Monday, April 26, 2010

i love to see the temple

"may you let the meaning and beauty and peace of the temple come into your everyday life..."
-president howard w. hunter (oct. 1994 general conference)

the other night, i was able to take out my endowment at the las vegas, nevada temple. but... what was even better was that my mom was able to go through with me for her first time as well. my best friend emily flew in that same day from st.louis so she was able to be my escort and my mom's good friend jill was her escort. it was one of the coolest experiences of my life. we had awesome temple workers there to help us and lots of close friends attended the session as well. the temple is definitely one of the most beautiful places i've ever been and i'm so grateful for it's significance in the church. where would we be without temples?

emily and i

jill and my mom

pretty in white :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

sometimes dreams really do come true

yay for mission calls!
i recieved my mission call on march 18, 2010. my good friend ashley was cool enough to catch the whole thing on video. but before you watch, let me give you a little background... a few weeks before i sent in my papers (february 24th to be exact. yes i wrote down the date.) i woke up from this crazy dream... in my dream, i recieved my call and there were tons of people at my house to watch me open it. as i opened it, i read out loud that i was called to serve in new hampshire. now, in my dream, i was really disappointed because i wanted to go foreign so so bad... so i woke up from my dream and immediately got on google to see if there even was a mission in new hampshire. manchester it was. i mean, do people even live in new hampshire??? so i told a few people about my dream... just in case. so, there you have it... i'm not crazy. now to watch the video, go to ashley's
blog and it's somewhere in her march blogs. thanks ash for your video skills... you're the best!

my awesome parents.

the meg-ley's.

aaron :)