Tuesday, April 21, 2009

"I love being married"


Even though my life has taken so many drastic turns in the last several months, I have loved every minute of life! Matt and I have been reading a book that was given to us as a gift and I'm going to use a phrase that is often repeated "I love being married." It is so wonderful to have some one as thoughtful and supportive by my side as Matt is; my best friend :). He knows how to plaster a huge smile on my face! We were in a huge giggle fit just last night and I don't even know what started it? I think it was one of my "difficult interruptions" during our FHE lesson :)

I haven't been good at updating my blog but I will update just a few of the highlights!

We are back from our amazing honeymoon in Oahu where we did everything from snorkel in Haunama Bay, hike Diamond head and Koko head crater, go swimming with SHARKS!, chillax on the beach, visit the awesome Zoo, take a drive around the island etc.
Below: Sand shark 3miles out from Hilawa, Hawaii!Below: Our excited faces after swimming with Sanda sharks and Galapagos sharks. Poor Matt got so sea sick from swallowing so much water. He still kept a smile on though! We are pretty much settled into our place, aside from a few random boxes of rarely used items that are O so important! We have the coolest kitchen-ware thanks to friends and family! We love cooking together on our 'made for two' appliances! Its even better that it doesn't allow for left overs when I convince Matt to try a new recipe that doesn't turn out right ha ha. I think I tried an awful barbecue sauce meat balls with white rice- ewe- made my stomach turn. Sounded good at first but then I added ketchup as I often do and it completely ruined my appetite. I don't know what I was thinking?

Back to our crazy sleepless lives. We have both been out running to work. Matt started back up with the ambulance base and continues to work in the ER also, yet still manages to take his class at UA. I'm only working. I've taken the semester off and will be back for my full schedule come fall term.

Its been nice being able to hang out with family again. We've enjoyed this past weekend with my siblings! :) They have been a great support. Derrick and Christy visited us at our apartment for ice cream and pizza. It was fun laughing with them.
My poor Beverli is so sick and Karl has a damaged knee. I know how Bev feels because I've been getting over the same thing. My only cure for getting over illness has been sleep and these days we can't ever find enough of it. Speaking of.... We "partied" over with Shanda and Jon late Saturday and watched Xmen. Such a great movie!

I almost forgot to mention... We had a wonderful opportunity to listen to speakers on how to improve our marriage Saturday evening at the adult session of Stake Conference. I was so grateful for the chance to have Matt there with me so we can at least remember portions of the genius with the combination of both our memories. We have much to discuss and learn and grow but I know we are headed in the right direction. He is the most patient, understanding and kind man. I am honored to have him by my side. My love, my best friend.

Aren't we the dorkiest couple wearing matching outfits! I bought them last time Beverli and I cruised Hawaii. I never thought that Matt and I would have the opportunity to walk the same beaches where they were purchased. It was truly and amazing opportunity I will be forever thankful for.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

You two are so cute! I'm so glad that you are enjoying married life. I admit I'm a bit jealous. I need to find myself a nice man.