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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


So tonight was my last night of having to go up to the U for class..YAY!!! At least until August. Then it starts all over again. But, thats not the point of this post. Another girl and I were talking during our 10 minute break during our 5 hour class (ridiculous I know) and she asked me what my husband did. For such a simple question there came a fairly intense conversation. I told her he went to school and worked early early in the morning. Then she said something interesting. She asked me if that was hard for us. Naturally I said no but then she asked why. Thats when I started to think and after our discussion I've concluded the following.

In reality sometimes it is hard for us. Matt works from 4 am-8 am and goes to school full time and does homework throughout the day (darn mechanical engineering...) Then I go to work from 8 am-5 pm, go to school, and do homework in the evenings. Then we try to go to bed early so Matt can get up before the butt crack of dawn. So, yes even as I type this I think to myself "Yeah. It is hard. But, it's what we do. And it works." There are times where we barely have any time to spend together and often times when we do, we're exhausted. But, we're together so it's worth it.

Why is it worth it though? I've decided it's because we sacrifice. We give up this and that to prepare for our future and even though we might not necessarily get too much time together it makes the time we do have sacred.

Now this isn't to toot my own horn or anything but the conversation I had with her really made me think about how grateful I am for what I have.

Now think about this....
Have you ever gone on a vacation that you've had to scrimp and save for? What was that vacation like? Probably rocked. Do you think you would have appreciated it as much if you didn't have to give up a little here and there for it?

What about those with kids? How much personal time do you give up to spend with them? How many times have you passed up buying a new pair of shoes to buy them new shoes because their little feet don't seem to stop growing?

What about school? It's hard work, takes time, and you have to give up hard earned money for it. How much does your education mean to you?

Or what about girl scout cookies? You sacrifice calories and time to do an extra a workout but, think about how good those little bits of heaven taste.

All in all the things we sacrifice for we appreciate the most. And when we sacrifice together it brings us closer to one another.

"Today we are not likely to be asked to make such a big sacrifice as giving up our lives, but we can see many examples of Saints who make painful sacrifices to keep their faith and testimonies alive. Let us make the sacrifice of small things."
Won Yong Ko-Sacrifice is a Joy and a Blessing

Sunday, June 27, 2010

...the happiest place on earth...

last week matt and i went honeymooning in sunny california. we spent five wonderful days at the happiest place on earth!

...there is just something about disneyland...
i'm not sure if it's the flashbacks to your childhood, the frozen chocolate covered bananas, the mint julep, the yoho yoho's of pirates, or the happy music that's playing in the background all the time but disneyland vacations are just great! everyone around you is in a chipper mood, the "cast members" are so happy and helpful, the sidewalks are different colors in every land, and special effects are AWESOME! you can't help but be happy when you're there.

..we are graduates of the animation academy..

..nothing like toon town..

..LOVE this cute..

..mad hatter's tea party..

..thats my game face..don't mess with this..

it was the best vacation. we didn't have to rush to anything, we got to see every show and parade we wanted, and we got to go on the buzz lightyear ride like a hundred times. we loved it!!

to be quite honest was just great to spend time with matt without any distractions... but of course... spending time with good old mickey was a bonus.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

..1 week to go..

...I think I've figured out my lack of desire to want to be at school or's because in one more week I will spending 6 glorious days here...

..I can't wait!!! Matt and I are going to finally have a "real" honeymoon and a much needed excited!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


count your blessings...

today for the sake of my lack of desire to be here I am grateful for WORK. that even though I haven't wanted to be here all day least I get to kill the last few minutes of my day blogging.

I hate that feeling of not wanting to be somewhere you have to be. you know what I mean? like I don't like that I don't want to be at work today but I REALLY haven't wanted to be at work at all today. I don't know why though. I love my job. I am oh so grateful for my job. I love the people I work with. I love the students I work with. I have plenty to do. but for whatever reason I just don't want to be here. I want to be on the other side of the window in my office.

speaking of work..have you ever had a secret job you'd want to do if you didn't have to worry about anything and were incredibly talented and could actually do it? my secret job would be a landscaper/construction worker/interior designer/photographer. weird I know. mostly though I'd just like to be outside and tell someone the vision in my head, let them figure it out, and then help them do it. as long as there isn't any risk of getting a massive irreversible sliver or dropping a brick on my foot. and let's face it...those things would happen. honestly I think I just REALLY REALLY want to be outside today.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

...long LOST love... Jason Bourne...
...last week's obsession..don't worry that we bought all 3 movies...
...pretty sure Matt would date him...
...I can't blame him...

...this is the current family obsession...5 not so much because of the staying up late but because of all the QUESTIONS I had forgotten about... much much I don't understand..Davies tells me I'll never get the answers...
...I'm determined..let's just say I googled "polar bear" this morning...