These past few weeks have been emotionally draining.
My Mom has moved back down to AZ. Now my side of the family is all 12+ hrs away from us (to the North and South)...It sucks. I know she's doing what she needs to do, but...I want Connor to know them.
On a happier note, I'm teaching myself some new things...I'm proud of the fact that I'm stretching myself in ways that I always thought I would never be interested in. I'm actually having a blast! Who would've thought?
This year on Biggest Loser the theme is 'No Excuses'. I've been thinking a lot and I'm going to try and make this the year of no excuses as well.
One of my resolutions this year is to be a better homemaker. I want to become more crafty, prepare more meals, keep the house cleaner, etc. On the craft front I'm thinking if I can bust out one craft a month I'll be set! So far, I completed one for January and honestly, I couldn't be happier! I have a few more ideas of things to do coming up, and I'm really excited and hope they turn out!
Another goal Brandon and I constantly have is to get out of debt. Well, I took on a second job to do that, and unfortunately we've been using that money to help us get by. Honestly, we were getting by before, why do we need the extra for that? So! Hopefully we can start putting those funds to what they were intended...savings, and paying off our debt. This is a New Year, and why keep making excuses. This quote really sums up my feelings.
Sometimes I feel like I worry too much, and that's when I tend to make my excuses. I need to start focusing on the things I can improve, and not the things I cannot control. Yes we may be in debt, but I can't let that overwhelm me...We can conquer it, just not instantly :)
President Gordon B Hinckley said "It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we will pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His blessings, He will hear our prayers." I need to print this out and put it on my wall. Seriously, I don't know who doesn't need to hear this. Such comforting words from a warm and loving prophet!
Wow... a real blog outside of the world of Facebook and MySpace! I feel so grown up. ...Sheesh...
Well, about us. Tenille and I started dating early December and have loved every moment of it! We caught on pretty quick that we should get married, even though we didn't tell anyone. :)
I proposed in March and she said yes, and May 24, 2008 we were married in the Mt. Timpanogous Temple in American Fork, Utah.
We've been married a few months now, and are loving life! From cooking dinner together to watching all the seasons of friends, our love is strong.