Friday, October 4, 2013

Extracurricular activities

I have spent most of my week doing homework - a little cleaning and a little bit (or a lot) of Netflix surfing too, I admit. However, I was able to have a fun evening with my mom and I'm excited to take a break this weekend from all this studying!

My mom serves as the Young Women's President of her ward (if you are not LDS - that means she is in charge of all the teenage girls!). She is fun, caring, selfless, smart, organized, and fabulous - those girls are so lucky to have her. 

My mom and me at Young Women "Girl's Camp" this summer. 

Perks for me come when she calls me up and says, "Hey, we're going to make our own maxi skirts for an activity! Want to come?!"

I can't turn that down, now, can I?

So - now I have a maxi skirt that I made! We had a lot of help from my mom's friend and YW counselor Abby and it was so fun to make! It wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, and now I am itching to make more. By the way, Abby has an awesome blog here about sewing - she is a crafty magician with insanely adorable kids!! I had a great time learning how to make the skirt with my mom and the other girls there. Thankfully I had grandmas to teach me basic sewing skills growing up because my mom does not know very much in that department. And there is seriously nothing comfier than a maxi skirt... bonus points if it's super cute!

Completely unrelated to maxi skirts, but related to church... I am so excited for this weekend!! It's General Conference, where we get to hear talks given by the Prophet, his apostles and others chosen to speak to the entire church. I love that we have the opportunity to hear from our present-day leaders every 6 months. If you would like to learn more about what General Conference is, go here! Anyone can watch it online, and it's a really good way to learn about what we believe. 

I might get a chance to make these this weekend. They are calling my name!! And Matt's name too... he doesn't like chocolate so I have to be really creative about making goodies that he'll actually eat. Weird, I know. But these are perfect!

Also, yesterday I watched this video of a Pentatonix cover of "Royals" by Lorde. Prepare to be mesmerized. Every time I watch one of their videos I become obsessed and I never want to hear originals of songs again. They make "Thrift Shop" and "Can't Hold Us" sound like completely new songs. AWESOMEEEE. 

Well, that's what I've been doing (or will do) with my spare time and I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. I'm going to enjoy having my sweet husband home for two days straight! Till next post :)


  1. So fun! Love the skirt! Check out the Pentatonix song called the Evolution of Music. It's really awesome too.

  2. Thanks!! I saw that one too during my obsession phase the other day - love it!