Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Everyday life update

Here are a couple pictures from the weekend in Wyoming (:
Cody's slowly pimping out our car with accessories from Walmart.. haha

The chrome lining will go all the way around all the doors, trunk and hood

Fake vent things

This is his super excited (and kinda creepy) face because he just finished part of the car and LOVES IT!

What is there to do in Wyoming? Play with baby toys! Brady was building the tallest tower possible with those blocks!
Baby Mikey just chillin watching Bob the Builder

And some more updates of our beautiful yard that I still need to get around to weeding..
Super cool flower growing in front of our house! Never seen anything like it before!

This one's dying, but it's an absolutely gorgeous color! And sadly, there was only one of them


They are HUGE!!

Sun & Movies

I only lived in the Carriage Cove apartments for about 2 months, and then sold my contract to save for our wedding. But they do have quite a nice pool, and it's less ghetto than The Branbury pool. So yesterday I decided to take a trip over there, but you need a key to get in. So I borrowed my friend Carly's key and layed out there for about two and a half hours. PERRRFECT weather! I had my music, my sound-blocking headphones, and I was good to go! I was actually really surprised that I got a good tan line when  I went inside.. Well, that "tan" line, turned out to be the biggest SUNBURN! I hate when that happens! I can usually feel when I'm getting burnt, so I can turn over or go inside, but not this time! I didn't feel it at all! Now I'm in so much pain and can't even blink without hurting! (yes, my eyelids got burnt too!) Good thing we had a bottle of Aloe Vera waiting for me at home!
Beautiful BURN line.. funny rectangle shape in the middle because of a rectangle shape thing on my suit.

Later that night, we were going to go see The Avengers with Kaylee and a few of her friends, but they were going to the 10:30 showing, and since I already have a habit of falling asleep during movies, we decided to not go to that late of a movie. Instead, we went to the dollar theater and saw This Means War. Cody and I both actually REALLY liked it! It was funny, cute, and action-y(: A little dirty, with the sister.. girl, but still really good. Then we RedBox-ed The Vow because we still hadn't seen it. NOT the best movie.. It was incredibly sad, and I ended the night crying on Cody's shoulder because I couldn't ever imagine having anything like that happening. So we put in Ratatouille to put a good mood back in our room, and I fell asleep happy again.

Outside the theater

We got there early (10 minutes early) and the theater was completely empty!

On other news, I just got a job! I've been kinda looking on and off for the past couple of weeks, not too seriously, but just wanting something for this summer to get a few more dollars while I'm not in school. So I applied to a few different call centers, not too happy with their needs (meaning I don't want to work on the weekends and they'd make me..) So I was getting kind of bummed, and then Cody and I went to FHE with our friends Maggie & Matt on Monday and were talking to them about it and they remembered that their and Cody's friend DJ works as a higher up guy at Pinnacle Security in Orem and that we should ask him if they have any positions! So Cody called him, and they had a job fair today at 3. So DJ talked to a guy, told him I was coming, and kinda put a good word in for me. Well, I went in, got the rundown and waited in line for an interview. The guy that knew I was coming sat me down for an interview for customer service (starting pay is $10! with incentive bonuses too!) and after two questions, and a bit of off topic conversation, he offered me the job! So I go in tomorrow at 1 for orientation, then I start training on Monday! And I'm really excited because they're looking for positions from 6:30am-6pm so I'll be home when Cody gets off work and I don't have to work weekends!
Job interview outfit! And it took a ton of make up to get my face un-red. I couldn't look super dumb and burnt for the interview..

Monday, May 7, 2012

Planning ahead. (Very personal, very long)

Cody and I have had our moments where we plan and plan and plan ahead for what we think we want our life to consist of, when things are going to happen, when we'll move, where we'll move to, etc. And these are all good things to talk about and get in the mindset of things changing, but it's not always going to happen the way it's planned out to.

When we started dating more serious and deciding to get married, we talked about kids, how many, and when. We talked about a year, and having lots of them close together.

Well, we've been married for three and a half months now, and we had a curveball thrown at us. Two weeks ago, I was one week late on having my period. I've NEVER been late in the entire 11 years that I've been having them. When you're not married, it's not a big deal. But being married brings on all sorts of new concerns and life changing thoughts. One week isn't that big of a deal though, so we didn't really think too much of it yet. But when another whole week went by with no period, that's when it hit us.  So of course we had the conversation of "WHAT IF WE REALLY ARE PREGNANT?" and I was freaking out. I can't be a mom.. I'm only 21 and I act like I'm still 18. Cody and I haven't grown up, and I'm pretty sure we never will, but especially now, we can't bring a life into this world and be responsible for what they know and do. This lasted for about 8 hours, and then we started embracing the idea that we really were pregnant. We started getting really excited and figured out all the things that we'd have to start doing differently, how we'd pay for everything, etc. We then became ecstatic about the idea, so on Sunday the 29th of April, we went and bought a pregnancy test from Walmart. It was quite the shock of emotions when it said negative.. twice (because I did it wrong the first time). I wanted to cry. I came out and told Cody, and he reacted the same way. Completely devastated.

I thought that was the end. But during the week I was getting nauseous, weird cravings, and other weird "symptoms" throughout the week. But I still hadn't started my period. It was Friday by this time, 5 days since I took the test. And still nothing was different. We went to Wyoming over the weekend and visited Cody's brother Shaun, his wife Melody and their baby Michael. They're pregnant with their second baby that's due in Sept, so I talked with her and Trina (My mother-in-law) about all things pregnancy. I wanted to be prepared in all ways possible, and wanted to make sure that we had all things on our mind. Everyone saw the signs and agreed that the tests aren't always right, and that I probably was pregnant. Of course I enjoyed hearing these things, but hearing something doesn't make it the truth. When we came home yesterday, I took another test. Because it had been 3 weeks, and that's gotta mean something. Negative. Again. This time I really did cry. I cuddled up with Cody and just cried and cried until I fell asleep in the middle of a prayer, asking for an answer. I didn't understand what was going on! I wasn't on my period, but the tests kept saying I wasn't pregnant. I just needed one thing to tell me what was real. Cody and I had decided that I'd go to the doctors this week just to get some sort of an answer. And when I woke up this morning, there it was. I started my period.

To make my day worse, I had to drop Cody off at work instead of cuddling with him all day in sadness.  But everything that happens is on God's timing, not ours.

It really got us thinking about whether or not we really are ready to start bringing our family down to earth yet. With many prayers and temple trips and complete faith in our Heavenly Father, we've decided we're ready to take on this new adventure. So we're going to try, and rely on God, and see where life takes us from now until our next big adventure.

Go ahead, tell us we're crazy, we're too young, we're rushing into things, we need time to be together just the two of us, that we're getting ourselves into a whirlwind of different-ness... We've heard it all. But this isn't really up for discussion. I have a husband and a Heavenly Father who I get to make my decisions with now. The way that we've chosen to live our life may not be the same as yours, and you may have different opinions. But that's the cool thing about you being you, and me being me. We can do things however we want. If we see others doing something contrary to our own ways, we have the ability to make our own decisions and create our own lifestyles. We are all so incredibly different, and we always will be.

I'm not asking for complete support, although that would be so refreshing. I'm just asking for you to not judge us. Force a smile or a "that's awesome, guys!" Just don't bring us down with your opposing "words of advice". This is an exciting time in our lives, and we'd rather be surrounded with excitement and happiness rather than depression and negative words.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Oh pinterest, you're too good to me!

In Washington last November when I went through the temple

Whilst looking on Pinterest today, I found an idea for date nights! And since Cody and I go on dates every Friday night, and we're both unbelievably indecisive, this was perfect! I found a couple websites with some varying ideas, and I was able to put together a list of over 60 ideas! (which, if we're going on these once a week, that's over a year's worth of date ideas!) Some are a little more expensive and require more than an hours worth of planning, and some are intimate ideas, but most are simple, CHEAP, and fun things that we like to do! Now I just need to find a cute way to put them all together, and I'm set! I love Pinterest.. I really, really do!