Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcome Shaynie!

Introducing Miss Shaynie Hendershott!! She finally arrived on Monday the 15th at 4:57 pm! I am stuck in Utah and could not be there but I can not wait for Friday to meet her! She is thee cutest baby ever!!

The proud parents!! I love you Sommie!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

"Come what may, and love it"

I have been reading all the conference talks this past month and one that stuck out to me most is "Come what may, and love it" By Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin. In it he tells about a time when he was a boy and his team lost a football game and when he came home to tell his mother the sad news what she said to him was "Come what may, and love it". Ive come to love this saying and its meaning and am trying hard to put it in my daily life. Another comment Elder Wirthlin made was "The way we react to adversity can be a major factor in how happy and successful we can be in life". In the past I guess you could say I was a bit pessimistic even though id try and say I was being realistic. Ive realized my attitude towards situations up here have been pessimistic and after reading this talk and my book "Finding Happiness, Peace and Joy" by Richard G. Scott have uplifted my spirits and given me a bit of a boost to change my attitude. Four points Elder Wirthlin made were....
1. Learn to Laugh
2. Seek for the Eternal
3. The principle of Compensation
4. Trust is the Father and the Son

Learning to laugh at hard situations is a tough thing to learn for me. Im the type of person to get annoyed easily and frustrated but get over it very quickly. I have tried these past couple weeks to laugh at the tough situations that come my way and have noticed how much more relaxed I am and how much more peaceful I have been. Along with that I have been playing my church cd in my car to and from work and noticed the calmness it has brought me and how it has guided me to make right choices.

Seek for the Eternal-"You may feel singled out when adversity enters your life. You shake your head and wonder, "Why me?"
"But the dial on the wheel of sorrow eventually points to each of us. At one time or another, everyone must experience sorrow. No one is exempt."
I know I have sincerely felt this many times where I feel as if I am completely alone and no one would ever understand how I am feeling but I now know the Lord is always there feeling what I am feeling and trying with all his might to show me the way to Eternal life.
As the Prophet Joseph Smith once heard from the Lord " My son, peace be unto thy soul thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment." "And then, if though endure it well. God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes."
The Lord has given us a plan and has placed these trials in front of us to see if we are willing to overcome them and become like him.

Along with seeking for the eternal comes the principle of compensation. I believe both tie in with each other. The Lord has promised us that if we are faithful and endure to the end he will bless us now in our mortal life and also in the life after. Another thing to tie into those is Trust in the Father and the Son. "God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son." "The Lord Jesus Christ is our partner, helper and advocate. He wants us to be happy . He wants us to be successful. If we do our part, He will step in."

This talk has helped me immensely these past couple weeks. I am trying hard to change my attitude and do what Elder Wirthlin says "Come what may, and love it." This talk has been tugging at me for a while and I just felt the need to share what I have learned from it. I hope all of you can put this in your life and learn to laugh and enjoy life.

Remember "As we look for humor, seek for the eternal perspective, understand the principle of compensation, and draw near to our Heavenly Father, we can endure hardship and trial." Let as us all remember "Come what may, and love it"!

Friday, December 5, 2008

NEW New new!!

So I have pictures from TURKEY DAY!! And yes I colored my hair brown!!

Cute Sommie all prego and coooking!!

Eating gravy and potatoes!

Alyssa is addicted to green olives!!

Brian being a pooper and hiding

Byron and Luce!

Sorry mama its the only picture I have!

and faja cutting the turkey!!

Enjoy :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008


In the spirit of Thanksgiving I want to let everyone know what I am thankful for!

-My family. I dont know what I would do without them. They are my best friends and are always there for me no matter what and I know I can tell them anything.

-My job. I know its been hard lately for people to get jobs with the economy going down and I am thankful the lord has blessed me with such a great job!

-My room mates. I have been blessed with such great room mates that have helped me out with so much!

-My friends. I am thankful for my close friends who are in Utah and in Arizona. By sending me little texts just saying hi or asking how I am. I appreciate their thoughtfulness.

-The gospel. I am so very thankful for the gospel and the happiness it has brought to me in my life. I know the Lord is there listening and always caring for us and I am ever so thankful for that!

I hope you all have a great TURKEY DAY! With lots of fun and safety!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

My eventful weekend...

So nothing new has really happened but I had a fun weekend so I thought I would post about it.

Oh what a glorius day....NOT. I rolled out of bed and literally put my contacts in and went to work but don't worry on my way to work my car completely shut off on me in the middle of the road. Thank goodness I wasn't in the intersection yet, so some nice people helped me push my car to a parking lot where I sat and cried cause no one was answering their phones to come help me. I literally sat there pleading with the Lord to help me and he defiantly answered my prayer because right as I was about to walk home I decided to start it one more time and it started! I said many prayers of thanks that day and still now I do. So I got to work a wee bit late, didn't do much of anything that day since it was slow so I watched the clock tick by slowly. Later on on Friday Julie and I went to dinner after trying to find a resurante without an hour wait. We ate at Olive Garden, then headed to a party that we never actually went into cause it looked a bit lame, drove around for a bit just enjoying hanging out then went and saw MAMA MIA! I love that movie and it was extremely fun watching the guy a few rows in front of us dancing and singing in his seat(dont worry he's in my ward :0!)I really love hanging out with Julie she is so much like my family that I know I can always get a good laugh and she will always be there for me!

Now this day really was a glorius day. I slept in till 11 and did nothing it was great! I picked up my last check at my old job, chatted with an old co-worker and got a new curling iron yay! Later I went to my friend Alyssa Smiths apartment and we met up with a group of her friends to go to Laugh Out Loud a comedy show put on by BYU students. They did a really good job and it was pretty funny. After the comedy show we decided it would be fun to go play Sardines in the BYU library. For those of you who don't know what Sardines is it is when 1 person hides and everyone tries to find them and hide with that person. I ended going with Jason and we hid first. It was alot of fun playing Especially the hiding spots people chose. The last 2 Blaine and Haley had the best spot by far! They got the 5th floor and that floor doesn't have very good hiding spots. Honestly we all looked for a good 20 minutes trying to find them and could not find them. They finally text us a clue and said they were by an elevator. Still none of use could find them but alas one group did and gave us a better hint! They were by the elevator BUT hiding in the window sill behind the blinds. Very sneaky of them cause honestly Jason and I walked by the very spot multiple times and they were very well hidden. All in all the weekend has been a good one! It is starting to get colder now and im preparing for the worst :)

Ps I come home for thanksgiving a week from Monday for anyone that wanted to know!

Sunday, November 9, 2008


This past Friday was my birthday I am now 20!! I woke up around 6 to call in sick for work(cause i just did not want to go plus my car was broken) So as I was falling back asleep I hear happy birthday being sung and i kinda open my eyes and see blond and thought it was my room mates but I opened them up and it was my Mama, Lyssa and my friend Mark!! I was so shocked and couldn't believe they were here!! After all that my mama made me french toast and bacon. We went to their hotel so they could check in and then picked up my dad. He was already planning on coming up but my knew how bad I missed her that she HAD to come too. SO after that we went to lunch then headed to the mall to go birthday shopping! I got me some new vans some cute slip ons and some undershirts I've been in need of. After shopping my mama made me my favorite dinner spaghetti, garlic bread, and salad. It was so nice to have a home cooked meal! After dinner we opened My presents from bri and sommer! Sommer got me a really cute jacket from her clothing line and Bruce got me such a cute card and money :) I stayed the night with my family and the next day my dad took me to a BYU football game and then met up with my mom, lyss and mark at brick oven which is so delicious! After that we walked around BYU campus and went bowling over there. Today We went to church then had lunch together packed them all up and took pictures :( I was so sad to see them leave but thank goodness i am coming home in 2 weeks for thanksgiving!! It was seriously the best birthday ever just to have my family near!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Picture Galore!

Finally I have pictures thanks to Julie who is letting me upload pictures from her computer! So here are pictures from Julie's Ward Halloween Party and another night when we went to my Wars Halloween Party!

This is on Julie's lap top before we went out for my Ward Halloween Party. I got this Cat mask at Michael's before I came up here and used it one night

This I from Julie's Ward Halloween Party! She was a rocker chick and I was going for the Cindy Lauper 80's look! My room mate made my dress and with the left over fabric I made a belt and a head band.

Hope you all enjoy these pictures hopefully I can get a camera for my birthday (hint hint) and upload more pictures!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tag im IT!

Yay I finally have soemthing to blog about!! Hopefully you all learn something new about me :)

1.) I am absolutely obssesed with reading. Im the type of girl who is walking down the street with my nose in a book. Yes i know you all make fun of those people but I am one of them. I can't resist a good book just to get away for a little bit. My favorites are Harry Potter by far followed closely by twilight and many more!

2.) I am super scared of Hieghts. Like Alex I can not stand next to the railing at the mall for fear it will break and that will be my end. Also I have a great fear of piers. My family can atest for this. I usually have panick attacks while walking on them cause again its a fear of heights and I can see the ocean below me which scares me too.

3.) I do still sleep with my baby blanket which I named Daisy. I do not have to cuddle with it like I did when I was younger but just knowing it is there is a comfort to me.

4.) Another comfort of mine is my mom. When I was younger and still sometimes now I would always have to smell her cause for some reason it gives me comfort. Also when I was younger and my mom would go out of town I would make her leave me a shirt of hers to sleep with so that I could smell it until she was back.

5.)I absolutely HATE to do laundry,sweeping, mopping or dusting. I would much rather spend hours washing dishes vacumming or cleaning the bathroom...weird I know but I have no patience for any of those they irritate me so bad and I usually give up before the job is done.

6.)I can not have my food touching. Yes I am a freak I know. Its is impossible for me to eat my food if its touching. I do not let anyone dish up my food for me and if they do I grab it right away and seperate the food if it is touching. Theres just soemthing inside of me that freaks out when it is touching. Yes I know it all ends up in the same place but it tastes different when it touches.

7.) I have a guitly conscience 24/7. I know that sounds weird but the thing is if I ever fight with someone or anything like that I will have a guilty conscience. I can not go very long without apologizing and making things right. I do not like to hold grudges and I like to be friends with everyone of possible!

I hope you al enjoyed the 7 random facts about myself! I tag all those who read my blog!

Ps. I found a new job in orem!! WAHOOO!! oh and my birthday is on the 7th just a little reminder for all bloggers that my favorite holiday is coming up!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


So there really isn't much going on in my life right now. Honestly I wake up and go to work come home and hangout with my room mates then go to bed and start all over again. I will give a few highlights of my past weeks though....

1. My review mirrior broke(just had to glue it back on)
2.I realized how much I miss Arizona heat
3. I got to see snow falling for the 1st time...while drinking hot cocoa :)
4. I got a calling in church on the activities committee
5. I bought my fabric for my halloween costume which is going to be bomb

Other than that nothing has been going on just having fun meeting lots of people and still trying to find a job closer to me.

Oh and I pretty much have the best room mates ever! My room mate Geana is pretty amazing. I was so worried that we wouldnt get along or something and I know the lord answered my prayers with this concern of mine cause I love her! We have so much in common with each other and she is one of the most easy going girls I know! My other room mates are great too and are so nice! Each night before bed we sit in the living room and tell eachother about our the worst and best parts of the day and end with a room mate prayer. It defiantly has brought us closer together and I am so thankful for this opportuinty to learn and grow!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Ive done my homework...

For those of you who don't know this homework family decided before I moved up that my 1st weeks homework should be to get a kiss. Each day my family would ask me "so Stephanie hows your homework going" and each time I would say "its not going anywhere"and it continued even more when I started dating a guy in my ward up here and since he is from Arizona my family has given me permission to date him. So here mom, bri, lyss and sommer......I have done my homework!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

All Moved In!

I am all moved in as of Tuesday I was! I thought I was going to cry lots and be so sad but surprisingly none of that has happened! Wooo! I have 5 room mates...geana(my actual roomie) sarah, beth, Shaylyn and tianna....and we share 1 bathroom :/. I wish I had a camera to take pictures of my cute side of the room but ill just explain its vintage and cute! So far I have done a whole lot of nothing because my job doesn't start for a couple more weeks so I have been applying EVERYWHERE to try and get a job that closer to apartment and still pays what i would get at my other job so i can pay rent. Ive met some pretty cool people. Went and socialized last night which was hard cause you guys may know me as out going but when I don't know anyone I crawl into my bubble and stay there till someone talks to me, but none the less I had tons of fun and I cant wait for church tomorrow to meet my new ward and I cant wait to start institute and meet even more people! I hope to get a camera soon and somehow upload pictures here in the computer lab!

Ps if any of you know people in Provo or Orem that have job openings please help me!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

So Long Sweet Mesa....

It is that time that I am moving in 16 hours...crazy! And I'm a big ball of emotions right now. I'm excited, scared, anxious, nervous, sad and many more I'm sure. I'm all packed up and ready to go. I got way too much stuff and I'm not sure how I will get everything to fit in my car. Ive posted a few pictures of the people ill miss the most! I expect you all to continue our blog friendship and I will try to post pictures and stories of the fun times I am having :)!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Utah Bound!

Ive decided that I want a change in my life and what better change than to move! I am moving to Provo, Utah in about week! It was kind of a spur of the moment thing when a couple weeks ago I told my mom I wanted to move and that same day I found a job and that weekend I went up to Utah and found a place to live! I'm super excited,nervous, scared and anxious for this new adventure, but I'm sure i will learn and grow a lot while i am up there. So from now on I will be up in Utah and I will try better at keeping up my blogging for all who read :)