Friday, February 10, 2012


Feb 9th 2012
(I know that was technically yesterday.. but it doesn't matter)
Preston has officially been gone for one year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 We have now passed the halfway mark. And now he only has 11 months left because he comes home in January. Seriously, yesterday I was freaking out. I walked out of my house and went to school, basically looking/acting like this...
So instead of writing about how excited I was. I'll just show you the video that contains all my happiness :) Enjoy!
p.s. I really do love him more than the day he left. I didn't expect the first year to be so easy. I can't wait to experience this next year. There's no way I'm not waiting for him :)
You can't tell. But in this picture I was dying inside. This was taken on the curbside at the MTC a year ago from yesterday. I just really can't believe we've come this far :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

New Goal/Update

Alright ladies, I have set a new goal. Here it is:
Blog once a week
Doesn't seem that hard of a goal, right? But it totally is for me. It's hard enough living in Hawaii and going to school at the same time. But I'm also working at the Polynesian Cultural Center. And then I live across from the beach. So... where does blogging fit into that? Yeah, it comes in last on the priority scale. But I just wanted to give kind of an update :) 
I love living in Hawaii. I love going to BYUH. And more than anything, I still LOVE my missionary more than anything in the world. Exactly a week from today, we will be hitting the highly anticipated one year mark. I can't even believe it. Another thing is that recently I started casually dating. I prayed about it and felt like I should go on some dates and make friends and what not. I mean, I didn't date at all the first year, so I feel like it's the right thing to do for me. Preston on the other hand, wasn't so happy about my decision. But before he left, we both decided that me dating would be ok to do while he's gone. But he kind of changed his mind since he's been gone. Which is totally understandable. So recently we had a little rough patch, but we worked through it and I believe we're stronger because of it :) He thought I was getting serious with other guys which is totally not what was happening :) I just want to say that fighting for what you love, and what you want most in the world is 100% worth it. Waiting for Preston isn't even hard because he's what I want :) I've always known that, and I know it more now than I ever have before. Will I continue dating? Yes. Why? Because it strengthens my love for him every time :) Alright. Enough with boring words and sentences. Here are some pictures of my recent life :) 
La'ie Hawai'i temple :) 
Working at the PCC :)
The people I hang out with every day :) 
Hukilau Beach (1 min from my house)
Sunset Beach on the North Shore :)
My bedroom :) 
Night swimming :) 
My church :) 
Entering campus :) 
Sorry such a long post. But it's been almost a month since I blogged. I didn't want anyone to think I was struggling with waiting or anything :) I've just been so busy. 
One last thing.. You didn't think I was going to have a post without including a couple recent pictures of my adorable Preston, did you? :) 
He loves Hamburger Helper :)
Pretty sure this is against mission rules.. whatever :)
I love him so much :) :) 
And for any of you who are following my youtube channel, I put a video a while ago but if you didn't see it, you can view it here :) 
*insert happy dance*
I'd like to end with something my friend and creator of the Beehive Organization said yesterday, "Sometimes doing the right or best thing isn't always the easiest, however you can rest assured knowing that you will be blessed somehow for choosing the better option. . . This is what I will tell myself & all of you today! Before committing to a decision think about what will benefit you eternally or make you a better person. If there's any doubt, don't do it."

Thanks for that Linsey :) There's so much truth in that. Don't do something if you have any doubt. Because you want to be able to do it 100% and feel completely at peace with the decision :) 

Until next week... 

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