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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sweet Sisters!

We have been spending quite a bit of time with the missionaries in our ward. From taking them out to dinner to visiting with them to seeing them at church, we've see them often. Not surprising, they like to visit where we live because it's an outdoor mall. Even though we've lived her for almost a year, we still haven't gone into every store. Well, the missionaries introduced us to their absolutely favorite store called Sugarfina.


We've walked past it many times, but never went inside. They told us about the delicious chocolates and gummy candies they have. Sister Eichelberger's birthday was earlier this month and her companion Sister Smith asked if I would help her with a birthday surprise by picking up a treat at Sugarfina. Of course I helped her and Jonathan and I finally visited the store. They did not oversell the quality and flavor of the treats.



I got Sister Eichelberger a fruit loops inspired candy bar. She was happily surprised with the gift and shared a bit with each of us. It was very rich chocolate and very delicious.


Sister Smith found out yesterday that she is being transferred to San Antonio this week and she asked if she could come by to say goodbye before leaving. I quickly responded for them to come over and then I ran to Sugarfina to get a farewell gift for her. Thankfully, we've talk about what some of her favorites are so I knew what to get her. That afternoon they came over after going to Sugarfina themselves since Sister Smith doesn't know the next time she'll be near one. Unfortunately, Jonathan had a meeting when they came over so he wasn't able to say goodbye to Sister Smith. 

These are my favorite!

Both Jonathan and I will miss her, but every time we walk past Sugarfina we'll be reminded of our sweet Sister Smith and Sister Eichelberger!

Friday, August 17, 2018

This Is The Life

I am a slow decorator especially when it comes to hanging up pictures. I come up with ideas and let them stew for months at a time before taking any sort of action. Well, just last week I finally hung up pictures above our bed. My original plan was going to involve a lot of pictures around our big "N", but last month I was going through a few boxes and found a print that says "This is the Life". It was perfect!


I decided to go with black and white photos because our bedding is already very colorful. I finally printed out a couple of our wedding photos. I had no problem picking out one for Jonathan and I let him pick the photo of me. Unfortunately, his first choice picture didn't crop down nicely but his second choice works incredibly well.


Our life and our marriage is by no means perfect partially because neither one of us is perfect. In spite of that, our life is wonderful because allows us room to grow as individuals as well as a couple and we still genuinely enjoy being around each other. Earlier this week I went out to breakfast with a friend and she thought that Jonathan and I were newlyweds when we first moved to Texas and she believed it because of how well we get along and how sweet we are to each other. I love hearing that. My mom still calls us the eternal newlyweds and it is my goal for us to retain that sweetness in our relationship. We've been through major and unexpected upheavals that could have broken us, but each time we held onto each other and overcame them together. That is one of the things that makes me say, "This is the life!"

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

I Can't Believe It

All of my family knows that I am not a morning person at all. I can't even pretend to be one. My bed is one of my favorite places to be. In spite of that, Jonathan and I decided in order to be more productive that we should start waking up in the 5 o'clock hour.


We just started this week and I slept through my alarm just this morning, but I did wake up just after 6 AM. I figure if I could do this for all four years of high school I can do it again. I was super productive yesterday and I see the benefits already. I just need to power through these first few days and get my body used to this new sleep schedule.

Also, I forgot how dark it is at 5 in the morning!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Number Three

I started my third bullet journal this month.


I filled up my second one much faster than my first because I used a different notebook. I prefer using dot grid paper instead of lined or grid lined paper. Luckily there are a few different companies that make notebooks with that type of paper. My first one was a Moleskine and while my second was a notebook that I got at the Erin Condren store in our neighborhood. The dots in my second notebook were farther apart and so I had to adapt my spreads from my previous notebook.


A lot of things that previously took up a single page now took two pages. It was nice to try out different ideas, but I wanted to go back to some of my smaller spreads.

I used to fit a week on a single page, but it took two pages for a
week in my second notebook.

My new notebook is a Leuchtturm1917 and I am very happy with it. The dots are closer together and the quality of the paper is much better.

I'm back to one week taking a single page.
There isn't much in this bullet journal yet and I can't wait to fill it up!

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Gone With The Wind and I absolutely love it! Jonathan and I watch the movie a few times every year and being able to see deeper into characters I already know well is fascinating.


I have a feeling that I will be reading and rereading this book for the rest of my life.
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