13. This semester
  14. The scriptures
  15. My health (Irony? I was sick.)
  16. My brother, D
  17. Babysitting
  18. My brother, L
  19. Being outside
  20. My new bishop
  21. All the wonderful, caring people in my life (My birthday!)
  22. My grandparents
  23. G, my sister
  24. Michael, our neighbor
  25. Barbara (From Randall center)
  26. Smell/taste (I was sick on this one too. I couldn’t smell/taste at the time)
  27. Mrs. Campbell
  28. All the sweet old ladies in my ward
  29. The fun songs we’re singing in choir
  30. Hanging out with friends
  31. Sister Stewart from my old ward
  32. The young women’s program
  33. conversation
  34. Knowledge
  35. Laughter
  36. Doodling
  37. Auditioning
  38. My Dad
  39. Grandm
  40. Performing
  41. Rehearsals
  42. Highlighters
  43. Happy songs
  44. Books from my childhood
  45. Shopping
  46. Sister Jarvis
  47. L’s imagination
  48. The cast in Jekyll and Hyde
  49. A good attitude
  50. Modesty
  51. A clean room
  52. A cutie a babysat
  53. Taking walks
  54. Love in a family
  55. My guy friends
  56. Joking
  57. A nice boy
  58. Shauna
  59. Silence
  60. The phone
  61. Hot water
  62. Quiet lunches
  63. Being morally clean
  64. Voice lessons
  65. Little children
  66. The rain
  67. The people in my English class
  68. Rehearsals
  69. Sister Gossling
  70. Ice cream (coconut, not sugar)
  71. A busy Friday
  72. Ideas
  73. Walks
  74. My carpool
  75. An amazing performance experience
  76. Games
  77. Shakespeare
  78. Babies
  79. Pleasant journeys
  80. Ruben
  81. Grandpa
  82. Horseback riding
  83. Good dentists
  84. Talks with G
  85. The awesome week I had in Mexico
  86. Food
  87. Daddy’s grill
  88. Wind
  89. This gratitude journal.

It’s been a wonderful 89 days, and I look forward to more in a new journal!

-DQ#1

Things you learn whilst in a giant white van and you are suffering extreme boredom.

On the trip home from Mexico, we all suffered from the same illness: acute boredomitis maximus. So, in a desperate attempt to save ourselves from tearing our hair out and screaming at the world, we tried to entertain ourselves in any way possible. This is what I learned while in this process:

  • Once you get to 0 on the 100 bottles of pop song, you realize that song is pointless. Totally and completely pointless.
  • Dust devils are very fun to watch. Especially when there are an abundance.
  • You cannot listen to your iPod when you are in a Big White Whale, as it is VERY loud what with all the wind whipping about it.
  • The Big White Whale possesses a sail of some sort, and it catches wind quite easily and that wind will, in fact, try to veer you off course.
  • Little brothers like to stuff all of their food into the car seat rather than their mouth.
  • Little sisters should never be allowed to throw sticks of gum, as it will land on the floor every time it is attempted.
  • Trains move too fast to count every car on it, even when eight different trains pass you, giving you more opportunities to count.
  • You start going insane and notice that a large semi has been following you ever since you entered AZ- which is true, by the way, and I have pictures to prove it:



  • Dudes on motorcycles are fun to take pictures of, especially when they are being weird.

-DQ#1