:D I have the prettiest and most awesome friends! I'm so grateful for the awesome friends I have down here in Utah!!!! There are so many good times being made! Awesome memories! I would not survive without them!
Lecelin, Liz and I went and saw Twilight Saturday before the BYU vs. Utah game. It was a great time! We got there an hour and a half early! haha! Liz and I put on a show of D.D.R. in front of the others waiting in line...it was kinda embarrassing. We weren't that good! lol. The movie was AWESOME! I loved it! It was totally cheesy and kinda silly at parts but...that's okay!
A group of my friends and I have created a "family" away from home. Its the best! We had our first family dinner this last Sunday...chicken burritos, funeral (cheesy) potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, and pumpkin pie! It was so much fun! Its so nice to have family around! Especially for those of us who live far away from our family!
I'm thinking we're in need of a family picture! :D lol
hehe...I was comparing pictures taken of my family over the past several years! We've all changed so much in so many ways! In looks, height, weight, mind, spirituality, maturity...and so on! I am so grateful for the years I've spent with my family! We've had so many exciting, dull, hard, easy, and fun times!
One of my favorite memories of my family is when this one time we were all just talking and getting along, nothing too exciting was going on. I don't even know how it happened but all of a sudden we were in a circle with our arms around each other swaying back and forth singing with everything we had "WE ARE THE FAMILY. WE ARE THE FAMILY. NO TIME FOR LOSERS BECAUSE WE ARE THE FAMILY (dun dun) OF THE WORLD!" (sung to the tune of "we are the champions" by queen.) Ha! Who does that?!!! Well, the Hunt's do! I just loved every thing about that moment! I remember the weather, where we were standing exactly...and the feeling! It was just so much fun! And so funny! Hahaha!
Wow!!!! Yesterday I had ward conference and boy was it AMAZING!!! The theme seemed to be 'Hope' and our identity as children of God. My bishop talked on our identity as children of God, He first focused on what a "Man of God" was. I took note of this because the things he listed is what I need to look for in an eternal companion. He said a man of God holds the priesthood, a man of god balances his time wisely, he looks forward to being a father and patriarch of the home and that he is preparing now to be so. He went more into detail about those but I wont. He then talked about a "Daughter of God" He said a daughter of God desires marriage and children...that those are her highest priority in life. A 'daughter of God' dresses appropriately because she knows that she IS a 'daughter of God'. Dressing modestly is an attitude of her heart. He spoke with such conviction and love! He basically had his entire talk memorized he knew it so well! I really love and respect Bishop Hill! He's helped me out so much in the past year! He took care of me the way my dad would/does! I know he is truly called of God! His wife was asked to bear her testimony...it was beautiful and reminded me of how amazing and what a blessing and privilege motherhood is! I thought about my own mother...and how her example growing up has made me so excited to be a Mommy! Our Stake presidency spoke on hope. They spoke of faith vs. hope. Faith is a belief...that belief becomes our conviction. hope is an understanding of that belief...that belief becomes our expectation. charity (the pure love of Christ) is our action...all of these thigs are conected together. "hope becomes the anchor of our soul" After ward conference we had a munch and mingle...and I am so lucky to have such awesome people to associate with! I have the best friends ever! They are so much fun and like family! A group of us created our own little family away from home. We're going to start "Family Dinners" every Sunday! Its so exciting!!! I'm so grateful I am where I am! Its exactly where I need to be!!!
So I got to go home to Washington at the end of October for about 10 days. It was a great visit home and exactly what I needed! I went to a haunted house with some friends.I got to see Adam who just returned from his mission in Chile. I got to be there for Tim's Eagle Ceremony. I got to play games with my mom and sisters. I went to a Halloween party where I wasn't allowed to talk; I had use sign language, do I know sign language?? NO, I do not! I was able to take Jamie trick or treating and I was there to celebrate Rachelle's 16th birthday! I spent money on things I didn't really need (scrapbooking supplies and paper, Cinnabon, clothes, and other junk). haha! I went to a dance with my brother, I got to sleep...A LOT! I went to seminary with my Mom. I ate real food!!! None of that cheap fast food or Raman noodles! That may have been the highlight of my trip! Jk jk...it was a close second though! The hightlight of my trip home would definitely be when my family (all 8 of us) went to the Portland Temple and did work for the dead! It was absolutely amazing to be sitting inside the temple with my eternal family! I loved seeing my dad, mom, brother and beautiful sisters all in white...worthy to be there. It was truly a beautiful and amazing sight! I loved every moment of that experience! My trip home was so great! I cannot wait to go back for Christmas!!!
"I SuRE dO LoVE mY fAmILy!!!"