10.15.2009

It's been a year!


Well, it's pretty late, again I can't seem to sleep and of course my handsome husband is snoozing peacefully next to me. Oh I love him, I don't know if I can say that enough. Don't get me wrong-this past year has been a learning experience for the both of us. Marriage is different than I thought it would be, but better than I could have imagined. When I was 16 as corny as it sounds I knew that what Brent and I had wasn't the normal young dating scene. He made me feel more like who the Lord wanted me to be and helped me realize who I can be. Lately, we have been talking more about our missions in life/goals and we both feel like we haven't been going in the right direction. We didn't really pray about coming to Utah as we should have and are realizing that this isn't the place that we need to be right now in our lives. We are currently praying about where to go after I graduate in about 7 months. You never think of your parents or uncles and aunts going through stuff like this when your not married. Things like money, work, school, kids, church callings, fights, moving, dishes, fitness, spirituality, time, schedules, couple's prayer/scripture study and love. You parents and family have made this all look so easy!!! I personally have been extremely grateful to Mama Linda for sharing stories of when they first were married- it really helps to know that many many others go through the same things that we are going through.

Lets see new events that have happened: Our year I surprised Brent with Jim Gaffagin tickets, and he surprised me with Circus tickets! (Lucky they weren't on the same night :). On my birthday he surprised me with a birthday party! It was really fun, and I was actually surprised! We're just full of surprises these days. I also got a breast reduction (I'll just throw that in there)- I have to say little boobs is where it's at! It was really painful, but one of the best things I've ever done. A lot of people have said that they didn't even know I was heavy chested but I like think a triple D counts and that I hid it well. As soon as the swelling goes down I should be a lovely B cup. When the lady took my tubes and dressings off she said, "Now you can be a ballet dancer!" Brent and I had a good laugh about that one... small boobs=ballet! Anyways, life is good and we're excited for thanksgiving with our families! Ah and to see the newest member to the family Camdyn McDowell! Love you all!

7 comments:

Lindsay said...

Yea for your new body!!! You are hilarious:) Marriage is hard but so worth it. You will have some years that fly by and others (including the first for me) that are rough, but all sooooo worth it in the end. We love you so much!

nick & kaysi fox said...

yeyyyyy for ballet boobs!!! wahaha. i LOVE you!!! dont leave utah you little punk!!! ughhh that would SUCK! :(

brady and kellee said...

Oh honey you have to have NO boobs to be a ballet dancer haha even I am too big to be a ballet dancer! Haha :) I miss you! Let's get together soon!

Jessica, Ian and Halle said...

You are GREAT! We are so excited to see you both and I KNOW you guys will make the right decision for your family! AND man, I WANNA be a B! How sweet is that! Are you feeling better for the most part, I know that takes some time to heal! Well, we love you both and can't wait to see you guys at Thanksgiving!

Aaron and Michelle said...

So, you are saying that we all hid the truth from you? ha ha! It always makes me laugh when people say to be grateful for your trials because they make you stronger. I'm never grateful for one until it's completely over!!!!!! I'm a "B" and always wanted to have them bigger!

Kat said...

Love you buddy. It was so nice to see you.

The Hulbert Family said...

It sounds like you have learned a lot about marriage already and it's only been a year? You are ahead of me : ) I think you will make it look easy to your kids too!

Hope you recover quickly from your surgery.