If I Thought March Was Crazy...

April definitely takes the cake! Our day-to-day has been insane & it's going to stay that way through August. 
We started April off with General Conference, which was amazing. My favorite talk was Stand Up Inside & Be All In by Elder Gary B. Sabin. You should definitely give it a read.
April 6th was a pretty big day for us. Caleb & Joshua, my twin brothers, got their mission calls. We opened them that night as a family with a few of their closest friends and their bishop. I was emotional from the minute I walked in my mom's front door. I don't think I've ever felt the Spirit so strongly as I did in that room while they opened their mission calls. I'm not gonna talk much about everything that happened because I want to keep it special to me - just know how amazing this experience was. Caleb went first (he is technically older lol) & he is going to Rancagua, Chile. Then it was Josh's turn and he is going to Bogota, Columbia. 

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March 2017

Hey, at least I'm blogging once a month! This month has been CRAAAZY! Some parts have been wonderful, and others have been really hard. We started this month off with two amazing things: 1. My mom had a pretty big birthday this year (I won't tell you how old cuz I want her to still love me haha) & 2. My nephew, Travis, got baptized. Mike had the privilege of baptizing him, and then Mike's older brother, Seth, confirmed him. Travis is the first of my nieces and nephews to be baptized and hopefully he won't be the last. He has set such an amazing example for the rest of them. It was a very spiritual experience. I didn't get any pictures with Travis, but here's a picture of Dylan (my other nephew) & I sitting together at the baptism.

Dylan will be seven in June, so he has one more year till he can be baptized. I finished the Fast Metabolism Diet at the beginning of the month, so I got to go back to eating normal. I definitely over-did it with the junk right aft…

February 2017

February was a somewhat interesting and stressful month. It started out on an all right note. I bought tickets to see my favorite band (Avenged Sevenfold) in Vegas in April. It was pretty pricey cuz I just HAD to have V.I.P. seats... This is my first concert after all. Buying said tickets wasn't the best financial decision I've ever made and we've been trying to make up for it since then. Hopefully the concert will be beyond amazing and it will all be worth it! On February 6th, Mike and I started The Fast Metabolism Diet. It's a book written by Haylie Pomroy and the diet is supposed to work wonders. My aunt had been doing it for awhile and had seen a lot of progress, so I thought I would give it a whirl. Here is a link to the author's website if you want more information on it. I am in my last week of the diet and I have to say that it's been interesting. I didn't just start this diet to lose weight. I started it because it talks about healing your body and my…

January 2017

I've heard it said that January is the Monday of the months... This month has definitely made me feel that way. For 2017, I made a goal of writing down the important things that happened each and every day. So far I've done it for every day. Here are some of my bigger January moments: I actually started this month on a very emotional note. I gave the lesson in Relief Society and I used the talk The Master Healer by Carole M. Stephens. I'm not gonna talk much about this, but if you haven't read this talk, I HIGHLY encourage you to. Nothing has ever touched me like this talk did.  On a not so positive note, on this night (January 1st), I had, possibly, the worst panic attack I've ever had. I'm not even sure what triggered it. It started when I couldn't sleep and my mind just started racing, and before I knew it... I was spiraling downwards. I wrote in a journal about it the next day and said, "There was a moment that I did not feel in control of my mind.&q…

2016: My Year in Review

I can't say that 2016 has been a terrible year, but I'm definitely not sad to see it go. I have so many goals for 2017 and it's making me really excited. I decided to pick my favorite moments from each month from 2016 and post some pictures. I also picked a 'selfie' from each month to post. I think it's so fun to see how people (and yes, especially me) change over the months.

We got to go through the Provo City Center Temple open house for the first time last January. My cousin, Austin, also left for a mission. I can't believe he's already been gone almost a year.

In February our old man, Kato, got his leg taken off. It was causing more pain for him then it was worth. It has been amazing to watch him thrive and become even stronger, even though he's now an 11 year old three-legged dog. Hopefully we'll get to keep him around for at least another year.

March is a big birthday month for us. My mom's birthday is on the 4th and…