Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Relay for Life

The place in which I work is has a team each year in the Relay for Life! This is my first year working here and well my friends/co-workers have asked me to be on the 15 member team. So I finally convinced myself that it would be just fine to sign up! I am rather excited due to the fact that I have a cousin that is currently battling breast cancer and I have lost a life-long family friend the past 2 months to cancer and also my oldest sisters Uncle-in-law has cancer he is battling. So I know a lot of people with it and I figure the least I can do is walk for a night to support them and their battles!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

A little help for a friend

Hey Everyone,

I am posting this as a little plea for my friend. Her mom is going through a rough time so she is having a little fund-raiser to get some things going for her mom. I hope you all can take a look at her blog and maybe even help out if possible.

It's Official

I have started my paperwork to become a full-time Sister Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!

I am so stinking stoked about this. I want to Thank my Bishop for putting up with me and for letting me even get to this stage of life.

Also I want to send huge Thank You's to everyone who has played a role in me becoming a Latter-day Saint and has supported me through thick and thin and dealt with my not so whoopy attitude and has also see my triumph and become a young lady who is ready to put in 18 months for the Lord. I love each and everyone of you and I am forever indebted to you for all you have done for me!

Now the next step is to get the money figured out and I am as good as gone....Oh happy day!

Tiny Frogs...

I was sent this e-mail at work and I just LOVED has a AMAZING message behind it. I hope you all enjoy and really take what the moral of the story is to heart!

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.

A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....

The race began....


No one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:

'NO WAY too difficult!!'

'They will NEVER make it to the top.'


'Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!'

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one....

Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher..

The crowd continued to yell, 'It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!'
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....

But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....

This one wouldn't give up!

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower. Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!

THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?

It turned out....

That the winner was DEAF!!!!

The wisdom of this story is:

Never listen to other people's tendencies to be

negative or pessimistic.... because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!

Always think of the power words have. (There's life and death in the power of the tongue - Proverbs 18:21.)

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!


And above all:

Be DEAF when people tell YOU that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

Always think:

God and I can do this!

Friday, February 13, 2009

meatloaf and mashed potatoes

Wow, so I just realized I never posted these photos. So a few weeks ago (again with Sister Wells/LaBass here in Great Bend still) I signed up to cook them supper and they requested just as the title suggested homemade meatloaf and mashed potatoes. So that is what they got after me asking them like a billion times if they were certain that is what they wanted. So off to Wal-Mart I went to round up all the supplies. And yes to all of you out there I did the cooking by myself with minimal assistance from my parents! I am becoming quite the chef these past few months!

So after the girls ate we took some photos b/c well face it we weren't about to go outside in the bitter cold b/c that would of made Sister Well's worse so we played with the left over mashed potatoes! I had a blast!

Sister LaBass thinking she ate entirely too much meatloaf!

Sister Wells thinking she also ate to much, but she doesn't look as stuffed as LaBass!
Mashed potatoe snow man, that was my creation! Woot!

Sister LaBass working on her masterpiece. It turned out well in the end...see below!

Can you figure it out? If not it is a mashed potatoe lady with crazy awesome hair! Sister LaBass did this..she is awesome!


I am once again behind in posting and I am not in chronological order at all, so forgive me for that. But a few weeks ago in the last transfer with Sister Wells and Hermana LaBass we had a lot of down time due to Sister Wells being sick and not being able to leave the house in the bitter cold weather. So after I got off work at 7 P.M each night I would go over and we would entertain each other, and well finally after 1.5 weeks of this and a missed district meeting (very rare for missionaries to miss this, especially when the President of the mission is going to be there) and so the Sisters in Hays got it approved to come down and help do some work in Great Bend and well one night I cooked grilled cheese for them all and we had a little picnic in the apartment and had some fun with it!

The bread that we purchased was a bit awkward and was squished on one side and we determined it looked like a bunny rabbit so we had even more fun with it! I hope you enjoy the little video and the pictures of the awesome night!

See the bunny?

The final product!

The Picnic, from l to r: Sister Martin (Hays) Sister Reynolds (Hays) and Sister LaBass!

Sister LaBass can never do a serious picture, okay so that was an exaggeration, but it took us like 10 shots to get a good picture of the 3 of us.....

Here you go, Sister LaBass, Sister Reynolds and myself...the 3 Amigas!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Holy Cow

So have you ever just wanted something so bad, that when you actually are going to get it you freak out?

Well, for 2 years I have been trying to get on a full-time mission for the church. I just haven't been able to afford it or I get side tracked with a male figure or school draws me back in. Well folks, it is going to happen. The stake president is coming to my ward this Sunday and my Bishop is going to get me the log-in and I will officially start my paperwork this Sunday. It seems to surreal. I will finally accomplish my biggest goal and I am so stoked but yet I stress. I still do not have my debt paid off, and to be honest I am not even close but I know Faith preceeds all Miracles so I know it will all fall into place. I am just so excited and ready and i can't believe this will actually happen this Sunday.

Monday, February 9, 2009

District Meeting

Again, I am behind on posting, but my time is limited and on my last couple days off I have been out of town with the missioanries hince no time to blog. So here it goes! I went to District Meeting with the girls back in December possibly January and Elder Eckern had just got a "Dear John" letter and was heart broken so the girls in GB made him a little present and we had some good times playing piano and what not!


So I am way behind on posting on this thing i call a "blog"...I will admit I suck at this type of thing, but we have had 2 transfers that I haven't posted about, well at least i don't think I her are the photos that I really like and what not!

This was the whole gang that was at transfers this time around. We lost a lot of amzing Elders/Sisters to different Zone's...

Sister Hyrns and Sister LaBass. It was Sister LaBass's 9 month mark so hince the "stomach" picture! Oh and Hyrns was her "Mother" (a.k.a she trained her as a greenie)

Me, Sister Hyrns, and Sister Favikiowana (sp?)

Sister LaBass, Sister Hyrns, and myself

Sister Wells and myself....

Sister Freitas, Sister Hyrns, and Sister Gundersen!

Sister Reynolds and myself!

Elder Eckern and Sister LaBass!


Well, I have decided as of this morning that I have some goals I want to try to obtain by the end of this month. Some may laugh because they are pretty out there, but I know they are obtainable!

1. Drop the remaining weight to qualify for a full time LDS mission. Which in the long run means I have to lose another 15-20 lbs. I have already dropped about 25 to get to this point. I want to lose it by the end of February. I told my mom this goal this morning and she laughed and seems to think I should only try to lose 9 lbs to start out with. I am not going to use diet pills or any of the sort, just healthy eating and exercise to accomplish this!

2. Become more devoted to my daily scripture study and prayers.

3. Actually prepare my lessons fully before Saturday evening's and just have to do a review on Saturday then do all of the whole lesson.

4. Start the work on my dental/health portion of my papers (even though I have not yet officially started the mission paper work. I know what needs to be done, so I want to start it to be ahead of the game on the health portion, like getting my shots and all of that good stuff)

Well, there they are. I hope I can get this stuff started and can actually keep the weight loss rolling and get the weight off so that will not be an issue for later down the road when I actually get to start the papers. I know it is obtainable and I know I can do it. All I need from my friends/family is encouragement, don't laugh at me and think it is impossible just help me to remain steadfast and what not!