Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Valentine's Day and 7 Months

Okay, after this blog post I think I'm going to stop trying to catch you up on my life and instead use this blog to post WHATEVER I want without feeling guilty. So HA! The reason behind this decision is because of the cruel cycle that is created every time I forget to blog for the week.

Step 1
-I blog and catch everyone up on the events of our life. Yay!

Step 2
-a week passes and some fun events have occurred. But I'm having too much fun to blog. Oh well. Next week.

Step 3
-Now it's been two weeks. More events have happened, but life is too busy and/or you don't care enough to blog about it just yet. Maybe next week...?

Step 4
-Okay, it's now been 3 weeks since the last blog post and the idea of catching everyone up is so overwhelming that I drown myself in episodes of "How I Met Your Mother" and read/nap.

Step 5
-Forces self to blog about silly events from a month ago, when I'd rather talk about some ridiculous revelation from today or something poignant that's occurred but isn't directly related to the events of my life.

So now, instead of feeling guilt-tripped into making sure my family feels up-to-date with me, I will blog whatever I want! And I know I had the capacity to do such a thing before and that the guilt is obviously self-inflicted, but I feel better blaming someone else for my troubles.

Today, though, I will attempt to talk about some major events in my life. This past Valentine's Day marks the first one I've spent actually dating someone steady AND my first one I spent married! Two birds with one stone! Ryan isn't the most ROMANTIC man ever, but he made sure to make a reservation to a mystery restaurant and we both decided to get each other fun gifts, un-chocolate related.

That night, I had my Avid editing final from 6-7ish and so I was stressing for most of the day. The night before we had written each other letters about how amazing each other is and then we read them that morning. Because this was provoked by me, mine was cheesy and long and gross and emotional, but Ryan loved it. Ryan's was short, sweet, and I cherish his notes (he's written at least 2-3 since we started dating). So that was a nice talisman I kept with me while I was stressing. Finally, it was time for the test. I told Ryan to pick me up afterwards and we'd head directly to the restaurant. I thought the final would take no time.

But I was struggling to remember certain things. I wasn't editing this piece of film the way I wanted and the way my instructor wanted. But the reservation was for 7:30 and there was no way I was going to miss it. So when it came to the end (it was 7:17) I just hurriedly finished it up and gave him my finished product and Ryan was waiting outside in the car. I ran to it so that we wouldn't be late.

When I opened the passenger door, I was greeted by a spiffed-up Ryan holding a bouquet of Gerbera daisies, smelling wonderful, and playing music from his playlist he made in honor of me when we dated (it's the 21st century mix-tape). I almost cried I was so happy, even though I was expecting it. Then we headed to the restaurant. He chose La Jolla Groves, a favorite of ours, located in the Riverwoods Shopping area. The food was wonderful, the flowers perfect, and I couldn't stop smiling. Overall it was a fantastic Valentine's Day despite my test, and I am so happy I got to spend it with my eternal companion, and not just a computer screen full of sub clips and dissolve effects. Ugh.

I guess I should also mention that the Saturday before, our stake held a Valentine's Dance. This was a first for both of us, and it was interesting to see everyone betrothed to someone, and the dance floor was way crowded! And they didn't even play slow songs! What the heck?! So me and the mister hovered around the chocolate fondue fountain and ate chocolates covered strawberries, bananas, short cake, and pretzels to our hearts' content. And we took advantage of the "photo booth" they had. Check it out!
We acted silly first. Ryan was weirded out that I wanted a mustache too. Uh, yeah, of COURSE I want a mustache.

 Then we took a cute, serious photo. Facebook profile picture perfection! 

So there you have it. Our weekend/Valentine's Day was fantastic and I'm still amazed that I am living this life. It's a great life, not gonna lie.

And briefly, updates on non-cheesy romantic stuff:
-School is going great. Ryan is excelling at Computer Science and I am loving French and Film. Maybe I'll make a French Film!
-Ryan got a haircut. But not from me. I sent him to the BYU barber and he got a very nice cut indeed (this was after the pictures above, where he is quite shaggy)
-We filed our taxes and we are getting a nice return which will be spent on an iPod nano watch for Ryan and either a nice shopping spree for me or saving up for a DSLR camera.
-I'm contemplating getting short bangs again. Yeah or Nay?

And that's it for now! 


Sarah Lambson said...

BANGS!!! I am considering a new doo as well and have thought about bangs. Sweeping bangs. I dunno.

Also, CUTE PICS! Gosh I just want to pick up everything and move out to Utah so I can be closer to you guys.

Also, I WANT A DSLR CAMERA SO BAD!! Getting to work on these really nice cameras for my photography job has been awesome but it just isn't the same using a lame and flaw filled compact digital.

Oh the woes of living in the 1st world.

Finally, it took me a while but some time ago (I have no idea when) I came to the same conclusion about blogging. And the release of pressure is IMMENSE. Just do what you want to WHEN you want to. I already feel LOADS of self inflicted pressure when it comes to the review blog. MY. OWN. FAULT.

Anyway, long comment.

Love you lots!

Ellaniemae said...

I think bangs would be a cute change. Go for it... they can always grow out again if you don't like the change.