Friday, March 30, 2012

You gotta see this!!!!!!

Opera duo Charlotte & Jonathan - Britain's Got Talent 2012 audition - UK version - YouTube

You ABSOLUTELY have to watch this video.  Get the tissues out AND be ready to smile.  :)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Princess at the Prom...

The Jr. Prom came early this year.  Whitney was so excited!!!  After a grueling search for a dress we finally found the perfect one.  She had her heart set on purple and we found this one with all the other colors too. After a fun filled day in St. George playing laser tag, watching a 4-D movie and eating at In and Out.  She came home and got ready to be the belle of the ball.  She had a neighbor come over and do her hair and a friend do her make-up and she was ready for a fairytale evening. 

Princess Whitney ready for her
Junior Prom.  Showing off the
cute purse that grandma got
her to take to dances.

We took this one at church today because
Courtney was not home when
Whitney left last night.
I love that all the Laurels wear
their dresses to church the day
after the dance.  :)
The happy prom couple.
Kyra and Whit BFF's
How sweet of her to save the last dance for her daddy!
What a good sport to be o.k. with having her mom and dad chaperone.
Whitney and her cousin Dahlin.
Dahlin is not 16 quite yet he was
there playing a few songs with the Jazz Band.

Pinning on Phillip's boutonniere.

How cute are they?
The soccer team with coach. 
They are such beautiful girls bothinside and out. 

Saturday, March 24, 2012

"May the odds be ever in your favor."

Me and Melissa and Cathy
(my teacher BFF's)

The girls saw  Katniss and Effie (and some strange guy)
while we were waiting in line.

Me and Courtney.  I took some other pictures with Courtney and Whitney and they erased them all!!!

We went to the premiere of the Hunger Games at midnight on Thursday night.  We met at the theater at 6:00pm and set up our table and chairs.  We had all kinds of food and games.  We were near the front of the line and wondered if we were crazy for sitting around for 6 hours waiting for a movie to start.  But then we decided if we were home we would be cleaning, cooking, doing laundry, or helping with homework, so sitting around with friends seemed like a great idea!!!!  We waited outside for 4 hours and at 10:00 they let us in the the theatre.  Then 11:59 FINALLY arrived and we saw the show.  It was great.  I just love all that Katniss represents.  She is kind, she is a caregiver, and seems to always put others before herself.  Even in the darkest of situations she looks out for those that may need her help never wondering what is in it for her. 
 Courtney and I went with Mark to see it again today! 

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I prefer you!

The "day date" 
a scavenger hunt in St. George

Lookin good gals!
 Whit and Kyra beautiful BFF's

"The Group"

McCoy and Whitney ready to dance the night away!

Whitney and her friends went to Preference this weekend.  They had a great time doing a scavenger hunt through St. George, having dinner at Wingers, dessert at our house and then heading to the dance!  I am so glad Whitney has such fun friends!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tonights the Night!!! (or maybe tomorrow is the day)

JORDAN LEAVES THE MTC TONIGHT!!!! So tonight for dinner Courtney suggested we have Jordan's favorite dinner.  We made sweet pork burritos.  They were delicious.   Jordan will board a plane(the red eye) and be well on his way to Honduras.  He leaves SLC at 12:55am and flys to Atlanta.  He has a long layover in Atlanta which will afford him plenty of time to call us.  He may even call tonight while he is in the Salt Lake airport.  I am sooooo excited!!!!!!!!!!

 Here is a little bit of his letter from this week... I am so proud that he has truly taken advantage of his time in the MTC.
This week has been completely different than others, because it is our last, and because Elder Oveson and I were selected to demonstrate teaching for a group of the new missionaries yesterday! Every Wednesday when the new Elders come in they split into 8 groups, and every group has about 20 to 25 missionaries in them. In these groups they are introduced to an investigator and are told they are to teach this investigator. But to get them started, some seasoned missionaries (me and Elder Oveson) knock on the door and start the lesson off for them, because that is what we have been practicing for the past 8 weeks. So Elder Oveson and I were selected to help out with that. We must be ok teachers:) It was weird though because we had to do it in English, and I had not taught a single English Lesson in the MTC before yesterday. It was fun though and went really well. I want to tell you more about that on Monday morning.
Basically all I have left here is Pday (today), an orientation all day tomorrow, pack and listen to stories from our teachers on Saturday, and Fast Sunday. Then I'm out of here.
I have loved it so much here though. The MTC is the most spiritual place that a person could live in on the planet. I heard a quote from our branch president that the MTC is 2nd only to the Temple in places where revelation is received. I have been so blessed to be able to live here and learn here for 2 whole months! I have learned a language here. Not that i'm anywhere near fluent, in fact i'm pretty sure that next month will be the toughest month of my life because of that language barrier, but i'm so excited for it. We heard from Elder Jeffery R. Holland again on Tuesday night. Thats not normal that 4 times an apostle speaks here in 2 months, and its certainly not normal that 2 of them come twice. It was such an amazing talk. Elder Holland loves the missionaries so much. I've watched like 5 of his older MTC talks since I've been here, and the one I was there for on Tuesday will be viewed by future Missionaries as Well.

This place has changed me so much and I am just so ready to get out and serve now. Thank you all for all of your support in the last 2 months and everything you have done for me. I love you all so much!
Love Elder Comstock

I am so proud of him for really taking advantage of his time in the MTC.  He is going to be such a great missionary.