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McKenzie Butler  No one told ya life was gonna be this way. BYU • NMAM 2015-2016

Huge thanks to my girls for fueling my long-standing Newsies obsession today. I love you {and Jack Kelly} lots. #SantaFeStillCallsMyName

"Each [temple] stands as a beacon to the world, an expression of our testimony that God, our Eternal Father, lives, that He desires to bless us and, indeed, to bless His sons and daughters of all generations." -Pres. Thomas S. Monson
It's been two years since I first entered the doors of the Ogden Temple and caught a glimpse of what eternity is like. Every detail of those moments sits pure and bright in my mind and not a day goes by that I don't thank my Father in Heaven for allowing me to enter His holy house. And if there's one thing I know for sure in my life it's this: He loves us. I promise you, He loves us.

Thinking a lot about the very best days today and wishing I was with these very best people. #NMAM

Here's to new beginnings and better adventures(: So, rise and shout, Cougs. Did ya miss me? 😘 #BYU

Last Christmas Eve I opened a card from my mom with the lyrics to her all-time favorite Christmas song written inside. "Merry Christmas, darling...Happy New Year, too. I've just one wish on this Christmas Eve: I wish I were with you." Of course, I just sat on the couch in my little mission apartment and cried. And so this year I'm just that much more grateful that I can sing "I'll be home for Christmas...and not only in my dreams." Hold your families tight this weekend, folks. Because as all missionaries know, sometimes they're not there. But what will always ring true no matter where you are in the world is the love of our Savior, filling the hearts of each lonely soul that sings 'Merry Christmas, Darling.' Because of Him, we can always find home. #LightTheWorld

Spending even just a few minutes with these sweet ladies can put a smile on anyone's face(: So grateful for my mission and that it brought old and new friends to my house last night. Our Heavenly Father is so, so good. ❤

I got to put the tag back on this morning. Yeah, it was only for half an hour, but in that time, the Grinch committed to baptism. Plus, Madi was a rockin' companion. #GreenieFire #CalledToServeInTheWardChristmasPartyMission

It just so happens that my other favorite scripture is 2 Nephi 5:27. "And it came to pass that we lived after the manner of happiness." I can't think of a better way to live a life of happiness than by living a life of kindness, a life patterned after the Savior's. #LightTheWorld

There are so many things I'm grateful for this year, but a lot of it comes back to my mission. Not to mention, last Thanksgiving was one of my very favorite days as a missionary. Every single person in these pictures is family for me and I'll forever be grateful to know them. So, yes; today and every day, there's so much to be thankful for.
(Not pictured: Trev. But I still love you. ❤️)

To my dearest friend Mickey, thank you for always reminding me that the world--that life--is still full of goodness. As long as you exist, there will always be magic for those who look for it. So, happy late birthday, pal. Thanks for making me and millions of others so happy. Until the next time. ❤️✨

Bye life! I'm moving to the Wizarding World now! Hope they don't notice the muggle in their midst. 👋🏻

Good morning, Magic Kingdom. Lovely to see you today...even though we can't really see you. 🌨❄️☂️