Saturday, October 1, 2016

the best fall ever...

WOW!!  It is October 1st and I am so excited.  Fall is upon us and I couldn’t be happier.  Please, do not get me wrong. I absolutely love summer but there is something about hoodies, quilts, hot chocolate, the cool crisp mornings, and definitely cuddling up with a great book that completely warms the heart.  As I have thought a lot about the endorphins that have completely consumed my heart and body, I decided that I wanted to create a list (I am all about list making) to have the most incredible fall ever.  I want to create amazing memories and keep these endorphins alive and growing!!  Awlet this beautiful season begin

My ultimate guide for the best fall ever...
  1.  Make apple cider
  2. Visit a corn maze
  3. Play backyard football
  4. Roast marshmallows
  5. Go hiking
  6. Read outside
  7. Bake Rice Krispies treat
  8. Make a “thankful for” list
  9. Have a popcorn movie day
  10. Go pumpkin picking
  11. Eat corn on the cob
  12. Try a new pumpkin recipe
  13. Make a granola/trail mix
  14. DIY a front door wreath
  15. Make pumpkin bread
  16. Visit a farm
  17. Drive through the mountains
  18. Go horseback riding
  19. Paint or carve pumpkins
  20. Create a  Halloween costume
  21. Go on a hay ride
  22. Create a leaf craft
  23. Make caramel apples
  24. Have a picnic in the park
  25. Rake leaves
  26. Make candy apples
  27. Learn the history of Thanksgiving
  28. Have a fall photo shoot
  29. Make a breakfast casserole
  30. Update fire alarms
  31. Make a scarf
  32. Eat candy corn
  33. Bake a pie
  34. Watch a football game
  35. Go on a bike ride
  36. Make sugar cookies
  37. Visit a corn maze
  38. Go through Summer clothes
  39. Watch the Sunset
  40. Hike the “Y”
  41. Make a pumpkin smoothie
  42. Have a game night
  43. Make a quilt
  44. Decorate house for fall
  45. Go on a nature hike
  46. Do a random act of kindness
  47. Burn some candles
  48. Make chili
  49. Watch a fall movie
  50. Watch a sunrise
  51. Try a new flavor of hot chocolate
  52. Go window shopping
  53. Dry apples
  54. Make a new Thanksgiving dish
  55. Jump in a pile of leaves
  56. Make a bouquet out of sunflowers
  57. Buy a new notebook
  58. Borrow a book from the library
  59. Visit a Farmers Market
  60. Go on an early morning walk
  61. Start Christmas shopping
  62. Read a mystery novel
  63. Go star gazing
  64. Make apple cupcakes
  65. Make a pumpkin craft
  66. Create a “gratitude” scrapbook page
  67. Play in the rain
  68. Learn how to make bread
  69. Have a pedicure
  70. Make homemade ice cream
  71. BBQ
  72. Watch a sunrise

Thursday, November 26, 2015

I am grateful for an email that challenges me to reflect...

Day 26: I am grateful for an email from a sister missionary that gave us the following challenge, "Thanksgiving is coming up and I encourage us all to write down ALL the things we are grateful for. Dedicate a journal entry to it." I accepted that challenge and dedicated a journal entry to it. I have so much to be grateful for in my life. My heart is full!!!! ‪#‎gratitude2015‬ ‪#‎gratefultobealive‬ ‪#‎agratefulheartisahappyheart‬ ‪#‎siostrakuchar‬ ‪#‎happythankgiving

I love my bff!!

I love my sweet little bff. She brings so much fun and laughter in my life. She is one of the most compassionate 8 year old little girls that I have ever met. She loves and cares for everyone. I you Brylie!! ‪#‎gratefultobealive‬ ‪#‎lovethisgirl

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

I am grateful for this friend...

Day 25: I am grateful for this amazing friend. She wakes up EARLY to be my buddy at the gym and accommodates my crazy schedule to do my hair. I love her laughter and her zest for life. She is just amazingly crazy and I adore her. Love you friend. ‪#‎gratitude2015‬ ‪#‎agratefulheartisahappyheart‬ ‪#‎wokeupbrightandearlytodomyhair‬ ‪#‎workoutbuddy‬ ‪#‎amazingfriend‬ ‪#‎crazycosmetologist

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

I am grateful for my calling.

Day 24: I am grateful for my calling I the church. I LOVE my young women. They truly are beautiful daughters of God. Aw... I LOVE all of the young women that have been in my life. They truly are a blessing and fill my heart with so much happiness. They have taught me what is important in life. They have taught me to turn to our Heavenly Father and seek His guidance. I am so grateful for their incredible examples. I AM TRULY BLESSED. ‪#‎gratitude2015‬ ‪#‎agratefulheartisahappyheart‬ ‪#‎my‬isfull ‪#‎myyoungwomenarethebest

Monday, November 23, 2015

I am grateful for Missionary Mondays.

Day 23: I am grateful for Missionary Mondays. Every Monday, I absolutely love clicking on my inbox and seeing the emails as they populate on my screen. Aw...isn't technology amazing? It is so fun to read emails that are generated in Poland, the Philippines, Korea, Virginia , Arizona, New England and the list goes on and on. These sweet missionaries are sacrificing their time and energy to serve the Lord. I love reading about their adventures and watching their powerful testimonies grow stronger and stronger. I am so proud of each one of them. They truly are a blessing in my life and a wonderful example. ‪#‎gratitude2015‬ ‪#‎agratefulheartisahappyheart‬ ‪#‎missionarymondays

Sunday, November 22, 2015

I am grateful for these women...

Day 22: I am grateful for these beautiful ladies that are in my life. I have the privilege of serving with them and learning from them. They are spiritual giants with incredible hearts. They go the extra mile with everything they do and would basically do anything for anyone. Their testimonies are strong and immovable. Aw...their examples of faith, charity and hope are indescribable. I am truly blessed to have them in my life. I absolutely love them. ‪#‎gratitude2015‬ ‪#‎agratefulheartisahappyheart‬ ‪#‎youngwomenleaders