I’m Trying to be Awesome!

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Don’t you just love some of the ecards out there?

I saw one on Facebook the other day that sounds like me:

I’m trying to be awesome today

but I’m exhausted from being so freakin’

awesome yesterday!

Sometimes I “go like a house afire” as my mom would say, getting the house cleaned up and ready for a get together.

We had a Memorial Day barbecue on Monday.

We had friends and family come. I cleaned and put the house together (of course the family helped). We got the patio all readyย and my darlin cooked the hamburgers and hotdogs. I cooked, sliced, and put together some salads. I felt like everything went well. It was a nice party.

I had a fun time! I think we all had a fun time!

After the party, I relaxed. I may have relaxed for a couple of days after. :]

I really am trying to be awesome!

Out on a WIM #54

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Glorious Family, Greetings!

How are my favorite people?? It sounds like you are all doing splendid!
Thanks for sending my package. Awww baby Julian is so cute!!!!!! Thank you for the pictures. Ah all my cute girls are just growing up so fast. If you talk to them, tell them that I said congrats and that I love them ever so much ๐Ÿ™‚
Ok so pretty much this week flew by!
Things that happened this week:
Sister T. came from St. Vincent to do tradeoffs. It was a lot of fun to have her here. I learned much.
She told me that I was the most positive person in the entire world but she was like “listen you have to tell me how you are really feeling”. Hahah ah man. I am starting to realize that I am being too positive in the fact that even when I right in my journal I hardly say what I really feel because I am trying to be happy even for myself. It’s ridiculous!! So I am starting this journal thing where I right down everything I feel. My real feelings not ones trying to talk me out of the ones that I am having. I guess times have just been hard so I have been trying to keep a float but maybe it’s a bit much.
Soย this Sat. we had a baptism and it was AWESOME!!!!!!! T. is such a special spirit. We were at his house for his interview and his mom told about how T. never wanted anything to do with religion or church. And even books or anything!! But said he has changed since we started meeting with him. He loves the Book of Mormon and he will come to church two hours early. She was so surprised at the way he is now ๐Ÿ™‚ And they came to the baptism. T. was doing missionary work!! AHHHH….
I got a letter from Brother K. this week. It was amazing. He is still going strong and everything. He made me cry! It was so touching ๐Ÿ™‚
On May 22nd I burned a pair of socks!!!! All the Elders burn a tie at their one year mark but I didn’t want to burn a skirt so I burned some holey socks!! It was awesome. I was thinking about how May 22, 2012 I graduated. May 22, 2013 I entered the MTC and now here I am hitting my year mark! WOW!!!
I am learning so very much continually everyday. Sometimes I feel a little bit weighed down. I have a lot on my plate (no pun intended) (I know I am chunkin up). But in the epic words of Bob Marley “Don’t worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright” Seriously. I testify to that. My brain has been a little scattered (Kinda like it used to be at home;) But I just need to take it slow by slow. The Lord works line upon line.
Anyway thank you everyone for the support and love that you give me. I love you all so very much ๐Ÿ™‚
Have the best week ever!!!
Love Always, Sister Emily

Out on a WIM #53

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Emily has been on her mission for one year!!!!!

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Hello my beautiful fam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It sounds like all is well at home! Which is excellent to hear. Lots of fun things going on. Ahhhh enjoy the temple for me please.
Oh tell Ri and Janny congrats on one year! It is amazing how fast time goes by. Yay!!!!! We made it a year! Hahaha MAHM. Do not worry about me moving far away because that won’t happen… I am quite attached to my family and that quaint little place that I call home ๐Ÿ™‚ I won’t go far I promise. (maybe there is enough room downstairs for Riley, Janet and me and my eternal companion…. maybe ๐Ÿ˜‰ I am glad and also proud of you for making it this whole year! You are awesome.
Awww… man. The Hales family. I will keep them in my prayers. I admire them so much. Send them my love. I know everything will work out ๐Ÿ™‚
My companion is from Guyana. Her immediate family are all members. She is a strong girl. It has been hard for her to come into a placer with so many struggles but if the Lord wants someone to grow…. He sends them here! ๐Ÿ™‚
She will be ready for her mission very much so. She’ll be leaving here in a few weeks to go back home and prepare for her real mission. She is awesome!!
She calls me her first mama. I am like her premortal life mom because she hasn’t even started yet! Hahah she has so many fun things about her. She is like one of the sassiest people in the world!!! And it is hilarious. We have a lot of fun together and all.
T. one of our investigators! He is awesome. Never misses aย sundayย at church. Always keeps commitments and loves the gospel. He is a little slower but a great guy! We will be baptizing himย this Saturdayย ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very excited.
Yesterday when Pres M. was here he was talking about the importance of asking questions. He said asking q’s is good and it helps us learn and grow!
Something I have been learning from the Book of Mormon is from Nephi. I want to be like Nephi. I desire to have his faith and diligence. Every time I restart the Book of Mormon I learn new things. I have read the Book of Mormon so many times on my mission now. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love it. I know whoever reads the Book of Mormon will learn more about the Savior and be a better person.
Anyway this week has been a good week and I am grateful for my Heavenly Father and the strength he gives to me in my life.
Anyway I love you all very much. I am looking forward to getting my last package ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for everything ย ๐Ÿ™‚ LOVE YOU ALL MY AWESOME ETERNAL FAMILY!!!!!
With so much love, Sister Emily ๐Ÿ™‚

Just Like Her Dad!

This sweet little girl is my grand baby Natasha! Isn’t she the cutest thing?IMG_0847

She plays with the cars and lines them up.
IMG_0845 Just like her dad used to do when he was a little boy!

I love that. She is so precious.IMG_0848She says, “Grandma, take my picture!” What a doll!!!

I love you, sweet Natasha!

Now That’s a Bag!

Me and darling “Dream Come True” were out shopping and she saw this awesome huge bag!

Wow!

I said,”I bet you could fit in that bag!”

IMG_0807You may or may not remember this…

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This was before Kelsey left on her mission!

Next thing I know she is getting ready to climb in!!!!!
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Just kidding! Look at that smile! ๐Ÿ˜‰

“Good things come in small packages,” like my Kelsey!!

Love you, sweet “Dream Come True!”

Out on a WIM #52

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Greetings to the most awesome people on planet earth and beyond! Awww man I love you all bad.

MAHM!!! I am so proud of you for not crying!!! I am so proud of me for not crying!!! We did so good. Yeah it was really what I needed to see all of you and to hear from you. It has been wild here……. Don’t worry I will give you the details when I get home…..
You all are looking like real mighty fine. Are you all on an exercise plan because you have all slimmed out and are looking like super models. Seriously. Ya tryna make me look bad when I get home??? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha just kidding.
I am glad you had a great sacrament meeting! I miss those kind of Mothers Days!!!
Ah that is so sweet of you to think I am an old soul. I honestly wouldn’t be anything without the things you and Dad have taught me or the support you gave me.
You raised me just right. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Thanks for all that you have taught me and for the potential you always saw in me. I know I have had struggles in my life and sometimes maybe I was not the best. But I am eternally grateful. THANK YOU.
Again Mommy. Happy Mothers Day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for being my mom and for ALWAYS being there for me. You helped me so much because I knew that I could tell you anything. You really and truly are my best friend. You have always been such a great example to me in my life and I admire you with all that I am. THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Tell Brother L. I say hello ๐Ÿ™‚ What a sweet man.
Ok so this week it has been my pleasure to meet Sister K. She is an angel. I have never met anyone like her!!!! She has this cute little tude and such a strong testimony. I am glad she is from the WIM and is able to help with any struggles that come our way ๐Ÿ™‚
This week we had a man from the mission presidency come into our area. He is a great man! He gave us a pep talk and everything. We are setting a goal to each go and find 3 priesthood holders. There will be miracles here I just know it!!!!!!
There are many times this week when I honestly felt a little worried or down for second and then I felt Heavenly Fathers love and support there for me. My relationship with Heavenly Father is the most important thing to me in my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. He does so much, especially showering me with tender mercies.
I pretty much told you everything else yesterday!!
I love you all very much and wish you a wonderful week.
Keep being awesome! The church is true!!!!!!! I know, i live it and i love it.
Love, Sister Emily ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunday Best!

A Mother holds her child’s hand for a moment and their heart forever.

photo 2 (8)The opposite is true too.

A child holds her Mama’s hand for a moment and their heart forever.

Happy Mother’s Day!!!

Today we were able to Skype with our sweet Emily, our Missionary. Our grand baby came home from the hospital today with his Mama and Daddy.

It’s been a wonderful day!ย 

Hope your Sundayย is the Best, too! Love, Joy

A New Grand Baby!

10273564_10152277901057182_687182261116693092_nSweetest Baby!! Born yesterday!!! What a darling little guy!

I love him so much, it hurts. Isn’t life a miracle?

I am looking forward to many snuggles, slobbery kisses, reading books, singing songs, playing games, and just loving him.

I am going to have so much fun loving him, and being his Grandma!!!

I love you!
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Best “Furry” Friend!

We have a sweet “Furry” friend that lives at our house.

People have called her, “Man’s best friend,” but since there’s not all men at our home we will just call her our “Best ‘Furry’ Friend.”

This is Tayzie right after we got her.

The idea to go get her was Kelsey’s, so when Tayzie is misbehaving, I always call her Kelsey’s dog. Isn’t she adorable? What a fun pup.

Kelsey is pretty darn cute, too!!!

Kelsey and Tayzie

 

This is the famous “smiling dog” photo!!

Well, maybe not famous, but it should be.ย TayzieSmiling

And here is Tayzie after her last trip to the beauty parlor for pups. She is so cute!!!!

photo (36)I didn’t know it was so fun to kiss fur!!! Right there, behind her eye!

Flexy say’s she is hormonal, because she gets so excited when we come home, that she literally cries and howls. I usually say to her, “I know, I missed you too!!!”

It is so great to have a “Best ‘Furry’ Friend”!!!!