Monday, March 19, 2012

camino cielo

Which means "the road to heaven." Which is what the road we took to this glorious place was called and it couldn't have described it better. All weekend it's been raining and freezing in SB. So when we saw the white tipped mountains in the distance, we knew we'd have to go snow hunting. And snow hunting we did.

It was so exciting! I only wish it'd been able to make an appearance for Christmas...that would have been real magic. But even in March it felt magical. On our way back down the mountain the wind picked up, blowing thick stormy clouds over head, and it started to snow. I may have almost died...and then put on some Christmas music.

In March.

Then we drove straight to the beach.

After that we jumped in the hot tub which made it even more heavenly. Plus it was fun to whip out our old snow clothes we never get to wear. Sawyer had a lot of fun, too. He would hop over the mounds of snow and pounce on all the clusters of grass popping through. It was adorable.
Weekends like this make me love living in SB even more. It really does have almost everything.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

calm down, get ahold of yourself!

How do you handle stressful times? Last night in bed we had the following conversation...

Matt: I'm freakin out!!
Me: What? Why?.....Should I slap you?
Matt: Why would I want you to slap me?
Me: I dunno. That's what they do on TV and movies and it always seems to help...
Matt: *long pause, considering the proposition*

We both had a good laugh as we joked about the cliche that is the bi slap and it seemed to help with the freaking out. Why is it that hitting someone is violence or abuse except for when it's trying to console a panicked or hyperventilating person? When did that become socially acceptable?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

question and answer

I've been tagged!
Here are the rules:
1. Post these rules.
2. Post a photo
3. Post 11 random things about yourself/answer the questions
4. Create 11 new questions and tag people to answer them.
5.Go to their blog/twitter/facebook and tell them you've tagged them.
Yeah, I'm a super model. I mean, it's not a big deal or anything but... I'll probably be the next Kim Kardashian. My friend Jessica B took this photo. It's on top of the courthouse, and I in no way felt weird posing for this while all the on-goers watched in awe. I blew them away.

Name a public figure you admire and explain why you do.
-This question is hard.. I'm going to go with the Women's Heart Association red dress logo. That's a figure so it counts right? I really admire all the women in that organization. More women die from heart disease than all cancers combined. It's so alarming to me. And after going through all that I have, I admire an organization that unites and helps women. They don't just educate, but help them cope. They motivate them to take control of their heart disease and still live life to the fullest

Which political party (including third-party/independent...etc) do you identify with, or do you stay away from politics entirely?
- I tend to stay away from politics.

What is something you love about yourself? (It's okay to feel a little vain for this question!)
- I love that Matthew and I want to, and do, spend every second together! Now days a lot of people think you're weird if you don't need a break from your spouse. But I'm relieved that I never sick of Matt and he never gets sick of me. I'm glad that spending time with him is way more appealing than anything else without him. (This doesn't mean we can't be apart, we just love being together.)

Where do you envision yourself in 10 years?
- Let's see. I'll be 34...which means, we'll be....totally rocking at life and kicking it in the butt! Husband and I and our 3 kids (not too many but not too few) will be traveling the world. We'll probably own a house by then. I'll be graduated, possibly working. I see us living in California...but possibly somewhere on the East Coast, definitely by the ocean though!

What is something people don't know about you but you wish they did?
- That having a heart disease is hard but doesn't change who I am. It's the one thing I'm really self conscious about. I hate when people look at me and treat me differently after they've found out I have a heart disease. Because of this, the thought of having an episode in front of people gives me anxiety. It makes me feel weak and vulnerable.

What is one trait you have that you want to alter?
- I'd love to be less awkward. I am soooo awkward.

What do you love most about life?
I love that I get to live it. I absolutely love the life and vitality that's in life...if that makes sense. I love that every day I wake up and know it's another day I get to live.

Name one talent you wish you had.
- I wish I could play the piano!

How has your week been going so far?
- Seeing as it's half way over, I'd say it's been going pretty dang well!

What are some of your immediate goals?
- For 1, get ready for the day.
2. Finish all the sewing projects I've been meaning to get done.
3. Eat healthier (which basically means cut out all the candy.)
And 4. stop typing and go to the bathroom.

How did you come to know that your spouse was the one for you?
- He never stopped fighting for me. He never gave up on me. He's a great listener. He's willing to make changes not just for me, but for himself, for the better. He's not prideful but he's confident. He's extremely knowledgable about the gospel and a spiritual giant. He motivates me to do better, be better. He's been there for me through some of the hardest times of my life. He's supported me and been there for me when no one else was. He cheers me up with just a smile. He let's me be my weirdo self and actually loves me more for it. We have the same goals and want the same things.
It took me letting go of my own plan and understanding for the Lord's, to see and know that Matthew was the one for me.

Now my turn to ask the questions!
1. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
2. If you could change your name would you? If yes, what would it be and why? if no, what do you like about your name? (Have fun with this!)
3. What is your most favorite book of all time? Why?
4. What is your favorite color to paint your nails?
5. What is your biggest/worst fear?
6. If you were on death row what would you request as your last meal?
7. What's the worst injury you've ever had?
8. Describe your first crush and whether it was requited or not.
9. What do you take the most pictures of?
10. If you were given a billion dollars today, what would you do?
11. What do you feel is the biggest/best lesson you've learned from your spouse/marriage/relationship.

I tag:
Cassidy A.
Caryn A.
Emily B.
Jessica B.
Kaycie F.
Melanie H.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

sleepy time

This Sunday was daylight savings time.
Hopefully you're adjusting better than I am. It's really messed me up over here. Luckily I have a husband that still wakes up at a decent hour and works hard, as opposed to me who sleeps the day away until sometimes (and I'm very ashamed to admit this) 11:30. And even though I try to kid myself with, "It's not really 11:30, it's actually 10:30..." I can't!

I used to wake up at 7:00 with all the energy in the world. What's happened to me?
And that's where I find myself today. Thinking of all the possible reasons as to why I sleep my life away and have no energy.

The possible reasons why I sleep my life away:

1. I'm old and my body needs rest and recuperation. This is totally not bogus at all. I'm 24 years old people, way past my prime.

2. My body is growing faster than ever before. Even if it is growing horizontally and not fat cells have never seen such demanding times. They're working really hard right now.

3. My heart medication. Truth be told, the high dose they have me on totally slows me down. Also, a side affect is weight gain. Just another toll on my poor fat cells.

4. The time change. Have you seen The Princess Bride? It's like that...and I'm Wesley. Someone just sucked an hour of my life away...

5. Matt and I have been doing a lot of physical out-doorsy stuff. Riding bikes up hill against the wind? We should just start telling people we're training for a triathlon.

6. My pacemaker has been going off a lot lately. It's kind of mean, forcing my heart to beat faster when it's too tired to. Just give it a break, Trudy!! (Trudy is my ICD) If my heart and I wanted to be up and doing stuff I'd take a red bull or something!

7. Stress. It's kinda stressful getting heart surgery and stuff. And like, I'm sorry but driving 5 hours for a 15 minute device check just to drive another 5 hours back home? I'd rather be chilling in the hot tub giving my fat cells a spa day.

8. The Beach Boys. We've been jamming out to their music a lot lately. Maybe if they weren't so talented and their music wasn't so amazeballs I could save some energy from the dance floor and use it later.

9. Thinking of all these reasons. It takes a lot of energy thinking of why I have no energy. I think I'll go take a nap.

Monday, March 12, 2012

about a million words in picture form

Has it really been almost a month since Jessica came to visit and my last post?

She's my sister from another mister.

And he's my shuga daddy. I swoon.

"Sea anomaly" - oops.

please appreciates Sawyers face. Baha! He's such a weirdo...I wonder where he gets it.

This is the typical response when people come to visit. We know how to show 'em a good time ;)

How shameful. I guess I'll blame it on the wonderful weather and the fact husband and I have been taking full advantage. I will say this for SB, nothing beats the winter weather. It's glorious. It's like going from to summer to summer all year round. Except for June...June surprisingly is the worst weather.
Yeah, definitely not looking forward to June gloom.