I was doing so good with the "once a month" blogging thing, but look who waited almost 3 months to do another post. Luckily, these past three months have been filled with new interests, friendships and a lot of happiness! :) My two absolute best friends are now out on missions (Jenn Jones and Bobby Burkey) so it's fun forming a new kind of relationship with both of them. Lately I've become really into family history and learning about my ancestors! (I think familysearch.com has become my facebook.com.. it's weird.) It's amazing how many people have come before us that we're related to and how fun and easy it can be to learn about their lives! As my dad told me tonight on the phone, "Lex, you've caught the family history bug that I seem to have never caught." I hope everyone catches it at one point in their lives because it's absolutely fascinating. Anywho, I've set a lot of goals for this semester and so far I think I'm doing a better job than I expected. (shocking, I agree!) I put higher expectations on myself with seeing my family more, dominating school, being a "Super Sister" at writing my lil Sista Jones, spiritual goals/expectations and many more that are just random. (Getting better at harmonica than Jenn while she's gone, getting back to my old level of playing the flute and piano, becoming a "Just Dance" master, crocheting Jenn something weird for her mission, etc) I'll do a little picture preview of life in the past few months.. :)
|We left off with Sister Jones|
leaving us for the MTC
in July, and I was a sad lady.
No worries, I still miss her!
|Sister Hawkes & Sister Jones in Nebraska! Jenn is absolutely|
loving her mission! She gives tours at the Mormon Trail Center at
Winter Quarters and also does proselyting when she isn't there.
She is SO happy, which makes me even happier!
|We had a long day at the lake and all ended up with some pretty|
hilarious battle wounds. We thought this would be a funny picture,
but it isn't as funny when you can't see the cuts, bruises and burns. haha!
|This picture is framed 8x10 in my room. One of my favorites places,|
some of my favorite people, and to top it all off we decided to wear
SUU shirts! So many reasons to obsess over this picture!
|I love my job!! I help adorable Korean kids with|
reading, writing and vocabulary. I'm always laughing,
being complimented by super nice students and I've
even learned some Korean!
(I can totally write this and say it in Korean. Boo-yah!)
|Have I mentioned my awesome boyfriend yet? This is Mr. Haws! T-Haws, Prez -hahha, sorry Tay!-, Thaws,|
Baby T, and I'm sure his mother would appreciate it if I tossed "Taylor" in the mix of names as well.
He is INCREDIBLE, we have tons of fun and I like him lots :)
Taylor & Lexi in 2011
Taylor & Lexi in 2010!
|Stopping in Vegas on our way to Cedar City!|
Staci, Ryder, Taylor, Lex
|Playing in my dad's basement! I was SO happy to|
be with my family in Cedar :)
|We got to go up to Salt Lake for General Conference!|
Both first-timers and loved it!
|Cousin lovin'! McKell and I got to spend a few hours|
together while we were both in SLC. So many blessings
from Conference already!! haha!