Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trying to stay sane!

So I apologize in advance but this is kind of my pity post. I just feel the need to vent a little and I am not a big journal writer so I guess you lucky people will get to read my complaints and frustrations. I am just trying to find a way to maintain my sanity.

Do you ever stop and think that this is not where I pictured myself to be at this point in life? Sure I thought maybe I would be married and I am so happy that I am married to the most wonderful person. I just didn't think we would both be trying to finish school still and now living with the inlaws. I didn't think that Adam would be so miserable in his job because for the time being he is just kind of stuck. He is a good man who plugs along everyday to help provide for us and for that I am truley thankful. I thought maybe we would be in a house of our own maybe getting ready to start a family and that things would just fall into place.
Well here we are 24 and 25 and I know that we have years and years ahead of us but we are living with our inlaws trying, unsuccessful to this point, to save for a house, a place of our own. Looking at houses is very stressful. We still need to decide if we are going to build or buy a preexisisting home, figure out where we want to live, then we will need to find an agent if we don't build and that is just one more thing to try and find. Then there is the little tid bit that we don't have money saved up and would like to be in a better situation. Everyone tells us we need to buy now and that we can still get the tax credit but I just don't know if we are ready... will we ever be ready?
Here we are talking about starting a family but we do not want to be living with ALL of Adam's family (yes they are all at home. ugh!) and trying to squeeze our new born into the room we are currently living in. Then comes the same question that seems to come-up with every decision we are trying to make.... are we ready? Will we ever be ready?
Then there is school I was hoping to be done by now but there is a 5 year wait for the nursing program and then I will have to quit my job to finish that degree unless I decide to go to a private school that will cost more but offers night classes. Adam is going back to school and still has at least 4-6 years left so we need to get him finished with that and hopefully out of his job sooner than that.
I just feel a little overwhelmed and stressed lately and I can't seem to shake it. I don't know how much longer we can last at Adam's parents house. It has only been two months and we are already tired of it. It's not that we don't love our family it is just stressful to go from living by just the two of you to a house with 5 more adults.

I know this is a lot of complaining but I warned you :)
I am sure that you are wondering why we didn't move in with my family where I only have one sister left at home? That is a very long story but lets just say my mom didn't really understand.

I am not saying that I am not grateful for the things I do have or for the loving families we have both been blessed with it just seems as of late everything is going against us.

I guess I will just leave it at that for now and continue to go to church, say my prayers and ask for as many blessings from Adam as I can :) and hope that the Lord will help everything work out like it is supposed to.
Thanks for the vent I am starting to feel a little better.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All across the state.....

For our three year anniversary this last week Adam and I decided to take off a whole week from work together. Let me tell you it was a much needed break. No house full of in laws, no messes or stresses from work, just me and my hubby doing what ever we want. We went from one end of the state to the other....at least it felt like it.

We started out by going up to Park City on Saturday night. We went shopping at the Outlet Stores, walked a little Main Street and then realized it was 9:00 and we were hungry. We stopped at a little place on Main Street, nothing fancy but boy was it good.

Then we went back to our hotel and crashed!

Sunday we got up had our Mrs. Fields cookies, that we bought at the outlet stores, for breakfast. Yummy :) We then headed over to the Olympic Park. It was really fun to watch the ski jumpers practice in the pool. Unfortunately we forgot our camera so you will have to settle for iPhone photos. We got way too much sun and of course didn't wear sunscreen so I had a nice sunburn with a necklace imprint to go with it.
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Photobucket Photobucket It says take a picture here so my silly hubby did.

After that we went to ride the Alpine Slides. It was a blast except for the fact that Adam crashed and burned and let me tell you those slides are not forgiving he has friction burns on his arm, leg and wrist. Even with his crash he still managed to beat me!

After that we rode the Alpine Coaster, if you have never been on it, it is definitely a must. It is a metal track with cars that you have control on how fast or slow you go. Poor Adam always gets stuck behind someone slow and no it is not me.

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We walked Main Street a little more. We had Lunch at the Red Banjo Pizza Parlor.....yum. I had to stop at the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and get a frozen banana and a carmel Apple. This was my vacation after all and I was going to eat what ever I wanted.

Monday we headed back home to re-pack so we could head up to Logan to the Anniversary Inn. We could have gone to one of the places in Salt Lake but we wanted a change of scenery. Besides they have redone all of their rooms and they had My Comfort gel beds.....it was like sleeping on a cloud.                                                                                                        Photobucket  Photobucket                   
               Our room The Taj Mahal

We drove home from Logan on Tuesday Afternoon and Wednesday we just hung around town and got things packed up so we could meet Adam's family in Manti for camping. We left for camping on Thursday morning. Manti was beautiful and you could see the temple from our camp site which was pretty cool. It was nice weather and not too bad spending more time with the in laws. We went on Thursday night into town to have pizza and go see Harry Potter at the drive inn. It was lots of fun.
Saturday we headed home and then it was back to work on Monday.
Sorry for the long-winded post.Yay for you if you actually read the whole thing!
I think I need a vacation from my vacation. :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Three Years and still going strong!


Today is our three year anniversary! We were married on August 11, 2006 and were sealed on our one year anniversary August 11, 2007. This has been the best three years of my life and I wouldn't trade it for anything. We had our rough times and our good times and I am thankful for all of these experiences because it has made our marriage and relationship the one it is today.

I am so happy that we made the decision to be sealed for time and all eternity a year later. What a great way to celebrate our first year of marriage! I was so thankful to have my older sister and her husband there as the only family from my side that was able to there for us. I know this decision is not one to be taken lightly and is not one that is right for everyone but for us this was a decision we have not regretted yet and I don't think we ever will.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


So after much turmoil and many complications my blog is up and running with a much better background than I started with. Thank you to everyone who gave me some helpful suggestions. I hope that this blog is not extremely boring but if it is oh well because it is my blog right? :)
Hopefully there will be more exciting posts to come.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My First Post

Here it is my first blog and my first post. I am sure you were all a frenzy with anticipation so here it is. Please be kind because I am not the most eloquent writer and I certainly do not have an interesting life, at least I don't think I do. So here goes nothing........