Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Utah here we come!

For the next couple of days, we will be spending our time here.....

(Try not to be to jealous ;)

And then we will be here!!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

One Year ALREADY?!

I can't believe it has almost been a year already! It feels like just yesterday that I got married to my sweet sweet Josh! The time has really flown by, and I'm very excited that this saturday, on our One YEAR anniversary, Josh and I will be sealed to eachother for all of eternity!!

I'm really happy with the way things turned out, and even though we were not able to be sealed to eachother a year ago, I'm not one bit dissapointed. We had a wonderful wedding and reception and we were able to go through the temple for me to receive my endowments and share that with eachother.

We knew from the beginning that we were going to be sealed to eachother, and I think waiting this year has made me realize a little more how lucky we are that we CAN be sealed. I feel so bad for people that think that life ends after this, and are only married for Life to the person that they love. I couldn't imagine knowing that after dying I would lose my Josh.
With Josh having the job that he does, I am even more grateful for this blessing. I know that if something were to ever happen to him, we will still be together forever!

I'm so glad that I have such wonderful parents that always set such a great example for me. I have never questioned the fact that I wanted to be sealed to my husband. And I'm thankful for all of their love and support last year when we were going through the dissapointment at times of knowing that we couldn't get married in the temple at that time, even though we were worthy. That's a hard pill to swallow when that has been your dream for your whole life.
I'm also grateful for Josh's parents (and family)! They are such amazing people and I have come to love them so much! I'm so glad that we are family.

(After going through the Salt Lake temple for my endowments last year)

I'm so glad that our day is finally here! We have been through a lot of things in this past year.... but it has been great and I love Josh even more. I look forward to spending the rest of forever with him, and our wonderful families!

Girls Camp 2009

I just got back from 5 days of girls camp!
I think it's been about 7 years or so since I have been, and I'm so glad I got the chance to go again. (This time as a YCL leader)
I forgot how nice it is to get away from the world for a week... to not have to worry about distractions, or work, or money or anything. The spirit is always so strong and I really enjoyed my time up there. It was exhausting! Going to sleep at 12 or 1am and then waking up at 5:30 and 4:30am .... yucky! It took me a couple of days to recover. :)
This was the first time I've been away from Josh since we've been married (which will be ONE YEAR on this coming saturday!) We both survived and are now preparing for our trip to Utah to be sealed to eachother!
(My wonderful YCLs!!)
(On the ski lift on Mt Lemmon)

(Amberlee & Sydney my YCLs)

(Everything was so beautiful & green!)

(On the 3rd year hike, at the top of the mountain)

(My fellow YCL leaders... missing one)

It was great to be around the girls up there and see how they would change. Some started the week off with really bad additudes and "hated" everything, but by the last couple of days of camp they were like new girls and even apologized for their behaviors.

I was very ready to come home and see my Joshy, and my dogs, and sleep in my bed, and just get away from teenage girls for a while :) lol

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pool Time

Summer Days...

Josh plays a game where he goes under water and then jumps up and scares the dogs.
Bentley loves it!
(Bentley looks like a kangaroo in this top pic)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Battle of the Refrigerators

It's been a long time coming....
Ok maybe not that long, seeing as how the stupid thing has died TWICE in 6 months!!
When it comes to kitchen appliances you would think your fridge would last longer than 2 years :P

ANYWAYS... here is the faceoff
Old on the left, New on the right
(& Bentley's rear end in the middle)

We are happy about our new fridge (not so happy about having to BUY a new one, but oh well)
We gained about 5 cubic feet more space inside, and now have the ice & water dispenser on the door.
And hopefully we have a fridge that won't be dying on us every 6 months (or at All!)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Growing pup

Look at how cute this lil guy is ^^

Him & Bentley are bestest friends and play ALL the time!

Bentley makes ugly faces, but she is just pretending

Josh with lil Torque

What a Stud!! :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Joys of Home Ownership

Our fridge has decided to break, AGAIN. This is the second time in 7 months that it has decided to die on us. Back in January the Compressor died somehow, it was covered under warranty so they had some company come out and replace it. The guy that replaced it put in an old dusty one from the back of his van. And now, 6.5 months later that old dusty one breaks!!!

We decided that we've had enough of this fridge and it's problems (even though it's not even 3 years old yet). So last night we went out and got a new fridge to replace it.

All of our friends in maricopa were out of town last night, but we were able to find a truck to borrow to pick up our new fridge. (But we weren't able to find man power to help Move the dang thing!) We got the fridge loaded into the truck with help from the guy we bought it from, but we knew that when we got to our house it would only be Josh and me to get it down from the truck.


I was scared! That thing weighed a ton and I am no help when it comes to lifting huge heavy items. I kept hoping one of our neighbors would drive by and see us and offer to help, but it was almost 11pm by then and no such help came. Josh kept saying that "we have no choice, we will just have to do it" and I did NOT want to end up dropping this huge new fridge and breaking it!

I tried to have faith in Josh..... We wiggled the thing to the very edge of the tail gate and Josh got on the bottom to "lift" it off, with me in the truck bed to help balance it. ha! Well the fridge doesn't exactly "lift" very easily, and when the last corner slipped off the end of the tail gate, it fell back (Towards me) and down, FAST. It came down right on my chest and knocked the crap out of me! It bounced off and then got to the ground, right side up. Apparently when it hit me I let out a loud noise like "Uggghhhh!" and josh thought he had just killed me with the fridge (or at least smashed my body with it). He rushed to me as I was doubled over and was asking if I was alright, I knew he would think something horrible happened and I didn't want him to be scared so I tried to get words out to tell him I was okay. All I managed was "wind.... gasp.....knocked... gasp!.... out". lol. I knew I was okay, but it's kinda scary not being able to breath or see straight. Josh sat and patted my back and told me I was okay until I could breath again. I then sat up and laughed and said "wow, i haven't had That happen to me in a Loooong time!"

Don't worry, this story has a happy ending! We both lived AND we now we have a new fridge and we won't loose our food.

The amazing thing is that the fridge made it without a scratch on it! I like to think that my chest saved it :)