Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Peace and Blessing

In 7 days I will be driving down the MTC to begin my 18 month mission. I cannot wait to start this new point on my life. Although I doubt words can fully explain what I want them to, I am going to try. This next week no doubt is going to be pretty busy getting the last few things ready to go. The more I pack and get things put away the more I come to realize, my mom was right, I have no idea what I am doing. Once again looking back I should have listened to her a lot sooner :)
Speaking of my mom, I just need to say what an amazing woman she is. When I sit and think about it I am baffled at all she does for me. I am humbled daily by the selflessness of the things she does for her biological children, and now the children she has taken in from her current mission. I love her, she is amazing, and there is no chance in the world that I would be where I am without her. I would not be in a position to serve a mission without her amazing example and love that shows everyday. I am eternally grateful for her amazing example. Mom I love you, thank you for everything, thank you for not giving up on me when I fought you at every step. Your amazing I love you.
I am sitting here thinking of what I want people to know me as before I leave. I know I am coming back in 18 months. But I think with all my joking, people may have misunderstood a lot of my reasons for why I am going on my mission and I want it clear and known for everybody who knows me.
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am an active member and believe all beliefs that go along with this church. I have a firm testimony of The True Church, and I am going out to share this with the People of Oregon because I know in my heart that this what I want to do and It is also what the Lord wants me to do. I love the gospel with all my heart and will never go away from it.
I am grateful for all my amazing Family and Friends that have helped me get to this point. It has been a growing experience that has been in the making over the past few years. My family is such a strength to me in ways that no one else could be. I love having the support of 6 siblings, 2 in laws, and 2 amazing parents. My extended family is also awesome! I have met people along the way that will never know they helped me, and some that I cannot thank enough for all they have done. Please know that if you are a friend of mine you have helped me become who I am and I am thankful to all of you.
I am so filled with gratitude right now towards everyone in my life. Please know that if we know each other, I am thankful for you. And you have helped me become who I am. I am thinking like back to primary days here I freaking loved primary! I guess we never really have any idea of the effect we have on people.

Anyways, I love you all. This blog will be on hold for 18 months, but please add this blog to your reader.
My Mission Blog
My Sister will be updating that weekly with my letters, pictures, or any new news about my mission. Depending on mission rules, I dont know if I will be allowed on it, but if you comment on it I will have her email them to me... I don't know I will have her work things out.

So This is it, Until I decide next tuesday to do one more farewell writing with pictures of my last week :)
Peace and Blessings People
Love - Sister Rose

Friday, April 22, 2011

Clock is Clicking

Dear Eugene Oregon-
I really want to come visit. I think I am all done in Ut, But thats only what I am thinking. I still have about a month until they are going to train me to be ready to come up there. I cant freaking wait. Even though there is a lot of things I am going to miss. I am getting really anxious to be up there meeting all your people and learning from them. I can't wait to share the gospel, grow in the gospel and see others do the same.

Utah- I'l be back.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Top 10

Nothing in this blog is an April fools joke. I am no longer Medicated. I am just updating my blog.

That being said I would Like to start April out very positive and share with you all my top ten things that I am loving right now.

10. Favorite Treat

9. Favorite Shirt

8.Favorite Thing I have found at Walmart?
Ya, Thats someones old apple and coffee right next to the crafts.

7. My favorite phone background

6. My favorite Best Find ....
Obviously this is not me, But I got myself some dansko's half off!

5. Favorite quote- Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself 

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.
To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.
To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet. 

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others. 
To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.
To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.
To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

4.My Favorite Pass Time you ask ?
Just Driving With The sisters (If you don't know Thats me on the left, Sydney middle and Lex on the Right...)

3.Favorite Read- (Besides the scriptures) This talk is amazing My Amazing Friend Suzy Shared it with me and I cant put it down.

2. Favorite Big Event?
Suzy Yawn Coming Home!!! Man I have missed this girl!!!

1. My Favorite People ?
My Family Has no Idea the mounds of appreciation I have for them. I love you guys.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Neighbor Girl

Well Most of you know I have 5 sisters and 1 Brother. What you don't know
is I also have another sister. She may not be a blood sister but she feels the description perfectly. She has well earned this blog post to be dedicated to her. Sydney Shaffer is such a great sister!! Just in the past two weeks Sydney has sat with me at the ER 3 times. She takes me on drives whenever I have been anxious to get out of the house. And she makes sure to document with pictures everything we do. Those sound like such little things compared to what she does for me and my family. My mom pretty much considers Sydney one of her daughters. Sydney is awesome, and literally one of the best people I have ever met!! Thank you Sydney and here is your Post!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Here is the thing

If the past few days is evidence of what the next few months have in store for me, its going to be a long few months.
I have been waking up at about 4:45 frantic to get stuff ready for my mission. . . I start shopping online and realize that I have no Idea what I am doing. My first instinct is just to buy everything have it shipped then I can return what doesn't work. Thankfully by the time I have to put my credit card number in I am awake enough to realize how ridiculous I am being.
But Seriously, I need to sleep a little bit more than what I am, I usually dont fall asleep till 1 or 2. Waking up at 4:30 and shopping, facebooking, reading, blogging, and staring until at least 6:30 then sleeping till 8:00 is not going to sustain me for my night shifts this week.

A tired Kenzie is always entertaining I am told. A little Cranky, but entertaining. So here is my question, to anybody who has served a mission! Will you please give me some advice! Written down, about anything! I could seriously take anything at this point! Maybe it will help calm my nerves so I can sleep. . .

Okay I am going to try to sleep again

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


There are a few things that have started to really freak me out. One of which is that Corgan is going to be huge when I come home. He is like my little buddy and I just love him. He loved Camera's on the computer, mainly because it shows him like a mirror. He loves to skype and just do the photobooth. Here are a few from the other day. . . 

Yup that pretty much sums up how awesome we are.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Eugene Oregon

Sandy Utah will be loosing its "sponge" for all the awkward, awesome, odd, irrelevant, unique, and quite honestly WTF (What the Flip) moments for 18 months Starting on May 25th.

I will be leaving this town to serve a mission for the LDS church. If you do not know what I am talk about click This Lovely Link  It will tell you everything.

I feel so blessed to be able to be go to Oregon! I cannot express how excited I am. Last night as I was talking to few people who knew anything about where I was going they told me that it was "hippieville" and people who are very "free" live there. My whole life started making sense. No wonder situations find me where I am speechless as to the people I am interacting with. Maybe I am wrong, but I am beginning to think all the free spirited people I have met before now were just preparing me for the amazing people I am going to meet while I am in Oregon! I cannot wait to go!

If anybody knows anything about the Place, Let me know I would love to learn anything from anyone! Even If I don't know you!

Ok I'm out.