May 30, 2012
shirt, jeans, & bag: thrifted, shoes: forever 21, headband: I made it.
I had a funny story about Rob, me, and a deer, but Rob doesn't want me to share. It's sure a funny story though...
May 29, 2012
General Conference was last month and I've been listening to the podcast of it while making dinner. President Urchtdorf gave a beautiful talk that I can't stop thinking about and pondering about. Here's the basics of the talk:
"This topic of judging others could actually be taught in a two-word sermon. When it comes to hating, gossiping, ignoring, ridiculing, holding grudges, or wanting to cause harm, please apply the following:
It’s that simple. We simply have to stop judging others and replace judgmental thoughts and feelings with a heart full of love for God and His children. God is our Father. We are His children. We are all brothers and sisters. I don’t know exactly how to articulate this point of not judging others with sufficient eloquence, passion, and persuasion to make it stick. I can quote scripture, I can try to expound doctrine, and I will even quote a bumper sticker I recently saw. It was attached to the back of a car whose driver appeared to be a little rough around the edges, but the words on the sticker taught an insightful lesson. It read, “Don’t judge me because I sin differently than you.”
I've just been thinking about how quickly and often I judge others without knowing them, or gossip about others (even if it's true, it's not right), or become overly jealous with other people's success. I don't want to do this anymore.
So, what do I do about this? I've made a resolution. Whenever I have a mean thought about someone else or the jealous green monster comes out or I just can't get over something and want to hold a grudge, I'll just stop. I'll replace that thought with a positive one.
I've put this into practice this last week and it's really been a blessing. I'm starting to see people in a new light. I've always seen a beauty in each individual, but that beauty has just increased. I know that each person has their own story, their own personal struggles, and that most people are just going through this life the best they can. I'm going to try to lighten the load by being a positive re-enforcement.
No one wants to be talked about, ridiculed, ignored, hated... we're all here striving for someone to love us.
So here's my resolution to love instead. Who's in?
ps; here's a really cute poster if you want the quote... it's even free! woop woop!
May 25, 2012
May 23, 2012
shirt, sweater, & shoes: thrifted, pants: charlotte russe, bow tie: hub's, purse: hub's bought it for me :) ross
I love bow ties. I just think they are the cutest little thing ever. So, I had the hubs tie this one around my neck. On a side note, I like to call these my married pants. I don't know why...
May 22, 2012
shirt: walmart, skirt & shoes: thrifted
Rob and I went to garage sales on Saturday. My grandma would be so proud. It was so much fun! We didn't get a very early start and we've discovered that the early bird definitely gets the worm when it comes to garage sales. Next time we're going to get up early and get our hunt on! Rob ended up finding a couple records and some sports cards. We also got To Kill a Mockingbird for 50 cents! Boo ya! It was such a fun day.
May 21, 2012
shirt, pants, bag: thrifted, shoes: target
Since I've been married, I've had a handful of weird experiences with the opposite sex. Funny thing, they ALL have complimented me on my clothing. Here are two of the stories:
I'm at work. I'm on the third floor of the Smith building changing some room numbers and names on the directory board. The boy walks by, touches my arm, and says: "I REALLY like your pants." ( I was wearing yellow ones) I say: "Hey thanks." He walks away. He walks down the stairs ( I know this because I can hear him on the phone) and I think that this encounter is over. But no. He walks back up the stairs!! Seriously? Here is what happens next.
boy: "I just really wanted to tell you I like your pants. I just wanted to meet you. I'm _____."
me: "Thanks. I'm Katherine."
boy: "What are you doing?"
me: "I work for the College of Business and Communication. We change the directory boards every semester."
boy: "Oh cool! Well, I just really wanted to meet you. Have a good day!"
I was trying to keep it as short as possible. Jeeeez, I cannot believe he walked back up the stairs to tell me once again he liked my pants.
I get out of class and I'm walking down the stairs. Random boy at the end of the stairs says...
boy: "I really like your dress."
boy: "What color would you call that? Turquoise?"
me: "Uhh, I think it's more of a mint."
boy: "Oh. Well it's a really good color on you."
me: "Well thanks."
boy: "You're welcome. Have a great day!"
me: "You too."
Ha, those two are my favorite. I've also had a 8 year tell me he likes my shoes. And another boy tell me he likes my dress. Maybe I'm just being cocky and thinking that they're hitting on me, but it sure does make for a good laugh.
May 14, 2012
skirt,shirt, belt: thrifted, heels: random store in Idaho Falls mall.
-We've been married a month and two weeks. Boom baby.
-Changing my major again.. third times a charm. Coming this fall: apparel and design! I'm so excited and I FINALLY feel like I have a major that fits my interest and passion.
-We live above a bakery! Smells like cinnamon rolls every mornin'. You gain 10 pounds just by smelling.
-Saw The Avengers. Obsessed.
-Pillow talk=my new favorite activity.
-Our best friends moved :(
-Life is craycray. Trying to find time for everything is really, really hard. But we'll make it work.
-Free furniture is the best.
Just random updates for you lovelies.
May 7, 2012
Well hello there friends!
Sorry it's been awhile. Sir Robert and I are still trying to move in, go to school, work, and still find time for each other. It's sure been an adjustment. I haven't forgotten about this little blog though. Don't worry :) We just don't even have internet! (Which is actually kind of nice). Anyway, I just wanted to stop by and say hi to you all. Here's a pic of my love and I on our big day. It was beautiful. I am one happy girl.