Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Atonement Covers All Pain

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience was wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility.... It is through sorrow and suffering, toil and tribulation, that we gain the education that we come here to acquire"
 - Elder Orson F. Whitney

"the savior is not a silent observer. He Himself knows personally and infinitely  the pain we face."
- Elder Kent F. Richards

Sunday, June 12, 2011

A broken heart...

June 7, 2011
my world came crumbling down.
I don't know what to do. 
I keep waiting for the pain but all I feel is numb. 

To my brynn:
my world has never had to exist without you. every memory is filled with your smile and laughter. you were always there to lift me from my sorrows, catch my tears when i finally let my guard down to let them fall, and calmed my fears. you always taught me to reach for my dreams and never let anything hold me down. you had more faith in me than i ever had and pushed me to succeed. since we were 4 years old you have been my partner in crime. skinny dippy in your swimming pool and lake powell, laughing until we cried with nothing but a single look, eating chips & salsa or chocolate pudding every summer day, sleepovers on my trampoline, or telling me how funny i am.
i was so blessed to get to have you in my life for so long. to have you as the example of what i wanted to be and of how to live my life. you filled my life with sunshine. i will never be able to find the words to express the sadness your early parting from this life has settled upon me. the memories we shared and love i have for you will forever be in my heart. not a day will pass that i wont think of your light.
i now have the greatest guardian angel anyone could as for. 

breast friends forever

i will try not to ask the question why? i know god has a greater plan.
you loved with everything you had, and I know that you were happy. the gospel and knowing that i will see you again someday gives me comfort.
But it doesn't stop the sadness.

I love you.
Erica Brynn Barton
November 8, 1986
June 7, 2011

For more memories check out Emma, Brynne, Amanda, Traci,  for a little love to warm your heart.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


That is french for WONDERFUL!
(thank you iphone translator app!)

Remember how a little ways back I was wishing I could go see Les Miserables?

well friends.... dreams can come true!
thanks right, my step mom MC got tickets for all of us to go see it last Thursday, June 2.
It has been so long since the last time I saw it and I was so little I had forgotten how AMAZING it was. Minus the 30 minute break 10 minutes into the show when they had "technical difficulties" and a different man came out as one of the characters. It still took my breath away.
all dressed up for the night on the town!

 me whitney
 teresa, maryann, mc, catherine
catherine doubted my mad skills and thought I would cut her out of this picture.
we had fun during the unscheduled break!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The End of the World..

Remember a few weekends ago when the world was supposed to come to an end?
well, I spent it in St. George and Vegas with all the lovely ladies I work with at Dr. Maxfields office.
I love those girls, they always make me laugh! I had missed then so much since I only get to work one day a week because of school. 

Since I took a total of 5 pictures (seen below) click here to read Kathryn's blog. She just posted about it also and she took all the good pictures. Beware...I look really terrible in EVERY pic!!

 ashley, me, kathryn, francis

 francis and me

 kaite, ashley, kathryn and franics checking out the goodies at the mall

I might be obsessed with giant fake ice cream cones and H&M
just a little!