We have been married for a month and a half and we love each other even more than the day we sealed the deal! If you haven't seen our wedding video yet, click HERE. Our favorite advice we've taken to heart is from our previous stake presidents. They both looked me in the eye and said, "Al, from now on, it's all about him." Then looked at Ben in the eye and said, "Ben, it is all about her." And our two other favorites are, "Do hard things together," and what my dad wrote in a card to us, "It's great to be good for each other, but it's more important to be good to each other."
I took a long break off from speaking and it's awesome to have free time with each other, and not driving literally everyday to some place new. We love our cute little home in Midvale, UT, especially the quesadilla maker, our moose bowls, and fenced in backyard! (And by backyard we mean our 20x20 foot cement backyard, complimented with a small border of dead grass.)
We love our ward! They got us busy pretty quick: I'm in the Young Women's presidency, and Ben is in the Young Men's presidency, and we love it! We love the youth! We are now officially ordinance workers at the Jordan River Temple, and we don't have words adequate enough to express how excited we are! They don't have us starting until the first week of November, so we'll have to make sure our excitement doesn't take over our patience, haha.
We set goals together, and we've been able to keep all of them except one! Pretty good, eh? GOALS: Temple at least once a week. (The easiest one for us to keep!) No technology at the house until after 9 pm, (with the exception of homework for Ben), so we can have all that time to talk and do other things together, and at least 3 times a week with no technology at all, (with a few exceptions, of course). Weekly date night. Don't eat out more than twice a week, I have to learn how to cook sometime! Pray at least 3 times together a day. Read scriptures both morning and night together. On Sundays we have our "companion study," and have recently teamed up with our favorite married couple, The Reimann's, for a weekly FHE. And the goal we can't seem to keep that well: work out/run 4 times a week. We're working on it, haha.
Ben has developed a daily habit of dressing Lucas up in his t-shirts, shorts and socks. Every time I hear, "Honey, call Lucas," I get excited and nervous to see what on earth he did to him, haha. It's unreal how much that dog loves him- to Lucas, I'm just the uncool mom he's embarrassed to be seen with, haha.
Ben started school at LDS Business College, which is conveniently just right down the street from where I work at Church Headquarters.
I finally got glasses! I didn't realize how poor my vision was until I could see everything clearly. The mountains are more beautiful than I ever knew!
I turned 25- holy cow! We went to the Manti Temple, then his parents made my favorite dinner evvveerrrrr: Tacos. And they even decorated the house like my mom used to when I was growing up, and got my favorite cake so it was super awesome. Felt like the first birthday I've had since moving to Ut over 3 years ago!
And for our month anniversary we went on a day trip to Moab- I was a first timer there- and we went rafting and off-roading in a hummer, going up things a car should not be able to do. At all. It was a blast!
We're hoping to buy a car this month before our trek across the country back to NY for our east coast wedding reception. Advice would be appreciated.
I think those are all the big updates?
Cheers To Eternity!!