My heart is definitely full today though. I love Sundays and the special companionship that I feel with the Holy Ghost on the Sabbath. I was reading the blog of a lady in our old ward whose four year old daughter past away last week after battling cancer for the past two and a half years. It broke my heart to see that she had past away and I feel so sad for her family but her mother's amazing faith really touched me and reminded me that this mortal life is only a small portion of the "bigger picture" and that they will be with their sweet little girl again. I am so grateful for the gospel and for the comfort that it brings me to know that families can be together forever. (If you are interested, click here to learn more about what we believe :)
Here is a quick overview (and picture overload!!) of the past few months:
End of April:
|We couldn't get an un-blurry picture for the life of us. This was the night that we bought it and we did about 200 circles around our parking lot haha.|
|Haha, my helmet makes my body look miniature!|
We celebrated our 1st year anniversary on May 4th! I can't believe we have already been married for a year (well, now it's been almost a year and three months... what?!) We went to our favorite restaurant, Outback Steakhouse for dinner and then out to a movie. That's pretty much our "go-to" date night and we love it!
|Birthday dinner: fresh salmon, rice and gravy and brussel sprouts. Yum!|
|Another birthday dessert :)|
|We loved the little baby zebra|
|I cut my hair! It was a spur-of-the-moment decision but I like how it turned out!|
|We love warm, Sunday evenings at the temple. So peaceful and beautiful on the temple grounds.|
|If you know my husband at all, you know that he LOVES Superman. We had been waiting and looking forward to the Man of Steel movie pretty much our entire marriage haha. And it didn't let us down! We saw it in IMAX 3D which was pretty awesome!|
|Happy 4th of July! All my firework pictures turned out pretty lame but here's one anyway ;)|
|My camera wasn't wanting to cooperate..|
|So we tried again when we got home. Love our red, white and blue!|
|Sad day. Two motorcycles in the parking lot got totally smashed by this tree that fell because of the wind!|
|Feels and looks like home! I miss the Oregon weather sometimes :)|
Well, that is a snapshot of our lives the past few months. We have both been working full-time which has taken up most of our time during the week. I start school again in about a month and I am finally in the education program! Yay! That means that I have 4 semesters left (2 semesters of normal classes and an internship; then 2 semesters of full-time student teaching) until I FINALLY graduate! Hallelujah!
Devin got a promotion at work and officially becomes the furniture backroom manager next week which was a huge blessing since I won't be able to work more than one day a week until I graduate. He will just be taking one class per semester and working full-time until I get a job (keeping our fingers crossed that I can find a teaching job a soon as I graduate!!) and then he will get back into school full-time to continue working toward becoming a physical therapist! That's the plan right now anyways!
It's a crazy road ahead but I'm excited to see what it brings! :)