"Sometimes we let our thoughts of tomorrow take up too much of today. Daydreaming of the past and longing for the future may provide comfort but will not take the place of living in the present. This is the day of opportunity, and we must grasp it." ~ Thomas S. Monson
I can't even begin to explain how much I love the holiday season!!
Things I LOVE to do during Fall:
~take pictures with the trees
~jump in the leaves
~watch the trees change colors
~watch the holiday spirit some to life
~go to the first snowfall in the mountains
from my window when i woke up and it was SNOWING!
on the slopes :)
~FOLLOW THE STAR
So over thanksgiving break, as a family we traveled to Mammoth, CA and had a blast! The whole trip it never got to be over 45 degrees! Dream come true! I love the cold weather and loved this trip! The whole first day, it decided to DUMP BUCKETS of snow on us!! we got 9 inches! That day I skiied and my brothers snowboarded and we had my uncle skiing as our mentor. Although we did try tougher slopes, we preferred to stick with our bunny slope because it was easier to manuver and a lot more fun! It was an amazing trip and I will be back there soon!!
Also coming up is Follow the Star! SO SO SO Excited for this!! a Live nativity! December 2,3,and 4! Following is Sing Noel!! A musical presentation put on by my church! This is such an amazing opportunity to come and hear the words of Christ!
I can't even begin to tell you or explain to you how much I absolutely LOVE this time of year! It always makes me so happy and I can never ever get enough of it! I wish it could be winter/fall year round!!
I would just like to update everybody on everything!! Paige and I have started a list of things we want to do and have started Scrapbooking it too! Yesterday we went to sprinkles cupcakes and they were so delicious!! After, we stopped by the Newport Beach Temple and walked to temple grounds and took some pretty adorable pictures! (more to come!) As for the list, we are 12 deep out of 85 or so list items and we are so excited for fall! Even though we don't get touch of real "fall" around here in MV we are carpe diem! Getting the fall pix while we can! There is a very small window for this!! With Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching we have a ton of stuff to do! January is going to be FILLED with just Scrapbooking! Haha we had recently agreed by to get behind with Scrapbooking but that will soon be out the window because the holiday season is so short! Today, my mom and I went over personal progress too and I am a lot closer than I thought! I only have 13 value experiences left and only 2 value projects!! One of which is reading the Book of Mormon which I am so excited to finally complete! I plan on being 100% done with personal progress and receiving my medallion by May 2012!! As for school, things are going really good now! I am so happy with all of my classes and I love all my teachers! (well most of the time, anyway) I'm loving life right now and loving being a teenager! These are the glory days and I can't wait for college! Planning ahead seems so crazy but I am already prepping for college essays and apps! I am so ready to be at BYu! Can't wait to get out of California and experience the rest of the country and just go to college! But for now, I am stuck in the little bubble of Orange County with my best friend, Paigey, as we continue to make progress on our list! Happy Fall! XOXO, Maddy :)