Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Alright. I am a bit behind on the updates in my life. Things have been crazy! I am a full time student, have my own business, teach primary, and have had a lead part in a play that rehearses at least 15 hours a week. Along with trying to keep the house clean and do all my homework. Oh ya, and spend time with Chris.

But amongst the business Chris and I have had the blessing of falling in love.....with two other couples. Nate and Heidi Eiman and Adam and Chelsea Brewerton. Ever since we met them at the beginning of January in our ward and we have been spending time with them almost everyday since. We all got rock climbing memberships separately and started climbing together. From there we went snowshoeing and then started finding excuses for parties. And now we just hang out because we want to. It's been such a blessing for Chris and I to meet and get close to other couples up here in Logan. And through these couples we have met so many other great people in our ward and I am finally feeling like I am getting settled in this town.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE all of my other friends inside and outside of Logan. But this post is just a special shout out to my new special friends. Here are some hot pics.

Here is Heidi and me trying to be apron models for Chelsea's website. Look at us all home-makey!

Happy Birthday to Nate!

The awesome Whiting family that we go to know through the Brewertons. They had us all up at their cabin in the Uintahs for cross country skiing.

Heidi and Adam whipping up crepes at our International Crepe Day and Groundhog's day party.

Nate, Adam, Chris playing a heated game of Risk....that lasted forever....but Chris won.

Chelsea and Heidi cross country skiin' it up.

We love you guys and thank you for being our friends!

Monday, February 9, 2009

I dedicate this post to my dear friend, Adrianne McBride.

Yesterday morning Adrianne was killed in a car accident in Orem, UT. She has been a friend of Chris since his freshman year and her and I have gotten close this past year. It's amazing how fragile life is. I have been contemplating that a lot over the past 24 hours. I don't mean to be a downer or depress anyone. I think this is just my way of coping. I needed something new to do instead of checking her facebook page every 5 minutes to see if anything new was posted by her friends and family. So here is my therapudic post....

Thank you, Adrianne for being such a loyal and loving friend. You helped me pick out the shoes I wore on my wedding day and the backround layout for this very blog. You spent hours and hours downloading music to my itunes which makes up most of my music library. You were my first massage client and the most loyal. You introduced me to great movies and TV shows I don't know what I would do without. Thank you for your addition to my secrect garden gnome collection. And thank you for all of our lunch dates and girl's nights. I will cherish those times forever. Thank you for loving me and sharing your life with me. I will miss quoting 30 Rock and talking about our girl-crush on Tina Fey. I will miss your comments on my blog, hearing the latest update on your love life, and seeing your latest high-heeled shoe obsession.
Thank you for teaching me about living in the moment and cherishing life. Thank you for reminding me of all of the people in my life that I love and motivating me to tell them that I love them. And thank you for reminding me of the testimony I have of our spirits and what happens when we die. I love and miss you, Adrianne. Catch you on the flip flop.