Saturday, December 28, 2013

Skype, the Highs and the Lows

Three skypes down and one more to go.
Man does it feel good to say that…

Seeing this boy's face and hearing his voice was the best Christmas present I could have ever asked for. It had been 8 months since the last Skype and some T&E one on one time was long overdue. 
Ty and I email each other every week and we also write letters and send each other videos on an SD card.

So skyping him shouldn't make me nervous right?  


I have a love/hate relationship with the Skype. Of COURSE I want to see the love of my life and be able to talk to him, but you can only say so much in 5-10 minutes. 
And everything you want to say to each other you can't really say in front of everyone.
And I always forget everything I wanted to say to that amazing boy once his face pops on that screen. :) 
All that really comes out is,  "You're amazing, I love you." a bunch of times ha ha ha.
I always play the "could have, should have, would have" game once the Skype has ended.

But I just have to remind myself that once he's home we can talk for as long as we want!
But for right now just hearing his voice and hearing him tell me that he loves me was absolutely perfect!

I have no words to describe how amazing of a missionary he is. He truly does give it 100% and puts all his energy into loving the people he's serving and to the lord.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world to have him in my life.

Love you T, Only one more Skype to go!

Monday, December 23, 2013

One More Day

Tomorrow I get to see and talk to this sweet boy over Skype. I'm so excited I can barely stand it! I honestly couldn't ask for a better christmas present than this. I love him so much! 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Sincerely, The iPhone

Ski Trip with the bestie! Nothing beats that clean, crisp mountain air

Alta's "Peter Pan" with Tyler's little brother and sister a.k.a the cutest kiddos in the whole world.

Christmas parties and ice skating with two of the best friends a girl could ask for.
Such goofy kids.

Thanksgiving morning skiing with the fam. You could say we're a little obsessed with skiing.

Fourth row tickets to the So You Think You Can Dance concert with my sister. Best sister and friend in the world right here. Whatta babe.

Absolutely obsessed with my new baby. Also extremely broke…

 Loving dark eye make-up lately. Inspired by my two favorite people MK&A. Seriously! Who doesn't love them and their style?!

When you miss someone as much as I miss Tyler, you start to take random pictures of things that remind you of them. Like a pair of shoes.. Ok, I might be going insane.

On Thanksgiving we found out our cousins got the cutest and softest bunnies I have ever seen! Sar and I wanted to take them home but the rents quickly nixed that one.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Art of Wanting Something

There are various types of "wants" in the world. It's extremely easy to want things and often it's even easier to just stop by a store and buy whatever is on your list.

But what about the deeper desires? The wants that aren't so easy. The wants of the heart.  

I have decided that there is a certain art to wanting something. If you truly want something, you need to be willing to do anything to get it. You need to be willing to let go of fears and follow your dream no matter how big or small. Sometimes I think, we don't let ourselves have what we truly desire because we are scared or afraid. But the thing is, life is too short for that. If we don't aim for the deepest desires of our hearts, what are we doing with our lives?

My sweetheart and I were talking in our email this week about this very thing.  He says:

"When you want something bad enough, you will do anything to get it. And I've never wanted anything more than I want you."

His words literally ease my soul. And once again, I find myself wondering how in the world I got so lucky to have him in my life. I've never wanted anything more than I want him as well.

I guess the art of wanting has to do with actions. It's not enough to want it. You need to go for it. Make things happen for yourself! Whether it be being with someone you love, buying that plane ticket to see the world, or just simply chasing after your dream, whatever it is! 
Take a breath, take that leap, and don't look back.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Here's to the Simple Things

Here's to the simple things
Warm sunlight on skin
the color green when all you see is white
Waking up with determination in your heart
The fact that time is constant and never stops
Lovely people with beautiful smiles and beautiful stories
a warm coat on a blustery day
tears both happy and sad
silent moments when thoughts can run free
and knowing you are loved

Monday, December 9, 2013

The End of a Nightmare

This was probably the hardest semester of my entire life. I've never felt more frustrated, stressed, and just completely crazy. There were so many times that I just wanted to quit right then and there and never look back. I met some of the most psycho and rude  people this semester that truly opened up my eyes and made the decision SO easy to switch my major. For like the 5th time. ha ha!! But seriously! I just have a hard time with people who deliberately put others down to make themselves feel better! Can't we just all get along? 

 But anyways, I have also met some incredible people who have become my friends this semester! And there is no way that I could have made it without them. They've kept me laughing and I'm just so thankful to have met them. So even though there were countless sleepless nights, times where I would just sit and cry, and other times where I was so angry I could have punched a wall… I'm so happy that I at least got to meet these new friends in my life! 

So bring on this last week of finals! This semester has proven to me that I can do hard things, however, I'm going to be so ecstatic when it's finally OVER!!! Major happy dance time! :) 

Sincerely E.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let's Start a Blog

Only being able to communicate in letters and emails is such a funny thing. Conversations take months to finish, questions take weeks to be answered, but you don't mind it at all because you love each other so much. But some of these conversations that take months to finish spark lovely ideas. And this blog was one of them.

My sweetheart (Tyler) has a few months left until he is back in my arms, but we came up with this idea for this blog months ago through various letters (again, the distance thing.) 
We wanted a way to document our love, life and adventures when we're finally together again. A way to capture our story. We laughed and joked about silly titles for our blog and talked about how we would both write on it because:

1. I stink at keeping a regular journal

2. Tyler is a brilliant writer and just loves to write.

For right now, it's just me! I wanted to start this blog during the last year that he would be away. Just to write down my thoughts and experiences in the few months that remain before he gets home.

For those of you that followed me over here from my "Sincerely Emilie Ann" blog. Thanks so much for reading! 

I probably won't share this blog with a lot of people until he gets home. But for those that want to read, I'm so glad you're here!

-Sincerely, E