Thursday, February 26, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Just a small update on our training. We did 13.5 miles on Saturday. The last 1.5 miles or so we were shuffling along the road like old grannies, but we made it. We collapsed on the floor immediately afterwards, but after about 45 minutes or so and some peanut butter sandwiches we were completely fine. And we're not even sore. Yay for us!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Sometimes with the other couple, the husband is weird...sometimes the wife is weird. Sometimes one or both of them probably think one or both of us is weird. (Heaven forbid!) Sometimes you just don't click with one or both members of the couple. Couple dating is hard! And still awkward...you still have to call and invite the other couple while fearing rejection. You still have to make the crappy first-date small talk with the other couple. You still have to worry about what the other couple will think of you. It never ends!
We have been trying to couple date more. It has been hard for us to put ourselves out there. Luckily most of our attempts have been really fun. We just need to do it more. But I'm just saying...the whole awkward dating thing is so not over when you get married!!!!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
1. He does the dishes.
2. He cooks dinner when I get home late from work.
3. He gives me a big hug every time he leaves in the morning and when I come home at night.
4. He lets me decorate the house (except for the man room) any way I want.
5. He fixes my bike and car.
6. He takes care of things that I don't want to take care of, like calling rude businesses.
7. He cleans up after himself.
8. He cleans up after me!
9. He sends me silly text messages during the day that make me smile.
10. He tries to do what's right.
11. He chases the Primary kids.
12. He is training for the marathon with me.
13. He sometimes warms up my side of the bed by laying in it until it gets warm so I don't have to get into cold sheets.
14. He always gives me the best compliments.
15. He supports my goals. Even the weird ones.
16. He puts the toilet seat down and doesn't leave shaving or toothpaste gunk in the bathroom sink.
17. He makes me laugh every day.
18. He inspires me to get my lazy butt out of bed and to the gym in the morning. (well, most mornings!)
19. He is a very hard worker and takes pride in a job well done and does a good job at what he tries.
20. He thinks of fun things for us to do together and with other people.
21. He wants me to be happy and is always asking how he can help me be happy.
22. He goes to ward choir with me.
23. He listens to me vent.
24. He quotes my favorite movie.
25. He drives a long way to work every day so that I can have a job I like.
...and I could go on. I love you Matt!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
So, at what point in conversations such as these do I say I'm married...back off? You'd think he would do a ring check. Isn't that proper flirting ettiquette? I'm just wondering where the line is between being rude and having a nice normal conversation with someone in the bookstore line. I think though that it would probably be different in any other setting than BYU because BYU is kind of known as the dating ground.
I just thought it was pretty funny, so I thought I'd share.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Anyway, I call it "my temple" because this particular temple is especially meaningful to me because when I was about 13 years old I had a dream that I looked out my bedroom window and saw a temple there. My bedroom window in my parents' house faces the east mountains and looks out to where the temple now is. So imagine how neat it was 15 years later when they announced that a temple really would be built there. I never thought that would happen because when I look out the other window in my bedroom, I could see the Jordan River Temple.
Anyway this dream was really special and so now since the temple part of it is now a reality, I feel like the other part may be a reality soon. And that is so cool! So I was really excited to finally see it completed. And it is beautiful.
Here is the celestial room. This is where people come and are able to sit and ponder and pray after they have completed the ordinances they have come to do.
Note: All photos were taken from the lds.org website. You can go there for more photos and more explanation about the Draper Temple and temples in general.