Yesterday as Ashton and I were walking back to his parents house after watching the Brigham City fireworks when it hit me...It's already July and the fourth is practically over. Ashton and graduated, I've been graduated a year, we went to Mexico and back, we did our fishing trip, I went to Vegas and back, we road our bikes to the Logan Fireworks, we went out on the boat with Tashi and Nick, we watched the Cruisin' with the family, and now it's almost 11pm it all was over... just like that. Kind of like the fireworks on the fourth. They are big and amazing, and light up the sky but only for a second or two, then they are gone. Only the memory of them is left, imprinted in our minds. I turned to Ashton and gave him the news. He had the same expression on his face as I did. Surprise, I guess. Time seems to crawl when you are waiting for it. But the second you want it to take it's time, to slow down, to sit for a while, it speeds right by you. On Friday morning I got a call from my big sister Tash. She asked me if I wanted to go on a long bike ride. I jumped at her request. Last weekend Ashton and I did a 20/30+ bike ride, it was amazing-hard-but amazing, and it gave me a hankering for another one. She rode over to my house and we hit the road. The weather was perfect, the sun was shining, there was a small breeze a couple of clouds in the sky, and everything was vibrantly green. I felt fresh and new. The sweat streamed down my face and tickled my back and I felt alive, grateful, and total joy. The kind of joy that fills you up and makes you look at the people around you with complete awe. I was very thankful for that moment. It made me realize once again how awesome all of my wonderful, loving, and caring sisters are, how pure and truly heavenly my brother is, made me appreciate my sacrificing and totally cool parents, and made me fall in love with my husband all over again. Then I realized although time will continue to pass, life will continue to change, there are some things that will never change, that God has promised to never take away from us, and I was so thankful. My family will always be there, always be apart of my life and my life to come. I can't complain, life is pretty good.