Monday, August 31, 2009

My Dad Rocks!

So, for the past 5 years of my life I have gone to the US Open over Labor Day weekend. I live for it. We decided to go one year, fell in love, and the rest is history. Then my brother came home from his mission, we dragged him along, and now he is an Andy fan for life. I get excited all year long to go. This year we decided, we would just be moving home, we were going to Lake Powell, and life would just be too crazy to go. Every time commercials came on, we all sighed, wondering how we would survive. Trevor even said the other day, "it feels so wrong to not be going, its a part of us." Ditto. So I recently got hired at Nordstrom, which I am very excited about. My family was planning on going up to the mountains for the weekend and I was sure I wouldn't be able to go because of work because they were short staffed and needed someone to start ASAP. I was talking to my dad on facebook, how weird, and he asked if I could start after Labor Day because it would be fun to all six be together before little Elizabeth joins us all. I was so stressed because I was sure there was no way and I would have to start next week and my manager would already think I was a slacker. I told my dad I didn't believe him and there had to be something more to it. He just told me to ask for it off. I was even more stressed. I was like DAD JUST TELL ME, YOU ARE STRESSING ME OUT. and he said well thats your decision to be stressed. He then tells me to go to bed and call him in the morning and he will explain. I automatically say "Dad are we going to the US open?" and he says "No way, this last minute? you're out of your mind". It was worth a shot right? Then he calls and asks for my mom and she says "wow that sounds like fun". I finally got so mad and told my mom to tell me what the heck was going on. She didnt budge. Then my dad calls and finally has to tell me whats going on and says "if you can get work off we are going to the US Open" I freaked out and called my manager right away to give her some sob story about how I needed to go on this vacation but before I could dig my own grave she says "training will start the 14th"! I run inside and yell DAD BOOK THE TICKETS. he then says I have to stay home and watch maddie while the other 5 go because it took me so long to figure it out. Funny! We are all sooooo excited and I can't wait to go. My dad is so thoughtful and i am so lucky to have him as a dad!! THANKS DAD!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Graduation Day

So last Friday, which seems like forever ago, Trev and I graduated. Oh, what a glorious day. Both of our parents came out to help us pack and clean before we headed out the next morning. Needless to say we graduated, ate, and then packed and cleaned for the rest of the day. Our parents helped so much, what a blessing. Graduation was bitter sweet. I was so excited to get out of Provo but I was kind of sad to leave BYU. I actually did enjoy BYU and have lots of memories there. That stage of my life is over, and I'm onto real life, which is definitely an adjustment but one i am more than willing to make. I will post pictures of our new place soon, once it is fully intact. I am really glad I walked at Graduation and was able to experience that. It was so amazing to see how proud my parents were and I wouldn't have missed that for the world!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Disaster Zone

Packing is the devil, I hate it. My house is complete chaos and I cant function in the insanity. I should be reading 150 pages of text for my final tomorrow but I can't get motivated. Probably because I haven't had Diet Coke today and I took a coma this afternoon. It is so weird that I'm moving. Coming to Provo was the HARDEST transition of my life. Needless to say I cried all day, every day, and had severe anxiety attacks. Now, for another transition. Packing up my little apartment it hit me that I'm leaving our first place. The beginning of our lives together was here and so many memories. As much as this place drove me crazy, I will look back and probably long for the simplicity of life I enjoyed while living here. I hated, more like loathed Provo from day one. I never let myself like it.

Now, as I'm leaving, I am finally realized the quality of life I lived here. Everything is in walking distance, I didnt have a grown up job, and most of my friends were just a hop, skip, and a jump away. I'm excited for our new adventure but nervous as well. I have never wanted to be a part of the real world and now that I have a mortgage, need to find a full time job, and can't milk my parents for anymore, I am longing for Freshman year, well not really. I hated Freshman year. Hate is too strong of a word, if not for Nicole being my roommate, I may have gone off the deep end! But I finally get to go back to Colorado and start a life there. Trevor is a business man now and I just want to decorate my house with an unlimited budget (I wish). Hopefully I can get my dream job at the Ritz Carlton (I just had my 3rd interview!) and Trevor and I can explore the world (and it's golf courses) together! I am so lucky to be married to my best friend. I didnt realize how lucky I was to see Trevor all day, we do everything together. Now, we will be apart all day and he already told me I can't be the annoying wife that calls all day :)

p.s. andy roddick lost again today, and I am extremely upset.