Wednesday, September 10, 2014

1 Year Down!

September 10, 2013 I married my best friend Trevor Simpson down at the Spanish Fork courthouse. Marrying him was one of the best decisions I've made in my life so far.

We made it through our first year of marriage! It's been a long road coming for us and we've over come some of the hardest trials that have been thrown our way. A lot has happened in this first year, but it's all been worth it. I can't wait to finally be sealed to him this December. Happy anniversary Trev! I love you! Bring on year 2! 

Sunday, September 7, 2014

No Place Like Utah

I really need to keep up on these blog posts! Don't worry everybody, I'm still here and ready to share another adventure with you all!

Towards the end of August, I had the opportunity to go down to Utah (where I'm from) and spend some time with my family. It was a great week and a half. I miss my family a lot, since we live in a different state. 

I got to see one of my cute nieces and nephews! Kennedi is so much fun to be around and I love being able to see her and my nephews. I spent a lot of time being able to see my older sisters as we'll. It's fun being an aunt and being able to come back and visit my nieces and nephews! It's crazy how much they grow and learn when you've only been gone for a couple months. 

Before I left, Trevor and I talked about me doing something with my dad that he would really like and he wouldn't have to pay for! So, we got tickets to Wicked and I took my dad out on a father daughter date. It was so much fun! We saw Wicked on Broadway in New York years ago, but being able to see it again was definitely worth it and a lot of fun. Spending time with my dad is one of the things I love to do whenever I have the chance to visit back home.

One of the things I really wanted to do while I was in Utah was to go to the Ogden Temple Open house and I got to with some of my family! It was so amazing and such a blessing to be able to walk through it. I was able to go do baptisms with my youth group back in 2010 right before they closed it, and coming back for the open house was a neat experience. It also got me really excited for when Trevor and I get to finally be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. 

Also, I do weekly bump pictures of my baby bump every Thursday, because that's when I start a new week of pregnancy. These were while I was in Utah! 

Being in Utah was a lot of fun and kept me busy! I was moving or doing something at least everyday. I went to a ton of movies, almost one every day. Went out to eat a lot with family. I got to see my older brothers and sisters (except a few.) I got to stay at my grandparents house and see them and some of my aunts/uncles and cousins. I did a lot of shopping. It was just a great week and a half! 

I'll tell you what though, I was really excited to come back to Washington to be with Trevor! I really missed him while I was gone. He even got me a welcome home present ;)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend in Spokane & 11 Months Down

A couple weekends ago Trevor and I had the opportunity to have a weekend getaway in Spokane! It was very much needed for us since right now we are currently living apart. He's up in Metaline working and I'm waiting to go be with him. It's hard, but I know it'll be worth it in the end.

Anyways, we got to spend some one on one quality time together, just me and him. It was so fun! We rented a nice hotel, went out to eat, went and saw this really horrible movie he's been dying to see, spent almost a whole day at the mall up there shopping and just having fun and than he ended up coming back to Connell with me. I look forward to the weekends, because that's when I get to see Trevor. In just two weekends, I'll finally get to be up in Metaline with him and I seriously can't wait. 

August 10th, 2014 marks eleven months of marriage for Trevor and I. Which means, only one month until our big year mark of marriage and until we can finally be sealed in the temple for time and all eternity. These past eleven months have been quite a roller coaster, but it's all been so worth it. Trevor is my best friend, and I get to keep him forever. I'm the lucky one to be able to call him mine, especially forever. I wouldn't trade anything that has happened since we've been married for anything else. I love Trevor with all my heart and I can't wait to see what eternity brings us!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Emi day

Trevor left back up to Metaline a couple days ago. Which means I am by myself. Sometimes I don't mind being by myself, but I really love being with Trevor. It's hard to be apart. But sometimes you just need time for yourself. So I decided yesterday (Tuesday) that I was going to have a much needed "Emi day." It was something I needed. 

I actually got ready for the day! I mean, obviously I shower, but I actually put real clothes on. I'm pregnant and I just want to lounge around in the only comfy clothes I can fit in. But I got all dressed up, actually did my hair, and put make up on for the first time in weeks and headed out to have a day for myself!

I started my day at the mall! What girl doesn't love the mall? I walked around for a bit and went to the stores that I really wanted to go to. Victoria Secret and Barnes & Noble! I love Victoria Secrets clothes and I love reading/books so my time at the mall was a success. I also had to go to Walmart to go grocery shopping and ended up with a lot more than I thought I needed. Haha, but it was nice to have some time for myself. 

My mother in law has been out of town for the last week and a half and to have some more "Emi time" I was in a cleaning mood. I deep cleaned the whole house! Dishes were done, kitchen was cleaned, garbage taken out, my bathroom was deep cleaned, my bedroom is actually spotless for once, carpets were vacuumed, the floors were swept/mopped and all of my laundry is done. You could say that I was very productive during my time alone! It's nice to have a clean house and my mother in law was pretty happy to come home to a clean house. Plus, before Trevor left we made some homemade bread! 

All that stuff is for my baby boy Bentley Jess and he's not even here yet! He's already getting spoiled and I know he'll be really spoiled when he arrives. Clothes, blankets, stuffed toys and many more things that are going to come down the road. I can't wait for him to get here! Only 3 more months and he'll be here! 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The BIG 5-0

"Take his hand and with him enter in."
 -Boyd K. Packer.
50 days people. Only 50 more days until I can finally be sealed to Trevor for time and all eternity. I've been waiting for this day since I was a little girl and also when we decided that eloping was the best thing for us.

September 10, 2013 Trevor and I decided to elope down to the Spanish Fork courthouse. Two of his roommates agreed to be our witnesses, Trevor scheduled the judge for that afternoon and we got our marriage license that morning. We got a lot of heat for eloping, but Trevor and I talked about it and just decided it was better for us.

We still had two receptions, one in Utah with my family and friends than another one in Washington where Trevor is from. It was nice to have them so everyone could help us celebrate our marriage. Some people may not agree with our decision, but we knew it was right for us.

We have come a very long way and now we're down to just 50 days! Just under two more months until we can walk hand in hand into the temple and out a sealed husband and wife for all eternity. I never thought this day would come. I've had to wait for a lot of things in life, but this is one of the most greatest most special things I've had to wait for. 

Only 50 more days and I seriously can't wait. Eternity is almost here.