Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blessings just keep on coming!

 I recently moved in with Cody's family up in Highland for convenience as Trina (Cody's Mom) has been helping me plan for the wedding, and so I don't have to drive to Provo every night at midnight. Cody also moved up here because he sold his contract and had nowhere else to go. ((But don't worry. We're not going to do anything dumb. We're chaperoned at all times, and we're not about to mess up now that it's less than a month away)) Anyways, we were all just sitting in the front room, decorating the Christmas tree when all of a sudden, someone knocks on the door very loudly. The whole family except me goes to the door to see who was there (because I don't know anyone in Highland, so of course it wouldn't be for me), and instead of a person, there was a huge present that said "Don't open until Christmas" and then a little envelope on top of it that said "Open Now" and they were both for Cody and I. So I walk over to the door, not knowing what to expect, and just joking around I said.. "It better not be anything special, cause I already have a headache and crying would make it worse!" Well, Cody opened the envelope to find $300 in cash! Yeah, the tears started flowing! How amazing is that?! And who knows that we're both living here? We just moved in at the beginning of this week, and didn't really even tell anyone! And on the big present, there was this little note..

I'm speechless. I don't know why we deserved this, but I am soo grateful for all of the sweet people in this world.

And, to top this day off, Cody's old employer who owes him a ton of money, called him up today and said he had $300 to pay him. So we got a total of $600 in cash to help out with everything.

We are loved, and it feels so wonderful (:

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Do what's right, and you'll be blessed (:

I mentioned Cody's new job a while ago, where he's getting paid $12.80 an hour. That was doing excavating and drilling.. Well the last job that he was put on right before Thanksgiving was expected to last from the beginning of November all the way through January. Which would have been AWFUL!! He was in Delta for the first week (2 hours away from Provo) and then in Milford (3 hours away from Provo) for the next week! And on top of it, he had to be there for a week straight, and in Milford, he didn't have cell phone service!!! So every night he called me from his co-worker's phone for about 10 minutes, if I was lucky. So by the time Thanksgiving week came around, we were SOOOO excited to be able to see each other every single day, without work interrupting at all! Well, as fun as that was, when we got back and Cody was expecting to go to work the next day, his employer called and said that they didn't have any more work for him because he worked too fast on the last project. So day after day, hour after hour, Cody filled out so many applications for jobs he wanted, jobs that looked interesting, and jobs that he knew he'd at least get paid for. Well after two weeks of doing this, his stress level was out the window, and was so worried about paying for our wedding and supporting me and our new life together. We were praying our little brains out, but still no job. I'm still working at Pizza Pie Cafe, but not getting very many hours, so I was supporting us for a while on my $400 every two weeks, with a mere $0.36 in Cody's bank account :/ Alas, after the craziest job application that required a million extra things to be done then all the others, Cody got a job interview!! It was with a company called Ludvik Electric and he was interviewing for one of the apprenticeship positions. At the end of the interview, they told him to go into another room while they discussed, and after just a short while, they offered Cody the job and told him that he was one of the highest scoring interviewee's in the applicant pool and they wanted to make sure they secured him before he got another job!!!! So he went in two days later for orientation, and he is now an employee for Ludvik Electric!! He works from around 7-3 Monday through Friday, it's a 4 year apprenticeship, and here's the best part.. He starts out making $15.40 an hour, and after the 4 years, he'll be a certified Journeyman and can get AT LEAST $25 an hour!!!

And if that wasn't good enough, let's count all of our other blessings that have been given to us in the last week.

-Cody sold his contract!! He moves out tonight!
-I successfully finished this semester, and somehow managed to pass all of my classes!
-Mine and Cody's parents are super helping with paying for wedding stuff
-Cody's family offered their Great Grandma's house for us to live in after we get married!!
                    -And we're actually making progress in cleaning it!
-My good friend's aunt offered to make my bouquet!!
-My dress is almost done being altered/ having a bolero made for it!!

Plus all the other things that I've mentioned that we're getting for free, we know that these are all blessings because we're doing the right things in our lives (: