Stories from the lives of Jared, Stephanie, Aubrey, Hannah and Dani Or, Jare-phanie-brey-nah-ni

Monday, October 22, 2012

100th Post!

    This is my 100th post and I wanted to think of something totally awesome to say. 

    Turns out, I have nothing totally ground-breaking to say! How does that reflect on me?

    So much has happened since I first started this blog as a way to pass the time while I finished school through Independent Study and looked for a part-time job in Nashville, TN. Jared and I were in our first year of marriage and we were on our own for the first time since being sealed together for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple.

    Jared and I have celebrated two years of marriage and it's all been pretty good! 

    We have a cute little baby, who I talk about all the time! :) I love posting pictures about her and putting little updates on here! It's a fun way to document her growth! 

    For example, at 6 months, she is in the 90th percentile in height and 35th in weight. So pretty much, she's a tall skinny model baby :) She has her two bottom teeth in and will probably start working on her top two teeth in a few weeks (hopefully months)! While not exactly crawling yet, she is scooting ALL OVER the place! And she is VERY attracted to sharp corners, walls and table and chair legs. We've given her peas, carrots and green beans so far in baby food (other than rice cereal) and she's doing pretty well with those! Once we get through squash we'll start working on fruits, which I imagine won't be a problem. 

    Anyhow, enough of that. 

    I figure I should end my 100th post saying something that means a lot to me. Ever since being called as a Sunday School teacher for the 14-16 year olds, I've been opening up more about my testimony. I tell Jared bits of it every now and then, but I rarely get up in front of the congregation at church and share it (except for VERY few occasions). 

    But I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I know President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet and receives revelation daily from our Father in Heaven. I know Jesus Christ died for us and he was resurrected so that we all may live again in heaven. I know because Jared and I were sealed in the temple that we will be married forever. Because we were sealed, Aubrey will also be with us in heaven and we can be a family for always. I love this church and the person it has made me. I know reading the scriptures helps me learn more about this true gospel and everything that was written can apply to my life. I love my family so much and I am so happy I found Jared to spend my life with. I love Aubrey and the sweet baby she is. Every day, she teaches me something new and I love the Spirit she brings into this home. If anything, every day I learn a new lesson in patience as I figure out why she is crying :) There are so many aspects of this gospel and church that I love so much and just can't find the words to express it. While there are things I need to work on, I am willing to do so because I have faith I will gain a full testimony, whether in this life or the next. I am not perfect, but through Christ and his sacrifice and teachings, I know I will be someday. 

    And thus concludes my 100th post :)

    Thanks everyone for reading my silly posts!!! As long as someone is reading my blog, I will continue posting things!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Getting Ready For Halloween!

    Jared and I love this time of year. We had our first date right around this time and it's just so much fun to play!

    About a month ago I went and found all of our Halloween stuff and stashed them away in an easy place to find. 

    Last night we put our decorations up! And we already have some halloween candy :)

    October first is the day to decorate, just like how the day after Thanksgiving, it's time to bust out the Christmas stuff!

    Here is what we've done with our little decorations: 

 Put our little skeleton where you can see it right when you walk in the door.

We have this hanging up above our entertainment center, which you will see in a few pictures!

 Our cute little witch's brew bowl and top.

 The witch's brew bowl with candy in it!

 Our entertainment center! Starting from the left, we have a little pumpkin, a picture frame, a much bigger Witch's Brew bowl for the trick or treat candy, some pumpkin candle holders and some skeleton candle holders. The skeleton candle holders are cute because the guy is proposing to the girl on the right :)

 We have two more picture frames. That makes the pumpkin frame on top, a scarecrow and witch on the bottom.

And we have some dish towels in the kitchen :)

    To also celebrate and get ready for Halloween, Jared got his Mom's recipe for some applesauce cookies. I don't have a picture of them because my half (without raisins) are pretty much gone...:)

    Hope everyone has fun decorating and getting ready for Halloween!