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Monday, October 3, 2016

Monday Moments

 Hey there! Happy Monday! I had a great week last week. All the weeks lately have seemed pretty long, full of chores and things that need to be done, but this last week seemed a little bit more managable. 

Last Monday I decided to do more than my traditional entree only for dinner and actually made three separate things. I told the Captain to enjoy it, but not to expect that it would happen all the time now. I was still pretty proud of the fact that I got everything made though.

My very last sheet of watercolor paper. I was completely stumped on what to do and so I kind of just messed around. Now I have to decide how much I really need new watercolor paper. I got kind of spoiled having it. I'm not sure I can go back to messing around on regular paper now.

Because we were in the mountains for the broadcast of Women's Conference, the Captain and I watched it for Family Home Evening. I loved the call to "Rise Up in Faith". 

View from the parking lot of the Oqquirh Mountain Temple. (Bet you never would have guessed!)

 The Blonde Joke and I went out to lunch on Friday at Gardner Village. This Lemon Artichoke pasta was SO good. Plus, it was great to see them both again.

 Oh, and there was this tiny alpaca there that just about stole my heart!

Last year before General Conference in October, the Captain and I got up early and headed to the mountains to see the leaves and the Provo River Falls. It's now kind of a tradition that I hope we can keep up for years to come. The sunrise is always spectacular and the leaves seem like something out of a fall magazine. Absolutely beautiful. This time we were even privileged to see a rainbow over one of the mountains. I tried to stop and take a picture, but by the time we stopped the rainbow was gone. Even still, it was a sight that I won't soon forget.

Finally, as you know from my last post. I've been trying to focus on being more grateful lately. I've fallen into the trap of comparison too often and feeling sorry for myself. Thinking more of what I have done than remembering all that has been done for me. So this quote from the first talk of Conference really hit me. What will I give in return for the many things that I have been given? When I stop to think about it, I've been given so much more than I deserve. More than I really could have hoped for in so many ways. I love that this quote reminds me to remember and to look forward.

Currently Reading:

When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead

I actually just finished this and really loved it. Now I'm just looking for my next book to read!

Goals for this week:
-Run 3 times
-Get back into core work daily
-Record memories in my journal daily
-Think more of others
-Manage my time more wisely by avoiding social media
-Practice more basic handlettering skills
-Plan a date for the Captain and I

Something to take away:

"Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn't give you credit"

Thank you for reading! I hope you have a great week! Tell me all about it in the comments!

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