Sunday, March 25, 2012

Life. Is. Beautiful.

So first.. can I just say how grateful I am for my Heavenly Father and the love He has for me,
& the fun days He gives me amidst the stress.
I think this weekend was just what everyone needed.

This weekend.. With this upcoming week being the start of Spring!
& My dearest Shelby's Birthday of course.
We decided that we wanted to celebrate how they do in India.. 
With a Festival of Colors! 


& what a better way to do that than at the closest Indian Temple!


To celebrate Spring it is an Indian tradition for everyone to gather together and throw scented powder or perfume at each other.
It's also called Holi if that is anymore familiar to everyone.

& If anyone was wondering..


Yes. It is fun.
If you ever get a chance I will definitely encourage you to go celebrate Spring!
& life.. and other people in the world who just want something to be happy about.

[Oh.. yeah. Of course we do don't actually know any of these people with us.]

& Since the Festival of Colors this year actually fell on  
Shelby's Birthday 
we figured what a better way to celebrate and take a break from school a couple of weeks before our finals than to take a fun little road trip?


So Blake and I, our sweet little birthday girl Shelby, and our other cute roommate/friend Kennedy decided to go..
[We also had to run a big Marriage Preparation Errand so.. they were good friends & good sports..
Thanks Guys. Love you.]

& it was definitely not like anything I had ever experienced before.

Everyone around you is just drowning you with chalk..
until every part of you is saturated and it 
looks like you are there to celebrate!

& although it may not have been the cleanest celebration..
[& may have required a few showers to wash off]

 It definitely was a fun one.
So this one's to prepare you guys for when you come..
Because I know you will now.



Almost the same right?

Happy Birthday my Sweet Shelby 
I love you to death.. & am so grateful for the 7 semesters you have decided it would still be okay to live with me. 
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Enjoy your First Week of Spring..
[I have more good news so stay posted.]

oh and..
25 more days!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Countdown..

30 More Days!

This is the picture that Blake woke me up with this morning..
We can "see the end" haha
[Hopefully everything gets done by then.. ah.]

Happy Tuesday Everyone.. Hope it's a good one!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come." Dalai Lama

Wow. Wow. Wow.
 This blog has not seen some love in a while huh.. 
I'm sorry guys once all the schooling for the semester and wedding festivities are over all will be better.
[At least I have been telling myself so this last month.. haha lets hope]
But I am back.. & we have some quick catchin up to do..

Well most importantly..
A couple of weeks ago was my sweet Marah's
 Fourteenth Birthday! 

Holy cow you're getting old my cute little sister!
Every time I see her I can't believe how much more grown up she looks..
[These pictures are from last summer.. & she already looks so different to me]
That's the hardest thing for me about being away is missing her grow up.. 
But I sure love her and love our catching up when I do get to see her.

& as you can see she feels the same way of course

Mar I love you soo much and am so proud of the little lady you are becoming.
I'm so blessed to have you.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday!

& For her Birthday..
 I made a little [supposed to be] surprise trip down to New Mexico

& look what I found..

How incredibly talented are these?!
Marah is probably going to be the next Cake Boss I am convinced.. 
She's got skills beyond my beliefs..
& the best part is they actually tasted extremely delicious

I'll have to post how she made them later if anyone is interested..
The rest of my trip to the Land of Enchantment..

Was just warm and wonderful and full of wedding preparations of course.
& My Momma is just the greatest and helped me find dresses and flowers and center pieces and help me feel a little more prepared for wedding that's happening in a MONTH.
I left earlier than I had been planning.. and came back later. 
& probably  missed way too much school.. loved every second of it.

Other news? Besides the busyness.. 
 I have been learning to sew as a matter of fact.

 & this little beauty.. was my first project. 
[With much help from Blake's kind mother]
I made a table cloth for Blake & I's new table 
[given to us by his sweet Brother and Sister in Law.. what an awesome family.]

I'll definitely post the other projects later too..

& winter in Rexburg decided to come just a little bit later this year..
So instead of being sad about how it delayed my New Mexico trip..
We decided if you can't beat it.. join it.
made the most of being snowed in..


I hope you all have been doing great & life has been a little more relaxing for you..
I promise to try hard to never leave you for so long again..
Enjoy the rest of your Sabbath.