Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm getting pretty sick of seeing those raggedy old garage sale clothes, so I figured it was time for an update! I have been very very busy this week preparing to be an EFY counselor! I have to go back a number of years in order to demonstrate my excitement.
Summer 2002-- (13 years old) Wished and wished that I was old enough to go to EFY.
Summer 2003-- (14 years old) I went with my best friend Casi Eyerly to the EFY at the KU campus in Lawrence, KS. It was without a doubt one of the most spiritually awakening experiences of my life. It was this summer that I remember actually knowing that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was and is TRUE. I knew I had to go back.
Summer 2004-- (15 years old) and so I did. Casi and I roomed together again at the KU campus and enjoyed meeting several new friends. This year was a very social year for me (as well as spiritual, naturally). Our "company" name was "The Wrath to Come"... it was so awesome and we ran with it in our cheer and skit competitions. "We're coming. We're coming. We're coming after you (clap clap). So watch yo back, so watch yo back, so watch yo back, FOO! WE ARE THE WRATH (clap clap clap clap) The Wrath to come! Heyyy-ooo!" (Shout out, Tiff!)
Summer 2005- (16 years old) Oh! This summer proved to be a life altering experience. On the first day of EFY I spotted and amazingly attractive (which meant very very tall, lanky, skinny, and BLOND) boy named Jed. I definitely called dibs on him, but soon found myself in a race for his affection. I was ahead when on the second day of knowing him he told me he wasn't looking for a relationship because he was getting ready to go on a mission (in a year and a half...). So I ended that pursuit very quickly. We enjoy the rest of the week as friends then Months later he realizes his massive mistake and we fall in LOVE. I still do love that boy! And I will get to be with him again in 3.5 months! (Shout out to Counselor Karen)!
Summer 2006-- (17 years old). This year Casi moved to Texas so I went with my friend Andrea! We had a blast (and once again the boy ignored me all week because some girl had monopolized him... I promise these are the only two weeks in all of our history that things weren't perfect!). It was a good final year, and the whole time I kept thinking about how awesome it would feel to be a COUNSELOR!
fast forward-- Winter 2007-2008-- NERVE-WRACKING application process! But I must've done something right because those CES people are trusting me with the Church's Youth for 2 weeks! I have been working on my domestic skills and have come out on top with some adorable handouts thanks to some expertise help from Jordan! I can't wait, and I know this will prove to be a greater learning experience than any other year! The church is TRUE! Can't you just see me cheeering that to a group of young teenage girls!?