Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Life is my friend

I haven't posted much about my thoughts and feelings lately, which is just what I do here. I thought I'd talk a little bit about my thoughts on our life right now.

Clint and I have been married for a year and some change now. It's been awesome. Amazing. I LOVE it. Marriage is so hard but SO worth it. I could literally give you two descriptions of marriage. One might make you wonder why anyone gets married, and the other would make you giddy and excited beyond belief that life can be THAT GOOD. It really can. And I love it. I love my husband. He has been so good to me and I know that's not changing any time soon. I don't really know exactly how long it'll just be the two of us, so I'm really trying to savor not having to share my husband with all our crazy cute babies while I can. We likely won't get this back until we're old and wrinkly and grumpy. But of course that will be awesome so we can pretend to be senile to the neighborhood kids and then go inside and laugh our heads off about it. We're awesome. The world better watch out for the 70 year old version of us.

Aside from our bomb diggity domb marriage, we have been pretty busy with school. We're technically in summer but both of us are taking two classes which is still pretty busy! School drives me nuts and sometimes I want to sentence it to a slow, hard death but the truth is I really love it. I love how rewarding it is when you finally get something you've been working at for so hard. I love when people ask me questions about nutrition and I can not only give them an answer, but teach them how to be healthier. I am so grateful that I have this opporunity right now. I know Clint feels the same.

We also just moved into a new place. We have a billion things left to clean/unpack and sometimes it makes me want to cry when I think about how much we still have to do. They offered us to not put in the $200 deposit if we cleaned it oursleves....if only we knew it was previously inhabited by a family of 12 pigs...we probably would have decided otherwise. Can't tell you how much time we have spent scrubbing. AND we're just getting started. BUT, It has two bedrooms. TWO. Can you believe that! That's literally DOUBLE what we had before. Nevermind the fact they are each half the size of our other one. They are TEENY TINY but we feel like we live in a mansion now. We have a kitchen that looks more like a kitchen and less like a child's playset. That's exciting. We have ceiling fans. YES. We just flip a switch. How awesome is that? We have a washing machine that fits more than two pairs of jeans. We are so ritzy, I swear. The honeymoon might wear off as soon as we get our first electric bill. Until then, have a glass of sparkling cider on me!

My new calling had been tough on me. I'm in the relief society presidency now and it's really shoving me outside of my shell. The problem? I really like my shell. It's cozy and warm and it protects me when people try and step on me. Not sure how that last part actually translates to real life. Anyway. I've really had to put myself out there and talk to people I don't know at all, which isn't that big of a deal. I try to do that anyway. But it's different when it's my responsibility. I feel like because people know it's "my job" they'll think I'm insincere which automatically turns me into an awkward pile of jell-o. And I care so much, but it doesn't look like it. Jell-o doesn't have many feelings. It's also been SO busy (me, not the jell-o). Oh, and I have to talk to people on the phone all the time which I absolutely hate doing! Especially people I don't know. Like, are you secretly rolling your eyes? Just tell me.

I can't think of much else right now. As you can see it's been really busy but I feel so blessed. I have so many things that people pray for at night. I am so thankful with how blessed I am and refuse to think about what I'm lacking. It works out pretty good for me. I really am just loving life right now. Now if you'll excuse me I have a husband to kiss and an oven to scrub (and a million other things)!

10 comments:

Annie said...

you make me smile.

Courtney B said...

Girl I MISS you! So glad you moved but oh the cleaning! That sounds HORRIBLE! We went from a studio apartment to a 2 bedroom and it really did feel like a mansion! I'm so excited for you guys :) And don't worry, you'll figure out real quick where to cut down if the electric bill really is that much more!
Love hearing about your marriage. You two are the cutest as always!
And good luck with your calling!! And school :)

Kaycie Eddie said...

Life sounds great! Sometimes I find that when I'm busiest, life is the best. Good luck with all the craziness!

Carlie said...

I'm one of those people that knows the apartment people clean it, but then I have to clean it again. I can only imagine how much scrubbing you're having to do!

Good luck in the new calling!

Shalyn said...

What crap- they should have let you see the place before offering the deal. Sound like you are super busy- congrats on the new place and calling!

Jaclyn said...

found you via jennrocket. it is funny how similar the newlywed life is. school. renting. callings. such a great time of life. your blog is darling!

{head 2 toe} said...

OKay I must have missed this post with MY move. Glad you are doing well and are HAPPY! :) RS Presidency?! Way to go girl! :) And just like you said, think of the positives! :)

jenn (+ will) said...

sounds stressful but life IS your friend :) it's good stress!!!

Emma Frances said...

You two have had a LOT of changes! Marriage really is the best! Even though it is also so hard! And I hope your move is getting all finished up. Moving is seriously the WORST! And I am sure that your calling will be such a blessing to you and your husband and all the people you are serving.

Emma Frances said...

You two have had a LOT of changes! Marriage really is the best! Even though it is also so hard! And I hope your move is getting all finished up. Moving is seriously the WORST! And I am sure that your calling will be such a blessing to you and your husband and all the people you are serving.