Friday, March 28, 2008

A few more pictures...

Steve is very against having pictures taken of him, so I'm slowly gathering them over time. Here are a few more taken at the last Sweater Friends concert.

Hopefully more to follow soon!

Extra, extra, read all about it!

Alright, so it's been a little while since I've done a real update, I hope you all haven't been bored in my absence. ;)

Things are going exceptionally well here. Work is good, my family is good, and I'm still looking at going back to school this fall. I do, however, have some news. Prepare yourself, friends, this is pretty big...

Steve and I have been ring shopping. I think we've got it narrowed down to a few that we both love, and from here the choice is all his. Yeah, we're moving fast, but when it's this right you don't waste time. (Plus he's not getting any younger, he'll be 29 in August). We've discussed it and we both feel very strongly about tying the knot before my brother leaves on his mission, which will be sometime this fall, so look for a real engagment announcement sometime soon.
Hope everyone is doing well! Love you all!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Big 50

Well, I've seen this done on a few other blogs and I'm going to attempt it here. This is my 50th blog post (my, how time flies when you're having fun) and I'm going to tell you all 50 things about me. You may know them already, you may not, you might not care at all. But, for your reading pleasure, here they are:

1. I have the greatest job ever. Seriously, I meet some great people and I love watching them heal and go home.

2. Peppermint tea makes me happy. Really happy.

3. My new favorite online cartoon is Seriously, those little emo dudes are so cute.

4. I love being in love.

5. I want to travel. I have a goal to visit as many countries in the world as possible.

6. I am SO excited to be a mom. I see cute babies and little kids at the store and other places and they always make me smile.

7. Music makes the world go 'round. I truly believe this with all my heart.

8. I am completely addicted to shoes. I love them. "Clothes never look any good... food just makes me fatter... shoes always fit."

9. I am trying to quit drinking soda. So far, so good.

10. I have a think for polka dots. I think they are so flippin' cute.

11. I haven't seen my natural hair color since high school.

12. I think that every girl should get a bikini wax at least once in her life.

13. I believe in monthly pedicures. When my feet look and feel good, so do I.

14. Victoria's Secret makes the best bras ever. I won't wear anything else.

15. My favorite color is pink.

16. I think crocs are the most comfortable shoes ever... Ugly as sin, but so comfy.

17. I love to read. A lot.

18. I once had my belly button pierced. It was uncomfortable to wear denim.

19. I have a strange affinity for station wagons. I love 'em.

20. I think it's time for dinner.

21. I did some intense shopping today. It freaked me out a little.

22. Ikea is amazing. If you haven't been you need to go.

23. I've lost 30 pounds in the last 6 months. I've got about 30 more to go.

24. I check out peoples' veins in the grocery store. It's a nurse thing.

25. I have the greatest family every. Seriously. They're the best.

26. I don't like real diamonds. I think it's ridiculous to pay that amount of money for a rock.

27. Doctors annoy me.

28. I would really like to be asleep right now.

29. I think spooning is fantastic. Everyone should experience it regularly.

30. My favorite food is potatoes. I love those little buggers.

31. I've only ever had one patient die on me. It was a very spiritual experience.

32. I like treasure hunting at the D.I.

33. I have a weird thing about people touching my neck. It makes me all shivery.

34. I believe that holding hands is one of the fastest ways to feel connected to someone.

35. If I had a super power I'd want to be able to fly. Think of the money you'd save!

36. I'm a jean snob. I'll only wear Gap.

37. I'm a list-maker. I have all kinds of lists.

38. Most of my lists live in a Jessica Rabbit journal.

39. I think animal prints are hot.

40. Tomatoes make me gag. It's a texture thing.

41. I love it when my boyfriend calls me Babe.

42. I have expensive taste but bargain shopping has been bred into me. I love finding a good deal.

43. The next car I buy will probably be a Subaru.

44. I bruise easily.

45. I love candid photography. People make the best faces when they think no one's looking.

46. I won't take any drug stronger than ibuprofen. I hate feeling out of control, even just a little bit.

47. I text Google on a regular basis.

48. I can't go a whole day without talking to Steve.

49. My legally blind coworker is sitting next to me and has no idea I'm writing about him. He also rides a motorcycle which scares the hell out of me. Blind people should not ride motorcycles.

50. I need a haircut.

Phew, I did it. It only took me 3 hours and many, many breaks in the middle, but I listed 50 useless things about myself. Hooray!

Hope all is well with everyone. Life is good here.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Experimental Poetry

Sitting together,
Talking about everything, and nothing all at once.
Equal in our opinions of the world.
Perhaps this is our future.
Here with you, I've found my home,
Even though we must say goodbye when
Night falls.

Remember, I will
Always love

Before I knew you there were
Others, but none that
Really caught my eye.
Give me your hand,
Everything is perfect,
Simply wonderful.

This is a style of poetry I've tried before and thought I'd revisit. Mostly I just felt the need to post something. I guess that's what comes of being up all night...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Photographic Evidence

It's sideways cause we were laying in the lovesac
Awww... kisses are the best!
Steve looking seductive and me looking goofy

I just wanted to take a moment and share a few pictures... you know, as photographic evidence.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The "L" Word

"This is true love, you think this happens everyday?" ~Wesley in The Princess Bride

Well, my ever so devoted readers, I really don't have much to update you on, but I figured I'd give it a shot anyway.

On Sunday night he told me, for the first time, that he loves me. I haven't been able to stop smiling all week. Every time he tells me my heart does a little flip and I start smiling all over again. It's been a long time since I've been in love and I'd forgotten how good it feels. He finds little ways to tell me all the time, too. One of my favorite things is waking up to a text message that simply says, "Have a great day, I love you!"

My roommate is out of town this week and I was a little anxious about being home alone (I don't like staying in an empty house, it freaks me out a little). When I was talking to him about my anxieties he looked me in the eyes and said, "Babe, you really think I'd just let you stay here and worry? I'll be here with you on all your nights off until I have to go home and go to bed. Don't worry about anything." It made me feel safer just knowing that he wants to take care of me.

About a week ago we had a weird day. For some reason we both just felt weird about things and we weren't sure what was going on. He went to the temple and then we talked about things. We decided that everything happens for a reason and there's a reason we're together and we wanted to just take things one day at a time and see what happened. In the words of the movie Because I Said So, "We're just having an off day, and if we stay together I'm sure we'll have a few hundred more." Things are better now, don't worry. :)

He finds little ways to surprise me and make me smile. I love that.

So, that's about all the updating I can think of. I'll keep you all posted of things to come.