Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Update

September was good to us!  I'll let the pictures do the talking.

Started out the month by making my Grandma's famous granola....yum!
On the counter to cool off
Went to Ward Temple Sealing Night.  
Woke up early to go to a job interview, looked out the window and saw the sun peeking through the tree.  
Went to Epcot with the Barwicks.  We sat with Tayli while her parents went on Soarin'.  She is soooo cute!

The Epcot ball.

We had 5 other couples over to our house one Sunday for dinner and games!  It was really fun.  There are many young couples in our ward and we all want to get together so it just took someone to organize it in order for it to actually happen!  Leave it to "Carly the over planner" to get the ball rollin.  These are pictures from after everyone left; you can't see very well but it's just the mess from after a successful party!

Lots of BYU football, as well as NFL football throughout the week.  I really didn't care about basketball or football before I got married to Jared, but now it is such a fun thing to do together--watch sports.

I have been studying for this dear exam.......and I'm taking it October 20th.  Can't wait to get it over with!!

In celebration of the first day of fall, I made my mom's yummmmmmy pumpkin bars/cake.  We went over to the Barwicks' that night and made pizza, ate the yummy pumpkin cake, and watched Sherlock Holmes (the first one).  I had never seen it and I really liked it!

I read this was so incredible.  Sad,  yet incredible.

I finished this book a couple months ago and it was also incredible and life changing.  I really really recommend it.
Here's my cute man before he went to school and led a 3 hour class discussion with two other group members.  He was excited for it and even came home smiling.......CRAZY MAN!  Wish I was like that.

Can you believe this sky???

I signed up with and found some coupons to go to CiCi's Pizza buffet for FREE!   I was soooooo excited!  When I was growing up in San Antonio, our bishop owned a couple CiCi's so we would go there every once in a while.  I LOVE pizza so it was so fun for me and my siblings to choose from many different pizzas and eat til our hearts were content.  I definitely acted like a giddy child when Jared and I went this weekend....ha ha.

After CiCi's we went to Downtown Disney to walk off our bloated-ness, I mean, just walk around.  

I'm sure you have no idea by now that I love fall.  ;) I am missssssssing fall colors...I will continue to see green grass, and only green grass, for a long long time...

All the cute fall decorations...and there was a German band playing.  Look at that cute German woman in her traditional clothing dancing around.

This past weekend I got my fall decorations out.  I don't have very many, but what I do have makes me so happy. 
And my personal favorite, and coupon purchase at Walmart (gasp!), Glade wall air fresheners.  I put the apple cinnamon one in yesterday and the house smells like fall goodness!!

I also participated in my first Primary Program as a non-primary child.  I'm the Primary Pianist so it was fun to play for the program we had a couple weeks ago.  I love those kids!!  Music + little kids = joy.

I've also continued to apply for jobs each day......125 job applications, job fairs, temp agencies, only 4 interviews, and 2 months later....I'm still looking, but I know God has a purpose for this and that a job will come when ever the time is right.  RIGHT?!  I am trying my hardest and I know it will come soon.  I have a job interview this Friday so I am crossing my fingers!

I fly to Las Vegas for this girl's wedding in 11 DAYS!

Then on my way back to Orlando from Las Vegas, I have a four hour layover in Salt Lake!!!!  I get to see my fam!!!

And these incredible people come here in 5 days!!!!!!!!  Minus Kurt and Heidi :(  Party time!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

11 things

1. I love Wednesday and Thursday nights.  X Factor.  Sitting on the couch with Jared.  

2.  Just finished Stephanie Nielson's book, Heaven is Here.  Wow.  Made me want to cry each night that I read it.  In fact, Jared joked about something last night and I burst into tears.  It really puts things into perspective--LOVE and hold the ones you love close to you.

3.  I hate "the waiting game" when it comes to jobs.  Supposed to have an interview this week.........waiting.........

4.  I'm lovin' Andy Grammer's "Fine By Me" song right now.

5.  Jared and I are so similar in some ways--I know Heavenly Father is a match maker.  However, one way we are not similar is that he loves presenting.  He had to lead a 3 hour discussion tonight for one of his classes and he loved it.  3 HOURS.  Came home smiling--excited to tell me all about it.  I would have had to been dragged to class and would have come home crying.  

6.  Although I always have to drag myself to the gym, I love the feeling of walking out of the gym after a good work out.  I find pride in keeping my body healthy and feeling good.  Now if only I had superwoman self-control and didn't eat chocolate at night.

7.  I love babies.

8.  Aren't THESE the cutest?  I am in love with them.  Did you know that I love fall?

9.  Want to see the most beautiful Utah Fall pictures ever?  Go HERE.  Can you believe those colors?  

10.  I love life with Jared.

11.  And because these make me so happy:

Oct 2010 Yellowstone trip with the Jepsens and my boyfriend-not yet-fiance-not-yet-husband.  One of those trips where you feel so much joy you think you'll burst.  Fall time + staying in a cabin + feeling "love" develop for someone for the first time + being with my family + being with best get the jist.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Wish List

Jared and I have had to be pretty tight with our money lately since I don't have a job yet, so I've been resisting the urge to buy things I may usually buy simply because I want them. I was walking through Target the other day, looking for a measuring tape, and found this beauty:

Click HERE for link.  Love the color, bow, flowiness, and faint white polka dots.

Also, this B&BW lotion looks and I'm sure smells incredible:

Click HERE for link

One day............

PS.  Happy first day of FALL!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Little J Man

I miss this little guy today.

Isn't he such a cutie???  I miss my whole family but sometimes I especially miss little Jace man.  He is 1 boy with 4 sisters...poor guy.  But he is the perfect fit.  Despite our 13 year age gap, he and I are really close.  I love how he texts me from mom's phone, sends me letters in the mail, emails me and then forgets to ever respond, and always tells me about the new tricks he is doing on the trampoline.  He is the best 9 year old brother ever.  I was looking for a baby picture of him and found so many cute ones...I couldn't resist!

I remember the day my parents brought a baby bib out at dinner to slyly announce that my mom was pregnant.  I went from being surprised, to being excited, to bawling like crazy!!!  I was SO excited but then started crying, I think because I was scared my mom was going to be morning sick.  Anyway, we were so excited to hear mom was pregnant, and then months later when we found out she was having a BOY, we were even more excited!!!  Oh what a joyous day.  My dad deserved it. :)

Is he not the cutest baby ever?!?  Look at those curls in that last picture!  We were so mad at my mom when she cut those off.  Also, you'll notice no pictures of me and him together posted here...he was born during my awkward-looking teenage stage of life...ha.  I love you, J man!!!