Thursday, December 3, 2009


Merry Christmas time!!! It's our first Christmas together as a married couple and I feel it's important to start off on the right foot. Cam bought out christmas tree last night while I was work and got it all set up. So I though I would get the lights on it while he is at work. I know you don't have to say it, I'm a great wife! I wanted to take this time to introduce you to my tree Cam named him Wilbur, I felt that our tree was a girl but I guess with the name Wilbur our tree is a boy. After 400 lights and about three hours of stringing those 400 lights here is our tall, full, beautiful tree and look we already have gifts under the tree. Tis the season.

Okay so I should be honest I only wish our tree could be that first one. This is the real Wilbur. we really wanted a real tree but man those things are expensive. Not to mention our our little basement apartment is kind of small so we had to get a short tree but we still love it because it is our first tree and I will have to look at it everyday for 21 days so I better love it! Merry Christmas everyone and I hope your tree looks better then mine.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

This one is a little personal

Okay I don't or I guess hope a lot of people don't read my bolg because I'm about to get a little personal, I tend to feel better when I get my thought down and maybe someone reading this has felt the same way and can help me get through this or just give me some advice. 
(I really hope this isn't too personal) 

I have been married for about 2 1/2 months and it is a total adjustment, and I knew it would be, but it's a lot harder then I thought it would be. Kind of like my mission, I knew my mission was going to be hard but I had no idea it was going to be THAT hard. Anyway back to the present time. After being married I feel as if I'm being spread way to thin. Does anyone get what I mean? I love being married and I  love Cam so much, but I feel like I'm not giving my best to any part of my life. Now I don't want sympathy or anything I know I'm blessed and families all over the world would love to have the things I have but right now in Lori's world I'm having a hard time figuring out how exactly to be me. Now let me explain, for example school, for the last 4 semesters I have made it on the dean's list and received good grades, this semester I'm hanging on by the skin of my teeth, after coming home and attempting to do my homework my husband has the joy of being around his tired grumpy wife. I eat unhealthy, I never workout, I hardly can find time to read my scriptures and say my prayers, I know the last part is really sad coming from a return missionary that knows better. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME!!!! I feel like I know what I need to do but the motivation to do it is not there!! I feel like the stress and busy life has taken out the fire and drive that I once had. Maybe everything isn't that bad and I'm just over re-acting or maybe in 15 years I will find my self weighing 345 pounds because I never found the motivation to get off my butt. I guess I'm scared that I will always be waiting for that motivation to come...but what if it never does? 

I look at my friends (and strangers) blogs and they seem like they have everything together and most of them have kids to add the balancing of life. Anyway this was a really personal blog and I kind of just put it out there for everyone to read but I think that it's okay to let people know that I'm not on my A game right now. I love my husband, I love my friends and family I just feel like I'm not giving the people in my life the Lori they deserve. Maybe some people read this and feel awkward and think I'm crazy but I feel the more I talk about it the more I can think and work through it. So I'm sorry if this wasn't the happy blissful blog that everyone was looking for and I will try to have one of those for you next time.   

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It must be that time of year.... yep you guessed it summer is over and it is time to buy my annual sweatshirt which will probably be worn almost ever night. It also is time for the cold season, it started with my mom who then got me sick I then got my husband sick and I'm sure Kodi will be sick before the week is over. I have a favorite season and it is summer!!! I love the hot air I love being able to do so much outside, but i hate when summer is over. There is only one thing that can turn my frown upside down, any guesses? 
My programs!!!! We have Biggest Loser on Tuesdays @ 7, on Wednesday and Thursday we have So You Think You Can Dance, on Thursday we also have Grey's. So even though at the curent moment I don't have T.V. at my house I have the support of friends that DVR everything for me so I don't miss a step on the dance floor, a pound off the scale, or the drama in the hospital. So to those of you that need to find me please feel free to call anytime... EXCEPT when my programs are on, I will not answer. Happy T.V. watching to you all!! 

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Friday, September 11, 2009

I would like to introduce you to...

Mrs. Lori Ann Wood. That's right September 3rd came and went and now I'm an old married women. Everything went perfect on our wedding day. On Sept 2nd we had a wedding dinner at the Lion House in their garden and it was beautiful. Close family and friends came and we enjoyed a delicious dinner together (pictures coming soon... I hope). After the dinner, Jaclyn, Bryson, Jade, my sister-in-law Brittany, my sister Shauna, my mom, and our neighbor Sally all came back to my house do to Some finishing touches for the wedding. Surprisingly I was able to get a great night sleep and really was never nervous. On the morning of the wedding Kellee and Emily came over to get my hair did and it looked fabulous!! I drove to the temple with my parents and was then sealed for time and all eternity to the man of my dreams. After the ceremony and after taking pictures. Cam surprised me with a awesome 1947 car that he had been working on so that we could drive off in style. It was super cool and a lot of fun to drive in. After pictures it was back to my parents house to set everything up. I just want to say thank you to family and friends because the reception was BEAUTIFUL!!!! I was so happy with how the day went and I don't think I would have changed anything. Our first week of marriage has been amazing. I had no idea that I could ever be this happy. Thank you to everyone that helped, you know who you are! I love you so much!! Pictures will come shortly.    

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

One month to go!

Yes, one month to go I'm super excited and so grateful for the people in my life that have helped me not go insane. Those people being, My sister Shauna who has really pushed this wedding train forward. My mom who, lets be honest I need her money. Jade for doing my flowers, Kellee for doing my hair for my bridals, Jaclyn for making all those little boxes, Emily for saving my eye brows. I love the people in my life and I would be lost if I didn't have friends and family.

This last month has been pretty stressful, which I guess is to be expected when you are moving, going to school, working, and planning a wedding. once again thank goodness for family and friends. Anyway I have moved to a new place which in one month will be mine and Cam's first home. I got my bridals taken last week, which was so much fun. I love my dress. and I have two more days of school... but then in three weeks fall semester starts. Anyway this is all I have for right now I can't wait to get married!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Here I am!

Okay I did it, I have a blog. I never thought I would, but I did. I have friends that are SO good at writing and being funny and I DO NOT have that talent, but so much has been happening that I don't want to forget and I think this blog will be more for me then for anyone else. SO.... lets get started!!! Two months from today I'm getting married!! I know crazy and exciting. In two months I will be the new Mrs. Cameron wood and I'm so excited!! I love that kid and can't wait to go through the ups and downs in life with him. I really could go on and on about Cam and the amazing person he is but I wont right now at least not in this post...
Alright what I wanted to do is write down some things that have happened in the last couple of months that for me are priceless and I don't want to forget.

1. When Cam proposed in Lake Powell. We went on a hike and Cam was MUTE he didn't say a word the whole hike. Cam has a back pack that has speakers and you can hook your ipod to it and he played Billy Joel "she's got a way" When we got to the top of the cliff he gave me a ring he made of wood that looks identical to my real ring after he gave me the wood ring he got down on his knee with the real ring and asked the big question!!! After I said yes, we could here everyone on top of the houseboat Screaming and cheering!! what a great day!

2. When I called the temple and set our wedding date. OH my gosh!! talk about a reality check for me. Maybe no one else felt this way but when I reserved the temple, I had that feeling right before you go on a huge rollercoaster ride, do you know what I'm talking about? I love going on rollercoasters, that feeling of excitement but also that kind of scared for the unknown adventure.

3. When I went wedding dress shopping!! what a fun day that was. The first time I went, my mom, sister, and I were just shopping and decided to try on some dresses. the second time I went with my mom, sisters, and a couple of my best friends and I will never forget when I came out in THE DRESS Jades face told the whole story and I know I had to get that dress. It was so fun to look back and see my best friend get a little teary eyed!! love ya girl

Okay I think this post is plenty long enough...maybe a little too long but I just wanted to get those three little things down before I forgot. Next post will probably be about all the stress that is starting to make it so I can't Sleep!!