Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Married to a Spiritual GIANT!

On Sunday, my handsome hubby
was presented with his
INSTITUTE DIPLOMA!!!
This picture was totally not planned but I *love* how the Savior is between my mom and me! :)
This time it was planned because we realized it was behind us!
Thanks for being such a wonderful example!
And for working so hard!!
I LOVE YOU CASEY 
and will forever be grateful that you are a spiritual giant! :)


What is Institute you ask?  Watch this (semi-funny but accurate) video made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Friday, January 7, 2011

3rd Generation BYU Alumni

I received an e-mail from BYU today informing me that
all the paperwork has processed and...
my diploma is on its way!!! :D
Current Student Status: ALUMNI
YEAH!!!!!  
I'm a real teacher and I am REALLY done!  

Which means...

I am officially a 3rd GENERATION 
BYU GRADUATE!!!
My dad and grandpa have both undergrad and grad degrees from BYU.
My mom, grandma, grandpa and myself all have degrees in education.


For a moment, I was beginning miss being in school but nah!  I love not having homework or studying for tests!! :)  It would be nice to be the one assigning it though... hee,hee,hee...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I Love to See the Temple!

I am still a HUGE fan of Scripture Stories.  It is a program designed for children and maybe that is part of the reason I love it so much.  Because we are all children!!  And it is still my favorite thing to listen to while I am washing dishes!! (Remember my blog post from last May??)


Today, I listened Episode 5 from the New Testament stories.  (You can listen to it by clicking here.)  It talked about the TEMPLE!!!  


The temple is seriously my favorite place to be--especially when I am with my sweetheart!  I love the peaceful feeling and the small answers I find.  My greatest blessing is the covenant I have entered into with Casey and Heavenly Father which seals us together not only for time but for all eternity.  I know heaven would be a very sad place if I was no longer married to my best friend!!!
I am just so thankful that I KNOW that Families really are FOREVER!  I know I will be with my sweetheart, my best friend, my husband for eternity.  And more than just him, I will get to be with our (unborn) children and my parents and all the generations of grandparents and grandchildren.  It is times like these that reminds me how blessed I am to be sealed to my family that has gone on before me and will come after me.  I truly am thankful for the blessing of temples and the real Priesthood authority--both have eternally changed my life!