October 28, 2012


Sometimes I get tired of life.  Sometimes I get tired of going through the same motions everyday.  Day in and day out.  It is hard to constantly be doing the same things without a break. 

As I have looked back on our life the last 2 years, I have noticed that things seem to be that way.  We have constantly been working on the house or yard without an end in sight.  Sometimes I love it, but a lot of times it is really hard. 

Jeremy has the best work attitude of anyone I know.  He constantly just does things because they need to be done.  Usually without any asking he has things finished by the time I roll of the couch and get ready to help him.  This makes me feel guilty for not wanting to do anything in the first place and embarrassed he did it all on his own, but he does it without complaints and never says anything about my lack of help or excitement. 

(This weeked we worked hard on clearing our garden to till it under for next year.  I actually went out and helped him as much as I could.  I worked so hard that I pulled a muscle in my back :) and I haven't stopped complaining since!)

I am so grateful for my husband and the love he shows me all the time.  I am so blessed to have him in my life to be the example of what I need to work on.  Thank you sweetheart, I love you.

Love ya!

October 14, 2012

Exciting News!!

We have reached a milestone in our marriage and relationship.  We have some really exciting news....

We are........


We are so proud of ourselves!!  This little black honda has made it through quite a bit and we hope to keep it for quite a bit longer.  Happy Birthday old guy!

Love ya!

October 8, 2012

Summer of 2012....

Oh my goodness!  It has been quite the eventful summer for us. 

First, on this General Conference weekend, I just want to express my love and faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  I have never enjoyed the talks more than I have this weekend.  Every talk seems to hit me right in the heart.  I absolutely have felt the spirit and I know that I have a stronger testimony now than before. 

Also, I love our family.  Jeremy and I are so blessed to have people around us who would do anything for us and who are so strong.  All week, we have had my Mother-in-Law helping us can our beautiful peaches and we were "blessed" with the opportunity to help Jason and Bonny debone, grind, and package 250 pounds of elk.  (So blessed....)  To top things off, Jeremy and I showed up on Saturday night for him to attend the Priesthood session with my father and me to go to dinner with the girls, just to find out that my little sister Jaynanne is going on a mission.  It was fantastic news and we are so excited for her!  Plus, just found out tonight at Skylee Marie's Bday party that what I suspected about Shanna and Jon turned out to be true!

(My cute little sisters in Park City meeting Derek Hough!)

Second, to start the summer off we worked our butts off for 3 weeks in order to get a bathroom into our house. We had a bathroom before, but it was disgusting.  We also had to rip out all the old galvinized piping under the house and replace it with ABS piping.  This was something we were dreading.  We cut out all the cement and finally got it taken care of.  We now have brand new drains and a bathroom.  It is AMAZING!!

(Our bathroom in progress, I will take more pictures in a bit)
(Part of the process was hooking onto our existing septic tank line.  The trench below is the work of Jeremy and my dad shoveling for hours.  It was about 6 1/2 feet deep.)

Third, we decided (really stupid) to plant a gigantic garden.  We live on 3/4 of an acre and 1/2 that was our garden.  We had 25 pea plants, 48 tomato plants, 48 pepper (jalapeno, bell, anaheim) plants, 50 bean plants, 25 carrots, 25 onions, 25 potatoes, 4 watermelons, 25 black raspberries, 12 grape plants, 35 fruit trees (cherry, peach, apricot, apples, nectarine, plum), an 80x30 plot of corn, and 10 huge pumpkin plants.  Needless to say, I have been a canning fool for a month now.  I like it but at the same time I get frustrated with the amount of time it takes.

(Part of our Apricot loot)

(Half of our garden plot.  The tomato plants got around 6 feet tall!)
(Part of our row of Peach Trees)

(Our grapes peas in the front and barn and corn in the back)

(This is our pumpkin patch.  It was my favorite part!  Behind me is the corn.  It grew sort of sporadically but we got 8 foot stalks in some parts!)
There was a lot more to our summer but I will post those in things to come.  Just some pictures to end the post!

(Jeremy helped Ryan to finish his house before their little Presley arrived)

(We hiked Ben Lomond peak with my Uncle and his kids.  It was way fun and Jeremy loved seeing all the mountain goats, but not so much the height (below))

 (On Peach Days, we got to go to a Voice Male concert.  It was the best night in a long time!)

(Jeremy got into a bad accident in July that has affected his back ever since)

(Finally, I know Jeremy doesn't seem very pleased here, but we went to a night away in Park City and had a fantastic time.  We cruised the cable TV channels all night eating Little Caesar's and Moutain Dew.  We got to ride the Park City Olympic Alpine Slide and Xtreme Zipline.  It was so much fun!!  Jeremy and I loved every minute of it!  It was nice to get away after such a busy summer!)
 Love ya!