Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Remember when....

Do you remember when I would blog all the time. I would do things during the day with the pure intention of blogging about it. Those were the days. I loved this blog. I planned and thought about this blog. Then all of a sudden I lost all of the passion i had for it. My little universe hit a few pretty gnarly bumps in the road and documenting them just did not seem like they appropriate way to handle the situation. Now dont get me wrong, i have started countless posts about the hard things I was going through, but I could never bring myself to finish and publish them. But as in all things in life time makes the pain fade and wounds begin to heal. I can look back at everything now and know that everything happens for a reason and if you keep your head up everything will eventually turn out alright. If you have not heard the sad news. My dearest love C. moved to PA for a new job and a new adventure and I am staying in the 801. We are not doing the "long distance" thing because really its just not far to either of us. Who knows what the future holds for us, but we are both trying to figure things out one day at a time. Thank you everyone for your love and support (especially my parents!!!)

Anyway.... I have decided that i will start blogging again. I have been having lots of fun and going on brand new adventures. I have not been great at taking my camera so I will post the last few pictures that are on my memory card.

What do you do in SLC when its suppose to be summer and instead its freezing cold and hurricane winds? Well we fly kites off the top of Cole & Mady's condos downtown of course!

C. & the gorgeous utah sunsetif you look close in this picture you can see buzz kite flying up high

Oh did I mention that little sissy Sami was in the Miss Sandy pageant. She was incredible and looked so beautiful!! She took 2nd attendant. I could not be more proud of her! So if any of you are going to be at any of the parades in the valley this summer watch for her on the Miss Sandy float make sure you wave at her!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ten Years....

Ten years ago today, way, way back in 8th grade at Albion Middle School. My first real “Valentine” showed up to school with a dozen roses and a teddy bear, just for me. I was the only girl in 8th grade that got that many roses and I carried them around all day – I was not going to hide them in my locker- come on all the others girls couldn’t be jealous if I hid them away. As tradition at Albion Middle School the annual Valentines dance took place right after school. I danced with my friends and my valentine danced with his buddies (mostly standing around being “to cool” to participate). The last slow dance was quickly approaching and my valentine came and found me to dance. I have never been a shy girl, or one to not say what is on my mind, but for some reason this boy made me blush and oh so nervous. I giggled and danced with him to (in my opinion) one of the best songs of the time, or maybe even all time, “I Knew I Loved You before I Met You” By Savage Garden. I had so many butterflies in my tummy, they were making it hard to breathe. The last chorus began and he looked at me with his beautiful green eyes and slowly leaned in and kissed me….My very first Kiss!!

Now this part is going to sound incredibly corny and somewhat silly, but have you ever seen “Romeo & Juliet” with Leo & Claire Danes? The part where they have their first kiss in the elevator and the entire room spins around them? Well that is what my first kiss was like. Really. I know all of Albion middle school was in the room and I know thinking back on it now I should have been mortified, but I wasn’t. All I could hear was my heart pounding in my chest & the butterflies going crazy in my tummy.

(this picture is from '09 - but this is exactly where our first kiss happened years before)

My Valentine in 8th grade that gave me my VERY FIRST KISS is the same valentine that I have today. No, C & I have not been each other’s valentine every year since that faithful day in 8th grade, but we have shared quite a few together (roughly 7 i think). Who would have guessed that ten years later i would still be kissing the same guy? Although (sadly) things are different this year, we will stil be spending this day of love together. We have been through so many ups and downs, such incredible loving memories, and even more wonderful adventures. I would not trade us for the world.

I Love You Christian. Happy Valentine’s Day My Love.

P.S. I still sleep with the teddy bear he gave me ten years ago…every night.

Happy Valentine Day to everyone today! Remember even if you dont have someone special to spend your day with, there are many, many people in your life that love you!!!