Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lessons I Have Learned Over the Past Week

1. Love is a battlefield. For reals. It is. Love isn't just something that happens. It is something you really have to work at. It's mostly a battle. Sing it Pat. On the flip side (yes, I did just use that phrase), not all is fair in love and war. I don't think.

2. You are insane to think that it's okay to skip out on your relationship with our Heavenly Father. It's so easy to distance yourself without even realizing it. I for one, think this world is hard enough to handle, so why would I  push away my biggest guide through it?

3. Diamonds may be some girls' best friends, but mine, well, they are my actual friends, my family and Maureen (the sweet woman in my Debtor/Creditor class who always gives me a boost of confidence each week). Oh, and raw cookie dough.

4. Live the life you love. Love the life you live.

5. You must make yourself happy. As the only controller of your happiness, you really need to figure out how to make yourself happy before you can make others happy.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Words of Wisdom, From the Smartest Man I Know

This is our family mantra (or at least it seems that way). Literally every problem I have ever faced or been confused over, one of my family members somehow ties this piece of advice into it. It doesn't always have to be love or relationships. Basically, this piece of advice will help you through almost anything. Thanks grandpa for making this quote second nature to all of us Watkins.We all love you for it.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Katie and Sam

They got hitched this weekend. My very best friend got hitched. I cannot tell you how much I love this girl and how happy I was to see her enter into this next part of her life. Even more, I am grateful for the fact that she included me in on it. I'm sure there have been people more loyal and loving to her, but for some reason, she wanted me to be there by her side on this special day. 
Katie and Sam have a love that is inspirational. Its the kind of love you can not only see, but one that you can feel. It is infectious. The Katie and Sam kind of love is the kind of love I crave... it is not only one of passion, but of true charity. Those two would do anything for each other. They would sacrifice everything most precious to them just for the other. That, my friends is true love. Katie's sweet words to Sam during their ring ceremony spoke so much to me. She told him that she didn't know why she was so lucky to have been able to meet him at such a young age, but that she was grateful for it. Katie, you were given that blessing because you are the most honest, sincere, loving and kind hearted human being I have had the pleasure of knowing. That is why the Lord knew that you would be able to love Sam, at such a young age, and make it through the trials that would come your way.
Katie and Sam., thank you for inspiring me. Thank you, Katie, for being the best friend and example a girl could have. I truly love you.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Here She Is...

Nope, not Miss America, but she could be. One Day.
I'm one proud "Almost Aunt."  She wasn't very happy that I was holding her up for the picture. I'm sure in time, she'll understand the whole "with beauty comes sacrifice" thing. 

Little Mia, I am so glad you are finally here. We are going to have so much fun together, you and I.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween (and October) Wrap Up

It is over. The best month of the entire year is once again over. Good-bye October. Good-bye Halloween. Welcome fall. Welcome the holiday rush. We sucessfully wrapped up both of our parties and there was lots of fun to be had. One delightful addition was this lovely gal:
Her mom (Christina) is (was) preggo, so Ben and I got to have her for the costume party (speaking of, aren't our costumes legit?). 
She is a Hello Kitty Bride (it's supposed to be a secret, I hope Olivia doesn't care that I just put it on the internet). Well, last night, I got to have Olivia for trick or treating because her mom went into labor! I woke up this morning to a text and a video of the newest baby Gwyn. She is precious! I cannot wait to go meet her today at lunch. Also, I can't wait to officially know her name (they were considering Mia. Regardless, I will probably call her Mia). 

Olivia and I hit the jack pot last night trick or treating. She got 75 pieces of candy in less than an hour and I got around 55. Sweet deal indeed. 

We fell asleep watching Casper and woke up to an addition in the family (I consider myself an honorary member of the Gwyn clan.... uh hem, Ben......). 
Although I am sad that this year's October is over, I'm excited for the holidays and what the new year will bring! How was your Halloween? Did you dress up?   
 Until next October!


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