Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Most Wonderful time of Year!

I really, really, REALLY love Christmas! There is just something about it; it brings people together and just puts a happy feeling in my heart. Since December started life has been awesome, I have literally been listening to Christmas music like all the time...all the time! I have also been drinking my weight in egg nog and hot cocoa! Oh and if I have to eat one more cookie I might die!  

On the 1st Bob and I went to the Temple lights, they are beautiful. They are nothing like the Salt Lake Temple lights but they were still good. Monday the 2nd for FHE we made gingerbread houses I know I have said this before but the members of my ward are so creative. On the 3rd there was a really bad snow storm-so bad that St George got some snow! It was crazy to wake up to snow again, it has been so long since that has happened to me. The roads on the way to Beaver County were terrible and it was freezing up there too. Thankfully I got back safe and that there was only one day of bad weather. Wednesday the 4th I had the opportunity to go to a Relief Society activity. We met at my presidents house and ate kneaders it was so delicious!! After that Bob and I let out our inner child and played in the snow! It was cute and he is a good sport. We then headed to the Eves to watch the Grinch, it's one of my favorite Christmas movies. 

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday I had to work. Saturday was awesome because once again we woke up to snow, and it snowed all day. It literally dumped on us! DUMPED! Like whole town catastrophe type of dumping. They were putting out warnings to not drive anywhere, and they closed the gorge all night! The freeway was backed up for hours! It was nuts everywhere you went. I left Target at 6 and was just stuck in traffic on River Road, then took a back road and found just as many cars there. I finally got home and refused to drive anywhere, I walked to Harmons for groceries and dinner too. My favorite part was playing in the snow all night. The Eves came down, Kari came out, the neighbors came too and we just had such a great night all together just playing! We ended the night watching Christmas Vacation-I have never seen the whole thing and I fell I still have to watch it all the way through. 

I parked it at 2 and came out at 6! #Cray!

Sunday the 8th we got up and found out that church had been canceled-I am from Tooele County and I have never had church canceled because of the weather. It was just mind boggling!! We played in the snow yet again and had crepes for lunch, then had an awesome dinner with the neighbor boys. After dinner we went to the Eves for a Christmas party with the Merrills and the Blacks. It was so fun! We did a treat exchange and white elephant gifts too, it was so fun to see what each couple brought! It was more fun to see what each person ended up with-like it was meant for them the whole time! During the party my handsome boyfriend surprised me and made December 8, 2013 a night I will never forget. It is finally my turn to be engaged to the man of my dreams. The asking was nothing elaborate, he just told me how he felt about me in front of my closest married friends. He got my heart racing and tears flowing-just how I always imagined it would feel. I have seen my ring before he proposed but it looked more beautiful and felt different. Like now it is my ring and it will always be my ring. I love him more than any thing in this world and I cannot wait to be with him for eternity-he is my eternal companion! I am so blessed to have found him and some days I feel like I don't deserve him. I have been on cloud nine all week and am so excited to plan a wedding and start the next chapter in my life! April 12, 2014 cannot come fast enough! 

The rest of this week has been good, Monday for FHE the stake just put on a choir performance. I wasn't going to go but Lindsey asked me to go with her so I did. It was awesome and I am glad that I went. Tuesday night I did some much needed cleaning, and tonight I studied and took my last final! This semester was challenging and I just wish I could be in nursing school already! I am taking next semester off since I have nothing left to take right now. Hopefully this next year I will be given a spot in a nursing school somewhere! Crossing my fingers! I probably won't post again before Christmas, so I hope everyone has a very very merry merry Christmas!! 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Happy and Grateful!

Why is it that the end of the year goes by so fast?! The time between February and May goes by so slow and the rest just zips right by. Since my last post on the tenth, the most I have done is work! I knew that it would be hard having two jobs but I somehow didn't want to admit it! There are some days that I get off one job and have to go straight to the other...all in like 7 minutes! Everything else in my life is suffering-school, friends, Church duties, spirituality...whatever else! I am hoping with only working 3 days at Target this week that I can get my head above water and get my life back to where it needs to be. Despite being busy Bob and I have somehow managed to still see each other everyday, which means a lot because some days I just need him. We do little things like go to orange peel, go to swig, go for walks, go to Mesquite to see his adorable grandpa, and many other things! It's the little things in life that mean the most!

For Thanksgiving this year my family decided to come down to St George! Such a blessing to have them come down here! I loved it! My apartment was small but we made due. They came down Wednesday and then left Friday afternoon. It was short but still worth it, I love my family so much and don't know what I would do without them. This year I realized how much I have to be thankful for-and how much I take things for granted. Here is a short list of things I am grateful for!

  • In this cold weather I am grateful for coats, gloves, shoes, and blankets.
  • I am grateful for the Gospel! It means so much to me. I am also grateful for the Temple, visiting teaching, my stressful yet amazing calling, and the trials that have brought me to where I am today! I am also grateful for my Savior, he died for me and took upon him all my sins-I love him. 
  • Alarm clocks-who would have thunk to be grateful for something I have used everyday for years?
  • I am grateful for the radio and also for artists who share their talents with me.
  • Today's technology makes my life much easier! Grateful everyday for the means to be able to talk to my family who live far away from me.
  • I am grateful for Bob Kane, who accepts me for who I am-all my weaknesses, quirks, and things even I can't stand about myself. 
That list will do, if I bullet every thing I am grateful for we would be here all night! 'Aint no body got time for that' 

Since my family was here I got to go black Friday shopping with my mom-just like old times when I lived at home. We decided to go to Walmart on Thursday night (don't judge me, they were open and had what we wanted so we went). I ended up spending way too much but also basically finished my Christmas shopping! I had the goal of finishing all my shopping on black Friday and I succeeded! That's it for now, check back soon for my more recent update and most exciting news!