Sunday, June 10, 2012


This week is my last week in Virginia for a while! The countdown is on, and time seems to be going soo slowly!
So many funny things have happened -
My kindergarten brother has been on one. I spent alot of the weekend with him... We drove together to get slurpees, and he burped literally the entire drive home. Over and over and over again. As in, barely stopping to even breathe. I think it's a little boy instinct, part of their genetic code, this ability to burp on demand. It's crazy. Afterwards he laughed the happiest laugh I've ever heard. It was soo cute haha. I love how his laugh is so happy that I feel happy when I hear it (:
Later that night his nose was bleeding. I was concerned and asked him " Peter, why's your nose bleeding??" He turned to me and emotionally said  "I don't know! Last time it's cause I picked it... But I only picked my nose twice today!"
Hahaha. Gross. It would be grosser if he wasn't so adorable.
It just does not feel real, me going. It's really odd. I think what's weirding me out more, though, is the thought of moving out this fall. Really. I know that sounds so wimpy coming from an almost 20 year old sophomore gal in college. Totally lame. Especially since I won't even have to make meals or anything (which is probably good for my survival, considering the current state of my cooking skills, haha.) So it's not even like truly living on my own. But I feel nervous haha. But I'm super excited too (: It's time!
Anyways. This Sunday was really great. It was very nourishing to my soul and just good (: I love church, and my Savior. And I love the scriptures. And I love the good people I am honored to know. My heart is just very grateful and humbled today. It was a beautiful day.
Oh, and I'm now brunette. My lovely time in the sun was lightening my already lightened hair, and it has just enough red in it that the sun's rays were changing it into this brassy orange color... so I'm going back natural. It's a bit darker then my natural color right now, but the color should lighten a bit pretty quick.
Note to self, probably a good idea to save the hair experiments until after the Sunday I was asked to speak... haha I wasn't thinking with that decision. Luckily the color turned out just fine, but I'll be a bit wiser next time (;

Here's some pretty great quotes. I know, there's a million of them, but it's Sunday, and I love the inspiring & true messages of them. So please bear with me and my huge collection (: ha. They help me remember truth & how much God loves me, and how much He loves and wants me to help others!
 I hope they help whoever reads them with something their challenged with, or just reminds them there's hope and joy and peace that can be found in life. So here's my collection for today of favorite wise words from apostles.
 love, me

“Think the best of each other, especially of those you say you love. Assume the good and doubt the bad.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland
“The heavens will not be filled with those who never made mistakes but with those who recognized that they were off course and who corrected their ways to get back in the light of gospel truth.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“God expects you to have enough faith and determination and enough trust in Him to keep moving, keep living, keep rejoicing. In fact, He expects you not simply to face the future (that sounds pretty grim and stoic); He expects you to embrace and shape the future--to love it and rejoice in it and delight in your opportunities.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland
“As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.”
― Dieter F. Uchtdorf
“No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland

“True love blooms when we care more about another person than we care about ourselves. That is Christ's great atoning example for us, and it ought to be more evident in the kindness we show, the respect we give, and the selflessness and courtesy we employ in our personal relationships.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland
“Jesus has chosen, even in a resurrected, otherwise perfected body, to retain for the benefit of His disciples the wounds in His hands and in His feet and in His side -  signs, if you will, that painful things happen even to the pure and the perfect; signs, if you will, that pain in this world is not evidence that God doesn't love you; signs, if you will, that problems pass and happiness can be ours.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland

“I suppose no one is as handsome or as beautiful as he or she wishes, or as brilliant in school or as witty in speech or as wealthy as we would like, but in a world of varied talents and fortunes that we can't always command, I think that makes even more attractive the qualities we can command--such qualities as thoughtfulness, patience, a kind word, and true delight in the accomplishment of another. These cost us nothing, and they can mean everything to the one who receives them.”
― Jeffrey R. Holland


  1. Oh Whit, you look great in those photos. I'm excited to see your hair! Your stories about your brother made me laugh. Those quotes are exactly what I needed to hear. I can't wait to see you!!

  2. I love your hair Whitney! You are such a beautiful lady!! Your little brother cracks me up. He reminds of the kinds of things that Porter says..haha!! And those quotes were just what I needed to hear today. Thanks for sharing Whitney!!