Sunday, April 3, 2011

Let me Introduce You....

Well... it's been a long time once again. I feel like i have a lot of explaining and introducing to do on this blog. My life for the past three months have been crazy busy...but probably the funnest three months of my life.

This weekend i have contemplated a lot about how blessed i am. I really enjoy conference weekend for many reasons, and one of them is how blessed i feel to have the gospel in my life, and be able to receive guidance from our inspired leaders. Watching conference has been so refreshing for me. I love that i am a member of the only true church! It means so much to me.

So now... i know you're all waiting. Let me introduce you to someone.....
Bradley James Curtis

he is a nut, but..
isn't he cute?
i love him.
we have been dating for about two months now, and it's been pretty fun two months. Here are some things that we have been up to...

MOAB!! Me and Brad both had a spring break a couple of weeks ago, and we wanted to get away somewhere. We were hoping for some warmth, but unfortunately we didn't get it. It was still way fun! 
We roughed it up camping in a tent, and it was a fun experience. If you ask brad, he won't say that. We went with Brad's friend Trevor, and his girlfriend. The wind was so ridiculous that night, so brad says he slept a total of 14 seconds. I slept like a baby, like always. :) We made tin foil dinners...went hiking, and just kicked it old school. 
you notice our sweet sweatbands? yeah, we're awesome.

I don't have very many pictures of this trip, but it really was fun! 

Listen to right before we headed home, we decided to hike up to this waterfall really quick. So we did, and obviously when we got to the top of the water fall, Bradley was looking off the cliff, dying to jump off. Remember it's like 40 degrees, and we were in our regular clothes, and we didn't know how deep the water really was. I told him he wasn't jumping, but he was just sitting on the edge, dangling his feet ready to jump. There was this other dad and little boy that were at the waterfall too, and Brad told the little boy if he jumped off, then he would jump off too. I just walked away because i knew that at this point whatever i said wouldn't make a difference. This little boy jumped from a lower ledge, and then there you have it....brad does a back flip off this waterfall. It freaked me out, but it was pretty funny. Thats Bradley for you. 

Me and Bradley got one of those 'pass of all passes' this year, aka 'funland passes'. We have been so excited about them. Yesterday we had our first adventure to Funland. We went with Chris and Heather (brad's brother and sister in law), and Heather and Kenny (brad's sister and boyfriend). It was super fun. We went lazer tagging twice, and did a little mini golf. 
 All of us...minus Heather cause she was taking the picture

This weekend has just been great! 

Reasons why i love Bradley
1. Unlike most guys, he has his priorities straight.
2. He works hard for what he wants.
3. He's smarter than crap.
4. He is very thoughtful, and always does things to let me know he is thinking about me, or that he cares about me.
4. He has a little boy side of him. I love this MOST of the time. (not all the time)
5. He is patient with me. :)
6. He loves his family...and his family loves him.
7. He's not afraid to tell me i'm being ridiculous.(aka dramatic, or a brat)
8. He helps me with my homework. :)
9. He makes everything FUN!
10. Most importantly, he is good, worthy priesthood holder that dedicates himself to everything. I know he has a testimony, because of the way he treats everyone around him.

Something else that has happened to me this past month, is that i found out i did not get into Dental Hygiene school this year. I am obviously a little bummed out, but i really know that this is the way it was supposed to work out right now. I am optimistic that the Lord has other purposes that he will use me for this year. I am just finding it a little difficult to know his will, and know how i can serve him best. I know everything will work out how it is supposed to, and in 10 years i will laugh that i was even worried about it. It's funny how the Lord works.

Life is good. I have nothing to complain about. 
until next time...see ya later. 

Friday, January 28, 2011

Family Pictures!

We just got our family pictures back! We took them on Christmas Eve while everyone was here. My sister in law, Jessica took them! she is fantastic. You can go to her official website at are just a few for your enjoyment. I really love my family. But you already knew that.
 mommy and daddy.
 steve. alli. cami. sophie. 
jon. lisa. caleb. jacob. and wilson.
 megan. russ. mckenzie. and brinley.
robbie and jessica.
 me. myself. and I.
 my siblings and i.

the whole thing. it's so weird how big we are now.

i love and miss my family. alot.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mother To Be

So this weekend i am nannying a family of four children. Wow. Now i know why mom's are addicted to Diet Coke. I am so tired! And it's only 11:17 p.m. During Christmas break, when all of my nieces and nephews were here i kept on thinking how excited i was to be a mom one day. Well, i'm here to tell you i can definitely wait a while.

One reason being....i have been driving this beauty:
Just so you know, i will never own a minivan. However, this is surprisingly a really nice car. I feel like a mom when i drive it. When i got in it, i felt like i needed to go get a diet coke to put in my cup holder. Today, when all 5 of us got in the car i started talking to kids when i was backing out and i couldn't figure out why none of them were responding to what i was saying. So i looked in my rearview mirror and found they had all immediately put their headsets in watching their own personal movies on the back of the chairs. I just started laughing. P.S. it's really overwhelming to look in the rearview mirror and see 2 rows of children. I won't do that. I will only have 1 row. Just for the record.

So today i gave the kids an after school snack, took Kira to swim team, took the boys to get haircuts, picked Kira back up, made them dinner, played battleship with the kids, rented a movie, and got them to bed. I'm such a mom.
Tomorrow i am taking Brianne to a birthday party, and Trevor has to be to karate at the same time as the Birthday party (sheesh), and then going to Trevors Jr. Jazz game, and then Kira has dance tomorrow night. Again, i'm such a mom.

It's kind of fun to do this every once in a while...but I'm glad i'll be done after tomorrow. Wish me luck!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


I'm alive! Seriously... i am! I have been getting tons of crap lately for not updating my blog. I am horrible. So to all of you....all 4 of you, who might read my blog...i am sorry. Life has just been crazy lately, but i feel like it is always crazy. I always think to myself, one more month and life will slow down...but it never does! I think i better get used to it. Am i right?

Anyways...tons has happened since the last time i blogged...and i am going to choose to not update you on everything that has been going on, because it's really overwhelming to me at the moment. You know, like when you haven't written in your journal for two years...and you finally write in it again, and you don't know where to begin to write? Yeah, thats how i feel.

So right now, i will tell you what is currently taking up 99% of my life. Flippin Dental Hygiene school applications. No one told me it would be this big of a head ache. Everyday i have to tell myself..."Lindsey, this will be worth it. And Heavenly Father knows what he's doing. You don't." It helps.
So...i am applying to
(They only accept 12 a year into the program. scary!!)

(I would rather poke my eye with a needle than live in Ogden, but beggars can't be choosers) 

(This is right by where my sister lives, in Texas. This school is secretly my first choice. Don't tell my mother)

(This school is in McKinney, Texas...just a little north of Dallas. This would be super close to my 2 brothers. This is also secretly my first choice. Again, don't tell my mother)

Oh...and i forgot to mention, i applied here.....
And i got accepted! Cool huh?
But guess what? I declined the acceptance.
Am i stupid for doing that? You can tell me i am. Lots of people already have.
I just didn't have a good feeling about it for various reasons. That was a hard decision for me to make, but i did it!...and i'm having faith for greater things to come.

Anyways...later i will post a little more. I'm off to yoga. 

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Heaven On Earth

There have been a couple things that have been on my mind lately...and one of them is how beautiful the world is! I have to admit, my morning is my favorite time of the day. I used to always complain about how early i have to wake up, but lately i have had some really meaningful moments in my mornings.There is nothing i love more than driving to school or work, and seeing the sun ready to come up over the mountain. The clouds and sky always look so beautiful. My morning drive is my perfect 'me' time. I can think about real things that i don't really have time to think about during the day when i'm studying, or sitting in class, or working. I think about the simple things in life that i am so grateful for. A couple of weeks ago, i had just gotten to work and it was about 7 am. There was a bunch of trash that needed to be taken out to the dumpsters, and so as i was walking outside...i looked up at the mountain and it seriously was breathtaking. The clouds were like red/pink/purple! It's morning like this that give me a 'I can do this! I can get through this day!' It's morning like this that i can't help but think of my heavenly father.
Last and my roomates went up to park city to do some shopping, and as we were going through provo canyon, i could not get over how beautiful it was! All of the fall leaves were changing colors and i was seriously soo happy! This is my favorite time of year! So tonight, me and Jordy took the Jeep...and we decided to drive the Alpine Loop. For me to say it was a major understatement! About half way through our drive, when i couldn't stop talking about how beautiful everything was, Jordy said to me "If you think this is pretty, imagine what the celestial kingdom is going to be like!" That got me thinking about heaven...and how we tend to forget little 'heaven on earth' experiences here. It got me thinking about a few things that are 'heaven on earth' for me....
-Heaven came down to earth for me tonight, as i saw how beautiful the mountains are. Heavenly father really created all of this for us! We are so lucky!
-Heaven comes down to earth for me when i am in the temple! I honestly cannot wait to go through one day. I know it will be a special day for me. Being the youngest in my family...i will be lucky to have my entire family in the temple with me when i go through. Picturing my entire family in the Celestial room together is heaven on earth!
-Heaven comes down to earth for me when i get to hang out with my entire family! Unfortunately, this doesn't happen very often with all my siblings living in Texas and Idaho. But there isn't anything i love more than playing with my nieces and nephews...and hanging out with my brothers and sisters & inlaws. They are all such great examples to me, and i often feel like i have it so easy...because i have such good examples to follow, and mentors to help me through everything.
We're gonna have to wait until Christmas to get a family picture of everyone together... but here are some random ones i found...
My oldest brother Steve and his family! I am so excited they are moving to Idaho now, so i can see them more often! I just love them. Steve is my most protective brother..and i always act like i don't like it, but i secretly love it.
My brother Jon, and his cute wife Lisa..and my Mommy! These people are the greatest examples to me! I wish i could be as good as them! This is at Jon's graduation from Baylor College of Denistry. He is now a Pediatric Dentist! My parents have always supported all of us siblings in everything. They wouldn't miss a night like this for the world. Jon and Lisa have the 3 cutest boys that you've ever seen!

Aren't these girls adorable? Well they belong to these two...
(these 3 photos courtesy of My sister and her husband! I miss them so much! Seriously, i could hang out with my sister for my entire life and not get sick of her. She is the coolest.
My brother Rob dog, and his wife Jessica! I love them! They are crazy. They just abandoned me this summer to live in Texas for Dental School too...and i'm still adjusting to Sunday dinner without them. Now it's just me, mom & dad. It's a HUGE party.
Last but not least, my daddy! I think this is a great picture of him. It says much about him. :) He really is the greatest daddy in the world!

I know this was long...but i just wanted to share. Life is good! I'll stop.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

practice what you preach?

I hate flossing! You may think this is funny, but no one understands how hard it is for me! My biggest problem is that i hate sticking my hands in my own mouth. When i do floss, i have to be at work, and i HAVE to have gloves on. Is that weird? I feel like a terrible person when i tell patients at work all day long, to make sure they are flossing well to prevent cavities. I'm such a hypocrite. Anyways, so during July me and my friend Andrea at work made a flossing chart...and we had a competition to see who flossed the most during the month.
I obviously lost! But i'm super proud of 9 days i did floss! I will get better...i promise!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I have a terrible obsession....
chocolate covered cinnamon bears.
It is a terrible obsession. Tonight, i got home at 10 and i could not stop thinking about how badly i wanted them. So finally i grabbed my wallet, and was at the Winco buying a pound and half of these suckers by 10:30. Someone help me. I hate to admit it, but they really solve ALL of my problems!