Friday, May 31, 2013

Our second honeymoon

It has been one of those months. There is so much great stuff going on and I honestly probably could find the time to blog. But have I? Nope. Its not even that I haven't wanted to. I have just been finding other ways to spend my time. Like talking with Andrew more. or sewing one more thing so that I stay far ahead in my class. Or just sitting and relaxing and letting my brain take a much needed break for a while.

School was out and then we started spring semester. I am taking one class and doing my internship and Andrew is taking two classes and working full time. I feel like we shouldn't be that busy, but we are. It is the nice kind of busy, most of the time. Doing things I enjoy and spending my days thinking up new projects. I'm trying to cherish these moments. They seem so crazy but they are really so simple. 

Now a little look back at what has been happening around here.

After school got out for winter semester we headed to St. George. Just the mister and I this time.
It was like a little second honeymoon. Just the two of us for three days. We rode bikes and motorcycles and swam a lot. Talked about life and watched a whole lot of duck dynasty. It was the ultimate relaxation and do absolutely nothing with no responsibilities kind of weekend. perfection.

I even had my first real sushi.. you know not just the stuff you get in the refrigerated section of costco but the realish dealish. and let me tell you it was FANTASTIC. we have already gone again and it was even better the second time. The best part about it is that it was a thai and sushi place so I got best of both words. yum yum yum.
 It was hard to come home after such a great weekend and leave the relaxation behind. But it was good to get back to reality and conquer the stress that was hanging over us. We gave our long awaited talks at church on family history work. Then the next day I started my internship and Andrew headed back to work and the day after that we both started class. Oh the joooooy of our life.

Stay tuned for more updates on what has been going on in our life.

Monday, May 13, 2013


Today I had one of those moments. You know, the moment when you look around and think,
"My life is perfect."

It was an amazing feeling. One that I want to have all of the time. I felt like there were no worries in the world that I wouldn't be able to get through. It only lasted a few minutes and then my mind wandered on to something else but in those few moments I thought to myself, "I never want to forget this feeling."

I was heading home from my internship. It is in Murray, UT which is an exactly forty-five minute drive from our house. That seems long, but I really enjoy those forty-five minutes. I have found myself either on a phone call with a family member for forty-five uninterrupted minutes or I have the radio up really load and am singing like I am on American Idol, cause that is my favorite thing in the world. Its like my me time. My alone time with just me and pandora blaring out of the speakers.

I was half way through the drive at this point and Anna Kendrick was singing the cup song to me which is pretty awesome I must say. Great songs were playing, the chilled air conditioning was blowing on me, and the sun was shinning.

I just came around the point of the mountain and looked out onto Utah valley, my breath was taken away. The sun was hitting the Mountains PERFECTLY! The tops are still snow capped and the rest is starting to turn green. It is magical. And in those moments I thought this a great time in my life.
Living here. Being with my best friend. Going to an amazing school. Having amazing friends and family. Being healthy. Summer time. Life is perfect.

I sat there smiling like I had a secret to tell the world.
It was perfect. and I hope to never forget that feeling.

I hope you all had an equally as great of a monday. and have a great week!
love, Alex