Interfaith Service

Every year the churches out here get together to put on an interfaith service, before the LDS church has never been invited. This year however, we were invited and so our ward volunteered to host the event. Jeff and I went last night and it was really a cool thing to be a part of. Everyone came in their sunday best and each church had their Deacon, Rabbi, Pastor, Bishop, etc. get up and read a scripture or give a sermon. It was all about Thanksgiving and focused on the things we have in common such as our love for our Heavenly Father and all he has blessed us with. When it came our turn our primary got up and sang a medley of Thanksgiving hymns and they were huge hit. It was very much a success and a great opportunity. Afterwards there was refreshments and mingling in the back. I hope our church will have the opportunity to be invited from here on out.

*In other news we are meeting Scott and Becca in New York this weekend then bringing them back to our place! Our first visitors, couldn't be more excited!


Half a year already gone, eternity to go :)

I am so thankful to be married to my best friend. Jeff is my better half in every way and makes me the best version of myself. The past six months have been such an incredible adventure and I wouldn't have wanted to do it with anyone else by my side holding my hand. Being our six month anniversary today I am reminded of six things that I have come to remember/discover while being married to Jeff that I am thankful for.

1. I am so proud of Jeff and his hardworking demeanor and determination never cease to amaze me. He is so dedicated to his school work and profession and I learn so much from him. It's awesome to not only see but hear the passion he has for medicine each day as he tells me about his day and what he got to see/do. I am so happy to know that he is doing what he loves and I know whatever field he chooses to go into he will make an amazing PA and bless many lives because of his love for what he does.

2. I am so grateful for the worthy priesthood holder he is and for the blessings and spirit it has brought into our home. It is such a comfort to have the priesthood in my home and I am so thankful for his willingness to take callings and help out in our ward family wherever there is a need. He is such a wonderful example to me and others and I love seeing him in those leadership roles, he is such a natural born leader.

3. Jeff is a true romantic. Not a day goes by that I not reminded of how much he loves and appreciates me. Whether it be a sweet text, message, him doing the dishes or laundry, buying us "surprise" gifts, taking care of something I am not an expert or sure about, waking up to or coming home late at night to a wrapped present waiting for me on the table "just because" or him coming home early from work with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me, I always feel like such a queen the way he treats me. I knew Jeff was the one long before he did (haha) just for the simple fact that he treated me better as a friend than any of the guys I had dated treated me as a girlfriend. He has always told me how special I am and how much he loves me. I love him for not being afraid to express himself to me no matter who we are with or where we may be.

4. He can make me smile even when I feel like I don't want to and he puts up with me when everyone else couldn't get away fast enough. Sometimes I can get ornery but Jeff never gets angry with me. He is so loving and patient with me and will try everything he can to make things better, even though most of the time he doesn't know what I am mad about. Gosh I'm a pain. I love him for loving me, the good and the bad.

5. He is so much fun! There is never a dull moment at our house, Jeff is always telling a cool story, dancing and singing to me. He loves to tickle, poke, pinch my cheeks, etc. He always has good ideas and is always up to try new things and go places most people would probably think is dumb. He plays into my love for the holidays and will do his best to get as excited as I do over every tiny thing. I love it.

6. Jeff is an awesome husband and being married to him has been such a pleasure. I know we are only half-way there but I have no idea what people are talking about when they say the first year of marriage is the hardest. So far it has been better than I had ever hoped it could be. I know I am lucky to be married to Jeff, he is such a catch and I am thankful everyday he chose me to spend his life with. I look forward to everything we have in store for us and I know we can do anything as long as we are together. Jeff is going to make an amazing father someday and although I want to have him all to myself for at least a couple of years before we start our family, I look forward to joy we will have with our own little family and feel comforted knowing he will be the father of my children.

I love you so much Jeff. Thank you for the best 6 months of my life. I fall more in love with you everyday and look forward to everyday in eternity I have to spend with you.


Merry (early) Christmas to us!

After much talk and months of deliberation we finally broke down and bought ourselves an awesome new serta mattress! Jeff didn't want to wait any longer so instead of borrowing a truck we threw it on top of the 4 runner, tied it down and took it home. I'm sure the neighbors got quite an entertaining show watching Jeff and I haul it in the house! Let's just say there was a lot of laughing and stumbling around on my part and pure manly strength on Jeffrey's part. I tried. haha

I love christmas.