Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Long One With Good Updates!

Whew! These past couple of weeks have been such a whirl wind!

My new job as an assistant at a real estate company has been WAY busier than I could ever imagine (we work with foreclosures mostly..) and I LOVE it! That is why the lack of posts. I keep worrying that I am being air headed and not being a good employee, but I keep praying for help every morning and apparently it's working! They want to pay for me to go to real estate school and they bought me a gift card for 3 1/2 hours worth of treatments at a spa. Rick tells me every day that I have the perfect job, and I really do. They ONLY problem with it is some people call and are nasty and yell at me... but then I just hand them over to my boss and he yells at them for me. :) I have been extremely blessed to have this job.

For the past week, Rick and I have found a new hobby that has taken up all of our spare time. Dr. Mario on his brother's old school Super Nintendo.

Oh, how I love this game. I am already mastering level 14! (that's how much time we have spent playing this game, and no, I did NOT go to his house once when he was at work and another time when he had the day off for my lunch break to play it!) :D

Last Tuesday, Rick and I went to the temple. It's always so nice to go. After the temple, we went back to his house and played more Dr. Mario... :) Since it's SO easy to loose track of time while playing that I didn't get home til 12:30, I went to bed like normal, but was woken up to my dad telling me that my car was broken into and I "had better come look". I had left my temple bag in my car because I wasn't sure if I would make it to stake temple night 2 nights later and I had a mostly empty purse in my car as well. They must have seen the two bags and thought they could score big. Well, sorry suckas, you didn't get anything. They took my favorite purse, but thank heaven I was prompted (yes, prompted) to buy a new purse and put everything in the new one. :) Also, thankfully they rummaged through my temple bag, but didn't even take the dollar I have in there in case I need to rent something. They also rummaged through my console, which had a spare set of keys in it that they missed (thank heaven!), but didn't seem to take anything. I was so so so blessed that no credit cards or cash was taken and that the worse was they just broke my window. Luckily I had just changed over to Rick's car insurance (his dad is our agent), and I was given the rock star treatment and by 11 I was into work.

We had stake conference last Sunday, it was really good. My dad spoke in both the adult session on Saturday and the main session on Sunday so Rick and I went to support him. I am so lucky to have the parents I have. They honestly are on my top 5 list of most amazing people I have ever met. Not even Kyle Korver is up as high as they are (and that says A LOT!) :)

But... here's the best news... last the best of all the game!!!!! I had my appointment with my stake president on Sunday!!!!! YAY!! That is the last hurdle of them all, and I am so thrilled!! I am getting married!! We still don't have a date set, but it actually seems real now. Before it was a dream, and for those Sleeping Beauty fans out there, you know that "a dream is a wish the heart makes" . . . haha, I thought I would throw that in since that song just popped in my head. Princess Aurora is my favorite princess, in case you didn't know. :) So, Rick has his appointment with the Stake President tomorrow night and hopefully we will hear back within a couple of weeks, and then we will set a date!

We started thinking about getting married in the Las Vegas temple (where it's nice and warm!), but we aren't sure if we really will. Rick feels really bad making our family go down there for the wedding. If we could do anything, that would be our pick though.

Well, I think that just about covers it since the last post. I love you all and hope all is well with you!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The One With The Tag About 2008

2008 Tag:

1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
I went to Hawaii and went on a cruise to Mexico. Not too shabby for the year.

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I am pretty sure that I made a new years resolution not to make one, if that makes any sense. As for this year, I have been fighting a challenge from our stake presedency (ps, my dad is in the stake presidency) for over 6 months now, so I think I will try it out for the year (even though the challenge is for the rest of your life). The challenge is to read your scriptures every day for the rest of your life. I will do my best. :)

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Probably the closest person was my friend Magyn!

4. Did anyone close to you die?
Not really, thankfully!

5. What countries did you visit?

6. What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
A wedding! :)

7. What dates from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory and why?
August 9, 2008. Ricky proposed to me in Hawaii!!

8. What was your biggest personal achievement of the year?
I guess I finally got my associates degree. I'm not telling how long that took though...

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being very wise with my money.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Nothin out of the ordinary. Just a sinus infection, I think.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
I bought a LOT of things! :) OH!!! My wedding dress... definately that.

12. Who did you have the most fun with?
Ricky, silly.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Do I have to answer that question?

14. Where did most of your money go?
Hehe, good question! Towards clothes and stuff probably.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
My engagement, silly.

16. What song will always remind you of 2008?
Uh..... Who knows.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you: a)happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer?
a- happier... b-who knows, and honestly I don't care to check ;) c-not sure! probably slightly poorer.

18. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Spending money. I'd be so rich if I was smart about that.

19. Did you fall in love in 2008?
I fell more in love than I was before with Rick.

20. What was your favorite TV program?
The Office

21. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Hate is a strong word, but I really really really don't like _____.... good song. Oh, I went to their concert last year!

22. What was the best book you read?
The Proper Care & Feeding Of Husbands, by Dr Laura :D

23. What was your greatest musical discovery?
I'm not a music explorer.

24. What did you want and not get?
I got too much of everything.

25. What was your favorite film of this year?
I forget. A year is a long time for such a short memory.

26. What did you do on your birthday and how old were you?
I turned 22 on June 22. Rick took me to Bear Lake, it was very fun and perfect. We almost didn't go and I was gonna be so sad.

27. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Winning a million dollars... or being able to get married sooner.

28. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2008?
I am sort of a classic kind of gal. I love jeans when I can, but for work I usually need to dress it up a bit.

29. What kept you sane?
Being able to just talk with Rick. He's a good friend.

30. When you think about 2008 what sticks out in your mind?
I went on some pretty good vacations (of course Hawaii!, Mexico on a cruise and Bear Lake at least twice) and Girls Nights.

31. Best moment of 2008? Engagement!

That'll have to do for now...Happy 2009!

I tag: All of you!