Sunday, October 24, 2010

Her again?!

You get another blog from me today, because I'm feeling sentimental.

Things I think about on a daily basis:
  • How incredibly grateful I am to be married to such an amazing guy
  • How lucky I am to have a nice home, despite not having lots of money
  • How thankful I am to be a member of the true church, and be able to experience the wonderful peace and joy through knowing my Savior atoned for my sins
  • How lucky I am to have a wonderful, selfless mother, a hilarious father, a sweet, caring mother-in-law, and a hard-working father-in-law. (All of those adjectives really describe all of the people described, but to describe each of them with all of the descriptions would be a bit too long of a description. [5])
  • How much I love Kristi, Cliff, and their girls, and wish I got to see them more
  • How much I love Dustin, Sarah, and their kids, and wish they lived closer
  • How much I love Nick and Lindsay, how badly I miss them, and how I hope they know we love them
  • How much I love Ashley, Zach, and Madie, and I am so glad that I get to see them regularly
  • How thankful I am to live close to most of my family
  • How lucky I am to have in-laws that have welcomed me with open arms
  • How lucky I am to have parents who welcomed my hubby with open arms
  • How much I love to read the scriptures
  • How much I love my major
  • How glad I am that Justin loves his major and will thus love his eventual job
  • How lucky I am to have a loving Heavenly Father who is watching out for me, even when I don’t deserve it.

I really do think about each and every one of these things at least once a day. I’ve kept track of some of them, just to be sure, and yep. It’s true. I wanted to include how much I love baking/goodies, but I’m not sure I really think about daily, more of just often.

I love my husband, my family, and the Church so incredibly much, and they all bless my life more than I will probably ever know. Thank you to everyone who is such a blessing in my life. I love you all. 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Revival of the Blogs

So, is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that the blogging realm has been kind of sparse? I don't know about y'all, but I haven't blogged lately because I often wonder if anyone even reads my blogs, because I rarely get comments. So, let's revive the blogging world! I'm going to try to blog more often, and comment more on other peoples' blogs. Who's with me?! Hi ho! Let's go! (Apparently it would also be a good idea to invite some singing dwarves.)
Updates: school is hard. And busy. And it's midterms, so naturally I'm avoiding working on my projects by blogging! I am excited for one of my projects though... for my French Conversation class, we have to give a presentation about something French (very specific, I know!). I have chosen Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It's been really fun putting the presentation together! For those who don't know, he's the author of Le Petit Prince, or The Little Prince. I LOVE that book. It's so freakin' cute! And kind of sad... but mostly cute and hopeful.
Other news... It's almost Halloween! My work is having a Halloween party with a dessert potluck (I'm going to bring my mint chocolate cupcakes that are super duper yummy. I'll post pictures too, because they'll be cute). I just have to say, I LOVE my job. It's fantastic. Wednesday was National Day On Writing, so we (the writing center) had a booth on campus, and we were trying to get people to write. It was really fun!
Justin is as busy as ever, too. He's done with his midterms (lucky), so he's been able to actually relax today while I've been researching John Keats and Saint-Exupéry. Not for the same presentation. Just in case that's where your mind was going.
So, lately Justin and I have been trying to get in shape by hiking. We started small by hiking A Mountain by ASU, this past week we upgraded (a little too much) to South Mountain. It's nice to see the results in my calves :) Here's a lovely view of Tempe Town Swamp (previously Lake):
Last week my cousin Callie got married (it was a gorgeous reception, too). It was fun to spend time with my family, and to help out my aunt with the wedding cake. Well, at the wedding, they had a sort of candy buffet, including those not-yummy-to-eat-but-fun-to-play-with candy legos. I kind of stole some from my nephews and constructed... THIS!
Yeah, there was a tragic gummy-bear war in front of the castle. Very few survivors. (And yes, I know I have a twisted sense of humor. But very artistic, no?)
Also, with Halloween around the corner, look at these cute pumpkin brownies I made!
That's about it, thanks for reading!