Friday, May 18, 2007

The BEST day off...EVER!

I the day off on Thursday and decided that I was going to have a great day! And... I did! Garrett and I left the house at about 10:00 am. We decided to ride the scooter because it was such a nice day out. We ran a few errands...went to the bank and the post office. Then we went to the Idaho Cookie Factory. It is new...right off Apple St. We each had a cookie for breakfast. :) I had a snickerdoodle and it was delicious! Then we decided to go to the zoo. It was so busy! There were a lot of kids there on field trips. We had such a great time being outside and seeing all the awesome animals! Just being together was so much fun! After the zoo we rode the scooter around town for awhile. I love being on the back of that scooter. It feels so free! The cool wind just blows and...well, I just love it! It was just a really great day. I love days when I wake up and my first thought is, 'thank you so much for this day God...I am so excited for it!' I also love Boise. It is such a beautiful city. There is so much to see and do. I am really going to miss living here. I will just have to have more days like this one before I leave!

Friday, May 11, 2007

Care Free

I wish that I was a little girl again. I was so carefree! I was free to do what I wanted and to just be me! I really miss that. I loved being a little girl. I would always play dress up and I was pretending all the time. I could be anything! I have just been thinking about that lately, because I feel so far from that free girl that I once was. I have so many responsibilites now and so many things that are weighing me down. Working, money issues, planning for the future, cleaning, and figuring out relationships. It all gets so hard sometimes. I have just been overloaded by stress this past week. Work is really wearing me out. I am working such long days and I got called in to work on my day off on Tuesday. I have to work tomorrow from 9:30 until 7:30...on my feet with only a half an hour break to scarf down my food. Garrett and me have also had something planned every night this week. We even skipped our home team on Thursday because I was just so exhausted. I ended up staying an extra 45 min at work that day waiting for the next girl to come in to take my spot. I was just frustrated and so tired! In addition to this I am stressed with our money issues right now. I know that this happens to every newly wed, and I know God will provide for us, but I still get stressed about it. I just need to keep reminding myself that God is in control and He is my strength...I can get through anything with Him! I know that God will bring me closer to Him in the end.

Anyways, on a positive note...I did something on Monday that I always used to do as a little girl, and that is go shopping with my mom! It was a really nice break. We went out to lunch to Hugo's Deli and then we went shopping. We stopped by Kohls to see what all the fuss was about, but to be honest I was not impressed. Either was my we left. We went to Vanity Fair which is located in the factory outlet mall. I am so glad we went there! I ended up getting three shirts and my mom got one shirt and a pair of pants and our grand total was $25!! I was amazed! Two of my shirts were on sale for $3 and her pants were $5! It was the best. So, that was a good time this week. I am also looking forward to mother's day...It will be nice to spend some time with family and to have a break from work. I just wish that I was a mom...I know, I know not yet!

Well, Happy Mother's Day to all of you mom's! Have a much deserved wonderful day!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Bridal Shower Worries

This is my best friend, Kate, and her fiance, Bryan. I took this picture of them right after they were engaged in January. They are getting married this summer in July. It is coming up so quickly! I am sure she is feeling overwhelmed...I remember how that feels. But, as the maid of honor I am starting to feel stressed! I mean, I have never planned a bridal shower or bachlorette party before. I have no clue where to start and what to do! I have decided on a place, date, and I have a guest list...and that is it! I still need to make the bridal shower invites. I have all the materials I need, I just need to get around to making them.
I want Kate to have the best memories of this party...maybe I am putting too much stress on myself.
All I know is I can't plan it all on my own. I can't wait until Felicia and Jessica come home so they can help me. Also, if any of you have any ideas for me or input please let me know! I would really appreciate it. :) Thanks!