Monday, July 9, 2012

Pendletons: Partying Since 2010

This Friday (Friday the 13th, dun dun dun!) will be our 2 year wedding anniversary! Everyone always says, "It has gone by so fast!" And it a way, it has. And in other ways it feels like we have been married forever.

The reason I am writing this post now, is that I will be out of town in Palm Desert, CA on our actual anniversary for a dance comp so we celebrated this past weekend.

We have started a tradition of going to Cheesecake Factory each year for our anniversary. (2 times now and going strong! haha)
Our favorite dish is the chicken and biscuits which is the highest calorie entree on the menu. :o) We shared it, but still. Haha.

We also saw Brave that night and got popcorn (my fave!). We loved Brave and would totally recommend it, it was really fun. 
We agreed to no gifts this year but of course Jer totally surprised me and got me and I gift and I felt totally lame. But seriously, aren't my new Toms TDF? I had NO clue he was getting them for me and I was thrilled! He's such a sweetie. As you can see, I got a few of Jer's favorites. Dr. Pepper, Rips, and I made him some Oreo cupcakes from Pinterest (He LOVES Oreos.)

The next day we joined our friends The Chris and Alisons for some 7 Peaks fun. WE LOVE OUR PASS OF ALL PASSES! :o)
We got to meet their beautiful dog Jet and see their new home they just bought. We love them and don't get to see them often enough!

As many of you know, marriage and adult-life are not the easiest of endeavors. There are many bumps in the road and many, many more to come. One of the things I have become the most grateful for during those hard times is my sweet and adoring spouse. He is such a support to me and I know that together, with help from the Lord, we can do anything!

Here are 5 reasons why I love my hubby (along with a few humorous photos from the past year of marriage, because let's face it, we have had a LOT of fun together):
1. Let's just state the obvious right now. He's hilarious. He can always make a situation better with his witty sense of humor and love for life and making people laugh. (He's got a pretty contagious laugh himself.) Picture: Last night on our cruise to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
2. He is supportive. Jer has supported me through all the of the things that have been important to me, even when they haven't always been easy and have required a sacrifice on his part. A great example are the 3 years I spent on the BYU BDC with hours and hours and $$ and $$ of lessons, performances, dresses, tours, etc. He has been there every step of the way, and even participated as a tech for 2 years running the spotlights. Here we are dancing together, not only does he support me, but he is willing to join in. We have taken several dance classes together and LOVE dancing. Picture: Dancing to live swing music at a vintage car show in Lake Tahoe.
3. He is going to be a great daddy someday. Aside from the fact that Jer just has that "X-factor" that makes children love him. Jer's love for both of our families and his desire to be a good father show me his dedication to the family we will one day have together. Picture: Christmas morning at the Houston's.
4. He is humble. Even when times get hard, Jer is patient, loving and forgiving. He always tries to see the good in other people before passing judgements and is able and willing to admit when he has made a mistake. He is also very quick to forgive when he has been wronged. Picture: BYU footaball game!!
 5. He loves me unconditionally. Jer always shows a desire to make me happy and puts our family needs before his own. Even at times when I can be selfish or forget the big picture, Jer loves me despite it all. Picture: My first time water skiing in Lake Tahoe.
And here are a few more photos from highlights of our second year of marriage.
Newport with the Bartons.
Northern CA tour. Fall '11.
Knee surgery, eye surgery.
 Lots of weddings (Mr. and Mrs. Jones!)
LOTS of fun with friends. Cruisin' in Mexico.
Graduating, April 2012.
Disneyland/CA Adventure.
Nauvoo Tour 2012.

I love you hubby! Here's to an eternity of partying!

1 comment:

  1. I love you so much honey :-) This is such a sweet post, from a very sweet girl. You are my best friend.