This past month has been crazy busy!
First we had to rush around getting all the papers, signatures, and other stuff needed to get get my visa for Brazil. That required two, back to back 6 hour round trips to Nashville! I won't say the reason for going back a second time *cough daddy cough*, but in the end we sent all the paperwork off to Salt Lake. Now we're just waiting for my visa to come through. Lately they've been taking FOREVER to come through, but I believe a miracle can happen!
The day after our fun trips to Nashville, my mom, dad, and I were off to California! One of the main reasons for going was to go through the temple with my cousin, who is also going to be serving a mission. The other reason was just to be able to spend time with my family that I hadn't seen in years!
On Saturday September 21, 2013, was the day that my cousin, Zach, and I would receive our endowments in the Newport Beach Temple. Instead of being able to relax and enjoy the morning, I was rushed by my mom to hurry up and get ready. And who was the one and only ready to leave a good hour or two before the actual planned time? Me of course! So in the end I got to relax while everyone else rushed around. When it finally came time to leave, I was more than excited! It was one of the most amazing experiences I've gone through, and having my family there made it 1,000 times better! It was one of those days where you just smile to yourself and think 'man I'm glad I'm a member of the one and only true church'.
Since I'm finally a temple recommend holder, my mom and I went to every temple that was within a 2 hour radius from where we were staying. It was so fun and nice getting to spend that time with my mom. On our California temple adventures we traveled to the Los Angeles Temple, San Diego Temple, and the Redlands Temple! I think from now on, whenever I travel to I am going to try to go to the temple in that area!