Thursday, February 21, 2008

Are you as quiet at home?

Twice in the last couple of months, two different co-workers have asked me the same question: "Are you as quiet at home as you are here at work?"

The answer to that question is NO and this post is proof!
Wednesday night one of our neighbors stopped by and gave us 2 tickets to the BYU vs Utah basketball game that night. We both are BYU fans and we both really enjoy basketball (and the tickets were free) so we decided to go. It was a very exciting game. The score was really close up until the very end.
Quiet me with Brian at the beginning of the game.
(Just one quick little insert. After one of the exciting BYU plays I heard a cute, little voice in the row behind me say, "Dad, I'm going to go to BYU when I grow up." I thought that was so cute!)Cheering (slightly hoarse me) with Brian just after BYU beat Utah. The final score!
And just in case you were wondering, I'm sure the lady I was sitting next to during the game was NOT wondering if I'm as "quiet" at home!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Roller Coaster Ride

Sometimes I wish that my life wasn't so much like a roller coaster ride-especially during the down times! This last downward turn about jolted me out of the car, but I'm clinging on tight and hopefully things will start to turn upwards again-soon. I guess if life was always a smooth ride, it would get really boring and we probably wouldn't learn anything. Don't get me wrong, the uphill part of the ride is great, it's the going down part that I have a harder time with. The thing that has kept me clinging on tightly rather than just letting go and giving up is knowing that someone (my Heavenly Father) can see the bigger picture of my life and continually gives me strength and courage and blesses me with His love. For now I'm trusting in Him that my life long dream of becoming a mother will be realized-I just have to be patient in the meantime (that's the hard part!)
Anyway, thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and words of encouragement during this time.

The weekend wasn't all stress and heartbreak, though. We were able to visit with 4 of Brian's siblings and their families. Unfortunately, we only have pictures of one, though. Probably because we have a new nephew in the family and we want to show him off.Here is cute, "little" John and his daddy-Robert

Big sister Tori with Uncle Brian

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

What's New

Wow, I can't believe that it's been a month since I've posted anything.
We have experienced a lot of change the past month-
so I thought I'd share a little of what's been happening.

1) Brian graduated from BYU (wahoo!) and started work in Salt Lake.
The hour long commute twice a day is getting old pretty quick,
so that brings me to the next new thing...
2) We put an offer on a home in Salt Lake County.
We won't know for awhile if they accept it.
We've been looking for awhile and have found it somewhat difficult to find something that is livable and within our budget, let alone something we really like.
We'll have to see what happens.
3) I started my last semester of school (Ok, so I've been going to school for awhile so that isn't really new, but the almost done thing is and I'm so excited!)
If only I can survive my nursing research class!
4) My little sister is 16! I can't believe it!
Mom, Brandon, Emilee (Birthday girl) Katie, Aaron, Matthew,
Me, and Brian Celebrating Emilee's birthday
5) President Gordon B. Hinkley (a man I truly admire and look up to) died. I will miss his enthusiasm for the gospel and his never ending energy. Thomas S. Monson is now prophet and president of the church.
AND Last but definitely not Least
6) A very sweet and special friend of ours is due in a little less than 2 weeks.
We admire her strength and courage and hope that she knows that she has a very special place within our hearts.
We are excited and hopeful...