Monday, September 27, 2010

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley is so good live! I don't know if we had more fun watching the country star in person or all the crazy drunks dancing to his music around us. Either way, we had a great time on Friday night! I was so happy to see Jordan & Brittany :) I hadn't seen them since we left DC. It was so fun to hang out in Utah. They came to Leatherby's with us after the concert. Leatherby's is this cute family creamery in Taylorsville that JD went to with his family when he was growing up. It had such a happy vibe and the icecream was delicious. Yay for the weekend! Boo to another long week!
Jordan & Brittany
Tyler & Mikella
Cute brothers.
Cute lovers.

Cute friends.
Brad :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sinking in.

I should be researching the correlation between family leisure time and parent-child relationships. I should be defining terms, determining delimitations, and writing an introduction for the research and evaluation project that is going to eat me up this semester. But I'm not... because I can't focus and I'm not in the mood. Instead, I am pondering my life.

When I was a senior in high school, I remember feeling old and mature compared to the freshman students (even though it'd only been a short time since I was one myself!) When I came to college, I remember feeling much more sophisticated than any high school senior. And now? I feel incredibly more developed- emotionally, socially, intellectually, spiritually- than the college freshmen. Today, where I am right now, always seemed so far away.

When I was 11 or 12ish , I was intimidated by older girls at church. They seemed so cool. Drivers. Daters. Make-up wearers. And I thought to myself, "Seventeen will never come." Then high school came and I met more girls whose lives seemed interesting and exciting, girls who were months away from college. Football game goers. Socializers. Dorm-room livers. And I thought to myself, "College will never come." I was accepted to BYU, the only school I really wanted to go to. I moved far away and met girls who became my best friends. I saw a lot of people grow up really quickly. Temple worshippers. Research assistants. Wives. And I thought to myself, "Life came too fast."

For so long, all I wanted was what came next. It's sinking in that my future is here and I better stop long enough to enjoy it. Really enjoy it.

Ps. Lindsey, live your life. Love today. College will come and go before you know it!

Pps. Can the end really be this close?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I've got all I need.

This week has been really stressful and 17 credit hours is starting to catch up to me. I think I may be getting sick, and I'm always tired! Yesterday I was in a bit of a sour mood so JD spoiled the surprise he was saving for this weekend... we are going to a BRAD PAISLEY concert tomorrow night! He's been keeping it a secret for over a month and we are going with a bunch of couples :) So now I have something to get me through the rest of the week :) He is such a precious boy and I love him so much. He's better than any husband I ever dreamed up in my head. Everyday I am surprised by how much more in love with him I am than I ever was before. I am grateful for all he does for me and our itsy bitsy family!
Here's some cute pictures from the Utah State Fair last weekend:

Despite all I have on my to-do list, I'm happy as can be. My husband is currently making pancakes.. yum. We get to spend the next few hours together because we both have a break on Thursdays (I love Thursday mornings!) And "Alright" by Darius Rucker is playing in the background. (He's going to be a guest at the concert tomorrow! Look him up.)

"When I lay down at night I thank the Lord above
for giving me everything I ever could dream of
Cause I've got a roof over my head, the woman I love laying in my bed
And it's alright, alright, alright, alright
I've got shoes under my feet, Forever in her eyes staring back at me
And it's alright, alright, alright. And I've got all I need, yeah,
I've got all I need"

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cute girls.

JD planned a big camping trip to Burraston Ponds, mostly because he wanted to go off this rope swing. He invited tons and tons of his friends and a bunch came for the campfire at night... but only Jeff stayed the night and even he left in the morning. My cute friends were there all night and were the only ones there to go off the swing in the morning! JD was sad, but I'm glad I have such great friends!


My little brother is bigger than me. (He is 6'2" to be exact!) My little brother is a college student.

JD and I got to play with my parents two weekends in a row while they were in town to take him to school. I really love them. :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TR Phase-out.

I am super bummed today because I discovered the Therapeutic Recreation major at BYU is being phased out. By spring 2012, the program won't exist because of "administrative decisions and parameters related to them." I will still be able to graduate in TR, but I am so disappointed that future students won't have the option to pursue this degree. The professors I have are remarkable. They have inspired me to want to be a good therapist, teacher, and facilitator; but more importantly, I have left their classes a better person than when I first enrolled. I'm not sure why this decision was made. I'm sad.