Friday, December 19, 2008

This week

It always seems that DJ and I are always on different schedules! So my last final and last day of school for this semester was on Tuesday. Which means that ever since Tuesday after my final I've officially done nothing! I've just been lollygagging around the house trying to entertain myself. And of course ever since Tuesday DJ has been swamped with work and we've only been able to see each other a few times in between. It's funny because almost the entire semester while I was constantly busy with school, schoolwork, and volleyball DJ was always wanting attention from me because he was always bored and now, it's totally reversed!! I swear we're never going to be on the same schedule! haha For the most part I've been filling my days with sleeping in :) , going over to my grandparents to spend time with them, tv watching, movie watching, and spending time ( probably way to much time for any human being) with my dogs. DJ being the hard and driven worker he is has been getting off work exhausted!! Lucky for me a girlfriend and trusty bridesmaid of mine, Sam, came home yesterday from college and I got to spend last night hanging out with her and Gen. Man do I miss my those girls!! Even though Gen lives down the street we never really find time to hang out like us three girls got to last night. They are two of the most amazing friends I ever could have asked for! We spent the night catching up and I can't rememeber the last time I stayed up till about 1:30 in the morning laughing. And this wasn't the typical laugh this was the deep-in-your-gut thunder belly laugh that you get the chance to use every now and then. It felt so good to hang out with them! These last few days have definately helped me appreciate things that I think I tend to overlook. So I decided to make a list of things that I am grateful for that I don't often realize.

Things I am blessed with (specifically things that are overlooked and underexpressed):
1. DJ's job. He loves where he works and what he does. What more could you ask?
2. Girls Nights. Though all my girlfriends are drastically different and unique in their own way they all have a common thread, we have the funnest time together.
3. My mom's personality. As much as I love my mom at times and as much as she frustrates me at times, She has the best laidback and funloving personality. Especially for someone who's been through a lot like she has.
4. Rain. I'm still a little bummed our wedding photo shoot was cut short because it started to rain so much, but it always feels and smells so good after it rains :)
5. MY DOGS!! This one is definately not overlooked or underexpressed. I spoil my dogs rotten everyday day and every chance I get but as I was writing this I looked over at my loud-snoring, smelly, overwieght, and baby-faced lab Rex and my heart melted like butter!!
CASE IN POINT --> Life is never as bad as it might seem. No matter what you're always going to have too many blessings to count.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Here's a little sneak peek ....

This was towards the end of our shoot. Things started to get to wet and rainy that we had to stop. You can see the goosebumps on my arm and my hair is soaked! You can also see the rain on the back of DJ's suit!

This is my favorite ...:)

I'm not sure what we were looking at lol

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Sweet and Special Rainy Day

So for those of you who don't know DJ and I took our wedding pictures at the temple yesterday and man was it cold!! It wasn't bad at first. I honestly liked how it was overcast and drizzly. It gave our photo shoot some character for sure! It was a little surreal getting getting ready for it. It never really hit me and I'm not sure if it is ever supposed to. My mom and Aunt Bonnie helped me get dressed in the Visitors center and DJ was all blindfolded when I came out. He was so handsome! He was so sweet too he kept saying that I looked so pretty :) Our photographer was Lee Grant and he was AMAZING! He was so fun to work with and he definatly knew his stuff. Cameron Trejo from East Valley Productions did an amazing job with the videography (is that what its called?) too. I can't wait to see how everything turns out. All the wedding chaos and stress seemed to fizzle out after getting the pictures done for some reason. Everything is falling into place and I finally feel as if I can enjoy it from here on out. Yay! haha It's only 17 days away!! Bring on the celebration!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

busy busy busy

This weekend has been a whirlwind of activities. Why does it seem that whenever one thing seems to hit you everything happens at the same time? So this weekend I started freaking out because I realized that I hadn't scheduled anyone to do my hair and makeup for when me and DJ get our pictures taken on Monday and if you know me you know how anything remotely close to having anything to do with that kind of thing (makeup, hair, nails) I am at a total loss for. My mom is always way level headed and was able to calm me down and solved the problem in literally 15 minutes!! Aren't mom's the best?? Especially my mom :) My cousin Josh also came to visit from Las Vegas and whenever family is in town our house seems to automatically jump up ten notches on the fun scale. So between getting cramps in my stomach or wiping the tears away from my eyes from laughing so hard my house is about the most enjoyable place to be right now! Along with my cousin my Auntie Bonnie came all the way from Washington state to help bring my grandma back on the plane. She is also going to be around for a couple days so like I said...everything happens all at the same time!! haha Last night me and DJ were fortunate to help celebrate our friend Kelley's birthday with his family and friends. The Muro's have been friends of ours forever and we couldn't have asked for better friends. We also went over to the Barlows and made gingerbread houses, which by the way I think me and DJ could compete on the Food Network ours was so good! There were so many details of all the little activities that have happened this weekend but I've decided to spare you :) Lucky you! So my advice this blog and for the holiday season is to enjoy those around you!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS and MERRY CHRISTMAS! Cross your fingers that it doesn't rain on Monday when me and DJ get our pictures taken!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This was DJ's favorite, I wonder why :) I think he even wanted to use this one for invitations or something like that haha

Get caught up in whats going on

So DJ and I have been busy these past couple months to say the least! Planning a wedding is fun....but tiring and I'm almost positive I can speak for the both of us when I say that I can't wait to be married already! Luckily our special day is approaching right around the corner, Jan 3rd! I'm probably going to embarrass DJ by posting something like this publicly but I just want everyone to know how much I love him! I am so happy to be marrying my best friend!! He makes me a better person and I couldn't have imagined that my soon-to-be husband is as sweet, and funny, and caring as DJ is! And it doesn't hurt that he's dead sexy too!! haha ok ok enough mushy gushy. DJ and I have taken our engagement pictures already and I thought that I'd post some for you all plus our blogspot needed some sprucing up so ENJOY!!

New Bloggers!

Ok so today I woke up at the crack of dawn to be early to my 7:30 class and come to find out when I arrived class was canceled....:( So not only did I miss an oppurtunity to sleep in (my favorite haha) but I had a lot of time to kill since I still had another class for the day. My point of this story is that this somehow brought about me creating DJ and I a blog!! After growing tired of checking my facebook, the family website, and surfing the web I decided to make us a blog! Hahaha! And so the blogging begins!!!