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Love Story, Malise Love, True Stories

Malise Love Story Part 9: The Proposal

A week after I told Matt my “secret” about how I was pretty sure I wanted to marry him someday (read that part of the story here), he brought it up while we were saying goodnight on my porch. He said “remember that secret you told me last week? Yeah, me too.” Earlier that day, I’d had a heart-to-heart with my friend Heather where she said “I think you know you’re going to marry him, and I think the fact that you haven’t told your dad yet means  ...

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Bowling Ball Day, True Stories

Bowling Ball Day: The Ten Year Anniversary

Today is a pretty special day for me. If you’ve never heard of Bowling Ball Day, welcome. 🙂 It’s likely that that means we’re new friends. Here’s the short version: 10 years ago today, a bowling ball fell off the top of a flag pole on my head. And I’ve celebrated this day ever since. It was March of 2007, my second semester of college. I was visiting some friends in Tremonton for spring break. My friend, Christina had suggested that we go to a privately owned  ...

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Cricut, Design, Free

January Calendar – Free Print + Cricut/Silhouette Cut File

Do any of you associate months with colors? Just me? I recently realized that this is something I do. December is easy: red & green. November is a maroon and burnt orange kind of month, April is lime green and lemon yellow, and January is my favorite shade of blue and a soft white. (Which the sky matches quite nicely when it’s not just grey and blah.) I’ve always been a little iffy on the idea of January. Where I live, it’s especially cold in January and I really just  ...

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Love Story, Malise Love

Malise Love Story Part 8: The Murder Scene

                We continued to spend every day together, Matt came to a wedding reception with me and met some of my best friends as well as my family, and we spent many nights staying up way past my 9:30 bedtime and silently staring into each others eyes or just talking about how much we liked each other. My journal entries around this time are scattered with comments of “everything is so good” along with “sometimes I feel scared  ...

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