Sunday, February 1, 2009

The rumor is true

I am going on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been called to serve in Montevideo, Uruguay! I will leave March 18th, spend two months in the Buenos Aires, Argentina missionary training center, then go on to conquer Uruguay! And when I say conquer, I mean bring lost souls unto Christ. Can you call that conquering? Either way, I am ecstatic, and can't think of anything better to do, as I know there are many people who need and deserve to know of God's love for them. I can't wait to share the truth and happiness that I have with others. And I can't think of any better way to show my Heavenly Father my thanks for all He's done for me, and blessed me with. I know I will be scared (right now, I'm not even close to feeling that), and I know, without a doubt, that I will miss my family. But, I also know that this is what I need to do; and I want to. I have never been more excited for, or more sure of anything. Opening that white envelope was the most amazing feeling in the world. I am going to serve the Lord, and I will be serving him in Montevideo, Uruguay! Well, I know He really loves me, because he's sending me out of the country, like I truley hoped for, and He's sending me to a nice (by nice, I mean: clean, pretty, safe, not politically corrupt, etc.) place. Yep, I'm a lucky girl! I can't wait to meet the wonderful people in Uruguay! I have to start brushin' up on that high school spanish!

It's been a long time

I was so excited to start a blog, but found the fun short-lived, I guess. Actually, that's not true. I just haven't had time to update it; since it takes me hours to do so. There's never just one thing to do to update! So, I missed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both were wonderful, Christmas especially, since all my family was able to come home. Aaron is in California, serving the Lord, but we got to talk to him on the phone. Everyone else was home. Marc and Randalyn even got to leave England for a few days! Holidays never disappoint at my house. This Christmas was no exception. It was very meaningful, and memorable. Through my family's words and actions, I was reminded continually of Christ's birth, His life, His sacrifice, and His love. And that's why we celebrate Christmas. Everyone gave homemade, sentimental gifts, that touched everyones' hearts, even if they weren't receving. If possible, I became even closer to my family. They are my rock. They are true friends. They are wonderful examples of pure goodness. They are the best! Also, I got to spend time with wonderful old and new Cheyenne friends. I have always been blessed with great friends, and my Cheyenne ones never disappoint. I'm so thankful to have friends that I can look up to, and go to for anything; friends that genuinely care about me. What can I say? I have a great life, all around!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I've been tagged?

Hmmm. Well, thanks for including me Kris! I am honored, although, I'm not exactly sure what this means. After looking at your and Bart's blogs, my 4th picture from my 4th folder? Well, here it is. Four things about it, huh Kristin?

First, it was taken in Vail, Colorado, during the best family vaca ever! My fam rocks my socks! Second, my sisters (That's right, I don't call them in-laws) are gorgeous (Unfortunately, two of them aren't in this photo)! Third, I wear that headband often now after my co-worker Joe told me it looked good on me. He said it complemented my skin tone and eyes, which I thought was hilarious considering guys don't usually notice those things...right? And fourth, notice that guy in the back right with two fancy glasses with some tasty drink in them. Where does he think he is?

Now, I think I tag four others. How about Marc and Ray, Kimball, Vaness, and Jeff and Draya (these two could be a long shot, considering the last time they updated was a month ago. I don't have many blogger friends, ok?!)? This was fun! Who needs facebook, right?

Friday, November 7, 2008

7 Hours is Nothin'

For me it isn't, anyway. If that's what it takes to get home, by golly, I will make that trip as often as possible! It was another great week at the Bailey home. I planned on staying a couple days, and ended up staying just over a full week! Who needs to go to class, right? It's just too hard for me to leave when I'm in the company of my fam. This trip was because of a missionary farewell. Aaron reports to the MTC on Wednesday. I must say it is very bittersweet for me. Aaron is my best friend, and I will miss him too much to even think about right now. But, the happiness I feel for him outweighs the sadness. I am so proud of him. What a wonderful example he is to me and so many others. I know he is doing the most wonderful and selfless thing he possibly could right now. He is devoting two years of his life to service. Two years will go better, anyway! In addition to the farewell, I was able to celebrate Halloween at home. That was fun for me because I could care less about Halloween! At home, I didn't have to worry about dressing up and going to all the parties. I could just sit at home and admire my nieces' and nephews' costumes, while eating homemade doughnuts (My mom's doughnuts are the best!) and caramel apples (My dad's caramel is scrumptious as well!). As usual, the Baileys did not disappoint. They made Halloween, and this trip another unforgettable one!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Angels are all around us.

I know this is true, because there are many Angels in my life. I'm sure most of them don't even know how they've "saved" me. Elder Holland said, "In times of special needs, He sends let us know Heaven is not far...He is very near." I have amazing friends and an incredible family that help me realize how close Heaven is; in those times I feel it's far away. They remind me of how close God really is, and there's no better feeling. I know how it feels to be discouraged; so discouraged you almost feel lost. But I also know that God will never leave us alone. With Him, we can get through any challenge. He puts those Angels in our lives to remind us that He is there, and that He loves us. So to all my Angels- thank you. You'll never know how much you mean to me.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cheytown summer

I love Logan, but my Wyoming roots run deep. It is hard to come back after each summer; new memories fresh in my mind. It's hard to leave Cheyenne friends, work, and everything else familiar behind. It is not, however, hard to leave the wind behind! Never is a visit home a disappointment. I make more trips home during the school year than I should, considering it's a 7 hour trip each way. That's a small price to pay for me though. What can I say? I'm a Wyoming girl at heart! More than that, I'm a major home-body! My favorite part about the actual trip up to the prairie land is when I cross the border and am in a sea of Wyoming license plates. Man that feels good! Then the feeling I get when I walk through the front door of my home; that feels even better!

Good friends are hard to find

I've been lucky enough to be blessed with so many good friends! There's no way I could name you all, but you know who you are! As silly as this may sound, I've felt God's love for me so many times through my friends' actions and words. They have had such a huge impact on my life, for good. They have helped me become the person I am today. They are part of the reason why I am so happy. I only hope I can be as good of a friend to someone, as my friends are to me! I wish I could post pictures of every single one of you.