Sunday, May 30, 2010

I have to brag...

As many of you know, last Monday (May 24th) was Matt's and my second wedding anniversary, and this week his 24th birthday is coming up, so I wanted to take this opportunity to brag about my amazing hubby.

To show you what a great person Matt is, I wanted to share a story from today. Matt and I decided to begin giving Ian the Sacrament today (as Matt says, "Teach him while he's young."). Matt was holding Ian when the Sacrament was passed, and as Matt carefully fed Ian the bread, he leaned down and whispered in his ear, "This is to remind you of Jesus." It brought tears to my eyes and reminded me once again of how blessed and lucky I am to have Matt as my eternal companion and a father to our children. I am so grateful that I get to have him by my side as we raise our children and so that they and I can look to him as an example of who we should become.

These past two years have been amazing. Matt has treated me better than a queen. He treats me as someone of infinite worth and who is very special to him. I cannot thank him enough for the ways he has loved and supported me, and helped build my confidence in myself. It's not hard to feel good about yourself when your hubby always makes you feel on top of the world. :) I'll forever be grateful to Heavenly Father for letting me be with Matt for this life and for all eternity.

Honey, thanks SOOOOOO much for being there through all of the ups and downs, the aches and pains, and the jubilant moments. Thanks for sharing your accomplishments with me, and for talking with me and valuing my opinion. Thank you for loving me unconditionally. Thank you for teaching me more about hope, faith, and perseverance. Thank you for sacrificing your time to take care of our family. Thank you for being there to offer advice and being a shoulder to cry on or vent to. Thank you for teaching me how to magnify our callings, and to go above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for being worthy to use your priesthood and being able to take me to the temple. It means the world to me.

Thank you for making my life heaven on earth. I love you. Ofa atu. Je t'aime. Te amo. MUAH!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Great Moments

"We're conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments. But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one."

I love this quote and just wanted to share. :) Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Hey everyone! How is everyone doing today? I hope you're all doing fabulously. :)
Life around here lately has been pretty busy. To begin with, Matt's parents and Tanner were in town for about 10 days, so we got to spend quite a bit of time with them. It went way too fast! Here are a few pictures of our adventures together:
*Grandma Jo and Ian*
*Matt, Katie, and I -- I just love our faces! bahaha!*
*Matt, Tanner, and Katie*
*Aunt Katie and Ian -- I love how they're just chillin. :)*
*Tanner and I*
We didn't get any pictures of some of our other adventures, but I'll tell you about them anyways. :) On Dave's birthday (Matt's dad), we went to Famous Dave's Barbecue in West Jordan. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Talk about yummy barbecue, holy cow! I've never been one to love most bbq sauces, but I would love to go back to this place. Everything was flavored amazingly. Okay. I'm digressing. But seriously, if you have a chance, check it out. You will not regret it!
Later that week, Dave and Tanner came up to visit Matt, Ian, and I in Logan. As a 'birthday' gift for me, Dave took me to get my eyes checked (which is long overdue) and bought me some glasses! I just got them today. :) I love them! I don't know if I'll wear them all of the time, but because I'm nearsighted, it's fun when I'm outside. I never knew what I was missing. ;) Here is a pic of me:
*Thanks, Daddy Schmoldt!*
When I see myself, I feel like I look like a librarian or a teacher. It looks like I'm ready to say, "How are you today? How can I help you?" Haha! :) But I love it and Matt tells me he likes how I look, so I'm not complaining. :D
Then, this past Sunday, we blessed cute little baby Micah (Keliann's son). I felt the spirit very strongly there, as did Matt and his parents, and I'm sure many others did as well. It was such a neat experience. Thanks for letting us be a part of it, Kel!
This week was finals week for Matt. He had one final last week (during no-test week at USU), and then two on Monday and one yesterday. We are so glad that he's done and that he made it through! He did fabulously in his classes, and now we're excited for this summer. It'll be fun to have more free time together and a more flexible schedule.
Monday night, our bishop called me and asked us to meet with him on Tuesday night. I just knew it was a calling, and at first I was freaking out because I knew it could be almost ANYTHING (because we go to a married student ward and almost all of our ward just moved out for the summer). I was nervous and wondering what calling was in store for me. Then, I read my scriptures and spent some time pondering and felt at peace. I knew that I could handle whatever was coming my way and that I would accept it, no matter how far out of my comfort zone it was. So... any guesses what it could be? :)

I was called as the first counselor in our Relief Society presidency. I really like our new president and I'm excited to see who else we'll get to work with. I'm excited for the opportunity to get to know all of the women in our ward so much better and I'm grateful that I'm a stay at home mom so I can spend more time helping others. There are lots of parts of this calling that are a little scary to me, but I know that I can do whatever is asked of me, with our Father in Heaven's help and the help of His Son. Even if I will never be any good at teaching lessons or whatever else, I know I will learn and grow with this calling and I'm grateful and humbled to be able to serve our sisters.
In other exciting news, IAN GOT HIS FIRST TOOTH ON SUNDAY!!! We are so excited! It feels like he is growing up so fast. He's eating solids, sitting up, and he is probably not too far off from learning the army crawl. He is already trying, so it'll be fun to see him conquer yet another skill. He is such a sweet little boy and we feel so blessed to be his parents and have him in our home. Ian is such a happy boy, even when he is not feeling well. I had no idea he was teething till right before the tooth popped out. He is just such a mellow boy that we couldn't even tell the difference till it was almost all over.
Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things I've ever done. It has its challenges, but I wouldn't change a thing. I love being married to such an amazing man and having one of the sweetest little babies around. I'm grateful that I have the opportunity to be a wife and a mother in this life, and I'll try not to take anything for granted.
I feel so very blessed to have a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and of a loving Heavenly Father who knows each one of us and watches over us. I know that He loved us so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son to show us the way, and also to prepare the way for us to return, by suffering for all of our sins, sorrows, pains, and afflictions. Through Him, we can be made clean, if we will repent with a sincere desire to change and be--and do--better. I know that Jesus Christ rose from the grave on the third day, and that HE LIVES. I know it because the Holy Ghost has testified of the truth of this to me. I know that because our Savior rose again, that WE will also rise again. I know that we can be with our families forever, in the presence of our heavenly parents and our Savior. I know that we have been put here on this earth to be tested, and that we have not been left without comfort or a roadmap of sorts. We are blessed with the scriptures and modern-day prophets and apostles to help us know the way. We have the Holy Ghost to testify of the truthfulness of what we are being taught, and also to guide us in all important matters. I know these things to be true.
I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to be sealed to my best friend and now my eternal companion. I couldn't have asked for a better man to be with. I feel so in awe when I'm with him and I still think "How did I get so blessed to be with him?!" Matt is the love of my life and I'm so very grateful to have him and our son in my life. How very blessed am I?