Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I miss the SUN!!

Here is our 10 day forecast! I am really craving some WARM UV rays but they are nowhere in sight. Mostly I am tired of running on a t.r.e.a.d.m.i.l.l. and want to go outside without getting wet. Good thing we are headed to Cancun in less than 2 months! (I know that is still pretty far away but something to look forward to, right?)

I don't have too much to report. Brandon is through with busy season. Hurray!! Now he comes home around 6 or 7pm. I am still working per diem at Overlake Hospital on the cardiac unit. Some weeks I work over full time and other weeks I barely work part time. It is nice to have the variety and I definitely like this job better than my old job in the radiology department.

This weekend one of my old roommates from BYU was in town so I got to go out to lunch with her and catch up. We live in her home ward so it is fun to know we will stay in touch whenever she comes back to visit. She and her husband are living in Texas and just bought a house. We are super jealous!!

Brandon also spoke in church on Sunday. He did an amazing job and didn't even write anything down (I could never do that because I would lose my train of thought too easily)! He talked about preparing for General Conference which is coming up in just 2 weeks--I can't wait.

One year ago on March 22 Brandon asked me to marry him. It is crazy to think about all that has happened in one year! I remember the first time he ever mentioned the "M" word. It was a Sunday evening in my apartment. We were sitting on my roommates love sac watching a CES fireside. Of course the fireside was about eternal marriage which I'm sure helped encourage him to start a converstaion we both had been avoiding for some time. Brandon had accepted his job with Ernst and Young and needed to make a decision about when to start---either in August or October. He had told me he needed to make a decision on his start date about a week earlier. He had mentioned it casually like he was telling me what he ate for lunch that day but obviously it was a big deal because it meant we had decide what was going to happen to us at the end of the summer. I knew he was thinking about it and I DEFINTELY was thinking about it but I was NOT going to be the first one to bring it up. So for over a week I skirted around the issue by changing the subject every time he mentioned his job with E&Y. I'm not exactly sure how the converstaion started that night but before I knew it we were talking about our options for when he needed to move up to Seattle. First he started talking about doing the long distance thing...I immediately vetoed that idea. We are both not good phone talkers and there was no way our relationship would last through that...so honestly what would be the point. Then he suggested I move up to Seattle and we could continue dating. Yeah right!!...my life was way too great in Utah (family, friends, job) to move and then have Brandon and I not work out. I guess he realized at that point if he was going to keep me around he would have to make a bigger committment. So then he pulled out the big guns and mentioned the "M" word. As they say...the rest is history. I'll have to post about when he actually proposed to me another time.

7 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm glad life is going well for you guys up there! (aside from the gloomy weather) I'm so excited for you to go to Cancun! You will have a blast! You should come down to Arizona and we could go running OUTSIDE together. It is beautiful weather here right now...but don't be too jealous because any day now it could turn into the scalding HELL that is an Arizona summer. But for now I'm happy with it :). Love ya lots and miss you tons!

Angel said...

Karen you are so cute! I miss you at work! I'm glad to hear things are going well there, besides the lack of sun. We finally got a glimps of it here in Provo this last weekend, but sadly this week is back to cloudy, cold days with snow! I'm with you... I'm SO ready to run in the warmth!!

Stacey said...

I wish you had been here last week...we had GREAT weather for Ben's Spring Break...but now we have the clouds and rain this week. But we really need the rain. Luckily you do have your trip to look forward to...HOW FUN!

Lisa said...

Karen you forgot to mention when I brought the "M" word up on the phone when he was listening to our conversation! How embarrassing for me!! Oh well, you ended up married anyway. The sun will come out! You'll love being there in the summer when it is spring all summer long and we are melting down here in Utah. Talk to you soon! Lisa

Rick and Janae said...

Amen, to the weather thing. It is sunny here, but it is very deceiving. You walk outside at it is in the 30s and the wind cuts right through you. Was I there when Lisa did that on the phone or did I do it too?

Brandon said...

So the time stamp on this post is 6:50 am. Even on the days that Karen doesn't work whe gets up with me to make sure I get out the door on time and she makes me a lunch. Thanks for being the best wife in the world Karen!

Justin & Tressa said...

Ah, I remember all that going down like it was just yesterday.