Monday, June 20, 2011

Two Years

Eight years ago, I met Adam. He had a nice tan and strong calves. He was funny. He was real cute. He seemed too cool for me.

Almost seven years ago, we went on our first date. It was really fun. His roommate thought I was engaged to another guy and really disapproved of the date. We were pretty inseperable from that point on.

Six years ago, Adam finally got to see my true colors...and they didn't scare him away. Since then he's seen me at my best and at my very worst. And he's been there for me through it all.

Three years ago, Adam asked me to marry him. Easiest decision ever. I had pretty much fallen completely in love and committed myself to him and only him years before. He's the only person I have ever met in my entire life who I can never get enough of and who never gets on my nerves. I had to keep him around forever.

Two years ago, I knelt accross from the most amazing guy ever and promised myself to him forever. I accidentally interrupted the sweet, old man called Jay. He teased me for being too excited. Maybe I was. He advised acts of love and kindness. He said "love and kindness" a lot. We do too. Our wedding day was spectacular. It was really hard to not have some really important people there and I really appreciate the sacrifice and understanding of my new family. It was cloudy all day. My hair sucked...all day. But it was a great day. One girl cried because the weather was ruining her wedding. It made me happy. I know...I'm rude. But it made me happy because I knew I was marrying Adam, something I'd been wanting to do for a long time. I was blissfully happy. Nothing, especially not a little rain, could ruin that day for me. I was finally married to my fella for time and all eternity.

People said that marriage is a huge adjustment...that getting used to living with another person is really difficult. Being married to Adam and living with him has been so easy and wonderful. I guess we just knew each other so well that there wasn't much else to find out. In our two years of marriage we moved into our house, bought a new car, sold a truck, got a bachelors degree (just me...he already had one), and got pregnant. There will be a lot more changes in the future and we're really excited for all the adventures our lives have in store for us.

We went to Logan to celebrate. That's where our history is. We visited our old haunts and had Aggie ice cream. I'm glad we got to spend time with my best friend.

I am so grateful to have married someone as great as Adam. He has made me a better person. He makes me want to achieve so much. He is so nice to everyone. He is hilarious and not above a little light-hearted mockery. He loves me and would do anything for me. He is a genius...he really knows everything. He is strong and athletic. Adam is as close to perfect as a person could be and somehow he chose me. Thanks for marrying me Adam. I hope I make you has happy as you make me! I love you, champ.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Baby Stuff?

I need some input. I'm new. And Adam and I are kind of simple when it comes to "stuff"...we don't usually feel the need for a lot of it. So tell me, what do we need? What don't we need? Is there stuff you loved and couldn't have lived without? Did some stuff seem important and then you never used it? I'm especially unsure of changing tables, bottle and wipe warmers, and diaper specific receptacles. I've heard people say I need a bumbo chair. Do you agree? What about a boppy or other nursing pillow (those two things were clearly named for babies, right?)? In short, tell me what you loved and why...and maybe what you think I don't need. Thanks!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Called to Serve

Jacob and the other missionaries in his district sang Called to Serve with a man playing the organ like a merry-go-round. I tried to post the audio file but couldn't. If you want to hear it, email me at and I'll forward it to you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Our Hike

I stole these pictures from my sister's blog. I didn't take a camera on our hike, good thing she did. This is the hike in American Fork Canyon we went on last weekend. I haven't seen a head-on picture of myself in tight work out clothes while pregnant before...not that cute...sorry attendees of my gym. My belly and chest are reaching epic proportions. But at least the weather, the scenery, and the company was great! I love hiking and camping and am really looking forward to not having a heavy, wiggly parasite complicating all my fun (j/ wasn't that bad), and I'm excited for Adam to get to carry her up mountains!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Belly Pics

These are a bit old (I'm 27 weeks now) but I still wanted to post them. Maybe I'll take an update one soon since I am MUCH bigger (and more uncomfortable) now.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Alyvia's Birthday Cake & The Weekend

On Saturday, Adam and I met up with my mom, Aliese, and Darrin and we went on a hike in American Fork Canyon. It was just under 3 mile round trip but it kind of kicked my butt. Being 6 months pregnant makes hiking a little more difficult than I though it would be. The pregnant/asthma was especially awesome. But it was still really fun. I'm glad we went. Even if I did make everyone stop way more than they would have otherwise.

That night, Adam and I went on a hot date to Aristo's (awesome Greek food) and to see Rent. Adam got me the tickets to Rent for my birthday last month and I've been looking forward to it ever since. It was splendid and made me wish I hadn't misplaced my copy of the DVD. I've had the music stuck in my head ever since and I'm sure Adam has loved having me randomly sing different bits.

Our niece, Alyvia, turned five and had a birthday party at Pizza Pie Cafe on Sunday. I made her birthday cake. She loved it. I think this might be my best work yet. I forgot to take a camera to the actual party so I'll post of picture of her with her cake as soon as I get one from someone else.
Pretty cute, huh? It was my first go at fondant roses but I think they turned out nicely.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Goodbye, Gus!

This is Gus. Adam's had this truck the entire time I've known him (8 years, by the way). Gus has been great. I love this truck. Adam got a promotion at work which came with a work car. So now he drives a Ford Fusion. We'd been saving up to get him a new car anyway and he thought the proceeds from Gus could go toward that. Adam posted his Toyota Pickup on ksl classifieds and after MANY phone calls and offers, we sold it...within 24 hours of posting it. I was pretty sad to see this truck go. We've had such good times with this truck and the bed is excellent for camping in. But since there isn't a legal spot for Baby Kay to ride, selling it was for the best. I hope Gus like Guatemala.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

BYU Womens Conference

At the end of April some of the girls in my family went to BYU womens conference. My aunt, Patti, spoke the first day. I missed her talk but went the second day with the rest of the group and we had a good time. We went to the pizza factory afterwards. My grandma (the namesake of my unborn and the greatest old gal on the block) was so amused by the huge swirly breadsteaks. She's a gem!