Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Blessed w/ Indescribable Friends

This past weekend I went with two of my friends, Alie and Nicole, and Nicole's dad to Silverwood theme/water park. It was AMAZING. Super fun. We left early enough Saturday morning to get some good time at Boulder Beach (the water part) and camped the whole weekend. We had a full day on Monday of the theme park and even got a couple more hours of the water park in.
So, I have some of the most understanding, considerate, and all-around amazing friends ever. They know my strong feelings about the Sabbath, so they together decided then told me that we would just chill on Sunday (which is the reason why we went to the parks Saturday and Monday). Even more incredible.. two day passes (which you must use consecutively) are cheaper than two separate day passes. I was really close to giving in and saying that it was fine and I would just go to the parks on Sunday, but they kept me on the straight and narrow.
So, Sunday we slept in, chillaxed, went to a small town called Sandpoint to City Beach (crazy!), and talked. 
During that talking we talked a lot about boys, future families, etc. I had my scriptures with me and busted 'em open and we talked a lot about religion, scriptures, and such. I love that I have such open and knowledge-desiring friends who are continually trying to be the best they can be. We talk about spiritual things more than anyone our age I'm sure. We all have different backgrounds and beliefs (Mormon, Nazarene, and non-denominational), but we all have tremendous respect for one-anothers beliefs, listen to each other, and can disagree without quarreling in the least. It gives me so much joy and happiness.
I don't really like posting without pictures, but I didn't take any. So, sorry. I actually bought the picture that was taken of us on one of the roller-coasters from the gift shop, but I need to scan it. It's a good one; I'll get it up eventually.

7 comments:

Chev said...

True friends are the BEST! I have a few friends that I've had since Elementary School...crazy! Glad you had a fun time!!

Lemme said...

that's awesome!! missionary moments are so hard sometimes and it's nice when they almost fall into your lap!!

Tara said...

What a great example you are. All of my life I was told that I needed to be an example and I swore I would never do that to my kids. Be good for the sake of being good. However, being good does have the benefit of being a good example! Missed you here, I can't wait until you are back. It just isn't quite the same without you.

KellyAnne said...

Glad you're having a good time. I TOTALLY missed you at church last week! I taught the combined lesson and you were so obviously not there. I was worried that you had moved on to RS... :)

Crystal said...

I knew you would love Silverwood! You are a rock and I'm so proud of you. Have tons of fun with your mom and I'll see you in a couple of weeks!

DustDust, CiCi, and RyRy said...

You are such a good example! It is nice for you to have such good friends around. Hope you are having fun!

Vallerie said...

Thanks for writing this.