Waiting game

I don't really know how many people actually read my blog, 
but I am warning you. It's all mushy-gushy feeling stuff, so if you aren't into that,
I suggest you stop reading now:)

Welp, today was the day!
Hunter left to serve his two year mission!
It's been a CRAZY week.
Packing. Last date together. Farewell. Open house. Being set apart.
Looking back, it's all just a blur.
His mission call opening seems like it was just yesterday!
All week, I have been such a mess.
Every time I looked at that sweet boys face, I couldn't help but cry.
He is my very best friend! 
I was crying pretty much all day.
Yesterday, I sat on the couch in the back room, crying.
Carson, Hunter's little brother, put a blanket on me, and laid down next to me while I cried.
Definitely one of my FAVORITE moments with that sweet boy.
He is so darling and always makes me feel welcome! 
Well, yesterday right before he got set apart, 
we hugged and had our last kiss for the next 2 years.
He also gave me a blessing.
It was the first blessing he ever gave, and the first blessing I had ever received.
I felt SO much better afterwards.
I didn't even cry when he got set apart.
I felt so peaceful and calm; it was SO nice to not cry for the first time in over a week.
We did some last minute packing, lit off some floating lanterns, and it was time for me to go home! I didn't cry, once again.
Well, today rolled around. 
I stopped by Hunter's house around 6am to say my final goodbyes, and I was doing alright.
He walked me to my car and I shed a few tears.
I drove home, went to sleep, and woke up around 9am; wrote Hunter a Dear Elder letter.
I still didn't cry.
I did a ton of homework, which was nice, and met up with Megan for some lunch & a movie!
It was SO nice to see her, it's been too long since we last hung out.
We caught up, ate, got ice cream, and watched Warm Bodies {weirdest movie ever}.
Anyways, as I was getting in the car, it hit me.
Hunter left. He wasn't going to text me. I couldn't call him and tell him about the weird movie. I can't hug my best friend for two more years... I cried.
And cried. And cried some more.
Now I am blogging, and going to bed at 9:30pm. 
What an interesting day it has been.
Day one down... 729 days left to go.

Also, I really wanted to say thank you to all of the  wonderful people who have sent thoughts and prayers my way! I appreciate the texts, Facebook posts and messages. 

Thank you all SO much<3

If you want to be updated with all of the crazy fun adventures Elder Hoopes will be having, his blog website is... http://elderhoopes.blogspot.com/


P.S. This blog post is a mess. I apologize for the rambling.


Seis Dias

I can't BELIEVE how fast time is flying by.
We had almost 6 months, and now he leaves in 6 days!
I'm pretty much an emotional wreck, but it' all okay.
Since we have been so blessed with such a wonderful friendship, 
our relationship has always been and will continue to be a piece of cake!
He makes me laugh until I can't breathe. I can't stop smiling even when I'm crying.
I adore that sweet sweet boy & I am definitely going to miss him!
But I am SO excited for him to experience all that is Brazil!
I have been stalking the crap out of other missionaries' blogs from Brazil!
{Someone has to be prepared...}
 And I've learned a ton of information about Porto Alegre South, and it sounds like a wonderful place. :)

For those of you who don't know, 
Hunter is giving his farewell talk on Sunday at 1pm!

It is at the LDS Church building on 48th St. And Southern, just west of Brimhall Jr. High.
Feel free to come!
If you can't make it, there will be an open house as well:)
Text me or message me if you need directions to his house!
I'm not sure on the time, but I'll let you know when they decide.
Porto Alegre:)


Love Day!

I've always loved Valentine's Day.
Boyfriend or no boyfriend, I've always made sure the people around me feel loved.
Treats, gift bags, sweet cards; I live for it.
This year, I was actually kind of dreading Valentine's Day.
Hunter was supposed to leave to the 13th of February & I wouldn't see him for 2 years...
Thankfully, his mission date got pushed back two weeks so I got to spend that magical day with him!
I am so very grateful for that.
It was a perfect day with a perfect boy.
He came over and we made red velvet pancakes with delicious cream cheese frosting!

We took some cute couple pictures for us to have during the 2 years he is away!
{Man, is he cute! Definitely can't get over those darling green eyes!}

We ate dinner at White Chocolate Grill, and as always, I ordered something delicious that is ten times better than what Hunter ordered. This happens every time! Then he stares at my food and watches me eat it... Being the good girlfriend I am, I always give him some of my food, which actually helps me out because I never eat it all. It's little things like him stealing my food that I'm going to miss.

I got Hunter some new running shoes for him to take to Brazil! He got me beautiful red roses {my fav} and a gorgeous Fossil watch! And a Junky Trunk gift card! {He has such great taste, and knows me SO well...}

I have 12 days left with that darling boy, and I intend to make every single moment count.
If anyone can get through something like this, it's us.
I have all the faith in the world in us and the Lord.

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I hope you show your family and friends love not only on this day. but 365 days a year! <3


2 weeks

It's been a LONG time since I've blogged about anything.
Life has been... let's just say CRAZY since I've been back.
And yes, I moved back.
I'm in Mesa attenting ASU's Polytechnic campus.
{The cold just wasn't for me, not to mention the money...}
Anyways, I am enjoying being back and seeing old friends!
I love being able to spend time with Hunter, I am so grateful.
He leaves in TWO weeks. 14 days.
I'm kind of a mess.
He's my very best friend and my darling boyfriend.
 I will miss him so very much, but I know that everything will work out the way it is meant to.
He is excited to go, but nervous at the same time!
It's a huge change, but I know he'll be okay because he has the best heart; so full of love for everyone.
I'm just soaking up every last second I have with this cute boy:)

Went to Flagstaff at the end of January! We had a BLAST:)

This amazing boy teaches me so much!
He has such a good influence on me, I am more than grateful.
We went to the mall to get him running shoes for his Valentine's day gift! {He loves his Nike Frees by the way!}
I was going to get myself some shoes, although it wasn't absolutely necessary... I just wanted them.
He told me that maybe I should wait on them because he knows I have some expenses coming up!
I didn't buy them and I was kind of bummed.
We went to look for new running shoes for Hunter and I ended up buying my little sister a great pair of cleats that she has been wanting SO much! She was so excited and appreciative.
If I had bought shoes for myself, I know I would've been less likely to buy my sister's cleats as awful as that sounds.
I am so grateful that I have this amazing boy to help me with my weaknesses {shopping being one of them}.
It felt so much better to buy her shoes than it did to buy mine!

I love that boy's sweet soul<3

2 more weeks left until Hunter reports.
2 years until he is back in my arms.

Can't wait to hear all about the wonderful things Hunter will experience:)

"Distance means so little when someone means so much"