Friday, November 19, 2010

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Except in California the season is the same as every other =) My sister Kelly is coming on Tuesday for Thanksgiving which should be fun! And Devin's parents are officially coming for Christams. I am almost done with school... AHH! I feel like such a big girl! We finally bought a truck! And last night we decided that our big trip next year will be to...drum roll please... Australia! Ever since I read "Alexander and the terrible horrible no goo very bad day" I have wanted to go there ;-) Hopefully we will get to stop in Pago Pago Samoa first. Anyway we are busy here getting everything ready for when family comes. I am so excited to go to Disneyland!!! I LOVE it there and we are going for Christmas with my sister Michele and my nephew Tyler are coming as well as Dev's parentals. I know not many people follow me but thats OK because I suck a blogging anyway. And just becauseI love to look at pictures on blogs here are a few that I adore from our shoot with Tonya Joy Photography (Hair and makeup done by the fabulous Katrina Kirk). There are also a few pictures from our fabulous trip to Vegas and Halloween.









Friday, July 2, 2010

School

School feels like its never going to end! Haha thats probably because Devin is working on another certificate/2nd master's degree and I am going to be done with my bachelor's degree in December. But NOW I have decided to do a master's program too. WHOOHOO! Yay for paying lots of money for people to think you are smart ;-) No but I  AM really excited! I was worried about what I was going to do until I could go to med school and this is absolutely perfect and it feels like its the right thing to do. Look out world! Dr. Zufelt is just around the corner :-D Oh and today we got most of our new bedroom set delivered and it is absolutely FABULOUS! Its exactly what we wanted and it is just so beautiful! I will post some pictures of it all as soon as our bed comes in. Anyway nothing else too terribly exciting is going on. Lucy has been losing some teeth and is getting her big girl ones in. Devin bought her a backpack and now she is trying to get used to wearing it so we can take her hiking and camping. We also can't wait to go to the pancake breakfast tomorrow morning :-) Not just for the pancakes but because 4th of July is when Devin and I had our first date. Sigh :-) Love!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Before you met me....


I was a fairy Princess...


I caught frogs and called them prince and made myself the queen




Before you knew me I traveled 'round the world. And I slept in castle's and fell in love because I was taught to dream


I found mayonnaise bottles and poked holes on top, to capture Tinkerbell

They were just fireflies to the untrained eye but I could always tell


I believe in fairytales and dreamer's dreams like bed sheet sails and I believe in Peter Pan and Miracles and anything I can to get by... and Fireflies.



Just a few lines from one of my favorite song's! My best friend Crosby came to visit and we went to Disneyland and had a blast!!! We did breakast with Minnie and Friends, and the Princess celebration breakfast. It is such a great memory for the both of us before she goes on her mission.

Monday, May 17, 2010

All I seem to be hearing lately is...

"I'm pregnant!" From lots of people I know. Don't get me wrong I am super happy for these people who decided to create a new life and add something special to their life. I used to be one of these people who wanted children and babies around. I used to even want 6 kids! (Don't tell Devin that!) And I have always found something so beautiful and devine about creating a new life with the person you love most in the whole world in conjunction with God and I still feel this way. Lately though I have just become more and more and MORE resistant to the idea of having children. Maybe its because "everyone" is doing it (no pun intended). Maybe its because Devin and I are constantly asked WHEN we are having children. Maybe its because of my job and I know that there are so many things that can go wrong with children. Maybe its because I have lost almost 20 lbs since meeting Devin and I am in NO hurry to gain that weight back OR have a stomach that looks like an alien growin inside it. I know I have posted about this before but I think that my resistance just means that we are really really really not ready to become parents anytime soon. I know eventually one day we will bring a baby home but that day is not TODAY.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Loft

We have a loft in our house which has a BIG TV, Lucy's crate, a book case... and not much else. We spend a lot of time in our loft and most of it is spent on the floor. Devin wanted to buy a couch to put up there but I was against it becuase we already have 2 couches... I think a third would be way too much because where else would we live that would need 3 couches. So this is why we chose to get this....


Think what you want but I am so excited about this! It is currently being shipped :-)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Hawaii

So Devin and I finally did our trip to Hawaii! Aftering dreaming and dreaming it finally happened. It was truly the dream vacation! I could't have imagined it going any better... well actually thats not ENTIRELY true. First of all I lost my debit card before we even left California. Yep, thats right! Apparently going to the ATM at 2am isn't exactly the best idea for me. Luckily I have a fabulous husband who didn't ge mad and who luckily had his :-) Also, I got my period! WHAT!?!?!? I had just HAD my period 2 weeks ago! Also, I dropped my luggage on my freshly painted toenails :-( So much for that pedicure! It cracked my toenail in half. Anyway enough about the bad stuff lets get on to the good stuff!

Friday April 16
We got to fly on the biggest airplane I have ever seen! A C17 is super large! It was the smoothest flight I have ever been on! Devin and I arrived at Hickam AFB around 3pm local time and we were exausted! We ate dinner, checked into our hotel and went to bed before 6pm :-)


Saturday April 17
We woke up at about 4am Hawaii time haha so we had some time to kill before things even opened! Basically we just lounged around until about 9. We did some grocery shopping and decided to go to Pearl Harbor because we were basically already there. We went and saw the USS Missour, and the Pacific Aviation Museum (Dev's favorite!) That night we walked around down town Waikiki and had dinner at the Cheese Cake factory. We took our cheese cake to go and ate it after we went in the hot tub at the hotel :-)

Sunday April 18
It was a little rainy on Sunday so we decided to go to the flea market at Aloha stadium. We stayed there most of th morning because there are so many people and stuff there! Around lunch time we went to Hanauma Bay! That was sooo fun! I had never been snorkeling before and neither had Devin so it was a great experience for both of us. We saw tons of fish! We did get a little burnt that day even with 45 SPF on

Monday April 19
This day we went back to Pearl Harbor and we went and saw the Arizona Memorial. It was a very touching experience and I am very glad that we did it. After that we drove to the other side of the island to go to the Polynesian cultural center. We stayed there the rest of the day. This day was Dev's favorite! We got to go to all the villages and Devin was in a hula contest at the Tahiti village and he was sooo cute! We went to a luau and the night show! We also got to go see BYU-Hawaii and the Laie Temple. We were VERY sleepy by the end of this day but it was so much fun and worth it!

Tuesday April 20
This day I woke up nervous because I knew what was coming hehe. We went parasailing! I was soo nervous because I am really not a hights person but Devin decided that we should go all out and go 1,000 feet which apparently not many people do. It was such a blast and I totally want to do it again! Later that afternoon we went to Sea Life park and we swam with dolphins :-) That was the high light of the trip for me because it is something that I always wanted to do!

Wednesday April 21
We almost didn't make it to our morning activity. I didn't read the ticket the night before and we left our hotel late for our check in time... Oops! But we did make it and we went on a submarine ride/tour! It was way cool because we saw sharks, and turtles, and tons of fish! After that we went to the pineapple plantation! Then we headed over to pipeline and watched the waves. That night we ate dinner at Top of Waikiki. It was the best dinner and experienc we had! The whole room roates so you can see all of Waikiki! The food was amazing as well.

Thursday April 22
This day we decided to just go with the flow. We woke up and decided to go to turtle bay. We went snorkeling again which was sooo much fun. It is one of my new favorite activities! After that Devin decided he wanted to go surfing. I wanted to do it but this day was pretty stormy and I just didn't feel comfortable. The waves were choppy and it was raining and yeah no thank you haha. Devin did such a good job! He got up his first time and he got up every time after that too :-) I got to tan (when the sun came out) and take lots of pictures. After that he took me shopping :-)

Friday April 23rd
This day was a shopping/beach day. We didn't really do much of anything too exciting until that evening! Jack Johnson was in town playing a concert. We tried to get tickets online but they were all sold out. We decided that we would walk over to where the concert was and try to get in anyway. And we got to go! My first concert EVER was Jack Johnson in Hawaii!!! How perfect is that!? I was sooo excited! It was the perfect ending to the perfect vacation

Saturday April 24th
Nothing happened this day except we didn't get a flight out and we had to wait all day for a hotel room and we did laundry. Exciting... I know

Sunday April 25th
We flew/drove home! We got in Monday morning at midnight!

So there was the readers digest version of our vacation! It was fabulous and just what we needed. Sorry I didn't post pictures, they take forever to post but I posted them all on facebook in case you care to look!

Pringles

This girl's necklace looks like she took a chain and stuck a bunch of pringles on it... I'm just sayin'....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

If you don't like lovey dovey you won't like this!

I am so in love with my husband. I know I know he is my husband so I am supposed to love him. But he really is my everything! Everyday I am so amazed at how patient he is with me and how caring he really is. He loves me no matter what and I know it! I am so thankful to know that my husband loves me. Some people are unsure of their other half's affections but everyday Devin shows me how much I mean to him.




For example: It was right after we got Lucy and she was being loud at night and neither of us were getting much sleep. I got home before Devin one day and I was getting dinner ready. I had a really bad head ache so I put dinner in the oven and went up to our loft to rest. Devin came home and he had brought me a PINK snap dragon plant :-) (For some reason I like snap dragon plants because they are fun! I don't remember telling Devin that I liked these but he remembered!) He saw that I wasn't feeling well so he told me to take a nap and that he would finish dinner. Its the little things like that that show me that he loves me and that make me fall even more in love with him all the time. He didn't have to remember that I like snap dragons and he didn't have to finish dinner or let me take a nap but he did!




There is a quote that I had posted on our fridge that we got in Sunday school that I adore and it explains my sweet husband's attitude toward our marriage completely!

"In the enriching of marriage the big things are the little things. It is a constant appreciation for each other and a thoughtful demonstration of gratitude. It is the encouraging and the helping of each other to grow. Marriage is a joint quest for the good, the beautiful, and the devine." -Elder James E. Faust




I can honestly say that I love Devin more and more everyday that we are together! I am so grateful for him and all he does. I am so thankful for our marriage and for the blessing it has been to me.



 I couldn't imagine my life being any other way. Yes Devin and I have our bumps in the road like everyone else but it is the want that keeps us going. We want our marriage to last and we are willing to put in the work to make it so. I hope to be as good a wife to Devin as he is a husband to me. He is my best friend and I love him and only him for forever!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Spring has Sprung

Spring/Summer is a frustrating time for me shopping wise. There is hardly ANYTHING that is modest and all the modest stuff is made for old ladies... don't get me wrong I love modesty but its just so frustrating to want to buy cute new spring time clothes and all you can find is hoochie mamma stuff. This is why lately I have been obsessed with shoes and makeup :-) Because they always look good and always fit! I have found a few bathing suits I want to get before we head off to Hawaii.


These are the shoes I WILL be buying this week :-) I have been obsessing over them for weeks now! That must mean that I have to have them right? I did buy some cute new pink reef's today that I LOVE! They are so fabulous!

Lucy in the sky

Lucy goosey update! She is doing well and growing a ton! Our friends Luke and Amber let us borrow some doggy clothes and we put Lucy in the cutest dress ever! (Pictures to follow). My parents are in Argentina right now so Maggie is staying with us for two weeks. She is getting a little more comfortable with Lucy and I am sure they will be best friends soon!



Devin and I are looking forward to going to Hawaii and getting a much needed vacation! Also we are looking forward to our tax refund haha so we can finish furnishing our house. Last week we had our friends Britney and Tom over for dinner (they are getting married in 2 weeks!!!) And it was so fun! We had a nice dinner and played apples to apples. My favorite part was when we were all reading our cards that are supposed to describe us... one of Devin's was "dead" hahaha! But Tom's was the best... he said "I am fragrant!" Haha! I guess you had to be there but it was funny.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Long time no see

I've kind of been neglecting my blog lately. Not that I haven't wanted to blog but my life has been busy! I know I know, EVERYONE is busy but that is the only excuse I have right now! So February came and went pretty quickly. Valentine's day was spent mostly napping haha but my birthday weekend was fabulous! First Devin and I went for a second ski trip to Alta-Sierra! It was perfect for me because I am still learning and battling the chair lift haha we spent the night in Bakersfield in a PINK room (yes eveything was pink! carpet, chair, towels, everything!) then the next morning we headed to the mountain. There were only 2 lifts and I was a little nervous that I would forget what I had learned in Tahoe but I ended up going down the run without falling down! I even heard one girl go "whoa look at her go!" The next day was my birthday and Devin (who is the most amazing husband EVER!) made me blueberry waffles for breakfast and they were fabulous! Then we went for a bike ride in Avila and it was such a beautiful day. The day before it was so stormy and I was so afraid that I would have a gloomy day. After our bike ride we met my parents in Pismo for lunch at Splash and it was sooo delicious! I had Ahi tacos and some clam chowder... Yum Yum! After that we got a call that this lady had puppies at her house and that they were golden doodles and she wanted to know if we wanted one! Of course I wanted one but Devin HATES poodles and did not want a dog that was a poodle mix (haha!). I was a little bummed but Devin assured me that we would one day have a puppy. We had dinner (AKA red velvet icecream cake) at my parents house and played games! It ended up being a way chill birthday but it was super nice after being in the snow all day the day before. In other news Devin and I are adding a member to our family!!!!!! I am sooo excited! We are getting a puppy! She is a pure bred golden retriever and we get to bring her home on the 19th! When we went to see them Devin told me before "ok lets just go look and see if the parents are cute first and then lets look at the puppies". But when we got there the parents were out in the yard and I looked at Devin and just KNEW that we would be getting one :-) I was so sad to not bring her home with us right then but I know she needs to spend more time with her mom. Plus is gives us time to puppy proof our house :-) Baby steps for us :-) we are slowing working up to having a baby. First we got a plant and now we are getting a puppy. We are very excited for the next few weeks because my parents are going to Argentina and we are going to Hawaii sooo soon!
Here is our cute little girl! Her name is Lucy Zufelt and she is 6 weeks old here Please disregard my double chin in this picture... I have no idea what I was trying to do but I promise that I usualy DON'T have a double chin haha...just focus on the dog

Monday, February 8, 2010

Tahoe

Sooo... Devin and I just got back from our mini-vacation in Lake Tahoe! Oh my gosh it was so fun! I was like a little kid at Disneyland by the time we were done because I did NOT want to leave! But... it didn't start out so great. Dev and I left on Thursday and about half way there I realized that I forgot my CAMERA! Are we kidding? I forgot my camera on my first trip to Lake Tahoe!!! I was so bummed I cried for about an hour! My poor husband :-( He was so sweet and told me that we could go buy a new one or use our phones but I was not having it! Poor thing I was just so hormonal and irrational the whole time (we ended up buying a disposable camera and it worked ot fine). And then it was pouring rain the whole time until of course we got to the mountain and it was snowing! So then we had to put on chains and the chains ended up not fitting my tires and it was just a big mess! I really thought we would never get to our hotel. But we did of course haha and we went to Alpine Mountain! So first thing Dev has me do when we got there is strap in to my board and he took me up on the lift! I was freaking out! I hadn't even learned how to do anything at all! So we get to the top and I try getting off of the lift and I eat it so hard (first one of the day). Then I try to get up and tht was just a disaster! I kept getting up and falling down and getting up and falling down and I really thought that I was NEVER going to come down the mountain. So I had ANOTHER break down on the mountain and I just got so mad and I finally got up and actually went down the mountain! Whoohoooo!!! :-) I really thought that I would never try snowboarding again because I was worse and bruised and hormonal hahaha but I LOVE snowboarding. I ended up taking a snowboarding class and it was so good because I got to lear what i needed and Devin got to go skiing where he wanted to without me having a breakdown. But we stayed in this cute little cabin and we were all cozy and it was just a fabulous weekend away with the love of my life! We got to walk around near Heavenly (which is just oh so cute!) and I got to learn how to snowboard and I got to shop at Squaw valley and spend time with the cutest man ever! And Devin got to skii!!! And spend time in the snow... and It SNOWED when we were there! It was just beautiful and I am obsesssssssssssed.... and I want to live there someday! Sigh... I love making memories with my sweetheart! So I need to catch up on my "why I love Devinisms" #3 I love Devin because he is soo caring! He always does so much to take care of me and he is always doing things for me. For example, every night he gets me a glass of water before we got to bed :-) #4 I love Devin because to me he is the cutest man in the whole world! #5 I love that he is a pilot :-) There is just something so hot about it hehehe #6 I love that he is active and athletic! So many guys today just sit at home and do nothing and play video games but not my husband! #7 I love that he has a sense of humor after something doesn't go right :-) Instead of being mad for forever he see the humor in things and laughs it off. # 8 I love that he likes eating healthy! My hubby eats salad with no salad dressing!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Challenge

So this week I have decided not to visit facebook! I have noticed that I ALWAYS go on to facebook whenever I am bored... so I have decided to do more productive things with my time (haha like blogging!) And its been HARD but beneficial! Devin and I are going to wasting time on facebook I finshed my homework AND did all my threaded discussions AND submitted all my papers! Oh and today was ground hog day and the ground hog DID see his shadow which means 6 more weeks of winter (not too much change for us here in Cali). So Happy Ground Hog Day! And since its February (aka the month of love) I have decided to write something I love about my wonderful husband everyday! I missed yesterday so I need to make up for it. #1 I LOVE that Devin is sooo super smart! He is one of the smartest people I know! I just love that he is so knowledgeable and I love when he can explain things to me that I don't know yet :-) #2 I love that he put up with my obsession with pink :-) He has looked for me a pink waterbottle, a pink helment, a pink bike... a pink EVERYTHING and he neve complains :-) I know that he loves me <3 <3 <3

Friday, January 29, 2010

February

The month of February is basically my favorite month of the whole year except for December! And not just because its my birthday month :-) Although it is part of it because in my family we celebrate birthday "weeks" and sometimes in my case entire birthday "months" hehe but I love Febraury for more than just that. I like to celebrate all the February holidays! Like ground hog day! Did you know that that holiday is not even listed on the calendar I have at work! I was shocked! But anyway I am excited for groud hog day (feb 2nd) not that it matters much in Cali whether winter lasts longer because there is little temperature difference between winter and spring here but I think its fun to know if the ground hog see's his shadow or not :-) Another favorite Holiday is VALENTINE'S DAY! Okay so yes we are supposed to celebrate our love everyday of the year but I love it because PINK is everywhere HAHAHA And it gives us an opportunity to show love to people who may not know we love them- not in a romantic way but in an endearing way! For example I adore the girls that I work with but I don't tell them I love them haha but I can do something fun and special for them! Also I can show the kids in my Sunday school class that I love them and the list goes on and on! Also I love to surprise Devin :-) So Valentine's Day is a perfect day for that! I have a few ideas as to what I am going to do for him but I haven't quite decided yet! Last year Dev took m to Santa Barbara and we ate at Ruth's Chris. He also bought me the entire series of these Shopaholic books that I wanted and he had my wedding dress cleaned for me! It was super sweet. And he let me to into Tiffany's and drool over diamonds and also the LV store to drool over leather haha. But this year Dev has a boyscout campout that weekend and Valentine's Day is on a Sunday... so we haven't totally decided what we are going to do yet. But I have decided on something that I want for Valentine's Day/Birthday... make fun of me all you want! :-)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

In the Middle

So today this random thought came to me today. Yesterday Megan (one of the kids in my sunday school class) asked me if I wanted to buy Valentine's day cookies to help her out with girls camp stuff. Of course I said yes but then I thought "wait a minute, wasn't it just yesterday that I was hittin' people up for money for stuff like cheer camp and track and stuff like that?" And then it occured to me that I am STUCK in such a weird age between 16 and 30... Maybe this thought just came to my mind because my birthday is in a month and I am terrified of being closer to 30. But SERIOUSLY! I still feel like I am 16 but only smarter (hehe)... I have some of the responsibilities of 30 year olds (house, husband, etc). I can relate more to the 16 year olds because I was just there but I can't really relate to the 30 year olds because I haven't been there yet (and I am not anxious to be there anytime soon).  Its like in relief society the majority of the women in there at 30+ years older than I am!!! I mean... where do I FIT IN!? I don't fit in with the teeny-boppers anymore but I am not quite ready to be considered a full blown adult yet. I mean, I am the cool adult like figure who still wants to go skydiving and has good style and stuff... RIGHT?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

You spin me right around


So I work in a building with other offices and one of the places we have in our building is a gym! AKA Athlon. Our office gets FREE gym memberships! How cool is that? For awhile the girls and I would go during our lunch break and do their noon classes. They had Zumba, Boot camp, Cardio, and Yolates. But then we started being the only ones who would go and the gym wasn't getting paid for us to take the classes (because we go for free) so they did away with the noon classes! We were all shocked and very sad! But just a few weeks ago they started having bootcamp again on Wednesdays. But Brandee (my friend at work) is a hard core work-outer (hehe). And so for the past few weeks on Fridays she, Emily, and Laura (other friends at work) have gone to the 6 am spin class... Um excuse me did you hear me... 6 AM! Sheesh! They all went and said that it was such a good workout so I decided to go this week. I live about 40 minutes away from the gym/work so I had to wake up at about 4:45! When I got there, there was already someone in the class riding one of the bikes. He looked scary! He has tons of tats, gaged ears, and a yellow spandex biking suit on. I thought "if that is our instructor, I don't know if I will walk away from this!" Haha so Brandee and I go into spin class and guess who gets to sit next to scary spandex guy!? ME! So I get on the bike and then I realize that I have to adjust the seat so I get off and the pedals totally keep moving and scrape my leg and take a chunk of skin off! WHY!? That happened to me LAST time I was on a bike only that one WASN'T stationary! Really cute Whitney. So anyway... I am trying to adjust the seat and the stupid thing will not move! And class is starting... so scary yellow spandex man has to come over and help me and he acts like its no big deal to adjust the seat... but HE couldn't get it to move either at first! Anyway so class starts and 5 mintues into it I am ALREADY getting my butt kicked! I'm sweating and panting and trying to keep up with everyone else! I look over and Brandee and she hasn't even broken a sweat yet! And then I feel something stinging on my leg... so I look down and I realize that I am bleeding! Yep... bleeding in front of Brandee who HATES blood! But I don't want to stop because I don't want to seem like I can't handle the class because I am not a whimp! So I keep going PRAYING that Brandee won't look over at my leg and faint during class! Luckily she didn't look or faint and I survived spin class :-) It was an awesome workout and I am totally going to do it again. After spin I went to yoga and it was so nice to push myself really hard and then stretch it out. Then I went on the treadmill for 50 minutes. That was the most time I have EVER spent at the gym and it was awesome! But I was super tired. I was out by 8 last night haha poor Devin! He comes home ready for a fun Friday night and I am exsausted! But anyway- sorry I tend to write long posts about things that aren't really important. Last night we went and ate Sushi with my parents and then everyone else watched Transformers while I slept on the floor hehe.

                          This is what I started my fun filled Friday with :-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bummer :-(


So today was just kind of a bummer day for me. Work was alright in the morning but then the afternoon progressed with cranky patient who want their meds and grumpy co-workers, rain, jerky ambulance guys, and to put the cherry on top... Devin dropped the bomb that we won't be able to go to Hawaii when we had originally planned. THAT news just kind of tipped me over the edge. We have already re-scheduled this trip from the original date in October. We couldn't go in October because we were FINALLY closing on our house and of course the week we were closing was the week we were supposed to be in Hawaii... Needless to say we could not be in Hawaii when our house was closing. So then we decided that the frist week in March would be the perfect time to go.... and I asked for the time off MONTHS ago and Dev can't ask for time off until about 30 days ahead of time. So then today... Dev finds out that he has been chosen for some kind of team thingy and his lauches have been rescheduled. So he can't get time off until APRIL!!! Devin keeps telling me "it's not like we aren't going to go" and I feel like its just empty promises because I feel like we are canceling plans all the time and I am being let down alot. Like on our anniversary we were supposed to go to San Diego but Devin had court marshall duty and I ended up spending the day completey alone. I know Devin's job is crazy and I need to be more understanding about it sometimes because I am not in the military and I don't understand what its like to not be able to ask for time off like a regular person. I shouldn't complain because its only a stupid trip. My husband is good to me. He always says "you can have whatever you like". And he means it! He takes care of me and he loves me even when I am frustrated. He puts up with my obsession with pink (which is hard to do) and he puts up with me hogging the bathroom and the closet in the mornings. He does his best to help me around the house and he cooks dinner for me when he gets home first. He tells me I'm beautiful when I have no makeup on and when I feel fat and gross haha. I am sure he is as disappointed (if not more so) than I am. Devin told me that he can never make plans or promises of plans because of his job and that is really hard for me to understand but I am going to work on it! That is another goal to add to my list.... Be more understanding of Devin's obligation to his job. I love my husband so much and he is such a great man and friend. I am so lucky to have him because he can make me smile and laugh when I am soooo not happy haha. I love you Devin and thank you for always taking care of me and I am sorry I was frustrated about not being able to go on a stupid trip and that it was only postponed for a few weeks. Dear Hawaii- we will see you someday... Hopefully in April! Love Devin and Whitney

Friday, January 15, 2010

A brand new year

So with this new year I have of course come up with resolutions. But for me atleast my were directed to what I want to get DONE this year and not just hopefull wishes of losing weight. Most people want to eat healthier or give up chocolate or something like that. Lately Devin and I have been getting questions from our friends and family as to when we will have kids. I mean... we have only been married a year! Slow down! I want us to enjoy our time together being a couple and being young before we add another member to our family. So here are some of our goals for this year.

1. Finish school! I am getting my bachelor's degree in Health Science. It is taking me a little bit longer t finish because I switched majors. My old major was Elementary Ed. Then I worked at a pre-school and I realized that that is NOT what I want to do for the REST of my life! I have ALWAYS wanted to be a doctor. So I am supposed to graduate around August from Touro University (depending on how many classes I take each semester) with a Bachelor's degree and a certificate in Nutrition.

2. Do WELL in school! Devin finished his master's degree a few months back and now he is taking classes for his 2nd master's degree! He is so smart! He is my rocket scientist :-) We always joke that I should become a brain surgery so that when we have kids and they tell us that things are too hard we can say "well its not rocket science" or "its not brain surgery" hehehe while Devin IS a rocket scientist I don't want to be a brain surgeon because they look and feel gross...

3. Workout ATLEAST 3 times a week! I know I know... something thats easy to break but I did it last year and I know I can do it this year too! Usually I workout about 5 times a week but I set the goal at 3 because I left a little cushion for vacations and stuff.

4. Read our scriptures and pray together everyday! We did okay on this last year but we decided that we need to be better at it. We also want to read together the Book of Mormon from cover to cover this year.

5. Do more things outside! I think we have just been so couped up in our house lately painting and moving stuff in and fixing it up the way we want that we miss doing things outside! Even if its just a walk. We really want to go hiking more and camping. We plan on going and doing Half Dome in August! And Devin has vowed to teach me how to rock climb!!!!

When Devin and I were driving back home after Christmas we set our goals and talked about our future plans. With all of the baby questions we sort of decided when we would want to start a family... but aren't telling! Then we decided on some things that we/I want to do before we start having kids.

1. Sky Dive! I soooooo want to do this before we have kids! I am scared to do it but thats what makes it FUN! Devin has done it before so its not new for him...  wanted to do it for my birthday but we will be in Hawaii... maybe I will do it there. Hopefully I won't chicken out hahaha

2. Learn guitar! I have wanted to learn the guitar for forever! Devin and I decided that once our schedules have settled down that we will take guitar together.

3. Travel! Okay this might seem like a selfish thing to want before we have kids but honestly I don't know how much traveling we will be able to do once we have kids. We don't want to necessarily travel the world but there are places that we want to go! Here is what is on our list.

Hawaii- we are going at the end of February/first of March
Seattle- Devin's sister lives there and we want to visit her
San Francisco- I have only been there once! We plan on going for Dev's birthday
North Carolina- The majority of my family lives there and its hard to see them alot
New York- Devin served his mission there and I want to go see the CITY!
Italy- I REALLY want to go to Italy. Devin says we can by way of Germany :-)
Europe- I want to atleast go to London and Paris. Maybe for graduation? hehe
Japan- I don't really have a burning desire to go here but Dev thinks it would be cool to go
Tahoe- We are going in a few weeks!!!
Yosemite- August!

I don't think thats TOO long of a list. Some of those are MUST HAVES and other are it would be nice to go. In the mean time Devin and I are just working and doing classes and working on our cute little house :-) I am so thankful for all that we have and that I have a fantastic husband who supports me and loves me no matter what! My mom used to ask me if I would be happy being poor and not having everything I want and I would always tell her that I would always have everything I need. And its so true! My needs are always met. I have the best husband ever, I have a good job, and a beautiful home.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A few of my (maybe) favorite things!


Rebok easy tone!!!

So I have a few things on my "want" list. We ALL have them. Little, big, expensive, inexpensive... don't try to lie you know you have them too! So here is what I am obsessing over right at this moment!....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Is anyone out there?

Hello out there :-) I know I am talking to myself because we have no followers but thats okay- its a good place to journal life... obiviously I am VERY good at that ;-) The Holidays came and went all to quickly and now its back to life as usual. Christmas was fun because we spent it with Devin's family in New Mexico. I got to go ice skating and play in the snow and meet lots of Devin's extended family and friends. We spent the new year eating junk food (pizza, truffles... all the good stuff) and painting the back room in our house. Our house is starting to feel more like our home rather than a big project. I am still trying to figure out what furniture I want in our loft but that will come once the rest of our rooms get situated. I am trying to decide between a love sac (a big bean bag couch thing) or just a normal couch. We would make it into a game room except that we have our giant TV in there... anyway enough about that! One of our new year resolutions is to do our traveling within this next year/year and a half. After that we will probably start trying to have kids ( I know BIG shock! haha)... but we might wait a little longer than that but thats the plan for now. A lot of our friends are having kids right now but we are still young and we want to enjoy being together and traveling before we have a new addition. We are just trying to keep a plant alive for now ;-) First on our list for traveling is to Lake Tahoe. We will be doing that here within the next few weeks. Next on our list is Hawaii. We will be going there at the end of February. More things that are on our list but not totally currently planned are San Francisco (probs for Dev's b-day), Las Vegas, Seattle, Half Dome (sometime in August), North Carolina, New York, Italy and Europe... and Devin wants to go to Japan! Who knows if we will cross ALL of those off of our list but hopefully we will! As another year closes and another one begins Devin and I look forward to this brand new year ahead and we look back on our first year of marriage with fond memories (and some not so fun ones too hehe) but our lives are filled with blessings and we are thankful for what we have!