Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Well I can't believe that 8 years ago yesterday (November 16th) we got married. It has been such an amazing 8 years and I defiantly love Clint more now than I did back then. If someone would have asked me where you think you'll be in 8 years, I would have never thought we would be where we are now.

-I thought that we would have for sure had a couple kids by now and never would have thought that having kids would be such a difficult thing.

-I never thought we would have a dog that I would love so much and treat like a child.

-I wouldn't have guessed that I would have changed careers (really because I thought I would just be a mom who did hair at home).

-I NEVER would have guessed that we would be living in Akron Ohio where Clint would attend law school.

-I never would have thought that we would loose one of our parents.

-I never would have dreamed that we would have such great friends.

-And most importantly, despite all of our trials - that we'd be so blessed.

We had a great day of celebrating our special day. Clint was unfortunately sick so he didn't go to his class that day, (Oh darn ;)) so we spent the day sleeping in, going out to lunch, a little shopping, relaxing at home watching the Unit, and then latter we went to dinner at Texas Roadhouse (my favorite is still Ruby River) and then ended the night with bowling and watching a movie that turned out to be better than we thought it would be. It was called The Accidental Husband.

I'm so thankful to be married to Clint, he has been such a support to me and I just love him so much. I couldn't have picked a better man to marry. He's so good to me and is so mindful of my needs. Thanks for being married to me Clint, and I can't wait to share another 60 plus years with you!

Sadly we aren't as cute as we use to be, I wish I could go back to how I looked then.

Us at Texas Roadhouse

Clint's great bowl.

He only missed one, right in the middle.

Yes I most defiantly am not a professional.

See all those pins I missed?

But a miracle happened and on the second game I won Clint! I think that was the best score I have ever gotten, sad I know!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Our First Guests!

Well Clint said that the day would never come and that we would never have visitors, so we wouldn't need to buy a guest bed. Well last week I proved him wrong! Our good friends from Spanish Fork came to visit us. We weren't the only reason they came but I like to pretend that we were so I can feel more loved. :) Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to do anything with them. They had a wedding in Columbus on Saturday so we really only had Saturday night and part of Sunday that we could play. It was still lots of fun to visit and it felt like old times. Thanks again Nick and Tamsin for coming to visit, we sure loved having you here.

Here is Nick and Tamsin in the comfy new bed (You could sleep here too if and only if you come to see us! :))

The five of us posing for a pictures. My thumb up means we all are having fun.

We decided to head to Kirtland Sunday before their flight because Nick had never been there. Jax got to go and do his favorite thing, stick his head out the window. I'll never understand him, he likes this, but hates getting his fur blow dried.

The Norths and their engagement pose.

It was such a beautiful day, we couldn't have picked a better day to go.

And finally us!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ohio Has Kept us Busy!

Yes I have been very bad about adding post to the blog, but it's too late now and I have to catch up sometime, so here it goes...again.

The Towpath:
This is my new favorite place to walk. It is this really beautiful walking trail that is really close to my house. Jax loves to go, of course, and he has met a lot of friends on the trail.

This is the river that is right by the trail which makes it even more Beautiful.

Cake Bites:
One night for Relief Society Heather taught us how to make these really cute cake bites. They were so yummy and were so fun and easy to make.
Here are a couple of mine, not perfect but you get the idea.

Three great friends. Heather, Lindsey and Me.

Fall in Ohio:
So fall is my favorite time of year and I have been looking forward to it since we got to Ohio. There are so many trees and when they started to change colors you would never believe how gorgeous it is. The pictures don't do it justice and I didn't take any pictures when the colors were really vibrate and pretty. I meant to but I didn't think about it until I was driving on the freeway at 70 mph and I don't think it would have been very safe to grab my camera from my purse and start shooting photos. You'll just have to come visit us next fall if you want to full effect.

These pictures are of our back yard. It is what I get to look at every time I look out the windows. Depressing uh? :)

Ok, so this one is when we were driving. Clint was driving so we were ok. Sorry about the cars but you can still see all the tress behind them.

More from the road.

The John Johnson Farm:
Clint was so nice and took off an entire Saturday of studying and we went to the John Johnson Farm in Hiram Ohio. It was a gorgeous day and there was such an amazing spirit there. It's just so fun being so close to so many church history sites where so many things happened.
Here is the Johnson's house.

This is the room where Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon saw a vision of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father when they were translating the Bible.

The front of the house.

View of the farm.

The Zips Game:
Later that night we attended our first (and probably last) Akron Football game. It was a cold night and even though we dressed warm, we were kind of bored and tired so we left after the first half.
The new stadium. I think it looks bigger in the picture than it does in real life.

Cute Clinton James.

Clint and me waiting for the game to start.

They had some pretty cool fireworks going off, that was unexpected.

P.J. Party:
One Friday night one of my friends had a little girls night. We played some games and ate yummy food and here are only a few pictures I took.
Beth and Krystal

Krystal's mom and Katy. When we first got there Krystal's mom was dressed up like this,acting like a fake stuffed old lady. Then she would slowly scare people. It was really funny.

The Oddish Village, I mean Amish Village:
One Saturday Lindsey and I went to a couple of the Amish Villages that are an hour away. Clint was studying and Andy was in DC at a conference. We had a blast and the scenery was of course beautiful.
A real buggy on the road.

Lindsey and her kids Ben, Emily and Annie.

They had a pet shop and I was so tempted to buy Jax a friend.

The petting area. I opted to stay outside and not get all dirty, but this little goat wouldn't leave me alone.

Lindsey was much braver and went inside and fed the animals.

Here is the goat that wouldn't leave me alone, doesn't it kind of look like a lady?

A view of the landscape.

Lindsey and I, we were trying to get the pretty trees behind us, but I guess they were too far away.

Amish Day with Clint:
So a couple days after Lindsey and I went Clint was home from school sick. So I talked him into going to the Amish county with me so he could see how beautiful it is. Here are some pictures from that.

I thought it was kind of funny that they had Marie Osmond stuff there.

Jax and Laundry:
So the other night I was folding Laundry and Jax loves to sleep in clean laundry. Well he was tired and wouldn't go to bed so instead he got on the hard table and slept in the folded laundry. It was pretty funny.

And that about covers some of the stuff we've done.