Monday, March 29, 2010

Feeling Kind of Stressed


So all of my classes require a lot of group projects.. which means I'm in a lot of groups. Whenever anyone from school finds out i'm getting married, they always ask how long we've been together... and when were getting married... when I tell them June, they all think June 2011... and tell me how this next year is going to be so fun planning.... Then I tell them THIS June.... And they all freak out, and tell me i'm crazy. (which maybe I am)

So between a full course load, and planning a wedding I am pretty busy... but then Cam and I decided on top of that, we were going to renovate 2 apartments for my parents, a fun project to do while your engaged we thought.

Anyway right now we just finished demolishing.... which was actually kind of fun.... I felt hardcore ripping up carpets and tearing down walls.. we even went on a fun trip to the dump.. I'm actually so upset I didn't have a camera to take a before picture.... So i'll just paint a mental picture of what the apartment looked like before.

Walk in, first thing you notice is the sick orange shag carpet.... Next thing you notice is the hanging ball light fixtures straight out of the 70's. The kitchen cabinets weren't too bad, they were still a pretty sick old brown color. The wall in between the bedroom and the living room is this sick old panelling... Seriously, i'm so sad I didn't get a picture.

Anyway so Reno's are taking up a bunch of my time... Planning the wedding is fun... still a little stressful trying to co-ordinate everything over the phone with my mom... (ps my mom is actually the greatest and helping me do everything it's so wonderful to have a mom who cares!!!) and not to mention it's the end of the semester and I have like 3 big group projects/ Presentations next week.. followed by finals...

needless to say i'm starting to feel a bit overwhelmed and stressed.....

PS- I asked for a camera for my birthday so I'm really excited about that!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Engaged to be Married

Yup, I am Engaged!

sorry this post is way overdue, I was waiting for pictures, but then my camera broke so no pictures... :(

The Date has been set for June 25th.

Cameron and I will be getting married in Cardston,in the LDS Temple... I am SO EXCITED!

I feel terrible since I haven't even written our story in my journal yet, so this is going to be my journal for now!

Our Story.... the really really short version

Cameron and I met just over a year ago when he played in an EQ basketball tournament and his roommates made a sign saying "Cam makes super babies" naturally I was intrigued and that semester I started seeing him around school.(Note apparently we met once before the basketball tournament when I went to "What's In the Van Man" with his roommates, we had to drop one of their roommates (Cam) at school before we could go, and I was mad because we were going to be late... haha)

Anyway After the basketball tournament we started talking in the hallways and I thought "hey this kid is kind of cool, he'd be sweet to have as a friend" over the next 3 months Cam and I did indeed become friends, and I was getting a little nervous because I started to have a crush on him, and did not want too. We started going on dates but both decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to start dating as he was moving to kewlona for the summer and I would be in calgary. So we just kept going on dates till the summer. Finally in May we decided that we would like to see where things went, even if we did date long distance for the summer.

The summer was so much fun, we got to see eachother almost every other weekend, and talked on the phone everynight. We spent quite a bit of time with eachothers family and really got to know eachother. We were also able to go on alot of fun adventures together that summer.

Finally september came where we would be living in the same city- not going to lie I was little nervous, I knew I loved spending my weekends with him, but I wasn't sure how our relationship would handle seeing eachother everyday- but it was great!

At christmas time we were able to spend more time with eachothers family, and I left for Jamaica for 12 whole days without Cam. Those were hard.

Cameron proposed to me on March 5th 2010, at a park that overlooked the rivervalley. He got down on one knee and said some things... and I honestly don't remember anything he said, as soon as he got down on one knee all i could think was "oh my gosh... I'm so excited... I can't believe this is happening" However I do remember him asking me to marry him, I think I said yes before he even finished!!!

Over the past year Cam has really become my best friend, we really have so much fun together.

I'm so excited to be married to him and start a new adventure together!

(I am also excited to have super babies......)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010



SO one of my best friends from high-School Melissa, plays basketball in the states, I've been so lucky over the past 4 years to fly out east to watch her play! this past weekend was her Seniors night (her last home games of her University Career) so naturally I wanted to attend to show my support for her! First I'm so lucky to have such wonderful parents who would give me the Airmiles so that I could get there!!! Second- I'm so lucky I got there! I heard on the news the day before I flew out that a huge snow storm was expected to hit Newyork (where I was flying into) and that most flights were being delayed or cancelled. Everyone told me that I should make alternative plans... i'm not really sure how you do that when you've already booked your flights. Anyway I decided that I wouldn't stress out about it, and I would just go. So thursday night I took the red eye from edmonton to Toronto. When I got to Toronto it was pretty hectic, there were about 30+ at my gate trying to fly standby. Apparently the flight right before mine from Toronto to Laguardia was cancelled, and everyone was very upset that they were letting my flight leave before that one. so I sat waiting to board my flight listening to very angry people yell. but Luckily my plane was still able to leave. I guess it was the first one allowed to leave toronto that morning, and all other flights had been delayed or cancelled. I had about a half hour delay on the runway because we had to get the wings of the plane defrosted but other than that it was smooth sailing. When we were about to land in Laguardia the Captain told us that there were 3 other flights circling the airport waiting to land and we've probably be delayed (which would mean i'd miss my bus to new haven, and miss Mel's game) then not even 5 minutes later we were preparing for our final descent. When I go to Laguardia everyone there said that they had only 1 other flight land before mine, and they were canceling the rest. I have no idea how I got to be so lucky! but I am so grateful, because I had such a fun Weekend!!!!

Here are some pics of the beautiful campus of Yale, and Mel's Basketball game!

It was such a fun trip, and I'm so sad Mel is graduating in the spring and I won't be making another one out there!