Holy cow can I even begin to tell you how much I love this time of year. I love that it is not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket!!! Ha ha just kidding but seriously I love the mountains covered in all the different colors and being able to drive with the top down in my convertible and letting the fall breeze blow my hair. I love seeing the pumpkins for sale on the side of the road and contemplating what I will be for Halloween this year! I thought this picture was amazing... I didn't take it but it is some place in Utah and I can't imagine how enchanting it would be to walk through this little path surrounded by these beautiful trees.
Well not that have expressed my thoughts on the season let me give a little update on life in the fast lane. Work is awesome!! My responsibilities are increasing everyday and time just flies when I am here. I love the environment and the fact that I haven't had to wear any of my dress pants for almost three months!! My boss is hilarious and I often tell him that I never know who he will be when I turn around to talk to him. Sometimes he is singing primary songs, sometimes he is doing a tap dance, lately he has been speaking in a British accent because he is going to the Led Zeppelin concert in Nov. Don't worry it is only going to cost him $4,000 dollars or so but it is their last concert ever so it will totally be worth it (yeah right!) The only drawback is that we can only listen to Zeppelin all day to get both of us ready for the concert (which I don't think is fair cuz I am not flying to London to see them and I do not LOVE Zeppelin).
Speaking of "Love" I am officially taking a six month sebatical from dating. After the last couple of years I need some time to think about my life and where I really want to be and who I want to be there with me. Jordan and I still talk, everyday, but we don't see each other and that is just fine with me. I am hoping that Jordan will find some girl who will just knock his socks off so he will leave me behind cuz it looks like until that happens he is not going anywhere. The way I look at it he is a good friend and there is no need to cause any extra drama in our lives right now.
I can not wait for conference this weekend!! I love to hear the talks and advice that we receive. I came across my notes from last conference and was thinking about all that was said and it made me even more excited for this conference. I went to the Relief Society general conference last weekend and they talked a lot about how we just need to hold strong to our values, not wavering and help our families and loved ones along the way. I am so grateful for this gospel and the blessing it is in my life. I received this really cool quote in an e-mail today that I wanted to share with you..."You were generals in the War in Heaven and one day when you are in the spirit world, you will be enthralled by those you are associated with. You will ask someone in which time period they lived and you might hear, "I was with Moses when he parted the Red Sea," or "I helped built the pyramids'" or "I fought with Captain Moroni." And as you are standing there in amazement, someone will turn to you and ask you which of the prophets' time did you live in? And when you say "Gordon B. Hinkley" a hush will fall over every hall and corridor in Heaven, and all in attendance will bow at your presence. You were held back six thousand years because you were the most talented, most obedient, most courageous, and most righteous."
Elder Boyd K. Packer