Saturday, April 30, 2016


1.M.of.A #8

Silly Saturday: I love that my husband doesn't seem to mind too bad when I DON'T shave my legs. Thank heavens he just chuckles when my leg snags his as we go to bed. Thank heavens he doesn't make me feel bad for having a prickly day. Thank heavens he is a furry beast, and can handle being married to a furry beast.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Temple Blessings

1.M.of.A # 6

I love that my husband can take me to the temple. I love that we live close enough to walk to the new Provo City Center Temple. I love that we go across the street for frites at Bruges after every temple trip. I love that he humors me and lets me convince him to take a picture in front of the temple.
(Little did he know, I wanted the photo specifically for this Blog Post.0

1.M.of.A # 7

We are having our carpets cleaned today (I'm kinda stoked, because it shows how much our complex values cleanliness...which is totally my thing). Alex and I were up late last night with his we didn't have time to vacuum the floors and move the furniture before bed. 

This morning I had an early meeting, so Alex was kind and helped me get going in the morning. I fully anticipated him sitting in bed and watching a show while I showered. But when I got out, there was a funky sound coming from beyond the door. 

I opened the door, and found him, in his jamies, messy bed-hair, ear buds plugged into his iPad (watching his show), but vacuuming the whole apartment, picking up as he went.  I love that my husband will jump up and do things that he knows are on my to do list. I also love that he does a fantastic job of it (knowing and appreciating my standards for clean).

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Yoga Pants

1.M.of.A #5

Yoga Pants.

Do you understand the magic of them?
(Watch this explains it all)

I love my husband, because he knows how much I love yoga pants.

And he knows the look on my face, when he walks in the door, and see's my need for yoga pants. He kisses me sweetly, and then turns me around, about-face, and walks me to my room. He says one sentence.

"Put on your yoga pants sweetheart."

It is one of his most magical sentences.

Usually, as I exit our room, all yogo-panted-out, I run into him in the kitchen. Then he says his second sentence to me...

"What am I making you for dinner?"

See, they are magical pants.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

How Much Do You Love Me?

1.M.of.A #4

I have the tendency to forget things, and to be a bit needy.

Alex has learned, that if I call out for him, and ask, "How much do you love me?" ...that he should just answer, "What do you need sweetheart?"

He is so good about being willing to help with whatever I ask...even when its absolutely silly (or as he would call it "ridiculous").

Thank you for rolling your eyes, smiling, and doing it anyways.

(Another Honeymoon pic...This time at the beach on Camano Island...where I fell in love with Washington.)

Monday, April 25, 2016


1.M.of.A #3

Most of you probably don't know that I have frequent nightmares. They vary exceedingly. Sometimes I wake up thrashing because snakes are biting my feet. Sometimes my dreams have so many finite details that I can't tell what is real life and what is dream. Quite frequently, those real life dreams are like the cartoons, where you wake up within your dream, within your dream...and you can't tell if you are actually awake or if you are awake in a dream.

Last night was a bad night. I "woke" up at 3 am frazzled, stressed, and confused about reality. I tossed and turned for half an hour, and then tried to sleep on the couch so I wouldn't disturb Alex, who had a final at 7am.

When his alarm went off, and I wasn't in the bed, he knew where to find me. Even hours later, I was still quivering and having a hard time getting my reality straight. He immediately and tenderly started to calm me down.  I love Alex because he does not get frustrated or fed up with me. He calms my nightmares like he has had practice doing it for a lifetime.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Sunday Lovin'

1.M.of.A #2

Today we had the same lesson in Elders Quorum and Relief Society....and we both thought to share the same thought about Forgiveness and Marital harmony....

Alex WILL NOT fight with me. He told me when we were dating that he wouldn't, and I didn't think we would actually make it through the first year of marriage with that statement still being true. We have not had a fight. Disagreement, yes, but never arguing. He is calm and patient. He knows when either he or I need time to cool down alone, and he knows what to say to help me see that I'm being unreasonable. He is incredible.

One Month of Alex

Alex insists that I don't ever blog anymore...aaaaaaand, he might be a little right, because I haven't posted in 6+ months.

(But with that in mind), he won't check this blog until I tell him to.

(Honeymoon in Washington)
I love this sweet man. So much. He tricked me into falling in love with him, and thank heavens he did. He surprises me every day with his love and adoration. I want to surprise him with mine.

April 23 marks one month until our 1 year anniversary...

...Every day for the next month I will post a reason why I love him.

If any of you (the three of you who read this) tell him, you will have me to deal with.

One Month of Alex
1.M.of.A #1
I love his cute little smile when he is pleased with me, or when he is happy to show me something.