Tuesday, December 25, 2007

So we are here in AZ. It's Christmas day number 2 and I am happy. We are here with the Nickle clan. It's always such and adventure being here. I love it. I love it because all the kids play together and they entertain themselves. Even Jackson already loves his cousins.
Let me please just rant a little bit about the whole experience in the airport. Okay I won't really. But I kind of will. We got up at 3 thirty in the morning. We went from Williamsport to Philly and did not get on 2 flights there. We finally got on one at like five or something. We didn't get into Phoenix till 11 or so. It was a good one. At least we are here now.
I like people that respond to blogs. Not just mine, anyone. Thanks to people who responded to my sex one. I like talking about it. I'm open and if anyone wants to chat, I'm available. Not in the sense that I'm available available, but I'm available to speak to you.
Well, it's time for me to go eat more Christmas cookies (that I made). It's crazy because there are 13 kids that are staying here right now, but right now there is none. I'm going to bask in the quietness.

Happy day to everyone. I love this day. 

Sunday, December 23, 2007

So if you are underage and are not comfortable with the topic of sex, don't read this blog. I wrote a deceiving subject line because that's what I do.
Okay here I go. It's ranting and raving time. Sometimes I get in these moods. It could be a long one.
Okay. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, L.D.S., etc.). My disclaimer is this: I know that the principles it teaches are true and good and I love them. However, I have a problem with the culture. Most of you know that already. The part of the culture I would like to talk about today is the stigma attached to the concept of sex.
When I was growing up a teenager in the church, I ALWAYS felt guilty about liking boys, dating and kissing. Much of this guilt came from my own self and my own thoughts BUT I cannot deny that what I learned in church contributed to that as well. We never talked about dating, and sex and kissing in ways that would have helped me to better understand what was indeed right and what was "wrong". This is especially true of sex. I can say that most churches probably do not give lessons in Sunday School on sex but I think that there needs to be somewhat of an education on it. So for 21 years of my life I thought "sex is bad, i'll go to hell if I even think about it." Then all of a sudden I am married and it is great and good and wonderful. As Ellen would say, "Whhuuuuuuuuuuttttt?"
I'm talking about this because there are a lot of girls out there that go to  churches that teach similar principles to mine, who are going to get married soon and have probaly thought the same thing as me.  In an instant when the words "I do", are spoken, they are allowed to do it like bunnies if they want. They are gonna get to their hotel and think "What now? Do we take off our clothes and do it?" Who is gonna tell them? No one told me. Good thing I had an open environment at home and good thing David and I at least talked about it before we were married so it wasn't that awkward. But still... many don't.
When I get the chance, believe me, I am going to have that lesson on sex and kissing and dating. Because it's all good... at the right time.
Now on to other fun stuff. David, Jackson and I celebrated Christmas today. Jackson was not at all interested. He sat in his bouncy chair and didn't pay attention much. David and I had a good one though. He got me a new coat that reminds me of one Blair wore on Gossip Girl. I love that show and I love my new coat. I'm popular.
Also, I'm flying on Christmas Eve. Please pray that we make all of our flights. Thanks.

I should go pack or something. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

So I always say that I am going to blog. I always write them in my head, but never on paper (or on computer). It's time. Just real quick though.
This last week was very eventful for me. First it was my birthday on the 10th. Thanks to some good friends, it was an amazing one. Jenny and Aaron threw me a theme party. Ariel was the theme (from the Little Mermaid). It made me very happy. I had a crown and my cake had a bracelet and rings on it. Fabuloso. We also played pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs. Good times right?
Then, I graduated!!!!!!!!!!!!! yeah I know!!! On the fourteenth of this month I graduated from Northern Arizona University with a bachelors degree. It only took 5 years (I took a year off). I'm pretty excited about that. wow. I can't believe it't over. It's so weird. I'm super happy. On to grad school (someday soon I hope). I bet you are jealous.
That's all. I just wanted to brag about those exciting events. There's so much more to talk about. Now that I have more time (yeah right), I am going to be reading some good books. I kept one of my very favoritest books from my SOC 320 class (Social Psychology) so I will have some good stuff to talk about.

Sorry for the boringness. I love everyone.