Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Farewell for Now

Tomorrow it the BIG day! I honestly cannot believe it's here already. I remember when  I had 120 days, that seemed so far away, now It's 1 day! 1 whole day!! :) 

I had my "farewell talk" on Easter Sunday, It was so great to see my family and friends again. I'm so grateful for their support. 
these guys. :) best family support  (missing Elder Nelson Browning, Elder Tanner Browning, and  the newly weds in Asia!) 

Josh. I mean Elder Browning and I are going to be in the MTC together- HURRAH FOR ISRAEL!!  (Thanks Becky for the  picture...I stole it off your FB) 

My rock! I don't know what I'm going to do without this chica. We've never been apart for soo long. We can do this! Sleep over in 18? 

We had a little family vacation to Southern California so I could see my missionary grandparents one more time before I left. I got to stay with them in their apartment and watch some of the missionary work they did. They are amazing! 
I hope to be like them someday! 

Also my grandpa can play tennis in a suit, how cool is that?? 

Oh hello San Diego
 We also went to Disneyland (which is one of my absolute favorite places on earth, thank you mom and dad)
What girl doesn't secretly wish she could live in that castle??
 We went to the beach in San Diego and toured around town. I feel in love with Seaport Village, they have the cutest little stores AND this amazing fudge store. We basically ended up buying one of everything. 
The smells coming out of this place should be illegal. Soo tempting 

Cookies and cream caramel apple.... Get in my belly :) 
What am I going to do without these girlies? Can't hug them enough. 
Todd. The stud. You always know how to make me laugh. Your my example even though we're almost 4 years younger.  I wont see you for 3 1/2 years....but we get to serve together. What could make me happier?? I love you! 

 Mom. Thank you for being such a great example to me! I don't know what I'm going to do without talking to you every single day. I love you soo much! Can't wait to follow in your footsteps :)

Dad, Thanks for teaching me right and wrong.....and not getting upset at me when I hit trash cans with my car ....orrr cats....orrr telephone poles...orrrrr little birdies.....orrrrrr other cars. I'm so grateful for you! Thanks for teaching me how to work! I love you!
How cute are my parents?  
I'm  a huge procrastinator so these last few days have been.....well just a little hectic. I am bound to forget something, I always do. Like the time I went to Washington D.C and forgot a weeks worth of Underwear (thank goodness for best friends) orr the time I left my whole suitcase at home, when I was on vacation for a week. Mostly I just forget my phone, toothbrushes etc. This time I just need to remember my scriptures!

It's a bitter sweet thing, I'm honestly so excited to head out, It's hard to leave. But it's not a forever thing! Just 18 months :) 

Also a special thanks for the fun lunch dates,  I should leave more often ;)   

For all those that are thinking about serving, do it! "If ye have a desire to serve ye are called to the work" -Doctrine and Covenants 4:3 

Can't wait to start this new Adventure and hear about all of yours!  LOVE YOU ALL!! 


You can check out my missionary blog at sisterheathersue.blogspot.com 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No Hablo Espanol??

A car started following me when I was on my morning run. I've seen tooo many CSI's so I was a little freaked out. My first instinct was to run but I just stood there like a deer caught in the headlights. Paranoid just a little right? This little girl got out and asked "Hablo espanol?"  With my little I mean little amount of Spanish I remembered I tried to communicate. It was no good, all I could remember to say was aqui (here) and donde esta el bonjo? (where is the bathroom?). I knew I should have paid attention in Senior McCombs Spanish Class in high school. This little family was very very lost, I tried to explain where I thought it was, wellllll I'm not from Provo so half the time I don't even know where I'm at. I hopped in the car (don't worry mom, they seemed like nice people) and tried to play tour guide around Provo  She and her mom couldn't speak a word of English and I couldn't speak a word of Spanish. We were a funny bunch acting out words and pointing at random places. My guide abilities didn't go so well, I had them stop and asked someone else who knew the city better than me. Just plain embarrassin'.  I drew them a map of where they needed to go. I hope they found it!

I learned two things from this experience, 
               1. PAY attention in Spanish class. Learning another language can be really helpful and come in handy one day.
               2. Not everyone that drives up next to you in a questionable car is scary. There are genuinely nice people out in the world! 

One of my best friends left on her mission to Georgia! Love you Tiffanee!! 

28 days till I report. :) 

Happy Wednesday! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Fun in the SuN

For President Day weekend apartment 69 took a little trip to Santa Monica! It was so great to get away and  try something new, meet some new people annnd feel the sun again. 

We played on the beach and in the FREEZING cold water. We were obvious tourists. But ohh so happy to touch the ocean again.

Beach Bummed All Day long

Toured the Pier

Took a night ride on the Ferris Wheel.

Adventured to Venice Beach.
Never have I ever seen or smelt so many weird things.

Happy Beach Day at Venice

Shopped and Shopped with Gabi girl  :)

I'm going to miss her soo much when I leave! 

 Did the whole Hollywood Walk of fame thanng.
We literally walked ALL of it. like miles and miles of stars

Found Captain Sparrows spot
Got up close and personal to the Chinese theater (missed the Oscars by one week)

 Took a questionable tour through Hollywood, we stalked celebrity homes.
 I sort of enjoyed it. crrreeeppy I know.

Tour Bus Adventures. He was a serious crazy driver

Stopped by Beverly Hills and made a new Indian friend. 

Breaks are great but I was pretty excited to get back to Beautiful Snowy Utah. I'm a Utah Girl through and through. 

Only 50 days till I leave! 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Valentines Day

Valentines Day is such a great holiday! It's an excuse to give people chocolates and flowers. How can a girl not be happy? :) 

This year I heart attacked some friends cars. We were out till 4 in the morning getting it all done. Good times :) 

I got some beautiful flowers! 

and some wonderful V-day Cards. 

I got to see Safe Haven :) ....make sure to bring a box of tissues if you go :) 

I love any excuse for holidays and celebrations! Can't wait for St. Patrick's Day! :) 

56 days till I leave! :) 

Monday, February 11, 2013

I LOVE to see the Temple

I went through the temple! It was simply AMAZING. and the best part was sharing that day I some of my best friends and family.

I LOVE the temple :) We topped off the night with some Baskin Robbins Lovin. I'm sort of obsessed with Ice Cream. So I was a happy camper. 

Life as of lately.....

Currently there are 64 days till I leave! half way there!

I spent a weekend home, and it was wonderful.

Made breakfast for the family
Mini German Pancakes. waaay better than original

Had lunch with my cute siblings and there friends at their Junior High/Middle school.

Got asked out by a 12 year old. Scowled at, told I was Gross and a boy didn't want to sit by me..... got to love middle schools

Found this Gem on my camera 

annnd this one :)

Precious right? 

Had some good quality daddy daughter time

we legit are in love with Kneaders :) so yummy
Took the sibs to see the play version of Les Mes at Northridge High School. they were in love

I got tickets last minute soo we were literally on the very LAST row. We had trouble finding our seats so the usher moved us down like 10 rows away! YAY for having cute sisters

Got to have dinner in Salt Lake with some of my favorite people. It was so great to catch up with everyone :) 

AND went to the Cheesecake Factory twice. Yes I have a dessert problem


There are some major changes and new surprises going on right now......makes me nervous but extremely grateful for friends, roommates and my family for ALL of their advice. 

Life is BEautiful! :)