Love is not about finding the right person, but creating a right relationship. It's not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build till the end.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

We're moving.....

We're moving to our new blog! As some of you have heard Matt and I have been struggling with infertility. We've been writing about our experience on that blog to keep things documented but private for some time now. But, we've come out of the infertility closet and we're sharing our story there. Feel free to join us there because let's face's been over a year since I've posted here!

Love to you all!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Every Sunday...

Every Sunday I tell myself, "Today I'm going to update my blog!" and then next Sunday comes around and I still haven't done a thing. Here's to good intentions!

PS-This is my 100th post. What a waste.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

..what is santa bringing you?.. i've been getting asked that dreaded question, "what do you want for Christmas?" for a good solid month now. guess what?! i still have no idea. not a clue. i hate thinking of presents. i'm not good at it and i always end up asking for practical things like.......see i can't even think of a practical thing i need!! i don't know what to do..
..what are you asking santa for this Christmas? i need some ideas..STAT! speaking of stat why the heck hasn't grey's anatomy been on? it's killin' me..

Thursday, December 8, 2011

..tis the season.. be BUSY! i can't believe how much is going on. i am amazed by those that handle the holidays with children. i can't wait for next week to get here and what will be even better is the week after. we're right in the middle of holiday/work/school chaos. so much to do and not nearly enough time to relax and enjoy. matt and i have had to be very thoughtful in our plans to make sure we take time for ourselves to do some of the holiday traditions we love..
..this week has been full of final projects, final papers, and final days of classes. i'm SO SO SO grateful i'm done with school but i'm starting to eat those words with the classes i teach. i started teaching at UVU this semester and even though i LOVE it i didn't expect it to be so time consuming. in my free time i've been grading papers non stop and next week it'll just be worse as the students turn in their final 5 page papers and portfolios. WHAT. WAS. I. THINKING. when i put together my syllabus?? i'll have to put together something less time consuming next semester..
..matt had his last day of classes at the U for his first semester there today. YAY! only 3 (maybe 4) semesters left. he "loves" the commute he gets to take three times a week. luckily next semester he doesn't have to go up there at all. thank heavens for ONLINE courses! next week he'll be plugging away at his finals. send positive vibes into the universe for him okay?..
..for now here's to low key nights at home..and boy meets world dvd's from netflix..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

..BFF's 4-eVeR..LoL.. if you know me you know i am H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. at keeping in close contact with friends and family. i'm just awful with it. i'm not sure why. not to make excuses but i always think that i need to have plenty of time to be able to sit and chat with them and i never seem to make that time. sad right? i'm pathetic. maybe i'll make it my new year's resolution? i don't know. anyway...every year around the holidays my dear dear childhood friend and college roommate heather comes into town from the great state of mississippi. her husband is in optometry school there so for now they live far far away. her and her adorable family ventured back out west right before thanksgiving and last night i was so kindly graced with her presence along with two of our other dear friends, michelle and bobbi. we all lived together once upon a time and some of my favorite memories are with them. this is the second year we've gone out to dinner at zupas and talked the evening away. even though this has become a once a year type thing-because you would think the three of us that live within an hour of each other could get together more often-it's something i really look forward to every holiday season. i love those girls and really enjoy hearing about the new things that are happening with them..'s amazing how fast time goes and how much can change and yet at the same time some things just never change. for example, i always cause us to start our evening late. usually i'm just running behind but this year i was 20 minutes early, sitting in a booth, waiting for everyone else. the only problem was that i was distracted and not paying attention to who was coming in and out of the restaurant. therefore these ladies were sitting at the front waiting for me while i was sitting in the back waiting for them. so just like usual i made our gathering begin a little later than it should. like i said...some things just don't change. but others change so quickly. for example, heather and bobbi both have not 1 but 2 babies, michelle has her little tanner who's allergic to peanuts (such a horrible allergy), i'm officially done with graduate school, and we've all moved what seems like forever away when we used to spend so much time together.. thing is for sure, although our location and lives change, our friendship won't. thanks for the wonderful evening out ladies! let's do it again soon. maybe we can turn it into a bi-annual thing and skype heather in?..

Thursday, November 24, 2011

..of great gratitude.. is the day! the turkey..the pie..the family..the black friday preparations..what a wonderful way to spend the day! thanksgiving is always an eventful yet relaxing day. i love it! i love the month of november as people reflect on the things that bring them such joy. those moments of recognizing what means the most in life and how truly blessed we are. this year i have much to be thankful for. and even though i know i should do this more often i can't help but share the things that fill my heart with such gratitude.

1) my Savior, Jesus Christ and His gospel-i wouldn't have the peace and happiness that i do without Christ and His teachings. i'm so very thankful for the scriptures, a living prophet, the Temple, and the Holy Ghost. each of things help me live in a way that brings me closer to my Savior.

2) Matthew Ryan King- my dear sweet husband. i cannot comprehend life without that boy. no one makes me laugh harder, helps me to be my best self, work as hard, or even enjoy life the way he does. i couldn't ask for a more supportive and encouraging person to be my spouse. i love him more than i will ever be able to express.

3) family and friends- i have some of the very best family and friends. i am grateful that we live close enough that we are able to get together as often as we do. i am truly thankful for the encouragement and support that we've been given by our family and friends. it's such a relief and blessing to know that we have such remarkable people there if we need them and so quick to offer help in any circumstance.

4) our home-this year has been exciting as Matt has taken on a new job that requires us to live on site. it has come with it's share of challenges but the blessings of it outweigh them by far. i'm grateful for Matt's dedication and diligence to his work that provides us with an incredible place to live.

5) my job- i love my job. even the hard days where i would be okay if i never saw another student again. i love that i get to watch others progress, accomplish goals, learn from failures, and find friendships that will last a lifetime. i am blessed to work in a place where i am able to express my own creativity and push myself to new limits. i am also so grateful for the income that it provides to help support our family.

it's such a blessing to have a day once a year where it's socially acceptable to throw out to the universe what we're thankful and grateful for. if only i could be better about sharing those thoughts with the world more often. may your day be filled with gratitude and love (even during those crazy black friday moments when you want to punch someone in the face!). happy thanksgiving..

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


..i don't want to go back to real life tomorrow. i've LOVED my labor day weekend.. 
..tomorrow is a day full of catch up, check in, 102 tables of people to be taken care of, playing sophisticated a dinner, pro card statements, and so much more. i'm SO excited. i'm grateful for a job, especially one i love, but i could use an extra long week.. 
..what about you?..