Monday, January 30, 2012

a little bit of mud on the tires

Friday afternoon, Cameron and I REALLY wanted to go on a date {and avoid our homework}, but we are poor kids. Instead, we did a little bit of off-roading at the mouth of Green Canyon. It was a warm enough day that the snow had started to melt and made just enough mud that we wouldn't get stuck {thankfully} but had a ton of fun!

It definitely brings out my husband's inner redneck.

As we were getting the truck nice and dirty, we found a little frozen over pond.
Cameron got out and decided to skate on the thin ice.
I kept telling him not to because I knew he'd fall in.
I'm a big chicken and didn't want to. {I just imagine those scenes in the movies where one second your best friend is standing on top of the ice and the next second, they're gone. Yikes.}
Cameron made me.

Then he fell in.

Thankfully the water wasn't very deep and he only got one leg soaked about halfway up his shins..

I won't lie. I had a little bit of an "I told you so" moment.

After I was finished being worried for my husband's safety {and a little bit of a scaredy-cat}, I relaxed and had a lot of fun on the ice. It was scary! Yet, exhilarating.
It was really cool to feel the ice shifting under my feet as I'd walk. It was really terrifying every time it would crack underneath me, but thankfully never broke through.
That boy scares the heck out of me sometimes, but he's so fun and adventurous.
If Cam hadn't convinced me to quit being a chicken, I wouldn't have done something really cool.
I love him more than anything. :)

Behind Cam, you can see the 'road' we came down to get to the pond.

Monday, January 23, 2012


Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being "in love" which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.

Louis De Bernieres

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Been a while... Playing catch-up...

We really are alive, I promise. I just haven't really thought much about blogging as of late, so I didn't do it.

Fall semester went really well for the both of us. I even made the Dean's List [woohoo!]

Dec. 18th we celebrated our first anniversary. Cameron booked us a night's stay at the Providence Inn and we had a great time! I'm so thankful for the choice I made a year and a half ago to move to Logan. Meeting Cameron has been the best thing that's ever happened to me. He's amazing! This first year together was definitely full of its ups and downs, but I couldn't have pulled through any of it without him. I'm so glad that I get to spend eternity with Cam. I wouldn't have it any other way.
[One year down, eternity to go!]

Christmas was fantastic! We spent as much of it as possible with our families. It was the best! It was really fun having our niece Ava around for Christmas, its so much more fun when there are little kids... Or me. I get just as excited as I did when I was 7. Santa treated us pretty well this Christmas. He got us a treadmill to make it a little bit easier for me to train for a half marathon this summer.. [i'm scared, but excited. very excited. Any recommendations on which one I should run?] So far, its been fantastic! Yay for not having to run in the freezing cold! The best part of Christmas was being able to spend it with our families. We're so lucky that they only live 15 minutes away from each other. I love it.

Now, we're just starting a new year and a new semester. I only have 1 more year left of school and Cameron has just a little bit more than that. We're thrilled to be done soon!
2012, here we go...