Sunday, August 21, 2011

Memories to Cherish and Changes Yet to Come

Yesterday was a day full of fun and fulfillment.  I started out by donating platelets through ARUP, which is always a wonderful opportunity.  I have a friend who was recently diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, and she needs to receive frequent platelet transfusions.  Up until now I'd never known exactly what donated platelets were used for, and now I do, and it's really cool to have a specific reason to be donating.  So, Celeste (, even though you probably won't get MY platelets, know that I'm donating in your behalf.

Later that day, we had another fun-filled day at Jordanelle with our waverunners.  I definitely put my waverunner through its paces again, and my body is feeling it today.  I'm pretty sure my body is really excited for me to go back to school so I'll stop doing such crazy stunts: camping, walking 20 miles, tearing it out on the waverunners, hiking all over creation, and chasing children all day long.  :)  But it was totally worth it.  I can't explain the wonderful feeling that being out on the lake alone gives you---just a chance to get away from all the stress and all the craziness and just do something fun.  I even got up the courage to get off my favorite waverunner (the 1100 cc engine) and try my hand at the more powerful of the two, the 1200 cc engine.  I still prefer the 1100, but I'm glad I finally tried the other.  It was definitely a great day!

And now today I've had the change to see my youngest brother receive his Eagle scout award.  Now each of my three brothers are Eagle scouts, and my sister and I have both received our Young Womanhood Medallions.  It's really cool for all five of us to have achieved these milestones in our lives.

As I was on the waverunners yesterday, I was thinking about some of the things that have happened to me and some of the changes that are coming.  I'll be moving back to Provo soon and finishing my final year at BYU and graduating in April.  Crazy!  Today was my last Sunday commuting to my ward.  I have to say that even though change is difficult for me, I'm excited to take these next steps in my life and see what's in store for me.

So this is me: waverunning speed demon, obsessive hiker, extreme worrywart, chocoholic, adaptable but hates change, classical music addict, critter lover, and totally random.  I know, the combination doesn't make a lot of sense, but since when have I made sense to anyone?  :)

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