Sunday, September 29, 2013

As I am: Turn to Him

I found this epic blog post from Jaclyn S. and it was just what I needed. As we all know, the Relief Society broadcast was last night, and it was amazing. It was just what I needed to hear. I especially loved the talk given by our beloved Prophet. As he talked about prayer, and staying faithful I truly felt the Spirit. Jaclyn's post is an echo of those words he spoke, even though this post was written before then, and she didn't even hear the broadcast.

Take a look if you have the time, you won't be sorry :)

As I am: Turn to Him: Sometimes, I just feel weak. I don't feel like waking up and reading the bible or sometimes even a short little devotional like Jesus Ca...

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Virtue Makes you Beautiful! (video below!!)

Guys I found this EPIC video on Youtube! It is called "virtue makes you beautiful" and it is a song sung by a bunch of LDS guys from Utah to the tune of "What makes you beautiful" by One Direction. Not to mention Alex Boye is in it! He's great. But the message is even greater. See for yourself!!

So here's the song!


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The little things

A lot has happened this past week. Job interviews, getting a bike and settling into my new city, school meetings etc. let me tell ya: life ain't easy when you move to a new city alone. Don't get me wrong I regret nothing. But it's starting to get a smidge stressful. I did however find one small comfort from home: my Kombucha.

It was something me and my "sisters" were fanatic about. For what reason I don't know why. But I did the unthinkable. I went on Craigslist and found a Scoby for sale ($5). Now before you all go Dr. Phil on me, please know that I use Craigslist a lot. I mean A LOT A LOT. A lot as in I just bought a used bike on Craigslist the other day for $25 and it runs better than mine did at home. TADA! Meet Maxine II.



 Maxine the first went to bike heaven (a used bike store) back in MN. The only sucky think is that there are like NO bike trails in close proximity to me here in the valley, the drivers around here have no respect for bikers and the streets are NOT bike friendly (unless you're on campus). 

Anyways back to my Kombucha Scoby. I missed the stuff. So I found one online and met the kind lady in the parking lot of a convenient store. She was really nice and the Scoby's were healthy! I'm brewing a batch now. We shall see how it turns out.
 My cousin was jealous when I told her I knew how to make it.. I know she was. I'm trying to decide if I'm going to be nice and give her my Scoby when I'm done or not.. Probably not. Anyways, that's what's been up.


Hopefully I will have some exciting news soon...

Until later!

Nat

"I love to see the Temple, I went there yesterday.."

So before you start hollering at me for changing the words to this hymn, just.. please don't. Ok so yesterday, I got up superdeeduper early! Not so much. I woke up at 8:00 AM, and decided that I was going to the Temple. I had this strong urge to go for some reason, and I have been having some majorrrral stressors, so I knew it's what I needed to do. Back home in Minnesota, I had only been to the Temple once. That's because I lived a long ways away by bus, and didn't drive. Plus I was always working when I was able to go and had a ride. So yesterday morning I got up and got dressed. I wore a cardigan because I thought it was going to be cool out.

Luckily, the place I'm staying at is in Tempe, but a block away from Mesa and 7 miles from the Temple. SCORE. I started biking, and on my way to the Temple stopped at Deseret Industries (DI), which is like the thrift store to end all thrift stores. It's awesome. Better prices than Goodwill or Savers and the money goes to the Church and people in the community. Hello. No Brainer there.

So I stopped in, got a wicked awesome black skirt and some softball cleats for $10 combined, and was on my merry little way with my goodies in the back of my basket on my bike. I kept on biking and finally got to the Temple. I contemplated changing to possibly do baptisms but then decided I could always go back for my stuff. Call me Naive but I actually felt comfortable leaving my skirt and cleats on the back of my bike for the two and a half hours I was there. I went in to the visitors center, and finally got to see the Humanitarian Exhibit. It was AMAZING. I love this church and everything that the members do for each other and for those in the communities that they live in. If anything it was just a very humbling experience for me, realizing that I can be of more help to my community.





I also got a chance to view the exhibit "God's Plan for His Family". That one brought me to tears. The Spirit was there while I was going through the stations, and I was definitely crying tears of joy. There is a reason why I go through what I'm going through and HAVE gone through. Our troubles are great but the final destination is so much greater. I met some AWESOME Sister Missionaries while I was in the visitors center. There's just something about Missionaries that I love. I love em' I tell ya. We really hit it off, and I chatted with them for the better half of a half an hour. THEN they told me that across the street was the second largest family history center other than in Salt Lake. Naturally I scurried my buns over there and got some names added and printed off for the Temple. I also found out that one of my ancestors was baptized in the Paraguay Temple on August 7th!!! THAT WAS SO COOL to find out. 

I went back after the kind sister who helped me printed out my cards, and watched the new Joseph Smith video. It was awesome. I loved every minute. It ran about an hour and 20-ish minutes I'd say.

So I started biking home, only to realize the temperature had spiked majorly. It went from 80 to like 97* and I was roasting in my cardigan and un breathable tank top blouse. Of course I couldn't take the cardigan off without being immodest. I started getting a headache about halfway home. Did I mention I forgot to eat breakfast and lunch? Yeah.... 

I got back and got a HUGE Powerade, I was so dehydrated. Then I laid in my bed for like 40 mins just sitting there with Netflix in the background when my cousin invited herself in.. I was so not trying to have a conversation with her. She left and I prepared myself for softball. I planned on going and just watching, since I had a pounding headache and was still feeling sluggish. But then Bishop was like: you gotta play or we're gonna forfeit. So I went in and it was a JOKE. Worst part? I cost the game with a strike out on the last play. So that's how THAT game went... haha..

In an hour I'm going to head out to the Temple again to do my baptisms. I have an all day bus card and I wont be biking again. Ever. Afterwards I might go try and find some more names at the Family History Center. 

Until Later folks! 


Nat






Thursday, September 19, 2013

Paper or Plastic?? new town and new faces!

PHEW. What can I possibly say to begin my wonderful explanation of what's been going on here in sunny Arizona. Tempe is BEAUTIFUL. The people are so friendly, and the church is AMAZING. My first night I got here I went straight home and chatted with my cousin before going to bed. I woke up early the next morning (5:00 AM to be precise) with nothing to do besides wait for church. So I cleaned! There was a lot to do.. My cousin isn't used to having roommates. Then I got all spiffed up for my very first Sunday here in Arizona. I was so nervous, I can't tell a lie. Luckily for me I came at the right time. The weather is cooling down (for them at least) and at 108* I honestly was welcoming the heat. Anything beats the humidity in Minnesota. I have absolutely NO complaints about the weather here so far! It's simply wonderful.

They have these neat little buses here in Tempe that are absolutely FREE.





I take it to the Institute building for church, which happens to be only 3 miles from my house. Folks It's HUGE. I'm talking 3 level Parking Garage, 3 level building HUGE. And that's just the ASU Campus Institute. The one in Mesa is a little smaller, but it's still pretty big too! I waltzed in with confidence, knowing that's the only way to go anywhere. It's church, how bad can it be?? I know that the church is the place to be so I was feeling better with each step I took. I saw two young women in their early twenties near a little table, and they had me fill out a new member sheet. CHECK.

I walked into the sanctuary where I was greeted by the Second Counselor's wife, Sister Shumway. She was SO sweet. I sat next to her during sacrament, and then made my first official new friend in the Ward, Elizabeth, after Sacrament Meeting in the bathroom. Wonderful place that is! :)
She sat next to me in Gospel Essentials, and then in Relief Society after that. I was surprised at how many of the people in the ward were so young! I don't think I met anyone over 25. They seemed like they were all students! My new RS President is Amazing. I'm going to miss Talise terribly. But Megan is pretty darn cool. We had a potluck afterwards where I met even MORE people: Another Elizabeth, Oliver, , and Breaunna. They were all great. I even took the Mars bus back to my house with Elizabeth who rode halfway with me before getting off at her stop! It was great.



Then Monday came: FHE. Now, since I knew some people I was super excited. I arrived at the Institue, where I found Sister Morris, Bishop Morris' wife. Along with them was Breaunna, Elizabeth, and two boys I hadn't met before. They were both pretty nice, from Utah (shocker!) and Maine.
We had a wonderful fit of laughter trying to convince Sister Morris to allow us to use plastic sacrament cups! When we brought it up to Bishop, he pointed to Sister Morris and said: "That's all her!". I think I spilled 3/4 of my water out of the sacrament cup when I was taking it. I thought I was alone in this embarrassment when others began to chime in from the back seat and next to me! I wasn't alone after all!! We all began a discussion of the pros and cons of using plastic sacrament cups (it was a hoot) and we finally convinced Sister Morris to let us go "back" to using plastic! Bishop got a kick out of that one. He is so great. The entire Bishopric is so amazing in this ward.

 When we all got to the building in Gilbert (After going to the wrong but same address on the East side of town instead of West which was still an LDS church building surprisingly!) that we were meeting for FHE, we found a huge group of people. It was our ward (McClintock) mixed with the other ward (Pioneer). The theme of the night was: "Dinner and a Shrink." We had a fanciful Salad bar, thanks to Bethany, as well as some "dirt and worms" for desert. The Shrink part was about... that's right. MARRIAGE. We had two LDS marriage and family therapy counselors come in and give us the ins and the outs of dating today. In all honesty it was some really good advice that we were given. How to be ready for marriage, realizing that waiting means hindering yourself from blessings and so much more. It was great. I felt bad for the Missionaries who were sitting at our table awkwardly. I was so surprised to see them there! I didn't know that they were even allowed to go to FHE! I don't think they were in Dinkytown.. I will talk more about them in a later post.

My interview with my previous employer (in MN) went well, and I'm just waiting to hear back from them. We pretty much dominated in Softball on Tuesday night, team McClintock won like every game. Just saying.


 First Temple trip in Mesa was AMAZING.





It was a tri-stake YSA temple trip, and there were so many of us there that it took us about 30 mins to even get in to begin the baptisms. The lines to get into the temple were out the door. After we got done, and others got out of their sessions we had a great get together. Us girls slaved away over prepared some great food, and we had some great laughs. I keep seeing people I know in people I have only just met. Today I found "Xazmin."

I found a great Chinese restaurant to aid my Chinese food addiction: Pong pong. What a cute name right??
we even have a Chinese gospel doctrine class during Sunday school! There's a lot of Asians here, just like in MN. I love it. Over all, I'm loving it here. Stay tuned for more fun!

Coming up: My trip to DI (Deseret Industries, i.e. the thrift store that puts others to shame.)



have a good one, everyone.


Nat










Monday, September 16, 2013

Substitute Blog Post!! Hey, Mormon Girl!: facing adversity within your own family

Check out my latest blog post, written on my other Blog.


Hey, Mormon Girl!: facing adversity within your own family: Well that was an interesting experience. I just got out of an almost 30 minute long discussion about the LDS Church with my cousin that I&#...

facing adversity within your own family

Well that was an interesting experience. I just got out of an almost 30 minute long discussion about the LDS Church with my cousin that I'm living with. She's "Buddhist and happy with it" and when I mentioned that I am heading to FHE in a few hours at my new ward (which I LOVE!) she mentioned casually, "so you're really going to church?" 

Ummmm.. Yes. I absolutely love it! When I told her this, it must have triggered some sort of release in her brain, because she sat down (in my room might I add) and started chatting it up. First thing out of her mouth was questions (more like arguments in my humble opinion) about equal rights. I calmly told her that No, I don't think that we are created equal. In fact I believe, like the church teaches, that men and women both have very different yet equally important roles here on earth.

Obviously for men obtaining and remaining worthy of the Priesthood and women, giving life. She was shell shocked. Then the Gay rights part came up, and I told her that I believe that marriage is between a Man and a Woman, like I always have believed. She for personal reasons is very pro-gay rights, so much so that I believe that she resents me for being a member of the Church. She couldn't grasp that God wouldn't love and accept a gay person. Do I even have to address that? Every Christian knows that Heavenly Father loves us ALL and is accepting of us ALL even if we aren't following His plan. She obviously doesn't know that. (On a personal note, I don't have any tolerance for hate towards the LGBT population at all. I won't be apart of it, and I won't allow it in my future home. Now, I want you to know that this isn't something my parents instilled at all. In fact, both of my parents are for gay marriage. I don't have any problem with that at all. I can't choose what other people believe. I can only offer them what I believe and hope that someone will listen! :)

In a nutshell, we talked about Joseph Smith, The Word of Wisdom, God's existence, Prophets and Blacks and the Priesthood. Every "argument" she had, I had an answer and a testimony of. Now, I say this because had she asked why we believe in Prophets, yet I didn't actually believe in our beloved Prophet, the discussion wouldn't have turned out the way that it did. I have a personal testimony of each and every one of the revelations that has been given to us in these latter days, whether the rest of the world agrees with them or not.

She simply could not grasp believing in something that she could not see. I made the immature move to point out: "you can't see air, but you can still breathe..." Yeah, I know. Immature. Now, honestly for someone who claimed that they were Catholic their whole life until a few years ago I can't understand how you don't believe in God. If you are a Christian, you either have a Testimony of God and Jesus Christ, or you don't. If you don't, then..well.... are you really a Christian? Or are you following blindly. I believe that's the difference between her and I. Even when I wasn't in church, I knew that Heavenly Father was real and that He loved me. I knew that the Savior lives today, and I knew that the Holy Spirit was still present in our lives. I wouldn't call my experience following "blindly". I would call it following by faith. I can't count the blessings that I've received since learning about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. But I know that they are only the beginning, and that this life isn't the end of those blessings.

Now, I was told on several occasions during this talk that God doesn't exist, He doesn't love me, and He isn't there for me and that I shouldn't rely on Him for my own personal happiness. My response every time?
I Believe. Even though we can't see, can't hear God, we weren't there with Joseph and Brigham, we believe that they were doing what the Lord had commanded them to do. Most people don't realize that this Church is all about believing. We can't see any of it. But we know it's there. I mentioned this to her as well, but for those who just can't wrap their minds around it, If you don't want it to be true it won't be revealed unto you. If you don't want to believe, why would God allow you to have those experiences? That's something to think about I guess.

Sitting here blogging, I remembered the talk, honestly probably my favorite talk so far, given by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland during April 2013 conference titled "Lord, I Believe." I will leave you this conference talk, and hopefully you get as much out of it as I have.



Remember that God just asks for a tiny bit of faith, and he gives us the rest. This life is not the end, there are so many blessings waiting for us on the other side of the veil. I know that this Church is the True Church of Jesus Christ more and more every day, and I know that our beloved Prophet has been called of God. I know with a surety that the Book of Mormon is the most correct of any book on this Earth, and I leave this in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

look for my UPDATE about Arizona in a few days!! :)

Saturday, September 14, 2013

goodbyes are never easy

Yesterday is my last full day in Minnesota. It's a bittersweet time for me, but I know that good things are just around the corner. I have spent the majority of the week at the Van Heel house, with my friends. I consider them family, and I am going to miss them the most out of everyone here. I love them because they are the perfect example of the Gospel. I can use the word perfect without second guessing anything because the Gospel is about change. To use the argument that no one is perfect is partly true and partly false.. Aren't we already because we are trying to be like Heavenly Father?

They are, which is why I say that with confidence. I am going to miss everyone here so much..
The friends that I've met in my YSA Ward especially. I have made some lifelong friends there (you know who you are!!) and there's no way I could ever forget them. I had fro-yo one last time with Brittany, and she gave me some wonderful advice as well as this quote "Change happens outside of your comfort zone."

After hearing that it kind of made all my hesitations disappear. I know that me moving is what I need to do for my own well being as well as my spiritual well being. Over dinner with Talise, I was pouting about stupid reasons why I shouldn't leave, when really everything is working out for my good so very well. She told me sort of the same thing, and gave me some excellent advice for my future. It was some really good advice, folks. I'm telling you, that lady is a bucket of knowledge, yours for the taking if you're wise enough to do so. We went to Psycho Suzi's for dinner and I stuffed my face ate some reallllllly good food (I'll leave my recommendations/info at the bottom for you Northern Belles).

As I was packing up my spotless room (THANK YOU Rachel!) I felt even better about my choice. I'm expecting great things to happen while I'm away. I hope to grow and change into a better person, just like the Gospel is already doing right now in my life. Now just pray that I don't kill someone during my 6 hour layover in Denver. I'm not thrilled about that. If they don't have wifi to satisfy my Netflix subscription, I just might be a smidge upset.

Now for my Psycho Suzi's Review: 


It's a Tiki Themed Restaurant, The food was AMAZING, and the atmosphere was chill. If you can, get on the patio because if you do you can get a great view of the Mississippi River. You can't go wrong with any of the appetizers and the pizza is great! 



Price: $$$ out of $$$$$ 

Location: 

1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN
(612)-788-9069
You might want to call for reservations!
www.psychosuzis.com



My next blog post will be posted from Arizona. I'm going to enjoy the 48° weather here while I can. :)



Nat

goodbyes are never easy

Yesterday is my last full day in Minnesota. It's a bittersweet time for me, but I know that good things are just around the corner. I have spent the majority of the week at the Van Heel house, with my friends. I consider them family, and I am going to miss them the most out of everyone here. I love them because they are the perfect example of the Gospel. I can use the word perfect without second guessing anything because the Gospel is about change. To use the argument that no one is perfect is partly true and partly false.. Aren't we already because we are trying to be like Heavenly Father?

They are, which is why I say that with confidence. I am going to miss everyone here so much..
The friends that I've met in my YSA Ward especially. I have made some lifelong friends there (you know who you are!!) and there's no way I could ever forget them. I had fro-yo one last time with Brittany, and she gave me some wonderful advice as well as this quote "Change happens outside of your comfort zone."

After hearing that it kind of made all my hesitations disappear. I know that me moving is what I need to do for my own well being as well as my spiritual well being. Over dinner with Talise, I was pouting about stupid reasons why I shouldn't leave, when really everything is working out for my good so very well. She told me sort of the same thing, and gave me some excellent advice for my future. It was some really good advice, folks. I'm telling you, that lady is a bucket of knowledge, yours for the taking if you're wise enough to do so. We went to Psycho Suzi's for dinner and I stuffed my face ate some reallllllly good food (I'll leave my recommendations/info at the bottom for you Northern Belles).

As I was packing up my spotless room (THANK YOU Rachel!) I felt even better about my choice. I'm expecting great things to happen while I'm away. I hope to grow and change into a better person, just like the Gospel is already doing right now in my life. Now just pray that I don't kill someone during my 6 hour layover in Denver. I'm not thrilled about that. If they don't have wifi to satisfy my Netflix subscription, I just might be a smidge upset.

Now for my Psycho Suzi's Review: 


It's a Tiki Themed Restaurant, The food was AMAZING, and the atmosphere was chill. If you can, get on the patio because if you do you can get a great view of the Mississippi River. You can't go wrong with any of the appetizers and the pizza is great! 



Price: $$$ out of $$$$$ 

Location: 

1900 Marshall St NE, Minneapolis, MN
(612)-788-9069
You might want to call for reservations!


My next blog post will be posted from Arizona. I'm going to enjoy the 48° weather here while I can. :)



Nat

WWII Bomber Ball!

This past Saturday was one of the best nights of summer! It was the 2013 commemorative air force bomber ball, held here in St. Paul, MN. It was truly spectacular! 

The dance was held in an actual airplane hangar, and was filled with planes and cars that were actually used during the war. The best part of it though? The dresses! <3






There were so many people there who were dressed according to the era me included of course. I loved the music as well! All 40s style music, mainly the Andrews Sisters, who of course were born and raised here in MN! 


I saw some delightful dancers and loads of older couples who could really cut a rug! I mean we're talking full on Lindy Swing! 

(Wow sorry about the image quality...)

Overall it was a grand night. The best way to end my last weekend here in MN.



 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

{a Spiritual Thought from a Guest Blogger!}

Well folks, the day has finally happened. One of my dear friends has finally decided to sit on down and write a blog post and be featured on the blog. It's short but sweet, and is a really important message we should all take heed to..

Hi, I’m Willa and I’m going to be a guest blogger here. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, like Natalie. I grew up in the church and was baptized when I was eight, but I haven’t always been active. I’m 21 years old and live in Minnesota. I love taking pictures, cooking, learning piano, and hanging with my nieces and nephew.
I was actually supposed to write this post a long time ago, but I didn’t. That actually happens to me with quite a few things. Okay, almost everything. I’ve been thinking a lot about this problem, and I’ve come to realize that that’s my problem: I’m always thinking my problems. Now, I don’t mean to say we should ignore our problems, but we shouldn’t be obsessing over them either. Maybe if I thought less about how much I screw up and more about what I do right, how I can improve on what I don’t do right, and realized that everybody makes mistakes (and lots of them), maybe I would improve more. When we feel like failures, we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to succeed because we don’t believe in ourselves, and we should believe in ourselves! God believes in us! Nobody was born to fail. We all have potential, and we were all born to succeed.


-Willa


Wow. Um. I knew she was a wise person, but I'm pretty sure that's exactly what I needed to hear. I love that last part, where she says, "When we feel like failures, we don’t give ourselves the opportunity to succeed because we don’t believe in ourselves, and we should believe in ourselves! God believes in us! Nobody was born to fail. We all have potential, and we were all born to succeed." God is rooting for us!! When the going gets tough, DON'T GIVE UP. We have all overcome struggles in life, and you must be humble enough to recognize that it wasn't just you alone that got yourself through those struggles.

Now. Let me introduce Willa a little more. She's modest.
Willa is probably one of the kindest people I've ever met in my life. She always puts others first and is so generous. She is a VERY good cook (I am a personal witness to that), and she is great with kids. First of all, she's not "learning" the piano. She knows how to play, and WELL. Like so good. She's the one who made me want to re-teach myself! She loves indie music (like me!) so that's something we often bond over. I would consider Willa to be a sister before a friend. I've only known her really for like a year, but I know I've gained a life long sister. Be on the lookout for future blog posts with her in them! She's a gem.

Okay, I think it's time for lights out. Until another day!


Natalie

Friday, September 6, 2013

25 Things this Mormon Girl Loves!

Has anyone seen the post found on Buzzfeed called "Things Mormon Girls love?" This post is all over Facebook and Pinterest and I think it's quite accurate! Though I could care less about The Bachelorette (#11) and am so over Taylor Swift (#6). I decided to follow suit of my other blogspirations out there and wrote my own list, of what I love. You should do the same! (Note: some of them are repeats. What can I say? They have us down to the T!)

1. Saving Money- Anyone who knows me knows that I'm the cheapest person you will ever meet. And I'm not ashamed of that AT ALL!


heymormongirl




2. Pinterest- I had one before it was cool.  Hahah, but seriously. I have a Pinterest addiction.

heymormongirl

3. Fancy Lettering- when I write my missionary friends (or anyone in general) I love to make the writing super pretty. 






4. Here Comes Honey Boo Boo- I literally love this family. Most Mormons like the Bachleorette? BLECH. I would never watch it, but that's my personal opinion.


5Returned Missionaries- RM's are super cool! OBVIOUSLY!

**cough** Jaime, Benjamin, Ryan, Devin... 


6. Blogging- let's be honest: Mormon Mommy blogs never get old. 

7. Cupcake Shops- because nothing beats a cute lil cupcake!






8. Chevron- so classy!

9. Headbands- they are probably my most favorite accessory. I'm known for my headbands.

10. Disney Princess movies (and Disney movies in general). That's a given. 



11. Fast and Testimony meeting. And it's not because of "testimony bingo".




12. Fro-Yo. HELLOOOOO?? Customized fro-yo?? I love making stuff myself. Hey look! It's Brittany!



13. Naps on Sunday afternoons. Because sometimes you just need one. This is us EVERY Sunday.


(I don't think she reads my blog.. I guess this is a good way to find out? Love youuuu.. :) 

14. Joint Teaching with the missionaries.
They are some of my nearest and dearest friends.


15. Harry Potter-
Yes I'm a muggle. So??


16. The Mesa Temple-



I want to get married here. Wishful thinking.

17. Vintage Clothing- I actually have more vintage dresses than regular dresses and that's the honest truth! I Love my vintage clothes.


Some of my faves! 

18. Inspirational LDS quotes (on Pinterest)





19. MoTab- because everyone loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Duh.






20. Essie- hands down one of the best nail polishes out there ($8) Next to Sinful Colors which is actually really cheap at Walgreens! ($1.99)





21. Baking- I'll bake anything once! ;)



22. Rhonna Designs App- Best app EVER. Find it in the app store for $1.99 

bloggers: it's worth the money, you can edit pics on your phone! :)


23. Babies!! Who doesn't like them?
Some of my favorite names are:

~McKay
~Dallin
~Greta (family name)
~Maxine
~Edith
~William
~Lucy

Just to name a few! I'm sure that list will change in a year. Haha 
Have you guys seen the Utah names video on YouTube??? You have to watch  it. It's HILARIOUS.



24. Etsy- It's like Ebay for crafters!! 


25. Chinese Food. I CANNOT STAND Leeann Chin. That isn't really Chinese food. Duh.


So there's my list!!! I'm excited to see yours!! Link up your list from your blog in the comments!!! I love reading them!