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Saturday, October 11, 2014

I Love to See the Temple

I think my blog is in shock! It must think I'm back from the dead. Three and a half years is a long time to abandon someone. (I like to think of my blog as a someone. Actually, just kidding, because that would make me the worst and most neglectful friend to my blog ever.) But at any rate, I am here. Alive, in the flesh, writing a blog post. I even renamed my blog. The "singing senior" was ready for an update! Now it is named after what I SHOULD be doing with my life. I am a freshman at BYU now, not a freshman at Wells High School. And let me tell you! Those two places aren't super alike. My favorite thing is telling people that there were about 25 kids in my graduating class. (I round down just a little. It makes it sound more impressive. . . if having a small graduating class can actually be considered impressive.) But they can't believe it! It's been a big change. And as we all probably know, I'm a really, really emotional person and sometimes I struggle with change. My first two-ish weeks of college were really hard! I cried to my family every day and even though I was making friends, I just missed my family, gosh darn it! I have been frantically trying to make friends and find fun things to do to keep my mind off of my family, and it's working slowly. I really have a ton of amazing friends and I get to do so many great things. I just got back from the temple. It's such a blessing to get to go to the temple whenever I want! I have made it a priority because of something I heard in the Ogden Temple Dedication. I got to watch it at the Marriot Center maybe three weeks ago. But Elder Bednar said that he promised that any struggles, trials, or problems we were going through would be diminished, we'd have the strength to bear them, and we'd have an abundance of peace in our lives if we regularly attended the temple. I thought of my personal struggle with homesickness. As small as it is in the grand scheme of things, it's real to me and I wanted that peace and strength so bad. So I've been trying to attend the temple weekly. I've been twice, and it's wonderful. Because it's the Provo temple I had to wait three hours today just to do two confirmations and three baptisms, but it gave me time to read nearly an entire New Era and five chapters in 2 Nephi, think about my life, pray, and even sleep. (If I don't sleep enough in Stover, I have to sleep somewhere.) It was a great time. But like five girls ahead of me there was one that looked a lot like Liberty. It made me ache a little inside. I sure love Liberty! I'm so proud of how well she's doing at Wells High School and in FFA and Cross Country. She is a success. I miss my whole family, but I need to remember that I'm where I'm supposed to be. Heavenly Father has given me this AMAZING experience that I must not throw away. I can't wait to see what the future has in store for me. I'm glad I have the gospel in my life and can attend the temple with good friends.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


EFY stands for Exciting, Fabulous, Yay!

I know that that is kind of an interesting thing, but I couldn't think of anything better for Y. I guess I could have said that EFY stands for English for Youth, Especially Fat Yaks, Empty Fun Yardstick, or Everyone Forgot You. Those are all kind of sketchy too though. Oh well.

Anyway, last week I went to EFY. I LOVED it! It took me two hours and fifteen minutes to tell my mom about it when I got home. It was the best week of my summer so far. It was great. Everyone in my company was so nice. I made some really, really good friends. Our counselors where amazing too! We had so much fun together.

I didn't expect EFY to be so spiritual either. I during almost every talk and in almost every class and devotional. They had us read our scriptures for a half and hour everyday. I cried during that too. Everywhere we went the boys in our group had to escort us. The dances where really fun.

Friday, January 21, 2011


I believe in the Future of Agricuture with a faith born not of words but of deeds. . .

I have of late, gotten very into FFA. It is so fun! I am in four contests. They are Creed, Parliamentary Procedure, Records, and B.I.G.(Best Informed Greenhand). They are all really fun, except Records sometimes which is kind of hard and confusing, but it's ok. My favorite is probably Parli. Pro. It is REALLY fun and exciting. It is also kind of stressful. My favorite motion is Fix the Time to Which to Adjourn.

"I move to fix the time to which to adjourn, so when we adjourn, we reconvene tomorrow at ten a.m. in the Ag. Room. "

It is great because it has so many parts to remember so that you sound smart when you say it. Zone is February 4th and we Wellsians are going to win!

". . . stand solid for my part in that inspiring task."

P.S. Today I experienced one of the discomforts of agriculture. Mom paid me a dollar to carry a huge, bloody, dead raccoon that Dad shot over the fence with a shovel. It was gross. . . and REALLY heavy for a raccoon, but I did it! Aren't I an agriculture star!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Seeing that Thanksgiving is in two days I will tell you everything I'm thankful for. Ok? Ok.

I'm thankful for:

The gospel in my life
My amazing immediate family
My amazing extended family
That it is a blizzard outside and school is cancelled
My friends
My sisters' friends (Jessica Ballard went to Salt Lake with us yesterday and now she is snowed in with us. She is amazing and so are all Liberty's and Desi's other friends.)
Plays and musicals
Makeup (mostly mascara)
My phone
My teachers
My voice
My Young Women Leaders
That I have bought all my Christmas presents and I am happy with them, plus I'm not broke (although, I am close. I only have 12 dollars left.)
My classmates at school
My clarinet
The piano
My brain
The computer
My new brown boots that are soooo cute that I got for only $7!
My new eshakti dress (go to and they have the most amazing, cute, modest, dresses that actually fit!)
clear nail polish
That I finished my periodic table of people I know for Science!

(I realize that this list is really long and boring and I commend you for reading this far, but really I won't be offended if you stop reading, because I plan to keep writing a lot more.)

Hot bath
Delicious food
jewelry (especially earrings)
Christmas is coming up
Stake Dances
Any kind of dances
Sheet music that you can download off the Internet for five dollars that you get right away
Stuffed animals
Alarm clocks
My Cinderella collection
How crazy and funny people are
My house
Temple Square
Our dishwasher is coming tomorrow
Braces (even though they hurt)
Little oranges are in season
I can give piano lessons to McKenli
I applied to be an FFA Greenhand Officer (I want to be Vice President)
You can program peoples numbers onto your phone so you don't have to remember them

Saturday, September 11, 2010


Hi, sorry I'm so lame. I just realized I haven't written since May! That was four months ago. I was such a blog neglecter this summer. It's ok though because all you other bloggers out there made up for me with your awesome posts.

Well I would like to tell you about every day of my summer in great detail, but it would probably take a week, so I won't. I did have a REALLY great summer though. I think it was the best summer I've ever had. It was pretty crazy. I was really busy. I went to Youth Conference, Girls Camp, FFA Camp, BYU Basketball Camp, The Missoula Children's Theater, and to Salt Lake a few times. I had so much fun!

Also this summer I got to go to my first. . . and second, and third stake dance. I also went to two dances at FFA Camp. They are REALLY fun. I had a great time at them.

When summer ended, school started. (Wow, way to state the obvious, Clarissa.) I am going to public school at Wells High School. I really like it. I'm a freshman and my locker is #75. It's pretty great. I also have a really nice new friend from Idaho named Kayla. I also have a lot of great friends I already knew. My life is pretty great.

Now I've written a blog. It feels good to not procrastinate it anymore. I promise to write more, but probably I'll end up not writing for four more months. :)

Monday, May 24, 2010

For Good

I'm so thankful for all the great people I know that do nice things for me, like Mom, Dad, my sisters, my brothers(sometimes, no just kidding), my grandmas, my grandpas, my aunts, my uncles, the Young Women presidency, my friends, my teachers, my cousins, my second cousins, my third cousins(no just kidding, I don't think I know any of them), my 4-H leaders, my Sunday school teachers, and on and on. They are great.

Now, I am going to be a talent show on Thursday. It's at the school. I am singing this amazing song with my friend Alyse. It is called for good. It's from the musical Wicked. For those Wicked fans out there. (not like bad, wicked, like the musical Wicked) Here are some of the words;

So much of me is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me like a hand print on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have rewritten mine by being my friend. . .who can say if I've been changed for the better? I do believe I have been changed for the better. Because I knew you I have been changed for good.

I really like that song. It reminds me of all the people I said earlier. I am sure thankful for them. Thanks everyone!