Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today...

Today was a really rough day for me.

I woke up at 8:30, exhausted, but feeling a tiny bit better than the night before. I really debated going to institute, I was tired and not really up for going all the way down there this morning. But if I needed anything this morning, it was some spiritual guidance, so I threw myself together rather quickly, even for these mornings, and I actually looked pretty good for zero makeup and a ponytail. I was planning on reading my scriptures for another fifteen minutes befroe I left, but I got a text from Emma across the hall saying the busses were running late today, so I decided to walk down to the institute instead.

This turned out to be a blessing; I got to listen to Paul Cardall the entire walk down to the institute building and it definitely helped me calm down and recenter. When I got there, I was one of first three people waiting for class to start. So I opened up my scriptures to find a good one to share for my devotional. Magically I just opened up to Alma 36:3 on my first try and I found something amazing

it says:

“And now, O my [daughter, Keara], behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up in the last day.”

This scripture practically screamed at me and was what I had been praying for all night and morning. This was my tender mercy. I have a renewed faith in the scriptures and in the love of my Father in Heaven. Today’s lesson even seemed to be picked just special for me. We talked about marrying in the covenant and the importance it is to our children. The Lord was just screaming to me today, telling me to wake up and to live the gospel. I’m answering the call, and I’m so grateful for it.

I know this gospel is so true and I don't know how I manage not to scream it to the world. My Father in Heaven loves me and I need him. He sent my Brother to save my life and that impacts my everyday. I know that the scriptures are true and are daily tools for us dat-to-day. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the true prophet, seer, and revelator sent to us by God to direct us to rightousness. I just love this work and I am so grateful for it's truth and faithfulness in my life.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Crazy Little Thing Called LOVE...

Well in honor of love week and Valentine's Day and the fact that this is all we have discuessed in my english class... I'm going to do a little post about love.

I feel like listing everything that I love in my life, and there's a lot, so prepare :)

I love my family. Moving away has really made me appreciate them in a new way. Not that I didn't before I left, but I definitely miss them more now and look back on all my late night chat sessions with Conner or my MOM.

I love my friends, new and old. I haven't seen my best friend from high school, Veronica, very much, eventhough we live like 500 feet away. I got to hang out with her this weekend and have a much needed girls day. It was amazing. I also love my new friends, especially Oliva. We've just recently gotten close, but I really feel like this girl gets me. We mesh so well together. This is a friend I want to keep close forever and grow up, get married and have babies with type of friend. I love her!

I love NAU. I love the weather we've been having this week, it's been in the low 50's and perfect. The snow is all melting and the sun is shining, but not for long, snow is on it's way next week I think. But I love college, I love learning new things and I love meeting new people. I've made so many new friends in the last year and I just love my singles ward. Life is really great. I love most of my classes, I've been learning a lot.

I love my fuscia and zebra striped nail that Olivia painted for me. I love my pink clip in for my hait that I'll probably get done for real in the future. I love how cute and coordinated my dorm room is. I like my fuzzy blanket and pillows.

There's a lot of love going around so pass it on!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Viva Las Vegas

Yes that's right, I went to Vegas a few weeks ago with my new best friend Olivia. Her dad was having a furniture exhibition, so we got to tag along and reap the benefits of being in Vegas for a day. It was a blast!



Gorgeous Olivia as usual, right after we got off the plane, I looked terrible.


We woke up really early and flew in saturday morning, got there about 8:30. Taxi to the hotel, drop off our luggage, to the furniture showroom, then of to explore!

We started out at the Venetian Hotel to pick up out tickets for Phantom of the Opera! Yes, I got to see Phantom of the Opera live in Las Vegas! It was amazing :)

The Venetcian was definitely interesting. I got to try on Jimmy Choos, Coach Purses, explore Barney's, look at old books worth more than my college eduation, and so many other things. It was crazy.



Of course we had to gamble just a teeny bit. I just wanted to see if I would get caught, I guess I look 21 ;) must have been all the dark circles under my eyes from the lack of sleep. haha



Some Craziness in the Venetician Hotel, they had their own little Venice, even Olivia approved, and she's been there before. The ceiling was painted to look like the sky and they had a canal with singing gondaliers floating around.



Some awesome jewelry we spied in one of the shops. If only.... haha




AT THE PHANOTOM OF THE OPERA!!!


It was such an awesome play. I grew up listening to the music, and I saw the movie, but actually seeing it on stage was so much fun. We had great seats under the falling chandelier. Fantastic!

Now I'm looking forward to next year ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter-not-a-Wonder

I know it's been forever. I need to get better at updating, especially with pictures, sorry. I really doubt anybody follows this blog anyways, so I don't know why I'm apologizing, but for the sake of habit I guess I'll keep posting.

Things have been busy. School, School, School, and more School! I've been doing pretty well. I've aced all my math quizes so far, I got a 82% on my first Psychology quiz. I have a speech next week and a paper due in English. Things are starting to pick up.

The weather has been pretty chilly up here. What else would you expect in Flagstaff in January. I honestly thought I would die up here in the snow, but it's been really nice minus all the slipping on the ice. I've done lots of sledding and snowman building, I'm almost a native now ;) just kidding, I'll always love my valley and scortching 120 degree summers. ahh.... I can't wait :)





Speaking of slipping on ice. We had a a pretty big scare last week with Mason. He was meeting me for lunch and he slipped on the way. Normally it wouldn't be a big deal, a few minor bruises and scrapes, but he happened to be carrying a pocket of sharpened pencils in his backpack and one managed to break through the pocket,both shirts he was wearing and his back. It was an interesting trip to Urgent Care to say the least. The entire tip of the pencil lodged 1.5 inches into his back. He got one stitch, dinner at Coco's and a pretty good story out of the ordeal.

Other than that, things have been pretty quiet up here. I went to Las Vegas last weekend with a friend of mine. It was pretty fun, we saw Phantom of the Opera, ate lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe, rode a roller coaster, played penny slots, and just had a blast doing our thing. I'll post pics as soon as I upload them.

I have a interview to be a Resident Assistant this weekend, should be interesting. I'm hot and cold about this job. If I got it, my finiancial problems would be solved. They cover room and board + my tuition is already covered = so... I would make over $3,000 a year with my scholarships. Yay me! But my friends and I have been talking about getting an apartment off campus together and I think that would be so fun. It would be amazing to live with 3 LDS girls in college. We could have movie nights and watch conference together and bake cookies and all sorts of fun college girl stuff. So I guess I'm just going to have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks. Whatever it is, it will work for the best.

I'll keep you guys updated for the future

<3 Keara