Friday, March 25, 2011

"And so we talked all night about the rest of our lives"

In exactly 28 days I'll be a college graduate. 

It's looking like we will be in Utah for at least one more year before grad school.  

Tikla's grumpy face
We are feeling kind of grown up.  In the same way I felt grown up when I moved out, got married, or fixed the kitchen sink, I'll get to look back and realize how little I really am right now. 

Still....

Our options are limitless!  We can be whoever we want to be.  Before I married Austin I remember asking myself,

"Is there anything I want to do on my own before I get married?" 

My assumption was that I wouldn't be as free once I was tied down to my new family unit.  I was wrong.  Somehow my options haven't became limited like I thought they might.  If anything, I have more opportunities at my fingertips than I did before I was married. 

Together we are unstoppable! 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Patient (pā'shənt) adj.

5. Capable of calmly awaiting an outcome or result. 

6.  A state of being that Tikla Fife needs to work on.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Sister Hinckley's Wisdom

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed,
and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels
from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt
from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from
helping to weed some-one's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks
and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."

— Marjorie Pay Hinckley