miracles DO happen!
so many Christmas blessings this week.
1. mr barlow enjoys his new job here in the 801.
2. i havent frozen to death. yet.
3. ive been able to spend some fun time with my sweet syd, sol, omi.
4. we were able to attend adler & beths wedding reception.
3. WE HAVE AN APARTMENT!!!
you heard that right!
the barlows have an apartment!
biggest christmas miracle of the week!
did you know we have been living out of suitcases for the past month and 5 days?
it is true.
we are so grateful our family [dad and mom barlow/the memmotts] has been letting us live with them ever since our honeymoon.
you guys deserve 5 gold stars!
but we are so excited [at least i am!] to hang my clothes up in a closet.
also to have a place just for mr barlow and i.
it will be our next adventure!
our new place is in provo, close to the IHC hospital.
thats a plus right?
its a little basement apartment and our landlord is real chill and from south pasadena so thats why he wanted us fellow LA fans to live below him.
my biggest loves of the apartment is my walk in closet that we can fit a twin bed in and having a washer and dryer.
another christmas miracle!
mr barlow even gets his own small closet off to the side!
it also has fancy green carpet.
we will be able to move in by the end of the week and we couldnt be more excited!
dance parties soon to come.
in other fun married news we went on a date to thai ruby, [why did i never eat there when i lived in provo 3 years ago?] and saw Arthur Christmas!
do yourself a favor and see this movie!
it made us giggle and brought us some good holiday spirit.
he just accomplished his secret life goal of no shave november.
3rd .. we moved to Utah on saturday.
i know, short notice and right after the holiday but we are here!
4th .. i served in wisconsin so i should be able to handle the cold right?
i am really starting to wonder how i survived 2 wisconsin winters.
Utah is already cold to me and mr barlow is wearing tshirts and sandals yet.
5th .. we are still on the apartment hunt but today as a 1 month anniversary present from apartment heaven we have 2 solid leads.
things are looking up!
things we [i am choosing to speak for mr. barlow right now] love about marriage:
[the following are kinda cheesy/cutesy/lovey, just to warn you]
* not having to travel back and forth from monrovia to burbank
* getting to come home to each other at the end of the day
* falling asleep and waking up next to each other
* sharing dinner together every eve
* traveling together and getting to stay in hotels together
* reading scriptures together every night
* praying together
* watching our wedding videos almost everyday
life is wonderful.
there are more favorites about why we love being mr. & mrs. but we'll keep it to that for now!
i love this marriage thing. he loves this marriage thing.
we are looking forward to the many adventures we will have together.
here are just a few:
* living out of our suitcases for this whole month of marriage! we are pretty lucky to have such great family in California and Utah to let us stay with them till we get an apartment.
* driving to Utah in separate cars, mind you they were filled to the BRIM with our stuff and jacob didnt have a phone. we used the old age technique of flashing our lights and driving around each other to talk.
* mr. barlow taking me to the urgent care 2 days into our move to utah.
do not fret friends and family, all is well with me!
i got some meds and am feeling tons better.
lets just say life is interesting and fun and new.
i love their engagement story and i am so glad there are so many photos!
on 10.28.11 they got their engagement on.
just the night before the barlow wedding!
cats sister, colleen, did all my hair and make up for my wedding [she is amazing btw!] and so i made cat get up at like 7am while colleen was getting me ready so i could hear all about her romantic scavenger hunt!
i love cat. i love pey.
i love PeyCat.
he treats her like a queen.
and they rock the HK to LA dating/engaged relationship.
in 6 months and minus a day i will be at the PeyCat wedding of the year!
just like cat passed the baton to jacob when we got engaged i pass mine to you for cat. we will always be MelCat but i know you will forever make her the happiest women!
10.10.11 is her actual birth but i got a text from peyton late monday eve asking me if we could pull off a little surprise for this wonder women on wednesday.
i said no problem.
with the help of liz, max and using the womansion we had it covered!
she thought they were going to get sushi after a quick stop by the womansion but was she in for a treat instead!
dont worry boo, sushiversary on me when you get back!
isnt she a beauty!
the birthday girl.
i can feel love in the air!
i love you boo.
thank you pey for getting the surprisee surprised!
we all love you birthday girl!
enjoy the fall of virginia and turning 23 officially.
and on a complete side note someone sent me this quote and i really like.
I choose... to live by choice and not by chance; to make changes, not excuses; to be motivated, not manipulated; to be useful, not used; to excel, not compete. I choose self-esteem, not self-pity. I choose to listen to my inner voice, not the random opinion of others.