Sunday, March 28, 2010

Once upon a time...

The General Young Women’s Broadcast was a very spiritual meeting that I am glad I attended. And I am so thankful that I got to strengthen my testimony.

Although there were many good speakers and topics, one that touched me a lot, was said by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf. He spoke about how “Once upon a time” and “Happily ever afters” are not only in fairy tales. Right now is our “Once upon a time” where we have to experience trials, adventures, happiness, and love with one another. If we keep the commandments, follow the prophet, and follow Our Saviors plan, then we can also experience our “Happily ever after.” He told us that being princess’s and princes is not only in fairy tales. We are Heavenly Father’s children, which make us His royal children. Also, another thing that stuck out to me was what Sister Elaine S. Dalton said. She made known unto us, that every single person has a “deep beauty.” It is the kind of beauty that you don’t have to wash off or paint on every day. Inner beauty shines brightly on the outside.

I am so thankful that I attended this broadcast with my mom and sister. And I know that we are all children of Our Father in Heaven, who knows each of us individually.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet 16!

I'm 16! Finally! So I woke up at about 4:30ish and had waffles with strawberries and whip cream for breakfast with a berry smoothie. After that, we all came to the table and I opened my presents...(a new razor, lip gloss, earrings, and a ring.) When I was finished opening those presents, my mom said..."Oh wait! There is another present for Sierra in my closet!" They told me it was a cool toy that I would love to play with. (At this point, I was thinking it might be what I thought it was...well I was hoping.) So I opened it up...and It was a CAMERA! A reallllly nice Canon! I was SO excited! I have been wanting one for a while now! So I went to school and had Temakisushi for lunch (that I had the previous night) and then came home. We picked up Az from school and came home to relax. About an hour later, there was a knock at the door. Bry screamed for me to get the door. So I ran out and opened the door...and Carli and her brother Stephen were just standing there. So they came in and Bry said, "Go ahead Carli...Tell her!" It was quiet. So finally Bry said, "Instead of a surprise party, you are going on your first date! We got in the car and were planning on going to the Fiesta Buffet...but it was closed. So we went to Sweet Tomatoes. The date was fun while it lasted....walking and riding in the car...:) Stephen had to go to his volleyball practice, so he got his food and said goodbye. (We are going on a double date this friday.) After dinner, Bry, Carli, and I went to Goodwill (next to Sweet Tomatoes) to wait for mom. (Bry invited Carli to come over to help us with our math homework and to celebrate.) When we got home, I opened the door and SURPRISE! Bry had set up a surprise party for me! It was so sweet. We played games and ate, then later went to the park to play the "spinning with a flashlight seizure" game. It was SO fun! Then Dad got home and we had Bry's DELICIOUS Tres Leche Cake!!! I had an AMAZING sweet sixteen! Thanks mom, bry, az and everyone who called and helped! (It was a special treat to have the video from Jace, a call from Trev, and being able to talk to Brooke and all of our relatives.) I love you guys!