Saturday, August 14, 2010

Food for thought

I made my blog private for a few reasons... but one was because its kind of become my diary in a sense, and you know how we all were when we were younger, "DON'T READ MY DIARY, IT'S PRIVATE!" Some things are better left to yourself, or in this case the people I know love and appreciate me for ME and nothing more. Writing it all out helps me to get through trials and also helps me to count my blessings. :) Lately Ive been having this thing where I literally cannot fall asleep until 4 am. I lay in bed from 12am-4 and just toss and turn and let my mind race frantically. As I laid in bed tonight I decided to read my scriptures to calm my mind a little bit. Thank you Iphone for having a scripture app. Its so convenient! After reading in Alma I decided to read a talk given by Elder L Whitney Clayton in October 2009. It was titled "That your Burdens May Be Light." I'm not sure why, but as I read through the talk I kept going back to a scripture he referenced. I'd read it over and over again, trying to somehow relay it to my life. He said, "Our baptismal covenants require that we should be "willing to bear one anothers burdens, that they may be light; yea, and [be] willing to mourn with those that mourn; yea, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort." I guess I haven't been the best at being there for people when they need someone. I do my best, but I always feel like I never know what to say or do. I got an email from a friend the other day who I haven't talked to in years. She told me she read my blog and that she admired my testimony and that it helped her get through a trial she was having. Well I don't know about you, but that was one of THE best compliment I have ever gotten! It is such a good feeling to know you are helping others just by sharing your testimony. I am so grateful to those people that "share my burdens" and comfort me when I "stand in need of comfort." Words cannot describe how I felt when I lost our baby. That feeling of not knowing what would happen next, and "will it ever end!?" consumed me. It was your prayers, love, and support that got me through it all. I hope that I can somehow be that person to someone and help them get through a trial as well. If it means that I share my testimony more often then that's fine with me! We are so blessed to have a knowledge of the true gospel and also know that when we pray someone is listening and understands EXACTLY what we are going through. He shares our burdens and comforts us when we stand in need of comfort, and we should ALL try to be more like him. :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

An Extended Vacation

***Girls Nights***

As I'm sure you all know by now, my week vacation to Utah is now a month vacation. I'm stuck here until my doctor gives me the "OK" to go back to Virginia. SO, now I have lots of time to spend with my friends! Picture above is a little pool party at Danielle's. Sadly I could not go in the water. :( Whitney decided to be my support system and stay out as well. I love her! It is my goal to see my friends as much as possible as I'm here cause who knows where ill live once the summer is over!

***Skyler's Visit***

(Skyler and I at the outlet malls in PC)

Skyler came to visit me for a week after my surgery. The stinker tricked me though!!! I thought he was coming at night but he showed up in the afternoon while I was taking a nap (with no makeup on) with flowers and surprised me! I was so excited I could not even stand it. It was such a hard week and I needed him there so bad, and now I finally had him in my arms! It was so nice having him here and we had a lot of fun together. Skyler's birthday is August 5th so we decided to go to Park City and spend a day at a day spa. He was stressed, I was stressed...we both needed it!

When he planned the trip I had no idea what the hotel was going to look like, I figured spending a day at a day spa was expensive enough so our hotel wasn't going to be over the top. Little did I know Skyler had ANOTHER surprise in store for me! He checked us in at one of the nicest hotels in Park City, The Sky Lounge! We had a pool table, our own private hot tub on the deck, a nice jetted bath tub, flat screens that came up from the dressers, and showers with two water heads! IT.WAS.AMAZING!
Here's some pictures of our hotel at the Sky Lounge!

While we were there we went shopping on Main Street. They were also having a huge market going on so we went and looked at all the different little tents. The next day we spent the day at the Amatsu Day Spa and had a couples massage. Lets just say it was just what we needed! I felt like a new person afterwards. We also went shopping at the Gateway on the way home! I miss my hubby already, it was so nice having him here!

***Skyler's Birthday Celebration***

My husband is getting so old! He is 27 years old TOMORROW!!! Its crazy how time flys, it seems like just yesterday we were still dating and I was at home missing him on his birthday while he sold in LA. Looks like some things never change, once again I will be here missing him on his birthday! This time though, we were able to celebrate a little early. While Skyler and I were on our way home from Park City my mom picked up a chocolate peanut butter ice cream cake for him. I of course asked her too but she made sure she got him exactly what he wanted. We were able to sing happy birthday to him and have him blow out his candles. My goodness, I burnt my hand pretty bad trying to lite that many candles and when he blew them out I thought for sure the fire alarm would go off! lol here's some pictures!

Happy Birthday tomorrow honey, I love you and miss you SO much!

***Nathans Birthday***

My nephew Nathan is the cutest little boy ever! He turned 3 years old on the 3rd and boy oh boy did we spoil the crap out of him! We spent the entire day at the Zoo where I bought him pretty much whatever he wanted. His mom (my sister) really does her best to make sure her boys feel special on their birthdays. He had a Toy Story themed party and look how good Becky did on his cake and cupcakes! SO CUTE!

Here are some picture from our day at the Zoo. I spoiled the boys and made sure they had big icee's at all times and that Nathan got whatever he wanted from the gift store. He also succored me into taking him on the carousel. He is such a cutie!

well that concludes my blog post! Stay tuned for another update soon, its going to be a BUSY month!

Photo Shoot~

~Promotional Photo Shoot for Kate Johnson Photography~

First of all, let me just say that I wont, and will not ever be a model! lol, well first of all I just do not think I'm that pretty...I have tons of friends that would be a lot more qualified then me. Second, taking pictures is hard!! Standing in one place for a long time in heels and trying to look pretty is a lot harder than you'd think! lol, I sounded so high maintenance then but its true! BUT I had the opportunity to do a promotional photo shoot for my friend Kate. She is amazing and I was privileged to have her take my pictures! We went to Antelope island and saw buffalo, HUGE spiders, got eaten alive by mosquito's...yet still managed to have a great time! Skyler was able to come since he happened to be in town at the time so he got to be in most of the pictures. I'm so happy with how they turned out and now I have some fun pictures of me and Skyler to put in our house. Enjoy!

I also did a little photo shoot by myself in the water! It was cold, wet, and to be honest a little gross but still suprisingly a lot of fun! :)