Saturday, November 29, 2008

So much to be thankful for!

This week has been so fun and has really made me think about everything I'm thankful for. This was my first year away from home for thanksgiving, it made me REALLY thankful for my family and to be with Jarom and that his family let me come and spend Thanksgiving with them! Jarom came to Rexburg saturday...SAFELY (Barely) and he got to see my school and spend time with some of his friends there and take our engagement pictures :) While he was there, my roommates "surprised" us with a romantic candle lit dinner! It was super great! We had a fun drive to california, LONG but fun! I just really home sick and was pretty sad the day before Thanksgiving but Jarom was right there with me! He's so great! :) Thanksgiving day was SO fun! I did a LOT better than i thought i would to be honest! haha We watched the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade and made candy turkeys and ate lots of yummy food and spent time with family! The day after Thanksgiving we woke up early and went shopping and got a Christmas tree with the family! I had so much fun! I definately missed being home but had a lot of fun with my soon to be in-laws! We also went to the Oakland Temple to see the christmas lights on it light up. We went in the RV and ate dinner and waited for the lights to turn on. it happened a lot later than we thought it would but we had fun playing around and talking and spending time together! On sunday we made graham cracker houses with candy and frosting. Its a tradition in the Lance family so it was fun for me to be a part of it this year :) Jarom and I made a gazeebo just like the one we got engaged in. Its pretty cute, i'll post picture of that later! We LOVED spending time together and look forward to our future! Here are some pictures of our fun Thanksgiving together! WARNING: Picture overload!

At the Temple. I think Jarom looks so handsome in this picture ;)

Waiting in the RV for the lights to turn on. Staring at the temple while nothing was happending hahaha

Jarom and I also took a little drive to Monterey to drop his cousin, Joseph off. We stopped and spent some time at the Beach. It was a BEAUTIFUL day!!

Joanna had this bright idea to make popcorn things to string around the tree so she did it, Janae and i tried to help but our needle was too big and the popcorn kept breaking so i gave up and actually didn't help at all but i posed so it looked like i was doing something haha We had fun!

Romantic candle lit dinner! :)

getting the christmas tree! So exciting! :)

Everyone had to take a turn cutting down the tree, I of course didn't make a dent but it was fun. And funny haha

Everyone was playing with baby Sadie after dinner, she was being so cute and fun! :)

Joseph, Jarom, me and Joanna before we stuffed ourselves with yummy food!

Making candy turkeys

Thanks to everyone who made my week so fun and to Jarom for coming ALL the way to Rexburg to see me and spend time with me and to the Lance family for letting me come crash their Thanksgiving! I am so blessed and thankful for it all! :)

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Ha ha This picture makes me giggle! We were being silly one day and he was showing me how to "properly" smell a flower and i accidentally took a picture of him! :) hehe I'll blog about Disneyland later. I don't have my computer or my camera cord so i can't share pictures, and words just wouldn't give it justice! Just know that we had the BEST time together! Anyway, I just wanted to Blog about Jarom today! Which explains the picture! I just don't like blogging without pictures and this one was funny! I feel so lucky and blessed to have him in my life! He truly is a dream come true! He's a huge part of my life right now and what keeps me going everyday so i wanted to blog about him! :)

These are 10 things i LOVE about Jarom (There are way more things that i love, but that would just make a forever long blog):

1. He makes me SO happy! He always knows what to do to make things better!

2. He makes me LAUGH all the time! He's always doing funny things, sometimes on accident, but still so funny! He's such a good sport!

3. He works SO hard! He works full time and goes to school at night and no matter how much he hates his teachers and classes, he still works hard and does so well! I'm so proud!

4. He's so super HANDSOME and always telling me how beautiful I am. :)

5. He has such a strong testimony and values and loves the church and it's teachings and lives them everyday!

6. He's such a good example to me and those around him!

7. He loves and supports me with everyting i do! Its so nice to have that!!

8. He loves his family so much! I know that he will be such a good dad!

9. He thinks farts are funny! hahahaha

10. He supports my obsession, High School Musical!

.....and so much more! yup, he's my true love! :) I admire all that he does everyday! It is SO hard being apart, nothing nearly as hard as court and john, but still so hard. He finds ways of showing me that he loves me even when he's not here! I am so grateful for everything he does! :)