The past few weeks have been full of adventure with Mom, Dad, and Olivia coming out basically every other week. Olivia had the opportunity to attend two volleyball camps here in Utah, so that brought us all together a few times.
Their first trip out, we were able to take Mom up through the American Fork Canyon and go on a little hike up past Silver Lake. It was so beautiful and fun to get to spend time together with the girls…we sure missed Olivia, but she was working hard and having fun playing volleyball every day.
Since Mom and Olivia were driving home, I decided to catch a ride and make a quick trip out to Cali. It was fun seeing family and friends out there.
I got to meet the newest addition to the Gowdy family too! Eli was born a few weeks before I went out, and I was lucky enough to go and spend time with him and his family. It’s fun to see all of his older sisters taking care of him and helping out there Mom and Dad, Ryan & Aly.
Soon after that trip, the whole family got together for a trip up to Park City. We had so much fun spending time together…and of course there were lots of laughs and memories made.
My family means the WORLD to me. I am so grateful for them and the special bond we have with one another. We have been through good times and bad times, but all of those times are what bring us closer and make us a stronger family. I long for the day when Scott and I can begin a family of our own, but as of now, Heavenly Father has a different plan for us. We may have hopes and dreams of what we plan on achieving in our lives, the don’t happen when we would like.
Always remember that Heavenly Father has a plan for each and everyone of us. His plan is far greater than our plan. There is purpose to our lives. We are here to live, learn, and gain experience. Be grateful for the struggles in your life, they make you stronger. Be even more grateful for the joys in your life. Love your life and live it to the fullest each and every day!