As part of my goal to be a better blogger I have decided to give you all a Readers Digest version of the past few months. I suppose if I would have just been posting regularly there would have been less, "I had no idea you were even dating someone" comments, so I apologize. Here it goes:
Since I am mostly addressing the claim that I was keeping Aaron a secret, I will start by sharing how we first met. Now many of you will mock me for this, but this semester I enrolled in a, "Happiness in Dating: Prep for Eternal Marriage" institute class at SLCC. It was one of the only classes that worked with my schedule and since I loved the course I took at BYU-Idaho, I signed up. Shortly after registering I learned that the class only had two assignments. Each student was required to go on one date per week (or 12 dates) as well as be present for the final which was a group date where the professor set everyone up with students in his other classes. I thought this was hilarious and naturally told several people after hearing about it. One of which was Trina, one of Stephanie’s old high school friends. A few days later Steph got a message from Trina on Facebook that said she had been thinking about and wanted to help me out. She had a cousin. So we went to the zoo, watched Madagascar II, and enjoyed ourselves. During those first few weeks of the semester I went on a lot of dates and not just with Aaron. I was spoiled with dinners & lunches, a visit to an elk ranch, games, movies, ice skating, mini golf, dancing, go carts, you name it. I think at one point I went on five dates in one week. It was crazy, but despite all of the different people I met and all the entertaining activities I was treated to, spending time with Aaron always seemed to be the most fun. The more I learned about him, the more intrigued I became and by February we were dating exclusively.
and here is Aaron getting beat by a little girl...ok so maybe they decided to start the children's one-lap race as most of the olympic runners were still crossing the finish line, but I still think it's a funny picture.
Other items I have failed to update you on include: going on a tour of a choloclate factory, fishing in Flaming Gorge, visits from some of my best friends, having one of my photographs accepted into the school art show, getting my first 3.9 GPA, volunteering to teach a photography course for 4-H kids, being released from the Relief Society Presidency and called to be on SLCC's Institute Council as well as Linger Longer Chair in my ward, and working 5 jobs - delivering door hangers, server/host at a wedding reception center, photographer's assistant, workout buddy for a lady with mental handicaps, and guerrilla marketing director.