Sunday, February 21, 2010

I've Decided...

Blogging is quite therapeutic. And addicting!

I have actually been experiencing withdrawals. Life is fantastic but sometimes tends to move at lightning speed! It is so worth it to take the time to write it down, however, because remembering these things down the road will be priceless.

I just read the last couple of entries to Adrian and he loves it. He is so cute. We went to the single's ward in Sandy together today and it was so nice to sit next to him during the sacrament. Since I wasn't teaching Relief Society today, we decided to visit his family.

Wedding plans are developing quite nicely. Adrian's ring came in and it is gorgeous, if I do say so myself. Can't wait to have it on his finger! I still need to get it engraved with a special little surprise. The inside of my ring is special too. There are two stones- a diamond, and a ruby, to signify our births! :)

The colors are officially: lavender, cream, and rose pink as an accent color. The dress is PURCHASED! It is cream colored as is my veil, which has bleached peacock feathers on the broach! I am having a matching bolero jacket made to fit the vintage theme that is beginning to emerge. My dream is to have a bouquet of wild flowers and for my cake to have a similar "feel" about it. Adrian might even wear a high colored button-up under his tux.

I have found a wonderful engagement photographer who also designs and prints wedding annoucements. Check her out here:

Also, for those of you who are unaware of our wedding website, please view it! And don't forget to sign the guestbook:

Last Sunday was my first to teach Relief Society. It was an intimidating experience, because we have plenty of wonderful returned missionaries, but I am so grateful for the opportunity to stretch myself in this way. My bishop came in to listen and even shot me a thumbs up sign near the end. I learned a lot about what I will do differently next time, but I guess you can't even figure that out unless you try! Last Sunday was also Valentine's Day. I spent it with my sweetheart, of course. The night before, we went to the Cheesecake Factory with another couple and completely indulged! (I know, it was totally off my diet!)

This week I did a LOT of cardio with my roommate Salinda, as well as plenty of weight lifting, thanks to my fiance and my trainer. I am feeling sore, but very excited for the next few months! I also began teaching hip hop at Orem Junior High for their after school 4H program. I can't even begin to express how much fun this is for me! They are adorable, quick learners, and so eager to work hard! I love being able to continue enjoying my passion for dancing, even if it is just dipping my toe in the water.

Adrian and I had another "first" together last night. We went to a sporting event! Neither of us are huge fans of watching games, but we went with some friends and it ended up being a great night and a super fun atmosphere! Who knew the Utah Flash had so many die hard fans!?!?

Things get more real every day. I still look at my future husband and feel like I am dreaming sometimes. I can't BELIEVE how lucky I am. I am spending eternity with the finest there is. I am so grateful for him and the beginnings of our journey together.

Please contact me with your address if you would like an invitation. We are eager to share our special day with as many people as possible!

We love you all.


and Adrian...he sends his love from the couch ;)

Monday, February 8, 2010

One Day at a Time

Being engaged is supposed to be a memorable and exciting part of the relationship. Adrian and I are working on remembering that! Life gets so crazy sometimes that it can be easy to lose sight of the important things, like making time for a date night, or even a meal actually SITTING DOWN together. :)

We enjoyed our Super Bowl Sunday because it was just nice to go to church together and get a refreshed perspective for the week. I love that the Gospel puts everything back in place for me! It is so refreshing.

We made a deal with each other that we would only contribute optimism to our relationship. It sounds silly and simple, but it has worked great! When I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on my way to campus this morning, I just texted him a smiley face.

We are DECIDING to make this a good week, despite my three exams, my continued job hunt, Adrian's busy work schedule, and getting the rest of my things moved to Old Mill.

I need to relish in the now and remember that it really doesn't ever get much easier than this! And it is all worth it having someone so wonderful to share it all with. He is my best friend in the whole world.

Wedding planning updates:

We may have found a venue. A friend of ours who used to train with Adrian has a beautiful backyard garden that has been offered to us for the daytime reception. I think I will go with it! It is exactly what I was wanting. She also makes cakes! Way to kill two birds with one stone.

I think I may have fallen in love with a dress. It is not quite purchased, but I am definitely considering it! It is light cream, and just gorgeous.

Still messing around with colors, but I come back to lavender every time. I just love it.

We have a date for our engagement photos, but we may push it back because if we are not getting married until June, we are certainly not in any rush. And for that I am grateful!

Training updates:

I meet with Melanie today at 4 pm to go over my diet for the past week. We will see what changes. Sweet potatoes and chicken are getting old fast, but I definitely don't see an end in sight! I am still 12 weeks and 5 days out from competition. The running has been feeling great and in all honestly, this part of my life has contributed to increased energy levels to perform my other tasks like homework and getting up on time. :)

I hope everyone has a joyous week! We DECIDE this! I love how empowering that is.



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Brand New at This!

I am soooo excited to see how this develops over time, but for now, this will look basic and boring compared to the wonderful blogs I see from my friends.

However, I am ready to begin logging the events of our fabulous engagement and our day to day (or perhaps weekly) activities leading up to the wedding.

We have had a few recent curveballs thrown at us (surprise, surprise!!) and so we are considering pushing the wedding date back a few weeks in order to ease stress. Who knew wedding planning was so involved?!? I sure didn't.

The current temple date is May 22, but after spending many hours shopping for wedding gowns and coming to no definite conclusions, I realized I am in for a long journey with every little detail of the reception, etc. Like my mom likes to say, I have champagne taste. (Not to mention a Sprite budget!!!)

We are thinking of a mid to late June wedding at this point, and I am just waiting to hear how that fits in with everyone's busy lives.

This semester at BYU, although a blast, is proving to be quite involved. Adrian and I are busy in our endeavors to establish ourselves financially. While I am in school, Adrian is working, working, working!! He is an incredible provider and has an amazing work ethic. I have never seen anything like it. Even last week, when we were both sick with head colds, he was putting in 16 hour days at the gym. He is the best personal trainer and supplement counselor out there!

Anyway, so my current roommate got a job in Washington DC, and rather taking over the whole lease (I was subletting from her), I decided to move out too. I am relocating to Old Mill with a good friend of mine, and will be living there until the wedding. We feel good about the change, especially because my current place required a BYU Housing Waiver, and Old Mill is already BYU Approved.

My dogs will be staying in Sandy with Adrian and his family for the remainder of our engagement. That will be a difficult adjustment for me because I am attached to sleeping with them. And Kaj, especially, is attached to sleeping with me! We feel that this is the right situation, however, and my sweet new family is amazing for taking such good care of my "children".

While we are wrestling with establishing a new wedding date, etc., I am also on day one of a seven day show prep diet. My trainer wants to see how the same meal plan for a week works with my body. It is a huge change to go from packaged foods to clean eating, but I am already enjoying the natural energy boost! I will keep everyone updated on how the training is going. Today, I get my cast off so that is the big first step to recovery and building up my arms again.

I am so grateful to be going to this University, and as I sit here and type, I smile to myself because of the atmosphere I am so blessed to be surrounded by. I missed saying prayers at the beginning of class, and the general peace and calm I feel just being in the buildings.

I will post soon. Right now, there will be lots of updates!

Tash (Future, soon-to-be Mrs. Robertson)