Monday, December 12, 2011

The Best Weekend

Instead of studying ALL weekend Clark and I decided we had to get a Christmas Tree!



After we got our tree we decided to eat breakfast at ihop
It was way good!


Clark said this pictures describes us each perfectly. 
Clark always gets the same original thing that he loves - orange juice
I always love to get the new most extravagant sweetest tasting things - maple hot chocolate


We went to 5 different places in provo to find one of these tree holders and finally found one at rite aid!


After we put up the tree Clark crashed, such a cutie!


While he was sleeping I decided to make homemade Christmas decorations!


Our very first picture with our very first Christmas tree!... too bad it's blurry though


Now, these are my attempts of taking artistic pictures of my Christmas tree



This is pretty typical of us haha
But seriously... I mean this is how he won me over lets be honest now :) 


video

The best thing about the weekend wasn't that we got our first Christmas tree
or that we ate breakfast out.
Every night this weekend, with all of the studying and things we had to do
 I noticed we would end up on the floor 
Laughing and just talking about life
And every night I realized that I love being married to my best friend.



Sunday, December 11, 2011

I'm an Introvert.


I love being an introvert.



Top 10 Myths about Introverts

This describes me to a t…
Myth #1 – Introverts don’t like to talk.
This is not true. Introverts just don’t talk unless they have something to say. They hate small talk. Get an introvert talking about something they are interested in, and they won’t shut up for days.
Myth #2 – Introverts are shy.
Shyness has nothing to do with being an Introvert. Introverts are not necessarily afraid of people. What they need is a reason to interact. They don’t interact for the sake of interacting. If you want to talk to an Introvert, just start talking. Don’t worry about being polite.
Myth #3 – Introverts are rude.
Introverts often don’t see a reason for beating around the bush with social pleasantries. They want everyone to just be real and honest. Unfortunately, this is not acceptable in most settings, so Introverts can feel a lot of pressure to fit in, which they find exhausting.
Myth #4 – Introverts don’t like people.
On the contrary, Introverts intensely value the few friends they have. They can count their close friends on one hand. If you are lucky enough for an introvert to consider you a friend, you probably have a loyal ally for life. Once you have earned their respect as being a person of substance, you’re in.
Myth #5 – Introverts don’t like to go out in public.
Nonsense. Introverts just don’t like to go out in public FOR AS LONG. They also like to avoid the complications that are involved in public activities. They take in data and experiences very quickly, and as a result, don’t need to be there for long to “get it.” They’re ready to go home, recharge, and process it all. In fact, recharging is absolutely crucial for Introverts.
Myth #6 – Introverts always want to be alone.
Introverts are perfectly comfortable with their own thoughts. They think a lot. They daydream. They like to have problems to work on, puzzles to solve. But they can also get incredibly lonely if they don’t have anyone to share their discoveries with. They crave an authentic and sincere connection with ONE PERSON at a time.
Myth #7 – Introverts are weird.
Introverts are often individualists. They don’t follow the crowd. They’d prefer to be valued for their novel ways of living. They think for themselves and because of that, they often challenge the norm. They don’t make most decisions based on what is popular or trendy.
Myth #8 – Introverts are aloof nerds.
Introverts are people who primarily look inward, paying close attention to their thoughts and emotions. It’s not that they are incapable of paying attention to what is going on around them, it’s just that their inner world is much more stimulating and rewarding to them.
Myth #9 – Introverts don’t know how to relax and have fun.
Introverts typically relax at home or in nature, not in busy public places. Introverts are not thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. If there is too much talking and noise going on, they shut down. Their brains are too sensitive to the neurotransmitter called Dopamine. Introverts and Extroverts have different dominant neuro-pathways. Just look it up.
Myth #10 – Introverts can fix themselves and become Extroverts.
Introverts cannot “fix themselves” and deserve respect for their natural temperament and contributions to the human race. In fact, one study (Silverman, 1986) showed that the percentage of Introverts increases with IQ.

Now, continue studying for finals!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Way Cute Little Sister.

Ever since I have been in college I have been way behind on anything cool
{clothing style, movies, music, pintrest (which i just got like 2 days ago!}
But luckily I have a way cool little sister who makes sure to keep me updated on the latest trends
She told me to listen to this song and I love it!
enjoy :)




This is Lindsay. She is very cute and very cool and my bestest friend. 
(besides Clark of course)



Sunday, December 4, 2011

Older

Clark's birthday was this week! 
Ever since Clark and I got engaged he said he could not wait until we were twenty-one and twenty-two 
because that sounds a lot better when you're married :)
haha well we finally sound a year older than we were when we got married which of course it doesn't feel any different.

But anyway, here is Clark's birthday blog.
 And here's to the best husband in the world.
I really feel so lucky that he picked me to spend the rest of time and eternity with.
 He is the absolute sweetest thing in the world and I had so much fun doing stuff for him for his birthday!

I felt way hipster when making this birthday sign

Travie was so sweet to stop by and wish Clark and Happy birthday!

Sushi

Dates


Wishing

Cake

Twins

Twenty-Two

Cereal

Love.


Friday, December 2, 2011


Clark and I went to Iowa for Thanksgiving break! 

In case anyone didn't know that's where I grew up! 
I was really excited for a few reasons
First of all, it was the second time going back there in the past two and a half years
Secondly, Clark had never seen where I grew up
Thirdly, I think the last time I spent Thanksgiving with my mom was when I was a junior in high school
Fourth, I actually miss it.
Here are the pictures of our trip. We managed the 15 hour one way road trip... came home with two tickets though :( 
{ found out that in Iowa they don't even need police men, they just have cameras take a pic of your car and then they mail you the ticket... so lame!}


I cannot even describe how much I missed Milo!







Black Friday-ing... that only lasted 20 min haha

This is the only picture I took in Gilbert outside of my high school that you can't even see... I kind of forgot there isn't a whole lot to look at and take pictures of in Iowa during the winter.
The trip was way fun and I am so glad we were able to go for Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Our Journey

If anyone remembers what I was saying a year ago it was
 "I don't know what is going to happen when Clark gets home. I hope we work out but either way I'm not going to get married for at least {{ and the very least}} a year". 
Well obviously my little plan did not happen the way I thought it would but I just want to write about the journey Clark and I have been on since deciding to get married.

My biggest fears about getting married were:
 1. Not being able to accomplish the things I wanted to do in my life, because once you get married your life isn't just about you anymore.
2. Not being able to afford the expenses of married life. (It's a scary thought having to pay bills, rent, groceries, a car... things I never had to on my own before)

Although I had those fears I decided to take a leap of faith and agree with Clark in that August was the right time for us to get married. 
When looking at the big perspective getting married was what the Lord wanted for us. We knew that we loved each other more than anything and that there was no point in postponing our marriage due to factors that did not seem worth more than the blessings you receive from being married.

Well anyway, now that we are married I can attest that this was the right decision. This is just a list of the many blessings we have received since being married. 
  • Clark got a really good job that makes all the payments and also allows us to save money
  • Clark's parent's gave us a car
  • We found a duplex to live in that is 3 1/2 blocks from campus, not a dump, but waay cheap
  • I got a job as a TA which helps pay for groceries (so glad I can contribute in someway!)
  • I switched my major which is way better prep for getting into a master's program than the business school
  • I just got accepted as a Research Assistant for in internship called Flourishing Families that also is amazing prep for getting into a master's program, a capstone for my major, and is paid!
  • I just found out I received a scholarship for next semester
  • Clark and I qualify for financial aid (anyone who just got married, totally apply! you'll most likely get some funding)
  • I figured out that I can graduate next December, which after we'll probably move up to SLC so Clark can transfer and finish up at the U
  • Clark passed his CDL test at work which will allow him to make $1.50 more an hour (Just have to say I'm so proud of him because the other driver guy did not pass!!)
  • Clark is getting As in his classes (which truly is so amazing to me because he is seriously at work and class from 7am to 8ish pm... He really doesn't have that much time to study)
I'm really not meaning to brag or anything, I just cannot deny that we have been so blessed. 
Of course it's hard every now and then and we do have our struggles in some areas.
But in all honesty, I could not ask for anything better than what life is right now.



Love Him.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

More Babies!

My sister just older than me had a baby, Chad Roger Peterson, on October 22. 
He was named after my grandpa who is the most amazing person in the world.
It was their first, and is so fun that he is just a month younger than his cousin, Max (the first baby blogged about).
My mom (who lives in Iowa) had planned on coming out to see him last weekend so we just decided to wait until she was out here to go up to Logan to meet him. 
My younger sister Lindsay was able to come down too from BYU-I which made it even more fun.
It's always so nice to see family who lives so far away after not seeing them for a few months as well as meet brand new family members. 
I've said this once and I'll say it again, brand new babies are funny little creatures! 
They are so sweet and cute but just way interesting to me. It's kind of crazy to think that you are taking care of this new little person who cannot completely communicate with you and just needs his basic needs to be met which are - food, sleep, and love. 
Love of which I think is and EXTREMELY important factor when it comes to new born babies.
Chad was so cute and needed people to hold him. As he was falling asleep he would randomly open his eyes to make sure someone was there still holding him. 
It was only until he had been asleep for 10 minutes that it was safe to set him down.
Ahh what a cutie!
Anyway, I just think those little babies are something.


Freaking Beautiful Baby Sister





Precious baby hand!! 



Cutie Husband!

Ahh sooo sweet holy cow


<3 Baby lips!

Pretty momma and freaking cute baby baby.