Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I woke up on the couch this morning...
I have every recollection of waking up in my bed, grabbing a blanket off the foot of my bed, making sure I had my phone so I would be woken up on time for work, walking downstairs, clearing off the couch, finding a pillow near the tv, and checking my phone to see what time it was. (3:50) It also crossed my mind that Cameron was going to have to wake up in just under an hour. I remember being a little ticked that I HAD to sleep on the couch, and now for the life of me I can't remember why I HAD to be on the couch last night...
O well-at least the couch is comfortable.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I've got news... :)

There is a lovely ring on this finger from a gorgeous young man named Cameron Call. :)

For those of you who don't know the story.... :)

Cameron started bombarding me with questions on Monday. He asked me about the details of my schedule for the rest of the week. He asked me who worked with me when. He asked if I needed to take a break from work could I and when. etc. So when I got a text from him that said I should hurry home from class on Wednesday, I started to think something was up. When I got home, he was all dressed up and had a beautiful dinner ready for me in my kitchen. We ate and went to this dance performance on campus. Then he said goodnight and went home. I was a little confused. ha. :) Thursday morning at around 7 am, my roommate Heather tells me to wake up and that she has to give me something. She hands me an envelope and the pig from the feltboard story me and Cam made together at EFY. Inside is a 4 stanza poem from Cameron telling me to go up to the Y. He also said that I had until 7:30...right. When I got there I couldn't see anyone. I started to think he was going to make me hike it, but his sister drove up and had a gerber daisy and my next clue. This clue said I had to wait until 2pm for the next one! I had a solid 6 hour wait until I knew where I was going next. :( at 2, i met up with my roommate from over the summer, Ashley. (Her daisy fell out of the bag while she was biking to the country dancing place, and was run over by a car...she picked a rose off a nearby bush to get the same effect. lol) She gave me another poem from Cam that told me to wait until 6:30 to go see Lindsay at Gurus. (by the way if you haven't had their breakfasts....go tomorrow. not kidding. :) it's on Center.) When I walked into the restaurant, I told Lindsay I wasn't this patient of a person and that he was making me wait at least 4 hours in between clues. It was killing me! She laughed and just said, gear up babe. You'd better find some more patience somewhere. Awesome. Her clue told me I had to wait until 8:30 THE NEXT MORNING! I went home and paced around my apartment for an hour before I had to go to a volleyball game. :) hahaha. We won. :) I couldn't really think about anything else, so I watched CSI for a couple hours and just went to bed. Friday morning, I woke up and got all ready to go get my next clue, which said he'd come pick me up at 4:30 and that I needed to dress nice. :) yay. Work about killed me. I got off at 3:30 and raced home to look normal. :) at 4:30 my roommate called me downstairs. I thought, "no way. he's not coming to get me. what the heck?!" but she just blindfolded me and I heard Cam come through the front door. He led me to his car and we drove for about an hour. He had me get out of the car and take off my shoes. We walked (still blindfolded) across this field. He stopped me and turned me around. gave me a hug. and took off the blindfold. I was standing next to a picnic with candles, roses, music, chinese food, wine glasses, and the most handsome young man I have ever seen. :) He gave me my last poem/clue, recited it to me and got down on one knee. :) We celebrated with dinner, and the mormon tabernacle choir concert which featured a 30s and 40s love song medley. :) all jazzed out. it was classy. :) After walking around temple square for a bit, we stopped at a grocery store and bought and ate an entire carton of chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream right out of the container and set off to tell everybody. :) He's amazing. :) I am so blessed! The date is January 3rd in the Mesa Temple.

a little bit of catching up to do...

so...my brilliant sister figured out how to get all these pictures back from my "corrupted" memory card. Welcome to the most incredible birthday weekend I've ever experienced. (psyche up...this is going to be a long one :))

I surprised Cam for his birthday by coming down to phoenix to see him a day early. I sent him on a scavenger hunt that led him through some personally significant places. :) The last clue led him to his car and there it just said, "call me." At this point, I had changed my voicemail message to say... "Hey Cam! I can't come to the phone right now cause I'm on a plane....on my way to Phoenix...My flight comes in at 8:53. Hope you can come get me."

Personally, I think that's pretty clear as to what's happening. However, the scavenger hunt didn't really go as smoothly as I planned cause Cam's so dang trusting. :)

Me and his younger sister Amber have the same birthday, so when I called him to start off the scavenger hunt they were having a little family party for her. His whole family was in on what was happening, but when I called him to start the scavenger hunt he said, "Kristin-I can't do it right now. My parents are going to be upset." In my head it's more of a "O MY GOSH CAM OPEN THE ENVELOPE I'M ALMOST TO THE AIRPORT!" ha. So I convince him to open the first envelope and I find out later that his parents had to force him to do the scavenger hunt right then. He was going to wait until after the party...at which point I'd be waiting at the airport for....a long time. :) Also, when he got to the last clue-he didn't put it together that I was coming right then. I had told him so many times I was going to be there on Thursday that he just assumed I was confused or something. Nope-definitely not confused. worried maybe, but not confused. :) Either way, his family came through for me and I wasn't stranded at the airport. :) The previous post has pictures from the airport. :)

We got in the car to go to his house, but instead he drives to my friend Vanessa's. He tells me to wait outside, and Vanessa comes out to talk to me. I walk in and this is what I see. :)

Cameron had re-written the words to the song "fall for you" and arranged a new version of it on the piano. He played and sang it to me. As if that wasn't enough... he handed me a package. Inside-he had written out the words and the sheet music for it and put pictures of us/me all over it. :) when I opened it up, a parking pass for "Wicked" fell out. We were going to see Wicked Friday night in LA! The man blew me away. :) We finished the night with birthday cake and some time with his fam. :)

The next day, Cameron picked me up from Vanessa's to go to the lake with his dad and the older kids. It was so fun to be able to stay out there as long as we wanted without worrying about babies getting sunburned or hungry or tired. :) It was great to be around his dad. We had a good time talking, eating, and wakeboarding.

The next day we woke up at 4:30 to head to CA. :) The drive was hilarious. We stopped at a grocery store near the border to grab breakfast stuff. Bagels and strawberry cream cheese.

I don't think I've ever laughed so hard as when I saw Cam get all excited over the windmills about an hour outside of LA. He was so happy to see them all.

When we arrived in CA, we headed straight for the beach. Spent some time on the pier, went body boarding, ate ice cream, & played in the sand. It was great! (For those of you who don't know, my family has a hard time with the beach. My mother always wants to go, but whenever we go it's freezing or windy or that stretch of water has been closed due to toxic wastes...or any combination of the 3. I've never really thought fondly of the beach. :) I do now!)

Erik came down from Fresno to spend some time with Vanessa this weekend too. It was so fun to have good friends to hang out with. They make a cute couple huh? :)

After the beach we headed back to the hotel to get ready for Wicked. :) He took me to this beautiful italian restaurant beforehand where we had some amazing lasagna and ravioli. :) mmm.

The theatre was beautiful and the show seriously blew my mind. Glinda was hilarious and the music was absolutely amazing. (I feel like I'm using way too many superlatives...o well. It was intense)

After the show we went back down to the Santa Monica pier and rode the ferris wheel. It was beautiful-right over the ocean. Cam was stressed out of his mind because the ride was about to close. ha. We made it. :)

We walked down the beach for a while afterward and had some fun at Beach House no. 18. :) He's quite the romantic. I love that I'm the only one that sees it most of the time though. :) It was a beautiful night and the best part was- that was only the first night of the vacation! :)

The next day we went to Denny's for the traditional pre-6FM2 breakfast and took off for the park. The day was long but so much fun. :) I love screaming my head off. Goliath freaks me out in such a major way...I think it's the lift hill. Once you clear the first level of clouds though, it's hard to see the ground... yeah. whatever. Cam decided he was going to hold my hand up in the air on the way down. Brilliant. It's a good thing he's so dang attractive, otherwise I'd be a bit miffed. :) jk

That night we went to stay at a mutual friend's house, Kathryn. She's quite possibly the most beautiful girl I know. It was so nice to have a nice bed to sleep in and a real church building to go to in the morning.

When we got back to Phoenix, Cam was really excited to see his family. His family is really affectionate. They kiss each other on the cheek all the time still. He kisses his mom on the lips before leaving for bed. I adore it. However, when we got back from CA, Cameron had forgotten how to kiss his mom...he walked right up to her and REALLY KISSED HER! :) hahahaha. She was a bit shocked to say the least and kind of pushed him away with a, "had a good weekend?"

We left early the next morning for Utah.

Honestly-I'm crazy about him. I'm definitely spoiled. It was incredible. :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


It's such a hassle to approve everyone to have access to this, so I'm not going to deal with it. :) happy reading.
(and the pictures will be here Friday!!!)


(needless to say I'm pleased. :) )
Stay tuned for an awesome update of the Birthday weekend. :) woot!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


I am being stubborn. I don't want to post anything out of order (call me OCD or something) but half the pictures from my birthday weekend were on a memory card that got corrupted. My genius of a sister Jessica is working on recovering all of them. I'd love to tell you ALL about it. Cause it was AMAZING! but I can't. It's just not as good without the pictures. So I'll just keep waiting...and being stubborn.