Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I Love to See the Temple...

Lately, I have had such a strong desire to go to the temple and do baptisms for the dead.
Last saturday I decided I was going to go but things just kept getting in the way.
Different things came up, I was tired and wanted to sleep in, I didn't know exactly where my recommend was, blah blah blah.
As I started thinking about this I realized that I couldn't let someone stop me from doing this.
My desire started out strong and it was going to stay that way so that was my decision. I was going.
I woke up to my alarm so frustrated and down.
I had the WORST dream.
I had a dream that I went to the temple and everything possible went wrong.
I choked on my gum while I was saying the prayer.
My clothes were to small.
I tripped down the stairs.
A guy was upset with me.
EVERYTHING! And I didn't understand! I was so discouraged!
I decided to get up and go anyway (thanks to Corbin) and it was the best ever.
I was so happy there. It felt so right. COMPLETELY opposite from my dream.
Ever since then I feel like I hear about temples so often and I know there is a reason for that.
I was talking with my grandparents about the fact that Corbin will be going through the temple soon and I am the only one in my family who won't get to go. It made me feel a little sad but my Grandpa said, "Just think, when you go through everyone will get to be there with you."
So cool! It made me so excited.
The thing that stood out to me the most about temples and testimonies of temples took place last Thursday.
I was babysitting my nephews, Lincoln and Carter. 
Brooke had told me earlier that day that when she was driving home, she could hear Linc quietly singing, "I  Love to See the Temple."  so cute!
When I was taking them home, I could hear little Linc singing so I turned down the radio and sure enough, "I Love to See the Temple."
I didn't want him to know I was listening because I knew if he did he would stop so I acted like I wasn't but my heart melted. Completely.
This 3 year old little boy strengthened my testimony so much.
That night I was helping Brooke put them to bed so we asked Linc to sing us that song.
He got so excited and he sang the whole song :)
He would finish and say, "hey carli, do you want to sing it with me?"
We sang it over and over and over.
It was definitely one of my most favorite memories with this little one.
We were lucky enough to get it on camera...highly recommend you watch it!

I love this little boy. He is such a stud and already as such a strong testimony. It's so cute to hear him ask questions and get so excited about the temple! Thanks little Linc for being such a great example to me!
I am also so grateful for the temple and the opportunity I have to serve there!  I'm grateful for the blessings that come from that and all of the amazing examples in my life!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Erica Virginia Pitts and the USU weekend!

Erica and I were great friends off and on through middle school and high school. We had our rough times but she is freaking adorable, so funny, so nice, and I absolutely love talking to her!
We have both wanted to go to Utah State F O R E V E R because both of our sisters went/ go there and it didn't work out so well for me but she's there and lovin it!
We just talked for the first time in a long time a few weeks ago and this weekend she came home friday and was going back up to Logan today so I decided to follow her up and hang out for the weekend! It was so fun driving behind Erica because she danced in her car the ENTIRE way!!! So funny!
It has been so much fun!
I absolutely LOVE it here!!!
We hung out at her apartment with her freaking cute roomates (April, Ashlee, Shacy, and Brittney! Love them!) for a while, went to the marketplace to see some high school friends, went to the aggie basketball game (they beat SUU!! yes :)) and then went to Wingers to eat and say hello to shacy!
After that I went to see my cute sister and then back to ericas.
It's been sooooo fun! I wish more than anything I lived here so I could party with all of these cute girls!
Thanks Erica for letting me follow you up and stay at your apartment! It's been so fun and I love ya to death! :)

Friday, November 11, 2011

You Raise Me Up.

The title says it all.
Life is hard.
Harder than it has ever been.
Satan has never worked so hard.
I have never had to make so many decisions, decisons that will shape my life.
And I don't know how I could do it without my Savior. My best friend.
The one who is always there for me.
The one who loves me, unconditionally.
The one who is real, so real.
The one who hurts when I hurt, who smiles when I smile.
The one who knows and understands me.
The one who will never give up on me, who has faith in me.
The one who accepts me for who I am and for what I want to become.
The one who gives me trials to make me stronger.
The one who blessed me with the most amazing parents and family.
The one who gives me never ending chances.
The one who forgives.
The one who keeps me holding on.
The one who holds on.
The one who lifts me up when I am down.
The one who watches over me.
The one who blesses me everyday of my life.
The one who I can talk to anytime, anywhere.
The one who always listens.
The one who believes, in me.
Thank you. Thank you for your never ending love. Thank you for helping me through these tough times. Thank you for never giving up on me, and thank you for giving me strength when my own is not enough. Thank you for the countless chances to be forgiven and to become a better person. Thank you for making me strong and for understanding. I could never do this without you. Thank you for being so real and so true. Always.
I love you.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Little Marriage Hungry.

Okay before you get too stuck on the title this is a temporary thing. VERY temporary. Marriage is really not something I am looking for anytime soon but today has just been one of those days where I've heard and seen so many things that just make me want to find a man... thee man and live happily ever after. :) Blogs, facebook, newly weds, ahhh!! I am a little jealous. I have my wedding all planned out in my head. Ring. Dress. Colors. Hair style. My handsome man. The reception. The temple (of course) The car I want to ride away in (or the carriage :)) The honeymoon. EVERYTHING!! Ridiculous. I know. And It's probably a little pointless that I have it all planned out like this because I'm sure a lot will change by the time I'm ready to get married. but its still fun to dream :) There is no such thing as a perfect wedding without the perfect man. I want my man to match up to...this:
Easy to talk to.
Hard worker.
Honorable priesthood holder.
Return missionary.
Respect for women. ALL women.
Good smile.
Loves kids.
Family oriented.
Stud. Stud. Stud.
Anyway, you get it. :) I hope i'm not asking for too much! Although I am SO far from being ready to become a wife.. a mother.. Now is the time for me to prepare and become this person so I deserve someone that great! The day will come. One day. For now.. the fairytale will remain in my mind each day when I see that cute couple walking and  holding hands...the fun wedding pictures...Honeymoon pictures... hear the term..Newlyweds...cute little families...the list goes on. oh man. I'm jealousI can't wait!
Hope you all had a great Tuesday!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Zachary David Sharp

Today I had the priviledge of attending my little nephews baby blessing.
Zachary David Sharp is number 13 of the nieces and nephews in our family and he is the sweetest little boy.
The blessing was so special and the spirit was so strong.
This is one thing I look forward to so much with each of the babies that come into our family.
It was so much fun spending the afternoon with family today.
I'm so grateful that this little guy is a part of our family, he is such a blessing and I love him so much!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The boy got the call.

I know I am a little late with this one and I know you've all heard, but the boy got the call.
Oh man.
Last Wednesday the twin recieved his mission call.
Elder Sharp will be serving the lord for a period of 24 months. (That's TWO whole years people! I'm gonna die.)
He has been assigned to Labor in the Thailand Bangkok Mission.
He will prepare to preach the gospel in the Thai language!
Haha. I can't help but laugh a little everytime I think about that.. the boy.. speaking Thai! I can just hear it!
I am so proud of him and soooooo excited for him but boy am I going to miss him!
That right there is the definition of a true stud :)

Halloween 2011.

Nerd :)
Me and the Little Pirate :)

Halloween was so great this year! A little school, work, family party, visit with the Grandparents, and hangout with the friends! :) Sorry the pictures are a little boring but I hope you all had a super fun Hallloween!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I just want to know.


Today has just been one of those days.
So much on my mind.
Happy, sad, angry, excited, content, depressed.
So many emotions.
Life is a blur.
I just want to know.
I want to know where I am going in life.
What's ahead of me
What I am supposed to do.
What is going to make me happiest in life.
I want to know all of it.
Job, school, friends.
Anyway, sorry. I just had to let it out.
I hope everyone is having a great tuesday!
Happier post to come with fun halloween pictures :)