Thursday, October 30, 2014

SURPRISE!! Babesquad Reunion!

There is a reason God blesses us with friends.  Now I may be just a tad bit biased, but I feel like I can say I truly have the greatest and best friends.  Ever.  Leslie and Katie are the bomb. We have been the babesquad for a year now! (WOW. It is insane to think it has been a year!! Fall 2013 where it all began!) I love them more than I can express and am eternally grateful for their friendship! We truly will be friends forever!!

As Leslie and I prepare for missions, we have come to the realization that Babesquad is going to be apart for a long long time... well not too long, only 18 months! But leaving for school this fall semester was a little bit harder than normal.  I knew that I would only get to see them maybe once or twice more before Leslie and I reported.  Katie is an amazing nanny and travels the world, at least it seems like, with one of the families she nannies for.  She has it so good.. seriously! #Nannylife With that being said, she is going to be gone thanksgiving break and christmas break... SHOOT.  So yeah, leaving for school in September was really bitter sweet.  Especially remembering last fall and how we stay up until 3 am every night laughing, following boys, TPing houses and creating the most wonderful memories.

BUT, God knows exactly what I need. He knows me personally.  This semester has been WAY harder than both of my previous semesters combined.  Satan is working really hard on me because he doesn't want me to go out and serve my mission.  Life has just been a little bit tougher.  More road blocks, more discouraging days.  But through it all, I have had my babesquad, my best friends.   This particular weekend I just really needed my girls.  I had had another rough week and just didn't want to deal with life.  I wanted a fun girls weekend... but that wasn't going to happen because my girls were in California... but, like I said before, Heavenly Father knows me so well.. and knows my needs!!


On Thursday, I came home to this:


I was so confused as to why Ally was on my bed, but I didn't care.  The week was almost over and I had a biology test to take and yada yada yada.  I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw her because I wanted to take a picture to send to my babes.  You see, they always lay in my bed without me... I wanted to tell them Ally did too!

As I continue to walk over to my bed, I saw a butt load of stuff on my night stand... that wasn't mine. I first saw a camera and thought it was Girdy's.  Then I saw Katie's phone and then Leslie's phone!! WHAT THE HECK?!

I butcher explaining it,... so just watch this!


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Yes, I found my two best friends, in MY bed.. again, but this time it wan't in California!!!

IT WAS IN REXBURG, IDAHO!!!

to say I was extremely excited is the understatement of the century.  Yes, the century. 

the snapchat they didn't send...

That night I had to go and take a bio test and then it was all babesquad time from there!

Friday: (Halloween!)



We started the morning out on campus, we ate crepes.  They were delicious! Katie and Les both thought it was freezing, which was hilarious because it was in the high 40's! We ran to the store in between classes.  After English got out, I came home and we got ready for the night! I was Anna from Frozen, Leslie was a Scarecrow and Katie was a cowgirl! We went down to Texas Roadhouse to eat and then planned on hitting up the off campus party but the line was three hours long and they were at full capacity already.. so no one else was getting in.  We went back to Dennis's apartment and they tried a social experiment on YikYak.



STOOPID.  yes. spelled that way too... Three or four people kept posting "Party at Ivy 3201" and eventually a butt load of people showed up.  I became extremely uncomfortable with all of these sketchy strangers and Babesquad and I chilled in the stairwell until they all bounced.  After the party ended, people kept posting on YikYak about it... We thought it would be funny to play a prank on people if they continued to show up.  We all changed into our pajamas and then started a movie.  When people knocked on the door, we answered and they looked extremely confused.  It was hilarious.  We were like "There is no party here, I don't know what you're talking about..." best prank of the night! 


Saturday: 

Pancake Breakfast
Left to Right: Ally L, Krisit D, Estela G, Leslie G
Wonderful Saturday started with a pancake breakfast.  We all enjoyed a fat stack of buttermilk deliciousness! 

After, I went to a session at the temple because I felt like I really needed to be there.  I received some great inspiration and answers to prayers! I love the temple so much! 

When I got back, it was homework time, because I had an essay due! We chilled for a little and then made plans for the night.  first up, bowling, followed by the haunted mill, and then a movie night!

I was still in shock that they were here, in Idaho, with me!! 


Two Gangsters and a Molly. 


Bowling: 


We had a ton of fun bowling... we didn't do normal bowling, but crazy bowling! We bowled 9 different ways after the first round of bowling normal.  We had some good rounds, some bad rounds and some absolutely horrible rounds.  Pictures and Videos were necessary! 


The ways we bowled: 
1. Backwards through legs
2. facing forwards through the legs
3. Through a team members legs
4. Dance your way up
5. Sitting on a team members knee
6. spin 5 times then throw
7. opposite hand
8. hopping on one leg
9. eyes closed
10. normal


Through the legs:





On the knee



When babesquad became the babeQUAD.


Here are some HILARIOUS videos of us bowling..  video video video video video



Haunted Mill:

Ok I have to say, I was actually not too scared for this one.  I am not a huge fan of scary, but I wanted to go to the Haunted Mill.  It was just up the road a little and I had been wanting to go all fall season. Leslie was super pumped and Katie and Ally almost pooped their pants on their way.  It was quite the experience to say the least!

on our way....
When we got there, this creepy dude photobombed our picture, and Katie was still super scared.  As we were in line, the lights kept going out.  The women helping us at the counter had absolutely no idea why the power kept going out and gave us a glowstick so we could see when it happened again... great.
Katie's face makes this photo. 
Leslie went in first, Katie followed, Ally jumped up next and I was the caboose.  Not used to being the caboose.  It was oddly terrifying!!!!! I constantly felt like someone was following me or was going to pounce on me.  It was quite the experience.  Leslie led the way like a boss, walking through like "WHERE YOU GUYS AT.  YOU AINT EVEN SCARY.  LETS GOOOOO" meanwhile the rest of us are like "HOLY CRAP.  WHAT IS GOING ON.  SOMEONE COME HELP ME SO I DON'T PEE MY PANTS!!" Some choice words were shared.  Leslie kept walking through quickly, leaving us in the dust.  Cool.  We all got our fair share of scares and I was grateful to get out of there.  It was a great experience though, and I would go again! :)

We SURVIVED!! 
And then we jammed on the way home!

ALWAYS A PARTY WITH THESE BABES.
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When we got home we watched a scary movie.. I don't know why I ever agree to these sorts of things because I always get so freaking scared.  I don't even like this stuff! Needless to say, I hid under the blanket the entire time.

Sunday: 

My babes were able to come to church with me because their flight didn't leave until 7pm!! I was so grateful for that!! 

AND it was SNOWING!!! First snow of the season... but it didn't stick! 
(That happened a couple days later...)

So of course we had to snapchat the moment.  



Later, Leslie and I froze our butts off while Katie was chilling with Robby.  Somehow we managed to stay warm.  We also had the most amazing talk about temples and how much we love them! Grateful I was able to get endowed with this chika!


I love my babesquad so much.  I don't know what I would do without them. I am so grateful they were able to come up and surprise me.  I know the next 18 months- 2 years is going to be difficult not being able to all be together, but Leslie and I will be off serving missions and Katie will be living the high nanny life! I can't wait to be reunited once again!

Love you babesquad!!!


*And HUGE thanks and shoutout to Ally who kept this from me for weeks!!!! You're the bomb girl! Love you so much too!*




XOXO,
Maddy


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Let Me Tell You About My Homeboy, Dennis

I have this best friend and he is absolutely amazing.  



On September 26th he turned 24! 
(that was also the day I got my mission call!)

As I was able to reflect on our relationship and how far we have come in the last 10-ish months I realized how blessed I am to have him in my life! 

You guys. Seriously, I just love him.  There are so many reasons I am grateful for him too! 


Reasons I love and am grateful for Dennis: 
  • He is caring. 
    •  Dennis loves people and being social.  He is always looking for ways to serve people and I think that is one of the reasons he is so happy! 
  • He loves God! 
    • His testimony shines through in everything he does.  He loves the gospel and is an amazing example,
  • He is a worthy priesthood holder.  
    • I cannot even describe to you all how grateful I am for this about him.  There have been countless times when I have needed a blessing and he was there.  He is always willing and able to give me- or anyone, for that matter- a blessing at the drop of a hat. 
  • His patience... with me.
    • I am not always the most patient myself... He balances me and knows how to make me patient! Haha, its always a good time! 
  • His laugh
    • Dennis just has this incredibly contagious laugh. Well, he has a couple of laughs, but when he is truly laughing, it is hard to sit there and not laugh with him. 
  • His contagious smile
    • Do I even have to describe this one?
  • His endless love
  • His love of the temple
  • His loving relationship with his amazing family
    • They are awesome. Enough said.
  • His charisma 
    • here is the definition of Charisma, yep this pretty much explains Dennis:
      • compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
  • How easily he forgives
  • His low temper.. and how he doesn't yell
    • This is HUGE! Seriously, one of the best things about Dennis. He handles all situations with a calm attitude.  I have only ever seen him actually upset once- in the 10 months we have been at school together.  THAT is impressive.  
  • His sense of humor
    • This kid is hilarious and he knows it too. 
  • His goofy faces
    • There are many of these, on a daily basis... love it! 
  • His drive to do well in everything
  • His car dances
    • by far one of my favorite things :)
  • His tight hugs
  • His determination
  • His love of searching the scriptures deeply
  • How much he puts up with me... hahaha I am crazy!
    • but for real, He is the bomb. 

Dennis is all of this and more! I am so grateful for him in my life and couldn't imagine him not in it now.  It is crazy to think that just two days shy of a year ago we met on twitter... yes haha that did happen. I love you so much Dennis! :) Happiest of birthdays (even though I am on month late on posting this) and here is to the next greatest year of your life! 


XOXO,
Maddy

Friday, October 24, 2014

Piano Guys with my favorite guy!



         Tonight was an absolute BLAST. Dennis and I were able to attend the Piano Guys who performed in the Hart, on campus! They put on an amazing show, seriously SO good.  They gave us an awesome performance and I was blown away at the talent both had.  I can only wish to play the piano as well as Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson's cellist skills were out the freaking window phenomenal.  There were multiple times when my jaw hit the floor! By far my favorite song they did was the encore, which was "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. It was played on the piano in a unique way, check that out here!  After the show we popped down to IF and had dinner! It was a great night! :) 

XOXO,
Madeline


Saturday, October 18, 2014

Endowed!

This weekend was absolutely amazing!  I was able to fly home to go through the temple with my mom! It was an incredible experience.  We both received our own endowments in the Holy Temple.  I love the temple.  It is a beautifully peaceful place.  I have always known this, but going through the entire temple is just a completely different experience.  Incredible; A good kind of incredible.



Sister Christensen, Grandma Barb, Mom and Me all ready to go inside! :)


October 18, 2014 is the day! No going back now.  I couldn’t go back. I flew home for this. I have been preparing for this for weeks! I have a mission call.  I am going on a mission! This is saving ordinance! I need this! I want this! This past week I tried not to think about going through the temple too much because I would get overly excited and the psych myself out. Man, satan sucks.. he is real and powerful.  Instead, I lost myself in service.  It was glorious.  The past week was chalked full of blessings! On my way from Rexburg to SLC, I didn’t cry at all! I was proud of myself, haha! I thought to myself, I might finally be off the emotional roller coaster I have been riding for the past month.  I guess we will see in the temple. I was so excited Saturday morning.  I woke up at the butt crack of dawn and got walk against drugs t-shirts with my mom.  Tradition.  So happy to add another one to my collection!! When we came back it was time to go! I didn’t know how to feel at this point.  I was excited but slowly my nerves were setting in.  I know it is not going to be anything scary or bizarre or whack, but its just the uncertainty of the unknown.  I don’t like not knowing.  I tried to engage in the conversation in the car between my mom, grandma Barb and Sister Christensen, but I was just in another place.  I was thinking about all of the possibilities of what would go down in the temple.  I just didn’t know.  About 10 minutes out from the temple the nerves really set it.  I had been fine all week! Why was I freaking out now?! I know this is going to be an amazingly glorious event, WHY must I be freaking out now?

We arrived at the Newport Beach Temple, the most beautiful pink temple! I LOVE THIS TEMPLE! This is MY temple! I have a rock in the foundation of the baptistery and it is the temple where my mom and I would be receiving our endowments! We entered the temple and I was still nervous.  We were all taken to the recorders office and I said a silent prayer that I would just be calm and that I would be able to have the spirit with me through the entire experience.  I was still nervous.  Heavenly Father knows me though.  He is working with me to increase my patience.  He doesn’t answer my prayers right away… everything is on HIS timetable because He knows all.  He knows best. 

My mom and I went into the sister’s dressing room and prepared to go through the initiatory and endowment ordinances.  As soon as the first ordinance was started I was immediately calmed.  The most familiar feeling.  The most sacred peace I have ever felt.  I was home.  I was in the House of the Lord.  I was performing sacred ordinances that will allow me to be able to return and live with my Father in Heaven.  How amazing is that?


What more could I ask for too? I had my mom aka my own personal superwoman, my grandma who is so sweet and caring and I love her deeply, Sister Christensen- the most amazing YW president and my best friend, Leslie, and Leslie’s momma all with me. 

We went to go talk to the Matron and the first person I saw when I walked into her office was Leslie.  The most glorious reunion, in the House of the Lord, dressed in white, as we receive these sacred special ordinances.  We embraced each other in the most special hug I have ever given.  I have missed her dearly! There is something special about everyone being in white that makes everything so much more special.  We are pure and we are all the same.  No one is ‘above’ anyone; we are all Brothers and Sisters.  We finished talking to the matron and then it was time to go through the session.

The session was absolutely beautiful.  Everything felt so right.  I knew I was supposed to be there at that time, doing these things.  I was and am doing the right thing.  The feeling of calm and peace I had was overwhelming.  I have never been so calm in a situation where I don’t know what is going to happen next.  I just know it was the spirit.  How could it not be? I don’t know why I was ever worried.  Why on Earth would Heavenly Father give me any, ANY, reason to worry, ever?  The ceremony was just incredible.  A lot to remember, but luckily, there is always someone who knows what is going on so it is not as overwhelming.  I was extremely grateful for my escort and amazing grandma, Grandma Barb, to help me through everything and keep giving me tips and pointers.  She was a godsend!  I can’t even stress enough how right it felt to be there.  I had confirmation, many times, that I am doing the right thing being in the temple.  The temple has always been my goal, and I finally got there.  I was lucky enough to go through with my mom too.  It  was amazing and wonderful and incredible.  I can’t wait to go back! I love love love the temple. 

As I sat in the celestial room, I couldn’t help but imagine my dad sitting there with me and my mom.  One day.  One day.  He will be there.   I know it will happen.  That will be an even more glorious day than today, when my family can be sealed together for all time and eternity.



After we were finished, we came outside to find Scott and Janae Silva newly married! I was only able to get a picture with Zach M though before Les and I went to take more pictures of our own! 

*Can you just see the happiness oozing off of us?*
Mother and Daughter 


Sisters Hannah and Goyzueta!
Get ready Kentucky and Peru, we're coming for you! 

Mothers and Daughters
Momma Goyzueta, Leslie, Me, Momma Han

 Grandma Barb! :) Love this woman to death! She is absolutely amazing and wonderful!

a foodies best friend, food! :) 


I am so grateful for the temple and the blessings it brings.  I KNOW the temple is the House of the Lord.  We worship  Him in His house to come closer to Him and understand our true divine nature. I know I am a beautiful Daughter of God and that He loves me so much.  I know my Savior, even Jesus Christ, lives and loves me.  He knows me personally and knows my struggles.  I love this gospel and am so grateful for my testimony.  Life is good, life is amazing! 

Stay rad, 
Stay righteous,
Stay WORTHY! 

I love my Savior and my Father in Heaven so much! I love the spirit and the guidance I receive from Him. 

XOXO,

Madeline


Check out this awesome article by Mormon Blogger, Al Fox, on going through the temple

Friday, October 17, 2014

Cloudy with a Chance of Blessings!

Cloudy with a Chance of Blessings!

This week has been absolutely wonderful. 

It has been such a nice change from the last two weeks.  The last two weeks, satan has been horrible.  I was distraught and stressed, anxious and nervous about a million and one things. 

This week, I decided to change my attitude and it has made all the difference.  I made a conscious effort to lose myself in service.  The entire week, the quote by President Gordon B. Hinckley came to mind “Forget yourself and go to work!”   

I started out the week at church on Sunday.  It was so good.  The spirit was so strong.  You know those Sunday’s when you go to church with so much on your mind after a crappy week and come out completely refreshed and ready to tackle the next week? That was the kind of Sunday I had.  I  went to church seeking answers and looking to be spiritually fed, and I was.  Those Sunday’s are my absolute favorite.  The speakers were phenomenal, they said exactly what I needed to hear.   I am pretty sure the hymns were hand picked for me too… I couldn’t get through any of them without choking up.  I have never cried in a sacrament meeting before, but I didn’t make it through this weeks with a dry face.. nope, no way.  My temple prep class was also exactly what I needed to hear.  The last weeks I have been struggling with the temple even though I know of the amazing blessings it holds.  I have always been so excited to go through, but satan got to me.  I became worried and nervous.  I don’t know what to expect so how could I be ready to go in?  WRONG.  I  do know what to expect, an overwhelming spirit and a lot of love from everyone around me! In this lesson, we talked about the blessings we personally receive from going to the temple and it truly opened my eyes.  Three blessings I receive from going to the temple are peace, comfort and revelation.  I receive all three of those when I humbly enter the house of the Lord! I am so grateful for the temple and cannot wait to go in and receive my own endowment, TOMORROW! (October 18th, 2014!) :) AHH. 

On Monday, a girl from my biology class asked if we could study together for the test we had this week.  I was excited to study with her because I think studying with others is very helpful.  We ended up talking, for an hour and a half, about life and our struggles.  This girl is seriously so amazing.  She is so incredibly strong and has the hardest trials.  She is doing the absolute best she can and it shows.  I look up to her so much.  I could never imagine being in her shoes.  She handles her life like a champ.  She takes what she has been given and rolls with it.  She is so positive even among all of her hardships and trials.  She is inspirational.  I wish you all could know her.  She mostly talked and I listened.  She just needed someone to listen and I was so happy to be there for her.  She confided in me and I  am grateful that even though we don’t know each other very well she trusts me.  I am grateful for her friendship! After talking with her, I came home and it was about 10 minutes after midnight.  All of my roommates but Kristi were awake and conversing in the living room.  We had a great conversation about life also and then, at 12:40am, I realized I had an English paper due at midnight.  My professor, Brother Dietz, has a strict, no-late-assignments-at-all policy.  I was just heartbroken.  I didn’t know how my grade was going to recover.  Even as nervous as I was about the entire situation, I has a calm feeling through all of it.  Knowing that I helped my friend from biology earlier that night, I knew Heavenly Father would help me out in this situation.  I emailed my teacher and told him how sorry I was for missing the deadline and asked if I could turn it in late.  I patiently waited two days for a response.  In the meantime, I prayed a lot that Brother Dietz' heart would be softened on his policy and accept my paper. 

Tuesday was a low key day.  I spoke to my pathways speaking partner who is awesome, Yuri, and we had a great gospel discussion on leadership.  Dennis made breakfast burritos for lunch and they were absolutely delicious.  He also made some bacon and for the rest of the day I smelled like Bacon.  I’m not too fond of bacon and the smell ended up giving me a headache in our Doctrine and Covenants class.  Devo was absolutely amazing that day also.  The temple president from the Rexburg, ID temple came and spoke to us.  He spoke to us on temptation and staying on the straight and narrow even when it is extremely difficult.  I loved all of his words.  He is an inspirational man! I went to bed early on Tuesday in preparation for a long Wednesday.  It was wonderful! I LOVE sleep! J

Wednesday I woke up bright and early to study for my biology test.  I was planning on taking it before class but waited until after.  That morning I also received an email from my English teacher.  He was so gracious and allowed me to turn my paper in.  I can’t even describe to you how much of a blessing this was.  Wednesday morning was cloudy and as I walked outside I thought to myself “today’s weather is cloudy with a chance of blessings.” The blessings came.  Not only was I able to turn in my paper, with a late penalty I felt was appropriate, but I was able to pass my biology test.  I asked Dennis for a blessing and it was powerful.  Heavenly Father works in wonderful ways.  My head was clear through the entire test and even though I didn’t do as well as I thought, I passed.  I went to English that day and learned an awesome lesson on the love languages from Brother Dietz.  I love his class so much, even though the 2pm time slot is a total sacrifice, it is totally worth it.  Once I got our of class, Aggie, Ally and I went shopping!! Down East is having a huge sale so we went and checked it out.  Lots of great treasure was found there! We went to DI afterwards and Ally and I found our Anna and Elsa costumes, for Halloween!! I am so excited for them! They are seriously so awesome! After that, I took Estela and Kristi to the store and was able to talk to Grandma Barb on the phone about going through the temple.  I always love talking to her, she is full of love and inspiration.  She knows exactly what to say! I can’t wait for her to be my escort on Saturday! Dennis and I finished the night by reading our Doctrine and Covenants homework and then I counted sheep until the morning!

Thursday! Another busy one! J I love busy days.  I have missed busy days! I woke up and was determined to get stuff done.. I am pretty sure I slept in until 9 and got nothing done though. Haha. I made it to campus to finish D&C homework and then headed to class.  D&C was awesome as always with Brother Black and then I had a forum for biology that was exactly what I needed to hear.  Brother Young is a Marine Biologist and his presentation was: “Lessons of life from the Deep Sea”.  It was spectacular.  He told us of all of his cool experiences he had and how they related to the gospel.  Here are the main points I took from it:
o   Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
o   Know how to get to our goal by going to our knees.  PRAY!!
§  if we don’t listen, our course is unclear
o   Flexible people look in all directions.
o   Live on top of the hill. (Temples)
§  Let us go to the mountain of the Lord (Isaiah 2:3)
§  Genesis 19:19
o   Don’t get too deep into the mud, but still have to be on the bottom.
§  (here, brother Young explained that there are animals that live on the bottom of the ocean that have little wings or fins on their stomachs.  This allows them to live on the muddy floor and move around without disturbing the mud.  The fins or wings allow them to move around with little disruption.)
§  In the world, but not of the world.
o   Mountain of the Lord! Inspiration concentrates. Nourishment is there at a greater abundance. GO TO THE TEMPLE.
·      Greater nourishment at the temple.
·      WRITE IDEAS DOWN.
o   Let go of the things in my life that are less important.
After he spoke, I headed straight to Bio lab, where my lab partner, Ben, and I cranked out the lab and were done with oodles of time before everyone.  After lab, I rushed home to get ready for “Meet the Firms” which I was attending with Dennis.  It was for his accounting class.  Pretty much an event where a bunch of accounting firms come to recruit internships.  I was there to make him look better, in his words, and in my words, for the food. HAHA, either way, it was fun to get dressed up and get free food and SWAG. Some firms were handing out nice stuff.. as in high quality mechanical pens and pencils, metal water bottles and sticky note pads.  Legit.  I came home and packed! Tomorrow I leave for home! AH! J So so so excited!!!!

FRIDAY is finally here!! I woke up early and hit the gym.  It felt soooo good.  Seriously, I should od that more often.  I like going to the gym in the morning! I have more energy throughout the day, even if I didn’t get as much sleep! I went to my bio class to review the test and then I was FREEEE!! My English class was cancelled today! Sad, but such a huge blessing! I went with Dennis to sign for his new iPhone 6P and then we had lunch and I peaced! Salt Lake City here I come! The drive it not my favorite but I managed to enjoy it today, and I didn’t cry! I think I am finally off my emotional roller coaster! I guess we will see tomorrow… LOL.  I parked at Ally’s house and Linda gave me a ride to the airport. Another huge blessing! I love the Larsen’s so much.  They are wonderful and so beyond generous.  I was able to talk to Linda about my life and get her perspective on things.  She is awesome! J  I got to the airport early and ate at a little taco place.  I think by the time I am done with this semester I will have tried all of the food at the SLC airport.. LOL, jk, but I have been there too much recently! At this taco place, I hit it off really well with one of the workers and he took his break early to come eat with me.  It was so sweet and we talked about so much.  Turns out, he is only 17, but he was cute and fun to talk too.  Matt is from Canada and now lives in SLC.  Super chill dude, but doesn’t plan on serving a mission.  I told him my story and how the Lord can soften your heart in many mysterious ways.  Keep an open mind and be willing to accept changes He makes in your life! I then had to run to my gate because it was time to board.  I hope I left a lasting impression on him and he will keep an open mind.  He was such a sweet guy.  My flight is literally a tiny jet.  There are two seats on each side, but its ok because I am not afraid of planes like Hallie is.. haha.  I love flying! I didn’t have an assigned seat so I went and talked to the attendant and he started hitting on me! LOL, dude you’re like 35 and I’m 19…. But he complimented me on my name and hair.  I will take it! I asked for an aisle seat and ended up at the emergency exit row.  Totally cool with that because EXTRA LEG ROOM!!! I got to my seat after the same attendant instructing me not to “get too crazy up there!” Little did I know I would be getting THREE FEET of leg room AND an empty seat next to me!! I really did score!!


Blessings come.  I am so grateful to my Father in Heaven and that he is not stingy with those blessings.  The power of prayer is REAL.  He can and will and DOES bless us daily.  I have seen that every single day this week.  I lost myself in service.  I forgot myself and went to work on and with others.  Charity is the pure love of Christ.  I cannot wait to go through the temple tomorrow and receive my own endowment and receive even more blessings.  I love this gospel so much!!

Stay Worthy.
Stay Rad.
Stay Righteous.

XOXO,
Madeline