Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Rut

Lately, I have felt like I am stuck in a rut. 
Motivation? Pfff, yeaaaah. Right. 

I don't know what it is! Normally, I like to consider myself a pretty motivated person.
As of late, I am lazy and feel pretty worthless. 

Maybe it's because I don't have a whole lot to do.. I mean, deadbeat job (maybe 10 hours a week.... maybe), busy boyfriend, busy friends, and a whole lot of free time. 

Even with my hours beyond hours of free time I still find myself sitting on the couch watching tv all day. It's quite pathetic actually. 
SO, I am on a mission to find my motivation. To do anything, really. 

So, if anyone finds it, kindly send it my way. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day to the best man I know! 

I'm so lucky to have a best friend and a dad all in one!

What a handsome devil. 

I love you, dad!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Mission

Well, I guess now is as good of a time as ever to post about this..
I haven't necessarily been dreading it but this has been an emotionally challenging and draining experience for me to say the least. But all in a good way! 

Josh got his mission call on Wednesday! 
He and his friends planned to go on their Senior Trip to the Grand Cayman, leaving on Wednesday (the day he got his call).
So, he picked it up early and had us all over for breakfast.

Let's just say.. I didn't sleep that night and I couldn't eat very much that morning I was so nervous! And I can't imagine how he felt.. Ha. 

By this point I was biting my lip to the point of bleeding because I didn't want to cry.. Haha.
I'm just happy my mom was there next to me and she did cry! 

She also thought to take pictures which I didn't do, so thanks mom!

Los Angeles, California Spanish speaking mission leaving July 25!

I couldn't have been happier about his call. It was such an amazing experience because I had conformation that this was where he was supposed to be for 2 years. 

Josh and his cute friends.

I'm not going to lie, at first I was frustrated with Josh because he opened his call and then left right after! For a week! With no cell service!
Sure, go ahead. Just drop this bomb on me and bail. Like, what the heck!?

But, I am actually glad it happened this way. It gave me time to think about the importance of this and it let me get my emotions in check. Or just cry. And cry.. He gets back in 4 days, so thank heavens I still have more time to pull it together. 

I really am so thankful for Josh and his willingness to serve. He is such a great example to me and I'm so grateful for the time I've had to spend with him. The people of LA are so lucky to have him!

More about missions here.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

A Birthday Post (The Finale)

Goodness, last part of my birthday I swear!

For dinner, Josh was so incredibly sweet and took me to the Roof up in Salt Lake.
Not your cheapest meal ever but there wasn't anything I could do. Trust me, I tried. 

Always have to have a pre-whatever picture.

I loved getting dressed up to go! And I can't resist a man in a tie. Mmm.

This was our stunning view while we ate!

We ate dessert first up there because, well, it was my birthday and we can! That creme brulee will knock your socks off! Don't worry, we did eventually eat dinner. Only to finish it off with dessert again :)

After, to burn off the calories from the 8 different desserts I had.. We walked around Temple Square. That place never ceases to amaze me! 

So, 3 posts later.. My birthday is summed up! I'd say it ranks pretty high on my birthday list. 
Thank you to Josh for making it so amazing and to everyone else as well :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Birthday Post (Pt. 2)

As I mentioned before.. We went to the Aquarium! Yay! Besides all the moms there, I think we were the only ones above the age of 5 that actually wanted to be there.
Here are some pics of the day.

Pre-Aquarium picture.

Josh feeling what it would feel like to be electrocuted by an eel...

I don't think he liked it too much...

We got such a kick out of this frog. Haha just look at that face.. How can you not!?

I'm just going to say right now that sting rays are scary! I don't care who you are, they are dang scary! I honestly thought it was going to flop out of the pool and kill me or something.. 

Since I had refused to touch it we had to take a picture and act as if I really did. Totally convincing huh!? I ended up touching it but it was so scary! And I almost died. Really. 

Apparently this octopus has light sensitive eyes and you aren't supposed to use the flash when you take pictures. Oops. There were signs clearly stating that posted everywhere and we didn't read a single one. Soooo, we may or may not have blinded the only octopus in the whole aquarium. Sorry big guy...

This fellow here was not camera shy in the least! As soon as he saw a camera he started doing flips and tricks and swimming right up to the glass. We were highly entertained. 

After the aquarium we finished it off with a snow cone. First one of the season baby! Woo!

Tiger's Blood with cream is the only way to go. Only, people.

So, that was my birthday. And it was fabulous! Now to post about the birthnight! Later, though. Definitely later. I'll end on this note...

Bear Grylls Man vs. Wild gone sexy. I mean, whaaat?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Birthday Post

I don't always feel like my life is the most interesting thing ever so I never really know what to blog about.. But since I just had my birthday.. I feel it's blog-worthy.
Here is a post with wayy too many pictures and probably a lot more detail than you want..
Here we go :)

My day started off with Josh (and my mom) making me breakfast.. An amazing one at that!

French toast on cinnamon bread with tons of fresh fruit, whipped cream, bacon, and Tru Moo (my fav)!!
He knows me too well. 

I am not the best looking person in the mornings.. Don't judge.

I also came up to these beauties!

19 gorgeous roses from Josh!

This was the awesome birthday set up I got.

Then, he let me get ready and then we went to... Brace yourselves...

Yahoo! I actually have been wanting to go here for a while and so Josh put on a smile and away we went - hundreds of 4 year olds and all!

I'm awful and didn't even get a picture with my parents on my birthday but I have to say.. Between all the cards and calls and texts, it was probably one of the best ones yet! Thank you to everyone! More pictures to come!