Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Debt Free...for a few days :)

So at the beginning of this week Aaron's student loan was due. We have been saving every penny since last August and used every penny to pay it off before it accrued interest. I was proud that we could pay it off but a little part of my heart ached as I confirmed the transaction. It was worth it for Aaron to get his masters, I am proud of how hard he has worked in school, it all pays itself off. :) So we're back to the beginning, back to saving every penny because in December we need to buy a new car and of course we're hoping to get into that house in the Spring. It never ends right? But it is all exciting stuff we're saving for so that makes it easier. Plus the motivation to get out of my parent's house. (Love you Mom and Dad, but you know what I mean)

I have been going through a lazy, lazy phase. I don't know why but I've had a few days where I can't bring myself to do stuff. I've driven to the gym and not gone inside. Yesterday it was so beautiful and I thought I would go for a run and instead I made myself an oreo milkshake!! Which was delicious. I'll think I'm going to run an errand...and won't. Who knows, but I'm ready to be out of it. (Although sometimes its kinda nice :)

October in Texas is unreal. It is so beautiful. I've been taking Jo on long walks and to the park. Running in October in Texas is the best, slightly cool air, sun shining, fabulous. I miss Utah but not right now. Plus Halloween is coming and I love candy! I can't wait to see all of your darling children's costumes. I love looking at how adorable they look all dressed up. (Side note: Aaron doesnt like Halloween and doesn't like dressing up, I know! He's no fun). But if I was cute and creative and my husband would let me, I would like to think our costumes would be this cute:
Peter Pan, Lost Boy, and Tinkerbell, all hand made by hers truly. (I have such crafty friends)

And my two-month break is coming to an end. Yes my dear friends, I will begin working again next week. I'm excited but sad, I have loved my time at home but I miss working too. Well more I miss what comes from working, our checking account misses me working. :)

I hope everyone is enjoying the fall and take lots of Halloween pictures!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tag, tag, tag...

8 things I am passionate about

1. My Aaron

2. My Faith
3. My family
4. Running
5. Eating ice cream
6. Schedules and organization
7. Reading
8. Missionary Work

8 words or phrases I say often
1. Sit, Stay, Down, Come, No, etc...
2. That was HI-larious
3. I'm sorry
4. No way
5. I don't know
6. What do you want to do?
7. I love you
8. I really need... :)

8 things I want to accomplish in the coming year
1. Learn how to be a better wife
2. Learn better communication skills
3. Find a house and move into it
4. Finish our wedding scrapbook and start our next one
5. Have a baby
6. Run another marathon or half marathon
7. Help Aaron take the CPA
8. Learn to make home made fudge

8 places I would love to go or visit
1. Australia
2. Argentina
3. Europe, all of it
4. New York
5. California
6. China
7. Thailand
8. Nauvoo

8 things I need or want
1. New jeans
2. A bike
3. A treadmill
4. A house and everything that goes inside of one
5. New Car
6. Our stocks to go back up
7. To become more diligent
8. To become wealthy so that Aaron could stay home everyday with me

I tag: Anyone who wants to be tagged :)

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Ending of an Era???

Okay maybe not an era but an important event in my life none the less. So for those of you who don't know, I really love clothes. I love wearing cute clothes, finding cute clothes, shopping for cute clothes, all of it. This was not always the case. In high school I would say I did not wear cute clothes or make up, actually I wore unattractive clothes mostly. Then my freshmen roommate was Brooke, who was the epitome of getting ready every day and looking adorable. I started wearing make up and getting ready for school most days. Still I wouldn't say I made a huge transformation. Gradually it became more and more important to me, I purchased my first pair of designer jeans before my mission. (Huge turning point, I can never ever go back now). After my mission it was in full force. Even though I had 8 o'clock class everyday I was ready, fully ready every morning. Not to mention I had two closets to work with here because my roommate, Stacy, is probably the most fashion savvy girl I know. I really realized this when one day I was so sick but went to school anyway and wore a cute t-shirt, jeans, and tennis shoes and one of my students came up to me on campus and asked what was wrong with me because I wasn't dressed like I normally am.

Anyways, this has all gone slowly downhill since I got married. For several reasons, I worked for a small company where I never ever saw anyone and those precious extra 15 mins of sleep became so important. My clothing budget has diminished, well is non-existent. But it is still important to me and I have all my pre-marriage clothes to work with here. But this is all changing. What could possibly bring about a change in my desire to wear adorable clothing everyday? This:My grandmother bought me one of these when I was visiting her last month and I'm in love. It is so comfortable. I wore it all day yesterday, all day. I may never wear jeans again. I wonder if I can find a job where this fits into the dress code...

Monday, October 6, 2008

All Grown Up!

A little late in posting, but Aaron's little brother got engaged last weekend. We just can't believe it. It always seems to happen so fast when its not you. We couldn't be happier about our new, future sister-in-law. She is the cutest, nicest, friendliest, etc. girl ever. For those of you who haven't heard, Kellie (Spencer's fiancee) served her mission in Little Rock (where Aaron is from). She spent 8 months in Aaron's home ward and Aaron's family fell in love with her. I mean we have been hearing about this girl since a year ago. Aaron's mom had her picked out as Spencer's future wife. So did every other family in the ward that had a son. So we have been hearing about her for months and months and then right after she got released she came back to visit with her family and wanted to eat dinner with the Piersons. Well before she left she asked Aaron's mom for her bread recipe. Jeanie said she would hand it over in exchange for her phone number so her son could call her. He called her later that week and the rest is history. I love that story. Needless to say the Piersons in Arkansas are just beside themselves. So they're getting married the Tuesday before Thanksgiving (I know, so fast). So after taking out a small loan (only a slight exaggeration) we bought plane tickets for Thanksgiving week to Utah. We're so happy for him!

Also all grown up is our sweet puppy. I was looking at her this week and can't believe how big she is getting. I thought I would post one of her right after we got to Texas. Her first day playing in the back yard we found her like this. Our Jo loves water and mud, this combo was a special treat.