Friday, April 30, 2010


...reminds me of the magic 8-balls I used to play with as a kid. You know the kind you relied on to tell you your future, so I asked questions like, "magic eight ball, will I marry georgie some day?" and then having my dreams shattered when it answered, "don't count on it." Oh the small dreams of elementary years.

Today I was able to check into our apartment. YES, the SPEAR residence. Wow, that sounded pretty cool. I stuck the key in, turned it, and opened the door to an empty one bedroom apartment which smelled...funny. (Go figure) I thought the place looked pretty good, but then upon closer inspection, realized how gross it really was. I just KNEW there were some places that hadn't been cleaned in years. And the toilet! Don't get me started...but I really believe that when you leave a place, you leave it better than when you found it, which is why I went to work for a few hours and came back to clean...and clean...and clean. I spent an hour and a half just on the stupid tiled tub. (I swear there were boogers still crusted on the tile...) Anyways, I'll save you any other details to the uncleanliness of our new apartment. But just know, that by the time I'm through, you'll be able to eat off the floor in safety. It really was exciting to be in our new place though. Crazy, but wonderful. It still hasn't hit me I'm getting married.

Daniel got off work early, packed up the car with our new (yet, old) full sized bed and drove his little hiney up to Provo. (Which made us both deliriously happy.) I showed him the new place, he didn't think it was too bad, and thanked me for the wonderful cleaning job. Then, I told him about the leak under the sink...and the fact that we had no hot water or hot air...he said he would fix that. I love my man.

Oh, and I made another cake. I think that makes like...6?

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Did any of you ever see the movie 9? I remember being so excited to see it, and then coming out thinking..."what the heck?" But then, I remembered it was a Tim Burton movie and the world was right again. (Thank goodness for those people that think of the craziest ideas.) Anyways, I just remembered that movie when I was writing this post. It really has nothing to do with what Daniel or I did today.

Well, my boss came in yesterday and told me that he wasn't coming to work today due to the insane-ness of Women's Conference so he didn't expect me to come in either. (I have a wonderful boss.) So, I took full advantage of the morning and went running with my sister. I did a wonderful 3 miles, before I decided I was done for the day. I also made another cake (whoopie! I'm on to like 4 now.) After that, I headed on over to the good old dentist to get some more cavities filled. (but good news, the dental assistant said I must have been born under the lucky starts because I only have 3 wisdom teeth instead of 4. Wow. I'm SO lucky. Funny...I think being lucky would mean that I didn't have ANY.) I then struggled to eat anything for the rest of the day.

Daniel, being the live-wire that he is, worked...pretty much ALL day.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I decided to do a 10 day count down until Daniel and I are married...meaning, I'll just write what we did the 10 days leading up to the end of our single lives as we know it. Exciting, right? Well...I guess we'll just have to see. It is quite the adventure for sure. Today is April 28, 2010. I worked, made a cake (did I mention I'm making 15 of them for my own wedding?), and talked longingly on the phone to Dan. (I hate this long distance thing.) Dan pretty much did the same thing except making a cake, and probably did some yard work, or some TV watching. Poor kid, he's just so lonely with out me.

On the more interesting note, my boss finally got back from England and gave me some delicious toffee. In fact, it was probably the best toffee I've ever had. Thank you, boss.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ragnar Relay

I'm a little bit excited because today I hit a pretty big milestone. I ran 4 miles, which is farther than I've ever run before. You might ask, Why? Well, I'll tell you. A couple of months ago, me, my sister, and my sister-in-law were looking for a half marathon we could run together. But because of my wedding, we couldn't find one that fit all of our schedules. Then, one day, my sister and I found out about the Ragnar Relay - 2 days, 188 miles, from Logan to Park City in teams of 12 people. You could say we were pretty excited about it, even though it sounds a bit challenging. I agreed to do it, even though I was busy with school, didn't know I'd be getting sick, or having surgery, and knew I was getting married a month before the actual race. Let's just say, I'm a little bit behind in training. I'm so grateful for a sister who pushes me to do more than I thought I was capable of. So, on June 19th and 20th, I'll be running a little over 16 miles. Call me crazy, but I think it sounds like the funnest, most amazing accomplishment. And come on, what's more exciting than driving in a van with others who love running just as much, or more than you for two days, catching some rest in parks along the way, and just being on a team? Um...maybe Disneyland...but that's out of my budget until Daniel and I become millionaires.

Daniel, who is the awesome future husband he is, volunteered to be a van driver so he can be with me every step of the way. Now how's that for committed? I love him muchly. I can't believe that in two weeks, we'll be sealed for time and all eternity. I couldn't be more excited, or happy. I've never felt so right about anything in my life. I'm always surprised by how similar Daniel and I are. I love it. Thank you St. George for spitting out the man of my dreams.

Next week: running down provo canyon for almost a full hour...wish me luck.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Yes, apparently I have become what I most dreaded. Sorry everyone for my short temper, stressful aura, and wanting things "my way." Is it too late to elope? It is? Well dang. I'll be better. I promise.

To those I've offended, hurt, or spoke wrongly to, I am terribly sorry. Sometimes my brutal honesty can get me in trouble, or the fact that I want things "my way." Just please be understanding when I tell you I have way too many things on my plate and way too many people to please at this time...which means I end up pleasing no one.

That's all.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


So things have been really hectic lately with wedding plans, work, group projects, and trying to study for finals. I kinda envy Daniel right now because he only has one final to worry about. But because of that, he's been picking up my slack in the wedding area. He does a lot of stuff I can't find the time to do, and I'm so grateful for him. We only have a few weeks left of this engagement thing, and I couldn't be happier! I'm SO ready to be married. We send out our announcements this week! Daniel and I haven't seen each other since Conference weekend and probably won't be able to see each other until I go through the Temple on May 1st. It's slightly depressing, but he has to be at work, and I have things to do here. We figure once we see each other it will be all the sweeter...right? I'm feeling like I'm going to skip out on a final early just to see him...or skip out on work and spend money I don't have on gas just so I can take a trip down. Talking on the phone doesn't cut it for me. I need a hug. If anyone is reading this who is single, NEVER have a long distance engagement. The end. So here's some pictures my cousin worked on from our engagement photo shoot.

You'll just have to wait and see which ones will be on our announcement!