Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I just found the most adorable outfit ever. Seriously. If you ever, ever find a dress like this, please, please, please inform me immediately!

Wilde in the Big Apple

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ramblings and epiphanies

I think I just had a slight epiphany about myself and how others see me. In some ways I may come across as someone who is always jumping the gun. I jump to conclusions daily, and am always planning for future events. I can also be very impulsive and sometimes say something without thinking about it clearly in my head. I've realized also that I am not very good at expressing myself in speaking. Sometimes it is very difficult for me to share what I am feeling in my heart and place it into words. Often the feelings that I have are inexpressible or so deep that words wouldn't do them justice. For this reason, I think I may come across as if I have not thought my decisions out thoroughly or am making decisions based on other opinions. Sometimes I do make decisions based on other opinions. For instance, if Christopher tells me he likes a certain sweater or the smell of my hair products, I am definitely more likely to wear that sweater when I see him or buy that specific hair product. Though I may give into trends and other opinions very easily on little things, I am not one to do so with big life decisions. When it comes to big decisions that will have huge impact on my life, I do not take them lightly. With things like that, I tend to think and think and think, then think some more. I don't know if you know this, but I am one prone to pondering. I like to think all options out. I like to know the pros and cons. I like to observe the experiences of others and internalize how that would work in my life. I know that I don't know everything (now you have it in writing mom). But, I do know that I know better what is going on in my heart and mind better than others. Though I am very stubborn about making decisions for myself, I am thankful for the wisdom and guidance I am given by my loving family and good friends. It is really a wonderful think to know that I am loved by so many people. Sometimes, or more like all times, I am not very good at taking advice. I am really stubborn. But then sometimes after I have time to process, I can see how such wisdom can help me. Saying that, I have also come to realize that I need to trust myself. I need to trust my heart, trust the promptings of the spirit always, and do what I need to do for me, and somehow mingle what I think is best with what third party eyes see as better. Growing up is way more complicated than I ever thought it would be.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Proper introduction

I realized this week that I haven't introduced you to Christopher properly. So, I thought I would share a little bit about the man that I spend so much of my time with.
Chris will be twenty-three is December. In fact, we are exactly six months apart. He loves alfredo sauce, apple juice, McDonald's (still don't understand that one) and ice cream (that I understand). He served his mission in Lubbock, Texas and returned home last August. He is currently attending SAIT in the IT program with a major in Networking. He's a super brainiac when it comes to anything involving technology. Christopher is a really ambitious, but pretty laid back guy. He's not one to worry too much about things he can't control, so I feel he balances we out well that way. Chris loves movies, especially Transformers and Disney movies. In fact, you can often catch us singing along to our favourite Disney songs (usually Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King) in the car, or whilst cooking dinner. Chris also works at Shaw as a Technical Service Rep (I think that's what TSR stands for...). 
Chris just really likes to have a good time. He doesn't have a very quiet laugh, which I kind of love. I like being able to tell when he finds something funny. He even laughs at my jokes too, so I think he's a keeper in that respect. 
Christopher is also one of the sweetest people I know. He is super thoughtful and always willing to do whatever he can to help. 
That's a really brief description, I know. But, a figured a short one is better than nothing. 

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Should I?

So, I am really considering getting an e-reader. I know I have not been a big supporter of them in the past, but I am actually quite impressed with the new ones out there (like the Kindle Fire, Kobo Vox, Nook Color). It's a bit of an investment, so I am doing a lot of research right now to make sure that it will be worth it. So, friends, I need your help. Do you have an e-reader? Do you love it? Why? What issues have you had?
Thanks, friends!

Sunday, November 06, 2011


Remember that time I asked for opinions and help for our Halloween costume?
Well, after much thought, we finally decided on something two days before the day. Christopher really wanted to go as a 1920's mobster, but I didn't want to go as a flapper (those dresses do not look good on me), so after a little research, I found the perfect one: Bonnie and Clyde. Even though we had to explain our costume to everyone, I still think it was a winner.
I am excited to see what we'll come up with next year!