Life hasn't been that exciting lately so there's not too much to update on. At least, there's not enough to make one whole post about so I'll just cram all the small things into one.
One thing that makes me so happy is when friends who have been struggling with infertility finally, FINALLY get pregnant! Congrats to all those who are going to be parents. You deserve it! And those who are still dealing with the pain and heartache of trying, don't give up. It will happen. You have people praying for you.
I am in the market for some new, quality exercise/running gear since all mine are too big or super old and nasty. I HATE paying a lot of money for one article of clothing unless I know it's going to last a long time and be worth it. It's such a waste! So after being recommended by lots of people that Lululemon was the way to go, and after having a seizure over the prices (holy mother they're high!!!) and that there's no place to buy it discounted, I caved and decided to try out a couple items. I'm hooked. I can see what all the hype is about. It literally pains me to spend that much when there's so many other things I could buy, but man is it amazing fabric and the designs are unlike any other I've seen. So birthday fairy, I want some running pants! :)
I accidentally watched the first episode of Glee and now I'm hooked. I did not expect it to be so hilarious or emotional. I'm still in season 1, and I hear it gets pretty extreme in later seasons but I'll watch it while it's still normal. I love it!
I have an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon next week to have my knee looked at. I obviously damaged something in my training for the half marathon and it's not getting better. Please pray that it's not something serious and that I can still keep running and exercising. I'm terrified.
One of my biggest fears as a mother is teaching Kennedy to truly love and respect herself and stand up for what she deserves. I don't ever want her to settle or lower her standards for ANYONE. I am so worried I won't teach her correctly and she will end up making wrong choices and letting people abuse and manipulate her. I always want her to know she's a daughter of God and to never let anyone compromise that.
It's been snowing all weekend. We live in the valley and we have a foot of snow. That's pretty impressive down here. I hope it dumps a lot on us this season. We already have more than we got last year.
I told Cory the other day that we need to get a gun. I didn't realize just how widely I was opening the flood gates. Now all I hear about is guns, guns, guns! But we need some home protection and should get one while we still can. I guess it's time for me to learn how to shoot a hand gun.
This election has been one for the record books. I could go on and on about how broken the system is (I HATE the electoral college) or how the people in Alaska must feel about the importance of their vote, but I won't. I think Obama is a horrible president and I am stunned enough people voted for him to run our country into the ground for 4 more years. I am absolutely terrified for the future of my nation and the future of our family. It's all signs of the times I guess. This could have nothing to do with Obama but the past few weeks I have felt SOOO strongly that I need to make sure we have at least a weeks worth of food storage and emergency preparedness items ready. That scares me so bad. When it comes time to need it I'm going to be grateful I listened but I'm worried about WHY we'll need it. I also keep getting the feeling we need earthquake insurance. Yikes!
Can I just say I have the most amazing friends ever?! Moving into our ward has been the biggest blessing. All my friends are so thoughtful and caring and are always there when I need them. I don't know where I'd be without you! Even the ones far away (shout out to Eagle Mountain!)
I love my husband so very much. I know that's probably obvious but he is seriously amazing.
I am so excited for Christmas this year!!! Come faster!! I've been listening to music already and have been trying to get the shopping done early since I always wait till the last minute. It's been nice!
Ok, that's the end of my random thoughts on life lately.