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Friday, October 22, 2010

My husband

..is the best man in the world. I absolutely love and adore him. I find so much goodness in him.

Travis is the most genuine man e.v.e.r. He cares about people - REALLY cares. He is so loyal and trustworthy. He is so patient and supportive of others. He is slow to judge and quick to help. He believes in me. He has been one of my inspirations. Honestly, if he didn't believe in me, I know I wouldn't believe in myself. He is always encouraging me to stick with it. He is always pointing out the beautiful things throughout our days.


I love you Travis. Thank you for the gift of 7 years together. I'm more than thrilled about the next 7...what an adventure we'll be on!

..and I know our anniversary was last weekend. I'm still celebrating and marveling at my blessings - Travis being at the top of my list.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

7 years of pure BLISS

Today we celebrate our 7th anniversary. Wow.

I decided to surprise Trav with a little getaway. I found some killer deals online for flights to Denver and decided to jump on it. So, here we are in Colorado. I won't lie, Denver's been kindof disappointing. However, Boulder has more than made up for it. Boulder is beautiful! It's so earthy and healthy feeling. There are so many runners and bikers here. It's just a refreshing environment. My suggestion would be this: if you're going to Denver..be sure to drive to Boulder. It's worth it. And Colorado University campus is beond gorgeous.

...I could live here.

Trav & I have thoroughly enjoyed simply spending time together. We haven't done a lot of exciting things out here (we're trying to keep it cheap), but that doesn't matter. We've loved reconnecting without school or work overwhelming our thoughts. It's been exactly what we've needed. We're so blessed.

Nic & Ashley tagged along for the vacation. It's been quite fun! I swear Nic is like a little boy. He called our hotel room nearly 10 times in 30 minutes the first night we got here. He also knocked on our door and ran. He ALSO called Trav and told him to come down to their room...which Trav did only to find out Nic (intentionlly) gave him the wrong room number. He ALSO lead us to a creepy stairway/hallway in a movie theater. We were locked in the stairway...ans Ashley was freaking out. I'll post my recording later (I'm blogging from my phone).

Like I said, he's a little boy. Currently we're sitting in Applebee's (on our anniversary) watching Nic's beloved BYU Cougs. Yes. We all love Nic. Especially Trav. Trav's so laid back....he just goes with it. I love Trav.

Okay, well, happy anniversary to us. Go cougs - you sad, sad team. I love you Travis William. You're such a blessing in my life. (((Mwah)))

PS Please excuse the typo's and such. As mentioned before, I'm blogging frm my phone, while sitting at Applebees.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Beautiful October.

This month marks our SEVENTH anniversary! Holy cow! It has gone by so fast! It's been awesome though. October is the best month of the year - by far. Not only is it our special month - it's the official kick-off for the holidays, fall colors start to present themselves in nature and in home decor, there's a certain crispness in the air, football season's in full swing, hot chocolate with homework, sweaters and boots are pulled out...

I could go on and on. I love October. I love our special month. We picked an awesome season to make special. I'm so grateful for my Travis William. He has been such an inspiration and support. We've been through a lot together. Family and friends, successes and failures, happiness and sorrow, laughter and tears, faith and fear.

I am surprising him with a get-away. I can't say where because he reads this. He already knows we're going somewhere but he doesn't know where. Well, he's been guessing - really thinking things through - which is adorable. I told him I wouldn't confirm or deny any of his guesses. He'll know when we get there. :)

I love you handsome. Thank you for being the most wonderful best friend and husband a crazy girl could ask for. I don't deserve you but I'm sure grateful to have you.

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I was told last weekend that I need to blog more (thanks Nikki!). I know I need to be better. But I swear my life is out-of-balance right now. All I do is work, school, homework, sleep, eat, and occasionally use the restroom. Although I find myself sqeezin' my cheeks more than I ought too, I think. No time for bathroom breaks. :(

I have become heavily involved in my schooling. I'm the vice president (president-elect) of the UVU Music Educators Club (MENC). It's a nationwide club for professional music teachers and collegiate students in training. I am social chair leader in the Women's Choir (Ash is the other social chair leader! Go twins!!), I am on the committee with the Music Rep for Student Government, and I am taking on some independent study hours and my project for that is to set up a recruiting tour with local High Schools, Jr. Highs, etc.

I've been meeting with people constantly, emailing, making/returning calls, scheduling....oh boy, what else?! Presentations, announcements, creating a book with pictures, creating multiple power-point presentations...ugh. I don't know. I'm nearly going insane.

And yes, I'm still working. How? I just don't know.

Last year our choral director retired so this year we have a new choral director. The man is FREAKING insane (in a good way). He's totally up to date and whipping us in shape. It's been hard on my ego (what ego I had). He's a genius, I think. He has two masters degrees - one from Stanford University and the other from The Eastmond School of Music - and is working on his doctorate. While that's all fine and dandy the thing that's kicked my confidence down the toilet is HE'S TWO YEARS OLDER THEN ME! Oh. My. Gosh. Wow.

Travis has been very patient and understanding as I cry and boo-hoo about my insecurities. Unfortunately, it's become a daily happening. :(

Travis is doing amazingly well. He was offered another "class" at school this year. But the cool thing is is right now he doesn't have students in this "class". Rather, the Principle asked him to be in charge of updating the school's website and making it look all sorts of cool. Travis has been a little nervous, rightly so. He didn't major in anything technological - meaning web based. He majored in art. You know? Canvas, special paper products, etc. But he has decided to dive in and take it on. I admire this about Travis. He's incredibly determined and confident. Even if he doesn't know how to execute projects - he finds a way and he does it. And he does it well. He's fantastic.

Other than taking on one more "class" he's been staying busy with his students. Some of his stories are pretty funny. I'll tell you, Jr. High kids are a different breed. They're their own monsters. But Trav is awesome with them. He has a great time. Not to say everyday is good. But for the most part it seems to be semi-goodish.

So, that's where we're at. I wasn't lying in my last post consisting of less than five words. We're just moving forward. Trying to take things on one day at a time.