Wednesday, January 30, 2008

I'm going.. SNOWBOARDING!! yay

Can I just say that I am totally excited about for this weekend and monday?!?!! This Friday night we're going to see my parents, which I always love to do, for my Mom's birthday. I'm really excited because all the kids are coming and I know how much she loves to have her family together. annnddd Monday... we're going snowboarding!!! I haven't been in like 3 or 4 years and I'm really excited that I get to go again!
When we were younger our Dad would take us kids skiing every year, but the past few years we haven't been able to so it's going to be really fun to go with us four kids again! It would be even awesomer (if that's a word) if my dad was able to get off work, but it's kind of short notice so we're not sure if he'll be able to, but we'll keep our fingers crossed!
Kyle has never been (his family went to Hawaii, our family went skiing and Disneyland, rough lives huh? haha jk) so we're really excited to see him the first couple runs down the slope! He's really good at picking things up though so I'm sure he'll do juuustt fine. I'm so excited!! YAY!
I have officially completed my scrapbook of our wedding and Hawaii (minus our snorkling page because they were on an underwater camera and I'm lazy and haven't gotten it developed yet) I'm so super proud of myself! :) Meghan gave me a super good idea on her blog (thanks meghan!) I got a mini-scrapbook for Christmas and since I have nothing else to scrapbook, i could start on our First year! like first house, first christmas, thanksgiving.. all that kinds of stuff.. I never thought about doing that before but I really liked her idea!
Did I mention that I'm going snowboarding on Monday?! and that I'm super excited about it?!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Him or Me?!

Alrighty- let's sum up me and Kyle ;)

1. Who is your man? that would be Kyle Gardner
2. How long have you been together? haha we always kinda of joke about this one- but to keep it simple a little over a year
3. Dating/Engaged/Married? very Married
4. How old is your man? 26

You or your man?
1. Who eats more? that would probably be Kyle, but if we're out to eat and I'm done with my food I usually always have to have a least a bite of his haha
2. Who said "I love you" first? he did like... a few months before I did :)
3. Who weighs more? Kyle
4. Who sings better? Him totally
5. Who's Older? ha ha, Kyle- by 6 years
6. Who's smarter? we're both smart at our own things- it varies with the topic

Different Ways
7. Who's temper is worse? that would me, Kyle doesn't get mad very easily at all and when he does he keeps is very calm
8. Who does the laundry? I do- he doesn't have time to do that
9. Who does the dishes? he does the dishes while I'm clearing the table
10. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? it depends, sometimes I get sick of the side I've been sleeping on so I have Kyle trade me till I'm sick of that side :) As of right now, me
11. Who's feet are bigger? His
12. Who's hair is longer? that would be mine!
13. Who's better with the computer? Kyle
14. Who mows the lawn? Kyle, right now it's very dead but in the summer time he does
15. Who pays the bills? I do- I stress about them too much so if he did it I would probably bug him too much about it, so I like to
16. Who cooks dinner? Me
17. Who drives when you are together? Kyle
18. Who pays when you go out to dinner? it comes out of the same account, but Kyle
19. Who's the most stubborn? me :)
20. Who is the first one to admit when they're wrong? Kyle- even when I know that I'm wrong
21. Who's parents do you see more? Kyle's, we live close down the street
22. Who named your dog? Kyle did
23. Who kissed who first? He kissed me
24. Who asked who out? He did
25. What did you do? we went to the cafeteria for lunch :)
26. Who's more sensitive? I am.. at least I cry more ha ha
27. Who's taller? That would be Kyle
28. Who has more friends? We both have a lot of friends, and we both have like 3 that we keep in touch with really well..
29. Who has more siblings? Kyle- he has 8 kids in his family and I have 4
30. Who wears the pants in the relationship? Let's be honest :) Kyle does, I just lay them out for him in the morning :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Life is rollin' by

WOW. Can I just say that this has been the craziest two weeks?!

Last weekend Kyle had a music conference in Mesa, so we were able to go down and stay in the Marriott in Mesa for absolutely free because the school paid for it! While Kyle was at classes all day long Friday and Saturday, I was able to go hang out with my parents and I was able to see one of Derek's soccer games which was really fun! I don't really get to go to things that Derek is apart of so it was really fun to be able to go and watch!
We came home late Saturday night, and Sunday I was called to be the Sunbeams primary teacher.. which is kind of an exciting calling! I had the same calling in Buckeye when I was still living with my parents, so I feel like I'm one step ahead of the game with that!

One of the major things that has been going on was the opening of the George Gardner Performing Arts Center which is the new High School Auditorium. Kyle's Dad, George, had put together (with the help of many people) a play, about 20 years ago, which is called "Holbrook" so they asked Kyle if he would take a few of the scenes from the play and direct them for the opening concert. Its a brand new auditorium so they were trying to figure out all the sound and light equipment so for the past two weeks Kyle has been at the Holbrook HS until at least 10:30 every night helping out to help the entire program go smoothly. This past week I was able to go over and help with phone calls and making sure all the little odds and ends were taken care of, so that was fun to get to work together with Kyle and not sit and wait for him to come home :) It sure made for week full of late nights, along with school and working.

Last night was the actual performance, and it was amazing. The play was only a portion of it, they had Indian Dances, Mexican Dances, and a number of different talented artists. Kyle's brother Brent was chosen to write a song about their Dad, and it was amazing. You could feel the spirit so strong when he was singing. We were all a little nervous about how the entire show would be, but they really pulled it off- it was so good. I'm really proud of Kyle and how good he did.

This weekend was the first time that I had ever been with Kyle's entire family together at once. It's hard for them to all get together when one lives in New York and another lives in Oregon, but they were all able to be here for the dedication. There were a lot of laughs and good times.
We are really excited for March to come along, Kyle's mom invited us to go to New York with her to go see Brent, Jodie, and their kids. I've never been anywhere other than the states that touch AZ (minus New Mexico) and Hawaii, so I'm really excited to be able to go somewhere! We are pretty positive we're gonna go to The Lion King on Broadway, and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Today as i was reading through some of the goals that I wrote as a missionary I read something that really made me think. President Bowen (my mission president in Barcelona Spain from 2000 to 2002) taught us a new way to write goals for our lives. He invited us to find 6-7 Christ like attributes that we would like to improve or emphasize and write a goal from the perspective of what people will say about us after we die. But in first person. Then fins a scripture that shows that quality.
One of the quality's that I wrote was virtuous and one of the lines that I wrote said: "My words and actions are never such as to offend the spirit, even when that might offend others."
For some reason that really impacted me today and as I am writing my new years resolutions it is becoming a theme. I need to remember that all I do in this life is for one singular purpose, " bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Moses 1:39" and everything else is just a vehicle for this purpose.
I hope everyone has a happy new year and whether you are a "new years resolution" type of person or not, best wishes in all you hope to accomplish in 2008.

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