Thursday, October 18, 2012

a shameful yet hopeful post without pictures about a young married girl with a boring life but that you should still read... if you so choose.

Its been quite sometime since I have blogged and I will tell you why.
We've been stuck in a rut! our first 2 years of marriage seem to be much harder than I could have ever anticipated. Still wonderful, still love Dallen more than anything and my love for him increases every day, But we have definitely had many trials in our short time together mix that with me working 2 jobs and him going to school and working full time and only seeing each other every couple days for a few hours at night you get two frustrated, sleep deprived, most times a little depressed, hard working, relatively unhealthy adults! NO bueno.

So last night while lying awake in bed (Dallen fast asleep taking up most of it! mind you we only have a full size bed!) I decided a few things.
1. we need a bigger bed.
2. things need to change

Even though I do work almost everyday, I only work maybe 5 hours a day and the rest of the day I do absolutely NOTHING but sleep, watch tv, and eat and justify my laziness with "I work tomorrow so I need to relax the rest of the day" which is not true. Its lazy, and my body is starting to see some effects, which I do not like at all. I take long naps during the day which means I don't sleep well at night and often make up for it by sleeping until 12 then coming home from work and taking a 4 hour "nap"

so the first change I'm making is this:

Dallen also reminds me every once in a while (I think he would do it more often if he wasn't so nice to me) that I have no hobbies or anything that I am passionate about. Which is true, I've always been a hard worker and other than high school sports never cared to find something I really loved doing, and I really struggle with finding something I can really love doing as much as D loves BYU football ;)

the second change:

since our schedules are busy we don't eat at home together, which leaves D eating taco bell every day, and I'm never motivated enough to make myself anything at home so we are both often groggy and have no energy.

the third change:

Lastly, I regret to say that our home is not centered around the Lord. Sadly our spiritual needs are only met for a few hours on Sunday and some weeks even that doesn't happen. This is my biggest change, I know the Lord loves us and has blessed us in many ways, and I know that the church is true and have seen it work miracles in my life. I've never read the Book of Mormon. So each day when I wake up early that's what I'm going to start doing.

the fourth change:

So for the next 30 days I'm going to try doing things a little differently. I hope I will see a big change in our lives and can make our home healthier and happier, I'm also going to start exercising everyday! Since I'm a notorious quitter and never finish anything I start I'm blogging about it so if anyone actually does read this you can feel free to shoot me a reminder every once in a while I'm also going to keep a chart of my progress maybe that will be my first step for finding something to keep me busy, make a cute progress chart! oh, I'm so excited!

so, that being said... here goes day 1

Sunday, May 13, 2012

my most amazing mother(s)

This is my mom. 
                                                                       Isn't she beautiful?!
In my life I have had the privilege of knowing so many great women. She is by far the best, I haven't always felt that way and its taken me a couple of years of being on my own to appreciate how wonderful she is. But boy do I know it now. I call her all the time for advice or just to talk and I love every phone call. She has become one of my best friends, I respect her more than anyone for putting up with me through the many years I was more than a pain in the A. For loving me every time I need her, for kicking my butt, for teaching me the value of hard work, letting me make my own choices even when I know it was hard for her to just sit back and watch. For always teaching me.
I love my mom, and I hope someday I'm even half the woman she is.

that being said.

being the young woman I was and still kind of am... it took not one amazing mom but 3 to shape me into the vision of perfection you know and love today ;)

One to just love and listen. One to be my forever mother. And one to tell me like it is and kick me into shape. They are all truly amazing women and mothers day was made for them.

now that I'm married I have another mother, and I love her because she raised my husband and taught him how to be a man who respects and loves all women but especially me.

and of course...
my sisters. duh.

happy  mothers day to ALLLLLL of the mothers in my life. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

being an adult (almost)

Tomorrow is my big 2-1. which means I'm "officially an adult" but... if I'm not officially and adult yet then why do I have to do some many "officially adult" things?! like dealing with car insurance agents, paying rent, setting up gas and electric accounts, paying said bills, having a full time job, warrants out for my arrest? those seem like adult things...
so whats my point? my point is, can I have a day off from being an adult before I actually become one?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Where the church bells ring, and strong love grows

I love coming to California! It will forever be my home and I always have SO. MUCH. FUN!
This time around I came to see Lady antebellum with Emily. Neither of us had ever been to a concert before so we didn't know what to expect but it was so awesome! We started out in some crappy seats but by the end of the night we were partying it up in a VIP box! when you're pretty girls people let you do whatever you want i guess ;)
                                                    this is me being ultra excited about life.

As much as I love being with my family, I really miss this guy...

I know ubber cray cray huh? But alas, what can I say... I love this man!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

a day worth posting about

I bought this bin 2 years and 5 months ago. I packed all my clothes and shoes and such things and I moved to Utah. Since then this bin has moved to 6 houses and 3 states and for the last 15 months this bin has been consistently full of my stuff. I've been hauling it around from place to place, not having enough room or being anywhere long enough to empty it.  

But today. I emptied it :)
I know this is a dumb thing to be excited about but it means I have a home. My very own with room for everything!

and then some...

Thursday, February 23, 2012


I've spent the last 4 months, watching 119 episodes, 125 hours, and a total of 5.2 days watching all 6 seasons of lost and all I have to say is... I'm glad everyone died.

that is all.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

there were skittles in there...

we were here..

we where here...

were here...
I do lots of this...

to make a little bit of this....

we both do this...

to get more of that.

dallen does alot of this...

so in 5 years he can be one of these...

and I can be one of these...

and thats the update.