Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Thank you for running into a power line.

Well, I was able to get off work early today. Thank you random person for hitting your car into a power line by my work. The power was out for over an hour, and since my job has everything to do with a computer, and a phone- that pretty much explains why I'm so grateful to the person who made our power go out.
I really do enjoy my job, but sometimes it's mentally draining. I talk to a lot of really nice people, and also a lot of really rude people or people who speak a different language, so there is a language barrier...
I guess that's how it is with any job really. My good friend Anne and I were able to go and do some shopping, and now I'm here at home. Back on my computer. funny. I'm finally not having to be in front of a computer, but here I am. That's probably why it's a good thing I work. I came home thinking there is plenty to do at home I'm so happy I'm not having to work. I get home, everything is clean. Spotless. Not one thing to do. Steve's gone working for his dad. I thought of breaking out some crafts, but I just made one last night... which reminds me. Two of my little beehives came to visit me last night. Totally made my night. They wanted me to make crafts with them. :)
Steve and I have been watching the show Chuck a lot lately. An episode every night. Thank you Dan & Carrie for introducing this show to us, you've got us completely hooked!
Last weekend Steve and I watched chuck episodes with papa john pizza for our date night. We stayed up until 1! That is so late for us. Isn't it funny that when your dating you have all this energy and think you can stay up all hours of the night? Then once your married you feel like you need to pass out (go to sleep) by 10??
What else? I bought myself an early birthday present. I picked up "The parables of the Princesses." Thank you Grandpa and Grandma E. for the birthday money. :) I can't believe that I'm going to be 25! That sure feels old to me. Even though, REALLY it's not. One of my friends at work told me to have a Happy 21st birthday on Monday. Woot woot! At least she thought I was in my 20's not teens..I get my birthday off at work! I'm SO happy! Thank you Memorial Day! Steve said we can do anything. I really want to go to the Zoo. It's been a tradition since I was super young. I'm a kid at heart anyway. But I also really want to go dancing at the place by the purple turtle. We haven't been there since our first date. literally. It's this cute little country dancing place in Pleasant Grove. Who knows?
Which reminds me, it's grandma's birthday Sunday. I need to work on her present! :)
That's something I need/should be doing since I have this extra free time!
Well, I guess that will be all of my ramblings for today.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Parable of the Princesses

On Sunday, I didn't have to teach, and it was Robin's turn. It was a nice break to be able to the listen instead of teaching. Even though I really enjoy teaching a lot now.

She shared the story of the Parable of the Princesses. It's not only a book, but it's also an audio. While the story is being told there is also music. Jenny Phillips has always been one of my favorite singers. Her music really touches me. Music in general always has been a huge influence on me and sometimes I've felt the spirit the strongest by music.

In one part of the story it shares one of the princesses being saved by her brother. The brother in the story represents Christ. As the music was being played and the story being told I felt the spirit so stongly. I could feel the savior's love for me.
I've been in kind of a slump lately. If that's the right word. Just really discouraged.
It's a great comfort to know that my savior knows how I feel. He knows me, and everyone individually. The story made a great point that I'm a daughter a god. He did the ultimate sacrifice for me because he loves me.

I'm so grateful to Robin for teaching this story this sunday. I know I needed to hear it, and the girls needed it to. I think every woman does.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Potential Road Rash.

Funniest story of my life..seriously!

Okay, so this actually happened last year during the fall. I can't remember the exact date, but it was when I was having to go to physical therapy for my big toe. Lol that's pretty funny to. It was ridiculous going to physical therapy for a couple times a week for my big toe after my bunionectomy...and wearing that boot for 3 months?! 3 VERY long months...

Anyway that's not the story. This is:

So, one of the days when I went to physical therapy Steve and I had paid my copay and walked out the door. We got into our car and all of a sudden we see the receptionist just HAULING- barreling chaotically out the door after us.
She's waving in her hand a small white piece of paper. Steve and I look at each other wondering what she's doing. Before she reaches the parking lot she has to take a flight of stairs to reach the elevation of where the cars are parked at. She's ascends up the stairs two steps at a time. However, as she reached the top she missed the last step and started to fall forward. At this point it looks like she is going to eat concrete..breakfast, lunch and dinner. As she stumbles forward, she makes a valiant attempt to maintain her partial upright position by flailing her arms in a mad frenzy. It looked like she was going to wipe out at least 5 or 6 times as she continued forward at a rapid pace. Her momentum carried her at least 10 ft away from the top of the stairs. After she gained control, she found herself a couple feet past our car. Out of breath and red in the face, she knocks on my window and hands me the white paper and says "Here's your receipt."

I had to bite my tongue, and just smile so I wouldn't laugh hysterically. As soon as the window was rolled up and sealed shut, Steve and I laughed so hard we cried. We STILL laugh so hard to this day as we imagine that diligent receptionist trying at all expense to not experience the worst case of road rash the state has ever seen! This memory will always make me smile.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mom's Day!

To be honest, I was actually kind of dreading mother's day. Not because I didn't want to celebrate our mom's but the fact that it's a reminder to me that I'm still not a mom. This isn't a pity post. This is my journal, so I'm writing what I'm really thinking.
I don't know what my deal is the last couple weeks. I thought that I was completely content with not getting pregnant, but I keep getting this feeling like there is a void. I don't really know how to explain, it's like I can't be completely content with life, no matter how busy I make myself. It's not that I'm not happy because I am. Steve makes me happy and I'm so grateful for him, but it's just this feeling.
I actually haven't even told Steve how I was feeling. He an extent but not completely. He's really supportive and tells me the time will come...I know..I know..
I have a desire to be mom soooo bad, and it just doesn't seem fair.
So, when morning came (mother's day) I felt sad. Not the crying sad, just feeling in general sadness. Why can't I be a mom yet? I'm trying to do everything right. Am I not good enough to have a baby yet? What do I need to change? on and on...
Well, I put my pity party to the side, and Steve and I went over to the Ford's and had a fun time talking with Preston. It was actually really good. He comes home in only 3 weeks!!! So exciting! It's crazy he's been out for almost 2 years! Can't wait to see him! :)
Well, when we got home I starting getting ready to go to church. My phone buzzes and shows me I have a text. I look at it, and it's a text from one of our cousins. It said "Happy Mother's Day!! You can celebrate today too, because you'll be a mother before you know it! And when you are, you'll be glad you had a chance to learn a few more things, and you'll cherish your kids more because you had to wait a little while to get them. So have a HAPPY day today!"
That's EXACTLY what I needed to hear. How thoughtful of her to think of me on mother's day. I can't even describe the feeling of peace and happiness that I felt when I read that. My attitude changed, and I said a quiet prayer to heavenly father thanking him for letting me hear exactly what I needed to hear.

Steve spoke in church about his mom. He's such a good speaker. I seriously could listen to him all day (I'm not just saying that cause he's my hubby). He has such love and compassion for his mom, you know he just loves her and has so much respect for her. Everything he said just flowed together perfectly. I love his testimony.

We spent the rest of the day with our MOM's!!! Can I just say how much I LOVE these two??


This is my cute mamasita! I am so grateful for my mom! She's taught me a lot. I wouldn't be who I am today if it wasn't for her and for my dad. I'm super blessed to have her as my mom! I remember mom and I having late night talks about what was going on in my life. She wouldn't let me go to sleep until I told her about my day. She did that with all of us kids growing up. She cared about me and for all the kids-she still does! I have so many fun memories with my mom. I'm grateful for everything she does and everything she has done for me.
She's really funny and I sure love her!

I'm super lucky! How many people can say they love there mom in law just as much as they love there mom? I love having 2 mom's! Ellen also teaches me so many things! I've learned a lot from her already, and I'm still learning. I love talking with Ellen, we also have a lot in common. I am so grateful to Ellen and how well her and Bob raised my hubby. He treats me with love and Kindness, I know he got this from his parents. I'm sure grateful for Ellen and I love her too!

And last but not least, I wanted to put this poem on here. Steve shared it in his talk.
I absolutely adore Sister Hinckley. She's a perfect example of how I want to be.

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed some one's garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived." — Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Women's Conference 2010 and then some...

This weekend was AWESOME!!! I got to start my week off by going to Women's Conference with my cute mom in-law Ellen. I remember going to women's conference a long time ago with my mom and my sisters and doing a service project. I thought it was a fun experience, but this time I got more out of it. I'm sure it has everything to do with the fact that I'm older now. I was able to go to so many classes. It was such an awesome experience. I needed an uplifting weekend. The talks I swear were meant just for me. :) It was great just seeing ladies everywhere and no men! It's pretty neat looking around knowing that all the women who were there were all there for the same reason-to be uplifted. I loved everything about the experience. We listened to talks, sang, and also did a service project. I can't wait to go again next year. I wish they did women's conference every month!
My mom was there too and I got to be with her for the opening and closing ceremony too, it was fun having both of them with me!

Me & Mom (what's up with my one eye?)
Ellen, me, mom (Hi random chick in the background)

Saturday, Steve and I got to go to my friend Krystal's couples baby shower. Which I thought was completely awesome that it was couples. I never heard of a couples baby shower before, and I think it was really fun! It was fun seeing her and her cute prego belly! :) Which I'm totally jealous of by the way. But it was so fun to see some friends from high school that I seriously haven't seen since high school. It was neat seeing what everyone was up to and what life is in store for everyone.

After the shower we headed to Logan to meet up with Jason and Shannon. We wanted to see them before they moved to Canada for the summer. We had such a fun time with them! We love these two and we will miss them for sure! Thank goodness it's only for the summer. ;)
Some things we did while we were there...
We ate way too much food, played lots of UNO, Shannon gave us a tour- ha ha, Drove around Logan, watched the Jazz game, Hastings, Wii, lots of talking, sleeping in.

Jason & Shannon

What a fun and uplifting weekend! Too bad the weekends always go so much more quicker than the weekdays!

Oh and something completely RANDOM the past 2 weekends I've been told I look like I'm between the ages of 12-17! :( I know it's supposed to be a compliment to look young, but c'mon ppl! Okay, What do I need to change? my hair? my clothes? my makeup? I can't change my baby face.