Friday, May 27, 2011

How we really met REVEALED

You may have heard that Phillip and I met at the pool. But truthfully, that's not the beginning. If you want to hear the inside story of how things really went down when we met, keep reading.

This much is true- Phillip and I met in January of 2010 in the Hart pool at BYU-Idaho where I was a kayaking instructor. But let's rewind to exactly 8 days earlier.... This cold Monday in January happened to be the opening social  for the Outdoor Activities Program. I had been involved for a couple of years and was now the kayaking coordinator. While everyone was going around introducing themselves and saying where they were from and bla bla bla I suddenly hear "Hi, I'm Phillip Montour. I'm the survival skills coordinator." I turned around in my seat and there he was. I was thinking He's a coordinator too? Why have I never seen him before? Dang, he's cute. After introductions we loaded our gear in some vans and went cross country skiing. I saw him a few times throughout the night, but didn't get very close. After all he totally could have been there with his girlfriend. Or married. Or worse. (Wait, nothing could have been worse.) So what's a girl to do? Lucky for me, since he was a coordinator, I had access to his name on the papers that were handed out. So I went home and looked him up on Facebook. And I'll admit it... I read his info, read his wall, and probably looked at every photo he was tagged in. I'm such a creepy creeper. And then I found THIS.

I thought... I'm a smokin hot fun outdoorsy girl. 

I was thinking this before we'd even MET. I already knew we were absolutely perfect for each other, and he didn't even know I existed (Ok maybe not. But hey, we did end up together.)

And that's why when he called me a few days later and left a voicemail saying, "I was told you're the kayaking coordinator, can you give me more info on your kayaking class?" my heart skipped a beat.

That's why when I saw he was on the list of students for my kayaking class I got a little nervous/excited.

And that's why when he saw me for the first time at the pool and I said, "Hi, I'm Lydia. What's your name?" I already knew the answer.

Friday, May 6, 2011

The long wait is over... THEY'RE HERE!

Last night I was lucky enough to go to the airport and welcome home my sister Alyssa, her husband Wes, and their kids from Ethiopia.
For the five of them, it's their first time in America. It was a long and frustrating process for them to become an official family, and then finally get here- which makes it all the sweeter that they are actually finally seriously all here together! It was fun to meet my niece and nephews for the first time. Even though it meant packing up and moving out of their house last minute, I still can't help but be SUPER happy for them all. A big welcome home to Wes, Alyssa, Mumbarek, Mesafinet, Damitu, Tofik, Gutama, and Everett! 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The day to eat at least half a cake

That's right. Today is my half birthday!!! At least I thought it was until I read this. I'm not entirely convinced though. But this is what the half birthday calculator said:

Enter a birthday:                     1989 November 4 

Quick! The half birthday is on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 -- thats TOMORROW!

The next birthday is 184 days from now.

November 4th, 1989 fell on a Saturday and was 21 years, 6 months (a total of 7,851 days) ago.
Which is better? Sharing my half birthday with "Star wars day" (May the fourth be with you!) or Cinco de Mayo? If it means I get fried Ice cream, i'll switch to the 5th! (Maybe.) Anyone else upset at the thought of their half birthday being changed? Or have you been thinking, "um, I never cared in the first place?"