Today I am feeling so thankful for so much! This year I have come to appreciate how much my close family means to me, and how grateful I am for the gospel. 2011 has been a whirlwind year, with so many exciting things.. which brings me to the number one person I am grateful for today, Landon. I could not have hoped to find a better person to spend eternity with. I am so grateful that I finally have found him, the man of my dreams and so much more. He is everything to me, my other half, my best friend and he makes marriage perfect and easy. I have never been happier than I am now, and it is because of Landon and his impact on my life. He is such a giving, wonderful person. I love him with everything I have and I can't wait to grow old with him, and someday have our grandchildren over to our house for Thanksgiving dinner.
I also just want to tell my family how grateful I am for them. Without my family I would be lost. I have learned, and constantly learn so much from each of them. I am so thankful to know that no matter what my parents, and megan and ryan will always be there for me, no matter how stupid my problems are, or when I just need a good laugh, they are the ones I can turn to. I am so thankful for such a wonderful, strong father who is such an example of a Priesthood holder. I have learned more from him than he will ever know. My mom will always be my hero. She has always been there for me, and lifts me up every time I see her. She is optimistic, kind, selfless and beautiful. Megan is the most loyal person I have ever known. The bond we share as sisters, nobody will ever understand. She is a part of me and always will be. I rely on her in so many ways. And Ryan is perfect. He is the most amazing brother. Him and I have always shared a special relationship and I have loved watching him grow into the most incredible young man, and someday missionary.
I am also thankful to have married into such an amazing family. The Fielding's have been there for Landon and I in so many ways, that it would be impossible to thank them enough. I immediately felt like a daughter to Rick and Denise and love spending time with them. I look forward to Tuesdays and Thursdays when I get to spend time with Denise and Devrie at pilates. I am so grateful for Devrie for treating me like a sister, and for being such an amazing example of a wonderful mother and wife. I hope someday I can live up to her perfection, because even though she doesn't see it, she is incredible in my eyes. I admire Brynlee's drive and motivation. She works so hard in cougarettes and in school and it is amazing to watch her shine. And it has been fun to have another younger brother Braxon. He is hilarious, and I am so glad when he is around because I know he will always make us all laugh.
And last but not least, I am so grateful for such amazing friends! These girls in my life make it so much fun!! I don't know what I would do without them. And I am especially excited because my other sister (basically) is returning home from her mission in one week from today!
This has been an amazing day of reflection. I am the luckiest girl in the world, because the people that surround me in my life are amazing. I love you all so much!
This weekend Landon and I were able to do a little kicking back and cutting loose. Since Landon only has one class on Friday mornings, the weekend basically starts Thursday night for us. So Friday after Landon's class, we decided to take kimbo slice out....
but not before Landon ate almost a whole pumpkin pie, cold, while driving, not a safe experience.
This is Kimbo Slice. It is big and black and nobody really knows what it is. But Kimbo is used for four wheeling. Landon and I took her out to the west desert. It was so much fun! My first experience on Kimbo wasn't great, so it was nice to give her a second shot.
After we took Kimbo out, we stoppped at Ikea, Home Depot and Anthropologie to pick up a few things for our latest art project. This is what we came up with! We took a blank wall in our bedroom and made this!
After our art project we met up with the Fielding and Knight families for some dinner and some Disney on Ice. It was fun to watch Braylon, Chayce and Luke enjoy the show. I think next time we go, it will be with our kids, cause it wasn't a very adult friendly show.
Saturday was a wonderful day! Landon and I woke up late, I made an amazing egg casserole and we had a lazy morning. That afternoon we were planning on going to the U football game. So we went to tailgate at the new business school which was so much fun to see all of my old co worker friends, but while we were there it started snowing. Landon and I decided to head home and enjoy the game in our warm apartment. It was a fantastic game by the way!
After the game, we met up with our friends Ashley and Tyler Pack. We love hanging out with these two! Ashley and I met in Chile and became best friends for the months we were there. She and I are two peas in a pod. Anyway, we met up for a great mexican dinner.
After dinner we headed to Mates of State! They had a concert at the Urban Lounge. It was SO much fun!! Landon probably thinks I am crazy because I was dancing all over the place but it was such a blast! Mates is one of my favorite bands of all time, most people have no idea who they are, but you can count on Ashley and I to be at their concert!
Also, we met up with a wonderful bear at the concert. It was so fun to see Sam and I think these two enjoyed some guy time.
Best concert ever.
Sunday was also a great day! After church Landon and I went up big cottonwood canyon to enjoy the snow and take some pictures! Then we went to the Welch's to have a pre thanksgiving meal because Ryan leaves Friday for India! I am so jealous.
Overall is was another wonderful few days in this blissful life we are living! Whoever said marriage is hard, is seriously disturbed.
Halloween this year was so much fun! It was Landon and my first Halloween together and we knew we had to do something great! That weekend we were able to attend our good friend Megan Turley's couples dress up party and it was such a blast! We actually won for best costume.. here is a picture of the winning outfits..
I was a mail-order bride, and Landon was the creepy american who bought me. It was so much fun! Landon and I made my costume from FedEx foam envelopes and taped them together. He literally had to tape me in. My veil and lace is made of bubble wrap. It was such a fun costume!
We also were able to attend the annual Fielding Halloween party! It was so much fun, and the whole Fielding family went as the Kardashian's! It was such a funny costume. Landon and I were Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries.. of course I had to put a butt in. Here are some pictures!
It was such a fun holiday!