Monday, January 21, 2013

We Got Married

         So I know that the announcement that I was suddenly married was shocking to a few people. Honestly, it's shocking to me too. Oliver and I are saying that we eloped even though it's not 100% true. For a few months now, Oliver and I have been talking about getting married in December or January. When December passed and January begun, ideas and dates were being tossed around continuously. One day we decided YES, let's do it. We gave ourselves and our immediate families just over two weeks to prepare. The whole thing was low key, simple, and easy. Oliver didn't even propose till two days before the wedding. We were married at an older gentleman's house on Friday the 18th. We were solely joined by our immediate family. He wore a shirt and tie, and I wore a beaded ivory dress from Macy's that my dad found on sale. After the beautiful ceremony, our families escorted us to dinner at The Beehive Grill here in Logan. It couldn't have been a better night.
          Ollie and I are now so incredibly happy, and unbelievably overwhelmed with the love and support that we have gotten from so many friends and family. We felt bad that not everyone could be apart of our special day, so we will be planning an open house to take place next month at his parents house in Brigham City. A date is yet to be set, but we will make sure that we send out invitations to all. Thank you again for all of the love and support that we have received  This is such a blessed and happy time in our life. We couldn't be more excited that we get to be here together.

Friday, January 4, 2013


During the past two summers I have had the opportunity to live abroad. One of the highlights of these summers was my spare time that I had to read. Although I enjoyed traveling and experiencing new things, my desire and love for reading has reached some of it's peaks while abroad. This Christmas break I made the goal to read two books. Well, school starts again on Monday and I have probably read no more than seventy pages all together. Sadly, I have been distracted by my black box that turns my eyes glossy.  Today as I was packing up my books I noticed how many books I actually have, and how many of them I haven't read. You see, I have a bad addiction to books. I buy them whenever I can find them cheap. I can't seem to leave DI without at least five, and I love going to books sales and picking up interesting looking books, or old books, and smelling the pages and wondering what the magical cream colored pages could be filled with.
Today made me terribly sad that I had wasted so much time in front of the TV this vacation instead of reading. My mind could have been filled in so many interesting ways, and instead it was filled with goop.
Here is to my one and only new year resolution. Spend more time reading. Fill my mind with creative ideas and unique possibilities, write about it, read more, write about that, write about writing, and then read what I wrote. Done.