“No work is more of a protection to this church than temple work and the genealogical research that supports it. No work is more spiritually refining. No work we do gives us more power” (“The Holy Temple,” Ensign, Feb. 1995, 36).
Brady and I have moved a lot in our married life. It’s exhausting and causes me a lot of anxiety. Packing is the worst and I just want to settle somewhere and not have to pack ever again. It’s hard work.
Feeling like I needed to cram in all of my goodbyes was stressful!! There just isn’t enough time in the day or the week or the month! I ended up with a pinched sciatic nerve the last couple of days of work and that was really hard. At my job, I’m on my feet my entire shift and I’m lifting boxes, climbing on ladders, stocking stuff on shelves, walking around… just constantly moving and it really made the pain worse. I tried to tough it out because I didn’t have time to go see a doctor.
I’m so grateful to my mom and my husband who helped me pack our stuff because I would have gone crazy if I had to do this myself. Before taking off on our new adventure, I was able to visit with my cute friend Taelor and her little girls!! They’re so stinkin’ cute. I’ve never met them so I was really excited when we got together for lunch and a treat after! It’s so good to catch up with Tae in real life, I miss her so much!!
So so so so grateful for good people in my life. People that love and care about me. So many people online too! I have amazing online friends as well as IRL friends! ;) My life is one big blessing and I am doing my best to see that each day!
It has been quite some time since I have done this linkup! But I’m excited to share with you what I’m currently up to!
Lighting /// Wishing that I could light some of my fancy smell-good candles that I got months ago from Bath & Body Works. Like, I’m pretty sure I got all of them at the beginning of summer. Haha!! Other than that, I’m watching Christmas tree lights and decorations turn on at night time here! It’s beautiful and it makes me love Christmas time even more!
Spending /// NOTHING. Haha, let’s just say I’ll be buying very few Christmas gifts and just enjoying the holidays with family. We’re trying to save up our money’s annnnnnnd pay off debt :( Bleh! Debt sucks. But living like no one else so later, we can live like no one else… bittersweet. Haha!!
Choosing /// I am choosing to read books over watching tv. I am choosing my husband over other friendships/relationships. I am choosing God each morning to help me feel less anxious and depressed during the day. I am choosing to make my emotional state better than it would probably be. I am choosing to choose instead of letting other factors choose for me.
Sending /// CHRISTMAS CARDS!!! I’ll be sending Christmas cards very soon! I’m probably already late to the game but who cares, everyone loves Christmas cards!! If you want one, be sure to fill out this form here! I’m also sending love to those affected by the fires going on in California, or anyone who may be struggling at this time in their life. The holiday season can be such a blessing and a delightful time but we mustn’t forget that for some, it’s not that way.
Singing /// Oh gosh, I am singing ALL the things. Let’s see here, I’m totes in love with I Could Use a Love Song by Maren Morris, Five More Minutes by Scotty McCreery, Yours by Russell Dickerson, Hurricane by Luke Combs, Love So Soft and I Don’t Think About You by Kelly Clarkson (because she’s faaaavvveeee), ILYSoWhat by Hannah Ellis, High School by Kelsea Ballerini, What Ifs by Kane Brown, Sorry Not Sorry by Demi Lovato, Lady Antebellum’s new cd, basically anything off of Danielle Bradbery’s new cd I Don’t Believe We’ve Met, I am listening to Taylor Swift’s new cd reputation, and still trying to find my love for it.
Also, I guess I’m a country fan. Haha!! Anyway, you have any new hip stuff you’re singing (and listening to) that I haven’t listed? Share in a comment below!!
There’s been a lot of changes going on so watching for a little bit of that post soon! Xoxo
The other day, my sisters and I got together to do some Christmas crafting. I had so many ideas of what to do but decided on just two. I was going to make a “Santa Cam” for my sister, my mom and myself. I think it’s the cutest thing ever! Buuuuuut mine ended up looking terrible and nothing like the photo I saw on Pinterest. Haha!! I laughed a good laugh! I love crafting with my sisters! We enjoy crafting together! Also, please take note of the other crafts in this photo, my sisters are sure talented!