Saturday, December 27, 2008

molly mormon?

During the past semester, I have been informed several times by my roommates that because I have been LDS my whole life, I should know everything there is to know about being a "Mormon girl." In their minds, this constitutes an extensive knowledge of cooking, baking, sewing, cross-stitching, knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, cleaning, and, of course, the Gospel. Much to their shock and dismay, however, my cooking is only fair (as is my baking), I hate sewing, the last time I cross-stitched was when I was a Beehive, I can't knit, Ashley makes fun of my crocheting, I've never scrapbooked, and...well...I do clean. I'll give them that one. On the other hand, Ashley and Madison (both of whom are converts) do a great job cooking and baking, they both sew, cross-stitch, knit, crochet, scrapbook, clean, and I'm sure know a great deal more about the Gospel than I do.

One of my favorite examples is during the summer when Ashley randomly decided that she wanted a cute, modest dress and couldn't find exactly what she wanted in the stores....and decided to sew one....having never attempted sewing before. The dress turned out fabulously. It blew me away. The last time I tried sewing was when I was a Mia Maid and decided to make sewing a skirt one of my Personal Progress goals. Let's just say...I never realized how many anger issues I had until I started working on this skirt and my mom probably ended up finishing it.

Madison got a beautiful new set of scriptures recently and with them decided that she also wanted a scripture case. Instead of simply buying one, however, she bought a case, a cross-stitching pattern, and some thread. She was going to cross-stitch the temple into her scripture case! I guess that is supposed to be a very Mormon girl thing to do (apparently I missed the memo somewhere along the line). Then, much to my bewilderment, Ashley decided to join her on this quest! Meanwhile, I sat on my bed playing on my computer (probably on Facebook ha) while they figured out how to cross-stitch. I giggled to myself in great amusement when they asked for my input on cross-stitching. I tried to help (I really did) but to no avail. I'm...not very good at cross-stitching.

In conclusion, I still need to read the Holy Temple book that Madison lent me, my mom sews all my church dresses, and I got a brand new set of scriptures for Christmas with a bright pink case (that I will definitely not be cross-stitching anything into). I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints....but I should probably work on some of my "Mormon girl" skills. Haha. I'm going to start my first scrapbook soon...and I'll definitely know who to ask for help.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

'tis the season

It has been such a long time since I've written anything! My excuses are valid, however, and they have very little to do with the impending finals. They have everything to do with spending every spare minute I have with my awesome boyfriend Matt and my other friends! I admit, I have not been focusing as much on school this semester on the whole, but with this admission comes the realization of how truly happy I am. And luckily, it looks as though I will do just fine in my classes anyway. (I have been working a little bit in between my fun.) What a truly blessed girl I am!

Some (not that interesting) updates:

-I only have two more finals left!!!

-I get to go home next Wednesday to see mi familia en Prescott--with Matt!!!

-Next Friday I get to go to California to see my grandma and my aunt...and Matt is coming to that, too!!!

-Christmas is coming soon!!!!!!!!! We get to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!!!!

-I get to go camping after Christmas with my family!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!! I LOVE going camping with the Fam.

-AND Madison might come to Prescott to visit me during break!

-Then I get to come back to Tempe and work for awhile before school, and spend more time with Matt!!

-Then, after all that goodness, my grandma and my aunt are coming to Prescott in January!!!!!!

Seem too good to be true? Good thing it isn't. Boy I love Christmas time and being able to spend so much time with friends and family. Hopefully I'll be able to spread my cheer. I don't think it will be too hard--I can barely contain my happiness as it is! Yay Christmas!!!!!!!! :)