Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A New Blog

So since I'm planning a wedding and getting ready to start a new life with Danny- I figured it was time for a new blog!! I've started a blog that will track our adventures of planning a wedding and then as we start our new life together! Hope you all will enjoy it! :) The new blog is:

Friday, May 15, 2009


This picture was taken right before Danny proposed!! I had NO idea!!

Right after Danny asked me to marry him!! (The story will come after the pictures!)

A man and his fishing pole! Where my ring was!

Me and my best catch yet! This is right after we told my family what had happened!

(The diamond is my great-grandmas!) the story goes like this:
Danny and I like to fish, so we were once again fishing! (We did A LOT of it while he was here!) I must admit that I was VERY reluctant to go this time...but little did I know what was awaiting me on this trip! We drove around for about an hour trying to find this other pond that we wanted to try. Finally we made it...but not with much daylight left! We got right to fishing, caught a couple trees, and a few fish...then it was the big moment....

Throughout the night Danny had been tying on different lures for me to try, and this time he asked me to come over and see the lure he was tying on, and asked me if I thought it would be good. I just looked over my shoulder and said, "Yeah babe it looks great!" and just kept fishing. He asked me to come over there to look at it. So I reeled my line in and walked over there, we talked about the spinner bait he had in his hands and decided it would be good. I started to walk away, and he then asked, "What about this one?" I looked down to see a RING tied to the end of the fishing line!!! The first word out of my mouth was, "really?!" haha

We both hugged each other for a long time, shared some tears, laughs, and more tears! It felt so surreal, I had to keep looking at my ring to remind me that this had just happened! We came home to the family sitting in the living room, and shared the good news- everyone could not be happier! I then learned that Danny hadn't slept all night because he was afraid of missing my Dad in the morning. Danny got up to catch my Dad before he went to work, so he could ask my Dad for his permission. I had no idea all the "behind the scenes" things that went on, that I was COMPLETELY oblivious to!

I'm so lucky to have such an amazing man in my life! We're excited to start a life together, and can't wait to be married in the temple forever. I've been so blessed to have Danny as my best friend, and I couldn't ask for more. We're separated for the next 6 months, due to school, but we can't wait to be married to start a new adventure!! Danny is by far my best "catch" yet!! ;)

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Reason

I know that everything happens for a least that's what I always thought. But do you ever wonder why some thing happen? Do you ever experience something and wonder...Wow what is the lesson in this one? What could or is going to come from this? It's interesting the life experiences that we have, the things that shake us, the things that break us, the things that strengthen us, the things that make us smile uncontrollably, the things that make us want to hide....I could go on forever- but each and every day we all experience these emotions- some stronger than others. Some days are just days that are meant to be absolutely amazing, launch you up to Cloud 9 (maybe even higher.) Then there are those days that send you into your lowest of lows, where nothing seems to be pointing up- even when you try to climb back up, something brings you down...

Those days are my days to realize THE REASON behind everything. THE REASON we have a Savior, THE REASON our Heavenly Father knows us each by name, THE REASON we are granted another breath. It's our duty to remember our Heavenly Father and our Savior and realize that everything does happen for a REASON and that we need to be grateful for these experiences. When I reach that point, the point of total and completely exhaustion, where I feel like I can't fight the day- I remember my Savior. I remember that He is THE REASON I do everything that I do. He is THE REASON I have hope. As we stumble and fall, and we soar and grow- we owe it all to our Savior and His love.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Yesterday my roommates were talking about those 3 little words that seem to mean so much more than their size! As they were talking about the words "I Love You" I got to thinking about what those words mean to me, and how I know that I'm in love! How I can tell the difference of being IN love and Loving someone. This is what I came up with!

I know I'm in love when:

  • Everything I do, I do with him in mind.
  • I can't wait to see him each and every day.
  • I hate saying good bye at the end of each night.
  • I wonder how his day is.
  • I worry about him.
  • I want to be the best I possibly can for him.
  • Every time I see him, I smile.
  • When I have a bad day, all I want is to see him to brighten my day.
  • I can go to him with tear filled eyes, left-over make up and PJ's and he still thinks I look beautiful.
  • When I've had a bad day, he brings me my favorite Mint Oreos so we can make our own Milkshake/Blizzards! :)
  • He introduces me to the smallest place to eat...but the absolute best!! :) (aka Chiz's)
  • He can't wait until I cook for him again.
  • Our schedules are COMPLETE opposites...and he still makes time to see me, no matter how tired he is!
  • I can fall asleep while he's driving and not worry!
  • He shares all his music with me! lol
  • He can make me melt with his baby blues, and amazing voice!
  • He laughs at my "stage fright"
  • He calls me in the morning to wake me up!
  • His interests become mine!
  • His tardiness makes me laugh!
This list could obviously go on forever, but I don't have the space, or the time- If it wasn't obvious yet- I've found someone so incredible that makes me smile every single day! He's everything I could have ever wanted! We'll see what happens! But as for now-

To Be Continued...

Friday, March 13, 2009


ONE word and ONE word only answers:

1. Where is your cell phone? Desk
2. Your significant other? Fishing
3. Your hair? Blonde
4. Your mother? Amazing
5. Your father? Patient
6. Your favorite thing? Family
7. Your dream last night? Weird
8. Your favorite drink? Dr. Pepper
9. Your dream/goal? Mother
10. What room you are in? Office
11. Your hobby? Music
12. Your fear? I.V.
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Kids
14. Where were you last night? Umm...
15. Muffins? Bannana
16. Wish list item? Sparkles
17. Where you grew up? Virginia
18. Last thing you did? Worked
19. What are you wearing? Skirt
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pets? None
22. Friends? Incredible
23. Your life? Amazing
24. Your mood? Good
25. Missing some one? Family
26. Car? Camry
27. Something you're not wearing? Make-up (Ahh!)
28. Your favorite store? AE
29. Your favorite color? Green
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Heartache
32. Who will resend this? Unknown
33. One place that I go to over and over? School
34. One person who emails me regularly? Brooke
35. My favorite place to eat? Italian
36. Why you participated in this survey? Bored
37. What are you doing tonight? Date!

Friday, March 6, 2009

You're a 90's kid if:

Wow...this is PERFECT!! Everything describes me perfectly...except I'd have to add- BIG bangs, and elastic leggings in neon colors, and a shirt tucked in with a belt.

  • You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
  • You remember reading “Goosebumps”
  • You know the profound meaning of “Wax on, wax off”
  • You took plastic cartoon lunch boxes to school.
  • You remember the craze, then the banning of slap bracelets and slam books.
  • You still get the urge to say “NOT” after (almost) every sentence…Not…
  • Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? was both a game and a TV game show.
  • You knew that Kimberly, the pink ranger, and Tommy, the green Ranger were meant to be together.
  • You remember when super nintendos became popular.
  • You remember watching home alone 1, 2 , and 3……..and tried to pull the pranks on “intruders”
  • “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up”
  • You remember boom boxes vs. cd players
  • You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool
  • You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell”
  • You played and/or collected “Pogs”
  • You had at least one Tamagotchi, GigaPet or Nano and brought it everywhere
  • You watched the original Care Bears, My Little Pony, and Ninja Turtles
  • Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were the best mystery books
  • Yikes pencils and erasers were the stuff!
  • All your school supplies were “Lisa Frank" brand.(pencils.notebooks.binders.etc.)
  • You made paper scrunchies to see who you’d end up marrying
  • You remember when the new Beanie Babies were always sold out.
  • You used to wear those stick on earrings, not only on your ears, but at the corners of your eyes.
  • You’ve gotten creeped out by “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”
  • You know the Macarena by heart.
  • “Talk to the hand” … enough said
  • You thought Brain would finally take over the world
  • You always said, “Then why don’t you marry it!”
  • You remember when everyone went slinky crazy.
  • You remember when razor scooters were cool.
  • When we were younger:
  • Before the MySpace frenzy…
  • Before the Internet & text messaging…
  • Before Sidekicks & iPods…
  • Before PlayStation2 or X-BOX…
  • …Back when you put off the 5 hours of homework you had every night.
  • When light up sneakers were cool.
  • When you rented VHS tapes, not DVDs.
  • When gas was $0.95 a gallon & Caller ID was a new thing.
  • When we recorded stuff on VCRs & paid $3.50 for a movie.
  • When we called the radio station to request songs to hear off our walkmans.
  • When the Chicago Bulls were the best team ever.
  • Tag.
  • Get Over Here!!!! means something to you.
  • Hide-n-Go Seek at dusk.
  • Red Light, Green Light.
  • Heads Up 7 Up.
  • Playing Kickball & Dodgeball until your porch light came on.
  • Hopskotch.
  • Tree Houses.
  • Hula Hoops.
  • Captain Planet.
  • Running through the sprinklers.
  • That “Little Mermaid”
  • Crying when Mufasa died in the Lion King.
  • Happy Meals where you chose a Barbie or a Hot Wheels car.
  • Getting the privilege to sit in the front seat of the car.
  • Drinking Sqeeze It “Squeeze The Fun Out Of It”
  • Or what about:
  • Hey Arnold.
  • Rugrats.
  • The Secret World of Alex Mac.
  • Rocco’s Modern Life.
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Doug.
  • Magic School Bus.
  • Aladdin.
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Sailor Moon.
  • Blossom.
  • Beavis & Butt-Head
  • Wishbone.
  • Bill Nye the Science Guy
  • MR RODGERS!!!!
  • Where everyone wanted to be in love after watching The Wonder Years.
  • Under the Umbrella Tree
  • PEE-WEE!!!
  • The Big Comfy Couch
  • Kool-Aid was the drink of choice.
  • Class field trips.
  • When Christmas was the most exciting time of year.
  • When $5 seemed like a million, & another dollar a miracle.
  • When you begged to go to McDonalds for dinner everyday.
  • When Toys R Us overuled the mall.
  • Go back to the time when:
  • Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
  • Money issues were handled by whoever was banker in ‘Monopoly.’
  • Being old referred to anyone over 20.
  • A chance to skate as a couple at the local roller rink was like winning the lottery.
  • When Ninja Turtles ruled the world.
  • When Aladdin was new, before the trilogy was complete.
  • Before we realized all this would eventually disappear
  • Who would have thought you’d miss the 90’s so much?