Tumbling stuff and also conference stuff.

They told me Jr. Year was the hardest year.

They told me third term was the hardest term.

They wonder why third term of Jr. Year makes me cry.

So, I started writing this post a while ago, but due to the above statement it never got finished.

Ah blogging world, oh how I wish I had adequate time to interact with you more often.

So…. meet results.

For those of you who don’t know about this meet (you must be new, welcome) click here and here to get the prewrap (see what I did there gymnasts?!) on what went down this weekend two weekends ago. Anyways, I competed at the KLI this last weekend on the 14th and 15th and it went not as expected.

Unfortunately, I had a minor mistake that was sadly unfortunate. It was unfortunate because this kind of mistake discredits the rest of that pass giving you zeroes for the rest of the skills. I finished my first pass okay, and did a pretty good second pass, but unfortunately found myself at the bottom of the totem pole when it came to awards. Last place bites, but you know what? I was okay.

I was okay because of the experience I had at the meet. I had the chance to talk to the one and only Kalon Ludvigson a few times as well as give him a couple hugs. He said that the statement I made about him in THIS BLOG POST mad him “cry for like a week.” I hate to make people cry, but in this case I am quite happy about it. Thanks for being the incredible person that you are and for inspiring so many people both inside this sport and outside of it. I will forever feel privileged to be able to say “I know him” when talking about you.

I enjoyed this meet so much thanks to the incredible people I had around me. I must say that I love my coaches so much. Not every coach can make you laugh moments after you make a mistake, but I promise you mine can. I couldn’t do it without you.
I also thoroughly enjoyed running around the arena as well as city creek with this fun chick. Teri had been there for just about everything the past few years and I am so lucky to be able to call her my teammate. Love you Teriyaki!!

So, this blog is in need for a return to the gospel don’t you think? I haven’t written a good solid church topic post in a while. It’s time.

I have a few things to talk about. First off, I’d just like to say that temples are the best. They are seriously the greatest thing. I feel so blessed to be able to live so close to so many temples and to have opportunity to perform God’s work within the walls.

Secondly, let’s talk about conference for a minute.

I love conference.

Last week we had a seminary assembly and I had the opportunity to team teach a short lesson about conference with the incredible Adam Dummer. This topic has been on my mind quite a bit since then and can I just say that I am SO excited for conference.

I want you all to take a second to watch this video. It speaks so clearly the words that I wish to portray to you through my blog

Conference is truly my favorite time of year. Conference morning just about edges out every holiday morning in its greatness. I love it so much because it is a time when we get to hear from real and living prophets.

In the times of the Bible the Lord spoke to his people through prophets. (Think… Adam, Moses, remember those guys? Thought you might) The Lord spoke to prophets in the bible, it would only make sense to me that he would continue to speak to his children through modern day prophets, and HE DOES!

Conference is a time where we are addressed by modern day Prophets, Seers, and Revalators. The Lord speaks through them just as he did in times of old. He speaks through prophets to talk to his people. He speaks through prophets to talk to you.

I have a strong testimony that the words spoken in General Conference are the words of the Lord.

The Lord has declared that…

“whether by mine   
own voice     
             or by the voice 
of my servants,        
      it is the same.”
         -Doctrine and Covenants 1:38
Conference is a time of Joy, a time of rejoicing, a time of worship, and a time to turn to the Lord for council. I invite all, whether you are LDS or are not, to tune in on April 5th and 6th to see what this “conference thing” is all about and I promise you that if you sincerely listen, you will be changed in some way.
And to all women ages 8 and up I have another invitation to you.

I have a very strong testimony of conference. I know that these are true and living prophets that are speaking straight from the Lord. I have received answers to questions and comfort in times of trial countless times just through listening to these conference talks. I love conference and I want to share this love of mine with those around me so I ask you to tune in and to partake of this goodness.

feel my sunlight

p.s. Did I mention you can watch conference in your pajamas? Church in your pj’s? Greatest thing ever.
p.s.s. This whole “blog post thing” needs to happen more. Don’t you think?
p.s.s.s. Shout out to Dallin Checkets who is running for SBO! Good luck and may the odds be ever in your favor!

3 Replies to “Tumbling stuff and also conference stuff.”

  1. I love your positive attitude and your faith. It sounds like you won an even better prize than any award or title– you learned and grew and made awesome friends. That is awesome! I am so excited for General Conference, too. April 5th cannot come fast enough. 🙂 Thank you for being so awesome and for sharing your sunlight!


    P.S. Totally feeling your pain on the 3rd quarter of Junior Year thing. When will the agony end? 😉


  2. I'm in 4th quarter, senior year, so I can tell you with confidence that the agony of 3rd quarter junior year will end. However, you will soon have to deal with the impatience of just being SO DONE with high school and all the homework…. it just seems pointless at the moment. So there's that 🙂 have fun with senioritis next year 🙂

    <3 Marie-Rose

    PS you guys got this. You're pretty awesome and I have total confidence that you can handle it 🙂


  3. haha you are both awesome! I think we should just be able to not do school and blog all day… am I right? But none the less, the prophets say to get a good education… so I will. :/ haha but I am totally digging this whole spring break thing. Thanks for your comments!


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