Tuesday, June 29, 2010

This love is difficult, but it's real.

We were both young when I first saw you.
I close my eyes, and the flashback starts,
I'm standing there,
On the balcony in summer air.

I see the lights, see the party, the ballgowns.
See you make your way through the crowd,
And say, "Hello",
Little did I know,

That you were Romeo,
You were throwing pebbles,
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet."
And I was crying on the staircase,
Begging you, "Please don't go".

And I said,
"Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting, all that's left to do is run.
You be the prince, and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say, 'yes'."

So I sneak out to the garden to see you,
We keep quiet, 'cause we're dead if he knew,
So close your eyes,
Escape this town for a little while.

'Cause you were Romeo,
I was a scarlet letter,
And my daddy said, "Stay away from Juliet."
But you were everything to me,
Begging you, "Please don't go".

And I said,
"Romeo, take me somewhere we can be alone.
I'll be waiting, all that's left to do is run.
You be the prince, and I'll be the princess,
It's a love story, baby, just say, 'yes'."

"Romeo, save me, they're trying to tell me how to feel.
This love is difficult, but it's real.
Don't be afraid, we'll make it of this mess,
It's a love story, baby, just say, 'yes'."

Well, I got tired of waiting,
Wondering if you were ever coming around.
My faith in you was fading,
When I met you on the outskirts of town.

And I said,
"Romeo, save me, I've been feeling so alone.
I keep waiting for you, but you never come.
Is this in my head,
I don't know what to think,"

You knelt to the ground,
And pulled out a ring and said,
"Marry me, Juliet, you'll never have to be alone.
I love you, and that's all I really know.
I talked to your dad, go pick out a white dress,
It's a love story, baby just say yes."

We were both young when I first saw you...

I can't help but love that song! I finally got an email this week, its been a little spread out because of all the changes that have been happening to Elder Tucker's mission, but im learning patience! I was told a good quote today it says "Patience is not passive resignation, nor is it failing to act because of our fears. Patience means active waiting and enduring... patience
is not simply enduring; it is enduring well!" -Dieter F. Uchtdorf Preston reminded me today that the Lord said " I never said it would be easy, but I said it would be worth it." Its amazing because I had told someone that quote yesterday, we are definatly on the same page

I will not doubt, I will not fear;
God’s love and strength are always near.
His promised gift helps me to find
An inner strength and peace of mind.
I give the Father willingly
My trust, my prayers, humility.
His Spirit guides; his love assures
That fear departs when faith endures.

I have been doing some fun stuff lately, today My mom and I went down to the Anderson's house and we had a Twilight marathon before the movie tomorrow. We watched both Twilight an New Moon. I made this really good Crunchy Ranch Chicken for dinner.I cant wait to go White Water Rafting on Saturday, Its going to be my 1sttime going. There is alot of random stuff going on this week but its nice. Ihave been going to the gym and lifting and swimming but my knees have been struggling with that.
Things have been going smooth this week and I am so excited to finally go up to Utah and visit my bf's parents, I love them so much. I also get to see Jess and Its been a few months and we give the best "best friend hugs" ever! My sister should be having a great bridal shower too! Its going to be thrilling to see everyone at President Thurston's Home Coming. Its going to be like a mission reunion! I love the TEXAS missionaries!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hectic Summer Days

Well this summer is just jammed pack! My younger sister Brooke is getting married August 21st down in the San Diego Temple. I never knew how hard it really was to plan a wedding. My parents have been working really hard at getting it all put together for my sister, so far its just stressful; but its working out fine. I am going through my physical therapy as best as I can and Im really recovering well. I am going 3 times a week and they said I have really good range of motion. I started lifting weights and that has been a little tough but im trying my best to work hard and get better. I have a gnarly lesson to teach on Sunday and so Im preparing for that, I just hope I dont choke up there haha! I have had fun recently chatting with a bunch of old mission buddies, Its been alot of fun getting to know each other on a more personal friendship level then on a missionary basis. It was always hard as a sister to gain a friendship with an elder so its nice now to just chill and have funny conversations. One of my old district leaders is coming down to Cali this week and we are going to the beach, so that will be fun.
I am now updating Preston's blog every week, its been alot of fun to do. I enjoy keeping busy and that is one thing that has helped time pass. He is working so hard and I am so very proud of him. I never knew that falling in love would be so easy yet so hard at the same time. Its all about sacrifice and devotion and its totally worth every second. I have recently witnessed my best friend Jessica fall in love for the first time and its been nice to share those connections with her, we both can relate to the feelings of love and it has grown a strength between us. I think she and Bobby will get married before Preston and I but thats going to be fun! I cant wait. I never realized how fast I really grew up until I look back on the things I have done in my life and how grateful I am for choosing the right things to lead me to where I am today. If anyone is interested in checking out and supporting Preston read his blog: www.elderpreston.blogspot.com
I cant wait for July to start, I have alot in store for me, we have our white water rafting trip and then I get to go up for Brooke's second Bridal Shower and stay with Preston's family for a few days and getting to know my future family that I absolutely love to death. I love Paula and Pw and my mom and I are going to have a blast hanging out with Paula and Hope at the lake house, I am just really excited for a good summer. I have still been competing with Preston to see who can finish the book of mormon twice through, highlighting the refrences to Christ the first time through and then the second time highlighting the gospel principles...guess who is losing...ME haha I am still in Alma the first time through and he is already gone through the whole thing once and Im sure he is passed me in Alma his second time through. Its ok though I enjoy taking my time and highlighting it. I am really learning alot about things I never noticed before. I love the scriptures!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Life at Home

Well its been about 2 and a half months since I have been home from Texas. I have recoverd well from surgery and I am starting my physical therapy. I just got called as the Gospel Doctrine Teacher in my singles ward and im chuggin along just fine. I am trying to keep busy and after the wedding get a job. Its been nice being with the family and enjoying my first summer in over a year. I forgot how nice it is to vedge and lay out by a pool. I am waiting for my amazing boyfriend to come home from his mission so we can get married. I am trying to preoccupy myself until then. Life has been good to me and I try to strive to be better daily! Thanks to my Heavenly father for the many blessings I have received!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Whitney had her Post-Op appointment last week and after her examination the doctor said that Whitney's knees are as good as new! She is to begin physical therapy for several weeks and should be fully recovered in a month or two.

Whit says that her knees feel good; no grinding, no pain, and the swelling is almost completely gone. Some soreness and swelling may temporarily return as she begins her PT, but that's to be expected. She is walking fully with no crutches, no limping, and no pain. She does however still experience some sore and tiredness by the end of the day.