Thursday, July 11, 2013


It's been a while since I've blogged so I decided it was time. Don't worry I will blog soon all about my Africa trip coming up but before all that I want to just express my gratitude for how incredibly blessed I am. so here are just a few things on my list that I count as major blessings in my life-

My family. Each and everyday I find more reasons to love and appreciate my amazing family. My Mom is the queen of getting things done, my Dad is the king of fun and hard-work, and my sister is the princess of the family. Meaning she is absolutely stunning and kind-hearted, like Cinderella if you will. :) And I guess that makes me the jester? Sure, we'll go with that.

My missionaries. I have lots of amazing friends on missions, or leaving soon for missions, and I couldn't be prouder of them. I live for Mondays when I get emails from them. From their letters you just feel their passion for the gospel and service and it makes me so excited! Obviously I miss them but I couldn't be happier with their decision to serve the Lord in such an amazing way.

My friends. I love coming home for the summer because I get to reunite with some of my best friends. They have been so supportive of me in everything and I love them to pieces. I consider myself very lucky to be able to have these amazing people in my life.

My boy. Yup. I said it, my boy. Josh is such a major blessing in my life. Although we are having to do a long distance thing right now I couldn't be more happy he is a big part of life. Can't wait to be  reunited with my best friend again in August. 

Africa. I leave for Uganda in 3 days and could not be more anxious or excited to get there! I'll admit I'm a little nervous, mostly about the 23 hour travel time, but much more excited than I am nervous. I can't wait to meet everyone and hear their stories. I am hoping and praying I don't take too much time adjusting to the new culture that I waste my time there. I'm planning on getting there and getting right to work. There are two fundraisers going on right now that we are all hoping work out. We are trying to help build a new school, among other things, and we are raising money to keep the new Health Clinic HELP built last year running. There is so much good to be done and I feel so blessed to be able to be a part of it. Keep updated on my Africa blog for my adventures and more ways you can help!

God is interested and involved in every single detail of our lives and I couldn't be more grateful for that.