Sunday, July 6

a THousAnd SpleDID sUNs

I picked up the Kite Runner before we left on our honeymoon because I was hearing all sorts of talk about it.  After we got stuck in the hurricane it gave me a good reason to start on the book, and man I couldn't put it down!  Khaled does such an awesome job of painting a picture and helping me to visualize a culture I am so far from understanding!  It does have a graphic scene in the book that is uncomfortable to those of who might be thinking about reading it, however it is worth it and that one scene is what the book and cultures is all about.  
Now on to A Thousand Splendid Suns.  I just finished it today.  Khaleds second book, and EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ IT.  Again there are some things in in the book that make you uncomfortable (abuse, etc.) however it wouldn't be the book it is with those details left out.  I also believe from what I have read and what I have heard is that even though his books are fictional, they have real stories or relations to what Khaled went through as a boy growing up in Afganistahn. 
Both of his books have kept me totally engaged and I couldn't stop turning the pages so if you are looking for a good book, this is an author you will want to follow.
Cheers to Khaled Hosseini

Wednesday, July 2

ChECK ouT The NEW DOo!

My mom has started to loose her hair already, after 1 chemo treatment!  If she runs her fingers through her hair, 7-10 hairs stair back at her from her hand.  She went and cut her hair SUPER short today to make the process a little bit easier.  So far she is doing okay.  The week right after her treatment she was NOT feeling good!  I think as it gets filtered through her system she starts feeling better because the first day this happened, she got up went to lunch and ran a bunch of errands, she was so proud of herself!  She had to tell me all about it when I got home.  

Tuesday, July 1


Look at how hot! A man in a uniform!  I really just wanted to post this to tell Jeremy how much I love him and am grateful for him.  We have the best relationship in the world and I can give him most of the credit for that.  You are amazing Jeremy!  I love you!

BouNTIfuL TempLE

(pictures above: Maka and Allen her husband.  Maka and I in front of Bountiful Temple)

On Saturday I had a really awesome opportunity to go through the temple as an escort to my dear friend Maka while she received her endowments.  I remember after talking with her a few times, calling Jeremy on the phone and saying I thought it was the start of a really good friendship.  She has been a really good example to me and I am so blessed that she invited me to this really important day.  I have never been an escort before and it was neat to hear from the temple matron, the instructions that she gave to Maka, just as I received them over a year ago.  It was also a spanish session which was new to me.  I had overwhelming feelings of how vast and encompassing the gospel is for everyone around the world and how grateful I am for that.  I have been blessed with the opportunity to know about and be a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I am grateful for Joseph Smith.  I am forever indebted to my Savior, Jesus Christ.  I am also so thankful for friends and family that stand as examples around me in my every day life.  Maka thank you so much for inviting me to be apart of such an important, special, and sacred day!