Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Must be a love/hate...

Holloween. Very mixed feelings about this so called holiday. First thoughts are 1. It tends to bring out the inner floozy in way too many women.... and 2. I personally find no joy in being scared. Things such as haunted houses, scary movies, etc. seem to go against everything that I believe in. Why would I want to invite negative feelings into my house, and myself if I want to live an uplifting life? This year I went on a double date with my husband and our good friends to a haunted house close to town. As I was walking through it I couldn't help but think of our eternal purpose here on earth and how this was literally mocking the things that I hold most important to me. I am probably being a little over dramatic, but it's just something I have had on my mind. :)
I do love it though because of tradition. Eating chili, getting a high from overdose of sugar, being around friends and family, seeing little kids in their costumes and watching them feel so proud about it :) coming home after trick or treating and putting your candy into piles- preparing to use your best bartering skills on your siblings, All these things are so fun! Last night Addison and I went to my parents house, and the kids had just gotten done trick or treating. They dumped their stuff and for some reason just started giving some of it away! They would ask, "who wants it?!" after they had decided they gave out enough I turned to my husband...His shirt was FULL of candy. I asked him how he got it all..his reply? "I just kept raising my hand!" haha I sure do love him.
He gave me a big wet one after he put chocolate all over his mouth...
The stash.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thank Heavens for October 27th!

Happy Birthday to my Mother-in-law! I am so grateful for her in my life, and can not begin to explain how much she has done for Addison and I. It has been extremely fun getting to know her. When I first met Nancy, I was very impressed with the way that she seemed so loving toward her kids, and how inviting she was to me and everyone else into her families lives and home. She is always looking for opportunities to serve others. I remember when I went to my first University of Utah home game, and really finding out who this lady is. :)At that moment I learned she isn't only all those great things previously mentioned but she is also SO spunky and fun to be around! I will especially be forever grateful to the mom that she was/is to my husband, and now me.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It has Begun!

It's true. I have given in to the blogging world...and I am secretly excited about it. Not that we have the most thrilling life and tons to share about this stage in our journey. But alas, my husband and I were looking at this website called despair.com the other night and one of the posters about blogging inspired me. It read, "never before have so many, with so little to say, said something to so few." hahaha so I figured, why not jump on the bandwagon? :)
Maybe it's me, but I feel like there is a classic first post to a blog that everyone must follow or else it messes up the whole system and sets you up for extreme failure. First, your story. Second, what you have been up to until now, and last current events. Since I am new to this thing, it is probably best to stick with the norm for now...
So first, our story. Once upon a time, a handsome prince (Addison) was galloping through a forest (the Manwaring Center at the BYU-I campus) when he spotted a maiden (me) and her friends from the town through a gap of trees. He must have liked what he saw because this dashing prince and his servant came to ask those ladies to the ball the following night. They declined, but swiftly rescheduled. The following week they decided to have a romantic night of cooking delicacies at a nearby waterfront (hotdogs at beaver dick). They continued courting one another for a while, on the 7th month they decided, heck. let's tie the knot. Two months later they got married in a beautiful castle. It's all pretty much history from there, the glass shoe fit and they rode away in a pumpkin carriage.
Next, What have they been up to since that magical day?(I will post some pics, others I don't have or are on Addison's comp)
-Honeymoon in Las Vegas
-University of Utah football games. Add's family= extreme Utah fans

-Thanksgiving with the Petersons
-Christmas with the Kivetts

-Kensi got married

-We went to I-fly with the Petersons

-Lexi Graduated
-Addison and I went on a trip to Arizona
-Addison's burn (He healed so quickly, we are extremely blessed)

-Lagoon with the Petersons
-1 Year anniversary!!!!!
(I am sure that I have skipped SO many things...and I have only mentioned stuff with our families..but this post is getting long)

Last, Current events. Addison and I are both studying at BYU-Idaho. Add is majoring in business with an emphisis in finance. I am studying social work. I love love love this college and all of the experiences and blessings that we have received from attending. We both are lucky to be working. Addison does consruction full time, and is the hardest worker ever! And I am a receptionist for a company called salt lake express.

All in all we are loving school, being married, and this crazy life. Thanks for reading this LONG and possibly cliche post :) Until next time! -The Petersons