Friday, November 30, 2012


Leland and I didn't get to see each other over the Thanksgiving break, which made us both pretty sad, but only 2 more weeks until I see him again! So for the break I went home to southern Utah to spend it with my family. It was a great break from school. It was just my immediate family, minus my older sister and her husband, so it was pretty small, but it was still fun. I spend most of the break addressing invitations, and finding a new photographer since ours ditched us at the last minute. I also spend time watching movies and just hanging out. It was a good thanksgiving, I have a lot to be grateful for. In fact, here is a list.

The Gospel: Most importantly I am thankful that I have the gospel in my life. It helps me so much. I am so grateful for the Savior, and how the atonement enables me to be forgiven of my sins and get better everyday.

Leland: I am so thankful for Leland. He is the world's greatest man. He is so sweet and wonderful. Even though we are so far apart,  I am able to feel of his love everyday, and I can also show him how much I love him. I am so grateful for him, and so grateful that soon he will be mine forever!

My family: I am thankful I have such a wonderful family, and for all the fun we have together.

My jobs: Even though they stink a lot of the time, I am grateful that I have my two jobs.

Speaking of jobs, I have to go to my job right now. There is so much more I could write, but this will have to do for today.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Why did we not elope?

All this wedding planning is really wearing me out. This week I went home for two days to plan wedding stuff. Although it was great to see my family, the picking and planning was overwhelming. I chose ties and vests, flowers, tablecloths and chair sashes, the cake, and centerpieces all within 24 hours. I'm not normally a meticulous person by nature, but by the time I was down to the centerpieces, I had really stopped caring. Some sand and a candle inside a vase? sounds good to me. It doesn't really make sense to me why people spend so much money and time on an event that is only going to last a couple of hours, but that's our culture I suppose.
Also I really am getting sick of being so far away from Leland. The reason we decided to get married was exactly that, we wanted to be married. And these four plus months of waiting has been torture. I know I wrote that post about how much I love skyping, and it's true, for some reasons I do love it, but really it's just a substitute for what I really love, which is actually being with Leland. I miss him so much, and he is so busy that we hardly get to talk the way we used to. I just wish we were already married. I want to be there every night when he gets home from work, and I want to cook for him and go on dates, and just be with him. I know things aren't going to be perfect after the wedding, and that marriage brings a lot of challenges of it's own, but right now, all I want is for us to be together.

Saturday, October 27, 2012


How on earth is skype free? I ask myself this all the time and I have no idea, but I am so glad it is. It has been such a great help as Leland and I have had a long distance relationship for the past nine months. In fact, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't even be able to have a relationship without it. We skype all the time. I remember the very first time we ever skyped. I was so nervous. It only lasted like half an hour and we talked about mundane get-to-know-you things, but I think I fell a little more in love with him that day. Since then we've somehow come to the point where we skype everyday, sometimes multiple times a day. It isn't the same as being there with him, it isn't even close, but it's something and I'm so grateful to have it. I know in 2 short months our skyping days will be over for good, and I could not be happier about that, but I want to remember the days where I would count down the hours until it was time to skype, and the times where we would give each other tours of our apartments via webcam, and the times that we would simultaneously watch every single episode of the office together. We've had a lot of fun skype dates too, like playing outburst together. Pretty much all of our relationship building was done over skype, hours and hours of endless talking every night for nine months adds up. Although my family and friends all make fun of me for skyping ( even as far as calling me "skyper") I do love it. So I think I will relish these last 2 months of skyping. I mean, who could complain about getting to see this cute face every night, right?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

So Lucky

I am the luckiest girl in the world. This past week Leland came to visit! I was so excited. We only got to spend 4 days together, but they were some of the greatest days ever! We registered for our wedding gifts, went to my parents house in Southern Utah, went to my little brother's high school football game, and my little sister's volleyball game, we took our engagement pictures, and we went to church together. It was such a great time.

I am so lucky to be marring Leland. He is seriously the sweetest, kindest, cutest, handsomest guy ever! The whole time we were together he is just looking for ways to make me happy. Like opening the car door for me every time we went somewhere, just cute little things like that. Every day I think I can't possibly love him anymore, but with each little thing he does, he keeps on melting my heart :)  We had a lot of big plans of things we were going to do, but there just wasn't enough time. A lot of time we just spent sitting on the couch, cuddling and making each other laugh. But I wouldn't trade those times for anything :) It was hard saying goodbye to him at the airport today, I won't see him for more than two months, but at least this was the last time we will ever have to say goodbye. I can't wait until December 28th, when I can make this wonderful man mine forever.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Conference Weekend

This weekend was general conference. I really love conference, and as usual, I learned a lot this time. I wish I could have been with my family this weekend. But I had to work all day Friday and on Saturday night. So instead I just watched all the sessions on my laptop. Also I watched 3/4 sessions with Leland via skype, don't judge us, it was fun. Little things like that help me to miss him less, and it makes me feel close to him when we're so far apart.
In high school my seminary teacher suggested that for each general conference, we should think of three questions or problems in our life, and if we prayerfully consider them, then they will be answered in the talks. One of my questions was about what I can do to begin my family history. I've always known I've needed to do family history, but it all felt so overwhelming that I didn't know how to begin. Elder Scott's talk on family history and temple work was so perfect for me. It answered my question and reaffirmed to me the importance of temple work.
On another note, only 3 more days until Leland comes! I am so excited to see him in person again. He is so amazing. He is so humble, hardworking and loving. I love him so much, and I can not wait until Wednesday!

Friday, October 5, 2012

We'll see how long this lasts...

      I've always loved reading blogs, but I've never actually written my own before. I've written in a journal consistently since I was 12, so I guess this is kind of the same thing, but not really, since other people can read it.
      Anyways, I'm not actually Leland's wife yet, but I will be on December 28th 2012 :) A mere 98 days away. It seems like forever. But it gets closer everyday. I will write a full post about how we met, and how he proposed, and all that good stuff later.
     I guess I'm supposed to tell all about myself on here, but I really don't know what to write. I don't know who, if anyone will even read this. And I don't want to put too much about myself on here, in case some stalker will use it to track me down. Well this is all just sounding really dumb anyways. Like a 14 year old's diary. Oh well, we'll see how long this lasts.
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