Tuesday, April 27, 2010

I have been thinking about BALANCE a lot lately! Is it just me or is it SO hard to achieve? I mean between work, school, laundry, keeping the house clean, hanging out with Michael, exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep, spiritual things, friends, family and everything else going on in my life I feel like I am just being pulled in all directions. It seems like most people lead just as busy lives but it seems like they can balance it easier! Where do you draw the line? When do you decide to let the house be dirty to get enough sleep or skip exercising to hang out with family? When I think of balance in my life all I can picture is me falling face first off a balance ball!!! :) Any tips of how you keep your life organized and balanced?!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

A lot Goin' On

Does this picture say it or what? I seriously have felt as if this might happen at any second the past month or so! Our lives have been completely crazy! Here is a short update of what has been happening in our neck of the woods! (P-Town aka Provo)

I am currently being trained to become the new manager at work. This has been such an exciting, great, scary, overwhelming, fun, tiring, stressful experience. It is such a different feeling. Pretty much I will be responsible for everything that happens in the building...Good or Bad. Whoa.
With this new promotion I have experienced a lot of 1st's! I was responsible for finding a new employee which meant going through a ton of resumes, phone interviews, and in person interviews! I don't think I will ever approach an interview the same again. It is such a different experience to be on the other side of the table! I can't believe some of the things people said! Ha ha. Anywho, after finding the new employee I have been responsible for training her and completed her 30 Day Evaluation yesterday. It is so crazy! It is a lot of fun but can be stressful and overwhelming sometimes. My hours have become long and random. I have found myself geting home at 2 or 3 in the morning and being too wired to fall asleep! That is definitely a 1st! But it is such a perfect job for me and I honestly love my job.

Michael was called to be the second counselor in the BYU 191st ward. It is a Single's Ward just right down the street from us. For those of you that are hearing this for the first time, you may be thinking the same questions that I have heard over and over. Isn't that weird that he's called to be in the bishopric of a Single's Ward where the ward members are his age and older than you? Ha ha. Yes and no. It's weird but not for Provo. There are so many Single's Wards down here that they constantly pull from the Married Student Wards to fulfill the callings where you have to be married. It is a regular thing in our ward for people to be called to Single's Ward Bishoprics. For the rest of you, YES it is weird. The ward and Bishop are absolutely amazing tho. The average age is 22-26, mostly return missionaries (both boys and girls), BYU Students, 100% V.T. and H.T. We are really excited to be working with them and can't wait to get to know them better and be able to learn from them. Michael and I really feel like Heavenly Father has something that we need to learn from this calling! The Stake President counseled us to do what we need to do to have the spirit in our life on a daily basis! I have found that this is not the easiest task. But we are trying our best and trying to be better people.

Additionally Michael has been getting ready for finals as well as trying to find an Internship. He has worked so hard and found some really great opportunities. The company he really wants to work for is Bard. They interviewed him and said they will have a position available during the summer when someone else quits. So hopefully that works out! It has been a long crazy year full of roller coasters but we are still alive and still trucking.

Anyways, that is just a little bit about what is going on in our life!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

My sister came down to visit! It was so much fun! We did so many fun things! Friday we spent most of the day running errands! One of the first errands we did was get her a haircut! She didn't want to get it cut in Texas because she was afraid they would cut a mullet! Ha ha!We also stopped at Babies 'R US to pick out some baby presents for Brittany! We just had to take a picture on Pumba! Dallin used to have a Lion King bedspread with a big stuffed Simba so i've always been a big fan of the movie! We also had Brittany Griffin (Joesph's) Baby Shower! It was so much fun and we had delicious food!
I was in charge of the fruit parfaits! They were delicious! I don't know why I don't eat them more often!
Brittany (Dallin's) made the most amazing cinnamon rolls I have ever tasted in my whole entire life! She made blue frosting since Britt's having a boy! Here is a pic of the rolls as well as Britt's cute little belly! She is such a beautiful girl and so much fun to be around! We love you Britt!
Breana and our Cuz Justina!
One of the big reasons Breana came to visit was for her best friend Ashley's birthday! I don't know why I didn't take a video but this was the picture I got when Ashley saw Breana! Ashley didn't know she was there! We were all in tears! It was fun to be there when they were reunited!
The Gals
The whole crew!
Courtney brought little Harlow! She is such a doll!

Aunt Yvonne and I! She has been helping me paint some pictures for our front room! They are still drying but I will be sure to post some pictures when I get them up! It has been so fun to spend some time with her and try something new!
We went to Olive Garden to dinner together! Joseph wasn't there because he had a Platinum Party but it was good food and good fun! Afterwards we went to Dal & Britt's and played Mario Brothers! It was so much fun! We had some great laughs!
My love! I love him so much!
Dal & Britt!
Mom & Dad!
Thanks for visiting us Dillan! We miss you so much when you're gone but we are glad you get to visit! We love you and we can't wait to see you and Joe again!
P.S. I know this happened forever ago. I have been super busy with work and school and all the goes in our busy life! I will try and update soon! Thanks for not giving up on me! :)