My first exciting news is I only have 2 more weeks left of school! It can't come any faster though, I'm ready for it to end. Next, I'm coming home in less than a month. I originally planned on coming home in June for my shower and girls camp, but we found a really good deal in April so I'm coming home then. I'm having my shower on April 22nd, I think. I'm still not exactly sure what's going on. Another thing is Loren and I have made it through a month in the countdown. In exactly 4 months we'll be getting married :) I still think it's too far away but I'll deal with it for now. Friday is Loren's 22nd birthday! I keep telling him he's an old man because I'm still only 20, but that's only for another month and a half. I can't believe I'm turning 21 so soon :( We kind of already celebrated his birthday. We went to Wyoming this past weekend to celebrate both his and Gracie's birthday. It was a lot of fun, I was so excited to see Gracie and Olivia but everyone in that family was sick. Mason was in the hospital when we first got there. He was having problems breathing and his wheezing was so bad, I felt awful when I saw him. I don't think I've mentioned Mason on here. This is Lindsay's 3rd child. He was born in January but he was about a month early, so he was tiny. He's now 3 months and only 9 lbs. I weighed more than that when I was born, but yeah it was sad to see him. Gracie was hilarious all weekend (probably because she was the one person who wasn't sick). She finally understood that I'm not her Aunt yet. Loren asked when I was going to be and she said in like 5 days. I wish it was only 5 days away. She also told me before we left that she wanted me to stay at her house longer. I said how much longer and she said like 7 more minutes. I just laughed and said well I'll be here for another 7 minutes at least. Lindsay told me Gracie has no concept of time, it just made for a lot of memorable quotes. Olivia had strep while we were there. It made me feel bad because I remember having strep so many times when I was little. She was still adorable and actually talked to me more than she ever has, but at the same time she was cranky. One of the funniest conversations all weekend happened with her. This is how it went,
Gracie: "Whose are these?"
Loren: "I think they're chub chubs"
Gracie: "I'm not chub chubs..."
Olivia: "I'm chub chubs!!"
It was so funny, but as all good things do the weekend came to an end. We had to go back to school which is not as much fun at all. Now for the most exciting part of the week yesterday to celebrate the fact Loren and I have been together for 8 months (it feels much longer than that) we went and hiked the Y. I'll let the pictures explain it all.
|We went up 1000 ft in elevation|
|We went about 300 ft in elevation and I already thought I was dying.|
|The view was really pretty though.|
|I have never hiked at such a high elevation before. I felt like I was getting no air.|
|He finally got me to smile.|
|I liked the rock so we took a picture.|
|Another sitting point, and I was doing my hair twirl.|
|Still smiling for Loren.|
|View from the top of the Y.|
|I actually was happy this time because we were done.|
|Loren being goofy.|
|You can see all of the valley below me!|