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November 2013


26 November 2013
I miss moments like this with these two little girls.
I can’t wait to see them (and Alaska) again in 2.5 weeks. 



26 November 2013

I woke up at 6 something this morning. I love waking up early, before everyone else.  I come downstairs and open the door and the chickens all come running to get their morning snacks. I love that. Well this morning when I woke up I decided to not get up and run, and to just lay in bed on my phone for an hour. Not the best decision. It never is. But for some reason, I still make that decision and always wish I didn’t. Still working through that. :)
It’s so great when I wake up and say my prayers and exercise and my mornings are so great that way. Not sure why that lazy bone takes over and pushes me back into bed in the mornings.

Buuuuut it will still be a lovely day. I came downstairs about 8, opened the door, and the chickens came running. So they got their daily dose of tortilla chips. :) They’re so eager and precious.

My oceanography class starts soon. I need to do my homeworks for it now. I haven’t been frequenting blog land very much lately. I’d like to more.

I’m so happy Christopher boy is here. We took our engagement pictures. I’ll be sharing some soon. They’re great great.

I don’t feel like going to class, hmmm…I’m not super motivated for school these days. Lots of other life stuff going on.

I’m eating fresh pineapple right now. Yum. Chris loves fresh pineapple.

My dear roommate Taylor is home with us from California and it’s great to have her back. Chris and Taylor girl and I went and saw Catching Fire last night. Great time. Great peeps.

It’s also my first ever roomie’s (Lilly from Fiji) birthday today. Yay! I love birthdays. A lot.
Hmmm… that is all for now. Cheers. :):)

Favorites, Hawai'i

betrothed ♥

11 November 2013
Friday, the 8th of november of 2013.
It began as a normal, lovely, unsuspecting Friday. Chris and I ran on the beach. I went to class and he worked (which on this day meant prepping for proposal). He kept working and I went to the temple, and then made some cookies and quinoa. Yum.
Well… Chris, with help from Alyssa and other lovely people, had been secretly planning and coordinating for a “smothered with love” proposal to get a ring on my fingie.
Chris wrote lovely love notes and hid them throughout campus and Laie. With each love note, there was also a video for me to watch of lots of my favorite people telling me how much they loved me! Yay love love love.
Chris had recorded video clips of some my lovely roommates and neighbors Cherisse, Keryna, Taylor, Victoria, Alyssa, and my favorite twins, Alexis and Elena, and of my Carla girl too of course! They all told me they love me lots and that they’re happy and all of this made me a very happy girl. :)
So Alyssa went around Laie with me on a love note hunt to Peej’s office, to our favorite library study spot, to the peaceful McKay foyer, to our favorite beach nook, to seven brothers for some delicious fries, to the beach glass cave on the point, to the gardens by temple beach, and finally we ended up at the temple, where Alyssa set me free.
On the grass I saw a nice little computer surrounded by lovely Hawaiian flowers, and a box of tissues. So I went and laid down and watched 17 minutes of my family and Chris’s family expressing more love and gratitude. It was so great. I loved that a lot. So happy that that boy got many of my favorite people to be a part of these special moments. :)
Then out popped my macublet Christopher Robin.


And out popped the question and out popped the ring!
(I LOVE this ring a lot. Rose gold and moissanite.)
I met this Christopher boy in my home Homer ward when I got home from my mission over a year and a half ago. We got engaged one year and four months after we first cuddled and sort of kissed haha. I dragged my feet for quite a while with plenty of indecision and doubt, without my mind and heart being fully open. But luckily this boy was good and patient. He’s such a peach. My heart and life are full of love, and love which will continue to grow lots and lots. Happy happy.
So let’s get married!

Two of my favorite things about life in Laie

4 November 2013

1. The sunrises.
Since I’ve been here the last two months, my body has gotten into the habit of conveniently waking my up around 6:30 am. That has made for some very beautiful moments and good feelings.
This beachfront view is maybe a minute long walk from my back door. Dreamy. I just wake up, walk across the lawn, and take a run or a seat in the sand. :)

2. The chickens. And the kittens!
I’ve made it my personal goal to befriend these kittens. How surprised and happy was I when I was feeding the chickens and they finally came over! We have ten chickens and one rooster here. By feeding them lots of leftovers and stale food, we have become quite good friends. One of the black ones is even so bold as to step inside the house for parcels of food. :)
The kittens however are not quite as courageous. But fortunately I’ve been able to start feeding them too. They are soooo cute. I love Hawaii’s wildlife.