Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's on my mind you ask?

A lot of things.

Just watched the final episode of One Tree Hill. Wow! I did not grow up watching so I can't claim I lost a part of "me" when the show ended but I have been catching up on all the seasons this past year. I have really grown to love it. It's like my guilty pleasure! I love the drama, the supenice, and the love. When Lucas and Payton left it didn't affect me like I have heard it affected a lot others. My favs were Naley:) Anyways, I cried when I was watching the last episode. I will miss it! This might sound cheesy but one thing that was said in the last was "What you do matters." It is so true. "What you do matters." Remember that. A lot of things come to my mind when I think about this. Every step we take in life points to somewhere closer to where we are meant to be or farther away. I hope today, I am making the best choices I can make.

My husband is awesome. He is so loving, kind, understanding, and patient. Let me emphasize the word PATIENT. This gal right here came with a lot in the package. These past 2 years have been the hardest times of my life and he has been at my side through it all. He always says "How did I get so lucky? When truly, how did I? I am grateful for that time I ditched out on work to come to party where he happened to be :)

I started doing weight watchers, hmmm… lets see how this goes.

I love listening to Gavin DeGraw and Foster the People

Why is it that when you cook your whole kitchen becomes a disaster??? I seriously cooked like 3 things and it was like all my dishes are gone, dirty, and in the sink.

I am reading in Alma right now. Alma is talking to his sons-those chapters are loaded! I am going to take another moment to be cheesy. I love the gospel. I love Heavenly Father. I love Christ. How lucky are we? My heart is full thinking about how grateful I am for so many things. I enjoyed General Conference. My favorite was Henry B. Erying in the first session. If you missed it, look it up! One more thought then I am going to go to the store!

In this life we experience trials of all kinds. Such as disabilities, loss of any kind, heart ache, and disappointment. No matter what it is just endure. Please endure. In the end everything will work out and be right. This life is only but a small moment.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

I have died everydayWaiting for youDarlin' don't be afraid,I have loved you for aThousand yearsI'll love you for aThousand more
And all along I believedI would find youTime has broughtYour heart to meI have loved you for aThousand yearsI'll love you for aThousand more

Missing someone dearly right now.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Ben started school full time this semester and he is also working full time. He has his hands full! His job is not the best so he is casually looking for another one, so if you have any connections let us know! He seems to be enjoying school for the most part. I think he loves the classes but hates the homework but who wouldn't?!
We've started a little habit lately :) we go to the gym together at night. Usually after 8 pm. Let me tell you, I HATE going to the gym. I don't know why either. It's not like I had a horrible experience or hurt myself at the gym, I just don't like going. And I don't particularly like people looking at me while I work out and some people there are just posers! Anyways, this is why I like going with Ben. He really enjoys the gym. And after my subornedness and trying to convince me many times; I have finally started going. When my work moved offices across town I thought about switching to another gym that was down the street. I finally decided not to switch. I like going with Ben, I think we have started to motivate each other in that way :) maybe he motivates me more ;) waaa??
I made a lot of goals this New Years. I have a lot I feel I need to work on and what a better time to start over fresh! We made personal goals and then we made goals as a family. One of our goals as a family was to save up a lot of money! We want to put 20% of our income into savings that we just don't touch. I might have been slipping a little bit more here and there but shhh! don't tell my husband! To help implement our goal financially and help us be more healthy we have decided to not eat out! Some of us have been doing better than others ;) this is totally hypothetical but after someones wife went ape crazy on someones husband, he seems to be doing great with the goal haha! I was so surprised how much money we had by not eating out! It is just a TOTAL waste of money and TOTAL UNHEALTHY way to eat.
Well I am not doing anything that exciting. I am working 5 days a week, 8 hour days. I really enjoy the people we support. Recently one of the kids we support got adopted! I was so happy I could cry. I love success stories like this. It shows people can make a difference in other peoples lives. I am exploring the cooking world. Part of not eating out means I have to be a good house wife and cook, waaa???? I am trying all sorts of things! For about 3 months I have tried something new every time. And I have found many favorites! Tonight I am making this Lemon and Garlic Chicken in the crock pot. Crock pot recipes are amazing and totally perfect for winter time! I am lucky I can call my mother in law and Shelby my sister in law with "What the heck is this or how do you do this?" questions!
Okay so this is the most exciting news of all! I was called to be the Sunbeam teacher in Primary! How AWESOME is THAT?! I never had a chance to be in primary. I know about a hand full of songs from listening to my little siblings primary tapes. I have always had a feeling I would be spending a lot of time in primary to make up for "lost time" lol. We are also the Bulletin Board specialist which we need to be better at :) We also we asked to give a talk to church in 2 weeks! I haven't really had a lot of experience giving talks in sacrament meeting because every fast sunday or every other fast sunday I was up bearing my testimony. So they had already heard enough from me at that point! I don't know the topic yet but I am excited, you guys should come see us!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


So a lot has been going on lately so I thought I would fill you all in :)

Ben and I worked together at Sprint, I was manager. I loved it but had another job opportunity at Rise. Rise is an organization that support children and adults with a wide range of disabilities. Most of them are minor. All of these kids have quite the past. They grew up in horrible environments, and are now in foster care. Each has a unique situation and I feel blessed to be apart of their lives, and to work there. I am a Resource Specialist and Administrative Assistant. I wish I could tell you exactly what my job description is, but it is so much! I don't work directly with our kids, I am the office part of it. I am a administrative assistant for their social works, I do payroll for our employee's, I help with employment like trainings and applications, I handle files, ETC. haha I would go it on but you would have no idea what I am talking about! It is BUSY, and I am still trying to learn stuff but I am getting the hang of it. I love it so far look forward to making more friends and having a good time.

Ben is still working at Sprint and is now manager. He likes it. He is training people right now, which I think is fun for him. He recently got a raise and some other awesome things. We love the owner. He is a very laid back, fun guy. I like those kind of bosses cause you still do the things you need to do but also have fun. They are opening up another in the mall, which is exciting! He is starting school like in a couple of days! Werrrrid? Yes. It is good for him to get back. I am all set to start school in the Fall.

Oh guess WHAT!!!! We are getting a Honda Element! Yes, I said a Honda Element. They are my FAVORITE cars EVER. And I am getting one in September. :)

I have been trying to lose weight and so far I have lost 7 pounds. And on my way to lose much more :) I am thinking about doing weight watchers with a friend from work. I have heard a lot of good things about that program so I may or may not try it!

So this is random but I love it. Lately ben and I have started staying up till midnight every Sunday night and then going to get diet cokes! And maybe some Mcdonalds fries…. sometimes ;) I have the hardest time staying up and sometimes I will fall asleep at like 10 and ben will wake me up at 12, gotta keep tradition!

So in small words that is what has been going on lately. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I had the best day with you, today. -T Swift

This past year has been really rough for me. I am grateful for my awesome hubby. What would I do without him? I wanna take a moment to list the reasons why I love this man.

He is so full of energy! He can literally go non stop, he keeps me young!

He will randomly break out in song, the songs he makes up. The best is he trys to rhyme, but doesn't at all, which makes it so much funnier.

He doesn't care about what anybody thinks of him. He is who he is and if people don't like him then whatever.

He is a big family person. He loves his family dearly and is always wanting to spend time with them.

He will drop anything for anyone, especially the ones he loves and help them in any way he can.

He is a dreamer. He has ALOT of dreams and is very optimistic about them.

He has a big heart. The sweetest person I have ever met.

He loves the outdoors, and being active in that way.

Is patient with me with alll my mood swings!

He will never give up on a person.

He has a strong testimony of the gospel.

He probably is the silliest person I have ever met! Seriously.

And many many more.

We have been married for almost 9 months and we grow closer as time goes by. Cant wait until September 18th!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Friends and Fun

This past week was way fun! We had visitors from Arizona (which happens to be my favorite place in the world). Anyways, Spencer was here in Utah working so Ben and I met up with him and his friend Paul. We hung out at our apartment and went to see the Fast Five movie. It was good to see him. We had fun catching up!

Faith and Jared came into town a couple days later. It was a lot of fun to see them. Faith is my Aunt (that is 22 years old) so technically that is her title but I see her more as a sister or cousin! They have a son named Lewis. He is the cutest! We had so much fun when they were here. We went out to dinner, went shopping, hung out at our apartment, and went to the Bee's game. Then it was back to reality of working and blah blah blah. But we love it! Sorry no pictures, I took a ton but I cant find the cord to put them on the computer…

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Ok so this is my first time attempting to do any sort of blogging. We will see how this goes..

Ben and I went out on our weekly date last night. We do different things on our date nights but a lot of the time it is dinner and a movie, you know the usual. Which is fine, we love it because we are together and we have fun, but since recent events we need to start being creative and less money spending :) Since we only have 1 car we decided we would get Ben a scooter for the spring and summer to ride to work and school. Well, we have turned out to love that little thing! This may sound lame but it is SO fun to ride on that thing, especially together. Ben is starting school this month and since we are paying for books and tuition up front we have to be extra froogle (which can be a challenging concept) :) so we are hardly eating out anymore and taking necessary cuts out of our spending. Anyways, yesterday we decided we would ride the scoot scoot to the Sugarhouse park. We brought bread to fed the ducks and seagulls, which I haven't done since I was younger. It was such a fun date! We walked around the park, fed the ducks and seagulls, laughed hard, made jokes. etc. We got back on the scooter and headed to down town Sugarhouse and got some cheap dinner and then walked around a little bit more. It's been busy lately so it was so nice to spend time together without any of the craziness around us. Yay for love!