Sunday, June 15, 2008

My hero!

Today should be called MY HERO day because that's what my Dad is to me. I've been blessed with the most amazing father I could ever have asked for. He's the one who stayed home with me the first nine months of my life, the one who would dance with me almost every night when he would get home from work (even after being so exhausted), the one who I can have a conversation with hours upon hours, and the one who knows when something is wrong even when I say I'm fine:) Truthful, loyal, and faithful are just several characteristics that describe this amazing man that I look up to every single day.

I was very fortunate to be able to spend fathers day with my dad and family. I flew up to Idaho on Saturday and will be here for a week. My dad is having a hip replacement on his right hip tomorrow and reconstructive surgery on his left. His bull riding days finally caught up to him. I know everyone in my family is worried and have been praying for him non stop so if you could keep my dad in your prayers as he goes in tomorrow at 7am I would really appreciate it.

I'll be trying to keep up with my e-mails and calls as best as possible but it may take me a little longer to get back to you. My sister and I will be taking turns spending the night in the hospital. It's been proven that when your love ones spend the night in the hospital with you, your recovery is quicker. The doctors think he'll be in there for five days so I will keep everyone posted.

Happy fathers day to all you wonderful fathers! Oh and Dad, I love you with all my heart:)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Getting dressed up and getting dirty - in the same week:)

I remember growing up and telling my mom that man time flies and she would always respond by saying "As you grow older it passes by even quicker". It's finally hitting me on how life is just flying by so quickly and yet I'm loving life to the fullest. I love looking at my calendar knowing there are so many wonderful things to look forward to.

This last week was one of those weeks where I don't think I could have fit one more thing in my schedule. On Tuesday I threw my first lingerie/bridal party for my bestest friend in the world, Janey. I got 8 of her friends together for for a fun dinner which was set up under the stars with lights strung everywhere and Tiki torches set up in the corner of the yard. We only lit a couple because the paranoid person that I am was afraid that they were going to fall. LOL... Emily said she would try to catch them if they did but I knew that wasn't possible. LOL Emily just kidding, I had faith in you:P Emily was a huge help in making the bridal shower possible and I couldn't have done it without her. Thanks Emily for always having the attitude of how can I help. However, I'm next;P

It was a wonderful night full of laughter, fun, yummy food, and celebration of a wonderful/amazing lady meeting the most amazing man. Mark we love you! I love this picture of Janey and I because it describes how we are when we're together. People often mistake us for sisters and sometimes even twins. LOL... Janey you are a constant joy and delight in my life. You are precious and I don't know what I would do without you:)

Another highlight of my week was the super fun camping trip that my roommates and I went on this last weekend. We were invited by one of our friends to join a huge group of them at Big Sur. At first the thought of going with 25 people that I didn't know that well was a little intimidating but knew it was time to branch out of our comfort zones, and I'm so glad that we did. We had a wonderful time playing ultimate frisbee, laying out, making meals together, having great conversations, and getting to know so many wonderful people. Oh and the campgrounds didn't have showers so I think we get points for that as well. lol

On the way home I made my car stop at the Elephant Seal beach. I couldn't believe how many there were and how aggressive they were towards each other. Wouldn't want to mess with them:) After that we rushed home and took the longest shower:) Man I LOVE running water,'s good to be home:)