Friday, January 6, 2012


Hello Wonderful Friends! 
It has been a while I know but moving and settling takes some time. 

I will post new pictures soon but I wanted to fill in on how things were going over here in our new Moreland-Land. I Graduated from UNT in December with a Merchandising degree! Joshua and I really love the mountains so Joshua choose to transfer to the University of Utah to finish up his undergraduate program. We drove for two whole days but made it to Salt Lake City safely. It was the slowest drive of my life but we love it here! Our little basement apartment is so cute and cozy. There is a man cave and wooden paneling on the walls. Yup, that's right. I am working for Nordstrom and I really love it. I get to meet the nicest people all day and they really love that I am from Texas. (I love it too) 
Joshua and I found a new climbing gym and have been taking advantage of our awesome location in the city and have been running in the mornings around Liberty Park. We live by this super chic street called 9th & 9th. Something I really love?? All the local business here. I haven't seen a Chili's since we got here! Oh, Sweet Happiness! There are so many new things plus the added bonus of mountains in the background of it all. 

Some cool things that have happened so far? We hung out with a guy who grew up in Denton, Texas. I met a Kappa from SMU who lives here now also. I checked Blake, the owner of TOMS shoes, out at work. I met the wife of a former Dallas Maverick and now plays for the Jazz. Joshua got in-state tuition status. We share a house with a couple who both work for We saw the lights on Temple square. We did a 3-day juice detox but are both happy to be able to eat solids again. 
and Royal? LOVING IT!!! Running, eating, play dates with best bud Cocoa, new smells, but with his family. LOVING IT!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


3 weeks? 3 weeks of college left and I will have a degree! It truly amazes me how time has flown and not in the fast way where you don't know how you got here but in a way that I can't believe how much has happened in 3 1/2 years.

    In 3 1/2 years, I managed to get a degree, become a Kappa (COTY), meet my best friends, rediscover my relationship with my Savior, get married, get a dog, move 4 times, never fail a class, grow my hair out, become vegan, go through the temple and be sealed to Joshua for eternity, live in California, learn how to rock climb, and most importantly become someone I really love. (run on sentence much?)

   I always said if I was the same person that I was when I left high school then what a huge waste college would be. I am not at all but it is fun to look back and laugh and realize that you parents were mostly right and you were a whole lot silly about everything. It helps the future seem less scary because some how I got here and managed it all so I must keep enduring.

Moving to Utah in just a few weeks and I could not be more excited for a new chapter; a new opportunity to grow and learn and experience life!

Liz and me during recruitment, freshman year

My little, Rachel, and I at new member banquet, Sophomore year

At the Blue Bell factory, the first summer Joshua and I started dating

Thanksgiving Weekend in 2009, We got engaged! 

Married the man of my dreams

Summated my first mountain, Longs Peak

The cutest dog I ever did see, Royal Moreland

Climbed in Joshua Tree, CA

Lived in California, internship with Nordstrom

How far have you come? How much have you learned? Are you making your time here on Earth as meaningful and full of experience as possible?


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Little Things

We should all live with an "attitude of gratitude" but this is that typical time of year when we all look around and realize how much we thankful for.

Today...right now...I am thankful for... 

Best friend/climbing partner/eternal companion 
Camping trips
Thanksgiving food 
A home and a bed 
College Education
All things on sale
Royal dog
Mommy Blogs 
The Scriptures

Only to name a few. 


P.S: I highly suggest this little inspirational video. Watch and be inspired and allow yourself to get focused on a truly great attitude during this incredible season.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oh, How Temporary

I woke up with birds chirping and the sun shining. Yet, the other day was one of those days. One of those days I can say without hesitation was hard. It was a very hard day.

I didn't know why or where it was coming from but my very organized worries back in my file folders in my head decided to fall out and become big and scary. For me, I had a really hard time choosing to be happy.

It was the debt. The bills. The rent. The food. The school. The husband. The family. The move. The dog. The job. Oh that job! That dang necessity that does not let me stay home to cook or play with my little family. It makes me work and and break out and all of it for not enough money! All of these thing and all of the little things that come along with having such beautiful blessings.

It wasn't as if I felt like I couldn't do it anymore. It was a logical hard day. I knew that I could handle them all because I have been doing it but it just felt like too much for a short little while. It was completely valid. (It is important to let yourself know you are not crazy and that it is okay to feel overwhelmed sometimes. Remember this was a logical hard not a crazy hard.)

So I did what a women would do. I cried. I cried at the gym in the middle of my workout and on my whole walk back to my car. Then I called my mom. (duh)

The thing about this all though is sometimes we can forget. We can forget what we are here on Earth for. The whole ETERNAL purpose of this life. All of my worries are important (mostly) but the most important thing is experience and gaining a better knowledge. How lucky am I to feel such overwhelming worry about such things in life that I may better understand the atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ. Also, sometimes we need to sit and look and realize as we sort through a really hard day that it is totally and completely TEMPORARY.

This too will pass. If I wasn't worried about all of these things, I will certainly be worried again and about something new. THAT IS OKAY! Feel it. Give yourself time to understand it and work it out. LEARN from it.


ps: Make sure to have an attitude of gratitude. Thank you Mom and Dad.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Things I have been loving lately...

  1. Anything and everything Pumpkin
  2. owls, owl, and more owls
  3. When work plays Adele and not Selina Gomez
  4. All recipes on
  5. Pinterest
  6. Walking...because I have been seeing the funniest things lately
  7. Puppy and Hubby time (this is not new, but is being loved lately so I added it)
  8. Holiday season
  9. Skirts
  10. Wearing no make-up

What have you been loving lately?


Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Golden Rule

I have been planning and scheming for a few weeks now. Next weekend is my sorority Halloween date party and I wanted to ask the man of my little kingdom on Earth to in a cute way to go with me. (Let’s be real, he has to go so this was just for sweet fun and an excuse to make Sprinkles cupcakes!)

Something I learned from this is that the golden rule is true. We must treat others as we like to be treated. In other words, treat others with treats that you love also. =)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Luckiest Lady

Today has been so great! My husband amazes me and he really went above and beyond. He did the dishes before I woke up this morning. He took the dog out to potty so I could sleep a few more minutes. He fixed the toilet lever that has been broke for weeks. THEN I come home from school and he surprised me with one of my most favorite things in the world...A CUPCAKE!!!! I am feeling like a princess today!!!

Thank you so much hubby!!!