Once in a lifetime

 Today I got to meet and shake hands with some amazing men! Elder L. Tom Perry & President Kim B. Clark came and spoke to is at a special stake conference. It was wonderful! After the conference we  patiently waited in line to shake these spiritual mans hands. As it was in the chapel they asked us not to take any photos..I snapped this before I heard that.. Whoops. It was so fun to watch the interactions with all the different members of our stake. Perry LOVED all the little children. Being in the presence of these men who I know have had many experiences with the Savior really opened my eyes (and apparently shut my moms mouth and turned on the waterworks :) ) Man how I love her, because of her having to talk to just about everyone, we were able to follow Elder Perry out of the chapel where me and Jaycee got a photo with him and President Clark! 
He really is a good 6'3" if not taller!! And for 92 years old he doesn't act a day over 70!! What a great experience! Certainly one for the books! 



First things first, we ( me, mom, dad, jaycee sue, jaquel, tyler & kruzerboy) spent christmas in Cancun this year (last year)! It was awesome, and beautiful, and I'm ready to go back! Cute Jay needed a fun pic for her insta so this is what we came up with. 
Kruze (Tom Cruise... is what the people at our hotel would call him) was the light of the vacation. He was so funny, and honestly so well behaved for a one year old. 
Besides Jaquel's brand new iPhone 5s that got stolen the last day, and the bug bites the first day, and the greasy zip line, I would call this trip a huge success. I am so thankful to have parents that have spoiled me. I hope one day I get to treat them to a vacation. 

As I think back to the past year, with Jaquel's health problems,  a lot of it seems like a blur. We really missed out on a lot because of it. It certainly took its toll. I am so thankful she is FINALLY starting to  feel a bit normal again here and there. I have really missed my best friend. 

I have thought about all the good times that I have had in 2013, and I have to say the good far out weighs the bad. I went to 3 more concerts this year (Justin Beiber, George Strait, and Alan Jackson). I've been on more dates this year than ever before, and kissed way too many people. 

I wasn't going to make any New Year's Resolutions, because I always hate when I fail. But Ive decided that with out Goals, we have nothing to work towards. There is no reason for us to push ourselves forward. My mom always says, if you forget to brush your teeth one night, you don't just quit all together. You wake up in the morning and "start over"! My mama is a smart lady. 

So with that being said... here is 4 things I will do in 2k14:

1. Read the Book of Mormon. I have never in my life finished this by myself, and it embarrasses me to say that. How can I have such a testimony of a book that I've only read bits and pieces?! This is long over due, but completely necessary. 

2. Read my Patriartical Blessing once a month. I know that this is a gift that has been given to guide me, and to help me with the decisions I have to make. 

3. Have more conversations with my Father in Heaven. In the car when I'm driving, and in the morning while putting on my makeup. There is no reason I should have to wait until I'm on my knees. 

4. Spent more time with family. Less technology. Less being lazy at home. I know my grandparents won't have too many more years left, and I want to make sure they know how much they are loved and appreciated. 

Here's to you 2014!