Friday, February 29, 2008

I woke up at 5:45 this morning and drove my mom to the airport, came home and fell right back to sleep! I've been doing laundry and cleaning up the place for Jake's arrival home tonight! I've been sick this week with a cold. No fun. I think I wore down my immune system from all the stress, lack of sleeping and being in airports and on planes with lots of germy people. It wasn't too bad of a sickness and I'm getting better each day. Poor Jake has to come home to a sick wife.
Jake looked around at some apartments in Lacey that are right by his office there. He said that he found some really good ones. We're so excited to go out there in March and look around more. Washington sounds like it really is the perfect place for us to live. Jake found a couple ward buildings in the area, good stores and, Jake's favorite, a climbing gym all close by!
My sister has finally joined the blogging world! Now I just need to get my mom on here so I can keep tabs on everyone!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008


It's my mom's birthday today! She flew out here to NC to be with me while Jake is in Washington for his business trip. We have been hanging out here and finding our way around to different places! We haven't been lost once this whole time! I'm really getting to know the area and how to get around. I love it here. It is so beautiful and there are so many trees! My mom and I have had a great time going shopping, eating and going to the movies.
Happy Birthday, Mom!!
Jake flew out to Washington on sunday night and I was so glad that my mom was coming to stay with me the next day. It was scarier than I thought to be here by myself! I really am loving it here, though. We got to go to church on sunday and I met a bunch of people in our ward. Everyone is so nice and welcoming there. The bishop even announced over the pulpit that Jake and I got married and welcomed me to the ward. It was sweet. We got all of my stuff unpacked and moved in and I've been getting little things set up here! I did some kind of deep cleaning on monday before my mom flew in that night. I would have done major deep cleaning but I had to remind myself that we'll only be here for 2 months! I love having my own home to take care of!
I'm sick with a cold now though. :\ I think it's from all the craziness and the traveling on airplanes and kicking up too much gross dust in our apartment while I cleaned. It's not too bad but I want it to be over with soon!
Jake comes home on friday. I don't know what we were thinking in being apart from each other for a whole week right after we got married. Baaaad idea. Luckily I get to go along for the next field visit Jake has in March! We'll be looking for apartments out there. :)
Well, I hope that's enough of an update for everyone! It's so great being married and I love being out here in North Carolina!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Headed to NC!

Jake and I fly out to North Carolina in the morning! Eaaaarly in the morning! :\

Thank you to everyone for being at the temple for the endowment session to support me! That meant so much to me to have you all there. I am so grateful for such amazing in-laws. Thanks for the wonderful luncheon and all the sweet things said about Jake and I. We're going to miss all the family get-togethers!

We're praying for Ally. Get better, sweetie! We love you!! :)

We will miss you all so much. Thank you for being so welcoming to me and making me feel a part of this amazing family. Wish us luck out on the East Coast! Email us and call us lots to keep us updated on everybody! Jake and I love you all!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

One more sleep until Jake is here!!

I picked out my bridal portrait...It is seriously amazing!! I loooove it! We are also having a couple 8x10 bridals printed. It was such a nice day on saturday when we were photographing out at Utah Lake but we went into Provo and it was freezing! The pictures were awesome and I had a fun time with my mom and my friend who did my hair.

All the last minute things are coming together. I'm picking up our "love story" video on thursday so I can actually see what it is all about since I won't get time to watch it at the reception!

I probably should be packing up my room and kind of getting ready to move... I'll get to it.

I'm so excited for the big day! I think it will seem more real when Jake is here.

Here's a fun picture we took of my cute, warm boots I'll be wearing under my dress when we come out of the temple for pictures! I wish it showed the fur at the top but I had no idea if I was holding my dress up high enough. There's too many poofy layers under there! Thanks to Heather for helping me finally find some that I really liked!

Monday, February 11, 2008


Wow, only 4 more days. This week seemed sooo far away when we first decided on a date to get married. I almost can't believe that it's finally here!

I'm excited to have my sister and brother-in-law here and for Todd and Jane's family to be here! I can't wait for the Valentine's day party! Jake and I will be there for sure!

I'll be seeing you all soon!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

One more week!

Exactly a week from today is mine and Jake's wedding day!!!
I am soo excited!! Jake will be home wednesday night!!
I'm taking the outdoor bridals today out on Utah Lake. It's going to be freezing!!
It'll be worth freezing because the pictures are going to be amazing.
I can't wait for the "big day" to finally be here!! :) :)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

No more work!

Tonight was my last night working at Doug Smith Autoplex! I'm surprised they let me leave! Doug kept asking me if I was "really going through with this". haha It's nice to know that I did a good job while working there and that people wanted me to stay. It good to be wanted. :)
I'm glad to be done there and to only have 10 sleeps left until the wedding day!! Everything is going smoothly. I'll be taking my outdoor bridals out on Utah Lake on saturday afternoon! It's going to be sooo cold but the pictures are going to look amaaaazing. I'm so excited to see how they all turn out!
Things are so bittersweet right now and I feel like an emotional mess but I think I'm holding together well. I hope! ;) I'm still waiting for all the major stresses to pass. My dad got my mom and I massages for Christmas so I'll be getting a nice massage the wednesday before the wedding. I'll be able to feel relaxed and calm before the big, crazy day.
I had my interview with the stake president on sunday and I have my recommend all signed and ready! I'm so soooo excited to go to the temple!! I have all my temple stuff packed up and ready for the temple!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


This year has started out to be quite an interesting one so far..
As you all know, my grandma passed away last month. Now, the prophet that I have known and loved and grown up with has passed away, as well. As my mom and I were watching the funeral service for President Hinckley this morning, we received news that my Grandpa Garner had passed away at 11:30 that morning. What a year already! He'll be having a military funeral service to honor his service in the Navy during WWII. He was one of the soldiers that went into Pearl Harbor to clean up after the strike. I don't think he ever got over his prejudice against the Japanese people. My family and I will be traveling down to Cedar City for his funeral sometime next week and then focusing solely on the wedding the week after. So crazy. I wish I had pictures of him on my computer to post. He was a great grandpa and taught me how to always be a hard worker.
I'm ready for all the stress to be done with. I just hope to be done with funerals and stressful events for a while and be able to enjoy being married!