Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's not Thanksgiving without pie! My sister and I decided we would like to make a homemade apple pie in honor of Thanksgiving and it was delicious!

Our attempt at looking like the crazy grandma in
 the Compatibility game

After my brothers came home from work we then continued my family's tradition by eating at Home Town Buffet. It was a great day!
Here's my nephew and I being silly while at the resturant.

 I'm so thankful for my family. I think it's very important for all of us to give thanks to God daily for the things we have been blessed with. When we do so, we are reminded of how much our Heavenly Father loves us. It's very reassuring to know that He loves you! :)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Learning a New Language Tip

What better way to practice the language you're learning by listening to the songs and movies you know by heart. If you're anything like me, you watch LOTS of Disney movies. So I know this technique is gonna be very beneficial to me.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shots! Ouch!

I got some shots today. I was supposed to get all 4 that I was missing but they currently didn't have 2 in supply. So, yay me... I get to go back and have needles stabbed in my arms.

Other than the shots and feeling a little nausuea from the flu shot, I had a decent day. My mom and I got some books and a map of South Korea. I also got this traveler's dictionary that's really cool. Has all this vocab and terms in it.

My dad seemed to really like them. He said he will help me try and understand it all. Which makes no sense... he knows Thai not Korean hahah oh well he is just being nice. Gotta love the support!

Exactly what I realized

Monday, November 18, 2013

She's Going on a Mission

This song cracks me up. haha

Serving with heart and "Seoul"

It's crazy that I got called to Korea! Deep down I knew the Lord would call me to a place so out of my comfort zone! I mean the Lord does have a sense of humor right? haha I had been praying to go certain places and not go somewhere I won't like. But nope, the Lord knows me better than I know myself and He is sending me to a place where I will be challenged more than I'd like. I will be honest. I was pretty disappointed when the words Korea Seoul South Mission ran out of my mouth when I opened my call in front of my friends and family. That's one of the last places I ever wanted to be called to go. If you've read my post the day I got my letter I even mentioned I didn't want to go to Korea! But after praying about it and going to church yesterday, I know the Lord called me there for a reason. It's just great and amazing how the Lord knows me. The lesson in relief society on Sunday was about doing good unto others. I felt the love of my Savior as I was reminded that I was called to serve the people of Korea for a reason. I love the Lord more than anything. It is the first and great commandment to love the Lord with everything we are and have. To me that means sacrificing. It's very scary. I am a very picky eater. I hardly know anything about Korea. I'm a girly girl and I like having my essential girl type things like makeup and cute clothes. I'm not saying I can't have that while in Korea. I just know I will be out of my comfort zone and the only way I can get through it is by having faith that the Lord will watch over me. He will help me get through it. I must give all I have to Him. Face my fears for Him. He atoned for me and so I know He knows my thoughts and my feelings. He is the only person I can rely on to help me live in Korea for 18 months.
When I came to this realization I knew I could do it. My college roommate/best friend Sarah also had told me that she knows this will be so worth it. The feeling of accomplishment I will feel after serving the Lord in Korea will show to myself my potential. She reminded me of something said in my patriarchal blessing and I know more than ever that I want to go to Korea now. As scary as it is, I know I can do it. I'm going to KOREA guys!! :D

P.S. As I was doing research about South Korea I realized I know two people serving their own missions there right now. One is a sister missionary Sister Chestnut. She and I were college roommates at BYU. I can't wait to one day see her again. It's a relief to know there is someone there I will recognize and know well enough. It'll help me feel a little better I think. Also, the second missionary is Elder Champion. He and I went to EFY Santa Barbara together. He may not even remember me, but we're still facebook friends haha. So if I see him while there that'll be very cool!
My friend Amber and I at church. I love how cute we both look!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I have been called to....?

Me right after I read my letter. 
My Cousin Kevin and I
My friend Danna also came. I wish I had taken pictures with everyone else too.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My mission call was sent and the letter was mailed. I should be getting that letter any day now.
Apart of me is pretty nervous. It hasn't quite hit me yet that this is really happening though. I hope I go somewhere I'll like. I'm very scared the Lord is going to send me to some place like Korea or Mexico or something just cause He wants to teach me a lesson and to grow to love it. I really don't want to think of that ever happening though, so I'm just going to toss that idea right out the window! Haha
But I could possibly get that letter in the mail tomorrow.. if not hopefully on Friday! :D