i love the idea of revolving a whole holiday around giving thanks to all that we have been given.
especially with christmas fast approaching, it is SO easy to lose ourselves in the worldly, unimportant aspects of life.
before the holiday comes i want to reflect on what i find myself most grateful for in my life.
1. I AM A MORMON
i loved Ann Dibb’s talk in this past conference on being a Mormon and knowing, living and loving it. with so much media aimed towards Mormon’s right now it is important to truly know who we are and what we stand for. find the talk here.
2. my family.
these people are here for me always. so happy for my sister eliza to of found the love of her life josh. they are building in draper and i love that she isn’t in seattle anymore!
3. the temple.
my sister and i tried to go to all the temples in utah before she left. we got pretty dang close! only three more..
4. william west.
this boy. he’s been apart of my life every single day for over 5 years now. haven’t gone one day without thinking about him. he makes me smile, laugh, and strive to be better everyday. couldn’t ask for anything or anyone better.
5. sister missionaries.
my best friend serving her mission in berlin. i miss her everyday but wouldn’t want her anywhere else! she is my role model for how she changed her life for the better. couldn’t be happier for her.
my room-mate and one of my greatest friends courtney just got called to paris, france. meliss going to thailand. sam off to portugal. kayleigh going to paris, france as well. hilary going to new york. lucy off to korea. so happy for all of them! with the age changed to 19 i realize how many of my friends are going to be serving. couldn’t be more thrilled with their examples and decisions. i cannot wait to serve one day.
these girls are 17 of my best friends. being with them everyday makes me the happiest.
especially with all the colors in the canyon right now… karli is my running buddy. one of my all-time favorite hobbies to do.
8. my room
my room at my condo in Provo is like my safe haven. i love coming in after a long day and laying on my bed doing homework in the quiet. will added this darling chalkboard banner to it. love it!
imagine life without music… boring, silent and not okay.
favorite songs right now….
anything can happen- ellie goulding
the a team- ed sheeran
stay stay stay- taylor swift
hard to love- lee brice
love makes me- hunter hayes
10. sonic tuesday’s with miss riss
couldn’t ask for a better college experience
12. maple bars
wait… yes i just did that. i love maple doughnuts. and yes, i am grateful for them.
and so does my fam 🙂
13. these chicks
14. diet coke with lime
i absolutely love to cook! my favorite recipe right now is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
here’s my latest and greatest
17. my country
as disappointed as i am in tuesday’s election, i am still grateful i live in a country that i have the choice to vote and have a say. can we please get rid of the electoral college please?
have you ever seen a picture like this?
20. the opportunity i had to go to africa
learned a lot, grew a lot, changed a lot.
21. modern family
the only t.v. show worth watching.
22. bear lake
my absolute favorite place on this earth
23. to live in utah
prettiest state, best people.
24. my cousins.
both sides. so happy to have friends for life.
25. the number 25
i’m so lucky to have best friends for eternity
like the one and Will and i made
29. reading and my backyard
30. last but not least, my mother.
for being the only one who actually made it to this point on my blog i think.
xoxo. happy thanksgiving to all!
so much to be thankful for!