Friday, October 29, 2010

Georgia on my mind

Today on the way home from class, I was listening to Michael Buble's rendition of the song "Georgia on my Mind." Maybe it was because I was tired and therefore easily moved, but whatever the reason, this moment brought tears to my eyes and I felt I had to share it.

I guess I have always just assumed I would go back and live in Georgia someday and live happily ever after. I haven't thought much about it since recent changes in my life the past couple years.

I have married the man of my dreams and we are perfectly happy here in Utah. We live close to his family. My family has moved from Georgia to Vegas and are only a half days drive away. In other words, I have no reason to go back to Georgia to live. I will likely never get to live there again.

This realization hit me hard. Don't get me wrong, I love my life right where I am. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and wonderful in laws. I am married to a man who is better than I could have ever dreamed of. It is just a hard thing to realize that the place you have always and still consider your home is no longer obtainable. This makes me sad, but I accept it. I will be happy no matter where I live because I have Mitch, and someday we will have kids of our own.
I guess this is my official good bye to Georgia. I will miss the moisture in the air, trees everywhere, Stone Mountain, the Georgia rainstorms, heat lightning, Chickfilas by the plenty, the Georgia Aquarium, the green hills, the hot summers, the winding roads, lightning bugs, Wafflehouse, boiled peanuts, Lake Lanier, being 4 hours away from awesome beaches and warm nights.
Just an old sweet song keeps Georgia on my mind...

Monday, October 18, 2010

Our first Anniversary!

Our first anniversary was great!

The day started with mitch surprising me with TWO dozen roses... :-) and one of the best surprises ever: he made a playlist of songs that remind him of me or times we have had together our first year. The playlist consisted of 64 songs (It took 64 days when we first started dating to say I love you) and also a typed up list of the songs and the reason he chose each song next to it. I absolutly love listening to it and for our whole marriage it will be a playlist of memories of our first year.

Then we went up to park city and stayed at the Marriott. Another bonus for the day: Mitch knew the customer service manager that was working that night because he served his mission with him. Well we didn't even realize that he worked there, so when we arrived he saw us an then upgraded our room to a suite! Score!
Then we went out to eat at the Stein Erikson lodge. It was very romantic and the food was absolutly delicious! They brought us chocolates at the end of our meal :-)
These are the chololates. Two of them were little triangles that said Happy Anniversary on them. (The read and the green are both chocolates as well!)

Then we went back to the hotel and had some of our wedding cake from exactly one year ago! We froze the top of our wedding cake and it was suprisingly pretty good. It was only a little dry, and still was very sweet!

I just had to get a pic of the inside, red velvet cake mmmm!

The next day we walked around main street and there was a porsche convention going on so we got to look at really old porches, all ranging from year 1940s to 1960s. It was way fun!

Then we spent the rest of the day together, ending with going to the temple to do sealings. The whole weekend was perfect, just like my husband is perfect for me :-) I love him so much and just when I think I couldnt be any happier, I am!
Here's to the best year of our lives so far!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Highlights of the past couple months...

Although I am usually slammed with work or school, we occasionally leave some time for fun to keep us sane! Here are a few of the favorites!

The show was absolutly amazing!

We met Jenn and Leo a couple months ago from volunteering at the hospital. They are a really fun couple! We started talking one day and all became instant friends! We love our friend time with them. :-)

We both had to work that morning so we were only able to attend the last hour or so, but it was a blast none the less! Also, no exagguration: I was the only blonde girl there...pretty obvious I was an outsider! haha! At least I wore my brazil jersey!

Another very important highlight was that we got to meet Nick Hexum from 311! I thought Mitch was going to faint! We got signatures too.
At the same event we got to meet Chris Carrabba, the singer of Dashboard Confessional. I am currently waiting on pictures of this epic event (long story) but i'll put those up in a later post when I get them!
Our anniversary is this Friday, October 8th. I cannot believe it has already been a year! It has gone by so fast but at the same time, I feel like I have always had Mitch and can't imagine how life would be without him. We are going to park city this weekend to celebrate. :-)