the life of the party.

15 01 2011

Times have changed.
I went to a party/bboy battle tonight in Provo.
Things like this used to be our scene. The whole crew would roll out – we would dance, entertain and be the life of the party. We would show off and then search for girls to bring back to the house with us…

Well, it’s the first party I’ve been to in awhile. It seems like the last party I went to was before I was married.

And the scene?
Well, things are a little different now. As always it was fun catching up and hanging out with some of the guys. But the dancing is done because I love it. And my interest in meeting anyone new is minimal, very minimal.

I took a couple moments and thought about all of the parties I went to with the guys over the years.
All of the girls and and all of the good times.

Great memories – I will never forget them. They have played an important role in making me who I am right now.
But they are only memories.

I’m grateful for what I have right now.
I’m grateful to have someone I am sealed to forever.
It’s nice to know who I’m going home to at the end of the night.

I’m grateful for the memories and I’m grateful for what I have right now and excited for the things to come!

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Corinthians 13:11)

Ok, so I’m not sure how many childish things I’ve actually put away, but it’s the most common scriptures used to describe the process of growing up.

Maybe one of these days I’ll actually put away some childish things!

? What childish things did you put away when you “grew up”?


s’mores bar.

19 09 2010

We had our Utah wedding reception last night.
It was just beautiful!

My Aunt Valerie let us use her backyard (thanks so much!) and she helped pull everything together so that it looked incredible.

We decided to do a smore’s bar (well, Leah and Val came up with it – but I’ll include myself in that ‘we’). We had fire pits set up throughout the backyard and tikki torches lighting everything up.

We had ALL kinds of different things you could put on your s’mores! I’ve never seen so many different variations!

LOVED it. Just loved it.
I also loved the temperature. I didn’t break a sweat once.
At our reception in Arizona the sweat had made it’s way through all of my layers of clothing and through my suit coat. SO hot!

I love getting together with family and friends, it doesn’t matter what the occasion is! It was a nice little party that I’m glad we did.

I even got to see some families from Texas that I have not seen in years!

I love reunions.
Last night felt like a reunion.

I wonder if that is the same feeling you will have when you die and cross over to meet up with family and friends who have already passed away.

It makes me think of when Alma met back up with his friends (the sons of Mosiah) and they had this wonderful reunion.

“Alma did rejoice exceedingly to see his brethren; and what added more to his joy, they were still his brethren in the Lord…” (Alma 17:2)

? What do you like to put on your s’mores?

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