Wednesday, January 28, 2009
So... i haven't written on here for quite awhile. So I'll give a little update of what's been going on in my life. The biggest thing that has happened recently is... I'M ENGAGED!! Andrew proposed on Christmas night. I was pretty surprised actually. I knew we were probably getting engaged soon, but I didn't think he would propose on Christmas. My dad flew in from Florida that day, and when we got home, Andrew came over to ask my dad for his blessing. After they talked for awhile, we went outside and he had a giant red box of beautiful calla lilies for me. Then he got down on his knee on the wet pavement and asked me to marry him!! It was so perfect. We are SOOO excited to get married!! The date is May 23, 2009, and we're getting sealed in the Boise Temple. I cannot wait to be married! He is so wonderful and sweet! So now, we're just planning the wedding together, and going to school. It's a little bit tough with him being in Provo at BYU and me in Pocatello at ISU. The distance is a little hard. But we do well with it. The planning is going great! I've already got my wedding dress, and have a place for the reception. Things are moving right along! This past weekend, we went and looked at wedding bands for him. We found some definite possibilities :) It's been a lot of fun. Also a little stressful. But I'm pretty sure all weddings are stressful. We're starting to look at apartments and see where we want to leave. We'll be in Provo next year, so I thought it would be easier to just get settled in there right from the start. But we'll see. We still may stay in Meridian/Boise for the summer. We are getting our engagement pictures taken here within the next few weekends. So that's the next big project. Also, my mom and I are going to try and attempt to make our wedding cake. I know of a family who's daughter just got married a few months ago, and they made her wedding cake. It turned out beautifully. And it looked like it came from a bakery. So I thought we could at least try to see if we could make the wedding cake. We'll see how that goes. I think it'll be fun!! School is going pretty well so far this semester. We're about 3 weeks in. I'm taking 13 credits, and I'm really liking all of my classes so far. My math class is a little hard, and so is my biology class. So i'll just have to study hard!! I can't wait to be done with classes for this semester and just focus on putting our wedding together. Luckily, I only have 3 more classes(hopefully) next semester to take, and I can apply to the Dental Hygiene program at UVU in Provo in February. Hopefully i'll get in!! Everything is going great though!!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
So today, one of my roommates, Nancy (but we call her Ginger) was baptized!!! It was wonderful! She is one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. She is so kind hearted and sweet! She asked Lauren and I to speak, and believe it or not, neither of us got emotional! I was shocked. I also made the programs... which I must say looked amazing! Our dear friend Matt Noble performed the baptism, which he did in Spanish. That was very special. Especially to Ginger. Lauren, our friend
Ratimo, and I all pitched in and bought her her very own set of scriptures and a hymn book with her name
engraved in them! She cried when we gave them to her. It was so sweet! Andrew was able to make it... which was amazing! He drove all the way from Provo to be here. He is so sweet!!! Ginger has taught me a lot of wonderful things in the short time I have known her since coming to college. She is only 20 years old and already a senior in college! Can you believe it?! And she is a psychology major at that. We all went out to dinner to Chili's afterwards to celebrate. We told our waitress that it was Ginger's birthday... so she got a free dessert! It was such a wonderful day. I'm very grateful that I got paired with such good roommates. I know a lot of people here who got roommates that are complete turds.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Since Lauren did a tribute to me on her blog, I figured I'd better post one too. Lauren and I have been best friends for forever. I love her with all my heart! She has always been there for me through everything. When I need good, sensible advice, I always can turn to her. She is one of my roomies here at college, and we have been having so much fun together! I don't know what I would do without her. Even when we get on each other's nerves, which happens sometimes of course, we still remain as close as sisters. We couldn't be more different in some aspects of life. She keeps my head on straight. Our lives are changing more than ever now. We're in college now, before we know it we'll be getting married and having families of our own. CRAZY! We have always been attached at the hip, so it'll be interesting to see which direction life leads each of us.
So I started college almost 2 months ago... and I'm loving it! I love all of my classes, and all of my professors are so nice. I am rooming with my best friend, Lauren, and 2 other girls. We all get along great! Nancy is a spicy latina and we love her! Trice is a gangsta. We love her too! It's fun because we all have such different personalities and all come from different backrounds. It makes it interesting. I'm studying dental hygiene. I think it will be an excellent job when I have a family of my own. Our new ward here in Poky is awesome! Everyone is so nice and so willing to help! I love it.
Although I have been having a lot of fun, college is serious business. Study study study! Lauren's dad told us to remember 3 letters... G-P-A! Smart man. I haven't really gotten too homesick. But I think my mom misses me. Actually, I know she does. And my brother does... even if he won't admit it. College is an absolute blast though! Things in my life are changing! That's for sure!