Wednesday, August 19, 2009

AUGUST 20, 2009

Well, it's here. He's really coming home...or so they tell me. Ha ha, it still doesn't seem real to me but I guess that's good. It keeps me from going crazy :O Anywho, I guess I'll update you tomorrow night, or Friday, whenever I get around to it. Thanks for all of you who have shown me so much love and given me so much support over the last twenty five months (and one day)...I couldn't have made it here without ALL of you!!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

I Dun Did It

My wonderful family, who helped me get here today!

Matt, Me, TJ, Luke and Chris...some of my best buds

Sgt. Hendricksen, one of our firearms instructors and one of the best police officers you'll ever find

Officer Johnson and Myself, she was part of my original academy group but moved up so she could work for BYU

Taking the Police Officer Code of Ethics Oath

Captain DeMille presenting me with my certificate!

Yay!!! I graduated!! The Police Academy is all finished, and to be honest it was a little bittersweet. You would think someone would be ecstatic about completing something that consumed at least thirty hours of your week, on top of your forty hour work week for the last ten months. It is a joyous moment, but I'm also going to miss spending all that time with the great friends that I made. At graduation, Captain DeMille played what he calls the stand up game. He reads something and if it is something you did, or applies to you then you stand up. The things he read off the list made me realize all the good times that we had and the fun memories that we made together. "Rugby", running stairs, doing push-ups for dropping batons, having five instructors breathing down your neck yelling mean things in your ear all while trying to assemble a gun and shoot six targets, scenarios, crashing on skateboards, beating people for simply mowing their lawn, etc. We really are like a family, we had good times, bad times, funny times, sad times, hard times and fun times and we all helped each other through them all. I hope that I get the opportunity to work with some of the fine men that I had the priveledge of attending the Academy with. I will never forget them and I wish them all the best of luck in all they do. Session 020; "let's kick ass, take names, dominate and own real estate!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

And I thought I loved you then...

Six years ago, today. That’s when who I thought was a goofy, nerdy, young man, stole my heart right out from under me before I even realized it was happening. Little did I know that when I agreed to date him, that would be the beginning of the happiest days of my life. I didn’t say the easiest, because believe me they’ve been anything except that, but I don’t regret a minute of them. I’ve learned a lot from him, and even though he’s five thousand miles away I continue to learn from him every day. He is the most amazing and sincere person I have ever met and I am lucky that I have been able to share the last six years with him. Two months from now will be the first time I will see/speak to him in over two years…I’m nervous. I don’t know what will happen from there. However, I do know that no matter what happens my life will be better because of him. I thank my Heavenly Father every day for sending him into my life. He truly is a ‘mortal angel’ as Elder Holland put it. I am excited to see what the future has to hold, and who knows…maybe 44 years from now I can write about this same thing. And if that be the case, I’m sure the title will be the same…”and I thought I loved you then.”

I love you Daniel Preston Wilding!!

To Anyone who knows Dan, I'm willing to bet this is just how you remember him. Guitar in hand and a smile on his face :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Am I Crazy?

A while back I was talking to a neighbor of mine and he informed me that with all the running I'd be doing in the academy, I'd get to the point where I'd actually start to enjoy it. Having loathed running all my life, I thought there was no way that would happen to me. Well, turns out he was right...I actually DO ENJOY RUNNING! When I am stressed, I go for a run. When I am bored, I go for a run. When I need to get out of my house, I go for a run. And when I go for a run, I have to convince myself for like twenty minutes that it's time to head for home, otherwise I'd be out all day and night. I don't know what it is but there is something about plugging in and just going that calms me down and makes me happy. I guess this isn't a bad thing, but I honestly never thought that I would ENJOY RUNNING! Now if only my ankles would agree :)

Pretty sure we are almost down to THREE MONTHS!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Tegan was a fun cat. She had the cutest personality even though her constant toe nipping could get on your nerves a bit. She always had to be in the middle of the action and loved to play with you. She would hide around the corner and attack you when you came around it. She loved to drink from the bathroom sink, she could hop like a bunny and, my all time favorite...she loved to chase deer across our yard!! She was a good cat and we'll all miss her but in the words of Ethan "Tegan's with Heavenly Father." Thanks for the memories, I love you Tegan!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Thank You!

I turned the tv on this last Sunday and the country music awards just happened to be on. I like country music so I thought I'd watch it for a bit and I'm glad I did. There was one part of the program that really touched me. Even if you hate country, please click this link to watch the video I cry everytime I watch it, and I've watched it a lot! It makes me even more proud to be an American and I want to say thanks to all the soldiers who fight for our country. I also just want to add this one thing...I know there are a lot of people who disagree with some decisions our country has made and that's okay. You're entitled to your own opinion just as much as I am to mine. But PLEASE give our soldiers the respect they deserve, they fight to protect our lives and liberties so you don't have to!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Change is good.

I decided it was time for a change, so I went to Nikki at Naturally Yours in Spanish Fork, and told her to chop it off. It's a little different having short hair and bangs for the first time in a while, but I absolutely love it!! Thanks again Nikki!!!

P.S. I couldn't find my camera, so all I have is a low quality cell phone pic...sorry.