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.

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