We are All Enlisted

From every man {and woman}, young and old...I ask for a stronger and more devoted voice, a voice not only against evil and him who is the personification of it, but a voice for good, a voice for the gospel, a voice for God. Brethren of all ages, unbind your tongues and watch your words work wonders in the lives of those “who are only kept from the truth because they know not where to find it". -Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

I was listening to Elder Holland's talk, 
"We are All Enlisted"
from the October 2011 priesthood session today.

Can I just say, 

If you want your life put back 
in to perspective?
Listen/read this.

If you wonder what your purpose is?
How to get back on track
and get with it?
This is the one for you.

The quote above I choose to put on here today
really touched me.

Not only should we be a voice against evil, 
but we should be promoting good.
Promoting truth.

I can live a life doing everything I'm supposed to
and not breaking the commandments, 
but that's nothing without proclaiming
and voicing what is good, 
which is the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Share the message!
Share your testimony.

You are enlisted!
That's why you came here...
to fight for good. ;)

Happy Sunday!


Let's just write, ok?

Hey there, pals. 
Lots has been going through my little head lately. 
Good things
Hard things
Difficult things
Mushy love things
Real things

Ya know. 

If I'm gonna be a woman, 
and a singular woman at that-

I gotta stand for something. 

And sometimes standing for something means
breaking down
getting on those knees
unlocking the locked
and cracking the glow stick.

I know, sweetie.
It's rough and quite frankly, HARD
to do that.

But I gotta become.
I gotta live.


You're great, ya know.

Just thought I'd mention it. 




Sometimes you find gems
from your childhood. :)

Look at me! ^
{I'm wearing the green and blue suit}
I'm so tan!
And little!

I miss those days...so carefree :)



It seems like yesterday 
that I was compiling and creating
a blog post for my phenomenal brother,
for his birthday.

And here we are again, 
celebrating his special day. :)

My friends?
He's 16. 

When on earth did this happen?

I remember holding him 
for the first time in the hospital. 
All the kids had been at Grandma Best's that night.
We had to have someone watch us rascals, right?
And who else better than Grandma and Grandpa? 
When my Mommy and Daddy left to go to the hospital, 
I thought Mom was going to burst. 
Her tummy was HUGE!!!!

After a night at Grandma's, 
we went to see our new little brother. 

I remember looking through the glass...
Dad held me up.
We got to hold him.
:) I remember feeling like my arms 
were gonna fall off.
He was half my size!
But I was so excited to have 
a little guy to be my best friend.

I remember patting his chubby cheeks
and pushing him in the stroller.
I remember putting him on my back 
and taking a picture.
He cried a lot, 
but we loved him just the same. :)

Our family wouldn't be complete without our William.
Anyone would agree.

Had Mom not had another baby?
Well, we wouldn't be the fam we are.
We don't make sense without Will.
It's just how it is. 

William is his own bird with his own song. :)
No one gets in his way.

he's the strongest little guy I know.
I pale in comparison to his strength and wisdom.

He teaches me continually 
and amazes me with his
profound knowledge. :)
he rocks.

Love you, Bro. 
Happy Birthday!!!

Love Always, 
Little Besty


2+2 = 50

It sure feels splendid to finally
be caught up on my math, folks. 
I'm a genius!!!!
:) Yeah Life.
Little Besty


Saturdays are the most beautiful, exquisite, phenome.....
I started snoozing. ;)

Happy Happy Saturday!!!!
Little Besty


Some Trailers for Ya

Women In Black

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


I have this thing for watching movies.

Maybe I shouldn't love it so much.
Maybe I should stop watchin' them.

But I don't think I could ever bring myself to let them go.

Granted, I'm not talking about the filthy display on
 a silver screen
that sometimes appears to be called a movie.

That's just down right sad
when people fill their beautiful, delicate minds
with garbage that is disintegrating their knowledge base.
Please prevent that.

I'm talkin' about the good stuff.

The ones that change thought, action, and paths.

Ones that make your cry because they make you
feel somethin'.

I get excited when I curl up in a blanket on the couch,
or am totally guilty of sneaking in 2 pints of icecream,
sunny D's, saltines, and chocolates in my oversized purse
to the movie theater.

My heart does this whole....
"YEEEESSSSSSS. Thank you for treating me 
to an exquisite time!"

{Sorta creepy, but true}

I get giddy over angles,
spot on shots of the eyes,
emotional expression,
and how the lines on the face change
when a character realizes something

One of my all time FAVORITE things
is to get a blankie, the above ^ mentioned purse,
and go to the movies all by myself.

Then I can have any opinion I want.
I can cry like a baby next to a complete stranger
who doesn't even want to think 
about offering a tissue to me 
because they know it will come back completely
obliterated by...well....things related to the color green. :)

Call me crazy.
No wonder I'm one of the oddest crayons in the box.

I understand obsessing over movies and
doing nothing else with your life at all is
not such a good thing.

I completely agree.

But I'm talking about when it's good
for the time being = this post.

I can honestly say that my life
has been changed by movies.
{the good ones ;)}

Of course we all know Ally isn't Ally
without her HP.

I mean, come on.

Yes, I hear all you certain individuals
screaming at your screen right now because
you thought the Harry Potter films
were completely awful in comparison.

But let me ask you this.
You can't possibly be telling the truth if the
scene in the last film where their putting put up 
the shield around Hogwarts
and the sweet awesome suits of armor 
coming down from the ceiling
didn't totally blow your universe 
and make your heart DO something.

My mother hasn't even seen all the films
or read any of the books,
and she had tears in her eyes
during that sequence.

That's what I'm talking about.
You may not know what's going on in a film,
but your mind and heart know when something
spectacular is going on in front of you.

Princess Bride.
Lion King.
Pursuit of Happiness
You've Got Mail
The Brave Little Toaster
Dead Poet's Society
The Help
A Walk to Remember
Beautiful Mind
How To Train Your Dragon
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Ninja Turtles
Wizard of Oz
Gone with the Wind
West Side Story
An Affair to Remember
Ever After
The Karate Kid
Star Wars
The Sandlot
Fiddler On the Roof
Home Alone
Finding Neverland
Singing In The Rain
Indiana Jones
Toy Story
Howl's Moving Castle
Goofy Movie
Muppets in Space

today, all I can think about is
the little thumping in my chest begging me
to take it to a film this weekend.

And I think I'll obey. ;)

It's between-

Women In Black
with Daniel Radcliffe
{I'm not a big thriller movie type of girl, 
but I loved the play-even though I wet my pants}


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
with Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Thomas Horn

I'll let ya know how it goes. :)

Happy weekend!
And let me know if you're going to watch a film this weekend
or have any recommendations. 


Little Besty