Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Peaks and Shadows

So, the more I have come to think of it, the more I realize how fitting my blog title is for Mike and me! Especially the quote by Elder Wirthlin, "Every life has peaks and shadows and times when it seems that the birds don’t sing and bells don’t ring. Yet in spite of discouragement and adversity, those who are happiest seem to have a way of learning from difficult times, becoming stronger, wiser, and happier as a result." 

We have certainly experienced a lot of those "peaks and shadows" together. But, we have certainly learned a lot, and continue to learn a lot from those experiences! I think if we hadn't gone through them together, what we're going through right now, with both of us being sick, would be a lot more challenging than it is. Swine flu or not, life is still good. :)

BYU Football

We had the opportunity to go to the TCU football game this weekend with Mike's parents. Although the game was a bummer, and Mike and I got sick from it, we still had fun (not to mention the food before the game was delicious)! We love doing things with his parents! They are amazing - the more we do things with them, the more I am coming to appreciate them more and more and realize how lucky I am to have such amazing in-laws!

I must admit, it kinda blows that TCU had to blow us out of the water for our homecoming game, AND that it had to happen when it was ESPN gameday in Provo, and that we dropped from the BCS rankings like a rock, but hopefully they will win when we go watch them play Air Force in November! Hopefully...


It was so much fun having Stav come for a visit! We had a ton of laughs!! It was sad to see her go, and we can't wait to see her again - hopefully in the near future!

Y Mountain in the background
We also went to Salt Lake and Nickelcade, but I'm having trouble uploading those pictures for some reason.. So I'll put them up as soon as I can!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Swine flu

I have the best husband - EVER. Anyone who says otherwise, bring it on! ;) No but seriously, I do. We happened to both come down with the swine flu this weekend, and through it all, Mike has made sure I'm the one that's okay, while not caring about himself. One evening he even carried me into bed from the couch because I couldn't even stand up, although he wasn't feeling well himself. Even though he has said doing small things like that has been not big deal, it has spoke volumes for me. Mike is so selfless, it never ceases to amaze me! It has certainly made me try to become more selfless. At least we're both on the upswing with this swine flu-ness though!

Today I keep looking at Mike in awe. I don't know how he does it, but he still makes me starstruck! He becomes more and more handsome every day. I love falling asleep with him by my side, knowing he will be there in the morning. I can't fall asleep anymore without a part of me touching him! We've taken to falling asleep holding hands the last few weeks, and waking up early so we can have a few minutes to just snuggle. I love how romantic Mike is! He is ALWAYS surprising me with flowers, notes, anything to brighten my day! Sometimes I feel like I don't deserve him he is so amazing!! I am so grateful he is my eternal companion! I couldn't ask for anyone better by my side! 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Anatomy lab midterm is tomorrow and I'm so flippin nervous!! I am hoping my hours of studying/teaching other people in open lab will pay off!! Seriously, my mind has been swimming with anatomical terms and names the last week! Even when I am laying in bed trying to sleep I run thorough the things I think may trip me up (maybe that's why I haven't slept well lately!). I don't think I have EVER been so nervous for a midterm! :S Hopefully a little more review (especially with origins and insertions for muscles) tomorrow morning and I'll be ready to go! Hopefully...

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Best Two Years

So, Mike and I realized something kinda cool the other day - we've known each other over two years. We can't believe how fast time has flown! One minute I'm a star-struck freshman over this guy who I think is drop dead gorgeous and is "Mr. Darcy" whom I can't ever seem to get out of my mind (just as my roommates at the time - Heidi and Mary!), the next I find I'm married to that very same guy! And the middle of the story is literally a rollercoaster! And I'm STILL star-struck when it comes to him!! Even though the ride hasn't been smooth at times, I am so glad and grateful we had those experiences and were able to learn - and still learn - SO much from them! (Even if we hated them at the time.) Those experiences have certainly brought us closer to each other and to the Lord!

I must say, I'm glad I've known Mike for over two years - there isn't a whole lot we don't know about each other - in fact, there is almost nothing we don't know! Seriously though, Mike is amazing. Each and every day I'm awestruck over the kind of person he is, and I fall in love all over again. I have never met a man who is so compassionate, loving, caring, tender, full of integrity, and just all over amazing. How did I end up with him?!?! I could go on and on..

I'm also excited for what the future holds for us. Aka finishing school, starting a family, Mike's job, church, etc. I'm loving life right now, but I have the feeling there is going to be change in the wind soon - who knows what it could be! (For one, I only have 3.5 semesters left, so maybe that's part of it??) :S Regardless of what happens, I'm actually excited for whatever it is!

Oh, and in case you didn't catch on earlier - I'm STILL crazy in love with Mike! :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quick Update

I have been horrible at blogging lately! School has kept me insanely busy - I've decided my new home is officially the Benson building and Widstoe! ;) Honestly, besides school not a whole lot has happened. Mike is keeping busy as well with school and some work here and there. Here's a quick recap of the last month I guess!

-Went to Idaho to watch Idaho State Junior Miss program (and caught up with a few old friends while we were there!)
-Saw my grandpa, who recently had brain surgery done (he's doing as well as can be expected at this point)
-Finished the first round of midterm exams (I got a 97% on my Anatomy lecture midterm!)
-Went on a super fun double date with Analee and Kory
-School, school, and more school
-Oh yeah, and more school
-Stav came for a visit!
-Thinking of maybe, possibly changing my major?? Can't decide..
-Excited I'm halfway through all the chemistry classes I need to take (FINALLY!)
-And, gearing up already for the second round of exams coming next week. Hopefully I do as well on these as I did the last ones!

Well, that's pretty much life in a nutshell right now! Hopefully I'll have more time this week to tell about going to Jr. Miss, my crazily insanely fun anatomy class, and other odds and ends happening!