blank'/> Laughing Through the Silences: October 2013

Monday, October 28, 2013

Please don't hate me, mmkay?

Hey, guys! I'm a Mormon.

Don't hate me for it. 

I love being Mormon. I really do. I enjoy going to church, family home evening, institute, and other church activities. I love participating in choirs, service projects, and planning activities.

Are Mormons perfect? Absolutely not! We make mistakes all the time! Nobody is perfect and everybody struggles with something different. And, I appreciate that. I appreciate that every single person has their own struggles. I also appreciate that something that I struggle with, you may have no problem with and vice versa.

Are there Mormons that have done some horrible things and have made some really big mistakes? It saddens me to say this, but yes. Yes, there are. But, does that define all of us? Does that define our religion? No! It sure doesn't.

I just want to extend an invitation to anybody out there who is not of the LDS (Mormon) faith. The invitation is this: If you want to know something about the Mormon church, ask questions. Ask a member of the church. I would be more than happy to answer any questions. You could ask a missionary. You know those guys in the white button up shirts and the black name tags? Those are missionaries. They want to answer all of your questions. Another good source that you could go to is

I know that you've probably met some weird Mormons. We all have. I know that you've probably met some Mormons that seem like real stuck up jerks. We all have. And, I'm not just saying that. But, guys, those people don't define all Mormons. And, they most certainly don't define what we believe. We believe that Jesus Christ is our savior. We believe that we are children of God. We believe in the Bible and we also believe in the Book of Mormon.

The reason why I'm bringing this up is because I never realized how many crazy myths there are about our church until I came to college. Being here at college where not everybody is Mormon, I've heard some crazy stuff. It saddens me every time I hear some crazy gossip about the church that is not true at all. That is why I would implore everybody to find answers to their questions from within the church, not from crazy rumors that come from outside of the church.

Love you, guys!!

Have a good day!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I guess you guys deserve to know.

Well, there's something that I need to tell you all. I'm sorry that it's taken so long to get this news on the blog.

I'm engaged.

Just kidding. Did I scare you? I sure hope so. I wish I could've seen your reaction when you read that! Good golly gosh, I'm funny!

I am NOT engaged.

Anyways, remember that one time that I wrote on my blog about a month ago? That was forever ago. Seriously. But, the reaction that I got from that post made me realize that a few people do read my blog! That blows my mind! But, one suggestion that I got was to ignore school and blog instead. All I have to say to that is this: OKAY!!!! Gladly.

Honestly, a lot of stuff has happened while I've been here at college. I just don't know what kind of stuff I should update my blog with, you know? What kind of stuff do I feel comfortable sharing and what kind of stuff do people even want to hear?

That being said, here are a few upates:

  • I did my first haircuts this week! Who's proud? You? Okay, cool. Thanks, mom. But, seriously, they looked good, guys!
  • There are a few things that a girl should only have to go through once..and one of those things--I will not name what it is--I had to go through again this week. I've done this before and I never thought I would have to do it again. TOO MUCH AWKWARD, GUYS! Sorry, that is all the information I can give you.
  • I have new roommates. I moved. So..there's that.
  • I love college. Remember that one time I hated it? I love it now. Honestly. 
  • Some nights I tell myself that I'm going to go to bed early. Sometimes it happens. Other times, friends spontaneously invite me to do weird things. And instead of being a scaredy-cat and saying no to everything like I used to (curse anxiety), I say yes. JUST SAY YES, PEOPLE!! First of all, YAY to saying yes to things. Second of all, YAY to having friends!
  • Every Thursday is Lumberjack Thursday. That means we wear plaid. Today, to celebrate Lumberjack Thursday, we went to Denny's to get some flapjacks. Lumberjacks eat flapjacks, right?