Sunday, December 18, 2011

Good morning

Yesterday, my backyard looked like this...

This morning, my front yard looked like this...

I think Orlando and I are going to get along just fine!


Monday, December 12, 2011

That time where my heart was changed forever

Last night I was playing a game where I'm responsible for the growth of other living things acquired through various situations. The idea of providing for something that was not my own got me thinking about a journal entry from a few years ago that I reread recently. A previous boyfriend (I hate the term "ex," it has such a negative connotation) and I had talked about adopting one day, even if we had children of our own, and I loved the fact that he was on board. The idea of adoption hit me so hard last night that I actually went to the LDS Family Services website to start the process for me and Daniel, but I didn't get very far. I've felt strongly about adopting in the past, but last night was such a realization: Adoption is going to play a role in my family's life. Woah.

By the way, Daniel loves the idea too. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband!


Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Around 10pm on Sunday I started feeling nauseous. I went to bed shortly after, then woke up around midnight and had a face to face chat with Mr. Porcelain. We had several other conversations throughout the night, meaning I didn't get to sleep at all. I felt so miserable all day yesterday, I was sicker than I've been in a long time.  Daniel stayed home from school and took care of me, including getting me 4 different types of Gatorade and some saltine crackers. I started feeling better later in the afternoon, but my stomach was still being weird, so around 7pm I asked Daniel for a blessing. It was simple and sweet but I cried during the whole thing. I was so overwhelmed with love for this man who worthily holds the priesthood and can act as the Lord's mouthpiece when I need it. I was also incredibly tired, so that may have had something to do with it too.

I feel better today, but I'm still not 100%. I weighed myself this morning, I lost 7 pounds in 36 hours. It may not have been the most healthy way to lose weight, but it was the best thing that came from spending my night in the bathroom instead of my bed.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

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You guys!

In 21 days, I will be in the magical land of El Cerro, Sanuks, and temperatures in the 60s.

In the meantime, I will just read these and be homesick.

(Google Images)