Friday, September 28, 2012


One person I am extremely grateful for, my husband.
End of post. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

5 months, new name

Tomorrow will mark 5 months that Matt and I have been married, crazy huh?
I can't believe it's been that long until I think about all we have done within that time. 
We have bought a new computer.
I started the Elementary Ed program
and I finally changed my name.
That's really what I was leading up to. 

Yesterday consisted of me, myself and I going from Pettit to Call
The steps:
District Office building
(1) marriage license copy
Social Security office
(2) Wait for 15 mins
(3) Realize I don't have passport
(4) Run home
(5) Make it back in time before number is called
(6) Officially change my name to Call to be recognized by the government
(7) Need to forms of mail to assure I live where I love
(8) Found said documents in the car 
---thank goodness for not cleaning it out like I was going to the day before
(9) Receive temporary license and insights on how to keep marriage strong
-Be a team
-See and believe the other to be your best friend
-Choose to love them, and love them no matter what
(10) Get to carry about this beauty for a few weeks...
Not a bad picture eh?

World. I am officially a Call.
Recognized by the country as a Call.
I can vote as a Call.
I can be called Mrs. Call for reals now.
I cannot be joked around with by Matt saying that our marriage was only "temporary" because I hadn't changed my name. 
World. I moved up in the alphabet and it is glorious.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

In class

That's where I am, unable to focus on what the older man with the lightning white hair and the bird marbled eyes is saying .
All the students slouch within their chairs, doodle on their pages, or are found renewing their newest Facebook statuses.
Planner is full to the brim with to-do's and far in the futures.
Changing my name.
Finishing lesson plans.
Not over thinking about the future.
Cleaning house.
Buying avenger. :)
         6 minutes left in class, haven't learned a thing.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Try something new for the next 30 days

I always love to read the articles on Yahoo news, whether it be about the IHeart radio music festival, the Emmy's, some girl who got paddled in school, the country on its way to elections, or finding out how to have a better marriage or a great new recipe to try. 
Today instead of doing homework I fell upon this video which is taken from a huge website of videos of random ideas to improve life. 
I watched this and decided I would like to take him up on that offer.
Starting October 1st I am going to workout everyday for a month.
November is going to be the Novel writing, (hey why not?)
Decemeber: haven't gotten there yet.

If you'd like to participate in a "try something new for 30 days" with me let me know what you're doing!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Is hard to be happy...

...When someone you love isn't. 
Tonight I found out that I was offered a role in the Hale Center Theater's production of
"A Christmas Carol"
I will be in the carols choir as a Soprano

I was excited and waiting for Matt's reply of what part he had been offered. 

I got my offer at 5:15.

6:15 rolls around
People are posting on facebook about their elation of getting into the show...
while my husband hasn't gotten anything.


He didn't get an offer to be in the show this time...the cards weren't right.
I have a hard time being happy for my part when he didn't get one.
Does that logic make sense to anyone else?
I would rather be the one that didn't get it..
I can deal with rejection
I can deal with being over-looked
I can deal with being the one that watches others have successes. 

I am super over-protective of my husband
I don't want him hurt
I don't want him to feel like he can't do it
I don't want him to feel like he is incapable
I believe that no matter what he wants to do he can accomplish it

How can I be happy when we both didn't get it.
We're a team and I feel by doing this show alone 
I'm missing my most valuable partner in apart of my life ...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My husband's a SuperSTAR

Tonight Matt and I auditioned for "A Christmas Carol" at the Hale Center Theater in Orem.
I have always been scared to audition for things, but I continually push myself to do them...
...even if it results in myself being terrified when I'm in front auditioning. 
Tonight I sang the same song as I always do, "How Could I Ever Know" from A Secret Garden
I'll be honest, this song was made for my voice.
Ever since high school I have used it for my audition piece and every time it helps me come through.
I can hit notes in this song like I can't in others that have the exact range.
This song and I have a connection that will not be broken.
Tonight while I standing in front of that panel,
I was nervous.
Not afraid. 
I stood on my own two feet and when I felt scared and felt my lip would fall off from the trembling...
I thought of Matt and if I were to ever die (knock on wood) I would sing this song to him in a dream...
to comfort him with my passing. 
I sang it like I knew it should be sung.
Everyone of the panels eyes were on me, especially when I hit my high notes :) 
At the end of the song one of the owners of the theater directed a comment to Matt saying,
"You've got yourself a good one Matt"

If you wanted to know, Matt did amazing as usual. 
He sang, "On the street where you live" from, My Fair Lady and he rocks it every time.
The Hale's love him, Mr. E loves him, as do the costumers and everyone who was there auditioning. 
My husband is a super star can be jealous. 

I have my fingers crossed that Matt and I get Fred and His wife cause how Matt put it,
"Then we could be a stage madly in love and so optimistic about life it wouldn't really be acting, it would just be us acting like we do with each other everyday. Completely and utterly in love."

Matthew Call, I wouldn't mind that one bit

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Things I learned from the movie 500 days of summer

-Life is not planned.
-There is no fate.
-There is no destiny.

-Life happens.

-Life it sucks.

-Life is good.
-Life is right.

-S--- happens.
-Days can break down.

-Days can be filled with love and light.

-Love is real.
-Love is a feeling.
-Love happens between two people.

-Sometimes love is not reciprocated.
-Sometimes our expectations are not reality.

-Love is true.
-Love is: patience, kindness, weakness, vulnerability, honesty, truth, desire.
-Love is what keeps a marriage going.

-Don't settle.
-Wait till you know with absolute certainty.
-Never doubt your decision afterwards.
-Your story is written by God, of course it feels like a fairytale and too good to be true.
-Your story is being written even now...

-People come into our lives for different reasons...
...and they go as swiftly as they came for others. 

-There is always something to learn from the relationships we have:
-Life goes on.
-Time continues to tick.
-Love will surface again, and life is all in the journey and the steps we take.


Saturday, September 8, 2012

Hey Guys! Greek Food?

On Thursday my friend Rauni, Mr. Call and I went up the Greek festival up in SLC.
It has become a tradition for the past three years now.
There is music, dancing and SO much good food. 
I sadly didn't take my camera and I left my phone in the car so google will help us for picture of the yummy food we were able to eat up there. 
One of which is the Gyro:
Seriously these are made from heaven! 
They have shaved lamb, tomatoes, onions and tzatziki sauce which is greek yogurt and cucumber.
We had chicken and pork kabobs, cinnamon beef stew, grape leaf rolls, and fried calamari. 
The dancing got progressively better as the night wore on, more jumps, flying men, and twirling women.
The cathedral is always a beauty and we stepped inside for a look around at the beautiful craftsmanship especially in their stain glassed windows.
Three years going! 
Hopefully will be a continual return in the future. 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Pictures speak a thousand words

Dear blogging world,
I can't remember the last time I posted a picture of my life...I don't think I even posted pictures from the happiest day of my life already 4 months ago. I have been, what you can call, a slacker. I have not being keeping up as diligently as I should be with writing about my life and in someways I have missed it. There is something releasing, calming, and exhilarating about typing all your feelings out, spell checking, and pressing publish sending it into the web world to be read by people I know and sometimes by complete strangers. 

Please accept this post as an entry back into fervent blogging, storytelling, and experiencing life through the eyes of this chick. 

Tonight Mr. Call and I had the opportunity to head down to Payson to visit the Payson Calls: Mike, Becky, Adam, Sam, Matthias, Lizzie and Madelyn. I. Love. This. Family. And there are days that I yearn to go down and visit and spend time with their exciting conversations, their wild imaginations, and their amazing fruit out of their amazing garden. Did I say how amazing Becky's garden is? Holy cow, it is one that could be deemed the brother of the Secret Garden. Such beauty. 

Anyway, down in Payson UT every year there is a carnival/fair that is held in honor of Payon's coveted vegetable, the onion. There are monster truck rides, parades, lawn mower racing, and a corn maze carved out with letters for UVU. We got to walk, I mean run through the maze with the older kids as Becky and Mike meandered through the maze on their own with baby Madelyn. 
I swear these kids found every nook and cranny of this maze in less than 30 minutes. 

Also you may not have known that I chopped my hair in celebration of my marriage, just kidding. I really had always wanted to chop it off but in the back of my head wanted long hair for my wedding day, so I stuck it out. It was beautiful just like I had planned and then I wanted it gone and now my husband has more hair on his head and face than I do...on my head. I don't grow hair on my face silly. 

Now you can really see how short my hair is, do you like? My friend Sarah says I resemble Meg Ryan especially from the movie, "You've Got Mail" I kinda of see it and then I don't. 

This is lizzy and she is one of my favorites, I hope to one day have a little girl like her.

This is Adam, he is a smart-smart-smart kid but has a complete passion for video games and stick fighting with his brothers. 

The others pictured are Adam and Matthias who are endearing in every way possible.

Mike and Becky reaching the end themselves. Success. 

Down in Payson they have the amazing privilege of getting an LDS temple built only a few blocks away from where the Payson Calls live. The ground breaking was about a year ago and hopefully in a year or two we will have the 15th completed temple in Utah. 

Monday nights are my favorite especially spent with family and those that I love. Thank you Payson Calls for letting us coming down and spend a night with you family, for feeding us, and for letting us get lost in a corn maze before it turned dark. 

Isn't it true pictures are worth a thousand words?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Things I do/don't need

  • I don't need to have washboard abs to feel good about myself
  • I don't need to be a class A chef to have my food taste really good
  • I don't need to have to understand this curriculum, design, and assessment book just yet..I'm just being overly productive
  • I don't need to have a clean house all the time
  • I don't need to always have the dishes in the washer before I go to bed
  • I don't need to clean out my car until it's spotless 
  • I don't need to care about what others think
  • I don't need to get offended at little things that are said as a joke
  • I don't need to do everything on my own
  • I don't need to be strong all the time
  • I don't need to do everything on my list by the end of the day, it can carry over 
  • I don't need to have the best voice in the world
  • I don't need to be the best student
  • I don't need to be liked by everyone
  • I don't need to be friends with everyone in my cohort
  • I don't need to be irritated that their are already cliques within my cohort
  • I don't need to be telling myself I won't be a good teacher
  • I don't need to be second guessing my decision to be a teacher
  • I don't need to compare myself to anyone else
  • I do need to believe in my capabilities 
  • I do need to believe that life is good
  • I do need to believe that I can keep up in my school work and do well this semester
  • I do need to believe that I will get better everyday 
  • I do need to believe that my friends and family love me
  • I do need to believe that I am a good cook
  • I do need to believe that I have a good voice
  • I do need to believe that I am beautiful inside and out
  • I do need to believe that I have a testimony of this gospel
  • I do need to believe that everyday is worth living 
  • I do need to believe that making mistakes are fine, but to learn from them 
  • I do need to believe that I will be a mom someday and be able to nurture and take care of my children
  • I do need to believe that I will be a good teacher
  • I do need to believe that people like me
  • I do need to believe that my dreams matter
  • I do need to believe that life is a test that I need to study for
  • I do need to believe that heavenly father will direct my path
  • I do need to believe that I can create a home that is filled with the spirit for Matt and I
  • I do need to believe that I am a daughter of God
  • I do need to believe that I have a purpose here
  • I do need to believe that God knows what he was doing when he told me to go into teaching
  • I do need to believe I am artistic, adventurous, worthy of friendship, good, righteous, kind, and attentive.
  • I do need to believe that I have the capabilities to not procrastinate my life
  • I do need to believe I can do (whatever that is at the moment) right now.

Ingrid Michaelson I have been on a kick of, her songs strike me every time somewhere deep in my heart, inside my head or within my tapping fingers. This is the song I've been obsessed with for an eternity it feels like and it has some ring to the post above.