Monday, May 4, 2009

The End of a Few Hard Weeks

The last few weeks have been insane. Two weekends ago Dustin and I traveled to Salt Lake City, UT to watch a supercross race. It was really cool, and I had trouble figuring out where to look. There was action going on everywhere. I purchased the tickets for our anniversary since I know how much Dustin loves motorcycle racing. It was really nice experiencing that with him, and at times it seemed like I was more excited than him. I was screaming and cheering on some of my favorite riders. Before the races we got to walk through the pits for free. My friend Elida gave us two Monster Energy cans, and we got pit passes for free, or else it would have been ten dollars. We got a lot of autographs from racers we like, and it was cool to see them in person, and we got a chance to talk to them as well. The really cool thing was it was the final race for the west coast lites riders, so we found out the champion while we were there. There was a lot of good riding, and some interesting wrecks. I would have taken pictures, but one of our cameras is broken, and the other one is lost, so there are no pictures, but I have a lot of really good memories.

Last weekend I went to Billings, MT with some other women who are in the 1st ward. We went to Billings to attend Time Out For Women, and I would strongly recommend going to any woman I know. It was truly inspirational, and I learned a lot. I also made an important decision while I was there. I decided that Dustin and I needed to fill out the divorce papers. I have been praying a lot, and I finally received my answer on Friday night. Right after that Dustin called and we discussed it. It is a really hard thing to do and it hurts after being married over three years. Dustin and I have gone through a ton together, and in the end we couldn't be happy together anymore. We have decided to stay friends, and I am truly grateful that we can stay close even though we are going through this hard time. We are filling out the papers tonight, and we still have to discuss who will take what, but we have all summer to figure a lot of it out. I am staying in Montana until the end of August, and then I will be moving in with my parents in California. I will be attending BYU-Idaho next January, and until then I will be working very hard. It is hard to imagine myself as not being officially a Thurman, but I will always be a Thurman at heart. The Thurman's have become part of my family, and I am glad I have them in my life. I have nephews and nieces, and a lot of older siblings, which is something I have always wanted being the oldest in my family.

I know this is a really long post, but I want everyone to know what is going on, and there is a lot to tell. It has been a roller coaster ride of emotions, and events, but in the end everything will be okay.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Climb

This song means so much to me. I have gone through so many trials, and these lyrics for me go through the process of getting through trials. I wanted to share the music video and lyrics with everyone so you can listen and understand what I hear. Trials can be really hard to go through, but it is the process that makes us stronger. It's the climb.

I can almost see it
That dream I'm dreaming but
There's a voice inside my head sayin,
You'll never reach it,
Every step I'm taking,
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking but I
Got to keep trying
Got to keep my head held high

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

The struggles I'm facing,
The chances I'm taking
Sometimes might knock me down but
No I'm not breaking
I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I'm going to remember most yeah
Just got to keep going
And I,
I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on, cause

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes I'm gonna to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah)

There's always going to be another mountain
I'm always going to want to make it move
Always going to be an uphill battle,
Sometimes you going to have to lose,
Ain't about how fast I get there,
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb (yeah yeah ea ea)

Keep on moving
Keep climbing
Keep the faith baby
It's all about
It's all about
The climb
Keep the faith
Keep your faith

Whoa a oh oh

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Patriarchial Blessing

I received my patriarchial blessing on Sunday, and it quickly came today. It is the most amazing thing I have ever read. The Spirit is so strong in my blessing, and the amazing thing is I am the only one who has this blessing. There are others who receive their blessings, but mine is one of a kind. When I first listened to the words that were said there were certain things that stuck out, and today different things are sticking out. I am so blessed to have this guide in my life, and I need to stay strong in order for me to receive the blessings.

I am a convert. I was baptized when I was 17 years old, and I always wanted to get my patriarchial blessing. It wasn't until just recently that I felt that I was finally ready to have it. I have gone through many trials in the past, but they have only made me stronger, and going through these trials has brought me closer to my Father in Heaven. I am feeling so fantastic right now. It's almost a high having all of these opportunities for me, and it is truly special to me. Dustin went to the Patriarch's house with me, but he sat in the living room. I am glad he was willing to go since we have been separated for over two months. It meant a lot to me, and it made it that much more special.

Monday, February 9, 2009


February has always been a hard month for Dustin and I. There are too many holidays in February. There is Valentine's Day, my birthday, and our anniversary. I guess I wasn't thinking when I set our wedding date, we should have waited until June, but I couldn't wait to marry the man of my dreams. Dustin is such a giving, caring, and considerate person. I am the luckiest girl in the world to be married to him. Yes, we have our moments of bad times, but doesn't everyone. Marriage is about growing, and I am grateful that I have someone I can grow with who motivates me to be better. I am taking medication to help with my depression and OCD, and I wear Breath right strips at night to help me not snore. I have learned so much about myself by being married to Dustin, and I wouldn't change our marriage for the world. I can honestly say that I have never been happier than I am right now. I want everyone to know that including Dustin. I am excited for our three year anniversary coming up on the 18th. I can't believe we have already been married for three years, and I look forward to many more years to come.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Cheap Fuel

We have been waiting to gas up to see if the price of gas would go down anymore, and we also wanted to see how many fuel discounts we could get. The promotion ended at the end of the year, so we decided to gas up on the 29th, which is Donna's birthday. We hung out with Dennis and Donna, and we had some birthday treats (Dirt Pie, because Donna is older than dirt, just kidding). Then we went to gas up. We ended up with 7 fuel discounts, which means that we got 70 cents off per gallon of gas. This made the price 74 cents per gallon. We decided to gas up three of our vehicles. We took the Impala, the Hyndai, and the Contour with the help of Dennis. It ended up only costing us $24.00 to gas up all three vehicles. Usually it costs more than that to gas up just one vehicle. Thank you Dennis for helping us. We wouldn't have been able to do it without you. I don't think we will ever be able to pay 74 cents for gas again.