Tuesday, February 9, 2010


So lately I've been wishing of a life where I simply worked on our house, was an awesome housewife, and did crafts or vacationed all the time. Instead, I've been faced with the reality of working two jobs and going to school full time, which is becoming a nightmare. I keep thinking that I will do all these things, but there just isn't enough time in the day it seems. I think of all the stuff I need to get done, but then I have to go from one job to the next or try to hurry and do some homework before it's due. I'm coming to realize that instead of putting the necessary time I need to into being a wife and doing homework, I'm doing other things and working. Yes, I'm grateful for both my jobs, but working 10 hours a day about 4 days a week and doing homework is really taking a tole on me. I seem to be really tired, yet have no time for sleep. I know if I stopped procrastinating, this wouldn't be a problem and I could do everything  without a second thought. However, I just need to actually go through with that. I know what I need to do to be more successful, and I hope in a week or so, the shock of being so busy wears off, and I'm also able to see my husband more.

Aside from being stressed out and tired, Andrew and I were able to go to our friend Travis' birthday party. It was themed, which I loved, and HAD to dress up for. We got to dress up for rock n roll, and this is how our outfits turned out.

I think they turned out good for being last minute. These pictures aren't too good, but we had fun either way.

Also, tonight was Family Home Evening and I was in charge. After working 10 hours again today, I came home and made a heart shaped dinner in honor of it being Valentine's Day time and because it went along with the lesson topic which was "Love at Home." For dinner we had tomato soup, and heart shaped grilled cheese, along with heart shaped brownies for dessert.

I love cooking things like this, and can't wait to be a mom so I can encorporate even more fun things into meals. After dinner, while the brownies were baking, we went over the lesson. I'm really glad we were able to talk about the importance of love and home and how being loving towards eachother really changes the whole home environment. The spirit was definitely there, and I was so grateful to be reminded of how much I love Andrew and how grateful I am for him.
As our activity, we found 10 objects in the house, each one reminding us of either:
1. Ourself
2. Our spouse
3. Our dating experiences
4. Our engagment
5. Our wedding
6. Our honeymoond
7. Our married life
8. Our home
9. Our greatest strength as a couple
and finally 10. Our future together.

I was so glad I found this activity online, and am so glad we did it. Through hearing what eachother had to say about the objects we found, I was reminded of how much I love and appreciate Andrew and all he does for me. Our memories truly helped remind me of how strong our love is and how grateful I am to be able to be with Andrew for time and all eternity. This activity is so fun, and really can help strengthen a relationship, and I would recommend it to EVERYONE!

I really had a great time tonight and was grateful to feel the spirit in our home. I can't wait to have FHE in the future and learn and grow each time more and more. We also hope to work on our house more, and work on our health more because we see ourselves gaining weight which is no bueno. But for now, I need to work on some homework and hit the hay, so goooooodnight! :]


  1. I feel like I wrote this! LOL Girl I relate 1,000%! Hang in there girl!All the stressful, hard workw ill pay off! LOVE the activity and your cute cooking! =D

  2. Oh thank goodness I'm not the only one, ha! And thank you! I hope so. I'll just be happy when school is over, but then again, new stressful things will come up I'm sure. :] Thanks so much girl! You guys should try the activity too, it's fun to think back on memories. :]


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