Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wasting My Time?

So over two months ago, I made some goals...mostly about being more healthy. Some of my rules were not to eat after 9 p.m., eat more fruits and veggies, and go running regularly (every day except for weekends pretty much). Well I've actually been doing pretty good at all my goals, but the problem is I feel like I'm just wasting my time. I don't feel any healthier and I certainly don't look any better. Maybe it just takes longer than 2 months...but I feel like I should be seeing at least some result...right? Sometimes I feel like giving up, but I don't because I really do love the feeling after a long run. I feel accomplished and proud.

I go running every night for around 3 miles and I can do a little less than a 10 minute mile (so I shouldn't even call what I do running...but oh well!) After my run, Landon and I go on a 2 mile walk. I cannot even tell you how much I enjoy these walks with my husband. We both have very busy schedules during the day, but every night for half an hour we have nothing to do but enjoy each other's company. Its on these walks that we really get to talk to each other. Not just small talk as we are passing each other during the day, but actual deep conversations. I love Landon so much. Whenever I vent about someone (or something) he reminds me to be positive and to look at the situation from their point of view... that's something he's been blessed with, and I'm lucky to have him. He makes me better and I'm grateful for our nightly walks! :) For now, I guess I'll keep up with my "healthy goals" because at least one good thing is coming from it!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The Lonestar State

Landon and I had the chance to spend time with his family and friends in Texas a few weeks ago. Despite the fun filled 20 hour drive there and back, Landon getting really sick for a few days while we were there, and the miserably hot weather....we had a lot of fun :)

We spent time at the pool, went on a few bike rides, taught the Richins how to play Killer bunnies, shopped, played with our friends James and Christina, watched Dawsen's baseball tournament, celebrated my 21st birthday, and went to our friend's wedding (Jaime and Grant).

We love our visits to Texas and they always go by WAY too fast!



Friday, June 11, 2010

Superstar

Something most people don't know about me is that I was born to be a Superstar. I was going to start out doing commercials and make my way up to movies and even Broadway. There was no doubt in my mind that my name would be in lights when I was older.

My idol--this little young lady.



At the age of 4 (or even younger) my sister Emma would dress me up as Shirley Temple and I would sing and dance for her friends. There was not a shy bone in my body.

In elementary school I did a few acting classes and a few plays and my sixth grade teacher even predicted in our school yearbook that I was the next Julia Roberts! I believed it too.

Then something happened... I lost all confidence in myself. I realized there was NO WAY I could be famous. I think this realization hit me when my dad took me to an agent and we saw it was going to cost A TON of money just to get me in a commercial.

My heart was broken and I stopped trying out for plays, stopped performing for my family and virtually gave up.

In high school, I decided to give my singing another shot. I began taking singing lessons again and tried out for school choir. I made the Acapella choir and all girls choir, but I didn't make Madrigals (the highest choir). I don't think I've ever cried so hard as I did that day. I gave up again by not trying out for choir in college.

And this is where I'm at right now. No sign of singing or acting in my future. My own mom has not heard me sing because I'm that embarrassed of my voice. I am definitely not that ambitious little 3 year old I used to be...

But, I am doing something completely out of my comfort zone this Sunday.

I'M SINGING IN CHURCH!!!!!!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeek. I'm so nervous I could pass out. My cousin Melyssa begged and begged me to sing a duet with her, so I'm doing it. Maybe my future of singing isn't lost completely :)

I guess we'll just see how it goes this Sunday. Wish me luck!!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Big 21!

Well folks, I'm officially 21! Wohoo! And honestly, it was one of my best birthdays yet! Landon did an AMAZING job at making me feel like a princess all day long! The day started out by sleeping in very late, which felt so good! Landon told me that for my birthday he was taking me shopping and I could pick out anything I would like. Anyone who really knows me would know that this is THE PERFECT present! I absolutely LOVE shopping and getting new clothes. And it made it SO much more special knowing that Landon wanted me to be able to pick something out that I loved! He's a sweetheart. I found an ADORABLE sun dress at Gap and twirled and squealed the whole way out of the store (wearing my brand new dress). I think its my new favorite clothing item. So thank you honey!!



After shopping we took a little nap and then went to dinner with Landon's family at Pei Wei! Soooo yummy! I ate like ten fortune cookies hoping to get a good one, but didn't! Oh well, the food was still good :)



We came home and opened presents, and of course I got some Killer Bunny expansion packs from Landon and Suzette and Daren. Thanks guys!!!






After some delicious cake, we played a round of Killer Bunnies of course :) It was a PERFECT day! Thanks to the Richins family and Landon for making me feel so special and loved!!



Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Dr. Emma!

My sister Emma graduated from medical school a few weeks ago and I am SO proud of her! She has always worked so hard and I know she will be the best doctor! I am going to miss her when she moves to New York this month, but I wish her the best of luck! Love you Dr. Emma!!!!!!!

Here are a few pictures from the surprise party we threw for her.







Congratulations sister!!!
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