Exactly one year from Jordan's boot camp graduation he deployed. Both of us have known that this deployment was coming for some time, but there really is no way that you can prepare to part from your husband. I have been able to see Heavenly Fathers hand in helping us get things in order before Jordan left. I have felt the love and comfort from my Heavenly Father as I am going through this change time in my life. Saying goodbye was hard, but I know that Jordan and I are together forever. Seven months is no big deal in the whole scheme of things. I am so grateful for the wonderful family and friends that I am surrounded by. I really have been so blessed. I am looking forward be being reunited with him. I cant even imagine how wonderful it will be. I love that kid more than I could ever love anyone or anything else. I cant wait to hear his contagious laugh and be silly and goofy together. I love you Jordan. Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Korea better be good to you.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Lately Jordan and I have been discussing adding a new member to our family. We aren't quite ready for the whole baby thing, but we think we are ready to parent a dog. We have been spending countless hours debating on the breed of dog we should get. We have talked about Labs, Boxers, French Bulldogs, English Bulldogs, American Bulldogs, Mastiffs, and I think we have come to the agreement of possibly adding a goldendoodle to the Fuller fam.
We visited Janessa and Tyson over Labor Day weekend and were able to meet their neighbors 8 month 130 pound mastiff. After 20 minutes with that dog I knew that there is no way that I would be able to keep up with the slobber and shedding of this friendly giant.
I don't know what it is about Bulldogs but I just think that they are the cutest things ever. Yeah they drool and shed like the Mastiff but their size is a bit more manageable. This little guy had the greatest coloring i have seen. He just looked like he wanted to come to my home and be loved.
This is Gigi my sisters dog. She is the reason why I think we have decided on a goldendoodle. She is the smartest best tempered dog ever. Jordan cant get enough of her soft fur and she is the type of dog that I could take care of on my own when Jordan is gone. Jordan and I would be so happy to have a dog like Gigi.
This is another little Bulldog that we saw and he was so playful. After visiting this little puppy I couldn't stop thinking about him. I knew after that I needed to find a puppy soon. My half birthday is right around the corner and so is Christmas so..... Maybe I will get lucky. Hopefully Santa has noticed how good I have been this year and will deliver early.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Today is an especially good day. From an outsiders look it is easy to say there is nothing super special about today. I have found several things today that cant make me stop smiling.
Today this boy is finally coming home to me! Jordan spends most of the week days out in the field so the weekends are especially nice when he gets to be home.
This William Sonoma all-purpose cleaner is the best smelling cleaner ever! I cleaned everything in the house with it. Now my house has a sweet smell of meyer lemons.
I picked up my guitar from the Guitar Repair store. It is polished has new strings and all the buzzing noises are gone! My pa would be so happy to see that his guitar got some TLC.
A few other other things have put a smile on my face. I know that I sound crazy when i say this but the sunny weather was starting to wear me out. I have been so jealous of hearing about fall in Utah. Today is over cast and the sun is not out. A change of weather is very refreshing. Also i have discovered a new song that I have on repeat click here to listen The music just makes me so happy. Today is a very good day and I feel so blessed to find joy in the simplest things.
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
July 14, 2011 Jordan and I finally sealed the deal. It really was a wonderful day. Jordan and I felt so overwhelmed with the love and support that we received from all of our family and friends. We had quite the start to our marriage... Jordan and I have never been able to do things the most convenient way. Here is a list of our mishaps that have turned into funny remember when stories we cant wait to tell our kids about our first month of marriage.
- Jordan didn't have leave approved until 2 weeks before the big day (Can you say stresser?)
- Mom drove us to the wrong temple (Luckily Mount Timpanogos is kind of on the way to Draper)
- Photographer was also at the wrong temple (He was still able to capture priceless images)
- Jordan got a speeding ticket on our way to Jackson Hole
- I get strep throat
- Moved to Oceanside without a place to move into (5 days of homelessness. Thank goodness for good friends and family so we didn't have to sleep in the car.)
- Jordan goes in the field and I broke my collar bone
- Jordan goes in the field again and I get a nasty infection in my leg and lip and spend 2 night in the hospital.
An old man once told me, " It is a rare thing when High School sweethearts marry each other theses day." I am proud to say I am one of those rare people.
We had to detour to Bear Lake to get raspberry shakes on our way to Jackson
You can't go to Yellowstone and not see Old Faithful. I was a first timer.
It has been a wonderful 56 days of marriage.