Sunday, April 22, 2012

This talk changed my life!

Just in the past 3 or 4 months (this last semester in school) I have learned more about myself than I have at any other time in my entire life. Its honestly been incredible to me as the Lord has not only shown me my strengths, but also my weaknesses, as he hopes for me to strengthen them, and become what he who he wants me to be. I cannot think of a better way to parent. He always shows me in love what he wants me to change.

Elder Jeffery R. Holland is a speaker who truly MOVES me. I love and have such a respect for all of our General Authorities, but Holland has a way with teaching me. I think it’s because he’s straight forward, and to the point, and tells you exactly what is wrong, and exactly what is right. Which is exactly how I need to hear it. I’m a very straightforward person who likes bold people. The best part about how Holland does it though is how he does it with love. I can FEEL of the love he has, and through him the love my Father in Heaven has for me. If my mom could be a General Authority, I’d imagine she’d be a lot like him ;) which is maybe why I love him so much, and he works with my personality so well.

Anyways, this past conference, he gave a talk entitled “The Laborers in the Vineyard.” Never in my LIFE has a talk hit me so hard, or been more specifically for me. Through this talk, Heavenly Father showed me some things in my life that needed to be changed in order for me to progress. It was interesting because my mom had just met my sister and I for lunch after the first session of Saturday conference (we had been at the conference center for it) And I was driving home with my sister. My mom then called my sister and asked if we could pull over for a bit, for reasons I don’t even remember! So we pulled into the parking lot, and my sister got in with my mom. As I waited in the car Elder Holland began to speak. I’ve always loved Holland, so naturally, I was excited. It was SO cool to me how the Lord allowed me to be in the car, by myself, with no distractions, able to learn of the spirit, and feel of what I needed to hear. I know that if I had been driving, I would have never gotten what I had gotten out of this talk.

In this talk, Elder Holland tells of one of the Saviors parables about hiring Labourers. I’m not going to go into detail because I’m sure many of you have heard it (and if not I strongly encourage you to) but basically it’s about being jealous and envious when others are blessed.

Some parts that struck me:
“Why should you be jealous because I choose to be kind?” I think in life it is SO easy to look at another person, and think about how much they have, or how much they’ve been given. The natural man says to be jealous, and so sometimes, we are. I have been so guilty of this recently.  Never in my life has this been a problem until a few months ago. After I heard this line in Holland’s talk, I realized that I was truly being jealous because He chose to be nice.  How is that fair at all? When other people receive blessings, it does not change who I am, or make me less of a person, unless I choose to let it by letting envy into my heart.
“What a bright prospect that is—downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!” This one made me laugh! How TRUE is this. Why are we bitter when someone else receives something they want? Why was I being bitter towards those in my life that were receiving what they’d wanted? If anything I should be happy for them! The Lord truly WILL (like it says in this talk) give us all he has if we are faithful. It was the natural man inside of me that justified being bitter, but it is, was, and always will be wrong. Nothing justifies that. So now I choose not only to be happy for them, but happy with them! It has blessed my life so much. As i've been positive and happy towards others happy moments, i've realized how many "happy moments" I have, and how blessed I truly am. It's interesting how the adversary makes us believe that we are not being blessed, when in reality, if we look through the right eyes at our own lives, the blessings are EMENSE. 
“Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing, nor does demeaning someone else improve your self-image. So be kind, and be grateful that God is kind. It is a happy way to live.” I LOVE this. I think that it speaks for itself!
“Don’t delay. It’s getting late. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.” I talked to my roommates about how much this small sentence affected me, short, and to the point. We have no time left to delay, it’s getting late, the time is now.  To hear an apostle say THAT at the very end of his talk without further explanation makes me want to change my entire life in one day. It was so bold. It is time for Kaitlin Davies to change what’s holding her back, so one day at a time, I strive to do just that!
I am so grateful, and my heart is so full of love to a Father in Heaven who loves me enough to allow me to struggle, and then with his help, change myself. It’s interesting how as life progresses, Heavenly Father gives me weaknesses I’ve never had before just so that I can strengthen them, empathize with people and become a better disciple. I love this Gospel and I know that it is true. Nothing in my life has ever meant more to me!
Anyway, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Until next time… J

Thursday, April 19, 2012


So there are some things I am going to miss like crazy at Utah State. Like just last night, we ran a 5k at midnight, in the underwear that they passed out, and glow sticks. 

Haha how many schools do you know that would do this??
I must say it was pretty entertaining. I'm sure cars driving by got some good laughs in. Although, i'm sure the residents of Logan are pretty used to all of the crazy stuff we Utah State kids do ;)
All of us cute kids about to run ;)
We were a little hyper before it started, and also we were trying to keep ourselves warm ;)


So, even though it was never really on my bucket list (Although if I had been cleaver enough to think it up, it would have been) I can officially say that I ran a 5k at midnight, in underwear. Hahaha we had so much fun doing this. WE LOVE A WEEK AT UTAH STATE!!!! :)

Until the next crazy fun adventure that we do... :)

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life is BEAUTIFUL!! :)

"There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship." -Thomas Aquinas

The closer we get to the end of our freshman year of college, the more scared we get. We are the best of friends, and at this point can't imagine not living together. We have way too much fun together to ever be apart!!
 We enjoy practicing make up and hair, and wearing heels ;)
 Free Red bull??

 Salon day... Or something ;)

 She was very tall ;)

 Hahaha Ultimate Aggie wanna be's 
I love my tall friend. :)

I love my friends more than anything in this world. Words will never adequately describe how much they mean to me!!!! Thanks for making yesterday, and everyday a blast!!! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A glimpse into my life :)

So, i'm new to this whole blogging thing, but i've been wanting to try it out for a while now, so here goes. :) My name is Kaitlin Petrea Davies. I have a passion for life. I love living every moment to the fullest. I have been blessed beyond measure for the life that I have. Although I have been blessed, I've also had hard times and hard trials, but I truly believe they have made me into who I am today!

I am a very strong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was born into the church, but gained my testimony on my own as I grew up. It was not something that I just happened upon, it took me time and effort to come to believe what I know to be true. I have an extreme passion for the church, and can find a way to incorporate it into almost any conversation I have with anybody unintentionally ;) The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings so much joy and peace into my life. Joy and peace that is well needed living in an unsteady, questioning world. My greatest desire in this life is to get married in the Salt Lake City Temple (or really any temple for that matter) to a returned missionary, and have the blessings of motherhood.

Although many people may see me as complex, I am a very simple girl. I easily confuse all around me. To be completely honest, sometimes I confuse myself! I love to dress up, look nice, and be presentable. Sometimes. Other times all I want to wear are running shorts and a t-shirt and put my hair in a pony tail! I do like nice things, but I also like being simple. And this is where I confuse myself, because I enjoy both ends of the spectrum, and would be totally fine living either way. As long as I have those that I love around me, honestly, I don't think that anything else matters. The rest is just an added plus :)

I have 9 members of my family! Dad, Mom, then an older sister and five younger brothers. It's crazy, but I love it SO much!!! My family means more to me than anything in this world. I'm so grateful that I get to be with them forever. :) God blessed me with the most amazing family in this world! But i'm not bias or anything ;)

Things I Dislike: Shopping. (this is something not many people know about me. I HATE to shop!! Although I do love getting stuff, just not looking for it) Liars. Snakes. Spiders. Mondays. Being told I have to do something a certain way. The word 'Can't'. Homework. School. Being sick. Yelling. Grumpy people. Goodbyes. (I don't believe in goodbyes) being alone.

Things I LOVE: Family. Best Friends. Sleepovers. Girls nights. Country Music. Big trucks. Cowboys. Star gazing. Summertime. Summer nights. Fireworks. Spaghetti. Steak. Snickers. Temples. Cuddling. Deep talks. Spiritual talks. Talks about nothing at all. Laughing. Being surrounded by people whom I love. Boating. Snowboarding. Wake boarding. Holding babies. Sleeping outside. Hiking. Rain. Movies. Meteor Showers with my daddy. This list could go on and on forever, but my computer is about to die. :)

So, that's Kaitlin Petrea Davies in a nut shell. I am who I am, take it or leave it! :) I Love everyone until they give me a good reason not to, and even after that, I continue to love them, but from a distance! Life is to be enjoyed not endured!