Friday, March 11, 2011

Adventure Is Out There!!

Hello to all you interested followers! (Mom)
Well we've made our move to the big city and we have to admit; life is all around wonderful. :) We absolutely love our apartment and have enjoyed making it our own. We love it here and can't imagine our lives being anywhere else.
Kyler is still loving his position as the Human Resource representative at Target and comes home everyday smiling. The other day we went up to USU so he could participate in the career fair, the exact place he was discovered a year ago. :) He walked out of USU with a huge grin on his face loving the fact that he just told hundreds of students how amazing Target is. :)
I sit at home. All day. I find myself wanting to scribble 'No work and all play makes Whitney a dull girl.' all over the walls. I literally am losing my mind.
But we have fun. :) Here are a couple of pictures of some adventures we've taken since our move.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Hello interested followers. Here's the recap of what's happened and changed since our last post.

We officially changed our minds and found a quaint, fantastically wonderful, not-what-we-expected-but-really-love apartment in Midvale, UT!!! Minutes, dare I say, seconds from Matt and Deanna and our adorable nephews :) After contemplating the option of moving in with Mom and Dad we thought to ourselves... mmmm that's a great option and we love them; however, let's keep our options open and see what the world has to offer. After taking an afternoon to look at as many apartments as we could that peaked our interest we took a leap of faith and committed to a lease.

Changes are swiftly happening as we prepare to start our new lives in Salt Lake valley. There are a lot of intimidating aspects to moving, transferring schools (for Whitney), and graduating from college but we've never been happier. Every day we have trials and set backs but we know who's watching out for us and trust Him with all we have.

My work schedule has taken a toll on life; I even changed my Facebook picture to me sleeping.. cause well that's what I do most of the time! I am working 2 am shifts for the next month or so and really enjoy it but sleeping schedules and time for each other has not "jived" yet. Once we finish finals it should be better. Whitney has a few more weeks at the zoo.. what a trooper. I still can't believe how wonderful she's been with these changes. She is the best wife... EVER! I can still remember the direct prompting I got at the temple when I prayed about my dear Whitney. Heavenly Father told me that Whitney would always love me and that I couldn't find anyone who loved me more than she does. I know that's true. I have taken her on so many crazy adventures in life and she never hesitates to be right by my side. She has been my star cheerleader in life, and I can't wait to see what a wonderful mother she will be. Hard to believe that someone so wonderful is going to be with me forever.

Christmas is around the corner and we're beyond excited for our first Christmas together! New family, new traditions, and a celebration of a year of life together. A small stash of gifts around our Walmart special (yet delightfully decorated) tree, garland still seeking a proper location, rock hard sugar cookie remains, and bare walls as I super-proactively prepare for our move, all have given Christmas 2010 the personality and memories that we'll never forget.

There you go. Life as we know it.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What's the scuttlebutt?

Baaa! So much change!! Where to begin?

Well about a month ago we found that we needed to move. I need to get away from school and major in something other than future unemployment and Kyler needs to be able to get to work without ice skating across Mantua lake to get there. So I know the anticipation is killing you guys. Where could they possibly be moving? Where else but my parents house!! I know this is every newlyweds dream. But we're pretty cool with it. Kyler's actually a lot better about it than I am. We have looked and looked and looked for an apartment but we cannot seem to find any that tickle our fancy. And that's just the problem. We want fancy and posh, but alas, we're poor college students. So moving in with the folks will help us knock out some debt, get us more involved with the family, and things just seemed to start falling into place when we decided to.

I put in my months notice at the zoo. My last day will be Jan. 3rd. I cried uncontrollably to my Mom after that phone call, and even now still get teary eyed just thinking about it. This job has meant the world to me and I honestly thought it's what I wanted to do when I grow up. This job has been every childs dream. I work at a zoo. Escape your wild life with wildlife. And although I can't think of anything I'd rather be than the Educational Coordinator for a zoo, it looks like I'm going to have to take a different path instead. Dental Hygenist. I can't say that I love teeth, but Sunday night at work as I was scraping a mound of pigeon poop off of a wire nest, i thought if this doesn't gross me out, I suppose scraping gum lines won't either. And realistically being a DH has better pay, better hours, better job opportunities, less chemistry classes, and in the long run will be better for my family. Which is the ultimate decider. I can put my ultimate happiness and settle if it means that my family will be better off with me doing this. I can raise a more involved family being a DH. I can spend more time raising my future babies. That's all that matters to me right now.

Kyler graduates in 10 days, and only has one more day of classes. I can't even tell you how proud of him I am! He's been working his butt off and gives no less than 100%. Even if that means writting a 5 page paper the morning of. :) He really is the bread to my butter, the breath to my life and I don't know where I'd be without him. Heavenly Father has really blessed me by giving me him. I still don't know what I did to deserve him, or what he see's in a ditsy blonde like me, but I'm eternally grateful.

Alright enough of this of emotion. We decorated Christmas cookies today!! Yay! Can you guess who made the target one? ;)

Also that bottom one is either a chicken, or a squatting albino reindeer with an afro. We haven't decided. Next to it is supposed to be a candy cane, but turned out to look more like a shoe out of a Dr. Seuss book.

We put up our tree! Your inner child can't help but freak out when you wake up and see a christmas tree with presents underneath. :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Jessica Made Me Do It

Long time no see! Well, since we last posted, we went to california for about a week...ummm, not much else has happened. Hence the lack of postage.

Halloween! Kyler decided to dress up as Dentist Booth, while I stole my halloween costume from some 3 year olds and was Wednesday Addams. The three year olds pulled it off much better than I did. At school people would talk about going to the Howl (a HUGE USU halloween party) and how awesome it was going to be and how drunk they were going to get etc... Then they'd turn to me and ask me what my halloween plans were. I didn't feel so cool when I'd say that we would be getting our kicks at our wards' Trunk or Treat, but still proud non the less. Pics are on Facebook. We also watched The Fourth Kind. It actually freaked me out more than it should have. The next night when I was working I definitely scared myself to the point of thinking about primary songs. We're not as young as we once were. (No maiden name joke intended.)

And to answer many a peoples questions, my eggo is not preggo and won't be for some time. Yes previously we stated how baby hungry we (mostly me) are and how we struggled waiting, blah, blah, blah. Then we decided if we were serious about it that we needed a for sure answer if it was the right thing. We went to the temple and had a definite NO. It was actually a really spiritual experience and one of the strongest answers to a question I've ever received. Which hurt since it was such a strong no. Thought for sure it'd be a 'yep, you're kids have been bugging you like crazy from up here for a reason' but alas, no go. So part of the deal was that if I wasn't supposed to be making little Kylers or Whitneys that I couldn't be baby hungry anymore.

...Then we were asked to substitute primary....Then nursery...Needless, he held up his end of the bargain and I'm no where near baby hungry. So there you go.

Kyler is still working for Target and even though he's completely exhausted and only half here when he gets home, he still leaves for work with a big smile on his face. :D <-- Like that. He'll be graduating in about 47 days (he has a countdown on his phone) where Target will take him on full time in Riverdale (about 10 min. closer to logan than layton) as the HR Rep. We're extremely excited about this. It's right up his alley and he loves doing it. Proof that if you live your life right and do everything you're supposed to, Heavenly Father is going to watch out for you. We've definitely been blessed.

And that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Mini Vay Cay

What a weekend! We went to Star Valley and played with Kyler's Mom's side of the family all weekend. Even though we're going to California in a week and a half this mini vacation was definitely needed. For the first time I experienced the county fair. Whenever anyone heard that I was a Fair Virgin they'd give me this ridiculous look as if I had an arm growing out of my head. Is it really that uncommon? But it was great, and we won a stuffed banana, gorilla, and an armadillo! Later that night we saw a hypnotist and went to the rodeo. Good times followed. :)
Although it's stupid, my favorite moment from this weekend was on the way to SV driving with Kyler. A raccoon ran across the road right in front of us. Kyler didn't recognize this absurd creature from space and screamed, "What are you?!" as he panicked and swerved halfway across the road. I couldn't help but giggle at his lack of knowledge for basic regional animals. Oh how I love that boy :)

Sunday, July 4, 2010

What?? We're married?!! ; )

June 25, 2010 was the greatest day of our entire lives!!! We had a beautiful wedding day and couldn't have asked for more. We really enjoyed having our loved ones and friends there to enjoy the day with us!!

Officially a week and two days married and we couldn't be happier! Heavenly Father has truly been generous in blessing our little family and every day is a new adventure!

Today we went to our new family ward together and just couldn't hold back the giggles. We're married! All the ridiculously adorable children did NOT help our eagerness to have babies though.... darn those cute children. Look at us.. already baby hungry. We'll wait.... we'll wait : )

Thanks to everyone who made our wedding a grand success and for all the generous gifts; we are indeed grateful!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Steps to an Eternal Family

Yesterday Whitney received her endowment and it was a wonderful experience for everyone who was there. Our parents finally got to meet each other and they seemed to get along great. It's just great to see how our lives are coming together and how we are starting a family the way we are supposed to. None of this has been easy and we will continue to grow through our trials but we know that Heavenly Father is right there beside us and that we can and will have a beautiful eternal family.