Thursday, December 30, 2010

Last two days!

I've made it! 30 days of blogging! I did great until this trip to Arizona which threw me off a couple of days. But oh well. I passed in my mind. Here are the last two:

"My Testimony"

I wanted to spend a lot more time and put some thought into it... but in all reality, my testimony is simple. I don't need to spend a lot of time to make it elaborate or detailed.

I know this: That God lives. That He loves us. That He sent His son Jesus Christ to this earth to die for our sins so that we can live with Him again, with our families.

I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, sent to fulfill a mission to restore Christ's church on this earth again. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon from the ancient records of the church so that we can have a "guide book" on how to live our lives in these last days.  I know that we have a living prophet today,
Thomas S. Monson, who leads and guides us.

I also have a testimony for the unconditional love that God and Christ have for us.  For me.  For you.  For everyone.  He wants us to be better people.  He wants us to be happy.  He wants us to love others. To serve others.  To treat others the way we want to be treated. We are all children of God and he loves us all equally. 

There are so many great Christian churches out there with many different beliefs, and many very similar to what we believe in our church; there are also many religious people who live noble lives but who do not affiliate with a particular religion. However, I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church, which contains the FULLNESS of the gospel.

Read more here.
"Hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days" 

Here are some of our basic goals for 2011:
  • Costa Rica / South America trip
  • Read the Book of Mormon cover to cover
  • Go to the temple once a month (We'll have babysitters! Yay!)
  • Babysitters means go on more dates!! 
  • Invest in some new camera equipment
  • Lose 10 lbs (this goes for both of us)
Pictures and post to come about trip to Arizona soon! We fly back home tomorrow! Wish us luck cause we'll need it. Claire has come down with her first major cold and it is NOT fun. Poor thing. Couldn't sleep because she couldn't breath all night. Tonight we're trying Vapor rub, Little Noses, and a vaporizer!


Collin and Traci said...

We are totally planning a Costa Rica trip too. We were planning on going last year until we decided to change plans and go to Africa instead! :) Hope we can hang out when u move back~ we're down in Layton/Farmington/SLC all the time...

Erin said...

Costa Rica is fabulous, I spent a summer there in college. How long are you guys going to be able to go for? Gotta see the Pacific coast, the Atlantic Coast is forgettable. Also, the active Volcano Arenal is so cool to see at night if it is clear, and there's hot springs right below it.

RachelBQuist said...

Hey for Claire's cold: they sell motorized aspirators at babies r us. We love ours and don't know what we'd do without it. You should pick one up!