“True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well being of one’s companion”
-President Hinckley

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Where are all my socks?

This is the question that has been plaguing me all week. I'm doing laundry right now, but even so, I'm fairly certain I won't find any more socks than I had once the laundry is done. It is so frustrating! I might resort to wearing Dan's socks, which is fine, but they just aren't as cute as my striped knee socks or my valentine's day socks. Oh well...

Today has been a busy day. I went to class at 9:30 and then went to work until noon, got off work, went to the bank and then came home. Once I got home I just started cleaning. Our apartment has gotten to the point where even I find it a little un-livable. So, I cleaned the living/dining room, did the dishes, took out the trash, dusted everything, and now I am doing the laundry. I will tackle the bedroom and bathroom soon, I just need a little break because.... Duh Duh Duh!!! I think I'm getting sick....again.
Ridiculous right? I haven't been sleeping well for the past couple of nights, so I'm exhausted all the time, which may be why I am getting sick. I'm not completely over my mono just yet, so it is probably just that coming back for revenge because I am not sleeping. Super.

Dan is at school until 5 today. I don't remember why cause I was still half asleep when he said his goodbye's this morning... maybe something about a horse? I dunno. But, he's doing really well. He played basketball last night and can't wait for indoor soccer season to start. He also has 2 tests next week, which is a real bummer, so he's studying like crazy. Other than that, we just watch movies and cuddle most of the time.

I gave a talk on Sunday on Hope, and I think it actually turned out really well. I felt the spirit while I was giving it (so I cried, which was embarrassing) and Dan and a lot of others told me it was good. So, I'm feeling pretty good about it. I'm mostly glad it's over because I HATE talking in church. I am an extremely introverted person, so getting up in front of a ward as big as mine is almost as bad as going to the dentist. Almost.

This semester is looking pretty good for me. It will be by no means an easy semester, but it's totally doable. I just have to make sure to stay on the ball and keep up with all of my reading, because omg, there is a TON of reading. Speaking of which, I have to go and catch up on some of that.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

important developments

So, Britany and I are watching Hitch together, again. We both agree that it's our movie, but I'm sure with time Lord of the Rings will take its rightful place. As far as sports go, BYU had an awesome football season, which is now being followed by an awesome basketball season. Plus, only four months until the world cup! I'll be happy as long as the USA beats England, and France loses all their games. Britany and I got to go rescue James and Stephanie last night from a bat in their apartment. It's a little ridiculous how terrified most people get when approached by a creature that is nature's equivalent to a fiesty dust ball. Speaking of animals, I recently added a horse to the list of creatures I've rendered sterile via my surgical expertise. I'm just making the world a better place one pair of testicles at a time. Christmas break was way too short. Not only did we only have two weeks, but we spent the better part of 4 days driving. It was really good to spend a little time with nieces and nephews and puppies that we don't see that often. And I guess the other family members were ok too. I gotta say if Britany and I finally stop running into financial snags, I'm getting a wii. Oh, and speaking of stupid financial snags, apparently it costs 50 dollars to park for two hours in an empty parking lot next to a visitors parking sign in Provo, Utah. That's right, on New Years day my car got booted while I was playing a board game at Mike's apartment. Britany and I are hoping it isn't a pretense of things to come this year. I'm reading a new series now that Britany got me for Christmas, and after that I'm going to read the other two series we got from my family. So, I'm all set for the next couple months. Anyway, I don't have class until 10:00 tomorrow so I'm going to pretend to fall asleep, wait for Britany to go to sleep, then sneak out and play video games tonight. USA!!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Well, we had a marvelous, albeit short, christmas and new year's vacation. We spent a week with my whole family in Wichita and then drove to Utah and spent a week with Dan's whole family. His little sister got married on the 29th in the Mt.Timpanogas temple and it was so much fun. She really picked a great guy and we all love him already. It was great to get to see everyone all at once because that hardly ever happens. Both families only get together like once a year, so we really cherished every moment. Of course, when you are in large groups of people there is always going to be some confrontation, but all in all it was a blast and you could really feel the love everyone has for each other. While my whole family was together, Justin decided to have Camryn's baby blessing and it was amazing to get to be there for it. All of the men in the family were there and got to participate because they are all worthy priesthood holders and I couldn't help thinking how blessed we all are and what a special moment that was.

Besides Ariel's wedding and Camryn's blessing, in both families we mostly just hung out together and watched movies.

Getting all dressed up for the nativity reenactment

Elijah, Camryn, and Elliette

Our family

Our drive to Utah was pretty interesting. Because we stayed for Camryn's blessing, we had to drive it in two days. The first day we made it to Ft. Collins, but with considerable difficulty. All of Western Kansas and Eastern Colorado had terrible weather. There were 60mph winds, snow, and ice on the roads. It was really scary but we finally made it to our hotel. Without actually saying it out loud, I think both of us were wondering if we were even going to make it. The next day had really good weather, so the drive through Wyoming was just fine, but man, I don't ever want to make that scary drive again.

I was able to visit my best friend Kasie while we were in Provo. That was awesome.

I'm sad that I didn't get any pictures of Dan's family, but I just totally forgot. :(
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