Tuesday, November 3, 2009

4 days!!!!

OMGsh!!!! The wedding is less 4 days from now!! I have never been so nervous and excited in my life! The final steps are being taken. One of my new best friends, Ashley, helped me decide the final hair style today and my sister, Kassi, has signed on to help me with my makeup. Everything we can do is basically done at this point. Now we have to wait until the big day to find out what we should have done differently! Quite frankly, I don't have anymore to say on this subject seeing as I talk about it almost non-stop everyday (no fault of mine), so moving on...

THIS is what the corner of my bedroom at my grandparent's house looks like right now...

NOT ideal, but we're in the middle of a transition. Mitch and I were planning on staying at his apartment after getting married, but (financially) it would've been tight. Plus, his parents bought property out here as an investment and offered to let us live there cheap, but we won't close on the deal for another couple weeks. So we got him out of his contract and moved all of his STUFF into my bedroom... and the room across the hall... AND my grandparent's garage! So, as of now, he's semi-homeless for the next couple days until we head out to Cali for the wedding. Our good friends, Lance and Ashley, have opened their home (and their shower) to my fiance. They're such good people. Mitch and I are so blessed to have them in our lives.

Anyway, I am so grateful to how my life is turning out. Nine months ago, I NEVER could have foreseen that I would have the friends I do, be getting married, and, frankly, be so freakin happy! I am so grateful to the Lord for his undying love and protection. He is always there as a loving Father and guide and it took a swift kick in the pants for me to realize that. I'm just glad He cared enough to lay that kick on me. I could never express the gratitude and love I have for my family. Growing up, I definitely gave them a run for their money, but their love and support has never ceased and they will never quite understand exactly the extent of how grateful I am. I feel so blessed to have Mitchell in my life. He makes me want to be the best version of me possible and without that support, I could never reach it. I love him and am SO UNBELIEVABLY EXCITED to share eternity with him.

This will probably be my last blog for awhile. I plan on being VERY busy with the wedding and honeymoon. Stay tuned, though- wedding pictures and comments coming soon! :0) Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Mitch got a delivery early this morning. It was his brand new BMX BIKE!!!! If you didn't get a chance to read "the pursuit of justice" before it got deleted, his old bike got stolen. It was devastating to him. His ONE hobby was ruined for him and I hated to see him upset like that. So, I asked my parents for a loan and, hearing the love in my voice, they agreed. I normally don't buy things I can't afford, but I needed to do this for him. I wanted to see the smile on his face when he got on a bike again, and let me tell you, it was so worth it. :0)

Don't laugh TOO hard at this one- the sun was in his eyes.

This picture made it all worth it. Look at that grin!

He'd been riding for about half an hour in this one. He loves the new bike; he says its better than his old one! :0)

Monday, October 19, 2009

don't want a law suit on our hands

Apparently, posting the the story "the pursuit of justice" puts me at risk for a law suit. The post didn't use his name and the picture didn't show his face, but my dad suggested it be taken down. Sorry to those who did not have the opportunity to read it. I would also like to correct some misconceptions. If the story portrayed us in a way that seemed vengeful, please understand that we were trying to protect others from the same unfortunate circumstance that we were in. It was not the first time this person had stolen anything and, more than likely, it would not have been the last if we had not done something about it. Obviously, it wasn't the first time since he already had a warrant our for his arrest. Nonetheless, I apologize if my words portrayed us in a vindictive, unforgiving manner.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

something we should all live by...

"Our deepest fear is not that we are
inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are
powerful beyond measure. It is our light,
not our darkness, that frightens us. We
ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who
are you not to be?

"You are a child of God. Your playing small
doesn't serve the world. There's nothing
enlightened about shrinking so that other
people won't feel insecure around you. You
are born to make manifest the glory of God
that is within you. It's not just in some of us,
it's in everyone.

"And as we let our own light shine, we
unconsciously give other people permission
to do the same. As we're liberated from our
own fear, our presence automatically
liberates others."

-Marianne Williamson
quoted by Nelson Mandela in his inaugural speech.

the beginning

So here we go. Never done a blog before and I'm not too sure how to go about this, so I've decided to go about this MY way. I guess we'll have to wait and see what exactly that will result in.

The name of this blog is really special to me. I remember being back in photojournalism class junior year of high school with Kacie Lynn and we wanted so badly to name the lit mag "rhapsody," but our advisor felt it was too suggestive . We argued for about 30 minutes before me and Kacie realized there was no winning. We later used the name for our show choir, but that's not really the point.

The point is that "rhapsody" means more than "a state of elated bliss; ecstasy." It is "an ecstatic expression of feeling or enthusiasm", "a literary work written in an impassioned or exalted style", "an unusually intense or irregular poem or piece of prose." I have a feeling that if you read ANYTHING from me, it will more than likely cover "ecstatic", "impassioned", and definitely "irregular." I try, everyday, to live my life with enthusiasm and intensity. Lets face it, if I don't, there's really no reason to be living.

Lets decide, for now, that that is the premise of my blog- to prove that everyday deserves to be lived with intensity and enthusiasm. However you decide to utilize that is up to you. :0)

(all quotes taken from dictionary.com. heehee)