Monday, April 9, 2012

Remember me??

We are leaving for our first cruise together in THREE WEEKS!! It seems so far away, considering we have finals, packing, moving, family time, (and did I mention finals??) all before that. But this means I need to be bathing suit ready in three weeks.

My honeymoon phase has got to stop. I am in my second week of training for the Golden Gate Marathon. Next goal? Cut out bread and sugar (sigh) and do "8 minute abs" every day. Chyeah, lets do this. And since I know that no one reads this anymore, I'm safe using this for my own goal making purposes, right??

In conclusion, I love being married. The end.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

I am in love, and I couldn't ask for anything more. I'm so grateful for the curve balls the Lord throws us sometimes, and the directions they lead us. I couldn't be happier.

On that note, it's crunch time...figuratively and literally.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I am signing up for another marathon... Red Rock Canyon!! The elevation gain is a little less than ideal but I just NEED TO RUN one again!!! And it is the same weekend my cousin Kevo gets back from his LDS mission in Peru! Basically it will be a perfect weekend...also due to the fact that Michael and I will have been married for three weeks by then. Just saying.

So beautiful!!

And another teaser.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Do not read

Seriously. This is just a post for me that probably has all of the same old resolutions you've seen. But really I love New Year's Resolutions so here it goes.

1. Go to the temple twice a month with Babsy

2. Read the Book of Mormon in 80 days

3. Read the four gospels

4. Run three marathons and PR in one

5. Feel good about what I eat

Sidenote semester goals...

1. Stay caught up in ALL of my reading with scheduled reading times for each class

2. Go to/watch every devotional

3. Participate in two on campus activities

I want to keep them broad and narrow them down as I go. Okay done.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


The last week or so I have tried to focus my studies on the Savior for obvious reasons. It is the season to celebrate his birth, life, and sacrifice for us all. In the process, I can't help but have a spirit of Thanksgiving and start thinking of everything I am grateful for. First and foremost, I am grateful for my Savior. I have learned so much from him these past few months and am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for the blessing that I don't deserve.

Ever since I got the job in March 2010, BYU Sports Camps seemed to be my calling in life. A job that worked with teenagers, coaches, and required us to play with them both on the field and off. What a dream.
More importantly, coming up to the Summer of 2011, it was going to be my lifesaver. I was coming off of a rough semester of too much work and no play topped off with a rough dating life. I looked at Sports Camps as a way to get me through the summer to the day I could turn in my mission papers.

Summer went as planned. I met some cool guys to hang out with but that was all. There was one in particular though that just seemed to have something different. If you would have asked me first impression of Michael, a fellow counselor, it would have been a good-looking guy with quiet confidence. Unfortunately, the "quiet" just wasn't my type. So in my mind, I didn't look into it. But of course there was that feeling of wanting to get to know him, and I didn't know why.

We had a fun summer as friends. We met at the work retreat, ate lunch together in the Cannon just about everyday (this is where Michael will say that he never saw me showered or out of gym shorts the whole summer), played/I watched him play volleyball (sand volleyball:) every day, and I even had the pleasure of seeing him send off his missionary. I was even the friend asking him why he didn't have her stay. Oh man am I glad that he didn't listen.

He asked me out on our first date the end of July. We made dinner (spinach and goat cheese stuffed chicken and grapes) and hiked the Y. A few roadtrips to California and a mission call later, we are engaged to be sealed for time and all eternity in the Sacramento Temple.

So what am I grateful for? I am grateful for Michael. So so sooooo grateful. But more importantly, I am grateful for prayer and the Spirit. God knew what was right for me when I didn't, and thanks to the Spirit, I was able to make the best decision of my forever.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Is this real life?

The invitations came yesterday, talk about making it real. Couldn't be happier!

Lots has been happening this last week and it all has to do with the wedding but I need a break so lets switch gears. Deal?

I slipped up on my gluten free diet today. Oops. I had a Krispy Kreme. My next thing to give up in preparation for the wedding...DIET COKE. Kill me now. But really, I'm convinced it makes you crave sweet things. And even if thats just all in my head, then I can't have it in my head or else it will be in my mouth.
But for all of you diet coke addicts, LOVE this...


And now for the wedding teaser...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Trying something new

I have been reading my cousin's blog and shes has been talking about how great she has felt with running as a vegan. So I thought I would try something new...

Gluten free. And I love it so far.
Biggest task for the holidays: staying away from sweets.

Bring on finals. Home in seven days. Oklahoma in nineteen:)

Happy December!!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh ya...

And I'm alive. I'm debating on posting wedding plan updates or just making it a surprise?? So here's a teaser...

In the meantime, Christmas is here. My favorite thing about the Holidays thus far: JB Christmas, Christmas devo, Temple lights... yeah the list isn't too long. At least not until finals are over.

11/11/11 :)

Singapore will have to wait.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Craigers !!

Love you babycakes. Happy birthday!!