Marriage and family

Happy July!

I felt I needed to give a little update, or rant, for you. Whichever one comes first, I guess.

There’s only one downfall to my whole summer, so I’ll start with that. Insomnia! I haven’t gotten a full nights sleep for the past three weeks. I slept for two hours last night. That’s better than the night before. I’m exhausted, but I just can’t fall asleep. So instead of hopping in bed, I sit on the couch and watch shows or read the news or write letters to friends or pray or read my patriarchal blessing or whatever. Then I’ll go in bed at 2am and lie there for an hour and half. I might fall asleep. I like it when I do.

Other than that, this has been an amazing summer for us. Spencer loves his internship. We run into his co-workers at Wal-Mart and Home Depot and they all joke with him as if they’ve known each other for a while. He comes home with funny stories. He is learning so much. Spencer constantly impresses me. Also, he’s hot.

On the weekends we drive to Fish Lake and walk through yellow meadows.

We check out Capitol Reef and hike upstream to waterfalls. We drive past petroglyphs and hike to arches.

We wake up early for the hot air balloon festival.

We go for banana shakes at the local ice cream shop.

We check out the nearby towns to find my ancestor’s graves and my great grandmother’s house. We take early morning drives to see the sunrise and eat Pon Pon Chicken at the Chinese restaurant.

We count how many elk heads are hung on the cinderblock in Walmart and count how many people are in the “Camouflage” isle.

We joke with the waiters at Main Street Grille.

We play Nintendo 64. I scream at the TV when master hand punches me in Super Smash Bros.

We have sleepovers in the front room with all of our pillows and blankets. We make crepes on Sunday mornings and I make Marlies’ syrup on the stove.

We eat a lot of Mac & Cheese.

We listen to The Promise by When in Rome over and over just to sing the chorus.

We drive past the movie theater to see which two shows are playing.

This is the first time in our marriage that we haven’t been ridiculously busy. We come home and that’s it. Nothing to worry about in the evenings. Nothing to worry about on the weekends. No second job. No 20-page paper to write. You guys. We needed this summer.

It’ll get crazy again in the fall. Actually, thinking about it makes me want to throw up, so I’m not going there right now. For now I’m grateful for this time we have to just be together. To be us, and learn what that means when we’re not going constantly.

I’m sorry, but I’m just thinking of the right words to say

I know they don’t sound the way I planned them to be
But if you wait around a while, I’ll make you fall for me
I promise, I promise you I will

Need to tell yuhhh! Gotta tell yuhhh!

*dances in kitchen*