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We met in April of 2008 at BYU-Idaho. 4 months later we were married in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 22, 2008. We moved to Colorado in June of 2010, bought our first house there in 2013. And now we have moved to Las Vegas, NV to start our next adventure. We have two active boys with a little girl on the way!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

6 Months!

Okay, okay. So I know that six months isn't that long, and to be honest, it has gone by soo fast. But Sunday was our 6 month anniversary. We didn't do anything because it was Sunday, other than talk about how crazy it is that we have been married for half a year when we still feel like newlyweds.:) I just wanted everyone to know how much I love and adore my husband. You never believe that you will find someone that is so much your match in everyway until you meet them. And then it all feels so surreal. Zac always keeps me laughing, even when I don't want to, and never fails to tell me that he loves me. He might not always know what I need, but he tries and that's what really matters to me. We have so enjoyed the last six months, so here are just six of the reasons/things I love about my husband:

1. His favorite nickname for me is 'cute little wife.'
2. He has the best smile that still gives me butterflies.
3. He LOVES my cooking(it might just be that without it he would starve).
4. He goes to work everyday(although I miss him, I appreciate the sacrifice).
5. He has faith in me(no matter what it is, he always tells me that I can do it).
6. He has a hard time saying no to me. :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


So my Mom posted like a two sentence blog simply stating that we should celebrate St. Patrick's Day. I come from Irish heritage due to my mother's maiden name, Reid, so I figured why not! I grew up having corned beef and cabbage every St. Patrick's Day so now that I am married, I should probably continue on that tradition. So here is my sad attempt to celebrate for as long as possible, (as there is only a short time between Valentine's and St. Patrick's), but you know they both exist because of Saints so why don't more people celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Thanks for the reminder Mom. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Dance

So we had a ward activity last night for Valentine's. And the Activities Committee did a great job planning it. There were games and food and of course dancing. Zac is not one to be particularly skilled in the art of dance, and lacks a little rhythm sometimes. But....he loves to have fun, so he swung me around the dance floor, picked me up, dipped me a few times and it was great(this is just one of the many reasons why I love my husband). One of the activities was to make a poem for your spouse using one romance word and one normal word. Zac did much better than I did.
Normal: showerhead
Romance: roses
I love it when there's roses on the bed,
I love it when you sing in to the showerhead.
(Zac told me he would drowned if he sang into the showerhead after i read it to him).

Normal: piggybank
Romance: chocolate
I love you cause you taste good like chocolate.
If I were a hog and you were my piggy, we would roll
around in the piggy bank mmmmmmmmm........
(2nd try)
Oink, Oink, Oink
mud so clear as chocolate
If your love is like money
I would put you in my piggy bank.
(3rd try)
If chocolate were money
pigs would fly
We would be poor
No need for a piggy bank.
(You have to admit, he is pretty creative. Even I don't understand how is mind works.)

A few couples read their poems out loud, and it got a little scary when there were words like , ual, and more. But we all had a good laugh. And I even won the movie game!

We are looking forward to spending our first Valentine's Day together, and hope that everyone can find a way to show other's that they love them, not only on Valentine's Day, but throughout the year.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Flood

Well, on Tuesday January 27th we had a little flood in our house. It really was little, but it was enoughto make me a little histerical. Because we live in the basement, one of the pipes burst in the ceiling and flooded our kitchen and bathroom and into the living room. Luckily, nothing was really damaged, but our house has been a little chaotic over the past week. It was about two inches of water and we have a lot of towels, but once the twenty or so towels were soaked with water there is only so much you can do. We ended up getting a mop and tried to soak up some of the water and it was a few hours before I could at least relax knowing the water wasn't going to spread through the rest of the house. Luckily we have a great ward who was bringing in meals for us, as I was trying to get ready for my NCLEX(which can read about below) and do everything else. We are so grateful to all who helped us out with everything. I probably would not be sane right now if it were not for all of you.
Here are some pictures from our adventure. Sorry I look awful, it all started before I was able to get ready for the day, so I am not really presentable, but my husband hates to look at pictures without anyone in them, so he made me.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Elder Loveless

So, the second week of January we were able to take a trip with our friends Jared and Charly to see the boys old roommate Josh give his farewell for his mission. We went to Lyman, Wyoming and it was great to see Josh again. He was actually Zac's best manin our wedding and we are so excited for him to leave. He is going to California, Los Angeles Korean Speaking Mission. Yay Josh, he is going to be a great missionary.
These are pictures of the Hotel/Cabin we stayed in.

All three boys.

Jones Family

So my family was able to take family pictures as this will be one of the last times our whole family will be able to get together before Alex leaves on his mission. The nice thing is this means no more weddings at least for two and a half years! I am sure my parents are grateful after 4 weddings in 4 years, but it isn't our fault the girls all came one right after the other. Alex still has a long way to go until he leaves as he doesn't turn nineteen until August, but I will miss him, he is one of my best friends. Anyways here are some of the pictures of my cute family.

Growing up, we always outnumbered the boys. Five girls and four boys. Now we are 11 boys(counting nephews) to 5 girls. What happened!

Just Jones's

The whole family, some were more excited than others!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

NCLEX Woes No Mo!

Well, the time finally came for me to finish nursing and move on with my life, this includes finding a job and taking the dreaded NCLEX. Now I know most people have to some kind of test to certify for their degree, but this test has terrified me since my first day of Nursing School. So as Zac and I were deciding what we were going to do, we decided that the best option would be for me to focus more on my studying instead of getting a job. I did submit about 6 applications, but due to the economy none of the hospitals are hiring. Which just meant that I spent the time studying. Now, this is not just any old test. The NCLEX is a computerized adaptive test that can last anywhere from 75 to 265 questions and a maximum of 6 hours! The test can shut off at any point between the 75 and 265 and you have no idea whether or not you passed. So needless to say, my worries were well justified. And take make things even worse their is no where in Idaho to take this test except for Boise! So I ended up taking it in Draper, Utah and Zac had to work of course, so I asked his Mom to go with me. It was a fun trip, we talked the whole time, and just kind of relaxed. So I left a 6:45 in the morning to go and take this test that I was hoping would only be an hour and a half. Of course, 265 questions and five hours later, I left the testing center, having taken every last question of the worst test of my entire life! Some people are chosen to take all 265 for statistics purposes, and are not necessarily doing so badly that they have to keep answering questions. I was hoping I was just one of the ones for the statistics. But knowing I took that many questions did not give me much hope. I actually cried myself to sleep that night because I thought that there was no way that I could have passed. The testing center allows you to pay a few dollars and get your results in two days, or you get to wait four weeks to get your results. So this morning before Zac went to work we got on the computer and I have never been so nervous. We waited for the screen to pop up and read down until the last line said Grade: Pass. (This is a pass or fail test, no percentages) I was shocked! I cried for like ten minutes and I was so happy. So I passed the first time, and I never have to take this test ever again! Today I am officially and RN! Yeah! I actually thought this day would never come, and to be honest, I still can't believe it!