Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's been a long time

I might start this blog up again. It might be sporadic. Pictured below is my dearest. We're getting married on the tenth of June. He and I were talking about my blog today as we ate Navajo Tacos on campus. He had read some of my old posts and it was weird to think that the girl he knows is the girl that doesn't blog at all. I just finished reading through my entire blog. What a great experience it was! I love this little record of me, flaws and all. 

I've changed a ton since I started this blog, and I realized that my past entries are like little time capsules. Each post preserves little trends that I was going through: not capitalizing anything, using certain words or phrases too much, throwing in Arabic randomly as if everyone knew what I was saying, and posting pictures of myself that I thought were pretty. I was proud of some of my more shameless posts: taped faces, awkward and ugly pictures that would have otherwise gone unseen, and detailing things that I just happened to have pictures of. 

Now that I've stopped blogging, I find that I've also stopped taking pictures. It's wonderful. I feel sort of free. I'm enjoying life instead of trying to record every detail. The downside to that is that I'll probably forget a lot of little things about this time, but I'm counting on the fact that life will continue to get better and better as time goes on, keeping me fully stocked with good memories and experiences.  

Kimball (my fiance) and I will probably have a blog once we're a family, in like 84 days. He's such a great writer, and he always has such interesting things to say. I'm hoping that he'll be a regular contributer to the family blog. I'm kind of counting on it actually. I hope he reads this. (I love you, baby!) 

On a side note, I have started a little blog detailing my current project: making my wedding dress. It's private, and I really just started it so my sisters all over the place could be involved in the process, well, and to keep me on track to finish in time. It's nothing exciting, and I'm not an excellent seamstress or anything, but if you're interested, I'll let you have access to it. Just let me know, and tell me your email address.


  1. I would love to see the wedding dress in the making. I had mine made, too, by a little old lady somewhere around Provo, Payson maybe? I can't remember. Her last name was Zabriskie I think. She only charged $200 for sewing it. I had to buy my own fabric though, and I spent $100 on the fabric and $100 on this really pretty lace with daisies, different than anything you could find in the stores that year. I loved it. It's funny to look back now, I would do some things differently...but I designed it and it was what I wanted at the time. I'd love to watch yours evolve. I do believe you have my email address.

  2. I'm glad you're back.

  3. I would love to see the making of your wedding dress. I think that's awesome that you are doing it yourself. Thanks for inviting me to your blog, and congratulations on the wedding! I know I congratulated you on facebook, but still. Very exciting!


  4. Yay! I echo Megan, I'd love to see the dress in the works.

    So good to read your words online again. I've missed them. Love, Nat