Monday, September 28, 2009

Life is Good

Today I am super happy! Here are my happy things of the day:
I feel like my classes are going much better
I'm smiling =]
I Zumba-ed!
I got my job and I start next week
Conference is this weekend and I'm GOING! I love Utah!
I go to Washington in less than two weeks! I can't wait to see Jake!
I did my laundry and didn't shrink or discolor ANYTHING
I'm cleaning my room and I lit my candle.
I'm eating healthy foods
I finished traffic school! Goodbye Ticket!
I looked at a super cute wedding magazine

It's just such a great day. And I talked to my mom and she was making brisket! I so wish I could be having some of that right now! I was thinking about how weird it will be to not live near my mom when I get married. It makes me kind of sad, even though I am so excited to go out and see the world and experience new things, but I'm going to miss her a lot. Of course I'll miss my whole family, but there's just something about moms...and I have one of the BEST moms ever. Every single one of my friends loves my mom and I can't believe it's taken me 19 years to truly realize how blessed I am! If I can be half the woman she is then I think I will be doing pretty darn good!

Every Monday should make me feel as good as this one!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Long Distance

I think that sometimes I forget how hard it is to be in a long distance relationship.

Right now I would give anything in the world to live in Washington. It can get really hard to focus on school when I can't stop thinking about that. I miss being able to do the little everyday things that people get to do together. The boring, little things that people definitely take for granted. Going to lunch, running errands, being stuck in traffic, watching tv, holding hands, laughing at inside jokes. Just not really the same over the phone. Now, every time I get to see Jacob it seems like the end of my trip is looming over me as soon as I get there. I can't wait for the day when there is no "end" anymore. I know that because of what we are doing now, I will appreciate those days so much more. I know that what we have is worth working for, even if on days like today it feels like it will never get better. I am getting so nervous for boot camp. Now, it is barely over a month away. I'm trying really hard not to think about it and not worry, but I do. I can't help it. I know that we will make it through, and be stronger for it, but it does scare me knowing Jacob won't be just a phone call away. He is my best friend and my support system. Even if I'm having a rough day, all I have to do is pick up the phone and he'll be there to help me through. I'm scared to lose that, I don't want to feel alone.

I am so incredibly blessed to have found someone who understands me like Jacob does.

Sunday, September 20, 2009


I just got back from Vegas with Sarah! It was such a great trip. Except...on the way there I got a speeding ticket =[ That wasn't so great. But it definitely didn't ruin the trip at all! When we got to Vegas, we went to the wax museum, which was so fun! Then we walked around the Venetian and the Wynn.

Saturday was a crazy busy day. We woke up and went with my mom and Emily to breakfast, then we looked at wedding dresses, printed pictures, bought a wedding planner and had the engagement dinner/dessert part thing. It was so nice seeing my family and friends, I only with Jacob could have been there. Engagement parties without fiances are sad. =[

This is the little centerpiece my mom made for the dinner table! So cute!

Today we got up and packed, went shopping, and hit the road! Road tripping with Sarah was so amazing, she's fabulous. We had awesome conversations and I'm so happy she got to come see my house and meet my friends. I can't wait until our next trip!

Sarah took this picture of my ring on the way back to Flagstaff...I love it!

Being back at school I've had to prioritize a little. I dropped one of my EMF classes so I can focus more on my business class and spanish so I can get into the Spanish Immersion program next semester. I really need to make sure I stay ahead of the game now. Also, healthy eating begins tomorrow! If I start now, I should have plenty of time to look good for my upcoming wedding =]
I love my family so so much. Going home to visit always reminds me how amazing they are. I am such a lucky girl.

More disney dresses... =] I just can't get enough! Plus, I like hearing Jacob's opinions.

Friday, September 18, 2009


This week has gone by so fast! It must be the whirlwind of getting engaged! =]
Today Sarah and I are leaving for Las Vegas to see my family and hang out with my mom and sisters! I can't wait to see them, I miss them so much. It will definitely be nice to have a weekend at home.
My favorite discovery this week has been Disney Bridal. A whole collection of dresses based on Disney princesses! What more could a girl ask for?? Here are just a few of the ones I really liked...

I can't wait to go try on dresses! That is going to be so fun. If everything goes right, you only get to plan a wedding once, so I'm going to enjoy every second of it! Not to mention when I'm done I get to spend forever with my best friend! I love my life.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

(: she is so great

I liked it... so I put a ring on it... YES Valerie is the most Amazing girl i have ever been with and she is the only one I ever want to be with. the past few months have been hard and long but have helped us grow closer together in so many ways. I have never been in a long distance relationship and I don’t think is could have ever worked if it wasn’t for her patience and love. How did it all start and how is it all working out… maybe it is just a miracle, but I think it is more than that. We are Best friends and have always got along, except for little things here and there. We did not think we would ever date… and than out of no where it happened, we saw something in each other that we ignored before and we could not ignore our feelings for one another and once we allowed ourselves to be together we became inseparable. And what a blessing Valerie has been in my life…. I can not wait to see what the future holds for us.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

we're engaged!

I'm engaged! Oh my goodness I cannot believe this is all happening, but I am SO excited. I love Jacob so much and I'm so happy I get to be with him forever! Here's how it happened...

Jacob took me out for lunch on Friday and after lunch we went out to a beautiful little place called Clark Lake. We walked around for a bit, and if you know me at all you know how much I love pictures. So, I kept setting up my camera on random logs and fences and used the self timer to take some pictures of us together. After a little white Jake needed to get back for football practice, but on the way out he said we should take one more picture. So I started to set up the camera on a little stump, and told Jacob he needed to crouch down because he was too tall for the frame. When I turned around he was on one knee! I didn't think much of it, and walked over to stand by him and turned my attention to the camera, and the picture took just as he was reaching into his pocket! Then he opened the ring box and asked me to marry him! It is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen! At first I thought he was joking...but he wasn't and of course I said yes!
Here's Jacob reaching for the ring...and me being completely oblivious!

my beautiful ring!

As of right now, we're planning the wedding for Augustish, we're waiting for Jacob to finish boot camp and diving school first!

The rest of the weekend was amazing too, on Saturday Jacob took me to the Puyallup Fair. I have never been to a fair before and this one was so cool! They had everything you could imagine. Jacob ate a LOT of fair food...and I tried to keep up. Very unsuccessfully I might add. On Saturday night, Jacob's parents took us out for dinner and his mom brought me a bunch of new bride magazines! It was so sweet and I can't wait to go through all of them! On Sunday Jacob and I just hung out, but on Sunday night we got engagement slurpees and Jacob made us pizza and we had a candlelit date night in his kitchen. It was so much fun, and so sweet! We also got "How well do you know your bride/groom" books and played with those.

Monday morning we made cookies together and then went over to the navy office so Jacob could sign a new contract, they moved his ship date up to November 5th! Exciting! Then w went to Haley's house. Speaking of Haley, I can't wait to get older sisters! That will be so awesome! Jacob dropped me off there and said goodbye and went off to coach his team (They had a game and they won 28-8!) I was really sad to leave Washington, but hopefully I'll get to go back once more with my mom before Jacob leaves for bootcamp!

Coming home from vacation is always sooo hard! I feel like I miss so much! Even though I really didn't! Luckily my amazing roomie and blog compadre Amanda made the transition back into Apt 216 super easy with a sweet bed decoration and note. And cookies. Have I mentioned I love her?

PS - I think Jacob is going to write a little on here every now and then! Isn't he great?? =]

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Currently, I am obsessed with watching Friends. I've gone through all of Season 8 this week. I think it is so funny!
The Washington trip is almost here!! In 24 hours I'll be on a plane!! Yeah! My mom is coming to pick me up tomorrow and I'm excited to see her. We usually have really good conversations, and I'm looking forward to spending time with her. Here's the game plan for tomorrow...
Wake up.
Shower, pack.
Go to class.
Leave with Mom to Vegas!
Go straight to the airport.
Get on a plane.
Land in Seattle and see Jacob!
Today I Zumba-ed it up. I love Zumba! Then I came home and packed a little, and went with Sarah to get our nails done and to the store, then Lanae came over and I made hotdogs and beans. My cooking is getting much better...okay I lied. But I can make dang good quesadillas...and toast.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The blogging begins...

So... I swore to myself I would NEVER start a blog. But, roomie Amanda (LOVE her) convinced me, and here I am. If nothing else, it should make my mom happy because it will keep her informed of my daily activities.
Right now...I am SO stoked on life because I am leaving for Washington on Thursday! That's only two days away! I am so excited to see Jacob, I miss him!
My so amazing right now. I love my new roommates and school is going really well. I'm staying ahead on my homework, go me!
I would have a job right now. One interview fell through, but I'm still waiting to hear back from the Aquaplex.
Hopefully I can get the hang of this blog thing, and be consistent in my updating!