Tuesday, May 27, 2014

My Reluctance to Blog


My dearest apologies to my most prized possession (my missionary girlfriends).
I have abandoned you. Ignored my duties to you as an older sister and RM marrier.
I must admit being a new wife is really hard.
It comes with many responsibilities: cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, etc...
And I top of that I work part time and on top of that I am taking online classes.
LIFE IS HARD. But wonderful. I mean hello I married my RM.

I found that blogging has come to the very bottom of my list.
But today I decided it should be at the top.

UPDATE:


Not that my life is interesting but I am starting a new blog!
Stay tuned for the link to it :)
I am really excited about this one.


Advice with Caa:



I still receive the most precious heart warming emails and messages.
You are all so cute and dear to my heart.
You each have a unique story, your own set of fears, goals, and expectations.
But you all love your elders. 
You are all so devoted.
So I decided to make a quick post to hopefully uplift you girls.

Hold onto those dear treasured memories. Keep holding onto those sweet kisses, those tender secrets, those special moments only you two experienced. Keep holding his hand throughout his mission. But do not hold onto the whole past. The past is something to be cherished; not lived in. Live in the now, in the emails, in the letters, in the packages, in the work. This is your new life and you embrace it. The best advice I can give you today is hold onto this time apart. Its so special. I often miss writing my missionary, sharing those baptisms with him, waiting every day at that mail box. My heart often drops each time I see a mailbox, because the anticipation of getting a letter from my love is long gone. So enjoy it. Cherish it. And make the best out of this mountain.


Love you all and I pray for you each night.

Keep Calm & Wait On

xoxo
Carly Kozak

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Keep Calm and Wait On TSHIRTS!




I am happy to feature this PERFECT shirt on my blog. You need to buy them HERE
Hurry! They only have one week left and if they don't all get sold they won't reproduce.
The Casie McClearen. who created these, is raising the money so she can go 
teach English in Russia.
Help support her!


And remember:

Keep Calm & Wait On


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Our Engagements





Taylor and I were privileged to have our engagements taken by one of our dearest friends Nicolette Deluca. She has 
taken my pictures for numerous things in the past and always surprises me with the quality of work she creates. I feel so 
comfortable around her and I recommend her for any one in the Southern California area looking for a photographer. 

Perhaps I'll make a post with other pictures she has taken for Taylor and I...

But enough about Nic: look at this handsome man I am marrying!
I have spent years dreaming over the day we got to take our engagements:
Where it would happen. What we would wear. How it would feel. 
It was perfect. 
I am so smitten with the idea that I get to have this man for eternity. 
I love you & you love me "with all our perfect imperfections"

Ladies one day this will be you, trust me it sneaks up on ya. It happens, you live THIS moment. And then its gone. 
So when the weight of loneliness or uncertainty crashes down on you

Remember...

Keep Calm & Wait On


xoxo
Carly

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

" Love One Another As I Have Loved You "


As I have been planning my wedding, I've realized that I have become my 
worst nightmare: a Bridezilla. I swore I would never be the controlling, 
ungrateful, inflexible fiance and here I find myself. Getting upset over too 
much money, not the right shade of purple, or uncooperative family members. 
My fiance and I were fighting. Getting annoyed at almost everything we said to 
each other. We were way too sensitive. That is when it hit me: I'M GETTING MARRIED.

Why am I freaking out? 

I'd rather have a loving family and a happy home then the perfect assembly 
of arrangements. I'm happy to be loved by a man who would lay down his life 
for me. I want to start a family based on the characteristics of Jesus Christ. If 
I don't start NOW, there will never be a "right" time to start.

"Feeling the security and constancy of love from a spouse, a parent, or a child is a rich blessing. 
Such love nurtures and sustains faith in God. Such love is a source of strength and casts out 
fear (see 1 John 4:18). Such love is the desire of every human soul.”

Keep Calm & Wait On



Thursday, January 30, 2014

What's Winter?

In case you aren't in the loop, California hasn't really had a winter season.

Its basically been nothing but sunshine and blue skies.

People aren't staying inside avoiding the snow. They are heading out to beaches, having barbecues, and catching some rays at the pool. 

A few weeks ago Taylor &I decided we would join in on the anti-winter fun & head down to one of our favorite spots, Santa Monica.

We roller bladed down the board walk, laid on the beach, held hands on the pier, and enjoyed some delicious burgers at Pier Burger.

We had so much fun.

I love my Taylor & I can't wait to for our forever <3






So, I adore the melody of this song. However, the words are far too depressing for my liking.
So, I decided to to change some of the words and dedicate this to my MGs.
I love you all .

Keep Calm & Wait On


xoxo
Carly

Friday, January 3, 2014

Eight Minute Date You Just Might Hate

Behind the Scenes:



MISSIONS





































*Create your desired amount of missions 
*Be sure to include a task and a place




DARES








































*Create 2 dares per mission: one for you and your date.
*Be sure to make the dares embarrassing, but not ego shattering.


PACKAGING
























*Cut out your dares and missions 
*Fold them all up
*Make sure to label your missions (if you want them done in order)
*Package your missions and dares into two separate baggies

RULES

Welcome to the Eight Minute Date You Just Might Hate. 

Here are the rules:

MISSIONS. There are (enter number) missions in the game. Each mission takes place in a different location (or not). Each mission must be completed in (desired amount of time, I said 15 minutes).
DARES. Eight minutes into the game an alarm will go off (be sure to remember to set an alarm). Each of you must stop whatever you are doing and reach into the dare bag. Read your dare out loud and complete it. YOU MUST COMPLETE IT.
*REMEMBER* Have fun and be a little adventurous. 

FINAL PRODUCT


If you are a missionary girlfriend and don't have a boy to take on this date, take a best friend. And remember to:

Keep Calm & Wait On

he will be home soon :)


xoxo
Carly