Some of you may know that my family and I are "slightly" obsessed with pageants. Well we gathered together this past Saturday once again to see who our new Miss America would be... There had been talk that Miss Utah was a favorite which was even more incentive to watch. Well needless to say Utah didn't win, she only made it to the Top 16 but was voted in by the public which I think is a huge honor. There had also been talk about a "new" look for Miss America, as opposed to the big hair and lots of make-up that had become so common. If you take a look at the picture to the right, I feel that both Miss Wisconsin (in the red) and Miss California(in the gold) had much more updated looks and wore dresses that I think I would wear (if they had sleeves of course!)
This is Miss Wisconsin's candidate profile from the Miss America website... I think she looks so naturally beautiful which is something that a lot of American women either don't have or don't appreciate. For me Miss America should be someone who can throw on a hat and wear no make-up and be just as beautiful cuz her beauty comes from the inside! Not to mention Miss Wisconsin is the ONLY contestant who didn't either sing or dance for her talent. She played the electric violin and it was amazing. Miss California sang but it was a very hard opera piece that was super impressive!!
Monday, January 28, 2008
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Thursday, January 17, 2008
Just wanted to share....
So Sunday was one month since Adam and I had been on our first date.. He called me earlier that day to tell me he had a surprise for me for later that night. When I got to his apartment there were candles everywhere and soft music playing ( as opposed to the punk rock/alternative we normally listen to.) So we sit down and chat for a while about all sorts of things, which is so nice cuz so many other guys want to just jump right into the nitty-gritty!! So then Adam tells me how much he has enjoyed spending time with me that last few weeks and how great he thinks I am, you know all that sweet romantic stuff... which I totally love. He proceeds to tell me how the night is mine to be spoiled and he gives me a massage that was the best massage EVER!!
My Feelings about all of this?!? Loved it, absolutely!!! But I have to keep things in perspective and as awesome as Adam is and as much as a breath of fresh air that Adam is I have to remember that if I am going to love someone it is going to be forever and not just until death do us part. I honestly could never get married outside of the temple like my mom did with the hope that someday I will be able to be sealed to my husband.. So what do I do?? Do I continue dating Adam cuz he makes me happy and risk falling in love with him or do I end things for no reason because it can't go anywhere??? HELP! I feel like I should know what to do. I have given a million young women's lessons about dating non-members but it is completely different when you are with such a good person who treats you better than a lot of "members" that you have dated!!
Anyone with advice feel free to share, even if you are just some random person that happens to read this blog.. I could use any advice right now.
Posted by jess at 8:35 PM
Saturday, January 5, 2008
So things have been crazy for a while and I have seriously neglected by blog. Really nothing too exciting has happened to write about and I don't have any fun new pictures so this will just be a boring blog of writing!!
So something new for the new year... ADAM.. Let me tell you a little about Adam, I call him my "computer geek" cuz essentially that's what he is but there is so much more to him than that. Adam works at Staker Parson with me and has definitely been my knight in shining armor on more than one occasion when my computer or anything related has decided to quit working. We have chatted here and there about all sorts of things and I have known for a long time that Adam had a crush on me. The only drawback to Adam is that he is not a member of the church which made me really hesitant to even consent to go on one date with him. Well, I don't know what changed my mind, maybe I was just sick of being set up with all sorts of return missionaries and not having anything in common with them. So Adam and I went out for the first time on December 14. I initially thought it would be fun to just go out and maybe make-out with him expecting nothing more. Well... I had a great time with Adam, better than 90% of my dates lately, so we went out again and then he bought me a present for my birthday and thus our secret romance began. By secret romance I mean that only two other people at work even know that we date!! Adam is so amazing, he is sweet and funny and sensitive and cute and smells good and just fun... I know that I have to keep thing in perspective because religion is an issue that doesn't go away but I have needed something like this for a while and it has been refreshing.. I feel so peaceful when I am with him, something that Jordan never made me feel!!
So by mentioning Jordan I feel that I should share some funny information about how he got what he deserved.. So I had been pushed and pushed away and finally had had enough but when Jordan got out of school he all of a sudden wanted to spend all of this time with me which totally bugged me cuz he expected me to drop plans that I had made to hang out with him. I hardly ever made time for Jordan but there were a few occasions that I would go to lunch with him or something. Finally Jordan figured out that I am dating someone else and he was freaking out so he made me dinner which I told him would only end bad.. Last saturday DEC. 30 we had our final talk where he told me how much he loved me and wanted to be with me... Blahblahblah but in the end I told him I had moved on and wanted nothing to do with him.. He called several times that night but I was with Adam and when I told him that I was it only made him more mad and then he couldn't stop throwing up and I finally told him to call his mom. Well two days ago I ran into Jordan's sister-in-law who told me she wished I could go to Hawaii with the family instead of Jordan and that he was all upset after Natalia broke up with him... What?!? who the hell is Natalia? oh don't worry she has been Jordan's girlfriend for the last 2 and 1/2 months!!! HA HA HA no wonder he never had time for me..
Now I must admit that I was hurt by this information but I was happy as well because I had not let him back in my life and now he was really suffering.. There is so much more that I could share about this story but let me just say that I will not be talking to Jordan ever again... I don't even want to know that he exists!!! I can't fathom how someone could lie to someone they supposedly care about for months but I can say that I am much better off without him at all in my life and I am grateful to have someone like Adam in my life right now!!!
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