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Sunday, August 16, 2015

I have been thinking a lot about blogging lately, and what I want to end up doing with this blog here. I have such an attachment to this blog. I started it a couple years after I started college, and it has seen me through a lot of heart break, change, and growth. I feel like every blogger comes to a point where their old blog just doesn't seem to fit them anymore. In twenty-five days I will be married, and starting a new life with someone. This coming spring I will be graduating from college. There is a lot of change in the near future, and it just makes me wonder if this little blog I have here will fit with the coming change.

Zac and I started a blog together about a year ago, but we have rarely used it. I have thought a lot about possibly going back to that once we are married, and letting that turn back into a combined effort of our individual takes on our life and adventures we share. It just seems like it would be more fitting, but if I do decide to do that it means only a little time left on here and that is WEIRD! I don't really know why I am saying any of this anyway. It is just something I have been thinking about, and just recently talked to a friend about. I just remember how fun it was blogging together, but it would literally be starting from scratch. I think I am okay with that though.

Well enough about my random and unnecessary rambling! I had a few photos I wanted to share with you guys from a mini road trip Zac and I took a few weeks ago to Bear Lake! It was the very first time either of us had been there, and we LOVED it! We rented a kayak the night before we left from REI to bring along. We spent the whole weekend either in the water, or reading/taking pictures/water coloring by the campfire. I only brought my film camera, so the photos I have are ones that Zac took!
We were able to stay at an AWESOME campsite about 10-15 minutes from the lake. It was super shady, and it was a huge space! We definitely want to go back with friends, and actually utilize the space.
 This was me in the process of sticking my tongue out at the camera... haha

It was fun being a little touristy for this mini trip. We got the "famous" raspberry shakes which were in fact quite delicious. That was like the number one thing people told us to do, and it actually was worth it. Those shakes were heavenly.

My favorite moments were coffee in the morning, reading in the hammock, taking pictures on film, and exploring the lake via kayak. We did decide that next time we will probably just bring tubes to float around on. There weren't many places to explore with the kayaks, and we just loved being in the water. Also, we got an inflatable kayak, and that thing was a pain and a half to blow up, and then put away after. Overall, I would say it was a major success, and might just have to be a summer tradition!

34

Friday, August 7, 2015

You guys, only 34 days until I am a married woman! I know I keep talking about it, but I can't help myself! I left so much time to prepare on purpose, but now it seems like I am so behind on everything! I am really not, but you can't help but feel a little panicked when it just keeps getting closer!

It is funny the thought processes you have preparing for a wedding. You have those days where you are worried and stressed that everything won't be perfect, and then you have the days where you just don't give a crap about any of it. All you want is to marry the most perfect human made just for you. I have also done a lot of reminiscing on past adventures, and all the things that made me fall in love with Zac in the first place. I was looking at some photos, and came across some I took on a spontaneous weekend trip to Zion National Park and St. George a while back. I didn't post them when I took them, so I figured now would be as good a time as any!
GAH! He is so handsome!
Look how normal and cute he looks in this photo. And then this happened...

Hahaha I love him so much you guys!

An Almost Newlywed

Sunday, July 12, 2015

You guys, I am getting married in like 60 days!! Like what even is this madness! Zachary and I are currently just waiting for our invites to finish printing, and then that is like the last BIG thing until the actual wedding day. I have been using The Knot app to keep track of our checklist of things to get down, and it is so weird to see the list get smaller and smaller of things to do. At the same time, it still feels like there is a million things to do, but that is how stuff like this goes I think.

I seriously am so excited to get married you guys. I NEVER thought that I would be getting married at 22, but here I am 60 away. I am going to try my hardest to keep this from turning into a sap fest, but I seriously just want to be married to Zac. I know our wedding day will be fun and special, but it will be NOTHING compared to the after. I get to spend the rest of my life with my favorite person that exists, and I just feel so lucky. I love having my person, and I honestly don't know what I would do without him. It is so weird to think that there was a time where we didn't know the other existed. Like seriously, how do we just happen upon these incredible humans that change our lives forever? It really is such an incredible thing.

To all of you that either are or have been a newlywed, do you have any advice or comments about newlywed life for this soon-to-be newlywed lady?

Planning

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Does anyone else have absolutely no idea what the heck they want to do with their life? Like seriously, anyone? I just had this conversation with a friend a few days ago, and it seriously was like a weight lifted off my shoulders when I found out I wasn't the only one having this problem. I know a lot of people in their twenties (or thirties, or forties) have this problem, but I don't think it can be talked about enough. How do you get through it?! How do you find that one thing?!

The one thing my friend and I realized is that we have very similar personalities in that we like A LOT of things. Not only do we like a lot of things, but we like a lot of DIFFERENT things. I seriously don't know how to explain it. It is like I am not picky enough to be able to choose one thing. I am good when there are only a few options, but when there are like hundreds of options I can't do it! There are so many things I think I would like, that I feel like I am going to spend all my time just trying to narrow it down rather than just going for something. I am very indecisive.

It is also one of those situations where one day you just KNOW what you want to do for the rest of your life. You have found your THING, and that is going to be it. Then 24 hours rolls around, and your realize that THING you decided on is the most ridiculous THING you could ever do with your life. Like what is that all about?

In case you are wondering I still have no idea what I want to do with my life, but I know that I will eventually get there. I have no idea when, (hopefully soon) but it will happen. I just have to realize that I  can't do everything, and I might just have to settle for work being work and I think I am okay with that.

Back, I Think

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sooo it has been a while. Blogging basically became one of those things where you want to have something to say, but you literally have nothing to say! Every time I think about posting my mind goes completely blank. I figured if I wanted to keep this going I was just going to have to do it even if I had no thoughts in my head. We know this is a common thing know. I have a tendency to ramble, so it shouldn't be too much different.

I do miss being able to express my emotions through words, but I seriously feel like I have forgotten how to. I often push my emotions to the back of my head, choosing to not deal with them, because honestly I don't know how to. Life lately has been on fast forward, and it feels like there is literally no time for thinking, just doing. I have been working basically full-time with my nanny gig, plus house sitting, plus more house sitting, plus wedding planning, plus saving time to remember how to breath.

I have been lucky though. There have been moments where I have been able to catch a breath whether it be going on a hike with friends, or having good conversation with people who just get it. I also have the most incredible fiance by my side, and a very wonderful family who has dealt with not seeing me for what seems like months. It is always times like these where you realize how incredible the people in your life are.

I really do hope that I can get back into this blogging thing again, even if I have forgotten how to really do that. You always hear those bloggers telling you to not post unless there is a point, or making sure you have a specific voice if you want to gain ALL the followers. I guess for me blogging isn't about that anymore. It no longer is the competition of gaining some huge following. I just want to find some like-minded people, and have some conversation. How do you guys feel about that?

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