Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We are alive!

The semester is over. Finals are done.
Welcome Christmas Break :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Oh my... Stupid straightener...

So, this morning as I was getting ready for work, my trusty straightener that I've had for almost 5 years decided it didn't want to heat up. The little red light that said it's getting warm wouldn't even turn on. Panic started to settle in. I turned it off and on and it finally started to get warm, but it took its own sweet time. Still no little red light.
I believe its on its way to straightener heaven.. I'm now in the market for a new one in case this one dies on me.
Any suggestions?
Much love,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dear world...

I have to turn this into a school blog for a little while... Feel free to not read it for a little while...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Because love is as much a verb as it is a noun, the phrase "I love you" is much more a promise of behavior and commitment than it is an expression of can't "fall out of love," because

love is something you decide.

-Elder Lynn G. Robbins, "Agency & Love in Marriage"

Friday, August 12, 2011


I found this quote today while blog stalking {we all do it.. nothing to be ashamed of} and I love it..
This is what Cameron gives to me, and how we try to be with eachother as best friends forever :)

"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thought nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindess blow the rest away."
-Dinah Craik

Monday, August 1, 2011

Welcome to the world, Miss Ava!

Cameron's sister, Heather, and her husband, Phil, have been waiting patiently {kind of} for the last nine months for their baby girl to come into our family.

A week past her due date, she's finally here!
August 1st, 2011
7 pounds 2 ounces

Little Baby Ava!!

The Growing Family!!

Aunt Lindy!!!

Uncle Cam!!!

We love you already, Ava Christine.. :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Powder Ridge Vacation.. the real deal..

A couple weeks ago, Cameron and I left good old Logan for a few days. We packed up the truck, the bikes, and a bunch of clothes and headed south. We drove on a dirt road for an hour or so through this little canyon I'd never heard of. It spit us out just above Eden and Hunstville. Then we drove up another really steep mountain and went to our family condo at Powder Mountain. :)
Our first night there, we had dinner and went swimming. Awesome. It was perfect really. Just hanging out with family, doing nothing and being away from home for a little while.

Cameron and I took the truck and did a little exploring. We found this trail that goes up to the highest peak in the area to hike. We started up it, and the view was amazing! It was beautiful. We saw a deer cross the trail not very far in front of us. It was really cool.. We got about 100 yards from the very top when it started to rain and thunder and lightening. Not cool! I about pee'd my pants when the first thunder struck. Yikes. We were above the tree line so we were the tallest things around, on top of a mountain, during a thunder storm. Needless to say, we got off that mountain and under the trees as fast as we could. It was pouring rain and we were a couple miles from the truck. Running down the trail was super fun, but we got completely soaked! It was dumping rain. Ca-razy. That storm came out of no where! But it was still really fun :) [ps. I don't have all my pictures uploaded yet. but soon. yeah, right. I've said that before. haha]

Sunday, we slept in. After everyone was up and moving, we played pictionary and charades. Cameron fell asleep. Hillary read her book and colored pictures. Landon and I played Play-Doh. Why yes, we are awesome like that!

We went for a mini-hike up to this old crane that's just sitting there. Its been there for a really long time, ever since my family's had this time share. So, a while. Its really fun to climb up into and take pictures of. We like it :)
We ate Papa Murphy's pizza for dinner and watched the first Harry Potter movie. It's crazy how little they are in that movie, but it was fun to watch and remember where I was in life when it first came out. It was a long time ago...

Monday, we took my dad's canoe down to Pineview and just spent the day there! We hung out on the beach, I read my book, we played in the water and took turns paddling the canoe out. Cameron and I took the canoe out for a little while. We got out into pretty deep water, we had decided to just sit for a little bit and not paddle when I noticed the canoe started to rock a little more than usual. I look back and Cameron has his feet hanging over the edge of the canoe, ready to jump out. I FREAKED out. There was no way on this earth I was going to let him jump out. Because if he jumped out, I was going to have to a: paddle the canoe back to shore by myself while he swam or b: try to steady the canoe while he got back in. NO freaking way were either of those going to happen without the canoe getting swamped.. So I may or may not have kind of thrown a little fit. But he stayed in the canoe :)
We headed back to the beach and as soon as we got into the little bay right by shore, Cam tosses his hat and sunglasses into the bottom of the canoe and jumps. No warning, no nothing. So, here I am, sitting in this canoe, alone. Cameron's swimming around me like its no big deal. He tells me to get ready, he's going to climb back in so I have to keep the canoe balanced while he does. Ha. funny. I'm doing my best not to have a cow but I'm not doing a very good job at it. Cameron gets ready to get in.... and... we tip the canoe. Awesome. Not. I try to help turn it back over, I can't touch the bottom of the resevoir, so I'm no use. Every time I tried to lift it, it just pushed me under, even with my life jacket on. My dad comes out to help Cam turn it rightside up and empty all the water out of it. I head onto the shore, throw my life jacket on the ground and dry off. I was not a happy camper. Boys. Why do they do things even when you ask/tell them not to? I have no idea. It took me a minute to cool off but I got over it and we ended up having a great day. Cameron and I ended up nice and toasted. Oops on the sunscreen. We did put it on. But then we didn't re-apply. I've learned that its key.

We drove back up to the condo with Hillary, Landon, and his friend Connor all squished in the truck. [my parents needed to run home for a little bit so my mom could work for a few minutes] It was one cozy ride up the mountain... We had dinner and watched another Harry Potter movie. It was a darn good day even if I did get swamped along with the canoe and sunburned more than I ever had been in my life :)

Tuesday, we all slept in then headed down to Ogden to see a movie! The Zookeeper. Looks ridiculous right? SUPER funny. I recommend it. Even if you just RedBox it. See it. You'll giggle.
We came back up to the cabin and while my family went on a hike, Cam and I geared up and went for a bike ride! The scenery was gorgeous and it was a lot of fun. [I'm still terrified of going down giant hills since my crash but I did it!] We then went swimming and just hung out until it was time to go back home..
But it was a great vacation and I want to go back... :)

ps. pictures coming soon...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Powder Mountain Vacation...

Someday soon, I'll post about our little vacation :)

I've been busy working since we got back and trying to lose the weight I gained eating my family's food...

Stay tuned.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Oh Cameron...

This morning before I left for work, I went into our room to wake Cameron up and say goodbye. Well, Cameron is a big time sleepyhead in the mornings. He doesn't really wake up until after he showers.
This morning was no different.
I walked into our room and told him I had to leave. He looked up at me with his squinty tired eyes, held up two fingers, and said "Two Autobots."


He looked at me with the most confused look on his face and said "Oh. I had a dream about Transformers."

I love that boy :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Father's Day...

I'm a few days late, but that's just how I do things, isn't it?

This Father's Day was really pretty good! We started the day off by going to church. Our primary class was a bunch of little devils. I almost cried. Let's never mention it again, okay?

Then, we climbed in the car and headed down to see our dads!

We had dinner with Cam's family. It was good to just hang out with them and talk about what's new in life. One of Cam's friend's and his fiancee came over after dinner to say hello. They're getting married this Saturday and we couldn't be more excited for them!

Dessert with my family was pretty fun, too! Ice cream and home-made chocolate sauce.. Mmm...
My family had just put my brother on a plane to Alabama earlier that day. He's at Space Camp! How cool is that? I know that I never would have been allowed to go when I was his age.. Funny how things change from the oldest to the youngest. Lucky kid. The house was quiet without him there, but still good. We played card games and just talked. The next day, my dad flew to Georgia to teach at EFY.. So its just my mom and sis at home this week. Talk about a quiet house...

Then, we headed home! And I didn't even fall asleep in the car on the way :) Miracle, I know. Cameron always ends up driving in silence because once we get on the freeway, I crash.. Sorry, babe...
ps. Cameron is going to be the best dad someday. I can see it :)

Our Father's Day was a pretty low key day, but it was good to be able to spend it with family. We're lucky we don't live too far away. An hour is still too far to just pop in for a visit, but its not bad.

I'm so thankful for my dad. He's the best dad ever. {no lie.} When I was younger, my mom and I used to butt heads and he was the only person I could talk to that would help me smooth over the disagreements.
One of the things he used to tell me when I was younger was to "Cowboy up, Cupcake." When things get hard, you have to be strong, put on your "i can do this" face, and do it. Because you can, no matter how scared you are or how unprepared you feel, you can do it. So, cowboy up, Cupcake...
My dad always helped me out during rough times, and he still does. I love that my dad teaches seminary. He always has a new insight to share that he'd find while preparing his lessons and doing his daily scripture study.
I can always go to him when I have questions or concerns with anything.
Also, my dad is funny. Like, the funniest guy I know. {just trust me.} We used to take pictures of people with mullets and send them back and forth to each other. Just because mullets are funny. {i think so anyways.. you may feel otherwise...}
My dad gives some of the best hugs. I know that I can go to my parent's house and get as many hugs as I need. {and yes, Cam gives the very best hugs. but dad hugs and Cam hugs are know?}
My dad is strong. Not only is he over 6 feet tall and "large in stature," but he's strong mentally and emotionally. These last 6 months, I've always known that I could talk to him and receive comfort. He has this way of letting me know that no matter what happens, my family will be together forever and I can always ask for help. {i'm kind of stubborn so its hard for me to ask. but i'm learning.}

Dad, I love you.
love always, Lindge

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy 6 Month-iversary Cameron!!!

I love you with all my heart!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Long Cut

Lindy and I went with a couple friends on a hike the other night. We have wanted to hike the windcaves for a long time and neither of us ever has. A friend of mind told me about a "short" cut up the backside of the mountain to the windcaves. I must have misunderstood him because we didnt even make it close to the top of the mountain before it got dark. I guess next time we will just take the normal route to see the wind caves!

Fortunately we remembered the camera! Unfortunately it had been so long since we had remembered the camera that the batteries were dead! I think Lindy managed to take some cell phone pics so I am sure she will post them soon!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cell Phone + Water = No Good...

Today, while I was working, my cute husband brought me lunch and we got to eat together. Approximately 3 hours later I received an email from my sweet husband telling me a story. He had gone home and started the laundry [he's so good like that!]. As he was letting the washing machine fill up, he figured he could wash his shorts, too. So he whipped those off and dropped them in the washing machine.

He went upstairs to study for a test he has to take tomorrow, reached for his phone to text me and realized it wasn't next to him on the desk. He frantically searched the whole house, looking in all the normal places he puts his phon
e. The desk, the dresser, the coffee table, the kitchen table.. His phone is nowhere.

All of a sudden: Lightbulb!

Oh shoot. His phone was in his pants pocket.

He runs downstairs, pulls his shorts out of the washer and fights with the wet fabric to retrieve his phone. He finally gets it out of his pants. The keypad is lit up, screen is black, and its vibrating without a pattern. Fast, slow, fast, faster.
And then.


I got home and found his phone in a bowl of rice in an attempt to draw the water out of his poor phone. After dinner, he pulled it completely apart, trying to clean it out and fix it. After he had it entirely pulled apart, he took the pieces upstairs an
d blow dried them [without melting them thankfully]. Then, he put it all back together again. With no extra leftover parts. Impressive.

Then came the test.
He held down the power button, hoping it'd turn on.

Nothing. Darn it.

Anyone have an old Verizon phone you don't need? If you need him, call me. He'll get the message. Hopefully...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

"Its so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."
-Rita Rudner

Friday, June 3, 2011


Yesterday, Cameron and I headed down to Layton for my little sister's graduation! I can't believe she's already old enough to move on to college and start living in "Big People's World" [that's what my mom and I call it. and it stinks. haha].


You're such a beautiful young woman! I love you so much and I really look up to you! You're brilliant and funny. I know that with your ambition and dedication, you can do anything :)

I love you, Hillary!

Go Lancers!

Mountain Biking... For real this time..

Wednesday night, after work Cameron and I decided to give mountain biking another try. [The first time, I whined the whole time and didn't get very far up the trail. So, after I made myself get over being such a chicken, we went again!

This time, we went along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail connecting the beginning of Green Canyon over to Logan Canyon. It was a gorgeous view of the valley [and we forgot the camera.. smooth move] and really didn't take us too long. I felt bad because Cam had to slow down and wait for me but I think he still had fun, too.

As we got to the end of the gravel covered trail, there's a pretty steep hill with a sharp turn at the bottom of it.. Cam went first and since he's the more experienced of the two of us, he made it. No sweat. Then, it was my turn. Yikes. I was pretty nervous since I'd already skidded a couple times going down smaller hills. As I went down, I was starting to make the turn.. And then my bike slid out of from under me, I skidded another foot down the trail, took a chunk out of my handle, and scraped my knee up real good... See?

The blood was running down my leg as we rode back to the truck. It even got on my shoe. :(

So, even though I crashed and destroyed my knee [I hadn't had a scabby knee since I was a kid...] I had a great time biking with my cute husband and I can't wait to go again!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend...

This weekend was really good. Cam and I both had Saturday off, so we went to the Logan Temple with his parents, sister, and her husband. I love it there.. There's a peace at the Temple that I can't find anywhere else.
That afternoon, Cam vacuumed out the truck and my car. I sat in the back of the truck and watched. Haha lazy much? Yep.. that's me.
Sunday, we taught primary. Those kids are crazy. I have no idea what to do about it. They're so misbehaved it makes me crazy! I've almost cried a couple times because they're so out of control...
After church, we headed down to Cam's parents house for his little brother, Alex's, ordaination and graduation party. It was fun to see everyone and spend time just hanging out with his family. We're proud of you, Alex!

Monday, we spent with my family. We met at the cemetary with blue balloons and sharpies. We wrote notes to Madey on them, released them, and watched them disappear into the sky.. I loved it. It brought us all a little closer...
Afterwards, we all went to a new barbeque place in Layton called Moon Dog's and it was pretty good! My grandma made plenty of inappropriate comments and asked my cute husband to give her a "snookie bite." Currently known as a good old hickey. Yep. Wow. I didn't even know what to say. Neither did Cam. Hahaha I love my grandma :)

We also saw Kung Fu Panda 2! It was pretty dang funny. We're also the coolest people ever. I have a giant purse. I love it that way. Even if it is a bottomless pit. So, before the movie started, Cameron and I ran over to the dollar store and bought candy for cheap, hid it in my purse, and snuck it in. Woot! Haha I hate paying $5 for a box of Gobstoppers. I just can't do it when I can get it for a dollar somewhere else. So, we are cool and sneaky and that's that.

Overall, it was a darn good weekend with good food and our families! I can't wait to do it again :)

ps. I gave up on that posting everyday thing. I just forget! Sorry, Ash...

Friday, May 27, 2011


So, remember that posting everyday challenge thing? I didn't even make it 2 days. Haha oops.

I'll just squish yesterday's and today's into one, ok?

Yesterday's good thing: I only worked for 3 and a half hours :) it was lovely! and I got to spend the morning with Cameron because he didn't work until later in the day. It was the best!

And.. today's good thing.. Cameron had a job interview today! If nothing, its a good experience to just apply right? So we'll see if anything happens!

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


A friend of mine challenged me to come up with one good thing that either happens to me or that I think of everyday for the next 27 days [until she leaves for Africa]. So I thought, why not? If anything, it'll help me think of and remember the good things that happened during my day instead of the not so great :)

So, today's good thing...

I was messaging my dad after he got done with teaching for today. My dad teaches seminary. Its the coolest job ever. Well, this semester, he's also teaching an institute class for the seniors at the high school that he teaches at. I asked him what he was teaching about tonight and he was sweet enough to send me his power point so that I could read it and go over the scriptures he's using tonight.
The title of tonight's class is "Jesus Christ-The Son of God." As soon as my dad told me what he was teaching I got excited. I opened the power point file and as I read the title, that one phrase brought more emotions to the surface than I was expecting. Because I know it's true.
He talks about the roles that Christ has in our lives and throughout the scriptures. A few he talks about are Creator, Son of God, Redeemer, Savior, Advocate, and Father.

Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Redeemer. I know this to be true.

[If you want to know more about what I know is true, go here. Its a good place to get started..]

I'm so thankful for my Savior, for His gospel. I'm thankful for the great example of my parents. I'm thankful that they taught me to always choose the right and listen to the Spirit. I'm thankful that I can have an eternal family because Cameron and I were sealed in temple for time and all eternity.. I'm thankful that I will be able to see my sister again..

"From first to last, Jesus is the same, always the same-majestic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle. Throughout a life passed under the public eye, he never gives occasion to find fault. The prudence of his conduct compels our admiration by its union of force and gentleness. Alike in speech and action, he is enlightened, consistent, and calm. Sublimity is said to be an attribute of divinity. What name then shall we give him, in whose character were united every element of the sublime? I know men, and I tell you that Jesus Christ is not a man. Everything in him amazes me. His spirit out-reaches mine, and his will confounds me. Comparison is impossible between him and any other being in the world. He is truly a being by himself. I see nothing here of man. Near as I may approach, closely as I may examine, all remains above my comprehension-great witha greatness that crushes me. It is in vain that I reflect -all remains unaccountable! I defy you to cite another life like that of Christ."

Monday, May 23, 2011

I think I'm a little bit crazy...

I have a flaw. Just one, really. ;)
Sometimes, things in my life just pile up in my brain and I think and think and think about them. Then they stress me out.
A lot.

I get a little crazy. My brain just thinks about it all the time and I can't not think about it. I don't dig it. So right now, I need a way to not be crazy, to not think about this stressful situation over and over again. Help?

Maybe I'll go buy a Dr. Pepper......

Saturday, May 7, 2011

"Enduring adversity is not the only thing you must do to experience a happy life.
Let me repeat: how you react to adversity and temptation is a
critical factor in whether or not you arrive at your own
'happily ever after.'"
-President Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, May 2, 2011

Valiant 8...

Cam and I have been called to teach the Valiant 8 class in Primary! We're really excited to teach our first lesson next week. We met the kids yesterday and they're so funny! Cam's super excited to get to know the kids. He told me yesterday that he wants us to be the coolest teachers ever. I think we can do it :)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Sunday was my birthday! The big 21. I'm an adult. Yikes.

Cameron treated me like a princess and spoiled me like one, too. On Friday, he took me out to dinner for an early celebration. We went to Callaways in Smithfield. I liked it. He didn't. Haha but that's ok! We'll just stick with normal Olive Garden from now on out, I guess! Then we just drove around town and looked at how gorgeous the lights of Logan are in the dark.. I have a love/hate relationship with this town. Its really cold! But its also really pretty. And the temple is stunning... So, Logan in the summer is my favorite. Not Logan in the winter. Waaaay too cold for my liking.. Anyways..

Cameron bought me Tangled and Megamind on Blu-ray. I love those movies! We spent the day watching Tangled [I actually slept through it... oops..] and just hanging out together. My family came up for cake and ice cream and played Farkle with us. If you've never played it, I recommend it. One of my favorite dice games ever.

I love Cameron and I love my life :)

ps. Only 7 more school days, then finals, then FREEDOM!!!

Bikes + Mountains = Mountain Biking

For those of you that don't know him, Cameron loves mountain biking. LOVES it. He went as often as he possibly could last summer and he's already gone two or three times this year. He's gone as far up the trail as possible then hit snow and come back down.

Well, he's been bugging me about going with him. Al's Sporting Goods had a killer sale on their mountain bikes a few weeks ago. So, we bought me one. Yikes. Last saturday after work, we took it out for a spin...

Some new things I learned:
Don't make fun of mountain bikers.
For these reasons:

  • Learning how to switch gears

  • While pedaling UP the mountain

  • Not falling over
  • Getting all scratched up

  • Butt hurt

  • Thighs on FIRE

It. Is. HARD.

This is why I am not a huge fan of mountain biking. Yet. I promised I'd give it another shot when it wasn't so cold and I've had a little time to get over my first experience. Cameron's SO good to me. He didn't even get frustrated at me when I whined or told him I wanted to stop or take a break. He just stopped with me and watched me take a breather. He is the best example of patience.

I love him :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Dear World...

I'm having a lazy day... Cam is at work. And I have the day off.
Its 2pm and I still have not showered.
I have done laundry though! So that's good, right?

I'm going to get back to watching Say Yes to the Dress and doing nothing...

Maybe I'll make some cupcakes...
Have a good day!!