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I just had a good day.

It started out with some bad news- we didn't get the scholarship we had hoped for. So we're going to be draining the trust fund this next year. I'd kinda planned on that (because I'm a wet towel) but it's still upsetting that we didn't get it.

Well, after that I spent some time talking to Mom on the phone. Taylor and I had planned on going to the Temple today, and after the bad news I /really/ wanted to go. Because I think the Temple is the BEST way to get some perspective and heal a sadness. So Taylor and I still went. BEST idea ever. Eternal perspective. A place where the devil has NO power, so everything can really fall into place. I hope, somehow, I can make my home like that because the Temple won't be as accessible. It's a half hour away from where we're thinking of looking rather than just five minutes away. (We'll go to the Mesa Arizona Temple.) Anyway. GOOD idea.

Then I changed, Taylor changed and he came to pick me up. We went shopping because he needed food and we found a good deal on some good hamburger meat ($1.99 a lb pre patty, vs. $2.99 out of patty). So we ended up buying everything. It was fun to figure out what he wanted to do! So we're going to grill hamburgers, chips and watermelon. (YUM!)

Then dinner. Came back to my place and hung out a bit. Watched some SUV, then decided to go back to Taylor's place because he had to move his car anyway. (Riv tows at 11). Taylor got the game Cribbage on his Droid and I've been playing it so got him hooked. His roommate owns the actual game (mine is in Phoenix.) And he did really well. I ABSOLUTELY enjoyed it. I love playing card games.

To sum up- Taylor is the best fiance ever. Arizona is possible. Life is good.

Pray that we get the apartment we've got our eyes on! It's perfect for us, and we both feel good about it. I'm really, really, really hoping.


Also- Just had the best moment. One of Aiesha's friends served his mission in Houston South and knows Mimi's father. So we got to talk for a moment. AWESOME.
junipersky: (Flower)
Dear Dreamwidth,

Holy Heck. I've been in Utah three days now and I feel like my head is spinning. There is SO much to do, and so not enough time to do... anything actually.

My mother is also in town. She came down to do wedding-like stuff with me. Which means it was finally time to face the music that I needed to get things done. Not that I don't want to, but I feel this overwhelming sense of panic everytime I seriously start planning the reception. Lots of peace about the wedding, but lots of panic about the reception.

In which there is a reception. )

Dress talk! )

On to happier things- I have a wedding dress! )

Today ought to be interesting. I bought a nice bra for the dress fitting today (Isn't it nice of them to have a dress fitting open JUST the next day?) but now I cannot find it. On top of that, my wallet is also missing. Mom cannot find it in her car, and it's not in Taylor's apartment. I'm going to go look in 116 again, but I've got a nasty feeling that it and the bra are in the same place. *sighs* Now that I'm looking back, I really should have brought a purse. I've always had my backpack in TX, but here I'm juggling.

Anyway. I'm going to go read my scriptures and try to calm down for the day. I mean, I have my dress. And... everything else will work out, right?

(Oh, and the dress once we get all the accessories and fitting stuff will STILL be under $600. The cheap person in me likes that.) I have pictures, I'll post some day.

Also.. mom made my day.  She called to tell me she was coming and I looked up where she was and was able to get her directions to the freeway.  Being given the chance to feel like I'm actually valuable and that I'm NOT a complete idiot... = awesome. Also, what is up with Mapquest actually deciding to be easy to use? 
junipersky: (Flower)
I'm really proud of my students. They know so much and are working so hard. <3 <3 <3 <3 on them.

Next: 16 days till I see Taylor. I can do this.

Next: I have no problem with a perfectly loving God allowing Evil to exist. Evil results from our choices and no all loving God would ever take our ability to make choices away from us. Evil will be judged for the choices that are made and the consequence for that action will be given. A perfect God cannot make allowances for people who sin when they know full well they're doing wrong. The law has been laid out, and it is for men to walk it. Now, you're going to ask "but what about those who didn't know?" And the answer, of course, is that a perfect, loving God would make allowance for ignorance. I believe that allowance is made through the ordanances of Baptism for the Dead and other Temple work.

The Lord knows best, and I'm more than willing to leave most of that in his more than capible hands.

I'm just tired now. Tomorrows lessons: Periods v. Exclamations Points v. Question Marks. When do I use What?

7:45-8:00 Welcome
8:00-9:00 German
9:00-10:00 Benchmark Test (writing or science.)
10:00-10:15 Bathroom Break
10:15-11:00 Practice with Punctuation
11:00-11:15 DOL
11:15-11:30 Read Aloud
11:30-12:20 Lunch
12:20-12:30 DEAR
12:30-1:20 Spanish
1:20-1:50 Recess
1:50-2:45 Math - Introducing Division
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So, today I was able to announce my engagement to all my friends and the diffrence between my Mormon friends and associates and my Non-Mormon friends and associates is CLEAR. My Mormon friends hear that we're going to be engaged for six months and ask, "Are you sure you want to wait that long?" and then I have to explain about Houston and my mother's sanity when it comes to the dress. My non-Mormon friends express concern that we're doing this way too fast. It makes me laugh more than a little bit.

I've told this story a million times, and it seems like I'll never forget it, but I am going to write down my engagement story just in case. This seemed like a good place.

Engagement Story )

So yeah. I'm the happiest person in the world right now (Even though it is snowing right now). Yesterday I got to tell everyone at church, and today I got to tell everyone in my Cohort. My mother and father called my respective extended family. (Which was nice, it would've been exhausting to call all of them myself!)
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Dear Dreamwidth:

I love you greatly, did you know that? You make it easy for me to reformat my blog into something uniquely... me. Unfortunately, there is exactly one person who reads said blog. This makes you vastly unimportant unless I wish to post amazing things that only one person will know.

However, you do allow me to cross-post. This cross-posting allows them on Live Journal to read what I have written. This brings my devoted (or not so much) readership up to Two.

So, for the two of you:

Taylor spoke to my father today. Apparently he must have gotten a GLOWING review from my uncle David because Dad talked to him for three minutes before he gave his consent. KJ got more than three minutes. (KJ is my brother-in-law.)

So it is official, all we need now is the ring.

I love life.

p.s. Yes, I'm still moving to Houston in January. Why? I have no idea. But the Lord rarely gives me straight up answers, so when he does tell me to go for something I do it. and he's telling me to get my butt out to Texas.

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Um... So yeah. Taylor did finally ask me out. We had a blast. Hung out a bit the next day... then didn't see much beyond dinner group, then he dropped by randomly last night 'n we saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (super cute btw). And then tonight I went over to his place and we watched Miracle. And... yeah. Now we're officially together.

I've got to be absolutely insane. I should've said 'no' when he DTRed me. I should've. But... I didn't. I'm freaking leaving in LESS then two months!
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