30 questions

I'm A little bored and this was on my friend Kaysi's Blog... so here it goes!

1. when is your "marriage" anniversary? "engagement" anniversary?
our marriage anniversary is Sept. 27th 2008--- our engagement is August 24th, 2008
A MONTH TO PUT A WEDDING TOGETHER!!! Thanks to all my family!

2. where/how did you meet your spouse for the first time?
The first time I remember meeting him was when we got put together for the Footloose play! BUT I guess he came to my house in Bangor cause he was friends with my older sister Cortney.  I can't believe I don't remember seeing the HOTTEST guy at my house when I was a freshman!

3. how long have you known your spouse:
6 YEARS!!! We dated SIX YEARS AGO!!!! AHHHH thats crazy!

4. how long did you date/court before you were engaged?
A little before the mission, and very little after--- when you know you know :)

5. do you have any children:
not yet :( I'm hungry tho!

6. do you have any house pets:
YES haha and EVERYONE HATES HIM! our cat- Ollie! Don't Hate. 

7. what are some of your favorite activities together:
Favorite one- I really like playing games with Brent- he's literally is the funniest person to play games with. 

8. do you have a favorite vacation spot:
Brent says the Celestial Kingdom :) I agree/ Cabo :)

9. where was your first date?
First we played baseball at the church, and then he took me to Oroville to bowl :) 
10. when did you first kiss? 
FOOTLOOSE--- but I guess our first kiss were someone didn't tell us to kiss- PROBABLY (we both can't remember) but probably it was when he dropped me off at my Grandparents house.  I do remember when he kissed me on the cheek at school before he kissed me, and I almost DIED I was so HAPPY! 
11. who said i love you first? 
HE DID!!! Right before he asked me to marry him :) He would write LOVE YA in his letters, but I love you came with the proposal!
12. did you get married in a church? 
no, the sacramento temple.

13. do you get flowers often?
I think once ahahahaha, but I'd rather have a plant or something (HINT HINT HONEY)!!!!
14. where did you go on your honeymoon:
We stayed at the hyatt regency, in sacramento! 

15. how long did you know each other before you started dating?
about 4 months

16. what do you call each other most of the time?
He calls me Little Miss! and I call him Sexy Pants hahaha! 

17.where dID YOU EACH GO TO school?
Brent went to Butte for a while, and BYUI- and I went to BYUI and Paul Mitchell the School!

18. which situation is the hardest on you as a couple?
NOT SLEEPING- and I know the older I get the less I'll sleep.

19. did you go to the same school?
20. are you from the same home town?
yes :) 

21. who is smarter?
Brent is hands down. 
22. who is more sensitive?
23.where do you eat out most as a couple?
teriyaki bus, and five buck pizza. AWESOME!

24. what attracted you about him/her first?
his dancing skills... just kidding it was how he talked about his goals- he was such a determined person. 

25. who is more social?
I am- but once you get to know Brent he becomes more social. 

26. who is more clean???
BRENT!!! I try though- really hard. 
28. who hogs the bed?
I DO!!! 
29. who wakes up earlier?
BRENT BRENT BRENT BRENT!!!! Why isn't the question say WHO CAN STAY UP LONGER?????? cause I can :) hahahaha
30. what are his favorite things and her favorite things?
Brent: Art, hamburgers, rock climbing, guitar playing, running, sports, watching movies, and kissing lexa.
Alexa: hair, singing, dancing, raviolis, ikea, foot massages, basketball, cabo, crafts, and kissing brento.


What I am learning

QUOTE: "The grass is always greener on the side that gets watered the most." -Goddard

I am learning so much about marriage and the gospel lately. In my marriage class we read, "The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work" (which is AMAZING and I thin that everyone in the world should read it)! And we are currently reading the "Drawing Heaven into your Marriage" which is more gospel based and it is very insightful so far.  

I think my views before I got married about marriage where REALLY twisted, and SLOWLY they have been straightening out this semester. I DID NOT REALIZE the work it would take to make a marriage strong.  It is so different than anything a person can go through, it is the stage to which we become closer to God.  It is the revealer of the natural man!  What a wonderful thing- this bond that we have has the potential to make us more like God and I think thats the point- THAT is why we get married and why marriage is so important and sacred. It is preparing us for what is to come.  I have to say going to class and hearing how people work through the issues that they have is really inspiring- cause as naive as it sounds I didn't know that everyone goes through these types of things.  It is wonderful to be given the opportunity from God to be partners with Brent. I'm going to water the side that Brent's on :)

Here's a poem that we read in class:

All Married Couples have Differences

She likes butter. He likes margarine.
She is a low-energy person. He is a high-energy person.
She is relationship-oriented. He is goal-oriented.
She is left-handed. He is right-handed.
She is practical. He is a dreamer.
She likes the toilet paper roll to roll toward her. He doesn't care which way it rolls.
She likes to listen to soft violin music. He likes to listen to loud country music.
She has a difficult time making decisions. He makes them easily.
She likes a variety of foods. He likes the same old standbys.
She came from a loud family in which everyone shouted at each other. He came from a quiet family in which hardly anyone ever raised a voice.
She wants to resolve conflict immediately. He wants to wait awhile.
She wants to talk when she is angry. He doesn't want to talk when either of them is angry.
She believes stoplights are ordained of God to bring order into our lives. He believes stoplights are tools of Satan to disrupt his life.
She is a perfectionist. He is disorderly.
She keeps a clean desk. He has a rolltop.
She likes one or two pets. He likes several.
She is a saver. He is a spender.
She is a planner. He is impulsive.
She asks for directions when she gets lost. He feels that asking for directions is a sign of weakness.
She feels comfortable taking things back to the store when they aren't exactly what she wants. He stores them in the garage.
She likes to take her time. He is always in a hurry.
She does one thing at a time to conclusion. He likes to do many things at once.
She hates paperwork. He handles paperwork easily.
She smashes bugs in the house and kills spiders. He carefully takes them outside to safety.



Sunday Drive

Yesterday we (brent, jeree, baby Chloe, and i) went on a little Sunday drive out in the middle of no where rexburg! Its were a lot of guys do some shootin! I have to say that the Rexburg sky is AMAZING! I love little Chloe! she and Jeree are teaching me a lot about having a little babe! I fall more in love with her everyday!

It is snowing like crazy!

Little Photoshoot!

I took a bunch a pictures and I'll have to add more later! P.S. its snowing like CRAZY HERE!!!!