I ran down to BYU's campus to use their track on Monday and discovered that it doesn't matter whether you are a student or a visitor the parking is always at the furthest point away from where you want to be. It was ok though, I figured I was there to excercise anyway so the extra long walk down to the Smith Field House would be good for me. I was walking through campus and watching the students go from class to class and I started realized that I missed it! I miss being a student! I don't necessarily miss the stress or homework, but I miss learning, going to class and listening to real experts in the field of Marriage, Family and Human Development. I got to thinking about how I was so excited to finally be done with school when I was there, and how I now desperately wish I could go back! Then I got to thinking about how my whole life has been this way. After I realized the track was closed and started making my way back up the RB stairs of death, I got to thinking how sad is it that I haven't let myself be really happy and content where I am at. I have always been looking at the next chapter, and not fully appreciating the current. I have decided that I am going to start living my life to the fullest and appreciate it for what it is. Why wait to get to the other side to realize how green the grass really is right now? It is so green and there is so much to be happy and grateful for. I have decided that every day I am going to do something, find something that I am grateful for, or do something new, actually cook something I see on the food network, serve someone, do something I've been putting off until "later" (whenever later is)...I don't know something to remember how good life is RIGHT NOW. If you have any fun ideas let me know.
P.S. On a totally different note, I can no longer get my photos to upload so I may be creating a new blog so keep an eye out. Or if someone can tell me why it keeps logging me out when I try to upload pictures that would be wonderful!
Our little girl is definitely her daddy's girl... must be the redhead connection. I took this picture last week (notice Eric's hands)...Like Father....and when Harper laid down for her nap I caught this one...Like Daughter And this one I just thought was cute. Eric won't have Harper trying on mommy's high heals-but will let her play in his instead.
Pardon the seemingly vulger title. Eric and I have been having this ongoing "argument" ever since the first day we got married. I like sleeping with a top sheet on the bed and Eric HATES it! (Hate may be an understatement actually.) Anyway, the argument comes up periodically. I like it because I like feeling tucked in all snug AND it helps keep your blankets clean. Eric doesn't like it because he feels claustrophobic. The other night we crawled into bed, I had beat him there and crawled under the sheet. When he crawled in he sighed and said "AHHH! I HATE THE SHEET!" To which I said "I LIKE THE SHEET!" Eric then quickly followed with "Piece of SHEET!" by then I was laughing so hard I almost fell out of bed. How can you argue after that?
I am curious what quarky little arguments people have. Does everyone fight over top sheets? Do people really fight over the toothpaste cap too?
I wish I had something super exciting to write about...but I don't. We moved down to Orem in January and really have just been busy. Our apartment is finally starting to feel like a home as we get it more put together. It's so nice to have a place of our own again.
Eric's working hard (as always) in school and work. He just sent in the first nursing school application this week. We are still hoping to be accepted into UVU's program. He won't apply until the end of this semester so cross your fingers.
I have been busy with Little Miss Harper. It's amazing how blessed we are to have her. She is such a happy little girl. She is starting to smile all the time now, and she loves to talk! She's especially chatty in the morning. It's so fun! We are working on tummy time and while she's not rolling over, she's got amazing control of her neck. (I am her mother-I can be proud of her no matter how small the tasks she's doing might seem to us big people) She's 7 weeks and while it feels that the time has flown by-it's hard to remember what life was like without her. She just fits, and I know that she belongs with us.
So that's us right now. Eric's birthday is coming up soon so if anyone has any ideas of what I should plan let me know!
This is going to be one of the posts that if Harper were older and had a date coming over we would show him just to embarrass the heck out of her...I love bath time! So does Harper! Can't say that she likes getting out of the water into the cold-but who does?!
I think I have a water baby
I love naked babies...we call it nakey-baby syndrome at our house
What a way to start the new year! January 1st Harper Paige was blessed by her daddy. We chose to do it so early because we had all of my family in town and it was the only opportunity we would have to have everyone there. I was so glad they could all be there! Eric, Grandpa Morrish, Grandpa Beal, my dad, Eric's dad, my Uncle David, Eric's brother and brother-in-law-Dustin and Chris, my brother's and brother-in-law-Cameron, Ivan, and Greg all got to participate in the blessing. It was a big day and we are so glad that so many made the effort to come and be with us.
I have a new respect for photographers who take infant pictures...it was next to impossible to get a good picture of her in her dress!
Livin' and lovin' life...together...
Eric and I were introduced to each other through mutual friends of ours on May 20, 2009. While it wasn't love at first sight, it didn't take us too long to figure it out and we were married on October 17, 2009 in the Sacramento, California LDS Temple. We are currently living in Utah where Eric is attending UVU studying hard to get into the Nursing Program, and working at the Utah State Mental Hospital. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development in April 2011. Our little Harper was born on December 14, 2011 and is happy and healthy! We love her! Laughter is a constant in our home (mostly thanks to Eric!) and hopefully a theme that will follow us through the years. We love life and are looking forward to what the future has to bring!