Monday, September 26, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is a song I used to {goofily} sing all the time {with my best friend/sister-in-law}. In fact, we sang it in front of Race the first time I met Race. Haha. Good time! Anyway, later it turned into a phrase I doodled all over my notes in school. When I doodled it all over things it would make me think of all the things I am looking forward to in the future. Things that are "over the rainbow". This phrase has come to mean so much to me and has come to encompass all of my dreams and wishes.
Here are some of the things that I am looking forward to "Somewhere Over the Rainbow":

Graduating college {oh so close!}
Having more time {okay I don't know if this one ever really happens...someday!}
cute babies!
Buying a house and making it our home.
Taking the time to teach our children the gospel.
Learning to SEW {totally working on this one now!}
Learning to cook healthy meals for my family {and ones that Race actually likes even though they're healthy}.
Buying a cute dog to be best friends with Race, me, and our children.
Going on vacations with Race and with our future children.
Making memories together {we are definitely already doing this}.
Being pregnant and wearing cute maternity clothes with a cute lil belly {Is this a weird one? Haha. Probably but since I haven't experienced it yet I can be excited for now}!
Going to a live temple session in Manti or Salt Lake City.

These are just some of the many wonderful things
I look forward to in our future. But for now I
will enjoy our simple, school filled lives.
Being married is a blast. There is so much
fun now and so much fun to look forward to.
What a wonderful time to be alive!

What do you all look forward to Somewhere Over the Rainbow? And what are you enjoying in your lives now?

Double Rainbow anyone?!


  1. Awe beautiful post! And a live session is cool, just not what I was expecting. I guess I was expecting a play more than just workers saying what they're supposed to say. but it was cool to go room to room, I don't know if you've done that before. the slc temple is BEAUTIFUL! holy cow! but yah. And I want all those things you said, but I guess my biggest one before all those can happen are to find the right guy and to go on my mission :)

  2. Graduating college is seriously the best. Also, if you ever decide to come do a live session in SLC, (which is super cool and totally fun; the SLC temple is gorgeous inside) my husband and I could show you the sights of the city. We live a block away from the temple.

  3. as much as i do not plan on being married now, i can not wait to one day be with my honey forever!! it's people like you that make me excited for that day to come.

  4. Those are all such fun things to look forward to! And the pregnancy one is totally not weird. I want to have a little bump :)

  5. Love this post!
    I can't wait to be with that special someone! And I think you know how I feel about having a baby ;)
    I can't wait for the day when I really just have to worry about my family and my home. That sounds lazy, maybe, but I love the idea of taking care of my family and keeping my home warm and clean and welcoming. And I love the idea of helping out in the community, and having a garden. Total mommy stuff :)

  6. GORGEOUS picture!!! Um I most definitely can't wait til I can have the excuse of a baby to be this fat hahahahaha ;) Plus maternity always has the cutest clothes!

  7. I love this. There are so many things to look forward to in our fabulous lives! :)

    I am glad that you have such a wonderful future ahead of you!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings, and Other Things.

  8. I love the live session in the SL temple. We live within in walking distance (although usually drive) of the temple so I really should have no reason why I don't go more! I forget other people don't have the convenience I do!

    Also, congrats on graduating soon?! how soon?! how exciting!

  9. emma!
    thanks so much for following hunn! made me warm and fuzzy inside ;)
    i appreciate all of your thoughtful comments! i count myself blessed to have gone on those mission trips. i have learned so much from them. :)
    yeah buddy!... my name is memory :) thank you!
    i enjoyed your thoughts. keep them coming girl! :)

  10. I love your posts! They're so cute & happy. When I'm feeling yucky they're sure to brighten my outlook. Thanks Emma!!

  11. First of all, live session in Salt Lake = Amazing!

    For the future I look forward to chasing laughing kid around our home! For now I love chasing my husband around our home! :)

  12. Good list! I definitely agree with you on pretty much all of those. Especially graduating from college! What's your major?

  13. such a great list!

    i love the bits about being preggers! so true!


  14. i love your insight on this. i feel so much the same way. thanks for this post. love it!

  15. ahaha...double rainbow.

    i look forward to being pregnant, too. having children? meh. jk, jk. i look forward to all of the above :)

    i'm not sure if learning to sew will ever be in the cards for me...too much frustration. haha.

    thanks for all of your sweet blogs and comments on my blogs. they are VERY much appreciated :)

  16. What a wonderful post! There are so many things I look forward to in the future, but I feel like I have so much going on in the present that sometimes I forget about it. I almost forget that there are so many great things waiting for me when the time is right.

    Thanks for the reminder. :]

  17. Live sessions are amazing. I liked Salt Lake, but I think Manti is better. The sealing rooms in the towers only have room for the sealer, the couple and the witnesses. They are so cool. I like the positive looking forward! I think sometimes I use that term to talk about the things I am nOT looking forward grading papers. :)