Monday, December 14, 2009

My Cute Husband



Boy I'm lucky! I get to wake up to this cutie every morning...what a great way to start the day. I am so grateful for him, he makes life GOOD :)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Shake Face.


My daddy and I.
I had this revolutionary idea to start a website called "shake face" where people could post pictures like the one above. Unfortunately, someone else has had this marvelous idea as well. Check it out! www.shakeyourface.com

Mini-Honeymoon Weekend

Landon and I are so lucky to have had the chance to go on a "mini-honeymoon" before we had to jump right back into finals at school. We got to stay one night in Salt Lake and then the next few nights in a lodge up in Heber. It was so much fun! We just had a blast relaxing and soaking in the fact that we really are MARRIED! Ha, both of us still can't believe it sometimes ;)





seriously the BEST pizza!


It was Landon's first time to Park City Main Street. So much fun!


Lights at Temple Square







I loved these rocking chairs!



I made Landon sleep on the bench at the foot of the bed :)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Mr. and Mrs.



Life is absolutely wonderful :)



It's amazing how much our love for each other grows each day and how much being sealed in the temple with Landon puts EVERYTHING into perspective. He's mine forever and nothing else matters. He is the cutest husband ever! Helping me bake, taking care of me when my tummy starts to hurt at five in the morning, waking me up by kissing my cheek every morning, and EVERY day he tells me how grateful he is for me! We are both so lucky and so in love! I can't believe I really am married, and to the most perfect person for me!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

TOMORROW :)

Getting married is a whirlwind of emotions...stress, anxiety, excited, happy, overwhelmed, loved, busy... It completely wears you out! I feel so worn down, but at the same time I am filled with such excitement for TOMORROW. I can't explain the feeling. It's the feeling you get on Christmas Eve when you're little, but times that by INFINITY. It really is the best feeling. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by so many friends and family that love and support me and Landon. I just barely found out that all NINE of my siblings will be there and I just feel SO SO SO SO lucky and so blessed! When me and Landon were orginally going to get married December 30th, my brother Nick wasn't going to be able to come because he was being deployed mid- December (he's in the Navy). It honestly broke my heart to think of getting married without my big brother there with me! Everytime I thought about it I just broke down. I can't even hold back my tears even writing about how awful it was. So, out of the blue, I got the idea to get married over Thanksgiving break! I mean why not? Everyone will be out of school/work and it will be better for EVERYONE not having to cram the wedding in right after a busy Christmas. It just seemed SO perfect. And even though I didn't know for sure if Nick could come, it comforted me knowing there was a POSSIBILITY he would be there. There was some drama with moving the date (such as finding out my oldest sister Sally would be in New Mexico for Thanksgiving!!!! I almost had a heart attack) but luckily it all worked out! Moving the wedding up a month meant I really had to get on top of wedding planning, and let me tell you it has been HECK! haha I have not loved planning this wedding, especially while in school full time, but I know that by tomorrow it will all be worth it to me! I am just so so so so so grateful we were able to move the wedding to tomorrow because I will have EVERY brother and sister with me!!!!!!! It is the best feeling in the world!!! I love them so much and I can't WAIT to see everyone. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many wonderful people on such an important day for me. Not only my own wonderful family but also my future in-laws! Landon's mom, dad, and brothers drove up from Texas, his cousins are coming from Idaho, his grandma came from Washington, and his aunt came from Washington too! It really is so overwhelming, in a good way!!! All of these people came for me and Landon because they love and support us! It is the best feeling in the world. I can't wait for tomorrow :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I Don't Know How It Gets Better Than This!


Well words can't even begin to describe how I'm feeling right now. All morning I have just been squealing and jumping and smiling thinking that one week from now I will be sealed forever to my love! Could life get any better?! I seriously feel so blessed and so lucky to be where I am and who I'm with! I have waited for this my ENTIRE life and I can't believe it is finally here. I love Landon with my whole heart, he is seriously my rock. He has taught me so much and I have already grown so much because of him! He helps me stay calm when I am a stress case. He always kisses me, hugs me, and ALWAYS makes sure I know how much he loves me. He seriously is the biggest SWEETHEART ever, and not many people see that side of him, but he really is just such a sweetie! I can't even stand it! We both need each other, it just doesn't feel right when we aren't together. I'm not a whole person without him, and he isn't without me either :) We are just both so lucky!!! Holy cow! I just feel like this is all a dream. I love my Landon Dean! 7 days and you are mine FOREVER AND EVER. No matter what :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

When Life Gives You Lemons...

Well, this week has been...interesting. I won't go into all the details on why my week has been so fun...but I will say that it ended with my purse being stolen: phone, camera, ipod, wallet, keys, blank checks, and even my dang social security card. It was pretty much the worst feeling in the world--going back to my sister's car and seeing that the doors were all unlocked and the purses were gone...I was shaking for like two hours and I still just feel sick to my tummy.


But even though so many crappy things have happened this week, I have to count my blessings. Because really, I have so much to be grateful for! I am getting married in 19 days!! to the most wonderful guy EVER. He's honestly my other half. I have a great family, great friends, and this gospel! I have so much to be grateful for even though this week has gotten me down.


I love the saying "When life becomes too hard to stand...kneel." I know that there's nothing this world can throw at me that I can't get through with the help of my Heavenly Father. So bring it on!!!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Can't We Just Huggle?!

For anyone that knows me, you know that I struggle forming words (wottled bater for bottled water). Anyway, Landon seems to think it is funny to tickle me until I cry and tonight while he was torturing my poor little feet, I pleaded in agony "CAN'T WE JUST HUGGLE?!" Oh boy. Snuggle+cuddle=huggle?! Anyway, Landon thought it was pretty funny and we both shared a good laugh. When I think about it, it would be weird if Landon didn't tickle and tease me! We are just so playful together and our relationship just wouldn't be the same without Landon playfully teasing me every single day! (I'm sorry to Melyssa and Zac upstairs who have to listen to my screaming every day). Anyway, I'm grateful that me and Landon have a relationship full of laughter and playfulness. We really both are just two kids! I love my adorable, five-year old fiance!! :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Always Kiss Me Goodnight

Every time I see a 70 year old couple still holding hands and being affectionate to each other, I seriously get teary eyed. I guess I have always been a hopeless romantic, but lately it is becoming more prominent. Landon turns me into this gushy, lovesick mess! I can't even tell you how against PDA I am, and I remember the very first time Landon kissed me goodbye on campus and I almost passed out from embarrassment! Now I don't even think about the people around me and kiss him whole-heartedly goodbye on campus! What has happened to me?! I know that we are a brand new couple and everything is exciting, but I don't want this feeling to leave! I always want to get butterflies when I see him and kiss him, I always want to get excited when I see him, I always want to miss him (even if he's only gone for an hour!), and most importantly...I always want to kiss him goodnight! I have told Landon that he always needs to kiss me goodnight before, but I don't think he realizes how much I mean it. I don't want ONE night to go by in our marriage that we are too angry or too bored of each other to not kiss goodnight. I know I sound silly and have all these unrealistic crazy dreams, but I really think that if I really want to always be crazy for Landon, then I will be! He really is amazing and I couldn't ask for more, and I want to always look at him and think "Wow, I am so lucky!" Anyway, I think this is my new motto for my marriage "always kiss me goodnight" because I like the deeper meaning behind it--always stay affectionate and loving and never go to sleep mad at each other! The good news is, when I was at rod works I found a little sign that says "Live, Life is Good" (another favorite mottos of mine) and in the right hand corner it says "always kiss me goodnight"! I was spazzing! Now this sign will be hanging in our room so we never forget! Landon, always kiss me goodnight!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Snow White?

So apparantly I look like Snow White, and I'm not happy. Just because I have a round face, pale skin, and short dark hair does NOT mean I am Snow White thank you very much! At my bridal shower we played a game where my friends asked Landon questions and I had to get them right. One of the questions was "What Disney princess is Hannah?" My first thought was Sleeping Beauty of course (because she is my favorite!!!) Well, Landon answered Snow White. I was outraged to say the least. This is not okay! I am seriously considering dying my hair back to blonde and going tanning every day! Later my family was watching Snow White and my sister brought up how similiar I look to Snow White. This is NOT a compliment. Out of all the Disney princesses, Snow White is definitely the least attractive... Great!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Bridal Shower!

I hate to brag, but I'm going to anyway! I have the cutest most adorable friends in the entire WORLD! They threw me the cutest shower EVER. It's weird to think that I am the bride at the bridal shower... I don't think it's really hit me that I'm getting married next month! But anyway, here are some pics from the shower...


The lovely hosts of my shower aka my besties!

My toilet paper bouquet!


besties.


My mom, sister, and a few of my friends designing a wedding gown from tp and paper towel!


The winning gown!

My mama and sis

The bubble gum game. I had seven GINORMOUS pieces of gum in my mouth for missing questions about Landon. Darn!

My future mother in law came all the way from Texas!

My friends even made me a peanut butter sandwich since I don't like chicken salad.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Forever and Ever

July 15, 2009--Landon proposed at the spot where his parents got engaged. After screaming/squealing for five minutes, I managed to finally say YES! Life couldn't be better and I have never been happier. I can't even explain how I feel when I'm with Landon. I feel safe and comfortable and at home. I can't even picture my life before Landon and there's no WAY I could ever live without him now! He is my rock--keeping me steadyand stable. He's the "ying to my yang" as he likes to put it. Honestly, we complete each other. And I know that sounds cheesy, but its just the truth. We make a whole person when we're together and I'm SO incredibly lucky that he is mine forever. He has the biggest heart and will make the best husband and father. How on earth did I get so lucky? I love you Landon!














We're pretty cute. And he's mine forever and ever officially on November 25, 2009 :) Life is good.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Utah is Beautiful.

Utah doesn't get enough credit. Seriously, it is BEAUTIFUL. I've been to Zions and Bryce National Park plenty of times, but each time I go I am amazed. Landon had never been to either of these places, so my parents took us to Saint George (they're such cuties). Other than this fun weekend, my life is pretty much blah...which explains why there have been no updates on the blog! I'm just working my tail off full time to save money for the school year. I miss school...I never thought I'd say those words but I really do miss being in school! Especially now that I FINALLY get to start the fun part of school and begin working on my major (Early Childhood Education) Wohoo! :) Anyway, here are the pictures from Southern Utah last weekend. If you haven't been to Bryce or Zions, you just have to go!


Me and Landon entering the River Walk at Zions
My camera died, so I don't have pictures of the other hikes we went on :(
It was raining, but it felt sooo good. Plus it made the hike WAY less crowded.


My adorable parents. Seriously, thanks soooo much for taking us Mama and Daddy!!

Bryce National Park

Hiking the Navajo Loop--by far my favorite hike in Utah!



STUNNING!!!!!!! This picture does NOT do Bryce justice...
Like I said, my camera died at Zions, so we had to buy a lame-o digital camera...
But these pictures are better than nothing, right? Well thank you Mama and Daddy for an amazing weekend!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Cascade Springs

When Landon and I get bored and have nothing planned, we love to go driving through the mountains. Yesterday we decided to drive the Alpine Loop. It was BEAUTIFUL. I seriously would live in the mountains if I could... Anyway, we were driving the loop and I saw a sign that said Cascade Springs. I had never heard of it, but Landon said he went as a kid and it's pretty cool. So we decided to deviate from the loop and head to Cascade Springs. HOLY COW! It was AMAZING!!!!! It is seriously my new favorite place and pictures just don't do it justice...but here ya go!















Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I Will Never Sew EVER Again.

I do not consider myself a very crafty person, however, it has been very rainy in Virginia and Autumn and I were feeling crafty. We decided it would be cute to make our moms something for mother's day and Autumn suggested that we sew them a tote bag. She desribed it as very simple--you just cut out rectanges and sew them together. Being an inexperienced sewer, it sounded easy enough to me. We'd be done in one day and mail them off in the morning--oh what foolish thinking! This "craft" ended up being a project. A work-until-two-in-the-morning PROJECT. Don't get me wrong though, it was a bonding experience for Autumn and I and we really did have fun doing it--but I will NEVER sew again :)



Literally diggging through the garbage to get coupons!

I love Dwight in the background.


It took us about an hour and a half just to plan out how we were going to cut the fabric! no joke.



Never-ending measuring and cutting and pinning and sewing...







They turned out pretty cute :)


America's next top model.

Anyway, it was fun to actually make my mom something for mother's day. I don't think I've done that since 2nd grade. Really, moms deserve much more than a simple card and homemade gift. Every mom deserves a gold medal! And not just a figurative one. I mean the legit gold medals, like from the Olympics ya know? After spending the past week and a bit with Autumn and her three kids I've realized how crazy life is for a mom--constantly on the go and constantly fulfilling the needs of your children and never your own! Moms are the most selfless, giving, and loving people! My mom is a saint. I honestly don't know how she had nine children, plus foster children, plus daycare kids! Her life has ALWAYS been dedicated to helping other people and she never does anything for herself. I don't know how she did it, but I know it takes a very special person to do what she did! Like I said, she's a saint! So, Happy Mother's Day Mama and to every mom!

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