Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The big *24*

I am 24 today. This has definitely been my least exciting birthday to date. I still have so very much to look forward to, but when you have high expectations for what's going to happen in what timing, it's a bit depressing. I think this is a good lesson in trusting in the Lord. If I would have trusted in the Lord that everything would happen in His perfect timing, I wouldn't feel sad about not having a child and being finished with school by now. It's a great reminder that any time I try to rely on myself I fail. Anytime I make my own plans, they fall through. I need to 100% fully rely on and trust in my Heavenly Father.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Utah Update

Hey everyone!

It's been a while. I feel like my creative energy is finally returning as life falls into place. I have been so overwhelmed and I finally feel like I'm settling in and getting more comfortable. Life is fantastic in Utah! :) Of course there are still the anxious emotions of being in a transitional phase, but for the most part, things are fabulous!



The amount of family and loved ones we have here simply amazes me. I have been to more family events over the past two months than I have been to over the course of my lifetime. It's overwhelming to me, but in a good way. My heart feels over-joyed and overflowing with love. :) It's so neat to observe the healthy and complete family unit. Although I wouldn't change my upbringing because it's what made me who I am today, I feel so blessed to have married into this. Now if only Nevada could fall off the face of the earth and California were Utah's neighbor. ;) Then I'd only be a few hours away from my side of the family and loved ones. Maybe you can all move to Utah?? Yeah?? ;)

4th of July FUN: 



I miss our friends in Fresno so much and I'm going crazy not being able to just drive down to Orange County whenever I please. Thankfully I get to go there this month and next month, so that will be so great to get to see my mom, Lace, and my girlies. I miss the beach, but I didn't get to see it much when I lived in Fresno anyways. I think I liked the idea that it was only 2 hours away though, even if I didn't go as often as I would have liked. I don't miss the California weather yet, because it's absolutely beautiful here right now! I wish it could be summer here all the time. I'm not looking forward to the snow. :-/

Peeps I miss:




Our home for now :)




So there's an update for a few people who have been asking about Utah.  :) Hope everyone is doing great. Please send me your prayer requests if you have any. XOXO

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Utah

We live in Utah now!!

We packed up our house in Fresno in one week with the help of some amazing friends!
 

A special thanks to Katy, Chris, Aaron, Lacy and Kyle. We couldn't have done it without you guys! We arrived in Utah exactly two weeks ago. Aaron drove the moving truck pulling the Mitsubishi behind it and I drove behind him in the Jeep the whole way. The trip was painfully slow. The truck would only accelerate (if you can even call it that) to 35 mph on the hills and we were driving in the mountains, so needless to say, we went VERY VERY slow. LOL. We had to stop and sleep several times before we finally (and thanks to our guardian angels) made it to our hotel in Utah. The drive the next morning the rest of the way to Utah was wonderful. I got to chat with my mom for a majority of the trip, so that was fun to kind of do the move "together."


Once we actually got to Aaron's mom's (where we are living for now) I truly realized how wonderful having a big family would be. We had so many people there to help us move in and we knocked it out in a heartbeat. It took us a week to pack everything up and a couple hours to unload and unpack. It was unbelievable. I've never known family like that. It's such a great picture of Christ's love for us. We have gone to baseball games, church, dinners, soccer games, t-ball games, restaurants... and not just the two of us anymore... with our family. :) It makes me so happy to get to spend time with all of them. They're all so wonderful.


My heart feels full, although there's an aching in it... I miss my mom, Lacey, Lacey's family and my friends more than I can handle. I wish all of them could move here and experience this beautiful life with me. I know that's impossible. It's going to be harder than I thought to be away from them. I feel so blessed to have such a strong support group here, tho, and I know I will see those that I miss as often as possible.


Thank you to everyone who stood by us through the trial of uncertainty while we had to fully trust in our Savior. It was definitely one of the biggest trials we've ever been through together, but I can see now that God's perfect timing was perfect for us as well. Isn't it funny how it always seems to work that way?




So now life consists of discovering what God has planned for us here, looking for a job, spending time with family, starting school (Go Utes!), building new relationships, enjoying the beautiful summer weather, missing people I love in Cali, & going to sporting events.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Things I dream about

 I have had a lot of time to think lately and I find that when that happens I always catch myself yearning to fulfill my dreams in life. I want to make a list of them to remind myself... kinda like a bucket list I guess. Hopefully I'll get the chance to experience some of them before I go to be with my Savior... if not, what's better than heaven? Some are goofy, but goofy is my middle name. So here it goes...


Learn to play guitar








Learn to play piano  








Take vocal lessons









Vacation in Maldives








Sit on a waterfall by myself & bask 
in the wonder of created things








Go to Seattle, drink coffee, 
read books and enjoy the rain 







Become halfway decent at golf












Get awesome at salsa dancing 











Take a hip hop dance class












Ride in a hot air balloon








Own a salt water fish tank









Ride a motorcycle 








Surf... again








Make the most incredible
cupcakes on earth











Travel












Go make disciples 








Have a little one











Show Aaron around my
hometown in Oklahoma









Go horseback riding on the beach