Monday, October 15, 2012

October 15th--Remembering

I'm a date person. Dates seem to just stick with me. As soon as I write the date on a paper or journal entry or whatever it may be, my mind starts spinning. What happened this month? This week? This date? Am I forgetting a birthday or any other special event?

I'm finally starting to learn to not wish my life away into the future, or even the past, but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy it. Today I wrote out October 15th, 2012 and my mind went straight to what I was doing this time last year. Along with just finishing the first half of my Spanish Translation semester and teaching a pilot district of missionaries for 6 weeks rather that 9 weeks (which makes more sense to me after this weekend), I was alsooooo....

-Driving to California!
-Being told at a gas station in Nevada that I have a cute baby (i was holding my friends baby, but yes, in my mind I was pretending he was mine and kindly thanked this stranger).
-Listening to a man tell little Kaitlin that she is so nice for taking care of her big sisters baby (ha!).
-Watching Cohen pee on his second change of clothes (you had to be there. It was hilarious. These last 3 all happened within like 10 minutes of each other. That gas station stop pretty much MADE this trip).
-Praying that our car wouldn't die till we got home from California (prayer answered).
-Being grateful for Jane Thatcher's kindness and ironing skills and patience in ironing my difficult bride's maid dress.
-Spending the night with a sweet stranger from Uruguay and loving the fact that she drank Mate in the morning.

-I was also decorating this: 

-Hanging these (while listening to the BYU game from the garage):

-Trying to decide where to put these:

-Chowing down on this:

-And best of all, partying it up with these crazy's in celebration of Kaitlyn and Erik's wedding. 

 It was a pretty exhausting weekend, with lots of driving, but I would do it again. The food was amazing, the fiesta was grand and the sealing was absolutely beautiful. Seeing one of your best friends get married in the temple has got to be one of the greatest things to experience in this life. It was really special. I was so happy for them that day 1 year ago. I'm happy for them today for making it through their first year of marriage together and here's to many many many more, they totally deserve THE BEST because they are THE BEST :).

Happy Anniversary Nystuls! 


  1. Ohhhhh! I might have teared up a big reading this. What a sweet post :)

  2. The babies were so TINY! I forgot how much fun that trip was. Thank you Brillante for reminding me!

  3. That was such a great trip! It was so fun getting together, I can't believe how much has changed in just a year!

  4. On October 15, 1995, you were baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. You were supposed to be baptized closer to your birthday in August, but your dad's TDY kept getting extended, and the date kept getting pushed back.