Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Everyone Has Their Own Story

Tomorrow afternoon I am leaving on a Pioneer Trek with my family and my stake. This is the second time that I have had the opportunity to go on this particular trek, and I couldn't be more excited!!! This afternoon I found myself searching for the name of a person from my family history that I could "be" while on the trek, and just learn more about. I decided I'm going to be Mariah Huntsman (Leavitt), who was born on 20 Feb. 1841. She married Dudley Leavitt, and together they had 12 children. Twelve! Wow. My mom said she would be a fun person to be and know more about because her name is where I got my middle name. Kelsie Mariah.

As I go on this trek, I am excited to have Mariah in mind throughout it. It will be neat going through similar things she went through, and knowing that my family was really a part of trekking :) My little brother is going as Orange Decator Leavitt (we are entertained by his name too!) Every person has their own story, and I'm excited to hear some of the others' stories throughout the trek. The stories really are testimony builders, because the people went through so much just to be able to live where they knew the Lord wanted them to live! And they were so happy too!
I'm sure we will come back with great stories to tell and definitely great experiences. Until then............have a happy week! :) While all of you will have the luxuries of a warm, dry, home, and a soft, comfortable bed at night and lots of yummy food.... I will be out sleeping under the stars in the wilderness in a flannel nightgown, eating soup broth for dinner and corn meal for breakfast and just having a wonderful time!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

A Little Girl Needs Her Daddy

A little girl needs her Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding her high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!
Like being the deep music
That tells her all is right
When she awakens frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in her heart
And shows her how she might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving her the love
That is her sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
She'll always find
him there.

HAPPY FATHERS' DAY to my wonderful Daddy!!! I love you!!
Thank you for all you have done for our family. You are such a great man, and I'm proud to call you my dad.
I love you!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Well hello there!

I just decided that since my life is changing so much right now, why not make another change and start a blog? (:

I don't have a lot to say at the moment, and especially nothing life changing like my mother's amazing blog (Mapletonmuse) ... BUT nevertheless, here I am. Now a part of the blogging world! Weird. & the funny thing is, I have no idea what I am going to be blogging about! Or how often I will blog for that matter, so I guess we will all find out as time runs along. (:

So a few weeks ago I graduated from high school. Graduated life isn't as great as I thought it was going to be. I love the summer and the nice break I have from all of my schoolwork, but I find myself with a lot of extra time on my hands and not knowing what to do with it! I even find myself feeling bored, just sitting on my butt at home. My mom says I need to learn how to just sit and relax and read a book or something, instead of go-go-going every second. I guess that is a good idea, but still, what can I say?! I'm a social butterfly! Always have been. And I think I probably always will be!

Anyway. Since I titled this post (or whatever it's called haha) "Change" I should probably talk about some of the changes that have been going on in my life. Well the day before I graduated, I did something I've never done in my life: I colored my hair. I no longer have my virgin hair anymore.. I also cut off 5 inches. Before I went and did it, my mom and I were talking about the whole thing (because I almost chickened out again) and she said something along the lines of "Just do it. You're done with high school and going into a new phase in life. This is just another "statement" to show that you are ready to move on and be done with the drama of high school."

So I said "ok" and she told her friend Taylor (the Latte Boy) that we would be coming in the following Monday to get our hair done. My mom regrets letting me do it...she thinks I look emo now. She initially thought I was going to just get highlights. I wasn't quite sure what I wanted when we first went.. I had a few different ideas, and I ended up asking for a dark brown coloring with natural red highlights in it (because my hair has natural red highlights in it anyway) but it came out much darker than I hoped. Now the waiting process has started and it's slowly lightening up. It is starting to grow on me.

Another big change is last week my mom took me and we opened up a checking account for me! :/ Now I have checks (my cute ones on the way) and my own Debit card!! It's really weird. This summer my parents (well my mom) is going to help teach me how to use my account and manage my money better. I need to learn how to spend my money wisely...and not on junk! (as my mom would say.)
Well I have to go get ready for work now, but maybe someday I will have something superb to say. (: But for now, I'll just make it known unto that I have a blog! I hope you all have a most happy day filled with laughter and sunshine!