Thursday, November 24, 2011


The holidays are here! And I couldn't be happier.  Today has been the perfect thanksgiving and I really do have so much to be grateful for.  It seems like I love my family more and more all the time and I don't realize it until this time of year rolls around.  I am so thankful for them and how much fun we have together.  Last weekend we had the privilege of adding a new member to our family!

My brother, Ryan, proposed to Heather this weekend at 6 flags.  Heather's family and our family were there to surprise them when they got off the ride that they got engaged on.  I am so happy for Ryan and that he has found such a GEM of a girl.  Seriously, I could not have picked someone better for Ryan.  I love you guys!

Secondly, I am so thankful for my friends.  We have been through so much together, good and bad.  I love every single one of these girls more than I can even handle sometimes! I literally would do anything for any one of them.  I especially want to say how much of an impact Kelsey has had on me.  She has recently lost one of her siblings and has been so amazing in every single way.  Having been thinking about her so much lately, I have realized what a special person she is.  She really is so incredibly Christ-like and is such a good example to all of us. Honestly, to know Kels is to love her. And I have to say...although I am so sad that she couldn't leave on her mission on time, I am so happy I get to have my Kelsey welsey girl here for the holidays!

Third, of course I had to save the best for last! I am so blessed to have my husband. I love him more than anything and am so grateful for him for loving and supporting me no matter what. Yesterday was the day that he proposed to me two years ago. He is the best.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

As of late...

I had an amazing 21st birthday.  I am so grateful for all my family, friends, and husband.

My lovely mom surprised my sisters and me with Taylor Swift tickets! The concert was so perfect. I feel like she is my bff now.
Scott surprised me with a new Cannon Rebel camera for my birthday! (maybe I'll start actually taking pictures and putting them on here now...but probably not.)
I had a little birthday gathering at Oreganos and got to see some of my fav girls. 

The doctor is trying to figure out what is wrong with my's been quite the process.  I was able to enjoy my first experience being a patient in the hospital though! I had to get a tube down my esophagus so they could take pictures of my heart.  Still not sure what's going on with it...pretty sure the doctor just enjoys draining our bank account.  But I do have to say that I am so grateful for my health and that I am able to get all these tests done!