Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Happy List

Even when I think I've had an awful week, when I sit down and think about it, there's an entire list of good things Heavenly Father has blessed me with in a short seven days.
  • I made some new friends
  • I finally got to go to the beach

  • I was able to spend some time with my French roommate, Cassandra, and get to know her a little better
  • I found a 1910 printing of David Copperfield in great condition
  • I got a high-five from Stitch
  • I've been able to talk to Jared A LOT this week
  • Even though I messed up something with my Maingate, I had several friends offering to help me fix my problem
  • Instead of fixing my Canon Powershot A2200, Canon sent me a brand new one
  • I got a necklace I've been dying to have since I was 15
  • My temple prep class rocks
  • I got to have a pizza/movie night with Katey and Amanda
  • I took pictures of Daisy Duck for the first time
  • I met a character attendant who signs
  • I took some really great pictures for myself

  • I was able to make some really magical moments for some guests this week through photopass
  • We got new camera cables at work and now all of our uploading problems are GONE
  • A friend at work gave me the cheshire cat pin I've been trying to get all Summer
  • I get to give a talk in Sacrament tomorrow
This week I realized that when something bad happens, we start to really focus on just that. Or at least, I do. I've got to remember that there are so many other things in my life much more worth dwelling on. There's a lot more sunshine in Florida than there are clouds.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I'm Engaged!

We met last August sort-of by accident. He showed up at my apartment to pick up one of his sisters (my roommate) and introduced himself to me as I stood in the doorway wearing my Batman pajamas. In fact, every time after that for a couple of months, I was wearing my pjs. I slowly started to grow attached to his dashing good looks, honest conversations, and fabulous wit, and finally decided to do something about in February and asked him out on an unofficial date. Of course, it was a hit, because we got to draw dragons, eat pizza, and we both wore leather jackets. Can you imagine how differently this would have turned out had I worn my long, purple wool coat?

I often blame Supernatural for us becoming friends in the first place, but who's to say when we actually crossed that line? I do remember the exact moment I decided I was half-way in love with him. (Is that enough of an oxymoron for you? Let me explain.) I was having an absolute melt-down, and even though we'd only been "dating" for two weeks (no kiss yet!), and he had a mountain of a list of chores to do, he met me as I walked into my apartment, pulled me into a hug before I could say anything, and said, "Do you want to watch Supernatural, Last Airbender, or Lilo and Stitch?"

We're tying the knot on August 18th in the LDS Temple in Dallas, TX! Our honeymoon will be a roadtrip from Texas to Utah. It's going to be a BLAST. We're best friends, and I'm so excited to spend the rest of forever with him! Yes, it's sappy, but my life just became saturated with "fluffy love stuff."

Blame Jared.