So, Josh and I have been talking a LOT lately about things we want to improve about ourselves and our current situation. Josh really wants to lose weight. We really need to stop spending so much money every month, and we both want to be doing a much better job with our scripture study and personal prayer, as well as temple attendance.
Summer is a perfect time for us to do these things. Josh is not taking any classes this summer, and even though I want to go both terms, I probably will only go for spring. Josh will hopefully pull in some good money this summer, even if just working two part-time jobs. He was going to quit his job at UVU, but now is having second thoughts about it. He’s going to keep it and look for another job. If anyone knows of something in Provo/Orem area that’s pays more than minimum wage, let both of us know. I am looking for some part-time work right now. I picked up some job applications from the University Mall the other day, but still haven’t filled them out. I guess I am just unsure if I really want to go back to retail (I worked at ShopKo for a year and half). My current job is good, but for spring term my schedule will prevent me from working more than 12-16 hours. I might just work what I can this term there, and not worry about a second job until the summer, since I want to do well in these classes. But, Josh and I really need to make money and get out of debt. We are not very wise with our money sometimes…
Josh has an idea: weight watchers. He will test it out for a month, and see if it works and if it is worth it. We still need to investigate it further. But, we both plan on being much more active, watching FAR less movies than we have been (it’s easily been 50 movies this semester). He wants to hit the gym, and I will try to join him often. I signed up for intramurals for the very first time with my ward: soccer and kickball. I don’t play either, but I love sports and soccer would be great just to run around that long. Unfortunately we only have one bike… Last summer we borrowed Josh’s roommate’s bike for our summer bike trips. Of course we both want to get tan too! Josh will win though…
I have been very bad about personal scripture study, and so has Josh. I began reading my scriptures while eating breakfast. It’s been great! Sometimes one of the best ways to incorporate habits is to do them while your doing something you always do. Josh and I want to hit up the temple twice a month as well. I will try to attend more enrichment activities also.
There’s also tons of other little things that are on my summer to do list, but are not as important as the things previously mentioned. These include: camping, going to Saint George, hiking Timp, finishing my Thank You Letters, making Josh’s birthday awesome, having a great birthday myself, sewing my first quilt, learning how to cook, reading some good books, doing lots of art, taking photos, getting a tan, take Josh rock climbing, write to my friends who are on missions (I suck at letter-writing), having fun, and writing in my journal much more often. (I starting slacking big time last summer and its continued until now. I guess that’s what happens when you get engaged and married. Life gets super busy.) I basically love summer. I think that could be one of the reasons I want to be a teacher–summer vacation! I am so glad Josh is going to be a teacher.
You will all have to wait and see what awesome things the Fagans end up doing this summer!
But, FIRST, here’s a recap of LAST Summer:
We moved to Campus Plaza. I told Josh that I loved him. This made him very happy.
He later bought me flowers for no reason one day.
We went to the temple every week in the summer.
We went to Beaver, UT with our old Bishop, helping him with his cabin and did a little snow 4-wheeling even though it was May.
We went to Wisconsin. Josh met my family and got more than he bargained for. . .
My house was flooded. We rescued “food” storage from the basement.
We came back to Provo and dated some more, having too much fun.
We went on our first road trip together, and with his parents.
We stopped here and there along the way as we went from Batesville, IN to Chincoteague, VA.
In Virginia we went fishing, swimming, sun tanning, kite-flying, biking, and sailing.
We celebrated our birthdays. His is in June and mine the end of July.
On my birthday we got engaged outside the Provo Temple!
And to finish up the summer, we dated a little more. . .
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