Monday, October 3, 2011
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
- I found a reception venue for me and Griffin's wedding! It is exactly what I imagined for my wedding with flowers everywhere, a courtyard, a dance floor, and a secluded place surrounded by trees. My sister Cami checked out and said it was beautiful and I trust her judgement immensely and so I am excited that she liked it! We are soon going sign a contract so it will be ours for sure!
- I found me and Griffin's engagement outfits in one day thanks to the help of the lovely Talana. That day was a great day in general full of laughs, junk food, clothing stores, malls, a great movie and downtown Disney. I couldn't have asked for a better day or for a better friend.
- Wedding plans in general are coming together very nicely. It has been fun to make my dreams a reality and find out exactly what I want for my special day.
- My co-workers and managers at work called me "irreplaceable" and that they don't want me to leave. It was a nice compliment and made me feel appreciated and loved, even at work!
- Jack and I have "snuggle" time in my bed almost everyday. It lasts about 10 seconds and then he starts jumping around the bed but that 10 seconds is enough for me. I love that kid. Jack also been going potty in potty lately which makes Whitney happy which then makes me happy to see her so happy!
- My applications for a Dental Hygiene school have been received and are being reviewed. I have heard from one school already and now just waiting for word from the other school.
- I received great advice from my mother concerning future things. I don't know what I would do without her support and words of wisdom. I hope I can become more like her.
Things are looking up for February as well! Griffin is coming February 12th and it will be so good to be with him again. While he is in town we are going to take our engagement pictures, lunch with my grandparents, go to Wicked, have an enagement party open house, and just enjoy being in the same room with each other! He will also be here for Valentines Day which will be great not to be alone this Valentines Day!
I'll keep you all updated on the crazy life of Kate. Until then, enjoy the journey, laugh, celebrate, and create memories today!
Sunday, January 3, 2010
December of 2009 was full of many celebrations and life changing events.
On December 2nd, I celebrated my 21st birthday and what a birthday it was! The morning of my birthday was filled with class and a lab practical which reminded me that I was getting older and the responsibilities that come with being an adult. That night was when the real party began. My parents took off work early to celebrate my birthday and what a celebration it was! My parents, Whitney, and Jack all went to the Makahiki Luau Dinner and Show at Sea world. The dinner and show was amazing, great food and great entertainment full of fire and luau dancers. There was a point of the night when I looked around the table and got teary-eyed thinking that all those special people were there to celebrate my birth and I couldn’t have been happier. After the show we went back to the apartment, had cake, was sung to by my mom, and opened presents. It was a birthday that I will forever remember.
Alexia’s wedding was beautiful and she made a beautiful bride. It was surreal moment to see one of my best friends get married. It was great to see her dreams come true as I remembered all the nights we stayed up late talking about what we wanted in a husband and in a wedding. It was a beautiful day.
December 17th, was a particular day that I will never forget. Griffin and I spent the morning together and then headed to Salt Lake City to have dinner and then go see the lights on Temple Square. It was a very cold night but I was kept warm next to Griffin as we walked around Temple Square and looked at the beautiful lights. All throughout the walk Griffin kept saying, “Wow, there are a lot of people here!” and I was like “Well, it is Christmas and it is Temple Square, what did you expect?” We stopped at a couple of places to take pictures when I soon realized that Griffin was looking around a lot and not sure whether we should keep walking or stay still, I then realized that he had to be up something. As we were walking next to the Salt Lake Temple, Griffin softly pushed me to the side of the Temple. He started saying that he wanted to do this for a long time and how much he loved me and I kept thinking to myself “Oh my gosh, this is really happening!” He then got down on his knee and asked me to be his wife. I don’t know how many times I said yes but it was a lot. I also don’t remember the rest of the walk around Temple Square mainly because I was on cloud nine and couldn’t believe I was finally engaged to the man of my dreams. After seeing the lights at Temple Square, we went to Savior of the World. As we sat there watching the show I kept looking over at Griffin thinking I was the happiest girl in the world and how I couldn’t wait to spend the rest of eternity with him. Our wedding date is not set but knowing that that special day is in the near future means all the difference in the world.
On December 20th both Griffin and I flew to Oregon to meet his family. I instantly fell in love with his family and felt right at home. I couldn’t be more relieved and happy to marry into that wonderful family. I can’t wait to spend more days with them and for all the things that I will experience.
Christmas I spent at home with my entire family. All my siblings, their husbands and girlfriend, along with the babies flew in to spend Christmas together. I think it was one of my favorite Christmases yet. This Christmas to me wasn’t about the gifts or the food, it was about Christ and recognizing His love for me as well as the love I have for my family and for Griffin. It was wonderful to look around the room and see all my family together under the same roof; laughing and having a great time. There was a moment when I realized that everything was soon going to change. I am soon going to be married and starting my own family and my life as of now will change. I am excited for that change but also very hopeful that I will lead the life that I would want to lead and become the person that I want to be.
And as the year 2009 has come to an end, I remember all the wonderful things I have learned and experienced this year. If I could narrow it down to one thing I have learned the most this year is how much my Savior and Heavenly Father love me. I have felt Their love but I have also seen Their love through the wonderful people in my life. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ know me perfectly because They have sent people into my life that would help me the most, show me unconditional love and give me the most joy. I am beyond grateful to my family, friends and for Griffin who have shown me love and have given me so much happiness this past year. I can't wait for 2010 and for the wonderful and life changing things that are going to happen!
Friday, September 11, 2009
I was lucky to be reunited with my siblings this summer, something we haven't done for over 4 years. It was great being with them, seeing how we have all changed, and having the opportunity to make more memories.
I had the opportunity to be an EFY counselor for one week in St. Petersburg. I was a counselor over 7 great girls who taught me more than I taught them. I will forever remember the spirit I felt at EFY and for the opportunity to teach and be an example to those girls.
I also changed my address this summer which was a huge step! I am now living with my sister Whitney, her husband Jason, and my nephew Jack in Orlando. I have seen the benefits of moving to Orlando every day. I love my school, my job, living with my sister, and waking up to Jack's voice every morning. This move has truly been life changing and a huge answer to my prayers.
This summer also brought things which were unexpected but life changing. I met this boy named Griffin, who was my best friend's boyfriend's roommate. He was here from Utah for the summer installing security systems. The first time I met him I thought he was hilarious and someone who defiantly caught my eye. I started to like him pretty quick but I kept thinking to myself that nothing would happen because he would be going back to Utah soon so I shouldn't get my hopes up. As I spent more time with him, and after our first one-on-one date, I fell hard for him and realized that I couldn't stop pushing my feelings away. We started to date more seriously and I soon realized how he was everything that I ever wanted. Everything came so easy with him and I never felt so comfortable with anyone like that before. He is the most amazing guy and someone who means the world to me.
Monday, June 15, 2009
Mother's Day Sunday before Whit and Jason went to pick up Bubba at the airport!
My beautiful sister and I are reunited again! I can't wait to live with her!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Here we are ready to get on the Ferryboat just after recieving our tickets and mom's special birthday pin...excitement was in the air!
Crazy brother Jake and I waiting for a ride.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Notice the beautiful bow on his collar. Unfortunately, we had to take it off when he went on his nightly walk so that the other dogs in the neighborhood didn't make fun of him. Personally, I enjoyed it while my parents thought it was silly to put a bow on a 9 year-old boy dog. But I know deep down inside Oscar really liked it too...
I gave Oscar a bone and rope with a ball on it but I think he enjoyed the bone a heck of a lot more then his toy. I know this because his bone was gone in a matter of minutes and that was a pretty good size bone if I do say so myself! Here he is hoping there is more treats in his birthday bag.
Overall, it was a great day celebrating a lovable, sweet, and caring dog who even though needs a good loving every 15 minutes, still seems to brighten up any day with just a wag of his tail and his sweet dolphin smile.