Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Day 27: Fears...

I already stated I have a major fear of spiders and snakes. Jeff says he isn't afraid of anything, (which I haven't decided if that is true or not.) I do have one more fear that I have developed as I have gotten older. As a child I was fearless and would dive, jump, cartwheel, or flip off of about almost anything. However, now I realize that I could get hurt or die from some of the things that I used to do. So I don't know if I'm afraid or just really cautious...but I now greatly dislike heights. I realized how "cautious" I have become when I went cliff-diving in Lake Powell with Jeff's family and it took me a long time to jump off of a little cliff. I'm lame.

Day 26: Something that Means alot to You

I have noticed that a lot of these are very similar to one another and I am very sorry for the repetitiveness. Jeff and are extremely grateful for the gospel and the opportunity to be sealed together for all eternity. When a day is hard or I am in need of guidance it gives me great comfort to be able to pray and know that there is someone there to listen and understand completely. I couldn't imagine my life without having that comfort of the gospel. We are so excited to be married in the temple, even though we haven't decided between the Bountiful or Salt Lake temples.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Day 24 & 25: Family

 Jeff coming up from a small family is extremely close to all his cousins, especially the guys. This is from Lake Powell about a year and a half ago and all the guys decided to climb up on this tiny tiny ledge (their feet were wider than the ledge) and do flips off of it. One thing is for sure, boys are crazy and stupid when they are together.
Ha ha. This picture has always been one of my favorite childhood pictures. I never really got to see my dad a lot as a kid, but I was somehow always a daddy's girl. I wish I got to see him more than I do and I've been really worried about him the last couple weeks (he hurt his back at work).

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Day 23: Best of Friends

Since I was probably three or four years old I was really close to my best friend Ashton. We did everything together and were inseparable. We did everything together and were more like sisters. She moved away to Clearfield when I was in 9th grade. We still have kept in touch over the years and I wish we were still as close as we were. But we grew up and now she is married with a cute little boy.

I met my best friend Dani the first day of junior high. We had Utah Studies and Algebra together. We bonded as many 13 year old girls do...talking about boys. We have been best friends ever since. I love her dearly and I know we will stay close our entire lives. Love you Danjelle! I can't wait for more crazy adventures that I know we will have for years to come...

Jeffrey and his little brother David have always been really close. They are best of friends and pick on each other just like brothers do. I love that Jeff is so close to David and get closer as they get older. I know Jeff missed David while he was away to Alaska and was happy when he got home. Some people can't say their best friend is their brother, but there is no one better than your siblings for a best friend.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Love is in the Air

This year was special for Jeff's family, because his oldest sister Cathy and her new husband Lene came to spend Christmas week. Last night was their reception, which was small and very sweet. I loved listening to the toasts by all the family and friends of the newlyweds and just feel the love everyone has for each other. You can see how happy Cathy and Lene are just by watching how they look at each other.  I was so happy that I got to meet Cathy and Lene for the first time, since they live in California they don't come very often. This will probably be the last Christmas they will all be together for a long time, since the Lene has been stationed in Naples, Italy for the next 3 years. We wish them the best of luck in Italy and a lifetime of happiness and love. We are all jealous of their new adventure.

Day 22: A Confusing Picture

I have NEVER been able to do these stupid pictures...never. I have tried and tried and tried and nothing. I don not understand and think it is a bunch of weird wavy lines on a paper.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day 21: Something that Makes You Happy

I am always extremely happy after a pedicure

Jeff is happy whenever there is a football game on TV.... even if he has seen the same game 10 times. His favorite time is going to the Foster's to watch football on the weekends.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Day 20: Dreams of Travel

The Places We Dream of





New York


The Vatican

Washington D.C

This is a combination of places we want to go see some are places I have been and Jeff hasn't, and vice-versa. These are the places we dream of visiting together.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Day 19: Person I Miss the Most

This is the only picture I could find on my computer, but the person I miss the most is my Grandpa Jack. He died about three years ago and our family has never been the same since. I saw him almost everyday from the time I was about 5 years old. He always was there whenever I needed him. I miss walking the dogs up at Mueller Park and when he used to do silly things just to get a laugh out of our family. I can't even say how much I miss him.

Day 18: Favorite Show

Jeff's Favorite TV Series ...

I had a hard time picking one TV Series
Desperate Housewives

Biggest Loser

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Day 17: Favorite Song

This time of year all I listen to is Christmas music and my favorite this year is David Archuleta's Christmas from the Heart album. He is absolutely amazing! I also am in love with Winter Song by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson.  
As for Jeff his favorite songs right now are: 

What If by Jason Derulo
and Black and Yellow by Wiz Kalifa

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 16: Switch Lives for a Day

Ummm.... That is a great question. Honestly, I think it would be interesting to switch lives with a guy or be able to know what goes through their head on a daily basis...but I might not want to know. There are two people that I would want to switch places with for one day and one day only. 

The beautiful and talented Audrey Hepburn during her prime. She was an amazing woman and will always be one of the greats.

President Obama. This may seem weird, but as a kid I wanted to be the first female president. So I think it would be cool to find out what really happens as President and what secrets and information they have that no one else knows. It'd be very interesting.

So when I asked Jeff if he could switch lives with someone for a day I thought he would say some football player or some actor. I really couldn't have thought of anyone specific for him. Yet his response didn't surprise me, but it did make me smile and think "only Jeffrey."

The one and only: Dane Cook.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Day 15: Before You Die

We desperately want to go to Italy. If the chance came I'd probably even just move there. We love the history, the culture, the architecture, and basically everything about Italy. Jeff and I really wanted to go on a cruise that stopped all over Italy or even just go there for our honeymoon. It would have been a reality since staying there (hotel wise) was the same anywhere for me (mom's employee discount), but unfortunately to fly there is OUTRAGEOUS!!!! So we continue to dream. I have to say how jealous I am of Jeff's older sister Cathy and her new husband. They are moving to Italy in the next couple months. I'm sure it will be a great adventure for the newlyweds. We wish them the best of luck. 
Jeff is a daredevil and absolutely fearless. Somewhere towards the top of his list of things to do before he dies is skydiving. I on the other hand have lost my fearlessness that I used to have as a kid and also have developed a fear of falling along the way. Jeff thinks we will both be risking our lives by jumping out of a plane...but I don't think there is a force strong enough that could get me to do it. 

I have an obsession with New York City. No idea where it came from. I have dreamed my entire life of going to New York at Christmas time...to combine my other obsession of Christmas. Even though I have a major country family I am a city girl. I don't mind the traffic or the constant busy atmosphere. I strive on it. I tell Jeff all the time that I want to pick up and move to New York at least for a year, probably never happen since he doesn't share my love for New York or city life. I don't know there is just something about New York at Christmas time that makes me excited and fall in love. I must say look at the picture of Central park covered in snow with the horse drawn carriage, wouldn't that just be amazing?

Day 14: Couldn't Imagine Your Life Without

I don't want to sound sappy, but I honestly could not imagine Jeff not being in my life. He makes every day so much better by just being in it. I hate the days that I don't get to see him and they just seem to drag on. He makes me laugh and smile constantly. He just has a great sense of humor and can't help but crack jokes and say some immature comment that I am probably the only person who would laugh at. He always takes care of me and always worries about me. He does sweet things like bring me flowers for absolutely no reason, which he did just a couple days ago. I love this man more than life itself and I can't wait to spend eternity together. Love you honey! 

Family. Our families are a major part of our life and I don't know what we would do without them. My mom is a major part of my life and she does so much for us, I don't know what we would do without her. She worries night and day about us, even though I wish she wouldn't. I know she just wants the best for us. We love you all and appreciate everything you do for us. 

Friends are just like family. They get you through the good and the bad. They make you laugh and just make the every day better. Again we love you all and don't know what we would do without such amazing people in our lives.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Day 13: Things we Hate

 Honestly how could you not be afraid of these freaky things. I am absolutely terrified...Jeff just hates having to kill them for me (and my mom.)

Worse than spiders...is snakes. I can honestly say I have a phobia of them...its bad. This particular type of snake is the worse, it haunts me in my nightmares. I went to the zoo with Jeff and this type of snake was all wrapped up in a tree (I didn't know they could climb trees) and it's eyes kept following me. I wanted to faint right then and there. Gross. 

Shoveling and Scraping

I hate to scrape my car off after it snows and I hate shoveling just as much. Now that we have moved up on the bench I hate it even more. We have over 50 steps on the outside and an EXTREMELY steep and slippery driveway. My very first day leaving I biffed it on the driveway into my car. How I dread when it snows.