Wednesday, June 20, 2012

5 Years!!!

Holy Macaroni and cheese Batman! Nate and I have been Married for 5 years on June 29th! I am writing this a little early because this is when I have time. It boggles my mind that it has been 5 years, but then when I look back at our marriage, we sure have been through ALOT!

Here is a quick summary of the past 5 years:

Year 1:
We got sealed in Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity by Nate's grandpa (the best experience ever!)
Moved to St. George for Nate's work as a draftsman (a little less awesome and more anxiety provoking). 
Fell even more in love!
Worked, saved money, Worked, saved money.
Moved back to Springville (thank goodness). 
Started School and new jobs. 
Spent days working, doing homework, sleeping, eating, working, homeworking, sleeping, eating,..trying to go on dates, but mostly homework.

Year 2:
Repeat last line of year 1.
Nate lost his job for 7 months

Year 3:
I graduate from BYU! hip hip hurray! 
Went on Italy trip to celebrate graduating! Score!
Conceived a baby boy in Italy! Double Score!
Threw up for the next 30 weeks, booooo
Worked, worked, worked for me,
Studied, worked, studied for Nate
Had our beautiful angel baby.
Connected deeper to each other then we ever thought possible!
Understood how the Atonement of Jesus Christ applies to me.
Had about a 1,000 medical tests.
Found out there was nothing wrong with me or Porter.

Year 4: 
Started running and really taking care of myself
Started a Blog
Continued to work
Ran my first 5K! 
Went backpacking through Wyoming.
Nate lost his job again :(
Received the Okay to start trying to get pregnant again :)
Had my period every single picking month for the next year
Drew even closer to my husband and the Lord. 
Watched my parent separate, then get divorced
Lost myself for a moment.
Found myself again, thanks to my hubby!

Year 5:
Continued to struggle to get pregnant
Decided we weren't going to stress about it.
Fell even deeper in love
Went California twice for weddings
Nate lost his job again :(
Nate started his own business.
I started a new job...make that two.
We play outside any spare second we get. 

As of today we are just taking life as it comes. A day at a time. If I have learned anything the past 5 years, it has been that you can't control what is going to happen. You just have to do you best with what you have and pray that you can make it through. 

I am so thankful for my Nate. He is my rock, my friend, my lover, my eternal companion. I wouldn't have been able to stay sane through any of this without him. Nate has a patience and tenderness about him, that not many people do. He is the most gentle and loving man I have ever met. He truly loves the Lord and always has charity in his heart. He makes me want to be better, do better, care deeper and stand straighter. I love this guy with everything that I have. Nathan Richard Adams, I LOVE YOU! Thanks for the most wonderful 5 years of my life!

 Thanks for taking the plunge with me!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Need a Lift

I am bummed, and it's not the woe is me, I hate my life, bummed. More of the "where has all my motivation gone" bummed. I feel like I used to have so much vigor and vim. Not quite sure what has happened?  Seems like when I get home from work, I just want to cuddle with the hubs and watch a redbox or netflix. We did actually walk to Walmart yesterday to get our redbox... However it is only a mile to the store. I don't know.... I tell myself everyday, 'When you get home Katie, you will go running, clean the house, make dinner, practice making a baby (wink wink). Maybe not in that order, but only some, if any of those things get done.  I wish there was an energy pill I could take. I am with kids all day, and I honestly don't think it is fair that they get all the energy, with nothing to do with it. I feel like stress is an energy zapper. The more stressed you are, the less energy you have. Which really doesn't make since, because when you are dealing with stressful situations the added energy would be helpful. The funny thing is, there is nothing super stressful in my life right now. Sure..Nate lost his job, but he has his business and that is doing,...okay. Plus I got a second job, so we are making it... kinda LOL. And yes, we are trying to get pregnant, but honestly, the stress of that has gone way down. We are just having a good ole time being together without have a calendar tell us when to get busy. In summary, my life is pretty peachy, considering what I have been through the past couple of years. So, why the heck do I feel down so much??? Beats me, but I am sure getting annoyed with the whole, no energy gig. Any suggests on what kick starts your mood would be helpful. Thanks!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Here are a few more pictures that were not on Jackie Norris's Blog