"The Simple Things" Sunday; Week 3

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This week's simple thing: 

This week my familia had the opportunity to get together for a family BBQ before Victoria Day. I just loved sitting there chatting with the rest of the fam. One thing I realized was how much of myself comes from the Limas family! My aunt was talking about this new shampoo that thickens your hair. What do all the Limas siblings do? They start questioning because they want to buy it too. Hahaha. That's how my family is. One converts to one item, the rest of us convert as well. That's how it was with the vacuum cleaner, and the parbole rice, and the diet shakes (except my family went to brown rice and diet drinks instead. It's ok, we're the only Mormons so it's typical we're the odd ones out :P). I was sitting there watching my dad and his siblings all laughing and reminiscing their childhood. I have no doubt I will be like that with my siblings when we're older, but it's great to see the large family doing it. And this is the simple thing I am grateful for: having a great family so near to me. I love how my family enjoys being around each other all the time. I love how my family loves having fun together. I hear about other families and I am grateful that I am so close to mine, both in distance and in heart. 

You've got the Bishop (my dad), the Pastor (Tito Henry), the Pastora (Tita Mindy), the youth leader (Tita Rona), and then the rest of them who all have an impact on everyone around them. I hate to sound prideful, but my family is pretty well known and loved by many. But no matter how different we may be in religion, they are all wonderful examples to me of how to live one's faith to the fullest. They are examples to me of pure love and service towards our Spirit brothers and sisters. I am so lucky to be a part of this family :)

Good-bye Jesse Burns

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Everybody, 'tis is Jesse Burns.

He has been called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Manchester, England. He reports to the MTC in England this Wednesday May 16th and I'm going to miss him tons. We met at a Beehive & Deacon activity where we were the only ones who attended, and we've been friends ever since ♥ 

Jesse, I am going to miss you so much. Do you know how weird going to activities will be from now on without you? SO weird. I have NEVER heard of a youth/stake/ysa activity without a Jesse there with me. Who's going to dance with me during the YSA dances now?! I'm going to miss you brother! But I know you'll do such a fabulous job! You're a hard worker (LOL Cotillion spins! Impressive, I must say), you love the Gospel, and you care about your family and friends. You'll have no problem out in the field ;) ...but good luck with the food and your picky-ness :P Thank you for being a good friend and an amazing example. You are definitely a one-of-a kind person, so stay that way.


Pic 1: Jesse being manly as I hug his arms.

Pic 2: We were once married, you know. He was a hockey player who fell in love with my Russian dancing.
Pic 3: Us being us.
Pic 4: We be chilling on a bounce relay. Indoors. With sunglasses.
Pic 5: Last time together 

P.S. Come home with a slight British accent.

P.P.S Or bring me home an English boy. I mean...what?

P.P.P.S I'll see you when I get back ;)

"The Simple Things" Sunday; Week 2

Sunday, May 13, 2012

This week's simple thing:

I had the opportunity to go to Scarborough Ward today for Jesse's farewell talk. He leaves for Manchester, England this coming Wednesday. This is a photo of us during Priesthood/Relief Society hour. It was such a beautiful day outside so we decided to sit on the grass and do scripture study together. This is the simple thing I am grateful for: having such wonderful friends who all share the same values and have the knowledge of the Gospel. I couldn't be grateful enough for them! I love being a Latter-Day Saint, but it isn't easy finding friends who uphold my standards. Even within the church it's difficult to find friends who view things the same way as I do. It makes me happy that I have righteous friends who are willing to serve a mission; it makes me happy that I have friend who love to read and study the scriptures; and it makes me happy that I can share such beautiful days like today with them. 

"The Simple Things" Sunday; Week 1

Sunday, May 6, 2012

School is officially done and I am starting my 52 weeks project!! Instead of taking pictures of myself or of another specific item, I decided I want to follow the theme from one of my favourite blogs: As Simple as That. I've already written about it, so you can read it here.

My simple thing from this week is this:

This weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a tree planting service project in Ajax. By the end of the day we were so pooped! Not to mention I was totally sick and sniffling all over the place. These are the amazing people I spent my whole day with. They are a few of my favourite people and this is the simple thing that makes me happy: just being able to laze around with them after being stuffed with Swiss Chalet and laugh it all off. There wasn't a moment we weren't laughing at this scene. They're pretty awesome.

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