Oct 29, 2010

All of our Pictures

Check out our Photographers Blog to see all the pictures she took! Thank you so much Heather!

Oct 20, 2010

Thank You (Gay) Mormon Guy

I follow a blog that is written by a stalwart Mormon man who is gay. He lives a "morally clean" life as dictated by the Prophet. I can't imagine the struggles this man goes through, all I know is I don't think I could do it. Today made me thankful for my trails. I'm glad that I have mine trials. I'll take mine any day of the week and twice on Sunday. As I was feeling frustrated because a few of my health problems have returned lately, this post by this man really helped. Here it is....

"Someday, I'll look back on the frustration I live with right now and think, "Mormon Guy, wasn't that an amazing learning experience? Would you trade the things you learned in life for anything in the world?"

Looking back right now... on the things that I've learned from the trials of yesterday and years past... I wouldn't trade the lessons I've learned for anything in the world. Somehow, God knew me well enough to create a life uniquely for me. From the talents He gave me to the trials I face, everything is custom to me. He knew what experiences I needed to have the chance to grow and develop into the man He sees in me.

I guess, from that perspective then, today wasn't such an awful day after all. Yeah, a few minutes ago I felt terrible. But while sitting here I've felt the simple truth that God loves me. I'm going in the right direction. The Lord is involved in every intricate aspect of my life. He wants me to talk with Him - to learn from Him - and to keep moving forward. ...and that's enough. When days are rough and the future is uncertain, I can stick my head in a bag or press forward. It's my choice."

I don't know who you are Mormon guy, but thank you for posting that. I really needed it today.

Here is his blog if any of you are interested in reading it:

Oct 17, 2010

Family Pictures

Dave and I got family pictures today. I know I don't have children, and it's just the 2 of us, but that is my family and the most important thing in this world to me, so I decided to capture that and get photos done of us.

I found White House Photography through a friend's Facebook page. I emailed Heather (the photographer) and asked her if she would be able to take pictures of Dave and me. We emailed back and forth and were finally able plan on today. After hours of putting together outfits, and picking out colors, and buying 3 different sweaters for Dave and 2 for me, I finally picked out the outfits. I have been so excited I can't even describe so when today came around I was so thrilled. We got ready and met Heather up at Gardner Village at 4:00 this afternoon.

As soon as Heather got out of her car I knew I was going to like her. I had read her blog a little bit and felt like I already knew her, so I was so happy to finally meet her in person. She got out of her car and I went to shake her hand, and she pulled me in for a hug. I instantly felt like I had a new friend. I introduced her to Dave and she gave him a squeeze too. She's just so darling.

The 3 of us started walking and talking and getting to know each other as we came to our first spot. She positioned us, and starting joking around, and soon enough had us both rolling laughing. I can't explain how much fun this photo shoot was. I have never felt more comfortable or had more fun any on a photo shoot. I could literally do this everyday. I realized really quick why Heather does what she does.

I don't have any of the pictures yet, but as soon as I do I will post them on here for all of you to see. I just had to write a little about how amazing Heather was and how glad I was that she was the photographer who took our pictures. She was so full of life, energy, and happiness. We really had such a great time! I can't wait to see the pictures!

If any of you need pictures taken I would highly recommend Heather to anyone. She truly was amazing!!

Oct 9, 2010

Nightmare on 13th

Dave and I went out with our brother-in law Bric, and Dave's sister Laurel last night. We had the most fabulous idea of going to Nightmare on 13th. Now for those of you don't know, it's a haunted house here in a Utah, and it's been rated #1 in the country and on the discovery channel twice. The people who created Haunted Mansion at Disneyland created this. I have to say I was impressed. The detail that went into the background was amazing, and it was so scary! I think I may just be a wimp, but it scared me to death.We had so much fun. The only thing I would tell unsuspecting victims is that there is a room that spins and you will most likely get super sick if you're a person that gets motion sickness. We all came out super nauseated, minus Laurzee who kept her eyes closed. (How crazy is that, that the pregnant girl didn't get nauseated??) Overall we had so much fun, and as always, had a great time with Laurz and Bric and baby!!

Oct 2, 2010

Utah Homecoming 2010

At Rice Eccles Stadium September 2010
Dave and I went to the University of Utah's homecoming game the other weekend. We had so much fun. I was only able to stay for the first half because I still get a worn out pretty quick, but it was a blast. We got all dressed up in our gear, painted our faces, and went and cheered on the Utes while they dominated San Jose. The best part was just being there with Dave.Going to a Utah football game is something I have wanted to do with Dave since we got married, but never had the chance because I was so ill. It just made me so grateful that I was even able to go for a little while. I love the time I spend with him. This past summer has been amazing and I feel like I have a little bit of my life back.
I know some of you have been wondering how I have been since the last month I had to go back to the doctor. I am doing okay. They did an endoscopy and found that my stomach had started to close off a little bit because of a pretty big ulcer that is at the opening of my stomach. Dr. Mckinlay went in and stretched it out, which has helped with eating. I was getting pretty thin for awhile because I was throwing up most of what I was eating, but it has been better the last 2 weeks. I still have quite a bit of pain from the ulcer, and the nausea has come back a little bit, but overall I am doing great. You just have to take 1 day at a time. I can't predict the future and I don't know what is going to happen tomorrow, but I am grateful for today. I'm grateful that I got to have a few more hours spent on this earth with my sweetheart.

I'm trying to make the most out of the life I have because I know how quickly life can be taken away from you. I live each day like it could be my last day on earth. I'm just truly grateful for all my experiences, my trials, and for all of you who have helped me so much. I have so many people to thank and such amazing examples of how many good people there are in this world. I will keep enjoying each day thanks to all of you. Even if I go through more health problems, I'm thankful that I got to have moments like the Utah game.