Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
What are your middle names? Randall and i don't have one
How long have you been together? 1 year and 3 1/2 months. married 3.5 months.
How long did you know each other before you started dating? it was a blind date and it started there. so no time at all!
Who asked who out? we were set up
Whose siblings do you see the most? his cause they are closer
Do you have any children together? not yet. and not for a while.
What about pets? no thank you! they are smelly and messy!
Did you go to the same school? nope
Who is the most sensitive? hello i'm a girl. me!
Where do you eat out most as a couple? we change it up...mexican, submarina, pizza, panera, olive garden...ect.
Where is the furthest you have ever traveled as a couple? Mexico!
Who has the worst temper? good question...we both don't get super mad very easily.
Who does the cooking? i did more when he wasn't working nights but we usually both pitch in.
Who is more social? depends on the environment. i think i need more socializing than he does but he is definitely good at making strangers comfortable..his job makes him good at that.
Who is the neat freak? is that even a question. ME!
Who is the most stubborn? i'd say brian
Who hogs the bed? he says me, but when he is in the middle and i'm on the edge i think that means he is the hog. usually we share.
Who wakes up earlier? brian.
Where was your first date? tio leo's and mini golf.
Who has the bigger family? i thought i had a big family but i think its brain.
Do you get flowers often? nope. once when we were first married.
Who eats more? brian for sure!
Who sings better? brian.
Who does the laundry? we do it together at his parents. but i actually fold it.
Who is better with the computer? i'd say about the same.
Who drives when you are together? usually brian sometimes me but he always opens my door
Who picks where you go to dinner? we agree or whoever didn't pick last time gets to choose...i'm usually up for whatever.
Who is the first one to admit when they are wrong? me
Who wears the pants in the relationship? i think it's pretty equal
Who eats more sweets? oh goodness me. i was just thinking about how i wish i didn't like sugar.
Who cries more? me
What's your best day together? wedding day!
Where did you honeymoon? On a cruise to Mexico!
Favorite date night? i think dinner and a movie are what happens most often. or grocery shopping.
Favorite TV show to watch together? criminal minds.
Couple I imagine us growing old like? one of our grandparents
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
i am thankful for...
-the knowledge of the gospel in my life.
-my testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel.
-the power of prayers and the personal revelation that is received through them.
-my family and especially my parents who have come so far and given so much to us kids.
-my siblings who continue to teach me and direct me.
-my testimony of tithing, the opportunity i have to pay my tithing, and the blessings that come from it.
-this beautiful country full of opportunities and hope.
-our loving prophet and those who came before him who provide us with the guidance, direction, and knowledge we need in our lives.
-my husband brian who i fall in love with everyday.
-brian's support in whatever i want to do, his playfulness and honesty.
-the music that can change our moods and feelings.
-my experience at byu-idaho and what it gave me: a strengthened testimony, knowledge, a greater love for my family, my city, performing, dancing, learning, and most of all a greater and deeper relationship with my heavenly father.
-my good health.
-worthy priesthood holders.
-teachers who love what they do and who they do it for.
-the temple and it's sacredness.
-being able to use washers and dryers.
-clean running water everyday.
-my mom keeping me in dance even when it was difficult.
-the holidays and the effect they have on people.
-a warm bed each night.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
on halloween night brian had signed up to work overtime at the aztec game so i was a little bummed but overtime is always good so i was very grateful for that. so while brian worked the game i went and played with my family at my aunt and uncle's house with all the cousins. i think this year was the first year i did not dress up for halloween...but i'll do better next year!
aaannnnd just this past week i found a doctors office to do my externship at! for the past month or so i've been calling and waiting for calls and stressing about finding one in time to get all the paper work completed before starting in january. i am so excited to have finally found something. although it is not an ob/gyn office like i hoped its a family practice. but it is only 1, i repeat, ONE mile down the street from our apartment! and the best part is that they are super super flexible and basically said just let us know when you want to come in. which works great because i'll be finishing my last two general classes and working during my externship. i'm looking forward to finally being able to do what i studied and practiced and be able to learn more! the only downfall is that this office, i found out last friday when i went to meet them, looks to me like it's a little unorganized and too small for how many doctors are practicing there. it's an old building and definitely needs some updating inside...there were stacks of files and charts on the floor along with a sharps container and other injection stuff.. i wasn't too sure about all this mess but hopefully my need for organization won't ruin my experience.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
i am nannying for four different families, i know crazy but i just do one day a week for each of them. i kind of like it that way cause then i don't get tired of the same old thing everyday. and i'm also taking an online english class through byu-i. which i'm figuring out is a lot more work than i would be doing if i was just going to class. a lot more than necessary really! but its nice to have some obligation to school work, even if it's not always that fun, since its been really weird for me not going back to a full load of school. i truly miss byu-idaho and have recently been really sad about not going back. before i was sad to leave it but so excited to too because that meant no more good-byes. but now that everything is settled i'm now realizing i really am done with that wonderful chapter of my life. each semester was a time for me to grow and strengthen who i was and what i believed in. it was chance for me to really dance and learn with and by the spirit. i just have to remind myself to take what i found at that school and bring it with me where ever the rest of my life takes me.
so our lives recently have been busy with lots of working, lots of gift returns and shopping(which we are glad to be done with), decorating/organizing our lovely home, seeing WICKED which was amazing and we sat sooo close i couldn't get enough of it!, ski beach where i went wake boarding for the first time! and brian skied for the first time in a long long time...we were both extremely sore for the next few days after that, i've started rehearsal for The Nutcracker and i am very excited to still be able to dance and that brian encourages me to, and we've been having family home evening with our lovely married friends, the prices, which has been lots of fun!
Monday, September 14, 2009
ahh i can't stop watching it! it was just such an amazing day and photos are letting me relive it :)
soon you will be able to click on the little shopping cart at the bottom of the slide show page to view all the photos from our fabulous best day ever!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
i remember it was just last summer when i was telling myself and others i wasn't getting married for a long time and school is what i was focusing on...there were absolutely no plans of marriage in the near future. but i guess the best things come along when you least expect them to. and let me tell you, it couldn't have all happened in any better way than it has. Heavenly Father has truly blessed me. i feel so incredibly lucky to have had the opportunities i have had at byu-idaho. i feel even more lucky to have meet the man of my dreams when i did and where i did. i am so thankful i get to live in beautiful san diego, my home, forever. i can't describe to you the overwhelming feeling that comes over me when i finally arrive in san diego after being away in rexburg for a semester. i truly love home. byui has given me much greater appreciation for home, what it really means to me and how i feel when i am there and the lovely people that make it what it is. it is weird moving out for the last time. its like i don't exactly know how to feel about it yet. excited is what i do feel but at the same time its hard to say goodbye to this part of my life. this has been a rough semester though so i'm glad the end is finally here! and i can actually spend time with brian for once and not have to say goodbye to him! yay!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Happy 25Th Birthday Brian!!
25 reasons why i love brian so much...
1. You always make me laugh.
2. You are great at speaking in church and have a strong testimony.
3. You encourage me to do what is important to me.
4. You make sure I spend time with my family and friends as well as you.
5. You always open the car door for me.
6. You love to have fun and be silly.
7. You tickle me, even though I say to stop I still like it.
8. You dance with me anywhere...store, beach, parking lot, kitchen.
9. You are great at dancing even if you don't think so.
10. You do boring wedding stuff with me even though you would rather not.
11. You cuddle with me.
12. You are so good with kids and they love you. Especially my sisters!
13. You are great at your job and do it so well Officer Schimpf.
14. You always get me water if you're getting a drink because you know I love it.
15. You tell me that I am beautiful.
16. You are so smart.
17. Even though you hate them you will still always go to wedding receptions with me.
18. When I'm sad you comfort me and know what to say to make me feel better.
19. You are a worthy priesthood holder.
20.You focus on what is happening now and don't worry about things that can't be changed...like i do too often.
21. You remind me of the kind of person I want to be, not just for myself but for you as my eternal companion and best friend.
22. You make it impossible for me to think if my life without you or before you.
23. Your voice has this great soothing effect on me that is like a warm blanket over my cold body in times when I need comfort.
24. You are so very handsome.
25. You create this beaming, eternal smile on my face whenever I look at you, talk about you, or think about you.
i am so excited to share my life with someone who makes me so happy! happier than i ever knew just one person could make me. brian is the sunshine in my life that i could truly never ever live without.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Sunday, May 31, 2009
-texas road house...i can't believe i've been missing out on ribs for this long!? so good :)
-she finally got to see me in my wedding dress!
-william joesph pianist concert
-beautiful sunny warm weather!
now its time to cram for my two test in the next two days. i was so tempted to just shove myself into her luggage and GO HOME! but the semester is half overrrr!!!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Monday, May 4, 2009
http://thairanddavid.wordpress.com/ this site tells of who they were and the millions of awesome things they accomplished... but it will never give back that feeling/smell/love i got when walking into their home.
thank you to grandpa spence and grandma kathy for flying me home for a beautiful weekend at home! thank you so much brian for taking the day off of work to be with me on saturday! it really meant so much to me to have you there. i love you like crazy! now its back to a week of three exams, two article reviews, lots of busy work and the cold, crappy weather.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
yesterday was a great first day! in all four classes we just went over the syllabus and got out early! my weeks will go as follows for the next three months...
7:45-8:45 clinical 2 for medical assisting
9-10 adv. first aid
11:30-12:30 medical law/ethics
3-4:30 modern dance...which i am sooo looking forward to!
7:45-8:45 ma clinical lab
9:45-11:15 medical billing/coding
9-10 adv. first aid
11:30-12:30 med law/ethics
7:45-8:45 clinical lab
9:45-11:15 med billing/coding
9-10 adv. first aid
11-1:45 adv. writing/technical communication
my favorite part of the school week, well beside dance classes, is devotional. i love it! its so wonderful to be able to just take a break from regular classes and studying in the middle of the week to feel the spirit and listen to great talks! its always tuesday afternoons at two...and guess what the first one of the semester was on?! eternal marriage! haha. and of course things that go along with preparing for it and strengthening it. it made me see more of how true this gospel really is and how much i love it, how excited i am to soon be able to share something so amazing with someone i love so much, and the blessings that come from the decisions to make right choices in life.
just a thought that one of my teachers talked about today that i really like...
so you know when you are driving if you turn around to get something or look somewhere else eventually you start steering a bit towards that direction. well that's how life is. i know it is something that is pretty obvious but she just put in a different perspective for me and made me realize how true it really is in life. if we don't completely focus ourselves on what we want out of life, who we want to be, where we want to go, or even the short term goals we wish to achieve you will never get there. you can't let yourself get distracted. not only do you have to focus yourself on where it is you're going you must make sure the things that are happening in your life are directing you to what or where ever it is that you wish to be. i know this to be true in my own life. it may not always be easy but it is worth every single struggle and will always make life that much better when you fully focus on what is straight ahead and not the distractions along
oh i almost forgot! i've completed my goal everyday since i've been here and i'm up to the running stages :) it feels so good! is it really so bad to exercise on sunday? i mean really.. i'm taking care of my body, it lifts my mood, i DO feel close to my heavenly father when i am running/walking/dancing. i don't understand why some people look down at it?
Saturday, April 18, 2009
monday: ten hours of driving to layton=headache and dizziness, but so glad to make it safely to the best aunt and uncle, brent and rachel, and their five cutest boys ever. i always make sure i leave a couple days or so early before i really need to because i love being able to spend time with them. they are such a fun, entertaining family! thanks brent and rachel for being so awsome and letting me stay with you :) love you guys!
tuesday: hung out, went to lunch with brent and rachel and my freakin so funny/cute cousins. and tried to decide if i should leave then or wednesday to be able to get the room i like in the apartment (since its first come first serve). but my wonderful friend/roommate abby saved it for me!
wednesday: three more hours to rexburg! sadly it was either raining or snowing the whole time! but after drinking way too much water, almost peeing my pants, a few bathroom stops later i made it and it was sunny :) but still freezing and annoyingly windy! the best part of the day is finding that mice decided to make rachel (friend&roommate) and mys storage unit a home!! nice! so everything is covered in poop and pee and smells so good, not really. so after a few mice run out and the storage unit guy cleans up their nest i get to move all my smelly, poopy stuff, in the now raining weather, to the apartment. what a lovely move it was.
thursday: started a program for beginning runners! it starts you out by walking going in ten stages, the stages lasting four days, and at the end, stage ten, you should be able to run for thirty min. straight. my ankle is not fully healed yet from spraining it almost nine months ago and i really want to be able to run because i just love the feeling of it so i figured this would be a good/healthy way to help get my body used to it again. now, in addition to doing the nyc ballet workout, i am sleeping a lot better and really looking forward to getting back to dancing with an almost normal ankle. so my goal is to complete a day of the running program ever day that i don't have dance class. we'll see how that goes...maybe if i make it a point to keep you informed on how i'm doing it will motivate me more to achieve my goal :)
friday: purchased the text books i need for my classes and showed my friend david around campus a bit since its his first time here. completed day two of my goal!
mom and dad, i want to thank you so much for being such wonderful parents! i know i don't show my appreciation like i should sometimes when i'm home but when ever i get back to school i always wish i did. i love you both so much! thank you for always supporting me and trusting me in everything! dad, thank you for being able to give me a blessing when i need it...i know that they help me tremendously! mom, thank you for always being so good at helping me with the wedding planning :) tyler, buggie, forrest, and jordy i hope you enjoy reading about my oh so exciting life in rexburg... um well not really so exciting , i love you lots!