Monday, October 8, 2012

Getting to Know Kristi G

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My name is: Kristi G

My favorite dinner is: Ham and Funeral Potatoes

My favorite dessert is: French Silk Pie

My favorite flower is: Stargazer Lily

My favorite hobby is: Painting

My favorite restaurant is: El Pinto in New Mexico

A game I like to play is: Uno

The music I listen to most is: John Mayer

My favorite thing to buy is: Shoes!

A book I highly recommend is: The Help

A movie I watch over and over is: She's The Man

A smell that makes me pause is: Chocolate Chip Cookies :)

The city I would most like to visit is: Boston

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Go to a baseball game

The best vacation I ever had was: Visiting St. George with my roommates and going swimming, playing games, and watching chick flicks in the best weather I've ever seen in Utah in March. It's become an annual trip because it was so fun!

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermione

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? I would learn to be en pointe in ballet!

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dusting

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Calling my mom and chatting

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I'm really good at keeping in touch with friends. I still talk to people I knew from middle school when I lived in Illinois that I haven't seen since I was 14!

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My home.

What is your dream vacation? Driving cross-country and watching as many baseball games in historic parks as possible and going to the Baseball Hall of Fame

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? I recorded with my high school band in a Disney recording studio on Disneyland's backlot.

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? My husband moved into my ward at Riviera Apartments when he got home from his mission. The first time we met was in the parking lot on the way to church one Sunday morning. He proposed a week shy of our one-year anniversary of dating. I was not expecting it, but thought we were celebrating my graduation from BYU. He brought me flowers and took me to dinner after finals were over. Then we watched Tangled, which was our first date. On our first date he tried to hold my hand, and at the same part in the movie, he asked for my hand in marriage. It was adorable, and I said yes. :)

The best thing about being married is: Having your best friend around all the time, forever.

What do you and your husband like to do together? We like to go to sports games and hang out with our families.

What would be your perfect day? Wake up and eat a massive breakfast burrito, spend the day with my husband and family, and end it all with a movie and some ice cream.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Pray together.

What story does your family always tell about you? When I was really little my dad had been in a bishopric for a few years. At Christmas, I wrote to Santa that I just wanted my dad to sit next to me at church. He showed it to the stake president and was released very soon after.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Getting to Know Megan S

 

Megan S

My name is: Megan S

My favorite dinner is: Gyro

My favorite dessert is: Pumpkin anything!

My favorite flower is: Shasta daisies

My favorite hobby is: Singing

My favorite restaurant is: Unknown

A game I like to play is: Uno

The music I listen to most is: Regina Spector, Train, or Sara Barellies

My favorite thing to buy is: Sheet Music

A book I highly recommend is: The Help-Kathryn Sockett

A movie I watch over and over is: Pride and Prujudice

A smell that makes me pause is:  Chlorine-like the swimming pool

The city I would most like to visit is: Sydney Australia

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Carve Watermelons or Dancing

The best vacation I ever had was: Southern California

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Cinderella

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the Violin

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Dusting

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Singing and cleaning, if my husband isn't home

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? My compassion

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? Water heaters

What is your dream vacation? Australia

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Represented Castle Valley in the Miss Utah Outstanding Teen Pageant

How did you meet your husband? We met on a temple trip

How did he propose? He invited me to a Grand Ball held in my honor. At the ball we had a nice dinner, then he took me to dance to our song, and sang it to me. After the song finished, he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

The best thing about being married is: Always having your best friend there

What do you and your husband like to do together? Dance, sing, have tickle fights, cook, just about anything

What would be your perfect day? I would get up early and go swimming for about 3000 yrds, when I got home Justin and I would have tickle fights, and carve watermelons, and make desserts and sing and dance, then when the day was ending, we'd watch the sun set then go star gazing!

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Don't hold back on anything

Getting to Know Natalie V

Natalie V

My name is: Natalie V

My favorite dinner is: Mexican or Italian Food

My favorite dessert is: Cazookie (half-cooked cookie) with ice cream

My favorite flower is: I love any type of flower

My favorite hobby is: Running, soccer, anything outdoors. I also like crafts.

My favorite restaurant is: Olive Garden

A game I like to play is: Uno or Apples to Apples

The music I listen to most is: I listen to anything

My favorite thing to buy is: Home d├ęcor or clothes

A book I highly recommend is: The Hunger Games series

A movie I watch over and over is: The Proposal

A smell that makes me pause is: Chocolate chip cookies in the oven

The city I would most like to visit is: Rome

My favorite thing to do on a date is: Hold hands, snuggle, and eat

The best vacation I ever had was: My honeymoon. We went on a cruise to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. We went snorkeling, kayaking, horse bike riding, and zip lining.

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Any Disney princess

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? How to draw or paint

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the toilet

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Sleeping, eating, or cleaning

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? I’m pretty easy going. I can get along with just about anybody.

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? My husband/family

What is your dream vacation? A trip to Europe with my husband

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Go to Spain

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? I first met Coleman at a ward FHE in September 2010. Shortly after, we were set up on a group date with my roommates and his roommates. To my surprise he asked me out a couple days later and we dated ever since.

Coleman proposed in February 2012 by putting together a fun, little scavenger hunt.  He typed out the story of our relationship ever since we started dating in the form of a fairy tale and placed them, along with pictures and other little gifts, at each clue. He had my friend take me out to a gymnastics meet and when I arrived home I found the first clue on my door. I found the next clue in my room, then the next in my brother's apartment, then the next in my car, and I finally wound up at Coleman's apartment where a clue was hidden in his piano. The last clue directed me to my own apartment and instructed me to take Coleman with me. When I opened the door I found tons of candles lighting the apartment and making a path to the kitchen table. At the table I found a snow globe he made (with me and him and a ring inside), flowers, and the last part of the fairy tale story. After I read the words "And then they lived happily ever after..." I turned around to find Coleman on his knee.

The best thing about being married is: Always being with your best friend.

What do you and your husband like to do together? Cook, play games, run, play soccer, watch movies, go on dates, pretty much everything

What would be your perfect day? Sleeping in, having a picnic in the mountains on a beautiful sunny day, relaxing and spending the day with Coleman, and watching the sunset on the beach

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? “Always speak loving to and about your spouse and be the first to say ‘I’m sorry’”

What story does your family always tell about you? Embarrassing stories when I was little

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Getting to Know Brittany C

 

Brittany C

My name is: Brittany C

My favorite dinner is: a cheeseburger with bbq sauce

My favorite dessert is: freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies... or even just the dough :)

My favorite flower is: roses

My favorite hobby is: reading and singing

My favorite restaurant is: Noodles and Company

A game I like to play is: a computer game called Civilization

The music I listen to most is: alternative, with some pop and jazz thrown in

My favorite thing to buy is: clothing!

A book I highly recommend is: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell... kind of a mix between Jane Austen and The Night Circus

A movie I watch over and over is: Pirates of the Caribbean...  just the first one

A smell that makes me pause is: laundry detergent! I don't know why but I love it.

The city I would most like to visit is: Buenos Aires... my husband served his mission in Argentina and we really want to go there someday

My favorite thing to do on a date is: go out to dinner and watch a movie at home

The best vacation I ever had was: going to Europe (France and Italy) for two weeks with my best friend growing up

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermione Granger... kind of a common answer I'm sure, but she's smart and capable and kicks butt!

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Play the piano. I want to learn SO badly!

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? The dishes! Ugh, I hate them so much! I wish we had a dishwasher!

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Read a book from the library or try to sew something... I'm just learning how :)

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic?  I have a good sense of humor and love to laugh and make others laugh

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? I don't know if my husband qualifies as a "thing" but I am very grateful for him and for all of my family, and how supportive they are.

What is your dream vacation? Going back to Europe... I would love to sightsee for several weeks. I love history so I'd hit up all the museums and historic sites!

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Graduating college! I love learning and have missed being a college student ever since I finished.

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? We met at Monticello Apartments south of campus in 2009 on the intramural soccer team. I was the pursuer for the first few interactions we had :) Then we went on several dates, had a 5 minute DTR, and got engaged 9 months later. He proposed at the park where we had our very first date (Rock Canyon up north of the Temple). It was freezing cold because it was January, but I was so excited I could barely walk back to the car on the thick sheet of ice that was covering the ground!

The best thing about being married is: always having your best friend around, and not having to leave the apartment at midnight anymore!

What do you and your husband like to do together? We like to play games, go on walks, and when we have a little spending cash we like to go out to dinner.

What would be your perfect day? French toast for breakfast, going out on a marathon date with my husband to somewhere fun, going out to dinner and then hanging out at home in the evening. I switch between wanting to go out and do things and being a homebody.

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? To never even consider divorce and to remain completely committed to my covenants. I think that is the most powerful advice I've been given. I also come from a family where there's been a lot of divorce so having an eternal marriage is very important to me.

What story does your family always tell about you? One time at the San Diego Zoo, my sister, mom and dad and I were looking at the rhino exhibit, when all of a sudden the rhino turned around and lifted its tail to spray us! I bolted out of there and left my poor 3-year-old sister standing in front of the cage, and apparently my parents did the same thing so no one grabbed Courtney. Thankfully, the rhino decided not to spray her :) we laugh about that a lot and Courtney is always saying "thanks a lot" to me for ditching her to get sprayed by a rhino!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Getting to Know Yessenia O

 

Yessenia O

My name is:  Yessenia O

My favorite dinner is: I love to cook, so anything really

My favorite dessert is: flan or frozen yogurt 

My favorite flower is: cherry blossoms and Stargazer lily

My favorite hobby is: drawing, painting, and anything art related

My favorite restaurant is: Shoga Japanese sushi bar

A game I like to play is: fruits basket

The music I listen to most is: depends on my mood but I like to listen to all kinds of music

My favorite thing to buy is: art supplies and home decor stuff

A book I highly recommend is: The Host

A movie I watch over and over is: all Pixar movies

A smell that makes me pause is: anything baking in the oven

The city I would most like to visit is: all of Italy

My favorite thing to do on a date is: have a picnic

The best vacation I ever had was: my honeymoon to San Diego

If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Tohru Honda

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? learn to play the Violin

What chore do you absolutely hate doing? dishes

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Pinterest, reading, or drawing.

What do you think is your very best feature or characteristic? Well... I've been told my eyes and lips.

What is the "thing" you are most grateful for? The gospel and my family

What is your dream vacation? going to Guanajuato, Mexico with my husband so I can learn more about his roots 

What's the coolest thing you've ever done? Winning the Best In Show ribbon at my college graduation for presenting the best portfolio and display 

How did you meet your husband? How did he propose? We met in our family ward in Las Vegas.  We were friends but got closer when he left to study at BYU for a semester.  He started visiting me once a week on the weekends and we decided to start a relationship.  Our first kiss was at the Las Vegas Temple one night when we went on a date and sat outside in the temple's garden.

The best thing about being married is: Having a best friend and being able to trust him completely.

What do you and your husband like to do together? Sleep, eat, go for walks, and talk.  

What would be your perfect day? Spending my entire day with my family and going out to eat at different restaurants.   

What was the best advice you got/would give on marriage? Having patience is so important.  Also, being clear about what you want and letting your husband know, they don't really get hints. 

What story does your family always tell about you? Probably that I can have a nasty temper.  It really takes a lot to make me angry, I guess that is why most people have a hard time believing that.  I think the only people who have seen me really upset/frustrated is my family.