Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Wish I was a Runner

It is official that I am doing another Triathlon on August 13th. As much as I loved my last triathlon I am very hesitant about doing this one. The reason being is that I don't really have a lot of time to train. I leave in two weeks for Europe for about a month and I wont be doing much training there. Then when I get back I only have July and then a few weeks in August, don't forget that I am getting married in the middle of all of this to. It is going to be a very interesting experience, but I just keep telling myself "I can do hard things" and then I feel a little better.

Once it was decided that Nathan and I were going to do this triathlon (actually Nathan is doing the half iron man, Crazy) we jumped into training mode. Monday morning I began running. I am not a runner at all. It's not that I don't enjoy running, because when I don't feel like dying I really like it. Sometimes I crave running, this does not make me a runner though. Today for instance I only went 2 1/2 miles not very far for many people. However, my body was saying "What are you doing? Are you crazy? Why do you think this is good for me?" As my body thought those things I kept saying to myself "I love this, I love running, running is my favorite thing ever, just think how nice you are going to look in your wedding dress." Most of these thought were me lying to myself, besides me looking good in my dress.

Today was only day 2 in my training and of course it is bound to get better. I am not a runner yet, but I will one day become one. My goal is to one day be able to call myself a RUNNER! Today is not that day though.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just Thinking

Here are just a few thoughts that have come along with planning my wedding:

1. It seems crazy that I (well my parents) are spending a good chunk of money on just one day. People keep telling me that I should have whatever I want just because it is "MY DAY." Technically it is Nathans and my day. The truth is that I just really want to please people and make sure everybody has a fun time. Unfortunately, that costs money.

2. I discovered that I really like trying on wedding dresses! I was lucky enough to find the perfect dress for me at the first place I went dress shopping. However, secretly I really just want to go and try on dress after dress because I love feeling like a princess.

3. I have a hard time making decisions.

4. I think I might regret buying super expensive, orange 4 in. heels, but I just couldn't resist. I really love high heels but I have never worn such high heels before. It will be an adventure for sure!

5. The only thing that makes me nervous about my wedding is that all the attention will be on me and Nathan. Sometimes I don't like being the center of attention. Everyone is just watching you all the time. Especially that moment when you walk out of the temple and everyone cheers and expects you to kiss and be all cutesy. Let's be honest, this moment is always a tad awkward for every person there.

6. This is going to sound really selfish but one thing that I am super, super, super excited for is all the presents that Nathan and I are going to get. I love getting gifts!

7. The greatest thing about this whole wedding is that I get to sealed to Nathan. I feel so blessed that I have him in my life and I can't wait to be married to him!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

When do you do homework? Good Question!

This past week I along with a ll the other members of the International Folk Dance Ensemble had the opportunity to perform for some Ukrainian officials. After they had been told about our rehearsal schedule and all the time spend practicing one of the officials asked when we had time to do homework. All of us dancers looked at each other unable to really answer the question. When do we do our homework? In between classes? Between 9-12 pm? Early in the morning? Basically any free time. This question really got me thinking. I have been so amazed lately how I have been able to do everything and do it well. There is only one explanation. My Heavenly Father.

The only way I have been able to do everything is with the help of my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. Without there presence in my life I wouldn't be able to handle all the stress and pressure. It is so amazing that when you put the Lord first how everything else falls into place. So I am not sure exactly when I get my homework done, but there is one thing I do know. With Heavenly Fathers help I somehow get it done!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

It's About Time

So it looks like I haven't written on my blog for about two years. Well, that is pathetic of me. I guess the problem is I feel like there is nothing interesting to write. But I am planning on changing that. This summer my life is going to be so amazingly awesome. Be prepared. The major goal for this summer is to become more domestic and make myself more attainable. Hopefully it shouldn't be to hard. goes!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

1 Week Left Of Freedom

I only have one week left before school starts. Isn't that crazy! I am really excited and a tad nervous. It doesn't seem real to me. But once I move into my dorm and get out of Aspen Grove I am sure that things will start to feel real. I have had such a great summer up at Aspen Grove! I have learned so much about working and about myself. It has been a wonderful experience. However, I am ready to move on and start a new adventure. Life is going wonderfully for me. It seems like I am going to have wonderful roommates, and the greatest freshman year (I hope).
Live is wonderful! Go Cougars.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Snake River

The past couple of days I had the wonderful opportunity to raft down the snake river with my family. It was an amazing experience. It is hard to describe how fun it really is. River rafting is just one of those things you have to try, and once you do it you are addicted. It is just sooo fun. Next year when my family goes we decided that we are going to do it on kayaks. Doesn't that sound like so much fun. I can't wait to learn how to kayak! This weekend has been the best this whole summer. It was worth taking the time off ow work. I just can't wait for next year!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Value of a Smile

Smile, it seems so simple but to many it is not. I have found through my sort work experience that a smile is the only way to cope with thing (people, bad attitudes, and stress). I believe that you can make life what ever you want. It is up to each of us to choose how we want to live. I would hope that everyone chooses to live happy, because they attitude can influence those around them. I believe that we should all love each other and speak kind, happy words. This is where a smile comes into play. Instead of thinking something negative or mean simply put a smile on your face. This one act can change the whole situation. There is no use being frustrated in life, or looking for the bad things. Even if you are not feeling super happy just smiling can change your attitude. If the whole world were to smile at each other rather than smirk, judge, or criticize just think how life would be. We would all be able to love and accept each other. So in order to make the world a better place I purpose that we all smile when the going gets tough. Smile to show appreciation, smile to show love, smile to show compassion, smile to show others that you care about yourself and them.