Monday, August 30, 2010

I almost forgot!

Last weekend John and I had the BEST date night. After I got off work, we decided to go down to the Salt Lake Temple and do a session. We have never done a live endowment session before and's sad to say, but we haven't been back to the Salt Lake Temple since our wedding day. Before we went to do the session we decided to grab a bite to eat at Cafe Nauvoo. The endowment session was absolutely amazing! When we walked into the waiting room I looked around the room and didn't really see any couples (we had a small session) I leaned over to John and told him that I thought we might be asked to be the witness couple...soon enough a gentlemen walked over, asked if we were married and said would you mind being our witness couple. I of course was so nervous because I have never done a live session and had no clue what to expect. What a great experience and awesome night we had. I'm so grateful for temples and for the opportunity to be with my husband and family forever. Making temple dates a priority has been such a blessing and something we will continue to work on. I love this gospel :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

School is in session!

Well I thought before all the craziness and madness begins with school, I would update you all on what's going on with us because who knows how much time I am going to have in the next few months. School actually started last week for John and I and both of us have been busy at trying to get ahead a little doesn't hurt right?! This semester all my classes are going to be online and John just has one at campus, so that will be nice. When we first got married John had classes on Tuesday's and Thursday's until about nine at night and it sucked because I never got to see him on those days. At least this semester he will be home around seven two nights of the week. To make sure we are making time for each other we have decided to trade off weeks for one of us to plan a fun date, whether this includes going out to dinner, to a movie, or just being couch potatoes. Sunday's are always my favorite days too because I feel like we get to relax and just chill...I guess that is why it is called the day of rest :)

We had a fun summer, but I am so looking forward to the Fall time. For many reasons...let me just name a few!
-No 98 degree weather, I am much more of a 60's and 70's girl :)
-We are that much closer to going to Disneyland!
-I love fall leaves
-Sweaters, scarves, and boots season...I need to go shopping :)
-My cousin Amber is having twins! A boy and a girl!
-One of my best friends Amy Alter is having a baby boy!
-Getting closer to Christmas time (me and John's very favorite holiday)
-Spending more time with family
-Hot Cocoa :)
- Football Games
- General Conference...I could always use a boost!

There are so many things to look forward too! But we are also trying to enjoy the last little bit of warm weather. We love to take Charlie on walks at night because the temperature is perfect! And this next weekend we are planning on going to Swiss Days. P.S.- on September 3rd, John and I will be celebrating being together for 10 YEARS! It's crazy to think, but ten years ago John asked me to be his girlfriend at the Taylorsville pool and well...the rest is history :) We are enjoying life right now. And can I just say...I absolutely love my new job and am so glad I listened to my heart about taking it. We are truly blessed even if sometimes it is hard to see all we have been given. Life is wonderful! Have a great week!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Current Creek Camping trip 2010

So I'm a little late, but we finally went camping this summer! We usually go with the Huston fam a couple of times in the summer, but with everyone in school and the busy lives we live, this was our first time this year. We went up to Current Creek on August 7th. The fishing was a great here and it wasn't over crowded which was really nice!

John and I decided we would take Charlie on this camping trip and let me just tell you, he was an angel! He had so much fun eating bugs, playing in the mud, and sitting by the fire. We even bought him a special outfit for the occasion (and for UTAH games.)

We of course loved the Beef Stew for dinner and Brian's famous Peach Cobbler! Thanks so much Carol and Brian for a fun weekend!

(Please pay no attention to the double chin I have going on in this picture.)

P.S.- We got sooo burnt while fishing...we are still dealing with the after effects two weeks later!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Today while driving to work I was thinking about all the many things I have to be grateful for in my life. I am so BLESSED it's amazing! I am so glad I am able to recognize all that I have been given. Even though days can be hard and sometimes I want to just give up...I have the best husband anyone could ask for. We have a cute little house and the custest dog ever! Most important we have an ETERNAL MARRIAGE and for that I am so grateful. Nothing makes me more happy than to know I get to be with my husband FOREVER.

It's a WONDERFUL life!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Our door greeter!

Today was my first day at my new job. I am so excited to be working with such great and fun people. It's a normal routine for me when I am driving home to call John and ask him how Charlie is doing and if we was excited to see him. John says every time it is around six or so...Charlie will just wait by the window so he can see me pull up and greet me at the door. John also says he knows my car from everyone else's and can tell when I pull up. John is definitely right! Today it was the cutest thing ever. I pulled in and parked my car and sure enough I could see Charlie waiting for me. As I walked up to the door he was waiting about half way down the stairs. When I walked in the front door he looked at me, waited for to say something and then bolted it down the stairs to jump and give me some kisses. Our dog is the best! We love him so much! Getting Charlie to be a part of our family was the best decision and we can't wait for him to be around for many years. When we decide to have children, we know they will love him just as much too! I am so glad I get a greet from this little guy every day I come home :)