Saturday, July 31, 2010

under construction

sorry about the mess. if you've come to find the old boring blog a la beth, it's gone. i've decided to vamp it up a bit, but halfway through i've lost the motivation to continue. it's way past my bedtime, and after a long week of efy you'd think i'd crash. nope. i'm awake, reconstructing my blog of all things. in a weird way, my life is under construction too.
i sat in a morning meeting at efy this week and made a list of questions.
where am i going to live?
where am i going to work?
what ward am i going to attend?
who am i going to live with?
when will i get married?
will i meet my husband at church?
what's the Lord's plan for me?
when will i start my running schedule again?

the list went on. obviously i wasn't paying much attention to the morning meeting, but let myself get lost in the thoughts of my life under construction. i've said it before, and i'll say it again...i know it will all pan out the way it's supposed to. still....patience was never one of my top notch qualities.
but guess what. something happened today that reminded me that i need to calm down. reprioritize. recognize what's important. want to try harder. be better.
and now it's hit me. no, not some great realization of what to do next. sleep. tired eyes.

i'll make sure to keep you posted on the hunt for job and home and life. how about we both keep an eye out for the future mr. bethany. great, i think it's a fantastic idea as well.

somedays, i want to dedicate this song to certain people...

today is one of those days.

best wishes,

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


i love these people. a crew of efy counselors headed out to chili's after a long day of work. my little family came to join in on the fun. don't we look like a million bucks??
it's weird to be back in provo. weird in a good way, i think. in a weird way, salt lake city is home now. i know i don't have a real home there since i'm only a guest at grandmas at the moment. but home is where the heart is, and i think i'm ready for the movie move to the slc.

i wish i had an update for you on the job hunt. when i do, the blogging world will be the first to know. ok, let's be honest, i'll probably make a few calls first...but then you'll know. deal? deal.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


another family reunion success story.
stewart family.
and it really was a reunion.
i was reunited with family that i don't get to see very often.
it was great to see grandma.
it was great to see cousins.
it was great to see aunts and uncles.
it was great to sleep under the stars.
weather was great.
food was great.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

just around the riverbend

today is my day off, so i headed out on the river with my siblings. it was the perfect warm day. freezing river water. laughing our faces off on the best river ride in a long time. i didn't even fall out once, which is very different from my last trip down a river...which we will not discuss right now.
tomorrow the fam is all getting together at grandmas for a birthday extravaganza. can't wait. cousins. big yard with green grass galore. and homemade ice cream to boot. i love summer.

Friday, July 9, 2010

did you notice??

i changed the name of my blog.

it used to be that just happened.

i used to say that all. the. time.
like after everything i said.
that. just. happened.

that phrase is now a thing of the past. the new phrase.
real. life.
anything to do with real life.
is this real life?
this is real life.
are you being real right now?
is this real.

so, i've decided to change the name of my, not only do i blog about real life...the good, the bad and the ug, but if you are one of the luckies to see me on a regular basis, you get it in real life too.

so there you have it. i'm sure a majority of you didn't even notice the change. but for the one who did (thanks whit) i thought i'd explain.  :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

weekend getaway

i'm in McCall Idaho this weekend. way last minute, which makes it even more fun.this was our view this afternoon before we headed out on the lake.

this is my view right this second. you heard me. i took this picture on my phone and emailed it to myself just in time to post it on this little bloggy blog. gorgeous, right? it's a beautiful night. we just got back from the natural hot springs, took a show pow and now laura and i are hangin out on the balcony enjoying the view of the century. now, please excuse me. the ultimate gossip session awaits.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

wonder what i do all day??

my mom has told me before that i can't keep a straight face in a picture.
"just smile normal", she says.

obviously, mom hasn't been around to keep me in line in this aspect.
sorry about the goofy faces.
goofy times call for goofy faces.