"Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - Les Brown

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wedding planning... but wait

I have been such a bad blogger! Not only am I wedding planning but I got engaged as well. It was perfect, everything I have ever dreamed of. I knew it would be coming in the next few months but I had no idea it would all happen so soon. Trevor asked my dad and got the ring all without me knowing, which is what I always wanted. Not to know it was coming and he got me good. It was a beautiful day, Labor day actually and we both had the day off work. Trevor told me that we would be going to a BBQ at his brothers house. On his way to pick me up he said his car died so I went out to my car to pick him up and this is what I found...

I was so shocked, I can't even explain how many beats my heart skipped. I knew it was happening and I had never felt so happy. Along with the letter telling me nothing was wrong with his car he had another letter and when I opened it up it had the word WILL.... then trevor wrote a bunch of things with the word WIll, he said he WILL always take care of me and WILL never hurt me and a whole bunch of other sweet things. From there Trev led me on a little scavenger hunt to all of the places that mean something to us. 1st place was boondocks, this was the first date Trevor and I ever went on. He took me there our senior year of high school. It was such a blast, then when he got home from his mission we went again on one of our first dates. When I got there his brother was waiting with a rose and another envelope but he said I had to beat him for it. So I took a few minutes and dominated him at basketball (he didn't know I played) then I got my next letter that said YOU.

The things he wrote were so sweet and thoughtful, the next place he let me to was Bucca De Beppo our favorite place to eat dinner. Then his sister in law was waiting and gave me the next letter that read MARRY.
Obviously I knew what was going on, the next place was my home address. I can't explain to you at this point the emotion I felt. I cried the whole way to my house, I think this may have been the first time I have ever cried because I was so happy. I never thought I would feel this again, I never thought it would be this special. All I could think was this is exactly how I am suppose to feel, this is the start to the best days of my life. So after getting all my letters I showed up to my house, I went inside and it was dark and then my dog was waiting by the back door so I knew he was out there.

When I walked off my back porch this is what I saw :) (and no I did not stop and take this picture)

Then it went a little like this...

My perfect dream come true, and the ring is even more perfect. Exactly what I wanted :) even more beautiful than I imagined.

Oh he is the man of my dreams. Trevor and I have dated a long time and it wasn't always perfect we went through a lot and it took me a long time to let me guard down and let myself fall completely in love with him. But now that it is this way I fall more in love with him everyday. I am so excited to marry him and being engaged has been so much fun, planning this wedding has been the best time of my life. I honestly can't wait to start this new chapter. I know if some of you have read my blog you may have remembered my goodbye post almost 2 years ago, I just want you to know that no matter how hard life gets and even when you don't think it will get better.. it does. I never imagined I could be this happy but now I feel crazy for ever thinking that way. So stay strong! 

As for now I have a lot more updates coming, Oh and I get married in 80 days no big deal :)  

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weekend Fun!

 The 4th of July weekend this year was very eventful, we partied all weekend! Saturday all my nieces came over and we had the best water day you could have with out a real pool. We were slip and sliding, having water fights, and best of all just had a really good time as a family. I love my nieces and nephew so much! Sadly Vanessa and Jon and baby Isaiah could not be with us this weekend they were with Jon's family but we still had a great time!

I can't believe how big all of my nieces are getting, it's sad how fast they are growing up but it is so fun to watch them go through all these different stages in life. 

After a fun day in the sun, we headed off to the Brophy cabin for the night. The Brophy's are so kind and always have an open door, I am glad they let Trev and I come and barge in on their family affair. The cabin was beautiful they have done such a great job. It is in such a great location about 30 mins from Strawberry Resevior. The best part is all the dogs are welcome at the cabin! There were 6 dogs up there, and I got to see my 2 nephews Oscy and Lenny! We had a fun time 4-wheeling and exploring and just being able to hang out and chat with everyone! It doesn't matter what you do with the Brophy's you know its going to be a good time! I love them all so much!

Then it was off to more firework and Murray park. Our cousins have made it tradition to go there every year. We had a bbq then stayed for firework. It wasn't the most amazing firework show but at least we had the opportunity to see some fireworks. I love living in the country and I am proud to me and American!!!

After having a short work week because of the holiday it felt like this weekend came so fast! Mal hosted a glitter toe party mid-week and before I knew it the weekend was here!

We celebrated Mads birthday dinner friday night! It was great that Erin could be in town for all of these fun times, but we missed Kels!

Then to end the weekend we had Erin's baby shower. She is having a baby boy that they will be naming Liam ( I love all of Erin's baby names)!
Mal put a lot of work into the shower and that is why it turned out so cute! I like being the one to put the work into having it my house and everyone else can do the work of making it cute that isn't my strong point. But all the girls helped out making yummy desserts and Mads had the idea of this cute clothes line! It was a lot of fun to be with all of our friends and celebrate such a fun time in Erin's life. It's crazy to think that one day I will be having bridal and baby shower for myself. I am so use to helping throw them for everyone else I forgot that I am suppose to get around to it too someday... silly me I better start working on one of those.

I am so blessed, I love my family and friends so much. Sometimes it's so easy to get caught up in life and let it bring you down. Sometimes I start to feel sorry for myself and it's good to take a step back and truly count your blessing. I have nothing to complain about and I hope that I can be more grateful for everything I have and always remember how lucky I am to have all these people that I love and care about and they may even love me a little too :).  I hope everyone is having a great summer and keep up the fun, before we know it winter will be here ...... so go on vacation and stay out in the sun too long!

Love ya!

Monday, June 27, 2011

St. George in June

I haven't experienced St. George in the Summer Time for a lot of years. When I went to College there I always came home for the summer, and why would you visit in the summer when you are there all year. Well it was Hot Hot Hot.
The original plan was Trevor, Erin, Neal, and myself were going to go to San Diego for the week and stay with Erin's family. But with vacation time and work and school and life in general we decided to keep it a little more short and sweet and that is exactly what it was.

We had SOOOOO Much fun and we can't thank Neal and Erin enough for letting them spend time with them and their boys.

I love their boys/dogs, I just couldn't get enough of them!

We started the trip off going to the St. George temple. We had such a great time and I am so grateful we have such great friends we can do that kind of stuff with.

Don't even ask what we are doing in the picture below haha

We had a great time and Movie in the Park, we even got to take Oscyyyy along for the fun!

Luckily all this crazy weather brought us some enjoyment because of the overflow Gunlock falls actually had some falls this year so we took the dogs and went and explored. The red rock was so beautiful and there was even some cliffs we could jump off that had really deep pools of water below. I couldn't even touch the bottom in one of them, it will be interesting to go back sometime when the water levels aren't high and actually see how deep the pools were.

We had such a great time at the waterfalls! On our way home we got to stop by my friends Jared and Sierra's and get our puppy fix. They have 8 lab puppies! They were so adorable I don't know how I resisted taking one home with me.

After a long day we decided to treat ourself to a great dinner! Same type of place as Benihana's called Samurai 21. Trevor loved it, he is still talking about how good it was!

It was such a fun trip and we got to spend some time with some great friends! Thank you so much Erin and Neal we can't wait to come visit again!!!!

I think thats a record, 3 posts in 1 day. I think I can say I am officially back to the blogging world!