Saturday, August 30, 2008

Guess What.............


That's right!!! I'm ENGAGED!!!!! Jarom popped the question this afternoon! He took me to the Rose Gardens, where we danced last time he was here, in the Gazebo. He asked me to dance and told me how much he loved me and we just talked. At this point i knew what was coming and i was so nervous! He told me about an old Welsh Tradition( He went on his mission to England, which included Wales) where young men carved wooden spoons and offered it to the girl he loved as a token of affection. He then pulled out a spoon for me that he had gotten when he was on his mission to someday give to the girl he loved...ME! I was so excited and nervous and giddy, i knew what i was going to get next! haha He told me that he wanted to spend Eternity with me, in so many words and got down on one knee and opened a box with a BEAUTIFUL Diamond ring in it! AHHHHH! I saw him getting on his knee and instantly put my hands over my mouth and asked him what he was doing, even though i knew exactly what he was doing! hahaha Then i cried tears of JOY and couldn't say anything but oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! haha It took me forever to say yes, not because i was going to say no, i just didn't know how to say anything but "oh my gosh"! He just knelt there looking at me and laughing and finally he said "Sooooooo?" and of course i said YES!!! It was so magical! I've found the man of my dreams!! I'm so lucky!
He brought scooter along to capture the moment. of course, he wasn't there when it all went down. He was hiding in some bushes, or as he told me "going to the bathroom" taking pictures of the whole thing! Good idea!! I was really glad that he caught it all! We've had such a wonderful day together and can't stop looking at my beautiful ring! i still can't believe its mine! It's so perfect! he did a good job!!!! To answer any question, we don't have a date yet! haha but we will soon....hopefully!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike"



I love riding bikes! I didn't used to, and Court is going to get so mad at me for saying it because when we were younger, she would BEG and BEG me to ride bikes with her and i always told her no. I think i felt like i was too cool for riding bikes or something, i dunno! Sorry Court! But i really love it now! My dad, Scooter and I have been going on Bike rides together and they're so much fun! The bike path and the River are so pretty and its just fun to spend time with them. We'll usually stop and look at things and talk and laugh and stuff, its just really great! Joe came with us one time and it was so much fun to hang out with him for a while. He's pretty fun! There are wild Blackberries growing everywhere and they're so yummy! We always stop and pick some for a little bit! YUM! The whole bike riding thing is so wonderful, you get to spend time with your family, or friends or whoever you go with. Its great exercise, I feel so good after a nice long bike ride with some of my favorite boys/men! hehe I get to see the pretty nature and eat some really yummy blackberries...what more could you ask for. Well ok, its not everything but it IS really fun! Anyway, here are some pictures of our fun biking adventures!


Ha ha Joe kind of looks like a creep in this picture. He doesn't usually look like that i promise! I think it's pretty funny, but if you don't know him you might think that i have a pretty creepy brother. I guess it doesn't help that they thought it would be cool to try and ruin the picture. I don't think they ruined it, i think they made it better. it's pretty funny!

I'm a pretty lucky girl! My dad's the best!

YUMMMMMMMMM!!!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!


Today was Dad and Carol's Birthday! We had a yummy dinner and yummy cake and lots of other treats! It was a fun day! Another year older! Here are some funny pictures from the night! it was a PARTY! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Now and Then"


Jenni and I met Mike and Bobby our first year of EFY when we were all 14 years old! We kind of became friends our first year because we were in the same group, but really became friends when we reunited our second year! So every year after that, we all made sure that we were going to the same one. we would always hope that we would be in the same group again but it never happened. We spent all of our time with them when we could! And all through the year we would still keep in touch and even make visits sometimes. Bobby lived in Portland and Mike lived in Salem so it was a little harder for us to get together very often but when we did, it was so fun! Mike eventually moved to Eugene and it just so happened that he lived right down the street from me and Jenni so we became pretty close with him. We all grew up and did our own thing and pretty soon the boys went on missions. They are both back now and we all met up in Salem for Mike's homecoming a couple of sundays ago! It was SO much fun to see them! I hadn't seen Bobby since my last year of EFY! That's a LONG time! They are both so grown up, not boys anymore. They're real men! hahha i'm so proud of them! It was fun to hear all of their mission stories and just catch up on life! Anyway, here is a picture of us at EFY together. I don't know what year it was but it's fun to see how much we have all changed!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Finally.....


Holy Moly, it's taken me FOREVER to blog and I've got A LOT to blog about! There will be lots of pictures so hang in there! So Last sunday i got home from California with Jarom! For those of you who don't know who Jarom is, I'll explain so i don't have to emplain a million times. haha Well, He's John's (courtenay's husband) cousin. Court went to visit his family in California and thought it would be a good idea for him to e-mail me so she double dog dared him to e-mail me. Good thing she did or else he wouldn't have done it! So we e-mailed for a little while and a little later i gave him my number and he called me....didn't think that would happen...and we've been talking everyday since. And then we started planning a trip to see each other.He came to Oregon for 4 days and we drove back to California together and i stayed there for 5 days! Good thing we hit it off or else that week would have been a little wierd! We were both a little nervouse but i was mostly excited. i think he was too. But once we saw each other it was almost like i had known him for forever! We had so much fun here, we went to the saturday market and the beach and the rose gardens and the park and all kinds of fun stuff! It's crazy to think that after one week all of this could happen. It couldn't have gone better! There's no way to explain how much fun i had in California! I loved everything about it! I had SO much fun at the Garlic Festival and hanging out with his family playing games and watching movies and looking at pictures and laughing....a LOT! They're all so great! I do have to admit though, i was a little overwhelmed and nervouse to meet all of them! There are 8 of them plus the parents and the grandparents and uncles and brother-in-law....ahhhhh! But once i got there it was great! They all took such good care of me! Jarom treated me like a princess! I coulnd't have asked for more! He took me HORSE BACK RIDING ON THE BEACH!!! Ever since i was little i have always wanted to do that and i told myself i would do it before i died hahaha kind of funny, But i mentioned it to Jarom once and he surprised me when we went to San Fransisco! Now i can die happy haha just kidding! I coulnd't believe it! He's so good to me! Eveything he did just amazed me! I'm pretty lucky i think! I got to see his sister, Jessica's new house and help them move in a little bit...kinda! hahah i just moved some clothes. hahah But it was fun! Jess and Rory are SO much fun! I hope that i'll get to spend more time with them sometime soon! We went to San Fransisco and saw the Golden gate bridge and of course, went horse back riding on the beach! Things couldn't have gone better! I'm happier than i've been in such a long time and i couldn't ask for more!


Jarom's sister Joanna came with us Horse back riding! She's so much fun!


Garlic Festival!

Garlic Ice Cream! YUUMMMMM....not really! Joanna ate all of hers, i didn't! oops!

The Garlic Man...that's some big garlic

SAN FRANSISCO!!!! SO fun!!!!


On our way down to the Beach! ahhhh!

Me, Jarom and Joanna riding the pretty horseys! My horse was a little sick i think though! haha


So pretty! it was a BEAUTIFUL day!

At the Oregon Coast...it was SO cold!


The Lance Family!