Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Isn't love the best?

Valentine's Day. Definitely not my favorite holiday, but not my least favorite either. I don't think I have a single V-Day decoration for my house. Pathetic.

Even though I don't think it's the best, I do hold a very special place in my heart for this holiday. 3 years ago on Valentine's Day weekend Lucas and I decided we were in love. So in love that we should get married. We took a super fantastic weekend trip to St George. It was a pretty big deal of a weekend. Here we are:

Not to mention, we got to go with some of our very favorite friends - Matt & Julie. They live really far away now, and we really miss road tripping with them ... and hanging out with them in general. All 4 of us:

We were married 3 months later, less than 6 months after meeting (don't judge, we're perfect for each other).

Happy Valentines Day to my very favorite boy. I sure wish you weren't in Phoenix all week.

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And here are some of my favorite Valentine's Day links from around the internet:

Remember writing on the backs of pictures? So romantic.

A wonderful quote about love - thanks to President Uchtdorf!

Valentines Day printables from my favorite crafty blog - How About Orange

What a cutie ... I love this little guy.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

What's Your Focus?

Lately I've been trying really hard to focus on having a positive attitude. I feel like I'm doing okay, but sometimes I just get into such a negative rut. I saw this on Kelle Hampton's blog the other day and it made me really stop and think:

There is reason for everyone to be unhappy. There is reason for everyone to be happy. What's your focus?

I have a million reasons to be happy.
I have the best, most supportive, understanding, funny, and hot husband. He is the greatest.
I have brand new little nephew. I got to go see him the day he was born and feel his sweet little newborn spirit.
I have an incredible opportunity to work with kids dealing with substance abuse issues, and I get to watch Lucas be the best role model for them.
I have a testimony. I have faith in Jesus Christ and knowledge of the restored gospel. I have the scriptures and personal revelation and the Holy Ghost.

Friedrich Nietzsche said, “To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”

I'm finding some meaning in my suffering. I'm growing closer to the Lord, and I'm learning a lot about myself. I have thought about what my trials would be like without Lucas and I can't even imagine going through life without him. I'm lucky.

PS Here is the boy: