Wednesday, April 10, 2013

{Hola, Ixtapa}

Cam and I had the opportunity to spend a week in Ixtapa, Mexico with his family. I had only been to Mexico once, and it was a stop on a cruise.  We stopped in Cozumel for a few hours, and mom and I were shopping when we heard the ship horn as it was leaving. We ran to the boat, to find out it (luckily) wasn't ours. That's all I really remember about Mexico.

Ixtapa is absolutely beautiful, and the resort we stayed at was amazing. Cams parents have a time share there, and we were lucky enough to all go with them this time. The week consisted of a LOT of beach time, relaxing, eating and Mexican musica. I loved every minute of it. Every night the resort put on some sort of show. Each night was a different theme: Caribbean, Broadway, Michael Jackson, etc.

Downtown Ixtapa is really fun, and we ate at some great restaurants. Happy to say, nobody got sick.. this time!

Best part of the trip for me: Getting a 1 hour massage in a hut on the beach for $10 dollars.
Worst part of the trip for me: The banana boat ride. It consisted of me being the smallest person on it, getting thrown around and nailed by Cam when we flew off into the water. Don't worry, I still love you Cammy. I almost drowned on the way in, getting nailed by a massive wave too.GOOD TIMES, FOLKS.

Blurry, but this was us jammed in the car on our way to the resort.

Cam and I kayaking

Our balcony

Set this little guy free in the ocean after birth.

Don't be fooled but how fun and calm the banana boat ride looks here..

Thursday, January 10, 2013

{Sorry about it, Mayans}

Well, another year down. We officially came out of 2012 alive! Is it a good thing or a bad thing? I was kind of excited for this world to end. Oh well.

I can't believe it is 2013. That is nuts! 2013 has already been a very eventful year for me, and we're only 10 days in! Oh brother. This last year was a big year for Cam and me. We were learning to adjust being married to each other, and living together in California with Cam's job. I spent a lot of time learning to cook, clean, edit and take photos, writing Cam little notes, sleeping in, getting a tan, hosting guests, watching lifetime and attempting to exercise. 2012 is over- let the new resolutions begin.

Truthfully, I haven't even had time to think of new resolutions or even breath since the new year. My mind is kind of boggled. Why? Well, let's just say Heavenly Father thought it was time to make some changes in my life.

As of January 2013:

I, Megan Jo Harris, am the new La Costa 1st Counselor in the Young Women presidency.

I am an Ordinance worker in the San Diego Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

I have a job as a receptionist at Mind Face & Bodywork (spa).

I have committed to a 24 Hour Fitness pass and am trying to attend Zumba, Yoga, Bodypump or some sort of class, each day (not Sunday of course.)

How do I feel about all of this? Well,  it is all very time consuming. I have barely found any time to be a homemaker anymore. I know what you people with kids are thinking- but come on now, give me a break, I went from a year of kind of doing and learning my own things on my own time- to THIS. To sum it up, I am a bit Overwhelmed. I kind of know how Cam feels at the end of each LONG day at work now.

When our bishop came over to ask me if I'd accept the calling in the YW, the first thought that came to my mind was that he mixed me up with somebody else- somebody worthy and experienced. I was a little freaked!

When I first got the call from the Temple to come and meet with the president, I was really nervous, and a little bit upset. Why would I be upset to meet with the Temple president? I have been endowed for a little over a year. I still feel like such an amateur in there. I feel like I have SO much that I should learn before working in there. Once the initial feelings surpassed, I was able to look at it in the right way. Heavenly Father chose ME to work in his Holy Temple- the most sacred place that we can be in this scary world. I feel so blessed for this opportunity, as well as my new calling in my ward. At the end of the day, when I talk with my Heavenly Father, I can not help but thank him TREMENDOUSLY for these amazing (and extremely scary and intimidating) opportunities that I, a 22 year old average Jane, get to experience.

I called my mama (this past Tuesday) after my first day working at the Temple, to tell her how overwhelmed and insecure I felt about not having anything memorized yet. She of course comforted me and made me laugh as I felt I wanted to cry. She reminded me of when I was in high school, she helped me memorize the Gettysburg address for one of my classes. I had that thing memorized to the T! She joked that if I forget something in the Temple, to start reciting the Gettysburg address. I laughed, and smiled at her through the phone. She reminded me that ever since I was little, this was my favorite Temple. Now I am working in it!

She also said that there is only one way to get out of all of these responsibilities: have a baby! We both laughed. She said that maybe Heavenly Father is doing all he can to get me to have a kid! I think I'll stick with my callings, for now. ;)

Sorry that this is such a long post (if anyone is even still reading). If any of you have any stories or experiences with these things, I'd love for you to share them with me. I'm going to need all the help I can get!

I am going to miss my precious little scouts so much. I had so much fun with them last year.

 I feel like I was just a 17 yr old girl  in young women's! Heaven help me that these girls will learn to love me and that I will be able to touch them with the spirit the way that my great leaders did me.

I'm sure I will have some stories to come soon from these new callings! Until then.