Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pics at the MTC!

Hey everyone, this is Hollie. I'll be taking over Heather's blog for the next 18 months and posting pictures and letters as they arrive. Here are the first pics from the MTC today. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


For those of you who want to write me... Here are my addresses!

For the MTC:

Sister Heather Burton
New York New York South Mission
Provo Missionary Training Center
2005 N. 900 E.
Provo, UT 84604

Mission Home:

Sister Heather Burton
New York New York South Mission
85-69 60th Dr
Elmhurst, NY 11373-5547

I will put current addresses up when I get them! :)


I never would have made it this far without such great support from my AMAZING friends! I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life who are always willing to show the true side of friendship and it inspires me to be a better friend to others.
From what my friends have taught me I am truly grateful to take that with me as I encounter this new stage in my life. Thank you for being so instrumental in my journey of life and helping to make me the person that I am today and hope to be in the future.

Thanks for the great night girls!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thanks Hillary!

Here are the 8s:
1) Post Rules on your blog
2) Answer the six "8" items
3) Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment

8 favorite TV shows:
Tori and Dean Home Sweet Hollywood
The Wonder Years
Jon and Kate plus 8!
10 Years Younger
Bob's Price is Right
17 and Counting

8 things I did yesterday:
Went to lunch with Ian
Went to Leslie's
Shopped for the mission... AGAIN
Hung out with Crazy Carol
Sang in the car
Went to dinner with Crystal
Visited with the Anderton's
Read the BOM

8 things I look forward to:
Going to the temple today and tomorrow
My cold sore to heal
Meeting with President Abarca again...
Seeing my brother Jared
Being set apart as a missionary
Going to the MTC
Serving a righteous mission
And of course, the end of the mission.

8 favorite restaurants:
Spaghetti Factory
Red Lobster
The Melting Pot
La Frontera
Costa Vida
Ruby River
Olive Garden
The Original Pancake House

8 things on my wish list:
To be 100% ready to leave on the 28th
Lose 10-13 pounds
My parents move
See Hollie one more time before I leave
College degree
An awesome dog! (Lab or Schnauzer)
Not be so accessible

I tag...

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tyler is Baptized!!!

I cannot believe that my "baby Tyler" was baptized last Saturday! It's insane to think that this little guy is 8! He has such an awesome personality and a kind heart! He constantly amazes me with his generosity and love for others! I hope and pray that he can stay true to the Gospel and thrive on it's goodness. I love you Tyler!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hollbabe and Burtonbabe2K

"....Here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart"

Today was the first, hardest day before I leave for my mission. I had to say goodbye to my best friend. My sister. Hollie has touched my soul more than words can express and I am very fortunate to have her in my life. This will be the longest that we haven't spoken or seen each other since 1998 and it is definitely going to be a struggle getting through these next 18 months.

I am so grateful that her belief in me has made the difference between giving up on my dreams, and trying even harder to reach them. My life is richer because she is in it.

Thank you for sharing with me all the kind things you've said, and all the beautiful things that you are! I love you always and forever!