Monday, January 31, 2011


Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them.

oh good one day eight! see i wanted to try and do this whole no sugar thing for the month of February. twenty-eight days no sugar. yeah well that idea didn't last long. it's not that i eat a lot of it by any means, it's just sometimes i really crave something sweet...even just a little piece of something sweet, mmm like fruit snacks! i'm good at saying no to desserts and things if i know i shouldn't, but when the times come when my tongue is dying for a little sweetness i can't resist. so that is one goal that was in my head but i'm pretty sure i will never accomplish it. wish is really okay with me :)

but now for a real short term goal... i will finish the book i am reading. wish is a good goal for me because i usually get bored of reading even if it's good. i know weird. but i'm determined to be a better reader and actually finish what i started!

also, i will start piano lessons with my grandma again. it's been since i think middle school since i've had one! i need lots of practice, practice, practice!

and just one more... find somewhere to take sewing lessons!!! any input would be much appreciated on this :)


Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you

i think anyone that is a religious person would agree that their beliefs are what has the biggest impact on them, their lives, and the decisions they make in life. i couldn't think of a better or bigger thing that truly makes an impact on my everyday life. i love being a Mormon and having the true gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. life isn't easy or understandable at times but when you have the knowledge of the gospel it honestly makes for a happier and more fulfilling life. i know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. i know that our Heavenly Father has made it possible for us to have eternal families. i know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and made it possible for us to come to this earth. i know that we lived with our Father in Heaven before this earth and that we are able to return to him again. i know that the Holy Ghost is given to us to comfort, guide, and direct us. i know that marriage is an eternal, sacred, and wonderful thing. i know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church on this earth today and that it is what has made the biggest impact on my life. and i couldn't be happier to be apart of it.


Day 6-Favorite super hero and why

wow i really suck at this thing. guess i better do some catching up! i think i've been procrastinating this post on purpose because i couldn't really think of a favorite super hero. so i'm going with a hero, not a super hero.

i guess i don't even really have one hero either. but heros to me lately are those moms with a million things going on and a butt load of patience and love for their children, husband, and homes. sometimes i see myself in certain situations and realize that i just need to have more patience. that scares me knowing that some day i'm going to have an even more hectic life than i do now and that i really will need even more patience. i love to just watch moms with handfuls of kids and see how they do they do it ALL! it inspires me. it reminds me that it is all doable. moms are definitely my heros.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been i said before i don't have all my photos on this computer yet. so i took some from google. and decided to do more than one place!


sequoia national park




puerta vallarta





Sunday, January 23, 2011


Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have.

i'm bosy at times, especially with my siblings. i really really hate it, and always have.

I love, I love, I LOVE!

just gives me the chills and makes me want to dance like this all day long :)

and the making of ....

love it when he says:
"it's not something that's work"

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Day 3-A picture of you and your friends

(we recently got a new computer and i haven't put all of the photos from my laptop onto it) ...this is the most recent photo i have of a christmas sock exchange party i had. we're missing some great friends that couldn't make it and it's not the best picture but we had fun! (just in case you noticed my weird face... it's because i was talking and didn't realize the timer was going off)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name

i'm guessing this means the part that says lucky... and not our names.
well just before i met brian i heard the song 'lucky' by jason mraz and feel in love with it (it had been out for a while but for some reason had never heard it until then)! i mean i could listen to it all day in live with it! ...sounds dumb because i'm sure everyone else loved it too when it first came out. but anyways i thought it was bestest song ever and one day during the first couple weeks while brian i were dating i was going through his ipod and found it. and of course played it. from then on i would always want to play it while in his truck and we would sing it together...him MUCH better than me of course. but it ended up being our little song and i thought it was perfect for us since i went away to school just less than three weeks of us dating (so most of our getting to know each other was over the phone, long distance). but magically after i left it didn't take very long at all before we fell in love :) when i missed him i would play it. which was ALL. THE. TIME. it's a little fast to use for a slow dance song so we used it for our photo slide show at our wedding reception. i think it fit so well for us too because when we met, at that point in both our lives we were not looking for anything serious at all and were definitely not expecting to find love so fast and be married when we were! we are definitely lucky to be in love in every way... so i thought it was a good blog title :) love really does come along when you least expect it. we LOVE love and love being married! it's like a super fun party! you have your best friend around all the time and it's a sleep over every night!!! (well, when he isn't working nights)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself

not sure if they will be interesting but they will be facts...

1. i cannot go to sleep at night in my bed without washing my face and brushing my teeth. i've tried and it is really hard!

2. i have a freckle on my eye lid that i know a lot of people think is mascara.

3. i am really self conscious about my feet and i've never liked them.

4. i took ballet for 15 straight years. but truthfully it doesn't feel good on my body and i'm now in love with modern.

5. i love to clean my home.

6. being late stresses me out.

7. i sucked my thumb until i was nine.

8. i am probably the least competitive person you will meet. but sometimes i really try to be if we are playing a game so i don't bore myself.

9. i take what people say about me to heart. maybe that is why fact 3 exists.

10. i have had two miscarriages in five months and even though it's been the most challenging experience in my life so far it has been one of the most spiritual. and in a certain way i am happy to have been given those experiences for many reasons.

11. i'm obsessed with babies.

12. i have plantar fasciitis.

13. i've always really liked being in hospitals.

14. i saw my youngest three siblings be born and cut the last ones umbilical cords.

15. i can never stay mad at brian for for very long at all...even when i try to be!


30 Day Challenge
Getting to know me.

Each day of the month, write a blog post according to these guidelines below:

Day 1-Recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 2-The meaning behind your Blog name
Day 3-A picture of you and your friends
Day 4-A habit that you wish you didn't have
Day 5-A picture of somewhere you've been
Day 6-Favorite super hero and why
Day 7-A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 8-Short term goals for this month and when you'll accomplish them
Day 9-Something you're proud of in the past few days
Day 10-Songs you listen to when you're bored, happy, sad, mad, hyped
Day 11-Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12-How you found out about blogger and why you have one
Day 13-A letter to someone who has hurt you recently
Day 14-'A picture of you and your family
Day 15-Put your ipod or shuffle on-first 10 songs that play
Day 16-Another picture of yourself
Day 17-Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18-Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19-Nicknames you have and why you have them
Day 20-Someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
Day 21-A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22-What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23-Something you crave for a lot
Day 24-A letter to your parents
Day 25-What I would find in your bag
Day 26-What do you think about your friends
Day 27-Why you are doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28-A picture of you from last year and now-how have you changed?
Day 29-In this past month, what have you learned?
Day 30-Your favorite song

Friday, January 14, 2011


our Christmas holiday was a crazy busy one, but a very wonderful one! we are lucky enough to have both of our families right here in town but that means that we have lots of Christmas celebrations to attend! it's so fun to be all together but it does get exhausting going from one event to the next. but i'm so glad we do not have to pick and choose which side of the family we will be with.... it works out great! the day before Christmas Eve we have a dinner and gift exchange with the Hutchings....lots of little cousins! my family has always done Christmas Eve/my mom's birthday. it varies from year to year what exactly we do but there is always yummy food, lots of family, white elephant, and gift exchanges! Christmas morning is spent just the two of us which i LOVE! and this year since brian worked until 7am Christmas day he stayed home and slept while i went to the schimpf's for a delicious breakfast! Later we all go to grandma and grandpa's and have a big dinner and gift exchange with all the schimpf family. it all makes for a busy few days full of baking, eating, and family but i wouldn't have it any other way! i couldn't imagine Christmas without all the festivities and family... it just wouldn't be the same! i'm so looking forward to when we have little kiddos of our own to bring alive the magic of Christmas in our own home and to teach them about the birth of the Savior!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

i can do this!

ahh what a week it has been! all i can think about lately is how incredibly grateful i am for the knowledge i have of the gospel of Jesus Christ and the relationship i have with my Heavenly Father. i know for a fact that no matter how many failed pregnancies i have that there is always a purpose for them in my life at that certain time. sometimes the reasons for your trails are right there in front of you if you take the time to open your mind and except that it had to happen. other times you may have no idea why you were given a specific trail but whether you know the reason or not it's important to accept it and learn from it, even if it is not easy.

this time around has been really weird for me emotionally. i cried a lot the day we found out. all i wanted to do was cry. but after that first day of mostly sadness i just felt anger. i couldn't cry very much even when i felt like i really really needed to! how frustrating! i was just angry at all of it. i wanted to know why. i wanted to know what i did wrong. what went wrong. is this really happening again all in less than six months?

even if i can't figure out why or how it happened again.. or what i'm supposed to learn from it or change in my life at this time, i do know that i have a Heavenly Father who has answered my prayers. it may not always be the way i want them to be answered but they are always answered. what a blessing it is that we can simply kneel on our knees no matter what our emotional state is and feel His love for us, feel the spirit in our homes, and know that He knows what is best for us. it's hard to except a different plan for ourselves than the one we've made but i know that when we let go of our plans that a much better and joyful one can take place.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Highlights

now i'm sure i will forget something but i'll try my best to remember this past year! what a year it has been...lots of growing and firsts for me especially!

- my 21st birthday which was celebrated by a great night out with brian eating BJ's and then enjoying seaport village and ice cream
- started my first few classes at a community college in order to transfer them to different! made me love byui so much more! and i was sooo glad when they came to an end.
- started my medical assisting externship at Center for Family Health only one mile down the street from our apartment. what a learning experience that was! not the nicest people to say the least and i hated almost every minute...i was so proud of myself when the 200 hours were finally completed!
- not sure which month but i know it was in the beginning of the year....i was called to the activity days leader.

- don't remember anything eventful this month just trying to survive working, my externship at the doctors office, and school.
- we (mostly brian) are not to big about valentines day around here but brian surprised me with balloons, flowers, and chocolate!! never expected it so i was so happy!

- our disneyland passes expired so we enjoyed one last time at the park.
- saw cirque de sole!!
- completed my externship and all the paperwork and homework that went along with i then officially complete the medical assisting program at byui!

- spring break! normally i would be only two weeks away from ending the semester at byui so i was happy for a break before the last stretch of grossmont's semester.
- easter! we spent it with most of my extended family at my parents.

- my classes ended!
- we bought and started p90x...not so successful.

- celebrated brian's 26th birthday in vegas for a long weekend! so much fun! saw jersey boys, did lots of walking around, rode the big roller coaster, enjoyed our giant jacuzzi tub in the condo, slept lots, hit up a buffet, and more.
- found out we were pregnant! and couldn't keep it to ourselves!
- ended the month with a week of lake camping with all of brian's family at don pedro! sooo fun but i did lots of sleeping so i'm looking forward to next year even more!

- had our first ultrasound that showed i had a blighted ovum (look it up) not at all what we were expecting that day. instead of a d&c i opted for a drug they insert...was sent home to basically wait for my body to go into labor and make everything pass in less than 24 hours. worst experience of my life!
- quickly learned that things REALLY do happen for a reason and that right in the middle of my miscarriage happening was offered a job at dr. pulsiphers orthodontists office as an assistant. what a true blessing that was and i couldn't have been happier at such a sad time.

- started my first day of training!! i was so nervous but so excited! everyone was so nice to me and really helped me learn a lot! i was grateful for this opportunity and learned that i love it more than working at a doctors office full of old sick people who don't take are of themselves!
- most of all this new job gave me a great distraction from the loss we just had and gave me something to focus on instead of what i was really going though. it really helped me to see my Heavenly Father's plan for me and to know that i need to be willing to let my plans go in order for his plan, that is so much greater, to take place.
- celebrated our first year anniversary! that weekend i was in a wedding and so we weren't really able to do much until the next friday. but we spent the day together getting massages, going to the cheesecake factory and going to the temple.
- i bought a 24 hour fitness pass! i'd been wanting to for soooo long but felt guilty paying for it when i could just run outside or do my workout dvd's at home. but it's best thing i've bought! i need the motivation of going somewhere and i LOVE the classes!
- was a bridesmaid for rhawnie!

- continued using my gym pass at least four times a week and loving every minute of it! this may not be a big deal to you but i was very proud of myself for sticking with it and finding something i didn't get bored of! ....and not wasting my money!
- this was in august but....i was no longer in charge of activity day girls but brian and i were called to teach the four year olds primary class!
- my friend brittany got married!

- had some great girlfriends over for dinner and it has turned into a monthly thing. so glad we do this! it's great to talk with young girls who are married too!
- brian worked halloween once again so we hung out the collins house the night before and that was about the extent of our halloween celebrations.

- first thanksgiving spent with the schimpfs. so yummy! and then had my sister stay the night to watch elf of course!

- saw the nutcracker performed by my old studio and both my sisters and one brother were in it! definitely helps start off the christmas season!
- found out we were pregnant again!! excited but nervous and waited to tell everyone until we could get a little picture, which wouldn't happen until after christmas. it killed me keeping it a secret while seeing everyone!
- had a very busy christmas going from one family event to the next. i mostly couldn't wait until christmas was over so we could just relax and then get to hopefully see our maybe baby!!
- had a girls christmas sock exchange party
- found out we are having TWO miscarriages in five months. blighted ovum again. just because it happened once doesn't mean you're chances of having it happen again are any greater... so definitely just a random thing. this time i've choose to have a D&C so that is how i will be starting out the new year on monday, with surgery.
- still trying to figure out the real reasoning behind it happening again.