Sunday, April 28, 2013

My Favorite Scripture

This has been a favorite scripture of mine since high school. It's helped me through some really difficult moments in my life and I know it will help me with my current struggles (that I'm not willing to share on this blog... yet). However this picture leaves out one of my favorite parts in the next verse:

And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.  Doctrine & Covenants 121:8

Whenever I feel upset or am going through a trial in my life, I think of the above scriptures. "Peace be unto thy soul", I read those words and I feel the peace, I feel God's light shining in my life. "Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment." A favorite quote of mine is this:

The Lord doesn't want to torture us no matter how difficult our trials may be. If we trust in Him, pray to Him, believe in Him, follow His commandments, read His words, He will always help us through our trials. He will always help us to win our battles.

Right now I'm going through some medical issues (that so lovingly appeared two week before my wedding). And while these are very serious issues, I've felt rather calm. Because I trust the Lord will help me through. I trust in his works and I pray to Him that everything will turn out all right. I have a lot of people praying for me  and I'm so grateful for them and all the love they give me. And I know that the Lord offers a love so much stronger and powerful than all of theirs. I will be fine.

"Thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment." This is just a small trial in my life, but I already feel so blessed. I'll be able to get through this, but only with the Lords help. He will help me, "triumph over all my foes." :)

Writers Note: Are you confused where Doctrine & Covenants is in the Bible? Well it's not in the Bible. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or LDS or Mormons. If you would like more information about the LDS church, please feel free to send me an email at You can also request for me to send you a Book of Mormon or Doctrine & Covenants (which is one of my favorite books of scripture). I'll send you one for free if your interested! Just email me and let me know. Thanks!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My Stress Level

I just remembered how much I love the movie He's Just Not That Into You. I haven't seen it in forever and now that I'm watching it I'm just happy!

But once it's over I'll probably remember how stressed I am and how much stuff I need to do in the next two weeks before my wedding. I'm so excited for my wedding and I know everything is going to turn out perfectly and that even if there are mistakes, I know that at the end of that day I will be married to my best friend and the love of my life so everything will be absolutely perfect.

But for now it's figuring out centerpieces, floral arrangements, bridesmaids outfits, my hair and makeup, moving my stuff to Logan, trying to lose weight so I can fit in my dress, making sure the cake will be delivered at the right time and place, medical emergencies, etc... etc... etc... SO MUCH TO DO!!

15 DAYS!!! 

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Things to Do Before I'm 30

So I'm 22 years old and getting married in about three weeks. I feel I'm stepping into a new stage of my life, where I have to 'act' like an adult more and work harder in school and work. I can't depend on my parents anymore. I have to be independent. But most importantly, I want to make goals for myself.

I'm currently watching the episode of Friends where it's Rachel's 30th birthday and it flashbacks to everyone else's 30th birthdays. Phoebe on her 30th has a list of things she wanted to do before she was 30.  So here's my list of things I want to do before I'm 30.

  1. I'd like to graduate. It's been a long (slightly painful) journey so far and I sadly have a few more years left, but I know I can graduate if I really set my mind to it. I'm going to graduate as soon as I can, definitely before I'm thirty. 
  2. I want to start having kids before I'm 30. I'd like to start having kids after I graduate. I kind of want them now... but I know myself, and if I had kids now I would never graduate. So in this case, these goals are in order. 
  3. I want to teach high school. Again, this is sort of in order. I obviously can't start teaching until after I graduate, but teaching is something I really want to do and I really think I could be a great teacher and really make a difference in my student's lives. I want to help high school students. I want to be a teacher. 
  4. I want to become a good cook. I'm not saying I want to be a great cook. Good is fine enough for me. I just don't want Chris to continually be expected to be the cook in our relationship (because he currently is).
  5. I want to throw a party. Like a Superbowl party, or a surprise party, or a bridal shower, or a soccer party (for my soccer loving fiance). I just want to throw a party that people enjoy. 
  6. I want to learn to sew. I know how to sew on buttons, use a sewing machine and mend things, but I want to be able to sew the things I've pinned on my Pinterest page. 
  7. I want to travel outside the United States. Preferably to Scotland with Christopher because he is so in love with that place. But I just want to experience a new place. I've never been outside the US before and it's just something I'd really like to accomplish before I'm thirty. 
  8. I want to run a 5k. Maybe. I just want to be able to do it with Chris, who told me he wants to run a marathon. There is no way I'm running a marathon, but I 5k I'll maybe do. 
  9. I'd like to have a fit and healthy body. This is a life-long goal. I want a healthy body at all times. I want to always be at my ideal weight because it makes me feel good and healthy. 
  10. I want to choreograph as much as I can. Teaching dance is something I'm incredibly passionate about. It feels as if it's a need. I need to teach dance. It's a necessity to keep me happy. I know I can do it. I know that I would love it. I will teach dance and I will choreograph as many dances as I can. 

The Secret to a Happy Marriage

So I had a wonderful bridal shower yesterday hosted by my wonderful friend Lindsay! She did a fabulous job and everything was beautiful! I'm so blessed to have such a fun and happy person like Lindsay in my life. She is always so excited about life and I love it! Thank you Lindsay for the beautiful shower! And thank you for being one of my beautiful bridesmaids!

So at my shower we played a game where all the guests had to fill out a card like this:

My guests had to give advice on the secrets of a happy marriage using the letters in the word 'couple'. Here are the secrets: 

On going laughter
Ecstatically happy 

Love, Anna

Cuddle (a lot)
Only have eyes for each other
Laugh together
Enjoy being together

Love, Cherene


Love, Tracie

Undying love

Love, Lindsay

Lots of love
Egg Salad

Love, Camille


Love Michelle

Basically my friends are awesome. :) 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thank you Lauren and Michelle!!!

I want to publicly thank two of my most favorite people in the world!!!! (not including Chris, my parents or my adorable brother) Michelle is my beautiful, fabulous (single) sister who is incredible and perfect in every way. Lauren has been my best friend for practically my whole life and she is my favorite person; my sister, my cousin, my friend.

Michelle and Lauren last weekend threw me a beautiful bridal shower. It was so wonderful! We ate breakfast food, played games and I got to open gifts! I loved my bridal shower, I love Lauren and Michelle and I'm so happy to have such wonderful friends in my life!

My Biggest Advice to Brides-to-Be

I'm getting married in 22 days. Three weeks from tomorrow. Less than a month. It's so soon!! And if there is one major thing I've learned from wedding planning it's this: Don't underestimate the time and energy it takes to get your invitations done. 

I was very blessed to work with a very talented company for my invitations. Beautiful Wedding Announcements is located in Riverton, Utah. They are a very well trained, well oiled company that continues to run smoothly and beautifully. They do a wonderful job and for a wonderful price as well. You can read my full review on my other blog, Everything Is for Love.

However, I had issues with my photographer, which meant I didn't get pictures in until a week ago and I didn't get everything finalized until Wednesday (my fault, not Beautiful Wedding Announcements'). But due to their fabulous work, I was able to receive my invitations on Thursday, the very next day.

I ordered 400 invitations (yeah, I'm surprised I needed that much too). I have been working all day long to get them addressed, stamped and licked to send to the post office tonight. Yet, despite my efforts, I was only able to get about half done to send to the post office.

So what went wrong?

Here is my greatest advice to brides-to-be: Send more time on your invitations. Don't expect to be able to finish them in one day by yourself. Get help. Get the addresses early. Get your future-in-laws and the fiance to cooperate better and give you addresses sooner. Don't be scrambling the day you want them out to still find addresses. Don't underestimate the time in takes. Even if you're just printing labels, it still takes forever to place them on the envelopes, especially by yourself. Get everything prepared before you receive your invitations. Get your invitations from Beautiful Wedding Announcements, they'll do a wonderful job for a fantastic price! ;) 

My goodness, what a relief to half the majority done! People had started asking my parents if I was still getting married. But if those people ever read this blog or saw my Facebook, they would know I'm obsessed with this guy! We're definitely getting married in 22 days and we are beyond excited!!! :)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Woman Who Could Have Potentially Ruined My Wedding For Me

I feel that this is one of the most important (and longest) posts I have written on my blog. Because it is a very (brutally) honest review of the seamstress I hired to alter my wedding dress (AKA, the most important $899 dress I've ever owned in my life).

So I was referred to Debbie Carlisle by Bridal Expressions, the store I bought my dress from (who I would highly recommend for buying a wedding or prom dress). When I first visited Debbie, I felt uneasy leaving my dress there. I was honestly worried for my dress. I didn't doubt her sewing abilities. I was simply put off by her small and filthy sewing room.

I will say, she is a great seamstress. The work she did on my dress was beautifully done... it just wasn't what I wanted. I specifically didn't want the Standard Mormon Sleeves, but that's what she gave me. I tried to accept the fact that it wasn't exactly what I wanted, but I couldn't take it. So I called her and told her I wanted to meet with her again to show her a picture of what I wanted and we could see if we could change it.

(By the way, I had tried my hardest to tell her what I wanted the first time around. But she kind of put my ideas down and just did her own thing, and I'll return to this later)

Our telephone conversations went a little bit like this:
"Hey Debbie! This is Kaylee. I was thinking about my dress all weekend and it just isn't exactly what I wanted. Can I meet with you Wednesday to show you a picture and we'll see if we can change it?"
"How do you want it changed?"
"Well I'd like to show you a picture because I don't know if I can really explain it over the phone."
"Yeah, but I want to know how you want it."
"Well I wanted it to appear like the fabric is just draped over my shoulder, I didn't necessarily want a whole sleeve attached. And I wanted the fabric kind of gathered vertically."
"I specifically asked you if you wanted it gathered and you said no."
"Yes, I said no to gathering it horizontally, which is what you were saying. But I said I did want the special fabric (sorry, can't give away anything to my fiance) gathered on the sleeve vertically."
"I put the special fabric on the sleeve."
"Yes, you did. but you just laid it flat so it's barely visible..."
This conversation went on a while. Finally I convinced her to let me go in on Wednesday (today) so I could show her the picture. Lesson #1: Debbie did not seem happy to meet with me, her customer, aka, the person paying her.

So today I went in to meet with her. I brought in reinforcements as well. My cousin Desi came with me for two main reasons. 1. Desi knows how to say what's on her mind (in a good way, a very good way). Basically she wouldn't let anyone push her around (unlike me, I'll admit it, I'm a bit of a pushover). 2. Desi knows how to sew herself. She reupholstered her couches all on her own and they look fantastic. And she made her kids the cutest Halloween costumes ever.

So Desi and I met at Debbie's house. The second she came to the door, Debbie was full of attitude. So we go downstairs to her sewing room and I begin to tell her what I had originally told her about the sleeves of my dress (my $899 dress). Debbie was not happy. She complained about how she would have to take apart everything she had already done in order to do what I wanted. Lesson #2: Debbie failed to realize that I'm the bride and this is my wedding dress, I should be able to get what i want.

I tried my best to be understanding and explain to her that I wanted it the way it was in the picture. But Debbie just didn't get it. Desi started to try and explain but then Debbie started to get mad at me, blaming me for not telling her this in the first place, which, I had tried my very best to do, but she just pushed my ideas away. Lesson #3: Debbie didn't listen to my ideas. She did her own cookie-cutter 'Mormon Standard' modest sleeves, regardless of me telling her that I did not want that.

Desi began to realize more of what I wanted, so she began to suggest ways that Debbie could fix it to be the way I wanted. Debbie reflected everything after that. She continued to blame me and to push down all mine (and now Desi's) ideas. She continued to think that her way was the right way and I was wrong. Lesson #4: Debbie felt that she was right. That I (the customer, aka, the person paying her) was incorrect and what I wanted for my wedding dress was not right.

I would again like to talk about Debbie's redeeming qualities. She did do a wonderful job at creating a bodice and cap sleeves for my dress. It was perfectly lined. Her stitches were perfectly done. She is a very talented seamstress. I cannot deny that she is talented. She did a great job... but it wasn't what I wanted, and she blamed me for that mistake.

So Desi spoke up and said:
"I think we'd like to take the dress, think things over, get a better idea of what we want and then we'll let you know."
To which Debbie replied:
"I can't let you take this dress until I get paid for what I've done."
Now I understood that completely. I understand needed to be paid for the work she put into the dress. However, the total cost of alterations would have been $230 ish, and she had not yet put on the buttons and the shoulders still needed to be re-sized to fit me. When I first visited her she told me the price and I was pleased, but today when she told me how much I would owe her to take the dress, I was very disappointed.

I'm sorry, but especially where I'm leaving with my dress, unfinished and unhappy, I should not owe you $200, cash or check only (which I didn't have at the time, so Desi (my amazing wonderful cousin (more on that later)) wrote a check for (that I owe her back for)).

$200 to leave unhappy? I don't think that's right. Lesson #5: Debbie overcharged me when she didn't finish the dress and I left unhappy. I didn't seem fair. My mom and I know she did not put $200 worth of work into those sleeves in the week she spent on it. Nope.

So Desi wrote a check and we grabbed my dress and left. We then drove to Desi's house to chat. Desi was upset. She began to draw a picture.
"Is this what you wanted?" Yep. Exactly. "I can do that. And if I can't, I know someone who makes wedding dresses and she would help you out." 
So Desi and I went to Joann's, grabbed some fabric, went back to her house and Desi began to do a mock version of the sleeves I wanted. In an hour and a half Desi finished one of the sleeves. She pinned it on and it was exactly what I had wanted. EXACTLY.


In that hour, I sat there, wearing my gorgeous wedding dress and doing this:

The above picture are all the strings and pieces of fabric that were found stuck in the bottom of my dress, due to the messy floor of Debbie's sewing room. This picture isn't even half of what's down at the bottom of my dress. There are so many strings that are nearly impossible to get out of the (practically) ten layers of my dress. Not only that, I found a safety pin. I found a hole that I'm nearly positive is from when I had to change in her teeny-tiny bathroom. Lesson #6: Debbie has a very dirty floor in her sewing room. it was not a safe environment for my dress and I am extremely upset about it.

Again, in the Orem/Provo area where Debbie lives and works, the Mormon-standard sleeves which she put on my dress were great and are probably very popular. She could do that to any dress, I'm sure of it. But the fact is, I have a very different dress and I wanted something very different. Debbie couldn't not give me different, she could only give me the standard. 

The truth is, I do not, and will not recommend Debbie Carlisle as a seamstress. The title of this post is very much true. If I would have continued to let her push my ideas down, I would have ended up with the sleeves/dress I didn't want, and it would have made me very unhappy and ruined my wedding. I think almost everyone would agree: The bride deserves to get exactly what she wants on her wedding day. 

My family has given me everything I wanted for my wedding. My venue is perfect, the flowers are perfect, the food will be perfect, the cake will be perfect, the invitations are perfect, my fiance is more than perfect and my dress is so incredibly perfect that everyone who knows me who sees me in it says, "Yes! That is so you! That is exactly the dress I would have pictured you in! It's perfect!" ...but Debbie almost ruined the dress for me. And it honestly would have ruined my wedding. 

So, my advice to newly engaged brides-to-be in the Orem/Provo area, don't visit Debbie Carlisle for alterations. I had a bad feeling the first time I left my dress with her. I should have acted upon that feeling and just left. I honestly wish I had never left my dress with her. 

[Hey readers!! Only 23 days and you can see a picture of my wedding dress!!]

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Day I Cried

Today had the potential to be wonderful. It was a bright, sunny day. I didn't have work. I slept in until 8:45 (because my body doesn't know how to sleep in until noon anymore (curse you work!!)). I had a good quick workout, took a nice shower. Everything was going good. I even started working more on the book I'm writing (maybe someday I'll write about that on here).

But then I remembered how much wedding stuff I still have to do. So I started working on wedding stuff. And it was going pretty good. I was feeling a little stressed but it wasn't terrible. Then at 4:30 I was supposed to meet with my seamstress. And my mom was picking me up from home at 4:00.

The drive to Orem, I'll admit, was a little awkward. Which is entirely my fault. My mom and I had a... disagreement last night. And there may have been some yelling, a few tears on my end and a sort of silent treatment from the both of us. I feel to blame for this fight and I want to publicly say that I am very sorry to my wonderful, sweet mother. I made a mistake, I know. But maybe when you read the duration of this post you'll realize why my temper was so short last night.

We arrive at the seamstress's house. I'm not sure if I wrote about it before, but she will not be getting a very good review on my blog. Sure she's nice and she is a talented seamstress, but her home where she works out of is dirty. Her sewing room had fabrics, strings and even pins on the ground, all getting caught in the bottom of my dress. The bathroom she had me change in was tiny and not very clean. It hardly fit me and my dress inside!

Anyways, she had me try on my dress to see her work and make sure it fit right (as a reference, my dress was sleeveless, I'm getting married in the LDS Draper Temple, I needed sleeves for my dress (although I'm not wearing that dress for the sealing ceremony (I'll be wearing three different dresses on my wedding day (you know what, I'll just write a later post explaining this better))).

I unzipped the garment bag in the tiny bathroom and my heart dropped. It wasn't what I had wanted. 

As I'm sure all my readers are aware, the majority of the Utah population and my friends are LDS. And you may have seen the typical Mormon style wedding dress:

Let the record show that I do think these are pretty dresses. But they aren't what I want. And yes, there are some really pretty modest dresses. Such as this gorgeous beauty:

But it's the sleeves. I hate standard Mormon sleeves! I don't mind the sleeves on the last dress, that dress is just beautiful in every way. 

So when I first met with my seamstress I tried to tell her as clearly as I could exactly what I wanted (I'm trying hard to go into detail without giving away anything about my dress for my fiance to see, sorry!). So when I opened that garment bag...

Mormon standard sleeves.

And it was suddenly like my unique, one-of-a-kind, gorgeous dress... turned into the same dress all my friends had. I was upset. Very upset. It's not that the dress looked bad, it's just that it wasn't what I wanted. I'm the bride, it's my wedding dress, I'm paying for the alteration, I should be able to get exactly what I want. 

But the fact was that I didn't get what I wanted, and I was upset. So we talked about it a little bit. I learned that she would have to take it apart and redo the whole thing if I wanted anything different. So I glanced to my mom warily, asked her opinion and called it good. 

But as soon as we got back in the car, I fell apart. I vented to my mom about how it wasn't what I wanted. That I wanted something different, more unique and I felt that it wasn't the grand beautiful dress that I had fallen in love with anymore. We talked about it and I continued to grow more upset. 

And it just kept getting worse. The stress of my wedding began crashing down on me. If my wedding dress wasn't what I wanted, what if everything else fell apart? What if my flowers didn't turn out? What if my hair doesn't end up the way I want? The invitations are becoming a difficulty. My second set of engagement photos weren't at all what I wanted. Everything was turning out to be wrong. 

So I cried. I cried long and hard to my mom. I love my mom. She's so helpful and comforting. So we went on Pinterest and found pictures of the sleeves I want. We talked it over and decided my cousin Desi, who made a beautiful dress for her daughter once and is good at sewing, will go with me to help me fully explain my vision. Although I still feel bad I'm making the lady redo the sleeves, but hey, I'm the one wearing it, I should be able to wear what I want. Especially on my wedding day. 

Later today I went with my brother and dad to get fitted for their tuxes. The workers took forever and had the wrong information in the system and almost made my dad pay a deposit that Chris's family had already paid. 

Overall, today was stressful and depressing. All I wanted was Chris to hold me and tell me everything would be okay, because he's very good at that and I miss him a lot. Hopefully tomorrow will be better. We have lots of wedding stuff to get done and I have my first of three bridal showers. I get presents!!! :) 

But really after this long hard day, all I really want is a good cheeseburger. Tomorrow I'll make sure I get one. :) 

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Oh my gosh! It's finally here!!! I made this paper chain that looks like little hearts and it started at 108 days till my wedding. Now it's at 30! The chain was twice my size and now it's like a little necklace!! :)

I am so excited to be getting married!!! Chris is the most perfect person in the world for me. We get along perfectly! He makes me happy and always takes care of me. He's the greatest person in the world and I'm so happy that he's all mine!! :)

Stress is really kicking in. It's not that I'm stressed to be married, because I feel ready for that. I'm stressed about getting everything done! Like my invitation fiasco. And realizing I don't have earrings or a veil yet. Also realizing we haven't discussed how I'm doing my hair for my wedding! And we still need to talk to the cake place because they don't know where to deliver the cake. I need to talk to my reception center and put the final payment on the place. We have to worry about our flowers that won't be here till the Wednesday before my wedding and we have to arrange them. I haven't gotten my dress back from alterations and I'm super nervous about where it is right now (the place was really dirty and strings and fabrics were getting stuck to my dress!!!)

But overall, stress helps me work harder. I'm spending any free time getting stuff done (except right now, where I'm spending my lunch break at work writing on this blog). I'm excited for my wedding and I know it will be perfect despite all the stress we may be feeling now.

I'm excited because I have three bridal showers, one every Saturday for the next three weeks. And earlier this week I woke up and realized..."I GET PRESENTS THIS SATURDAY!!!" Yay! I love presents!! And what's more exciting is that they are presents for our future home (which yesterday we officially got!).

I wish Chris didn't live so far away. Yeah, two hours isn't that far, but it would just make life and planning easier if he could always be around to help and keep me calm and happy. I miss him... and love him so darn much!!! :)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Only one more month till our amazingly perfect wedding!!! And it's crunch time getting everything ready! We just got our apartment though and we're both very happy and excited for that! Now it's getting the invitations done and sent out! But there is still so much more to do!!! If you haven't given us your address yet... you better do it now or you're out of luck!

Thank you to all our friends and family for supporting us through everything! We are so excited to see you all at our wedding! We love you!

Summer Classes

So I haven't written in forever and it's because I am so terribly busy and stressed that I just can't force myself to write on this blog in the rare bits of free time that I do have. One more month till my wedding! ... and we've been having complications with the invitations and trying to get them sent out this week. So I'm sorry I haven't written. Blame Chris for proposing to me. :)


Today I registered for classes at Utah State University for summer semester. I AM BEYOND EXCITED!!! I love USU! I've been a student there for three year, then took a year off, and now I'm going back! I'm so happy! I'm taking Human Anatomy and Introduction to Technical Communication, both of which are classes required for my major/minor (English teaching with a minor in physical education coaching and an ESL endorsement).

But why does school have to be so darn expensive??? And weddings for that matter!! I stopped going to school so I could save up money to go back to school. But then the government got angry and made me start repaying my loans, I had to pay for parts of my wedding (my parents are very generous and have helped out so much (I love you mom and dad!!!)) and all the money I was "saving up" is now mysteriously disappeared. All that's in my bank account is enough to pay for summer semester.

I'm going to have to take out another loan. I already have two out, Chris has one out, we aren't married yet and we're already very much in debt.

But for some reason, I'm very calm about the whole thing. Sure in one month I'll go from having two jobs to being job-less. I'll be moving back to Logan and have to pay rent on a beautiful apartment that I'm in love with. Tuition is due the 24th of April. I still have wedding expenses to pay for...

... but the fact is, I'm so happy to be going back to school, I can't really complain! I'll be married to the most wonderful man who ever lived and I'll be continuing my education. How could I ask for anything more?

I'm so happy that I've had the opportunity to go to college and that I get to continue and work hard till I can finally graduate! :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Our Wedding!!

37 days till our wedding!! We are getting super excited! All the big stuff is ready; the venue, the cake, the dress, the tuxes, the invitations, etc.

Our cake is going to be super delicious, so be prepared for that (ironically, my new lotion I bought to help me look tanner for my wedding, smells like our wedding cake...).

The venue is gorgeous! I'm so in love with it! It has the most beautiful chandeliers hanging from the ceiling and the lighting in there is fabulous. It's such a pretty place and everything will be perfect in there!

Chris is going to be looking very sexy at our wedding. My dress is the most dress in the world! I'm so in love with it! I just dropped it off at the seamstress so it can get sleeves added to it. I'm a little worried about my dress in that place though. It's not a very clean place. And it's small. My dress is rather large and so I'm a little worried. But I know she'll do a great job on the sewing.

The flowers we're ordering tonight! They will be so beautiful! I love anemones! They are gorgeous! My bouquet will be wonderful, so long as we figure out how to make a bouquet.

All our engagement pictures are done, but we haven't gotten the second round back yet. So we can't get our invitations completely finished. But it's designed, we just have to put the pictures in the design. They will look really good and I'm so excited we can send them out soon!!

I hope you're all so excited for our wedding!! If you haven't given me your address yet and you want an invitation, I really need it! Thanks everyone for your love and support! I can't wait to see you at our wedding in 37 days!! :)

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

River Monsters

Before I started dating Chris I was a bit more of a girly-girl and a bit high-maintenance. I hate camping (still do) and I thought fishing was lame and I didn't ever want to do it.

But this weekend I renewed my fishing license and got all excited that Chris would be giving me his old fishing pole!! He really changed me. Although I still will never touch the fish.. or the bait... that's Chris's job. :)

So when we started dating we became addicted to Netflix. We would watch shows till we finished every episode. One of the shows we went all the way through was River Monsters.

It's this great show where this guy, Jeremy Wade, goes around catching HUGE monstrous fish! And I'll be honest, I love the show! In fact, I'm watching it right now! Alone, in my bed. And earlier I was watching it in the family room and I think I got my dad to like the show.

When he catches the fish you just get really excited! I love it! If you haven't seen it, I recommend checking it out. But I got to go now, got to watch Demi Lovato on Dancing With the Stars. :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Working in a daycare is literally the greatest thing in the world! I get to play with little kids and hear all the exciting and hilarious things they have to say. Kids are known for always saying crazy things, hence my favorite commercial was born:

Or that old Bill Cosby television show:

Which, as a side note, why can't more TV nowadays be like this? Non-violent humor. I love it!

Today at my other job I was testing a 6th grader, so he was probably 11, maybe 12. The question went something like this:
"Utah lawmakers are considering changing the age in which a citizen can get a drivers license from 16 to 18. Please write a paragraph arguing if you think this is a good idea or not. Include three different reasons." ...something like that...
So the student I was working with began to write. Instead of writing a paragraph, he wrote this:

"It should be 15!
Reason #1 we want to drive!
Reason #2 what if you got a girlfriend but can't date away from home!?
Reason #3 parents to sick to take u to the amusement park!"

:) Now I love his answer! Seriously! What if you had a girlfriend but couldn't date away from home? That's a huge dilema! It's a very serious issue with kids these days. Especially in Utah where about half the population is LDS and they aren't allowed to date until they are 16 anyways. But that's fine, I totally understand his reasoning.

And reason number 3 is very serious as well! I mean, 15 year old NEED to go to the amusement park! They have to be able to drive themselves because if their parents are "to sick" then everything will just fall apart!

I think the lawmakers in Utah should really look at these reasons and consider changing the age to 15. Because these reasons are totally legitimate  ;)

I was testing this little girl today and she was all excited, "It's April Fools Day!" then she paused a moment. "What does that mean?" And I sat there. Because even though I've lived through 22 April Fools Day's, I don't know how to explain what it is to a 9 year old. Pathetic, I know. So if you know an answer I could have given her, let me know for next year.

I love working with kids!!

Link Within

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...