Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Nothing new.

I don't have anything interesting or exciting to write about today. JD and I are just working, doing homework, picking up the house, and going to school. Dishes still get dirty. Laundry still piles up. Meals still need to be cooked. Our floor still needs to be vacuumed. I still leave piles of clothes in our room. Life's the same. I'll let you know if something new happens! :)

This picture was taken after our first shopping trip together as married people.
So excited to do the little everyday things together!
Ps. We still like doing things together (just for clarification).

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Count it. JD and I have been married for three months. Blows my mind, really. Who would've thought I would be 20 and married? Not I.

It still seems unreal to me that I live in this apartment with this boy- a boy I've seen naked! So weird. JD doesn't think it's weird because we're married. I still think it's weird that we're married in the first place. Clearly, I enjoy being married and it's not weird because I love him and think he's fabulous and wouldn't want anyone else... but still, married? Me? No...

These months have flown by. It's incredible how quickly sand passes through the hourglass of life. Moments. Days. Weeks. Gone. I try to take memory snapshots in my head of things I want to remember. I try to enjoy the little stuff.

It's hard to accept growing up and moving on and being an adult. It's hard to balance expenses, and school, and the needs of a spouse, and your own needs, and church callings and responsibilities, and cooking, and cleaning, and maintaining an uplifting atmosphere in a home. And at the same time... it's a lot easier when you get to do it all with your best friend.

I'm a stressball. Whenever one stressful event passes, the next one hits me in the face. I get worked up about school and bills and projects and everything. I rarely just chill. I'm so lucky to have JD, who just hugs me and makes everything okay.

I was so nervous to get married because I didn't think I was ready. Now I realize... I might have never been ready... because life never stops. It doesn't get easier. I wouldn't have reached a point where I was "perfect" and prepared to be the poster wife I wanted to be. The point of marriage is to make each other better, to get a little closer to perfect every day. I say if you find someone who lifts you up, who carries you through your stressful days, who listens to you when you are overwhelmed, who makes you better than you are, who encourages you to be your very best self, who doesn't diminish your worries, who acknowledges you as a person, and who cheers you up just by being in the room with you.. marry him. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

for my enjoyment (and yours!)

A few days before the wedding, my family took pictures. I just looked through them for my own enjoyment... and I must say my family is beautiful. I decided to share some of my favorites :)

People always say I look my mom. I hope they aren't lying.I hope I look like that when I'm her age. She's gorgeous :) And my dad's pretty good-looking too!

I can't believe Jake's a senior this year. It totally blows my mind. I am so impressed by how handsome he is

and how much he's grown up in the past few years.

Lindsey is everything I wanted to be at 15. Gorgeous. Smart. Popular. Mature. Yada Yada :)

Morgie is so precious. I just want to kiss her cheeks. (I don't think that's cool anymore.)

Isaac is the cutest little bug on the planet. He's growing up way too fast!

I love this picture. My mom and dad look so in love!

I just think this picture is so great because of Isaac swinging randomly. What a monkey!

Classic jumping picture. Look at my mama's hair!

I love these guys. So stinkin much!

I hope my future family turns out as gorgeous as this one. Miss ya'll and love you too.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Favorite hat.

Whenever my husband goes to work on Saturdays, I get bored and lonely. I am supposed to have really productive study time... but that (obviously) doesn't happen. I just watched the BYU game by myself-
which was freaking awesome bytheway! But I missed my hubby. Today he wore his Y hat to work, and I love when he wears that hat. It's my favorite.
My mom bought him the hat for his birthday.
He's so dang cute!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday Visit

We went to Layton on Sunday to visit JD's fam. JD ended up cutting Larry's hair AND Brayden's hair AND the dog's hair. It was taking forever. . .so Tiffany, her  friends and I decided to play dress-up. We put on crazy costumes and did fancy make-up. It was pretty fun to pretend like I was 16 again. :) Then we played Settlers of Catan. Tyler is supposedly the reigning champ. . . but Larry smoked us all. It was good to see them and to just get away for a bit.
JD thinking he is good at this game. He wore those nerd glasses the entire time. Freaky boy.
Playing Settlers... so addicting!
Tiffany and I in our costumes. So fun to have a sister-in-law :)