Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Happy birthday sissy!

Today is March 31 which means, it's little sister's birthday! Yay! She's a whole 19 years old today. That's pretty insane, not gonna lie. Too bad she doesn't answer her phone anymore so I can't even wish her a happy birthday... What a punk! Anyway, Megs I love ya and I hope you had a great day!

I just had to...

My monkey man...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

He's my favorite

So, I'm officially bordering obsession with this whole blogging about my boyfriend thing but it's fun and I'm kinda a little bit crazy about him (by kinda a little bit I mean a whole heck of a lot!). Plus, I miss him today so it's my way of... what's the word... getting it out of my system? Yeah, that works. First of all, new pictures! I love Mondays when I get to see new pictures. Most of them are bugs or creatures that look big enough to eat me, but that's okay... This one was pretty cool I thought. Can I just take a minute to tell you how freakin' amazing he is? Seriously, I'm so lucky. Like, "wow I never thought I would be this lucky" lucky. I looked at my facebook page today where it says his name next to the words "In a relationship with" and I couldn't help but be a little bit giddy. :) I really have found the man of my dreams. It's definitely one of those cliche phrases, but it's so true. There's not one thing I would change about him. He's smart, funny, talented, sympathetic, optimistic, ridiculously handsome, and the perfect compliment for me in every way. He takes such good care of me and treats me exactly how I want to be treated, and we don't even live on the same continent! I feel like the past couple years of my life have been a path to find him. Well, more like a path to be where we are now, because in all reality I did find him a couple years ago. I look at the series of events that have transpired, and it's all happened perfectly and led me to him. It's really kind of crazy to think about. I know this is where I'm supposed to be. I have no doubts. It's not the typical definition of success for most people, but neither are we your typical definition of typical people.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Too many creatures

Ok, let me just show you why I could never live in Argentina...


...Gross spider...

...Other gross spider...

...giant grasshopper thing... also Oli (ok, that last part was a joke)

...Huge mantis...

...Other bat...


Yeah, I think I'm quite content to just visit there someday. I'm glad he's having fun though.

Who could resist that face?

The kitty's of course.... ;)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Something new

Boring days at work do this to me. I'm just in the mood to write about nothing. So, if you want to read some boring stuff, keep reading. If not, feel free to mosey on. I won't be offended. So, first bit of news, I'm starting school on March 30! I'm way excited! I know normally I really hate school but I'm pretty excited about it. I guess in a few months when I'm ready for a break I'll have to go back to this post and read about how excited I was. Oh, I didn't say what I was doing... I'm going to be a medical assistant. Eventually I'll be a radiology technician (someone who takes x-rays, performs CT scans, MRIs and ultrasounds) but starting with medical assisting is a good thing to do first because the waiting list to get into the rad tech program is kinda long. So I'll start that in March, then be done in January, which is perfect timing because a certain missionary I know comes home right after that. I'm big enough to admit that going to school then is not a good idea. I will fail. I can assure you. So I'll be working, which I think is perfect. Don't you? It's been really nice to have these last few months off though, I won't lie. I think I might miss it a little bit. But I'm excited to start another chapter and finally get done with stupid school!! I'll keep you updated on all that.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

It's official... We're official!!!

Okay, I know this doesn't come as a surprise to most of you, but Ian and I are officially official. I know that's kind of weird to say since he still won't be home for a little while, but that's okay. For those of you who don't know, and just because I love telling it, I'm gonna tell you about us.

Ian and I met for the first time at a dance our junior year (we both knew who the other was before then but we hadn't been officially introduced until then), but we didn't really become good friends until our senior year. It was one of those "overnight" things where we went from hardly knowing each other to texting all day, hanging out as much as we could, etc. I attribute that to his outgoing personality and ability to make me feel comfortable in any situation. We continued to be great friends through the rest of high school, through the summer and we would see each other once or twice a month while I lived in St. George. We had tons of fun going out to eat, talking all night and, of course our favorite, SNOWBOARDING! During that time though, we were never more than friends. He was so fun to be around, funny, smart, handsome and all that great stuff, but I never really saw us being more than just really great friends.
He left on his mission in February of 2008. I wrote a couple letters a week and he did the same, and it was all just a "friend" thing until he got dear johned in June. After that, our letters started to take on a bit of a different tone. It was subtle at first, but intensified as time went on. I was convinced there was no way he felt the same way about me, and the hints he would drop in his letters to me were just him being nice. He thought it was just being on the rebound.

Things continued this way until the end of 2008. We both were liking each other more and more, but neither of us really said anything to each other about it. I was spending time here getting to know his family, sending him more Reese's Peanut butter cups (among other things) than any one person should consume in their entire life, and writing... a lot. He was kicking butt as a missionary in Cordoba, baptizing right and left, while still making time to write to me every once in awhile. Most people insisted we were together and it was hard for me to deny once they saw the shade of red my face would turn when anyone mentioned his name, but we never did more than drop hints about it.

After new year's, things really started to take off. I found myself telling him things that I never really planned on telling him at all, let alone while he was still on his mission. The part that completely surprised me though, was that I didn't care. Better yet, he was doing the same thing. We talked about the future, and our plans, and it became very clear to both of us that we had no intention of being without the other.
So, now we find ourselves here, where I've finally weaseled it out of him. We've made a habit out of asking each other questions whenever we talk, and so I asked him what we were. His reply was, of course, about how he was a homosapien and hoped that the same was true of me.... Funny, but hardly the answer I was looking for, and he knew it too. So I kept going:
"Seriously, what do you think of us as?" I asked him. He replied by informing me that he'd been meaning to ask me something, and was going to wait, but would ask me now if I wanted him to. Oh, and you'd better believe I wanted him to.
"Well, I was going to ask you, if I could have the honor in being your boyfriend," he told me, as my heart literally threatened to beat right out of me! And as you can tell by the story, as well as our relationship statuses on facebook (you know it's official when it's on facebook!) I said yes.

So you might read this and say, "BFD, he's not going to be home for a year, she'll probably be married in that time." First of all, if you're thinking that, don't say it to me. I'll punch you in the face. Secondly, I know this is not what you'd call typical but I don't care, because I am SO happy! Really, I didn't even know it was possible to be this happy. Ian is everything I've ever wanted in a guy. He's smart, he makes me laugh, we share the same interests, he is constantly encouraging me and giving me reason to believe in myself, and any of you that know him would agree, he's just an amazing person in every way. So this might be an interesting year for me, but it's worth it. I've found true happiness, and I'm not letting go.