Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reflection on a year of Relationships

From Dec. 2007 to Dec. 2008 I have had the privilege of being in three relationships. There are so many emotions one goes through when falling in like or falling in love and just as many when ones heart is broken and also healing.

First I would like to say…I am SO thankful for those experiences. Who can say they’ve been with three amazing guys in the space of 12 months?!

The things I have learned and the romantic/fun/crazy events that happened were worth any of the pain and heartbreak that came in the end.

Experiences Like….
Being introduced to a new Thai restaurant
Wearing any height of heal I want!
Growing closer to Amy
Learning about bagpipe music
Having a bagpipe song WRITTEN for me
Gaining new friends
Having foreign country themed dates
Getting a call from a foreign country for my birthday
Dancing in the kitchen
Holding hands walking in a neighborhood
Being tackled from behind and KISSED
His co-workers telling him he’s lucky to have someone like me
Being teased by his family and loving every blushing minute of it

Learning Thinks Like….
Let him take the lead and responding equally, not more, not less, but equal
I can find LDS guys who I would like to be with
Going slow and giving space
Family means SO much
Friends mean SO much
Waiting until the next day to talk about something, thinking it over is a GOOD idea
Best friends can sometimes make the best lovers (don’t worry no lines were crossed)
God is watching over me

Next I would like to say…I still have hope for LOVE. I have met a few girls and guys who are so jaded with love. They feel that all girls this, or all guys that, or that people can’t really find the someone who they can be happy with or who can be happy with them…BUT NOT ME. I still find joy in a first date (even if it is just laughing at the awkwardness), love a first kiss, and have hope that the love of my life is out there, somewhere.

Last, I know God is watching over me because…
He gives me beautiful experiences
He gives me heartache and challenges to teach me
He sends me friends that lighten my sorrow and lift me back up
He gave me my family who will always be the
loves of my life.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Adding One To The List...

Well I've decided on my 49th thing to do: See every state's State Fair! How fun is that?! It might work with the road trip idea, but I just think it would be great to see all the 4-H stuff if every state, and how they do things, and the unique foods. Oh good fun. Any takers for a travel partner? It will take a number of years because they are all usually in August and September.

Friday, May 09, 2008

50 Things To Do Before I Die

In an effort to blog more (Kimi says I never change mine ;) I am going to list my 50 Things To Do Before I Die and then when I do them I'll post on the adventure. So, here goes- let me know if you want to do anything with me, I'm always needing partners in adventure and fun.

If they are bold and have a date with them, I've accomplished that goal. :)

50 Things To Do Before I Die

1. Marry in the temple and have children

2. Own a home with my husband

3. See the fireflies in the summer in the East – June 2004, Massachusetts

4. See the leaves of autumn in the East

5. Cross-Country Driving Trip

6. Play the piano

7. Play the guitar

8. Ride sidesaddle

9. Live in a small house (like the Avenues in Salt Lake)

10. Hike Timpanogos

11. Young Women’s Personal Progress – May 2002

12. Cliff Jump

13. Rock Climb

14. See the Sistine Chapel

15. Have a gorgeous garden

16. Be a board member of Festival of Trees

17. Ballroom dance

18. Dive off a diving board

19. Scuba Dive

20. Make clay pottery with a wheel

21. Church history trip

22. Go to Jerusalem and other holy cities

23. See the Arauraborialus

24. Skate Rockefeller Center at Christmas time

25. Have a beauty day with friends

26. Build a tree house

27. Singing lessons

28. Whitewater Rafting – July 2006, Snake River, Jackson Hole, WY

29. Disney World

30. See the tulip fields in Holland

31. Go to all the sports live: Soccer (BYU 2007), Football (USU 2002), Basketball (USU 2005-6), Baseball (Mariners 2007), Hockey ( USU 2005-6), Lacrosse, Volleyball

32. Ride a horse in the surf of the ocean

33. Try the water sports: Jet Ski, Wakeboard, Waterski

34. Go on a train ride – August 2005

35. Travel to Africa, Australia, Europe (July 2004), Asia, and South America

36. Invest

37. Jump a horse

38. Throw a Masquerade Ball

39. See the Pyramids

40. Go on Safari and take pictures

41. Walk in the vineyards – August 2005, France

42. Fly fish

43. Family History and Temple Work

44. Overnighter with the horses

45. Read all the great works of literature

46. Ride in a hot air balloon

47. Go on a mission with my husband

48. See a Living Art Show

49. This and # 50 are open for suggestions...