Got Questions?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
In case you aren't sick of me yet and have more personalized questions...
Your wish is my command:
Right Here you can ask me whatever you please.
This thing has been making its rounds and like always I gave in.
I promise to be honest. 
Did I mention it can be anonymous? 
Yeah... now ask away :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Thursday Thoughts.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
Do you ever go about your day and think.. "ahh man that would make a great blog post!"
...and then totally forget about it.
Yeah, me too. 
And then days like today come along and suddenly everything comes back to me.
Brace yo'selves. 
Here goes nothing. 

People. Gatsby was out of this world.
I felt hypnotized the entire time. 
Leonardo is H-O-T
(Hunter still wins though, saw that coming huh?)
This song has been stuck in my head since seeing the movie.

Demi Lovato.
Like when the heck did I become so obsessed with her??
I stayed up til midnight to buy her CD.
But I love it.
Girlfriend has some power within.

My lover.
Oh hey perfection, I'd really like to keep you around a while.
Thanks for sending zillions of pictures. I melt. Every time.
Your letters continue to bring out my best side. 
Especially when I find old ones tucked away in mysterious journals.
"I couldn't have asked for a better gift from God...
You are the greatest gift I have ever received... 
I never knew I could love and care about someone this much!"
You win, Hunt. 

Someone help me.
I have a problem.
Shopping is like a game to me.
But the thing is, you wouldn't believe how good I am at it!
Boat shoes for 95 cents. I dig it.
But, I'm running out of room and its unnecessary. 

Dear Summer heat.
You do realize it is still spring right?
Ohh, you thought it was already your turn?
It's okay man, we cool. 

"don't you know that I love you? I wouldn't dream of going no where."
I miss you Hunt.
I'm living off memories right now, I'm ready for the real thang. 
Okay "sappy"-ness done.

For Mother's Day
I made my mama a video :)
If you have a solid 14 minutes take a look!
I wrapped a box of tissues when I gave it to her.
They were needed :)
(There were technical difficulties involved with my sister's speaking portion...dang iphones)


All my love,
Aleigh Joy


The Best of Me

Wednesday, May 15, 2013
"Being together isn't about a honeymoon. It's about the real you and me. I want to wake up with you beside me in the mornings, I want to spend my evenings looking at you across the dinner table. I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms. Because you aren't just someone I loved back then. You were my best friend, my best self, and I can't imagine giving that up again... You might not understand but I gave you the best of me, and after you left nothing was ever the same.. I know you're afraid, and I'm afraid too. But if we let this go, if we pretend none of this ever happened, then I'm not sure we'll ever get another chance. We're still young. We still have time to make this right...We still have the rest of our lives."

-Nicholas Sparks

So I read a book...
I know, gasp.
I really enjoyed it.
I'm a sucker for a good love story, especially if it involves high school sweethearts ;)
However, the ending was ridiculous and predictable. 
My mom said it best:
"Yeah I kinda knew that was coming. Kind of weird and awkward and creepy. Oh well, Nicholas Sparks is always an easy read."
I just decided I'm gonna write my own ending.
I did that with Dear John too. 

Anyhow, how lovely is that quote?
I love every word of it.
I also find it quite fitting for the current circumstances. 
So thanks Nicholas Sparks for making my heart feel a little extra full...
Then writing a stupid ending.

Peace out.

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


Sweet Sixteen.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

What the?
I was told the second year would go by much faster but my goodness, this is causing some anxiety.
I also so didn't believe those people as my aching heart longed for my sweetheart to just come back in those first few months.
I swear every month I feel a month behind.
I was just getting used to being in the fifteenth month and then BAM! The sixteenth arrives.
It's kinda like a birthday, you just get the hang of saying you are a certain age then time messes with you and suddenly you have to change that answer...
Only in this case the faster time goes by, the happier I get because it's less time I have to spend apart from my sweet Hunter :)

This month I went along with the expected theme...
It also happens to be my birthday month so it all works out just peachy.
Sixteen down baby, only 8 to go!
And most likely less :)

I wish you could all see Hunter the way i do, the way he has changed and matured.
I'm sure his family understands quite well, but gosh he sure is something special :)
He was perfect before he left (in my eyes) but somehow he has only gotten better :)
I treasure every letter we share.
I get a whirlwind of emotions as I take in every sweet word he writes.
Somehow that boy now writes like Nicholas Sparks, its amazing really.
I love him with every nook and cranny of my heart, and I always will :)

So last I recall I left off right here... 
Ohhh rightttt... when the whole "bestie" situation happened ;)
So now that I was on a whole new level of friendship with the man of my dreams I felt a little bit territorial over him. I mean with his dreamy looks and amazing personality you would too... Hunter had a way of cheering me up even on the lamest of days. He was so good at that even if he didn't know it. Let's be honest, all he really had to do was smile and suddenly the whole world seemed a little less dim. We became quite good at the whole best friendship thing... you know talking about anything and everything and always being there for the one in need. One of our favorite topics was definitely the church, and let me tell you I had lotsss of questions. He happily answered and quickly noticed how easily I took it all in. I seemed to love everything I was hearing. Every word made sense, and if it somehow didn't, we would go back to square one to make sure the fuzzy spots were taken care of. Among the many topics we enjoyed discussing, not once was the topic of the opposite sex brought up. You know, like, asking who the other one was crushing on. I think I was too afraid to know his answer and he probably didn't think much of it. April was suddenly behind us with our best friendship in full swing. We had hungout a few more times, our phones were constantly being used due to unlimited texting, and at school we didn't leave each other's sides. We still of course, claimed to be nothing other than "just besties."  By this time I had met a few more of his family members including his brother who had just gotten home from winter semester at BYU because he would be leaving for his mission very soon. My birthday is the third day of May and I had a lovely friend whose birthday was in the last week of April. For the past few years we had done a birthday bonfire together at the beach with glow sticks, smores, and pizza. This year, I got to invite Hunter :) I was so happy when he arrived, and alongside him was his brother. Clearly the crowd was a little bit too young because his brother kept my mom company haha. Meanwhile I was chatting away with Hunter :) I was sticking glow sticks on his wrists, ankles, backpack, neck, and any other visible area to stick a glow stick. He kept telling me he wanted to look "fresh." We had a really great time together and he was clearly satisfied because he asked me to come over to his house yet again. I started to get really close to him and his brother. Most nights we spent either swimming, at Jack in the box, or just with lots of people over at his house. Each night brought a new memory and each memory brought a stronger attraction between us two. I clearly remember coming over to his house one night after my cheer banquet. I was wearing a dress and felt uncomfortable, so he took me to his room and gave me a tshirt to wear. I wore it home, and he told me I didn't need to give it back as long as I took good care of it :) That I did :) So at this point in time we started to spend every weekend together and it became more expected than not. Also at this point in time, I noticed my fascination with his church growing stronger and stronger. I couldn't fight the feeling, even though in complete honesty I tried. So the questions came quicker and quicker and our talks got deeper and deeper. And that... is a good place to stop :)

This one was a bit boring, sorry. But it had to be covered to get to the next part :)

Here's to another month, and more memories I get to relive :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

Grab some tissues.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Maybe I'm just a cry baby, 
or maybe I'm just really emotional,
or maybe mother nature's time is right around the corner...
or maybe this is really just a beautiful video that I felt needed to be shared :)

"Every time a child is born, so is a mother."

Unfortunately youtube is just being stubborn so I have to provide a link instead of putting it right on the blog.
Take a few minutes to watch it Here!

Also, if you have a few more minutes...
I thought this one was absolutely beautiful.

Mother's truly are amazing.


Another year older :)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

I had the most wonderful birthday yesterday, it truly was one to remember.
I'm so thankful I have such amazing family and friends that took time out of their days to make me feel loved and special! 
I really appreciate all of the wonderful warm wishes and heartfelt gifts. 
This is the last year of my teens! And... it definitely has started with a bang :)

On Thursday night my lovely co-workers took me out to see Iron Man 3 (which was totally awesome and hilarious) 
At exactly midnight they leaned over to me during a seriously intense part to wish me a happy birthday :)
Afterwards they gave me such a sweet present, tons of hugs, and an amazing card.
I don't know how I got so lucky to work with such amazing people :)

I could not seem to sleep in the next morning, it happens every year!
After showering I danced around in my bedroom to Taylor Swift and for a split second tried to get it through my head that I'm 19. Then I stopped, because I still feel 16 :)

Sweet Samantha and I went to Encinitas to eat at a lovely cafe and get our sunburn on.
The beach was beautiful, I was born on such a gorgeous May day :)

I then went home to get ready for dinner.
Before leaving, I opened Samantha's darling present, she knows me too well!
Then I finally got to open the sweetest package ever from my Hunter love :)
It was filled with a sweatshirt, a tshirt, and a blankie from Ohio State, and also included pictures, giftcards, flowers, a Book of Mormon, and the most amazing letter of all time.
I felt on top of the world :)

Then I had so much fun with my family as we went out to dinner at Ruby's diner on the pier! 
It's practically tradition now. 
We walked along the pier and enjoyed the gorgeous sunset. 
I live in paradise :)

Once we got home I opened all my presents and spent the night in good company with my family :)

I can't believe this is the last year I'll ever be a teenager.

I put together a little video... by no means am I a pro, but it sure was fun :)
Check it out Here! :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


Only a few more hours...

Thursday, May 2, 2013
Yesterday, as I was cooking dinner hysterically fast so that I could deliver it to the family I cook for on time, Friend walked in with 2 packages.
As she walked in, I didn't notice either because I was flipping the slabs of meat I had over the stove.
After exchanging hello's she says, "There are 2 packages here for you!"
I expected one with my new phone case, but the second was a mystery...
She then pulled the second package above the counter so that I could see.
I recognized the package right away... its the flat rate box. The one that is usually personally sent.
Clearly, confusion was the emotion. 
I walked over to look at it and the return address was clearly ( but not exactly legibly haha) marked Elder Hunter Moore.
The confusion quickly turned into utter happiness and disbelief.
I blurted out "Awww he is SO sweet!" and then set the package right next to me as I continued to cook.
The entire time I would catch myself smiling and staring at it as if I had x-ray vision to figure out what was inside.
Right before I left to deliver the food Friend asked if I was going to open it. I told her that I just havee to wait until my birthday. 
So that, is what I am doing. Waiting until my birthday :)
And the anticipation is killing me! 
If only I could transfer some of this waiting will power to the lack I have thereof when it comes to sweets. 
Sometimes, just sometimes, I really enjoy this whole long distance situation. 
2 years apart, and more in love than we ever could have dreamed of :)

Ohh and a sidenote...
We have this game going on. 
We have been trying to one up each other with clever nick names throughout practically the entire journey. 
Sometimes they are just realllyy out there.. other times they are straight out of the notebook. 
This past letter, made it all the way to outer space. And its the little things, like calling me his muffin squash, that make me fall that much more in love :)

Ps, I totally called him my hot snuggly zucchini bread. It only makes sense if I'm the muffin squash right?

I sure love having a pen pal :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


A jumbled post.

Because sometimes life gets so dang crazy that you just have to speak through pictures;

* My best friend is home from school and I couldn't be happier.
* Tomorrow, May 3, I'm going to wake up another year older. (That's a weird concept)
*Last week I made a total of 22 dozen cupcakes, and I never want to see another cupcake again. No that's a lie, I would love to eat one right now.
* The ladies I work with are spectacular human beings and I am reallyy enjoying spending my Thursday nights with them. Last week was rock climbing and this week is Iron Man 3!
* I have discovered the most perfect gelato that ever exists and it will be the death of me. Talenti is killer and all 3 flavors that I have eaten my way through have been beyond anything my taste buds have ever experienced. 
* Have I ever told you how much I love my sunbeams? Ha, yeah I really like those children. Except when they tell me I look preg, then I try my hardest to smile through the self conscious feeling ha.
* Insanity kicks my hind end day in and day out. 
* Fruits and veggies are the bomb, I just can't seem to get enough these days. Oh and veggie burgers of all sorts.
* I'm actually reading a book! The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. I'm a hopeless romantic ya'll.

That's about all for this post!