Tuesday, June 17, 2008

i do like some people....

I'm sure everyone has the "cutest" nieces and nephews....but I do. It's so suprising how they have each developed their own personalities.

Marlie has so much to say about everything in the world. I was in college when she started talking. We talked on voice instant messaging a few times a week. Now she gives me unsolicited advice and a personal narration of all her thoughts.
James can climb a bare wall and make trouble in an empty room. Even with all his trouble, he loves to give hugs and is happy to see everybody.

Jack is always happy. I'm pretty sure he watches the other two real close, so it won't take him long to catch up.

I like them so much! I don't think I could like anyone anymore than I like them.

Monday, June 09, 2008

the Pena wedding

Two years since they met, a year and half since they started dating, nine months of engagement, and 16 hours of wedding......

The whole day was great, I couldn't have had a better time (practically), and Kayli and Jon are pretty much hilarious. I never got tired of wedding guests asking me about my marriage horizon but I did get tired of bending three thousand times to move the train a quarter inch for the photographer. My old bishop couldn't come to grips with the fact that I'm not on my way to the alter, old neighbors use the old "always a bridesmaid" thing, I learned a thing or two about how to know when to hold a guy's hand, etc.... All real helpful advice. Thanks everybody. Now that I know all this, I don't think I'll be able to dodge the alter before 2018.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Counting My Blessings

Last night, I had a small pity party. No one one invited. When it began, I gave myself a time limit. I was driving home and I decided that by the time I got there, I had to be done feeling so bad for my own dumb self. I was pitiful enough that I when the light turned red I thought, "of course that would happen to me." I was trying to think of how to pull myself out of it, before I got home, because I figured I would be alone now.....Kayli has started moving out.

Five minutes into my drive, I was done with my bawl-baby crying. Even when I try to be a sorry stupid head, I can't ever make it last that long. Maybe I don't have the attention span. Luckily, when I got home, Kayli and Jon were still here. We didn't have especially exciting conversation, just catching up, but I was so glad to see them! Kayli really is where I need her, when I need her. I am going to miss them so much.

So what I've done here is......I added a few pictures of some good times I've got to have in the last several weeks.

Top - I got to have a fun night with Kayli for her bridal shower and ice cream after.

Next - Dad took me on the frontrunner train to SLC. We ate at the Lion House Pantry.

This one - Our ward went on a relief society retreat. I was worried no one would come and instead, 27 girls came! It was so fun!
Last (and not least) - Katherine, Katie, Melanie, and Lisa came over to my house and we had the best treats ever! We were celebrating Katie's CRC test. These little chocolate cups have strawberries and raspberries and whip cream! Mmmmmm........ So as it turns out, I don't have a reason to host any pity parties. I should host fun parties. I'm gonna work on that.

lesson learned: the more time I spend with others, instead of wondering about what they do or don't do, the happier I'll be.