Week of Bliss :)

This week is going to be amazing! After a lot of hard work by him (and lonely nights sitting on the couch by me) Garren is graduating with his Bachelors of Science. His major was Physical Education and Human Performance with a concentration in Exercise Science. He graduates Friday, and then we are heading to Quail Lake to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. (I will post about our 2nd year of marriage and the celebration next week) I can hardly believe that we have been married for two years, but then I think about everything that has happened, all the blessing and trials we have gone through, and amazed that that all happened in the space of ONLY two years. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful husband. I know we can get through anything as long as we have each other and the gospel.


Quail Lake at Sun Rise :) So excited to go this weekend.

So three weeks ago I went to my normal dental cleaning and found out that my wisdom teeth (that I had removed last June) had grown into my two lower bottom teeth and had completely ruined them so I had to have them removed and had “bone putty” into my lower jaw. It was super glamours and I am just now able to eat solid food.

Lately I have been experimenting with different hairstyles because my hair is geting long enough to do fun things! Here are some pictures from my latest fav: The Hair Bow.

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Two years ago tomorrow I went through the temple for the first time. I had been given a lot of “advice” and honestly it scared me a lot. However the temple was, and is the most beautiful part of my life. The calming peace and undeniable truth lets me know exactly WHY I am here and what my purpose is.


This is from my first time through the temple with some many people I love around me.

We are officially moving in 99 days. 99 days till I lose my husband again to three more years of school ;). I am not actually keeping track but there is a countdown on my phone. It’s all very bitter sweet. I am so excited to move back East and have this adventure with Garren, but I will miss our families and friends.


Sale Update

Well the yard sale was a complete success! Thursday night I ended up having emergency oral surgery so I am afraid I wasn’t as helpful as I could have been to Garren. I seriously have an amazing husband.

We were able to sell most of the big items and a ton of small items. Looks like we may just be able to afford moving back east ;)

DaNae and Dillon came and hung out with us for a while. We ended up playing catch phrase, getting yelled at by a lady who thinks I am a horrible woman ( and blaming that fact on me being LDS) ( long story) and meeting the cutest older man and listening to his story about being in a coma for 3 months. He was adorable.


We went and watched The Host last night with them as well. I will admit The Host is the only Stephanie Meyer book I enjoy and the movie was decent. It had a great sound track!

We move into my uncles basement for the summer next Saturday! Moving to New Hampshire feels more and more real as the time goes on.

Garren graduates in a little less than 3 weeks and then we celebrate our 2nd anniversary! We are going camping!

I love my life.


Moving/Yard Sale!

Well we are moving out of our apartment next Saturday, and staying with my Uncle until we move to New Hampshire in August. After thinking long and hard we have come to the conclusion we need to sell all our furniture and just take the necessities with us on the cross country journey. This will literally save us THOUSANDS of dollars.

This also makes me so sad, because the majority of our furniture we found at thrift stores or estate sales,  then refinished them ourselves. Luckily Garren’s parents will store our kitchen table for us (way to amazing to sale) and are buying my beloved dresser.

The rest is up for grabs! The yard sale will be Saturday April 13th from 9:00 am – until we either run out of stuff to sell or it gets to dark!

The sale will be located at 1175 North, Northfield Road on a grassy area near the apartment complex. There will be signs and balloons letting you know exactly where it is! Hope to see you all there!

We are selling:

  • Couch and Love Seat
  • 2 Tv Stands
  • 2 night stands
  • Refinished Antique Sewing table
  • Desk
  • Refinished Spindle Changing Table
  • Love Sac
  • Lamps
  • Dishes/Glasses/Vases ect
  • Bouncer Chair/Foot rest
  • End Tables
  • Magic Bullet/George Foreman/Electric Skillet
  • Fondue Maker/Ice Cream Maker/Snow Cone Maker
  • Small charcoal grill
  • 6 Wooden table chairs
  • An old Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop (Works great but needs a new Batter)
  • Backbacks/laptop case/coolers

Every thing has to go so come make your best offers!

Below are some pictures of a few of the things we are selling!


Solid wood Dresser


Bouncer Chair and Foot Rest


TV Stand and TV


Cuddle Bug (Love Sac)


End Tables (2 total)


Girl Car Seat (Great Condition)


Magic Bullet (Used only a few times with ALL attachments)


Refinished antique sewing table (Crystal Knobs on drawers not in photo)


Tan Micro fiber couch. Love Seat is identical


Desk and Chair


Refinished spindle changing table (white/giraffe print)


Ice Cream Maker


2009 Dell Inspiron Runs great but needs new battery

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Finding Happiness

The past 5 months have been a complete roller coaster.

In that time we:

  • Found out we were expecting our first baby.
  • We lost our baby
  • we applied to grad school
  • We were denied or put on a lot of wait lists and realized we needed a plan B
  • My hours were cut at work
  • We devised a plan B and became excited about it
  • We found out Garren was accepted into Franklin Pierce’s DPT progam
  • My Grandpa died

It’s been really crazy and to be honest I thought I could never handle some of the trials that had been thrown at us. However we have made our way through it together and have learned so much in the process.

I am a planner. A crazy planner. I have to plan every detail of every event well before it’s going to take place. Clearly most of the things that have transpired in the last 5 months can’t be ‘planned for’. This is when I realized I have to relinquish my control. I don’t get to decide if Garren gets into grad school, I don’t get to decide if I will have the opportunity of caring my next baby to full term. All I get to decide is how I react to the life I lead. I can wallow in self misery and pity, or I can find happiness. I am so very blessed. I have a husband who would do anything for me, a family who loves and supports us, and a Father in Heaven who is so aware Me.

My grandma just lost the love of her life. She is the epitome of strength, virtue and happiness. She has been through so many hardships in her life, but upon meeting her you would never know. She literally glows. I pray one day to be a tenth of the woman she is. For now I will take the lessons of patience, forgiveness,  and submission to heart and challenge myself to let go of how I think my life should play out. The Lord knows what I am capable of, he knows the path my life will lead. I just need to hold on and make the most of it, cherishing all the good that is in store for us.

If nothing else, we get to wake up in the morning and decide, will this be a good day, or will I let it be a bad day. Happiness is a choice, some days it’s harder to make that decision, but it is there waiting for us to grasp it.

I am so excited for the next chapter in our lives. I am so proud of my husband for his hard work and determination. He is going to make an amazing Physical Therapist.

New Hampshire here we come :)

The day we found out he got into Franklin Pierce!

The day we found out he got into Franklin Pierce!


P.S. We got to go visit Garren’s brother/sister in law and our nieces and nephews in Montana a few weeks ago. It was so fun! WE WILL live in Montana one day.