Now, not later

Two updates in a week, how impressive of me ;)
I am really going to try to blog more!
It's nice to get my thoughts out of this crazy mind of mine.

Well today, I couldn't stop thinking about procrastination.
I am such a huge procrastinator when it comes to certain things.
I find myself saying, "I'm too busy right now, I'll do that later", about a hundred times a day.
When in reality, I am SURE I can find time to clean up the dishes, clean up my room, or finish that homework assignment that I've been dreading.

One thing I CONSTANTLY find myself pushing aside is time for the Lord!
{Only the MOST important thing in the entire world...} 
I catch myself thinking...
"I am too tired to read tonight."
"Too exhausted to say my prayers."
"Too busy to stop moving."

Last week, I decided that EVERY DAY I would set some time aside for reading, prayers, and thanking God for all of the great things I have in my life.
Even when it's almost midnight and I'm just itching to go to bed.
Even when I'm running late for school and haven't eaten breakfast.
Even when I am so stressed out I can barely breathe.

I make time now, not later.

I can't even tell you the difference this has made.
Every night I spend some time reading and learning more.
Each day I make sure I thank Heavenly Father for all of the special blessings in my life.
 I pray about the things that worry me. The things that scare me. The things that make me happy.

I seriously can tell the difference that just this week has made.
I can't wait to continue this lovely pattern I'm in:)

When you make time for the Lord, I promise you, he will make time for YOU.
I can see all the blessings I've overlooked before.
I am starting to see the every day miracles I've failed to see before.
I feel a peace that is SO happy and SO freeing!

Moral of the story is: make time now, not later.

Don't forget to say those prayers.
Don't forget to account for those blessings.
Don't forget to grow closer to the Lord, who gave us all things.

Happy Monday everyone!


Seven down!

I am really terrible at blogging consistently.
I just find that there are no spare moments in the day!
I've been crazy busy with school, work, eating, sleeping, and the occasional breathing I force myself to do...
BUT, I finally found some time after watching the San Diego Chargers beat the Dallas Cowgirls:)

So here's a few updates:
School is DIFFICULT.
Work is stressful.
Hunter is lovely.
The weather is wonderful.

It's finally Fall. Hello crazy people obsessed with pumpkin everything- pumpkin drinks, pumpkin scents, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin bread, pumpkin ice cream... and the list just goes on.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoy pumpkin, but pumpkin cream cheese? I think I'll pass.

I love the not-hot but not-cold weather that Fall brings!
I'm very much a middle-ground kind of person.
I don't like the hot, but I hate being cold.
Fall is perfect for that!
 {Although, Arizona tends to lean towards the warmer side...}
Lately, the weather has just been great though.

I found some time do experimenting with cooking.
I made some easy chili, and some lasagna.
I'll be sure to post the recipes a little later.

Hmm, I finally filled the fourth letter on my countdown for Hunt!

Friday also marked 7 months down! 
Only 17 to go.
We can do this.

Sorry for the crazy-foggy picture. My iPhone camera isn't the best.
Thank goodness I got a new one!

Well, that's about it now. 
Time to finish up some homework and watch Sunday night football.