Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year 2008

Taylor and I went to the Varley's for some fun for New Year's Eve. The Jay's, the Stoddards, and the Blacks were also there. We played boys vs. girls jeopardy, the guys won, but i think their questions were a lot easier than ours. I'm not good at answering sports questions at ALL! ha ha, thank goodness Jamie and Kelly were there to know the answers, i felt pathetic. Then we had an elephant gift exchange, and we ended up with a kids spy kit and a "sexy lottery book" Ha ha. It was a lot of fun!

It's now a new year of hopes and dreams...constant changes of what you define yourself, and add to your character. An attitude of optimism and humility. At least that's what I'm aiming for. I really loved hearing last Sundays talks about reading scriptures to always find answers and direction in your life and attending the temple to strengthen your marriage and faith. Truly, those are my goals. To read scriptures, and truly feast upon them everyday. Because metaphorically speaking, i would be starving if my life was based soley on how much i read scriptures, if i was to be healthy and well. The scriptures are truly an anchor and "liahona" to our lives to find the answers to our many trials. I desire more than anything to strengthen my marriage, by being an anchor to my husband, by helping us make scriptures a daily priority, and attending the temple more often. I will never forget the peace and boundless love i felt when i received my endowments with my husband, it was indescribable. I miss the temple way too often, i miss everything about it. I know that if i pray for strength and focus on these commandments to read scriptures and do temple work, i know i will find so much more to enlighten my life and my knowledge of my Savior. How can we get to know Christ more without these practices? It's the key to everything we need, especially for supreme happiness.


Amie said...

You party looks so fun! What a great looking group of girls!

janna said...

Looks like you all had fun on New Year's Eve--we just stayed home and watched football games. Happy 2nd Anniversary to you two--Monday, Jan.7th--time sure flies!!

Taylor & Jaime said...

I like your pic better than mine! Your Taylor had a better angle :) We had so much fun that night, let's get together again soon!