Last semester when Nahiomi came to visit me and Coley at school, my heart was hurting because I knew this would be the last time I would be with my best friends for two years. I can't even explain to you how many tears were shed as I thought about coming into a new semester without having my best friends by my side.
I know it sounds silly, but the thought of being separated from my best friends for so long just made my heart ache in ways that I never thought it could. I remember Nahiomi telling me something that really calmed my aching heart...
"Heavenly Father knows that you're giving up your best friends. He doesn't only bless the families of missionaries, He blesses their friends too. He's going to do all that He can to watch out for you and bless you while I'm gone."
I half believed her at the time. I still cried. I was still worried about starting a new semester on my own.
But she was right.
She's always right. ;) It's only been a month since I've been back up at school, but the blessings have been pouring out more than I could have ever imagined. I have met some of the greatest people in the world this semester. I feel so blessed.
I'm the luckiest girl alive.
Okay, here are some random, awesome things I did this week... then I'll tell you about my fairytale birthday. :)
Saw a cute puppy. JUST LOOK AT THAT FACE.
Got these babies. #spoiled
Had a game night for FHE! Our FHE brothers are way too awesome. Haha.
Got a tattoo. Nicole is a pro.
We made steak for dinner! And by "we" I mean Kelton. And it was incredible.
Went to the straw maze! Hollllaaaa. Then the birthday partying began :) Heeeeere we go!
Excuse my sleepy face, but Kelton came over and made me breakfast and it was the sweetest thing.
TWENTY. (Photo credit goes to the incredible Rachel Chery!!)
FaceTiming my sweet family. I miss them so much! P.S. Trevor is a goof.
Kylie Browne is the biggest sweetheart.
These have gotta be one of my all time favorite presents. My family made these for me! Packing paper with a bunch of my favorite quotes. :)
Olive Garden is da bomb. And so is he.
"Kelton's great! He gives me chocolate cake!" http://youtu.be/zuamlBQ2aW4?t=7m8s
Roller blading with awesome people! We didn't get a big group photo :( but I'm so grateful for the group that came to celebrate with me!
Okay, now for my favorite... Kelton surprised me for this part. He took me up to Cress Creek and we sent off floating lanterns! (Like in Tangled! ^) Not gonna lie, I got a little teary eyed when he whipped them out.
If that's not straight out of a fairytale, I don't know what is!
So lucky. So blessed.
Stay tuned because this week has already been so awesome and I've got some cool pictures to show you guys in my next post. :) Go make someone smile! Love you all.