Thursday, February 24, 2011

Awkward and Awesome

Hello there blends!
It's Thursday,
which on this blog means it's time for some
Awkward & Awesome lists!

I always enjoy reading her lists,
because who doesn't have those moments in their own life?

So here is my first attempt at this:

  • Helping someone I know at Maurices, but I can not remember their name.  So I refer to them as hun, hoping they wont call me out on it, or anything that way.
  • I may share the same birthday as Marilyn Monroe, but I don't enjoy having the whole skirt blown up, hand holding it down pose happening that she made famous.  Unfortunately the wind decided it needed to blow this morning and I was on main street....I'm sure you can figure out the rest. 
  • Talking to someone who has something in their nose.  But you don't know them well enough to say they have something in their nose, so you do the whole wipe your nose bit hoping they will get the hint and wipe their nose.  
  • Answer the phone saying, "American National this is Laurie."  Then realizing I am at Maurices, not American National.  Happens way to often.
  • Picking out a quilt from my Grandma's house (it's a wedding gift, and it was way to hard of a decision), narrowing things down by saying, "I'm not really a fan of pink."  Then my fiance looks at my Grandpa who is wearing a pink shirt.  I love you Grandpa, and the fact that you have always worn pink shirts, my whole life.
  • Shopping for a swimsuit. 
  • Watching a movie at the SVC with my fiance, his brothers and their friends.  They were all in the balcony, we were down below.  Perfect time for a make-out right? (don't judge, we are engaged after all...)  Well apparently  some of his employee's found that the perfect time to come in and ask him some questions.  Then proceeded to act like absolutely nothing had happened, which almost just makes it more awkward!  So happy the auditorium was dark so they couldn't see just how red my cheeks were right then.
  • Walking with a limp from my stupid hip after crashing while long boarding.
  • Cleaning my bathroom, singing at the top of my lungs and dancing around, thinking I am alone, then turn and see my brother standing there.  Hi Keldon, don't mind my awesome moves.  Never mind, this one just might be both awkward and awesome. 
Now for the Awesome:
  • Going long boarding with my fiance.  Watching him have no fear with it is so much fun because he is completely in his element. 
  • Also crashing while long boarding and getting some sweet bruises.  I love bruises, always have, always will.
  • Finding a wedding dress! 
  • Having a fiance.  And being able to call him that.  It's a fun word to say.
  • Getting more hours at work.
  • Being able to wear skirts and dresses again without freezing my legs off.
  • Dancing around my room with my nephew as I get ready in the morning.
  • My niece telling me I look beautiful.  When it comes from a 4 year old, you know it's true.
  • Being able to buy wedding magazines, and discuss all things wedding because it is finally official!
  • Red lipstick

Yes this picture is blurry, and its from last year
but it's both Awkward and Awesome for that.

OK your turn now.

Go here and add your awkward and awesome lists.

Monday, February 14, 2011

I Think I Wanna Marry You!

IT HAPPENED!!!!!!!!!

I got engaged on Friday, February 11th!

He was so cute with planning everything out.

When I came out from work on Friday there was an empty vase on my car
and a CD that said "The Journey of Love."

I put the CD in and it was Nick telling me that I was going on a scavenger hunt!
He then had placed some of my favorite songs on the CD and gave me directions to my next destination.
On the drive there he told me cute memories or reasons why he loves me.
(How sweet is he?  I am one lucky girl!)

I had a few stops where I found a new CD and 3 roses at each one.
First was Amanda's house,

Then Keldon's house,

Then Jim's house,

Then my house.

After that I had to find his brother who gave me a ride to my final destination.

Nick was waiting for me at a look out over Richfield where we go often to talk.

When I got there he led me down a path of rose petals,

up onto some of the rocks,

got down on one knee and proposed.

My response was YES!!!! OF COURSE!!!!

Funny side note:  Once we were up on the rocks,
but before he got down on one knee he told me to check his pockets.
For the last few weeks every time I saw him I would playfully hit his pockets
to make sure that he didn't have my ring.
And every time he would tell me that he was going to have it in his sock.
So when he said this I checked his pockets, and they were empty.
As he knelt down he pulled the ring out of his sock.
I loved it and it made me laugh!

Another funny fact is that I was wearing 4 inch heels
and had to climb up on the rocks.
But I rocked it,
just in case you were wondering!

I loved that he had our friends Scott and Holly
there with him the whole time,
so we have some great pictures from the whole thing!

I love you Nick!
Thank you for being so amazing,
and for wanting to be with me FOREVER!

We have picked July 6th as our wedding day,
and we will be married for Time and all Eternity

Friday, February 11, 2011

Playing catch up

Ok so much has happened in the past two months.

First I mentioned I moved. 
Which I did.
I went to Salt Lake.
A place I had always wanted to move to.
I had been hired at a new job,
found a place to live,
and I was really excited for a change in my life.
I love Salt Lake, but I only stayed for 11 days.

Why did I move back so quickly?
Well you see there is this boy...
I kind of like him...
A lot...
And he was back home in Richfield.
And a week apart was enough for me (and him) to know that
I don't want to EVER be apart again.

See the thing was when I first started looking for jobs in Salt Lake
I was single,
and I was ready for a change.
Not saying I was looking for love,
but just a change of everything.

I wanted a new challenge with work.
I wanted to meet new people.
I wanted to live somewhere new.

So I started looking for jobs.
And my best friend helped me find one.
Just a customer service position,
but it was a stepping stone.

Then the exact same week that I was offered the position,
a certain Mister came back into my life.
I only really talked about dating him once on the blog.
I kept it really private.
Not just here on the blog,
but in my life.

He and I dated for a few months,
but because we live in a small town,
and didn't want all the gossip that can bring,
we kept things to ourselves.

Our close friends and our family knew,
but no one else did.
Then when we broke up I was so grateful that no one knew.
It made it a lot easier for me.
I didn't have to face so many questions that way.

I hinted at a break-up once,
and an awkward story another time.
But that was basically it.

Then a week before Christmas things changed.
We went and saw a movie together and after that
things happened pretty quick.

He came over to talk one night and
told me he wanted to get back together.

I told him I needed a few days.

When I talked with him again
I told him I had this job offer that I was going to take,
so if we were going to date
it was going to be long distance.

And he was fine with that.

But it's funny how quickly feeling return.
And after only dating for about 3 weeks this time
I knew it was right.

So I came home.
And I have spent every minute I can with him.

Oh you want to see a picture of him?
Ok, ok here it is...

Isn't he cute?

Which brings me to another update.
My sister had her twins!

Meet Maylee and Ellie.
They are adorable!
And as different as twins can be.
It is so much fun!

As things keep going,
I promise I will do better at keeping this updated.

Hopefully lots of exciting changes to come! :)