Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Big Thanksgiving Post (for actual Thanksgiving!)


My family. Without them...I would seriously be alone. I'd probably be sane...But I'd be alone!

Sadly Jeff didn't make it into this picture.

Rachel and Lisa-I know I gush about them all the time, but they are really the best friends a girl could ask for. It's so interesting to hear other people talk about their roommates. I actually find myself saying "I forget you don't have roommates like I do.

School School School. Never thought that this would EVER end up on my thankful list, but it is this year. I'm fortunate to be going to school with a GREAT group of people and be taught by some AMAZING teachers.

Not really my school people but it's still a cool picture

These three!

My little TARDIS that gets me from point a to point b and never complains!

Again, not a picture of my girl, but pretty dang close. All this one needs is a big dent!

and lastly...him

He's quickly becoming my best friend, my confidant, and everything a boyfriend should be. He's awesome.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Oh Hey...It's sunday Again

Sorry the posts have been pretty lame the last few weeks. Between juggling a job, full time school, and a boyfriend there isn't much else that can occupy my mind. But here are the things I was thankful for from Wednesday on.

Getting The Hunger Games from Wayne
Seeing my mommy and sleeping in an uber soft hotel bed
Harry Potter with my Handsome boy (an amazing movie!), and some great friends! Plus I found my AMAZING dress for the Melanie's Wedding! And seeing Cat's exhibit!
Double feature night at the Cemetery: Mortal Combat and Street Fighter. Plus the first REAL snow fall in the valley.
Coming home smelling like Paul and good windshield wipers and tires

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Remember when I said that I would be blogging my thankful things on Sundays? Yeah....I didn't. Two days late is better than never!
Early morning movie watching with my roommates, plus snuggling, and first kisses.
Toy Story 3 and stolen boyfriend sweatshirts.
Cafe Rio Tuesdays, Long goodnight conversations, Acing my Med Term test, and Fire truck wakeup calls
Being honest
The promise of a Christmas Present!
Being told that I will someday be Cat Palmer's protege by Cat herself. I love that woman!
Calling dibs on a BEAUTIFUL piece of art before anyone else has even seen the exhibit!
Homemade Pot pies and Doctor Who
Conversations about the future over veggie burritos and shopping trips with my Handsome Boy.
The realization that I'm done studying Neuro for the rest of the semester!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

7 days of Thankful

Each Sunday in November (and maybe longer) I'm going to post the 7 things I'm grateful for!

Spending time with my great family
People who donate their bodies to make it so other people can make something of themselves in the Medical Field
Chicken Noodle soup, a comfy bed, and Sudafed
Taking time to be silent and try and see a bigger picture
Understanding teachers who listen to what I have to say and plans for the Christmas season, plus an amazing bishop with an amazing house.
Payday and coworkers who challenge and teach me. Plus black hair dye that makes me look like Snow White.
Beating the traffic from the U football game, my cozy USC sweatshirt to keep away the cold

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Isn't life funny?

I was glancing over my blog and I read back through my post on what past relationships can teach you. It's amazing that I was talking about the Lord preparing me for someone because all of the sudden, someone has come into my life. I've never really understood the quote "We make plans and God laughs". That was until I had Paul fall into my life. Okay fall isn't really the word I'm looking for because I knew and hung out with Paul a full month before we started dating. But let me back up and explain why Paul coming into my life was such a surprise.

When I started school this September I had made a two part pact with myself:
1) No Boys till graduation
2) Suppressing my need to make a million friends at school.

I wanted to REALLY focus on school and get good grades. I needed to be successful in school (and I promise at some point I will talk about how amazing school is!) But I felt like I needed to make a change in my constant need for a social life. Granted I ended up making some really good friends for a study group, but luckily they are good friends who encourage me to work hard and keep my grades up

What I wasn't expecting was Paul. It started out so simple, just study friends. Then my roommates and I planned a triple date to a haunted house, and since I really didn't have very many great single guys in my life I figured "What the heck? Paul is a cool kid and we'll have a great time." I had no idea what I was in for.

Paul and I have been dating for a month and I already feel so....different. I mentioned in my post how I've been in love twice and really, just being with Paul makes those two "loves" completley null and void. I mean don't misunderstand me here, I'm not saying Paul is the one, or that I'm in love with him. We're just taking it a day at a time, but what we have already been in this a month is so much...more than I ever thought possible. Love songs on the radio sound different to me. Chick flicks have a whole different meaning. I can't even think of a way to put it. Our relationship is uncomplicated, it's fun, it's romantic, it's sweet. It's everything any girl really wants in a relationship.

I look back at the past relationships I've experienced and they were all full of doubt and frustration and confusion and there is NONE of that when it comes to Paul and I. I can mention things about having an upset stomach and the need to fart and he just laughs and tells me a story about how his mom once ate fat free pringles and farted up a storm. He wants to meet my family, he wants me to meet his family. He says goodnight to me every night. He just lets me be me. I don't think I've ever been so free in a relationship before. He and I disagree on A LOT of things but it never bugs us because we just realize that we compliment each other.

He doesn't mind I ADORE bacon (he's a vegetarian) or that I love weird decorations and hate decorating the Christmas tree. I don't mind that he's a better cook than I am and enjoys reading far more than conversation sometimes. It just...works.

I'm happy and I'm reminded of a post my dear, dear Mandi made once on her blog. It shall be the QOTD. She wrote it about me and it something I fondly remember nearly every day. I'm paraphrasing, I can't remember it all and she's deleted the post from her blog.
"I don't know who he is, but I promise he will be amazing. I don't know what the future holds for you, but knowing you....it will be an adventure."