Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom

I have some wisdom for you today. It is this: sometimes, you just need to breathe. No matter what you choose to do in life, someone will have something negative to say about it. Sometimes they will say it to your face, and sometimes they'll say it to someone else. But, getting upset and reacting to it won't help. And sometimes you have to step outside of yourself and look at it from their perspective. Sometimes they're just trying to help.
Just breathe. Focus on being happy. Focus on the here, the now. Be patient.
Oh man, I need to take my own advice!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world...

Last night for FHE, we had a wonderful lesson about the creation and how everything in this world denotes that there really is a God and that there are so many things around us that demonstrate His love for us. I am so grateful for all of the beautiful things that I get to see each and every day. It makes my heart so happy to know that my Heavenly Father loves me.

Yes, I know Heavenly Father loves me.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Yep, we're awesome.


Remember this, this, this, this and this? Yep, it's still growing.

And I love it!


Two words. Italy and fireworks. Yes, please! Thursday night was the first time that I have been so moved by a display of fireworks that I nearly cried. Seriously. Italy was the contender at Globalfest that night and they were so amazing. The music was amazing (minus the Katy Perry that they had to use), and the fireworks were choreographed so well. If you were to add those fireworks to the pineapple from Bolero, I'd say I could die a happy woman. Oh, and another great thing about that night, I finally got my mini-donuts, which we missed out on Friday night (stupid lines).
I am so glad Christopher got passes this year! I love fireworks, especially having someone to share them with. Few things are better than watching amazing fireworks with a boy -- especially a boy like Christopher.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tunes for Tuesday

This past week, it seems like Christopher and I have been driving around a lot. And being the sweet guy he is, he always lets me choose the music.
Here are my top picks this week.

1. "Party Rock Anthem", LMFAO
2. "American Love", Jack's Mannequin
3. "Magic", B.o.B. feat. Rivers Cuomo
4. "Nothing Left", One Night Only
5. "Stand by Me", John Lennon
6. "Sweet Disposition", The Temper Trap
7. "Yellow Brick Road", Angus & Julia Stone
8. "As Lovers Go", Dashboard Confessional
9. "You Make Me Feel So Young", Frank Sinatra
10. "Ain't No Mountain High", Marvin Gaye

Happy Tuesday, friends. I promise I will get back into blogging regularly. I've really missed it, actually.

Monday, August 15, 2011


It's been a while! And there is someone new in my life that I want you to meet.
His name is Joseph. And he is pretty much my favourite person in the world right now.
On August 4 at 8:40 am, Joseph Grant was born. I was at EFY that week, and wasn't able to meet him until Sunday morning (because he was in the hospital for a few extra days). I love this little boy.
This past Saturday, after my second week of EFY, Christopher and I stopped by to see Joey. He was just as cute as I remembered him, and probably even more. Chris was really good with him, and it was really nice to see him hold him. There's something about a guy holding a baby -- probably one of the most attractive things.
I am so excited to see Joey grow up. I know he is going to be such a great kid because he'll have me to show him the ropes, but more importantly, he has great parents that love him very much, and awesome grandparents and a really cool uncle to teach him in the ways of life.

I love being an aunt!