28 August 2011

Matt's 24th Birthday

We had a great day together celebrating Matt's big day! 
It started early with heading to Granny Anne's for Breakfast! 
After we ate we headed home to get ready and then we were off to the Gateway.

We shopped around for a few hours and after no luck :( we decided we were ready for lunch! 
Matt chose to eat at Z'Tejas and it was delicious!!!

we will definitely be going back soon! 

After lunch we stopped at a few more stores than made our way home
one of my professors posted on Friday, that I had two papers due Monday morning.. :( so we had to take a little break so I could quickly get my homework done 

For dinner, Matt wanted to go to our favorite Indian place in Ogden! 
Kevin and his friend Paige joined us and then Brockton came by at the end! We had a delicious meal.. and we both could eat indian every day!! mmmm..... 

Then it was back to the house for cake! Matt doesn't actually like cake, but he sure loves Ice Cream.. so I picked up and Ice Cream cake to celebrate, and it was a big hit! 

We had a great day together, and I can't believe my little Matty is 24 years old!! For his birthday he is getting a new long board... but he hasn't found the perfect one yet.. so the search continues and he remains present-less until then.. on a good note, i'll get to keep a few hundred dollars in my account for the time being haha Look as long as you need to dear :) 

Happy Birthday Matthew Shawn! I hope your day was great!! I love you so much and am so grateful to have you as a husband! :) I think you are the greatest!! 

Tea Party

Matt's mother put together a little girls day out and we had a tea party! 
we went to this adorable little vintage tea restaurant in Ogden and had a delicious little lunch! 
We all wore dresses and got to wear fancy hats! It was so much fun!
I am so glad I married into such a fun family!! 

How adorable are these girls?? 

It was so much fun and I can't wait to go back in October! :]

27 August 2011

Matthew Shawn

Happy Birthday 
to this little sweetie!! 

I'm so thankful Debbie went to aerobics early in the morning 24 years ago,
 and then came home to give birth to you! :) 

I can't wait for our fun day together!! 

18 August 2011

First Anniversary

We had a great first anniversary.
Matt had to take a reffing course up in logan on the 12th and 13th,
So we decided to make a weekend out of it.
I just hung out at the hotel while he was in class, and went shopping and did a little exploring, Logan really is a cute little place! I enjoyed my time there!

We had a nice little hotel roon to stay in for the night! We ordered some Wingers to-go, and had to get Sonic drinks, because they are right next door to eachother, and just enjoyed a night just being together!
Saturday we went to lunch at Papa Kelseys and then headed to the "Zoo" Which is just a park with some animals.. it was very cute!!

We had such a great weekend! I can't believe it has been a whole year!
Here is to another great year, with the best husband I could ever ask for!!!

14 August 2011

Feeling overwhelmed.

Soon after Matt and I moved into our ward, we received a calling in the primary. 
we have loved working and teaching our Valiant 10/11 class together. 

Today, I was given a new calling. 
I am now the 2nd counselor in the Primary Presidency. 

I am scared, nervous and excited all at the same time. Being set apart today was a bit overwhelming. All of our friends in the ward came up after sacrament meeting to congratulate me in this new adventures and although I am really excited and know it will be such a rewarding calling, I don't feel like I am old enough or qualified to have this privilege. 

Wish me luck! 

Matt, will continue teaching our great primary class, 
and will be getting a new partner to teach with.
 He is nervous for that, and a little sad that
 we wont be teaching together anymore, 
but he is also excited for me and is being 
so supportive. 

11 August 2011

August 12, 2011

Today marks our 
One year anniversary. 

I can honestly that this has been the best year of my life! 
I can't imagine my life without Matt, and I am so grateful he is such a kind, loving, patient, respectful, funny, smart and perfect husband. 

This past year has gone by so fast, and I really can't believe that it has already come and gone. 
I can't wait for the new adventures that are ahead of us and the many many more years of marriage to come! 

Matt reads this little blog of mine quite often, and I am positive he will look at it at least once today, 
So Matt, Thank you so much for being the perfect little husband that you are. I am so lucky to have you and I am so lucky to be married to you for forever. I love you so much and am so grateful for everything you do for me and our little family! You are such a great example to me and to others and you make me so happy every single day. 
Happy anniversary Matthew Shawn! 
I am so excited to spend the rest of eternity with you! 

Love, Kathy

Wednesday we were able to go to the Salt Lake Temple to see my sweet cousin Bryan and his new wife Keltsey be sealed for time and all eternity. Today we will be able to go witness Matt's cousin Colby and his wife Shelby be sealed together in the Bountiful Temple. I can't think of anything better for our anniversary, than to spend it in the temple being reminded of those special covenants and blessings we have. Congratulations to both of our cousins and their Temple marriages! :)

09 August 2011

no bake cookies..

are soooo good. 

I haven't had these in a very long time and for some odd reason I have been craving them..
So I decided I'd make them tonight... They are the easiest, fastest cookies... and let me just say,
they did not disapoint.

08 August 2011

Here it goes

So this big news may not seem that big to you.. but its pretty big for me! 
(and I think Matt would also agree.. so I guess its big for our little family.)

I have decided to make a bit of a career change and change my major.. 
which changes our future as a family! 

As many of you know I graduated 2 1/2 years ago from LDSBC in interior design. I loved school, and loved my degree, but it has always been really important to me to get my bachelors degree. So I transferred to Weber to start my bachelors in Elementary Education. Because I continued to get the run around with the Elem. Ed department, I have spent the last 2 years taking generals in order to apply to the program. Yes thats right, I currently have enough credit hours to have a bachelors degree.. but still dont have it. If I continued in the Elementary Ed. program I am projected to graduate in 2 1/2 years, assuming I get into all the classes I need when I need them. 
(Scheduling at Weber is a whole other issue.. dont get me started.)

So as of this last week, I have officially declared my Major in Family Studies and will be graduating in a year! It took a lot of thought, prayer, researching and discussion with my family, but I am feeling so relieved and feel like I have made the right decision. 

Although I dont know specifically what I want to be doing as a career with my degree, I know it is the right direction for me, and it is very likely that after graduating I will continue on and get my Masters degree. 

I feel a huge relief after making this decision and I know that it will be best for me and my little family! The exciting part is.. because I will be finishing school a lot sooner than planned, we may start our family a lot sooner than planned! :) 
No I am not pregnant, and dont plan on getting pregnant any time soon.. but its nice to know that the pressure of finishing school is off my sholders and I can relax a little bit! So I guess Matt was right.. everything will work out and it is working out!

I am sorry if this was not the big news you were expecting... but for me... it is really big! :)

Also, Our 1 year anniversary is in a couple days and I really can't believe how quickly time has gone by! This last year has been the greatest of my life and I can't wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

big changes..

I dont have time to blog right now because I am about to go visiting teaching... but stay tuned.

01 August 2011

the weekend.

this weekend was marvelous. 

we did absoloutly nothing.. except spend time together! 

one of our favorite things to do, is go to Costa Vida and get movie tickets with our meal. 

Nothing is better than just being able to be together! 

on a side note... 
my summer of no work is now over :( 
I go back to work next week.
it was a well lived summer! 
it will be sad to see it go..