Monday, July 25, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Things I have loved about my husband during these 3 years:
1. He honors the Priesthood power that he holds.
2. Always concerned for my happiness.
(Tries to make me laugh and smile when I feel down or didn't have a good day.)
3. Has a driving passion to learn and to succeed.
(Especially in Geology.)
4. Has the amazing talent to fix things that I never thought could be done.
5. Even though we don't have kids yet, I know he is going to be a good father.
(I see the way he interacts with his younger siblings and the way they love him. I just know it's going to be the same way when it comes to our kids.)
6. His dedication.
7. Always tries hard to keep our relationship at the top of the priority list.
8. He treats me like a queen and reminds me daily how beautiful I am to him.
9. Love that he is willing to cook and clean.
(Those usually come with his crazy made up songs, but it brings a smile to my face that he can be happy doing things no matter what.)
Overall, I feel like I have a great guy and I can't believe I found him. He's an amazing man and I look forward to many years to come with him. I can't wait until the time comes when we are able to start our family and then be able to make even more memories together.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Yesterday afternoon there was a grass fire that started up near the airport here in Midland. That's a pretty good distance to where we live. Midland has been so dry this year it has been unbelievable. I think the total of rainfall right now is only 2/10th of an inch. Now combine that with 50 mph wind gusts and that fire gets pretty big pretty quickly.
The fire headed our way to Midland and got pretty close to our house a couple of times. We were part of a neighborhood that was evacuated because the fire was so close. Scott and I were both at work when we found out about the fire and we knew we needed to head home quickly so we could gather up a few belongings and to try and get our dog. Luckily we got there at a good time that we were able to get to our house. The police had only blocked off the main roads and we were able to use neighborhood roads to get to our house.
When we got home we quickly got to work on gathering things. I went inside the house to get the dog and to start packing clothes, treasures, scriptures, etc. Scott was outside watering down the lawn and the house. Just to give you an idea of how bad it was, the sky was completely brown. The ashes were being blown everywhere. We were covered from head to foot with ash. (We will probably be cleaning it out of our eyes, ears, mouth, and nose for a week). In those few short minutes we had to decide what to take and what we could live without if we weren't able to return. While Scott and I were gathering a few last minute things we got a loud pounding on the door from a police officer letting us know to get out of the area as quickly as we can.
We loaded up our car with what few possessions we didn't want to lose and headed towards Scott's parents house. It was so hard to drive away from our first home that we have lived in for about 2 months now not knowing if we would be able to return to it again. We said a lot of prayers that night and we were able to turn it over to Lord knowing that His will would be done.
We were evacuated from our house for about 1-2 hours. It was the longest wait of my life....We watched the news the whole time hoping to find new information on the fire and to see what the outcome was for all the houses in the area that was evacuated. Luckily we finally got our answer that all evacuees would be let back in. We headed back to our house grateful for the outcome.
Here are a few pictures that I took on my phone once we got back home:
This is ash in front of our front door. We also have ash
all over our lawn and some came into our house where
Monday, March 21, 2011
Funky Hat #1
Funky Hat #2
Funky Hat #3
Monday, February 28, 2011
Yeah you read that right. We are getting into a house!! We are so excited and the best part is we get to stay in the ward we are in now. The process of getting into a house has definitely been a crazy one. We have really been baptized by fire with this experience, but that's okay we are still excited. So right now we have closed on the deal of how much the house is going to be. Our next step is going to happen today when Scott meets up with the inspector this afternoon to go through the house. So if all continues to go well we should be moving into the house by the end of March. And I do have to say it felt so good driving by the house this weekend and seeing the "Sale Pending" sign up already. It's so cool seeing that and knowing that it says that because of us.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Here are a few of the questions we had:
Would you rather change 1,000 poopy diapers or bungee jump off the Brooklyn Bridge?
Would you rather have octuplets or climb Mt. Everest?
Would you rather be deserted on an island or eat the same meal every day for the rest of your life?
Now to think about what to do for this week. Hmmm.....
Friday, February 11, 2011
Well, tonight is #2 so I will let you know how that one goes soon. I'm excited for this idea that I found earlier this week. I think it will be fun for both of us. Until then.....