Hoppy Easter

Sunday, March 31, 2013


Happy Easter my dear friends and family!
That video is amazing, and I cried tears of sorrow and joy while watching it.
I love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, more than I can even put into words.
I am so grateful for his atoning sacrifice and for the way that he taught all to love, and be kind to one another. 
The plan of salvation is so perfect and so real. I testify that it is.
I know that the atonement and resurrection were essential to fulfilling this glorious plan.
I know that there is one way to Heaven, and that is through our Savior.
If we strive to be more like him daily, we will be ready to meet our Father in Heaven. 
 The Savior is the one who unlocks our passageway through death to eternal life.  
His is the name that opens the way to forgiveness and repentance.
I am beyond grateful for the sacrifice he made, for the suffering he endured.
More importantly, I am grateful he has risen. I am grateful that our savior lives today.
I am grateful we have his perfect example to strive to follow.
I love Easter, I love the special spirit I have felt all of today.
I woke up happy, I woke up with so much love in my heart for my dear brother, Jesus Christ.
So happy Easter Friends, I hope you have felt how loved you truly are.
I hope you strive to be more like our Savior.
I hope you remember that he lives :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


Good Friday

Saturday, March 30, 2013
This year, I took it upon myself to really understand what Good Friday is.
Upon some research I found something quite funny...
We have 2 Friday "holidays" every year:
Good Friday, and Black Friday.
Upon getting in the shower this afternoon I thought about the differences in these two. 
Black Friday; a day when Americans wake up at absurd hours in the morning to push, shove, and blow a bunch of money that they may not even have on things they wouldn't have bought any other day.
And guess what, I'm one of the crazy people that partakes in the shopping binge. (no judgement here)
Then we have Good Friday, a day to remember the last few moments that the Savior spent upon this earth being tortured, for you, me, us. 
A day to think of all the Good that he had done, and all the happiness he brings us still today. 
To think about the atoning sacrifice he made, and to remember that he truly does love each of us more than we can comprehend. 

 About 2000 years ago, on a Thursday Jesus sat down for his last meal with who he thought to be his closest friends. One turned his back on him that night (Matthew 26:14-16, 25). Another claimed he would die alongside Jesus, only to deny that he even knew him in the next few hours (Matthew 26:31-35). That Thursday night and into Friday morning, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, denied, endured trials, and sentenced to death (Matthew 26:47-27:26). Friday he was mocked, tortured, and crucified (Matthew 27:27-44). Matthew 27:50 tells us that he “gave up His Spirit”. For every flawed person who would ever walk the earth. Especially you. Yes you who grew up in church. You who never went to church. You who says your prayers every night. You who has never said a single prayer. You who mock the very One who created you. You, the imperfect one. It was for me, you, all of you. It was for us. 
This Friday is called Good Friday, because we remember what God did for us by sacrificing His Son upon that cross. But do you remember? Or are you still trying to figure out what you are in need of for the next Friday holiday later on in the year?
Let us remember. Let us give thanks, and strive to be more like our Savior.
The one that died for us all, just so we could become like him and make mistakes along the way. 
All my love,
Aleigh Joy

An EGGciting package!

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Happy Easter Elder Moore!

Here it is, the last Easter package ever!
Kay, it't getting like realllyy fun to say "the last" for all the packages.
The second year may be flying by, but oh I am just so anxious to have him home!
(in such a terrified and excited way)
This time he told me he didn't want as many treats and more man food.
Blah, that's not as fun to make cute sayings for, but upon request, there is more "man" food :)

I was terrified for this day to come... and here we are
I think I am finally having "package making block"
That's why we stick to themes people, makes it easier.
But seriously, don't judge the ridiculously cheesy quotes.
Haha, yeah lucky for me there isn't another holiday for quite some time. 

Here it is!

This was way easy to make... if you need a little tutorial holla at me :)

On the back, my testimony of the Savior.
Yep, tears were shed.

Look! I'm getting out of the whole striped tie thing!
The paisley one just called my name.
Ps. I'm seriously gonna miss tie shopping when the man comes home


Seriously, I'm embarrassed that I posted this... at least I can't see you laughing right now.

How did I just think to send this??
I wonder where he puts his letters right now...

The gatorade takes me back to the high school days when I would decorate his locker.
Inside each Easter egg is sweet tart jelly beans and a scripture involving the Savior.

I'm always so amused at how much I can fit inside the box.

And there we have it!
I sure do love these packages :)
If anyone needs any how-to's or scriptures or anything, I'm always here :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


5 things

Saturday, March 23, 2013
 I've gotten really bad at keeping up with what's going on with myself.
Then things just started piling up and I got stressed out thinking of what to say.
Then Hunter took over the blog.
Somehow, quite mysteriously, he does that often.
For instance, my journal, almost every picture in my room, my screensaver, my thoughts, and now this blog post.
Ahh you get the point...
So I decided to just list 5 things and bombard you with pictures.

1) I currently have 3 jobs. Sometimes, I work all 3 on the same day. Those days, I sleep really good. I pretty much lived off of stress and deadlines in high school, now that its the real world, it isn't quite as fun. But it does keep the days more exciting!

2) Remember that one time I made a new years resolution to work out 4 times a week? I did realllyy good in January and part way through February... then mother nature magically appeared (on Valentines day might I add)  and suddenly chocolate cake, my bed, romantic movies, popcorn, and a heating pad were my my best friend... not my running shoes. Maybe April will be better :)

3) My Lauren friend is moving on April 1st to the land of Utah that seems to take away all my friends. Thinking about it makes me wanna cry. The only good part of it, is that I will be driving up to Utah with her and staying for a week! I am SO excited!! :)

4) I just learned what a pink slip is, I also learned what a smog is, I then realized triple A is totally the way to go when it comes to car insurance. They have taken better care of me than I could have imagined. They have my vote, and trust.

5) I reallyy like trying new foods. The other day I ate Korean food. I also bought some butternut squash soup that I'm in love with. Curry from sprouts is good on anything, I might as well drink it. I tend to crave sushi weekly. Catching my drift? I'm over cheeseburgers and fries. 

How cute is she!

Sweet smiles

Running through sprinklers :)

Out to eat!

Summertime in March

Matching boots and drinks with Lauren!

Thug life

Happy Days are the best days

Park date with the sweetest little girls

Gosh, I don't want her to move

Tanning in March, I dig it.

I go on hikes alone to clear my thoughts

Most delicious way to eat your veggies

Thats the stuffff!!!

"Issss sour ahhyee"

I love that one of my friends knows his mission president's son... a lot! ps when did his fingers get so long...

Korean BBQ yuummm!!

Okay, I'm caught up now.
I can now move on with my life.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


Headfirst, Fearless.

Monday, March 18, 2013

^^ That's what!!! 

And this is how I feel about it...

I will never ever ever see the 300's ever again. ever. 
We are now in the 200's and I am beyond happy.
For whatever reason a million and a half people decided to ask me how many more days Hunter has yesterday.
I of course, knew exactly how many days.
And, I totally felt obsessed.
And... I totally am obsessed. Shoot.
I tried so hard to not be "that girl."
Well I am, and I'm okay with it.

I get to hug that handsome man in 299 days! (and quite possibly less)
I feel like screaming. And dancing. And jumping on my bed in my pajamas terribly singing the words to Fearless because that one is my favorite, he really does make me feel fearless, and I'm still a teenager. Then Sparks Fly. 
I think I will :)


"I'm in love I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!!"
-Buddy the Elf

299 never felt sooo good :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


Daily Bread

Sunday, March 17, 2013

"I bear you my witness of the living reality of the Bread of Life, Jesus Christ, and of the infinite power and reach of His Atonement. Ultimately, it is His Atonement, His grace, that is our daily bread. We should seek Him daily, to do His will each day, to become one with Him as He is one with the Father. I bless you that as you seek it from Him, your Heavenly Father will grant you your daily bread, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen."
-Elder D. Todd Christofferson

More from this wonderful CES Fireside can be found here.
And let me just say, no matter where you are in life, you need these words.

"The Lord’s invitation to seek our daily bread at our Heavenly Father’s hand speaks of a loving God, aware of even the small, daily needs of His children and anxious to assist them, one by one. He is saying that we can ask in faith of that Being “that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given” (James 1:5). That is, of course, tremendously reassuring, but there is something at work here that is more significant than just help in getting by day to day. As we seek and receive divine bread daily, our faith and trust in God and His Son grow."

I told you... what are you waiting for? ;)

Happy Sunday friends! :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Another month out the door.

Monday, March 11, 2013

And yet another month is crossed off!! 
Hello month Fourteen!!
You realllyyy snuck up on me.
TEN months left? Yeah, I can do that.
Does anyone else feel like I JUST wrote the thirteenth month post?
I know that I sure do.
In fact I woke up this morning kinda like wait, maybe I need to stop wishing time would go by so fast.
Wanna know the secret?
Keep yourself busy, and I mean REALLY busy!
The other day I was thinking about Christmas time and all of a sudden I was like wait, Hunter comes home THIS winter.
My normal amount of Christmas and winter spirit is off the charts, just imagine next year!
I really need to start working out, I'm sure he doesn't wanna come home to a blimp.
Actually, I don't want him to come home to a blimp, he's been gone too long to even notice. 
Anyhow, he is doing beyond amazing.
Even the mention of the "H word" (home) scares him.
I'm running out of baptism stickers for his called to serve chart, he's just too good at this :)
His testimony is so powerful and he is thrilled to share it with everyone. 
I am so proud of that sweet boy.
Elder Moore, here's to another month closer to being reunited! :)

Alrighty ready for the moment we have all been waiting for?
Ha, yeah right...

Oh right, the whole marriage topic was awkwardly brought up and planted into my brain for good. Okay so that actually didn't finish up 2008. Sorry, I lied. Unintentionally I promise. So football season is now over, but lucky for me basketball season picks right up! The texting still continues, and now becomes quite frequent. He left for a basketball tournament and I made sure to text him every second because "I just needed to know the scores of the games." Haha, I was so good at manipulating my way in to his life its kinda crazy. So the norm continues and then one night before bed he says "Goodnight, I can't wait to see you when I get home!" Woah, hold the phone. That is more than just best friend status right there, it has to have meant he loved me, right? I'm almost positive I locked that message on my phone and looked at it every 30 seconds trying my hardest not to seem too giddy. So I was basically on top of the world and now felt totally comfortable texting him whenever because he obviously wanted me right? Oh so young, so naive. So winter break comes and goes and I'm pretty sure I didn't see much of him. Other than the occasional basketball games. Then school starts up again and I basically flew onto campus I was so happy. Things were still the same between us, nothing serious but enough to make my heart race every time I was in his presence. I continued to decorate his locker, bake him treats, and leave little love notes inside his locker. I noticed us getting closer and a real relationship starting to develop. We had more in common and we found way more things to talk about. It felt so much more natural and I could tell we were both feeling so much more comfortable around each other. One day before class he handed me and my best friend an invitation to his birthday party! I was so excited to finally go over to his house and meet some of his family! That same day one of his football buddies came to talk to me at lunch. He asked what was going on between us and how serious things had gotten. I didn't have much to say because we both knew we were just friends but it started to appear differently to others. He then said, "well I care about you and just wanted to let you know that he has been talking to another girl from his church. I just don't want you to get hurt." Woah, I was crushed. Of course I was still persistent though. His birthday comes around and I made him a cake to put in his locker... yeah it didn't fit haha. My friend and I spent so much time getting ready for his birthday party and planning out what to wear. We got there and my cheeks turned red as I had a hot flash, ugh nerves. I walked in and sure enough he is with some girl I had never seen before. I didn't know how to react, so I pretty much just avoided him all night. Oh, and definitely watched from a distance. When the night was over I gave him a hug goodnight and went home with my friend feeling so sad. The next weekend he asked me to hangout with him, outside of school. My mom took me over to his house, I can't even begin to explain how nervous I was. It was so much fun getting to know him and watching the way he interacts with his family. I was delighted to see that he treated his mom with soo much respect and love. Another reason to love him. Now here's the twist, we left his house to go hangout with this girl that he had been talking to... my heart definitely sank. We spent the whole night driving around Escondido and singing along to a bunch of songs. It was really fun but there was a pit in my stomach the entire time. We dropped the girl off and I felt a little more relaxed. Then, Hunter reached behind his seat and grabbed my hand. He held it the entire way home. Later that night he sent me a sweet goodnight text and thanked me for hanging out with him. I smiled to myself, but realized I had a lot of figuring out to do. And sooo the confusion starts, and this post ends. 
(Side note: It gets better I promise, there were definitely some confusing points in the beginning though haha)

Here's to a new month!
I can't wait to see what it has in store! :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy