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If I forget you...

5.30.2012


I just watched this movie and it really brought me back. I got the chills. Did I actually go to Jerusalem? Did that really happen? I feel like that was another lifetime ago. I miss it so badly. I often dream about being there. I want to be there, and to be immersed in my scriptures. And go to all of the sites and remember all of the little details that make those stories real.

That city is truly amazing. And the Center.  Oh, the Jerusalem Center.  I miss that place. It just kills me to know that I can never live there, stay there, be a student there again. I want to go wander around the Old City. I want to go explore. I want to go to the Western Wall and feel the peace that comes from devoted worship.  I want to go see the Dome of the Rock, and all of it's beautiful colors and ornate design. I want to play the bells at the YMCA. I want to go float in the Dead Sea.  Most of all though, I want to go to Galilee.  I want to ride a boat across the Sea and think about the raging waters being calmed. I want to ponder and remember the Savior's ministry.

My time in Jerusalem was so precious to me. I really studied, and learned, and grew. I think that's why I love that place so much. Not only because it is an amazing place, but because in my mind I associate it with learning and growth. There I knew and felt the potential that I had, and knew what I needed to do to achieve it.

I love when I hear a song or a phrase and it takes me back. I love when I'll smell something and close my eyes and feel like I am there. I'm glad I will always have my memories of that beautiful place.


Memorial Day

5.29.2012


We had a great long weekend.  Friday night, as I already mentioned, we went on a great date. Saturday we woke up early, went garage sale-ing, and later that night saw Salmon Fishing in the Yemen at the dollar theater.  I wasn't so sure about the movie before we saw it, but I actually really liked it and would highly recommend it.

Monday we went on a breakfast picnic at Big Springs Park, up Provo Canyon.  We had banana bread french toast.  It was SOO good.  And I was so pleased with the awesome weather, and we even got to fly our kite.

After the picnic, we decided to drive home via Park City and the Outlets!  We needed new running shoes (as mentioned here) and the Nike Outlet sale was calling our name [and so were Gap, and Old Navy].  We both came home with some good stuff, including new running shoes.

Last night we got to spend some time with Devin and Claire, who we have been missing very much, since they moved to Idaho.  It was so fun to catch up with them!  Hopefully we'll be able to see them a few more times before the Summer is over.

And now it's time for some links:

// Watch this.  Please.  It is so good.  I saw it on Kaitlyn's blog and I just had to share it.  I've watched it about 7 times today.

// Well, now that it's officially Summer, I think I need to buy this, so I can go to the pool.

//How common is your birthday? Mine isn't very common, but Jordan's is one of the most common.

//I really want one of these...

//...and I have been thinking about buying these.

//And someday maybe I can have a baby and buy him this.

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you all had a good Memorial Day weekend.

Date Night

5.27.2012

Jordan and I are always looking for cheap, fun date ideas. Friday night, after we bought a great CityDeal to Planet Play, we headed over there with Jared and Jessica, Josh and Alyse, and Matt and Lauren. We had so much fun. What's not to like about a pizza buffet, mini golf, laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and prizes? Let me tell you, it's a great combination.

My favorite game of the night was definitely the car racing. All of the girls raced and then all of the boys raced. Jordan won 100 tickets on "Deal or No Deal," and I won the jackpot of 250 tickets on Spin-N-Win! Thanks Planet Play for a great Friday night date night.

Captions - Lately

5.22.2012

Austan's Senior Pictures

5.21.2012
Alta High School Senior Class 2012

We went out to take some senior pictures for Austan tonight. He is a great kid, who will be headed to BYU in the Fall, the 4th of 4 Sorensen boys to go to BYU, pretty incredible if you ask me. Congratulations Austan! We're excited for this next stage in your life.

Breakfast

5.20.2012
"What have we always said is the most important thing?"
"Breakfast"
"Family"
"Oh, right. Family. I thought you meant of the things you eat."

Our car is officially old

5.19.2012

Captions - Tagged

5.15.2012
About a thousand years ago Torrie tagged me, and I figured it's about time I finally answer these questions. I'm supposed to answer the questions she wrote for me, post a photo of myself and 11 random things about me.  Here it goes!




1. What is your dream job? I would love to be a traveling photographer, like for National Geographic or something.  I would love to travel the world, see amazing sites and photograph them.

2. What is the most recent book you have read, and what did you think of it? The most recent book I read was Heaven is Here by Stephanie Nielson.  I love it. It was one I never wanted to set down and was sad when it was over.

3. What was the best concert you've ever been to? Earth, Wind, & Fire.  One of my all time favorite songs is September.  I think I was in 8th grade.

4. Did you have a list of qualities growing up that you wanted in a future spouse? Did the list change, or did your significant other have all the qualities listed already? I did.  Who didn't?  I think when I met Jordan, and saw that he had so many of the qualities I wanted in a husband, I just forgot all about my list and he became my list.  I don't really know how to explain it.

5. Greek yogurt: yes or no? I've actually never tried Greek yogurt, so I'm not sure.

6. Would you rather have the capacity to fly or read minds? I would definitely rather have the capacity to fly.  I don't want to read minds.  There's a reason why we can't already read minds, I think every person is supposed to have personal thoughts.

7. What reality t.v. show would you want to be a part of? If I knew anything about professional cooking, I would love to compete on Chopped.  Definitely one of my favorite shows on TV.

8. What is your go-to meal when you have to fix something up really quick? When we get home, and are tired, and starving, and don't feel like cooking, our go-to meals are either breakfast for dinner (pancakes, hash-browns, eggs, the works) or pasta with an easy cream sauce.

9. What is one of your life dreams that you see yourself accomplishing in the next year? Run a marathon

10. When have you been the most proud of yourself? This one was hard for me...But here is what I came up with.  In high school I was in the International Baccalaureate Program.  I worked so hard and I graduated with my IB diploma.  It was probably the hardest I had worked for the longest amount of time toward one goal.  In a few months it will probably be me graduating from college, but for now, I will stick with receiving my IB diploma.

11. What kind thing has someone done for you this week? I have to leave the house at 7 to make it to school on time.  Jordan doesn't have to be to work until about 8:30 or 9.  He could sleep in but instead he gets up with me and I love that.

11 random things about me:
1. I broke my elbow in 2nd grade.
2. I only had 3 wisdom teeth (now I have 0).
3. I am 5' 7".
4. I get a lot of hangnails, a lot.
5. I got married on August 20.
6. I love cheese.
7. I have 2 brothers, and 3 brother-in-laws, no sisters or sister-in-laws.
8. My birthday is in December.
9. I would rather be hot than cold.  I hate being cold.
10. I am super picky about my pillow.  It must be fluffy.
11.  I am a water snob.  I hated the water in Orem, so we had to go buy a Brita Pitcher.  If the water doesn't taste good, I wont drink it.

Me today:

Summer is in full swing

5.13.2012


Summer is in full swing; camping, fishing, and fun times with friends included. Jordan and I ventured out to Jordanelle on Friday night for one night of camping.  That has to be my favorite kind of camping, the kind where you can shower before you leave and then shower when you get home and barely get dirty in between.

Yummy tin foil dinners + dutch oven peach cobbler + waking up to see the sunrise + Jordan catching a fish + campfire + of course Dairy Keen on the way home = GREAT weekend.

Do you like camping?  I'm a fan, the only hard part for me is sleeping on the ground, I never get a good nights sleep while I'm camping, but other than that I love it.

Happy Mother's Day!

Oh the places you'll go...(17)

5.11.2012
I have some more feet pictures to share with you today!  This time I have pictures from China, Toronto, Hawaii, Nevada, as well as Utah.  Take a look!

The first two are from our friends, Jared and Jessica, and their Spring Break trip to Maui!


One of my good friends Allison, went to China last summer on a study abroad.  She send me these awesome feet pictures from her trip.

@ a garden in Yichang area

@ the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai [I LOVE this one, how cool is this view?!]

@ the Temple of Heaven in Bejing

This picture is from Jessica Marcum, taken on her cute chevron rug.  I love chevron.

@ her house in Provo, Utah

These next few pictures are from Kara, who is currently serving a mission in Toronto Canada.

...walking the streets of Toronto

@ church

...on the bus with her companion and an investigator.

This last one is a little bit older but still from Kara.

@ the Las Vegas LDS Temple

Every picture I get I mark on my map.


Ok lovely blog readers, here is where you come in.  I know I have readers from many places around the world.  Send me your feet pictures!  Snap one with your iphone right now or grab your camera next time you're out and email me your pictures!  Send them to sorensencorina@gmail.com.  And if you have a blog, let me know what it is and I'll link back to you.  I can't wait to see your pictures and to add some new dots to my map!
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