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Monday, March 26, 2012
Mark is the greatest guy ever and makes me so happy. I always knew I'd marry my best friend and I can't wait to do so. We're getting Married on August 4th in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple and I can't wait for that day to come :)
Thanks Mark for everything. I love you more than you could ever know!!
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
First off, I have the best boyfriend around :) He sure spoiled me!I got a phone call just a little after 6:00 from Mark. He said"Will you do me a favor?" So I was a little worried. But then he said "Will you come open your door?" So I opened my door and there was Mark, with pretty flowers too!
Then Mark took me to IHOP for breakfast! We both love their Nutella Crepes......mmm! So good :) Don't judge this picture of me. Remember, he WOKE ME UP? :)
We hung out as much as we could all day working around class, but we did pretty well!
Later that night we headed to Salt Lake and went to dinner at Do Do's. (I th
ink that's how it's spelled??) Anyways, it was so yummy. Probably my new favorite, and their dessert is to die for as well! Very tasty!
After dinner we headed to the Lady Antebellum Concert! I have looked forward to this for SO long. Blake got me two tickets for Christmas, and I have been so anxious!! And ooooh myyyy........ it was the BEST CONCERT EVER! I absolutely LOVE Lady A, and have been to a concert before but they were with Tim McGraw and it was the outside concert, and a totally different feel. This time Lady A brought with them Darius Rucker, and Thompson Square. They were all amazing. I can't even put into words how much I loved this concert....... I'm speechless
Mark is not a big country fan. He doesn't mind it, but doesn't really listen to it on his own choice. However, I think I'm starting to convert him a little more! He especially liked the moments when Darius Rucker would sing songs from Hootie and the Blowfish, or Purple Rain. Haha
We had such a good day though and I couldn't have asked for a better Valentines!
This weekend we are headed to Cedar City to spend the weekend with Mark's Family and I'm so excited! Just a nice relaxing weekend, while getting to know his family better too! A little nervous? Yes.... But very excited to get away and have some fun :)
That post will come soon!
Thursday, February 2, 2012
But at least that means there is a whole lot to update on! Ok really, there's just a few things worth blogging about. Let's not pretend my life is THAT exciting.
First update: CHRISTMAS! I love Christmas time so much. I remember my first Christmas without Brooke and Blake. Blake was on his mission, and Brooke was with Aarons family this year. I was a wreckless 12 year old and I bawled all day because I missed them so much. It's safe to say that this year was my first year I really realized the true Christmas feeling. The spirit of Christ and Family are what truly makes Christmas great. This year we went to Brooke and Aarons in Colorado and it we were all together. We had such a good time! My favorite part had to have been watching Hunter and Paxton walk into the room where Santa had come! They were so excited! Ok, actually Paxton seemed kind of confused. But Hunter was sure stoked! And Paxton loved his thomas toothpaste that santa put in his stocking, so at least he was stoked about that! :)
I love my family and I love that Christmas gives us a reason to spend so much time together!!
Second update: New Semester! New semesters are always nice, and this one has been especially nice. I am loving my classes for the most part... and I even found a new love for ballet. Yep...I want to be a ballerina. haha. Ooh how much work I need to get there, but it's a good thought :)
Third update: You ready for this one? It's the big news........ about a.... Boyfriend! Yep. I said it. I'm not going to lie it's a little weird for that word to roll off my tongue, but I'm not complaining :)
Let me introduce Mark :) Here comes our story, you ready for this?
Mark and I met in October through another friend of ours. I immediately hit it off with he and his roommates and found myself constantly over at their house and always hanging out with them! Mark became my absolute best friend. I would tell him my guy problems, and he would tell me his girl problems. I could go to Mark for anything I needed and trust him with my life!
I wasn't going to stick the picture of us right here, but for some reason it's stuck here so this is obviously where the picture wanted to be. So, this is Mark & I at a Halloween party :)
Back to the story. Funny little side note: Mark had told me once that if things didn't work out with the boy I was kind of chasing at the time, that he'd love to take me out (cute, right?) But....later on I told him that I just wanted to be friends..... which I feel terrible for now..... because little did I know..
Anyways... As time went on I have been with Mark more and more, and I find myself only wanting to hang out with Mark. I'd even get home from a date, and immediately text Mark!
Well, secretly in my mind I had wondered about my feelings for Mark, but told myself it's just because we're such good friends. One day Mark was texting me and he was telling me he was thinking about moving. I then had a little meltdown and started crying. I can't believe I'm admitting this to the world, but yes, I cried. I thought to myself What in the world would I do without Mark?! He's honestly the best thing that's happened to me since moving to Provo. He was only talking about moving to Salt Lake, but still......that was too far for me to handle right then. Maybe it was an emotional day for me? But I learned a lot about my feelings that day.
Mark came over that night and hung out with me and the next morning I got a text from my roommate Kati that said something to the extent of "You and Mark are so cute. I have never seen you act yourself so much as you do around him!" This was yet ANOTHER thing that really got me thinking, and from then on I knew I needed to talk to Mark.
SO... I told Mark right then that I needed to talk to him. He came over and had a nice little chat where I told him that I was starting to have feelings for him. We had a really good talk and decided that we'd go out and just see what happens. I think we were both a little nervous because our friendship was SO strong, and we didn't want to ruin that! But, that week we went to a jazz game together, and we started spending even more time together. The following week we hung out EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!
Friday came around and I found out that my Sister was coming to town for the weekend! So I wanted to go spend some time with her so I told Mark and we decided we'd go spend the day in Brigham City on Saturday. So I took him to Brigham and he met the family, and spent some time at my house. Mark had talked to his mom and found out that they were staying the night in Salt Lake at his grandparents, so on our way back we were able to stop and meet his family as well! We had no idea it would be such a big day! haha. But at least meeting the family is out of the way now, right?
His family was awesome by the way. I felt right at home with them playing cards like my family does :)
On Sunday, Mark came to church with me. After church we went to his house to do homework. We try not to do homework on Sundays but since Saturday was such a big day, we didn't have time to finish. So we worked on our homework and Mark had a priesthood meeting to go to. So I stayed at his house and continued homework! When he got home we headed to my place to have dinner with Kati & Reagan, Tayler & Daniel, and Kristen & Bryce. We played some Farkle (in which I did terrible...) and then we went back to Marks and watched a movie that night.
Basically what I'm saying is, Mark and I literally spend ALL weekend together. And I wouldn't have had it any other way!
Monday we had busy days till 8 or so, but still made time to see each other.
Tuesday we went and did baptisms for the dead in the Timpanogos Temple. Mark was able to baptize me even though we had to wait 2 hours for the 100 mutual groups that night..... but it was still a good experience as always in the temple :)
After the temple we went to dinner and that's when we decided to make things official. I always hate the term "official..." but, everyone's gotta have their DTR sometime, right?
And, that's how it began :)
Mark has such a sense of humor and is always, always making me laugh. He's so very smart (even though he'll never admit it..) but he is, and he has great goals in life that I know he'll achieve. And most of all, Mark is the most spiritual, selfless guy I know. His testimony is so strong and he makes me want to become better every day!
Dankeschon Markas! (Mark speaks german and russian and has taught me a thing or two! haha)
In english.....Thanks Mark =)
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
These past two weeks have been absolutely crazy. First of all, finals. Just the word makes me cringe. I was super lucky and had half of my finals one week, and the rest ON finals week. This was still super stressful. I had a lot of final presentations, major papers due, choreography to prepare, dances to dance, and so forth. Meanwhile having two part-time jobs and trying to somewhat have a social life- even though that idea died during finals week!
Anyway- Finals for me ended this Wednesday. I had finals from 9:00-11:00, 11:00-1:00, 1:00-3:00 and 3:00-5:00. Yep.... FUN day....not. BUT that was the final Finals day! Thursday I was able to finally relax from it all! Sort of. I got to sleep in which was fantastic, and then I had a house to clean from 11:30-2:30 and I taught dance from 3:00-6:00. Then the rest of the night I was dedicating to fun. I hung out with a friend for a while and made some food, and then I went over to the usual crews house and watched a movie with them.
I left the guys house really late and had a stabbing pain in my side. I actually pulled over my car because I was in so much pain. I got home and eventually started to sweat as the pain grew and grew. I stripped down and jumped into a cold bath (which is SOO not me. I HATE cold water!!) At this point it's about 2:00 AM and while in the bath I called my mom in tears. She had a feeling it was a kidney stone and said she would call Blake and have him take me to the Emergency Room. I woke up my roommates Kati and Tayler and they stayed with me until Blake got to my apartment. He got there SUPER fast and carried me to his truck and into the Emergency Room we went.
Soon after the nurse finally put the IV and medicine in me and I started to relax somewhat. They then wheeled me in to get a CT scan and the rest is kind of a blur. (The med really worked!)
Finals ended Wednesday, stones came Thursday, and Christmas comes next week. Really, if this was going to happen, this was the perfect time. EXCEPT... my friend Kory was taking me to the nutcracker Friday which I was obviously not able to go to. However, he was able to exchange the tickets (after trying multiple times) and we'll go next week. See..... Things DO work out!
The program was amazing. We got to hear from so many great speakers and musicians. The best part was being able to feel the spirit SO much! We got to hear from Hilary Weeks (Brooke's favorite!), Sheri Dew, Brad Wilcox, Jericho Road, Emily Watts, Wendy Ulrich, Michael Wilcox, Laurel Christensen, and we had a surprise guest, Stephanie Nielson! Stephanie's testimony was so sweet and strong. If you're unsure who stephanie is, She is the burn victim that survived the plane crash.
My mom and I fell in love with Jericho Road :) So we HAD to go meet them!
Thanks for a fun weekend girls! :)