Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Six Months Down

Three more months until our little Savannah Mae makes her debut into the world! I'm just hoping she doesn't come early and lets me finish out the semester! We couldn't be more excited to meet this little one. It was pretty surprising when we found out I was pregnant, but the closer we get to the due date the more excited we get! I think she is going to be a gymnast because it feels like she's doing cartwheels in my belly! It's so fun to be pregnant, and I have been lucky with my health. No nausea or morning sickness, hallelujah!

JoRyan is going to be the greatest daddy, he already is the greatest husband! We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary a little over a month ago. Time flew! It was such an incredible year, and I am such a lucky girl to have this wonderful man in my life. He does such a good job taking care of me, even if I am moody! He loves to give me foot massages, and he's a very good cook! I fall more in love with him every day, and I'm so glad I get to spend eternity with him.

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Words Can't Even Begin to Describe...

JoRyan had an incredible dream about Christ's crucifixion through the eyes of a villager who lived during that time. We are still trying to write and edit it enough to describe the incredible feelings of love, sorrow, grief, respect, and pain in accordance to the Savior that came to him with this dream. We will post it soon though (: Don't miss it!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Beautiful Colorado

The team after our white water rafting experience at Clear Creek. SO MUCH FUN!

JoRyan got attacked by a dog while he was out knocking doors... Yikes!

Beautiful scenery!

Thought it was a funny name for a street...

Yeah, it snowed in the middle of May. It was cold.

Colorado sunset. Stunning.

My bread was just about done when I heard a crashing sound that came from the kitchen. I hopped up and ran to open the oven, and this is what I found! I guess the risen bread made the pans squeeze to tightly together! Now I only cook two loaves at a time (:

These are the videos of our 7 second shopping sprees at Costco! James only got 5 seconds because (of course) he chose the meat section...

Last, but not least... a video of one of the cutest little boys you'll ever meet. My nephew Bentley (:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Summer's End

This summer has been quite the trip! JoRyan and I have been living in Westminster, Colorado doing summer sales for EcoFirst pest control. Not the ideal job, knocking doors all day everyday, but definitely worth it in the end. I have learned a lot of things about myself this summer! I really miss my family, and I can't wait to get back to Oklahoma. I know, you think I'm crazy for wanting to live in Oklahoma over Colorado, but honestly! I love it there!
We have been through a lot of ups and downs this summer as well... We made an unexpected trip home in May, taking JoRyan to the ER for a Crohn's Disease flare up. The morning we were sitting in the hospital, I got a call from my Dad letting me know that my Grandpa Graves had just suffered a heart attack and was in the hospital as well. What a nightmare.
Things picked up from there though. I started knocking doors and making sales like crazy, and JoRyan was hired on as a technician (a much better job for his needing to be stress-free). We had a couple of visitors. My cousin Lexie and her husband Preston stayed with us for a weekend, my mom and little sister stayed with us on their way to Utah, we went white water rafting in class 4 rapids, we had a 7 second shopping spree at Costco, we bought season passes to the amusement park out here, and we road tripped to Utah for my cousin Spencer's wedding.
It has been a great summer overall, despite the illnesses, the stress, the frustration. And we look forward to starting school again in a couple of weeks!

pictures and videos soon to follow (:

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Career Options...

So I've really been debating lately about what I want to do when I grow up :o) I have SO many options, and SO many things I love to do! When I first started college at BYU in 2008 I was all about music theatre because I had just finished up performing as Fantine in "Les Miserables" at my high school that spring. As the year went on, however, I decided that music theatre was not my calling in life. I decided to go the medical route, so I set up my schedules for the prerequisites of nursing. I took the classes this spring at UCO all set to get into the nursing program, then decided that I wanted to go in different direction! PA school. I went in and talked to my counselor about it and she told me that according to my grades, she thinks I should just go to Medical School. So from fall of 2008 to spring of 2010, my future career has changed from music theatre to nursing to PA to med school. Does this sound familiar to any of you college grads? I just CAN'T MAKE UP MY MIND! Let me know what you all think!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Home Improvement

A couple weeks ago, JoRyan and I decided to take on a couple of small projects to make our home a little prettier (: So I went to The Home Depot and bought some back paint, then went to Hobby Lobby to buy a few other supplies... We had a lot of fun and here are some pictures of our home improvement projects!

My parents gave us these shelves that they have had since the got married! They are really old and outdated, but still in good why not paint them to look like new? (: We painted them both black and they look wonderful! We are very happy with our work.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Spring Break!

Last week was spring break for me. As my family and JoRyan's family left for vacation to Gulf Shores and New York City, I felt like we needed to go on a little vacation ourselves since they so kindly left us behind. ;-) So we booked a hotel in Dallas right next door to Six Flags over Texas! This is a view of the park from our room
We left on Thursday afternoon to drive to Dallas. We got there around 7:30 and checked into our hotel and then went out to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. MMM! Their baked sweet potatoes and fresh rolls are my favorite! The next day we woke up around 6 AM because we were so anxious to get to the park... too bad for us, the park didn't even open until 10! So we had ourselves a lovely breakfast at the hotel and waited 2 more hours to leave.

This is us in front of "The Batman!" It's a really fun roller coaster where your feet dangle as the coaster hurls you through several loops and turns at VERY fast speeds.

Although we had to stand in lines for most of the day, we had a blast at Six Flags. What a great place to just go and have fun! We were completely wiped out by the end of the day.

This roller coaster is called "Mr. Freeze." It is one of my favorites as it shoots you through a tunnel through loops and straight up...then in goes backwards through the whole track again. Oh, and it goes from 0 to 70 in a matter of seconds. What a thrill!

My Superman! (:

JoRyan thinks I look like Supergirl for some odd reason.

Saturday morning we left the hotel and went to eat at IHOP becuase we didn't wake up in time for the free hotel breakfast. Oops! Then we were able to go to the Dallas temple and do a session. It was by far the best part of our trip. Even though it was about to snow in the picture!

Overall, we had a wonderful time on our mini-vacation, and I am so glad we got to go! Thank goodness JoRyan works at a hotel so we could get the discounted rate! Hooray for Spring Break!