Monday, August 23, 2010

Our Blessings

We have been so blessed of late... I'm absolutely certain it's because we have been faithful to our God and each other. Heavenly Father has taken such good care of us. and i just want to express to all of those who had a hand in helping Him bless us... how very grateful we are.  there aren't enough words to tell you how happy You have made us. because of you, we were able to go watch my brother Joel and his beautiful wife Monica get sealed in the Portland Temple, we were able to drive safely with brand new tires, we are able to be confident and happy with a new hair cut, we are able to eat... we have enough food for a month... and it's healthy food.  we were able to pay our rent. we were able to feel the spirit of Heavenly Father preaching love and peace to our hearts, and so so so much more. so to all those who listened to that still small voice and allowed yourselves to be a tool in Heavenly Father's hands in blessing our lives.... Thank You. Thank you a million times. we don't feel as if we deserve all that we have received. but we are grateful we've received our blessings... and we promise to do our part in paying it forward and blessing others lives who need it. we can do that because of your help. we have enough for our needs and more than we could ever have dreamed of because of your friendship. so to our friends and family... We Love You. :) and we are so happy that you are in our lives. we hope to help bless you soon.
-Russell and Trish.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Our little lives!

THIS IS IT! this is the moment we REALLY got started! haha we'd had a life before this day... but now... now it's different. :) it's real. it's official. we're going to be together, forever. and all that that entails. joint bank accounts, being able to say good night and not have to say goodbye, and just being able to spend every waking minute with my very best friend in this whole wide world. well... other than those moments we're at work or somesuch like that. but i can honestly say... i have NEVER been happier. it has been 2 months and 16 days since this moment. we've moved into our apartment! we've gotten a guinea pig named Gus, we've watched more Psych than any 2 people should be allowed and all together had way too much fun. :) i can't stress how happy we are... we even got fish! yes. 8 of them. 9 if you count Thor... he's the man-eater we're babysitting. :P he's an Oscar. crazy stuff there. we have Norman the Beta fish and a whole tank full of fun tropical fish. Bubblegum, Maurty, Pongo, Mickey, Ms. Scarlet, Gill, and Hadies the sucker-fish. they're very fun to take care of. and very fun to watch. :) but my favorite is still Gus the Guinea pig. enough of our pet life though :P our apartment is quaint. we love it. it's super tiny, Russell nearly hits his head on the light fixtures. but we love it. it's our home and it's perfect! we both have jobs now ^_^ Russell's working for the school and i'm working at a call center. they're good jobs and we are very blessed to have them! we're just biding our time and enjoying our summer vacation! we've had a lot of really good times with friends, and hope to have many more! we're so blessed to have the amazing friends we do. ^_^ and the family too, we have by far the best family in the history of any family ever. it's been decided. well that basically sums up most of the important stuff for now :) i'll tell you a story later. but... you have to wait till later. Bye!