Wednesday, August 1, 2012

H o m e

Home. There's definitely no place like it! Jaren was on a sales crusade and couldn't make it to provo last weekend, so I headed north. I'm pretty sure I could do that drive in my sleep by now! Thank goodness for chelz for tagging along. I stopped by her place and picked her up and we were off!
We spent most of the weekend hanging out with my cuties patooties, Easty and Livvers, and my sisters and mom. Jill's looking nice and plump and I CANNOT wait for the little princess to arrive. Its time for our family to get another teeny tiny babe, so thanks for supplying, jiller :) On Sunday we made it to Grandma B's for the best dinner. I sure miss sunday visits with the extended fam. Jaren was so jealous when I told him we had homemade fried chicken and oreo ice cream dessert. He "died inside" when I told him - his words, not mine! Poor guy. We missed him! 
One thing I love about home: my bed. It's extremely comfortable, and I can't figure out why! I'm pretty sure its the flannel sheets. Jaren isn't all that impressed, but I am. I think its just one more thing that I relate to HOME. 
Home. Now that I'm a married woman, I have a new home. I love cleaning and decorating how I want, without calling a roommate meeting just to move furniture around. LUCKILY, Jaren trusts my taste :) After living in Vegas for a month, and coming back to provo, it was such a relief to step into our little apartment. The smell alone made me sooo happy. I dropped my luggage and sat down on the couch, just taking it in. Suddenly, I realized I was HOME. For the first time in my post-high school life, I felt like I was home other than in Rigby, ID. This four letter word has finally come full circle in our cozy little apartment. 


July 24th weekend, the mister came home and we had a blast with the fam. We celebrated Janna's bday with a fun day at Seven Peaks in SLC. The Lazy River couldn't get enough of us. I think we circled that thing a bajillion times, it was heavenly! As the day was winding down, we were some of the last people still there and got to ride our favorite purple tube slide without waiting in line! The day was perfect. I love when Jaren comes home. Hope he'll forgive me for those awesome sunburn-lines on his shoulders from my perfectly shaped finger prints :)
His side of the family is at such a fun stage right now - three couples + jentry. Since he's on the mission, the 6 of us triple date and have tons of fun every time we get together. I truly feel so blessed to have landed such incredible in-laws! and if you count the pups, that makes eight. Oscar and Tanner are the cutest couple ;) ;) Life is so good.