Friday, November 30, 2012

That takes me further every day...

Sometimes it is really difficult to be grateful in life. Despite all that I have I get wrapped up in temporary circumstances and get a little selfish. But then I receive a dose of humility and remember all that I have.

I am grateful for my husband who stayed up late one night to decorate for Christmas when I was sick, but left the tree undecorated because he knows that is my favorite part. He is pretty fantastic.

I am grateful for a religion that allows me to practice my beliefs in my own way, while still giving me direction and guidance.

I am grateful for an education, and all that it entails.

I am grateful for a warm house to come home to every night.

I am grateful for a washer and dryer in my home, laundry mats aren't really all that fun.

I am grateful for a car that runs and gets us where we need to go.

I am grateful for decorative couch pillows, because they mean that even if something seems pointless to Gabe, it matters to him because it matters to me.

I am grateful for the love and support we are given through our trial and errors of figuring out this whole growing up thing.

I know there are a million more things I could write on here... but these are the things that come to mind. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If Gabe Were in Charge of Christmas Cards...


This is what would happen.
I'm not sure how opposed I am at this point...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows...

My Husband... what a stud.
In one of the food science labs this weekend

The other day I read a friend's blog post about "stupid husband syndrome" that media loves portraying, which just happens to be one of my biggest pet peeves. By no means is Gabe perfect, but he knows that. More than that, I know how imperfect I am, and you don't see him flaunting that to the world (no matter how many times he asks me to please hang my towel up and not leave it on the counter).

This semester we are both taking 18 credits and working part time. Why you might ask? I think we may be a little crazy, plus we both have senioritis and simply want to graduate. But, Gabe is currently taking three 4 credit classes which makes my schedule, which includes an internship and research with a professor, pale in comparison.

Last night I couldn't sleep... so I watched nostalgic music videos as I heard Gabe typing away in the living room. Somewhere in there I did fall asleep and I woke up at 5am this morning snuggled up to my phone... and no Husband. He was still in the living room finishing up a paper. He works so hard on his school work and then still makes time for us. He comes up with the best music and then shares it with me. He gets wild ideas of late night adventures and about half the time we follow through accompanied by lots of laughter.

So I would have to say Gabe is pretty amazing.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Breathe it in and I can see...

October was an extremely busy month for us, which is why I have failed to blog anything about our current life as of late. So here is an attempt at catching up with an onslaught of pictures and maybe a few words here and there.

This is one of my classes learning how to measure brain waves, easily my favorite class this semester

Gabe fixed Emily's car on the side of the highway...

We watched General Conference with Gary and Liz

We did a lot of driving this past month, this was one of the gorgeous views we saw... even if my phone camera doesn't do it justice

The Rexburg Idaho LDS Temple

With some handsome men in front of it...

One of the few normal pictures of Gabe and I

My favorite bridesmaid at Alyssa's wedding

The gang at Alyssa's wedding

The only picture I took of Jeremy and Alyssa the entire day

I love a good autumn storm
 I went down to the Senior World Games in St George where I helped with health screenings. Half of one day was spent making the elderly bleed... and just for the record the men were much bigger babies about the whole ordeal
 Our fearless leader  No Rules Rilla

The St George LDS temple
 A beautiful sunset seen from our house
 Angela and I went to the Awful Waffle to catch up
 where they have a delicious punpkin belgian waffle ...
 We also carved pumpkins
 With the lovely Thompsons
 The men talking carving strategy...
 Andy was a little excited about it all
 I am in love with all the colorful leaves as I walk around campus
 And rainy drives on the way to places
 this gorgeous view is what I get to see on a daily basis
 And I volunteered at the ARC quite a bit this month ( it is required for a class but I really do love it)
 My Dobby pumpkin
 One day night Gabe decided he needed to try on a Neiman Marcus fur coat... (I love the beard no matter what he is wearing)
And that was pretty much our October...