For some reason I have had this song on repeat all the time lately. I already have my hero but I still love this song.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
So here's the deal. I always hear girls say, "I'm the luckiest girl. I'm dating THEE most amazing and perfect boy in the world." But if we're all saying it and truly thinking it, who's right? In my opinion we all are. If you truly feel like you couldn't date anyone better and he makes you happy, then you're probably right. He's perfect for YOU. I've found my perfect boy. I don't have to pretend to be someone I'm not when I'm with him. I don't have to like a certain type of music, say the right thing all the time, never make a mistake, or even (sorry for the TMI) hold in bodily functions around him. ha. He loves me for who I am. He loves the mistakes I make AND the things I accomplish. He just so happens to be out of town for the next 14 months. But guess what? It really doesn't matter because even if we don't see each other or talk to each other everyday we are still growing closer each and everyday. We tell each other everything. We're best friends and no one can take that away from us. I'm glad I was able to find my best friend already and I hope that if you haven't yet, you get to soon.
Posted by Sister Alison Vincent at 7:29 PM
Sunday, March 25, 2012
This weekend was definitely one to remember. It was kind of an emotional roller coaster but it was all worth it. My roommates Jami, Nikki, London, and I had the whole thing planned out. We would come home Saturday morning and go to the Color Festival, come home and hang out with Brenton, sleep at my house, then attend Josh Gibbs farewell in the morning. So we did. I also got to go to the Young Womens conference with one of my very favorite families; the Searles.
We had a blast at the Color Festival. Other than the fact that I limped around the whole time on my crippled foot, we still have colored hair and we having been blowing out blue boogers for the past 24 hours it was such a fun day.
|Yes, we have matching shirts. Its for the company that I'm going to Belize with this summer.|
|I found a great friend! Love you, Han!|
|Jami's awesome eyelashes.|
|Sisters. We look disgusting.|
|London the Lion. haha|
|Nikki and Nathaniel <3|
|After. So dirty!|
After the Color Festival we went to Zupas for lunch. We got a lot of interesting looks from the people there. Honestly though, we kinda felt like celebrities. Even driving down the street children in the cars next to us would just stare in awe as adults looked at us as if we were crazy blasting Skrillex with all the windows down and chalk all over our bodies. We were entertaining to say the least.
Later that night I had to act civilized and go to the Young Womens Broadcast at the Conference Center in Salt Lake with the Searle Family. Britt was singing in the choir so we got tickets and it was absolutely amazing. I love being in the presence of our Prophet and his counselors. There is always such a great spirit there and all the speakers did a fantastic job.
Even though I didn't get home until 10pm my day was still not over. When I got home we decided to go Disco Skating at Classic with Brenton Webb and Matt Maddix. Since I was crippled I didn't really get to skate but it was actually very entertaining to sit and people watch. It's one of my favorite activities now. People are very interesting if you take the time to sit and observe.
After skating, we came home and stayed up til 2am attempting to create dubstep music on Garage Band. We are a wee bit obsessed with dubstep lately but its fine. We're college students. In the morning we got up and went to Josh Gibbs farewell. His talk was phenomenal. He has been one of my best friends all growing up and I was so proud of him as he spoke on the Gift of the Holy Ghost with such maturity and personal testimony. He even made me cry. I really am going to miss that kid but he will be a great missionary in Utika, New York. Do work Elder. We all love you.
|The sisters and I with Josh.|
|Nikki and Jami tagged along to the farewell. Who wouldn't when there is food involved?? (:|
All around I had a great weekend. I am so grateful for the people in my life and the positive influence that they have on me! I truly am blessed!
Posted by Sister Alison Vincent at 10:26 PM
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Today was an eventful day. This morning during my Kickboxing class I cut my foot open really bad. I even had to go to the wellness center and get stitches! I can't even explain to you how badly the stitches hurt. Well, I take that back. The numbing for the stitches hurt. They had to stick a needle IN the cut 4 times to numb the whole thing. (If you're gonna stick a needle in it, why not just stitch it up?!) Anyways, my big brother was thankfully there to help calm me down because quite frankly, I bawled. A lot. I was repeatedly saying "Oooooohhhhhh myyyyy goooosssssshhhhh" and clenching the table as hard as I could. I honestly haven't ever been in that much pain. And all I have to show for it is 3 stitches. So lame.
Oh. And I had to get a tetnus shot because I hadn't had one since I was like 10. So now I'm limping around or using my dumb crutches and I don't think I have ever wanted something to heal more ever before. I will never again take for granted the ability to walk. So if you're having a rough day, at least you can walk!
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Yesterday my roommate Allae and I were on our way to the temple when Allae saw a man kneeling on the side of the road who looked as if he needed some help. She immediately told me to stop the car. Quickly, she got out of the car and asked the man if he needed any help. Come to find out his name is Kenneth. He had been in a car wreck at the age of 5 that took the use of his legs from him. He is now 31 years old and cannot walk without the help of two canes, and even still it is a struggle. When we found him he was on his way to the grocery store but got too tired and decided to stop at the bus stop and wait for the bus. He had a helmet on and was dripping sweat from his face. We decided to offer to take him to the grocery store because I couldn't image how hard it would be to try to grab groceries off the shelf while juggling two canes. He was grateful for our help and I was more than impressed with his positive attitude. He kept cracking jokes like when we asked him if he wanted ice cream he replied, "With these hips? No way." Or when the change was coming out of the register he said, "We won the lottery!!" haha. The whole time I was trying to fight back tears of ingratitude. I realized how extremely blessed I am. I can walk. And even though I can walk, I don't have to walk to the store to get groceries because I can drive. I can easily get in and out of a car. I have the opportunity to live away from home because I am physically independent.
Later that day I saw the video Kony2012. How can you not want to do something after watching that video? Seriously people. If you're reading this, you are blessed. We get to browse facebook and blogs while kids in Africa fear for their lives. We think we are "forced" to go to school each day while kids in Africa desire to be a lawyer but don't have the money to be able to learn. Really. Whether you're for or against the whole Kony2012 movement I think we can all agree that we as Americans are blessed beyond measure. I know I am blessed beyond what I deserve. I take so much for granted everyday and it was so great to have this experience where I got some sense knocked into me.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Lately there has been so much on my mind. School, 2 jobs, raising enough money for Belize, Nic, church calling, etc. Sunday it all just kinda hit me so after Sacrament I took a drive. I ended up driving all the way to Bear Lake. But it was worth it.
|Sometimes you just gotta get away.|