Monday, March 22, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
So this year has been a whirlwind. I feel like I do not stop. I am excited that this semester is almost over. It will be a very eventful summer but it will be nice to devote my time to weddings, new family members, missions, writing thank you notes, addressing invitations, cake testing and much more. This semester has been fun though.
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 9:29 PM
Monday, January 4, 2010
Matt told me at the beginning of Christmas break that he wanted to take me out on a nice date. I did not think much of it because he does stuff like this all the time. He told me to get all dressed up and we would first go walk along the beach at sunset and then go out to a nice dinner in Newport. I was excited for this date.
New Years Eve came and I got all dressed up (in a hurry), and we drove down to the balboa peer. We walked around the board walk. I was a brat and tried to convince Matt that I did not want to walk on the beach. I complained that I did not want to take off my shoes walk on the beach get my feet all sandy and then put back on my nice shoes. He finally convinced me that he will brush off my feet and make sure that there was no sand before my shoes went back on my feet (isn't he the best?).
We walked along the beach just as the sun was setting. I was in hyperactive mode. I was talking about cake, I just wanted to walk because I had not worked out that day, and talking about what we were doing that night. I was oblivious to how romantic my adorable boyfriend was being. We stopped and looked at the sunset as he held me close while I continued to ramble about who knows what. My ADD and the fact that I was freezing kicked in and I tried to convince him that it was time to go. He held me tighter in hopes that I would warm up. He said just wait until the sun sets over Catalina and then we can go.
The sun set over Catalina creating the most beautiful red sunset I have ever seen. He then told me softly that he has the most amazing girlfriend ever and that he cannot wait to spend the rest of his life with me. I turned to kiss him thinking I am so cold, the sun has set over Catalina maybe now we can leave. He kissed me and then as I was trying to go. He said you know there is one more thing I have to do. He began to drop down to one knee. As he did so I proclaimed, "You lied to me!" He laughed and proceeded with asking the question I did not think would be asked until February "Will you marry me?" He held in his hand a box with the most beautiful, sparkly ring (it is a rock). I said yes. We then continued to walk back to the car because I was cold (I know I am pathetic).
After we called both of our parents and walked down the Pier we went dinner and the Cannery. We had the most amazing 4 course meal over looking the water on Lido island. It was so cute and romantic. The entire dinner I could not help but smile. I looked down at the ring that fit perfectly on my finger and continued thinking I am marrying my best friend. We ate our dinner and then continued down to my house where we celebrated with my family. We then proceeded back up to Newport where we spent the night with his family.
I am so happy and lucky. He did a great job picking out the ring. He did a great job surprising me. He did a great job with everything.
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 4:16 PM
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Matt is my best friend. He is the first person I met at BYU. We were friends for all of our freshman year in college. We went on two dates and decided we were better off as friends. After our freshman year Matt went on a mission to Southern Italy. I went to a party at his house before he left and I met his parents. We all got along really well. We wrote a few letters back and forth but we did not think much of it.
After two years he came back home. He invited me to another party at his home in Newport.I realized from the moment I saw him that something had changed. It was different. We mingled with other people but ended up spending the whole night talking. We went on a date that next week and have not stopped talking.
I went back to Utah where I worked all summer. We talked on the phone all day and night. We would go on other dates with other people (that did not last long).I came back home in August for a week or so and we started dating exclusively.
Our dating relationship has been a blast. We have never had a dull moment between the two of us. We have had our share of adventurous and romance. I did not think a guy like him was out there. I did not think there was someone who was smart, kind, funny, loving, spiritual, and so many other great qualities.
Every day he tells me how much he loves me. He tells me how beautiful I am. He makes me want to be the best person I can. I am so excited to spend my life with him.
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 7:52 PM
Monday, September 28, 2009
I love sunflowers. As a little girl my bedroom was decorated with sunflowers. My mom stenciled a sunflower design across the top border of my bedroom. The quilt that covered my bed had sunflowers on it. I loved that room. I walked in and it made me happy.Some days I wake up and miss that room. I miss the happiness that is portrayed from those little yellow flowers. They brighten up even the gloomiest of days.
So when most girls love a rose, gerber daisy, cala lily, or any other flower that catches their eye. I love sunflowers!
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 11:07 AM
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
My job is far from glamours. I typically leave with fifteen new stains on my clothes, greasy hair from the hat I have to wear, and a new bruise from running into something. This past week has been crazy at work. I have already worked thirty some odd hours since Saturday and am planing on working eighteen more (yes that means I would work forty-eight hours this week). These insane hours at work have all been because of this little thing called MPS (Mission Presidents Seminar). All of the new Mission Presidents from around the world travel to the MTC for a week of training. They have training and firesides from the Prophet and Apostles.
On Saturday night the Mission Presidents ate a special dinner with a select group of other Mission Presidents and at least one Apostle in their room. I was invited earlier on in the week to help out with this dinner. I was so excited. I had seen the Apostles in conference but never in such an intimate setting.
I went to work on Saturday and got dressed in my skirt and tuxedo shirt. I helped set up and polished silverware. While I was polishing silverware Elder Perry and his wife stopped and said hello. They were so kind. I then proceeded to set up the room and found out I would be serving Elder Scott and Ballard. They were so nice. They both talked at the end of the dinner to the group of Forty some odd people. They talked about pondering. I think that I need to take time out of my busy schedule and ponder more. I felt to blessed to be in the same room as them. Elder Scott came up at the end and shook our hand and told us Thank you. He was so kind and had a lot of spunk for his age.
After we finished cleaning up we got paid to eat prime rib, shrimp cocktail, and new york cheese cake. All in all I would say I had a great work day. That was one of the neatest experiences I have ever had. It was better than all the celebrities I have worked with. I hope that I can live the kind of life that they have. I hope that I can be that nice, kind, charitable, faithful, loving, and love the Lord like that. It wont hurt to try.
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 3:40 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2009
My life can be pretty boring. It consists of a lot of work and a little play.I did not get the chance to go home over Winter and Spring so I went home over Mothers day weekend. I spent most of my days at the beach, shopping, and went to an Angels baseball game. I also got to spend Mothers day with my amazing Mom. Unfortunately the trip was short but it was still super fun.
I came back and jumped into my usual social scene up here in Provo. I bought a bike so I could ride around with my friends. I played water balloon dodge ball and a lot more. Last Thursday night a huge group of my friends and I dressed up as angels and demons to go see the movie "Angels and Demons. It was a lot of fun and worth the three hours of sleep I got that night.
That Saturday I took a half day at work and went up to Park City with a friend. We went shopping at the J.Crew Outlet. I love J. Crew. I got an adorable sweater and skirt. After going shopping and lunch in Park City we rushed home to get ready for Heather's Open House. I have been friends with Heather since middle school. She is so cute and married her high school sweet heart Taylor. I love them and wish them the best of luck.
Posted by Kristen Elizabeth at 2:59 PM