Wednesday, June 29, 2011

High Expectations

Over the past few weeks I have come to some realizations. I have some extremely high expectations of my life in the semi-near future. Being home has made me realize that after I finish school I don't really want to live anywhere other than Colorado. The life I have here and am always able to come back to is just fantastic and something that I wouldn't ever want to or be able to abandon. Ever. 


I have conversations with people a lot lately who are older than me and want the best for my future and who won't ever let me settle for anything less than what I deserve. Their advice is exceptional and something that I hope to always consider in the future when making extreme life decisions. The older I get (yes, I know, I am only 20 and I really am not that old at all) the more I realize that life as an adult is not exactly what I thought it would be when I was younger. I do not mean that in a bad way or anything, it is just much different. In a lot of ways I feel as though I am old enough to truly be on my own and in college and whatnot, but at the same time I still feel way to young to even ever consider marriage or anything that serious or drastic of a change in my life. The more I think about it as well, the more I realize that if I were to get married in the next couple of years, I may not meet all of the extremely high expectations that I have set for myself and my life. 


The more that my mom and I plan the open house for Bryan and Nereida's reception in Colorado, the more I realize how high Nereida has seriously set the bar for me and anyone I might marry. She is so incredible and fantastic that I can only hope that one day I can be half as amazing of a person as she is. Thus, my now higher expectations. I think that part of why my expectations of life have been raised to much recently is because of Nereida and how I see her live her life and how happy she is with Bryan and how incredible she is. I hope to be able to find someone who compliments me in a way similar to Bryan and Nereida.  


I expect my life to be amazing and filled with awesomeness and never ending happiness and I have a feeling that that life is going to be hard to achieve, at least right now in my stage of life. So for now, I will just take each day as it comes and accept it and not worry about the future. Because I have a feeling that when I least expect it or think I want it, something or someone truly amazing and perfect is going to just fall right in to my life and meet all of my expectations and beyond to help create the amazing life I hope to live. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Livin' the good life

Essentially I work three jobs. I have my main job, Monday-Friday 10:00-5:00 and then I also have a gardening/weeding job at least once a week for a few hours, and then swim meets. And the occasional babysitting job :) Basically my life is crazy busy and my summer is just flying by. I am always way exhausted but sometimes it is truly worth it. Like today. I seriously am just living the good life right now. I really LOVE being in Colorado and being with family and at home and everything. I miss it so much when I am at school and am so so glad that I decided to come home again for the summer. Best. Decision. Ever. :) 
And today.... I got to go rock climbing for 4 hours with 6 boys. It was wicked fun and we also did bouldering and the tight rope that some girl from the actual circus helped us learn to do. It was such a blast!





Oh, did I mention that I really love my life? :)
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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day

Happy Father's day to one fabulous, incredible, awesome dad!!


Friday, June 17, 2011

remind me....

Remind me again why I EVER moved away from this place....
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My favorite 3 year old

Basically, Ewan is my favorite three year old ever. He told me today that if his mom left I could be his new mom because he loves me so much. When Zana says she is going to lock me in the basement so I can't go back to college he gets really mad but says he would still feed me. Then he asks his mom when I am going to move in and where would I stay? The best part? He gets so sad when I leave that he can make me stay more than an hour longer just because he is so awesome. Oh, and the following videos. He sings like a freakin rock star and someday is going to be a SERIOUS heart breaker. :)

Don't worry, he is totally break dancing to "You've Got a Friend in Me" from Toy Story.

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Isn't his laugh just the best ever

and now... for THE BEST video of all time.... Ewan's rockin singing skills. I can't turn the video but it is still just as awesome sideways. :) Love this kid...

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So basically I just love my life. And the people in it :)



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Backpacking

Last week, Laura attempted our first packing trip of the summer at Mt. Evans. I love it up there so much. It is just gorgeous and there is no cell service or anything so it is just absolutely bliss up there. :)
















Echo Lake!















Sunday, June 12, 2011

My favorite place

I recently watched the movie P.S. I Love You again. And since I am spending the day blogging about all the recent events in life, I figured this should be added to the list. This is one of my favorite quotes from the movie...


"There is absolutely nothing wrong
 with returning to the house you grew up in
 every now and then. It's good for the soul."


And can I just add how much I love coming home to Colorado??? It seriously is my favorite place on earth. :)

friends

Be jealous. I have awesome friends.
We take lots of weird random pictures.
It's the best.
























Ya, we rock.