Fall is in the air and I am in love. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I seriously count down until the first day of Fall so that I can whip out my scarfs, boots, and cute sweaters. Plus this means many adventures involving crunchy leaves, pumpkins, and lots of Hot Chocolate. What more can a girl ask for. But with Fall in the Air, it also brings many changes to my little family. First is that we our completely out of school. This past summer Jake was giving a couple of tests that he had to pass to continue his PHD program. He was able to pass one but not the other. We feel good about this though. We both feel that this is the path that we are suppose to be on. We are growing and learning and becoming better people. We know that God has a plan for us and he will lead us where we are suppose to be, even if it is not easiest or clearest path to take. So Jake is now looking for a full time job. We are excited, curious, nervous, and everything thing else you can think of about this new adventure laying before us. It is strange to think that we could go anywhere. With Jake looking for a job and not continuing his PHD our goals have changes significantly. Now we are aiming at working for a couple of years and then going back to school to get an MBA. We are dreaming and scheming about the new adventure ahead, but for now we are trying to be patient with the job hunt and enjoy spending so much time together as a family. And we have been having so much fun together as a family. Yesterday we were able to take Emma to her very first pumpkin patch. She was in Heaven, running around examining all the pumpkins, playing with the hay, and trying to convince us to take all the pumpkins home.... it almost worked too. Instead she got to take home her very own little pumpkin and one pumpkin that we can use to color and decorate. Here is a little peek into our adventure...
This was the pumpkin Emma originally wanted hahaha.
I did it! I took the plunge and got my very own website! Thank goodness I have an amazing brother-in-law who is awesome with design, who really made this transition possible. Not only did I change sites, but I also changed up my name. My blog started out as "Oh! Sweet Goodness" and when I got married I changed the name to "History in the Making" since it was our wedding song. Now I think it is time to change it back to its original name. A name that helps remind me that everyday and in everything there is always some goodness.
So change your feed. Update your book marks. I have a new home!
Don't Forget the Google Reader is going to be gone forever in just a couple of months so follow me on bloglovin.
I am so excited about this change! I have so many new ideas in the works for this blog. So stay tuned for some exciting things happening.
In the beginning of the month of October 2009. One of my best friends asked me (finally) on a date. I was so excited when he asked me. I tried to play it cool for the rest of our conversation but I was doing a happy dance inside. He did not give me the slightest clue of what we were going to do. He was going to make it a surprise and let me stew on it for a couple of days.
Well the night of the big date arrived. I was a little nervous but sooooo excited.
If felt so natural as we drove to our destination. I have never felt so at ease. We could laugh with each other, joke around, and be serious.
I have to admit that it was so nice not to have to go through the awkward getting to know you phase. You know when you ask all the same questions...
Where are you from?
What is your Major?
What color is your tooth brush?
Oh you like that kind of music.. hmm... oh uh cool
Instead we know a great deal about each other so we invented a game. We took turns asking each other the most ridiculous questions all the way to the most serious of questions. It was difficult at times to think of questions that I didn't know the answer to, but it was sure fun.
After some time Jake parked the car at the base of R Mountain. He then exclaimed that we were going to climb to the top of the mountain to watch the sunset. I was pretty excited for two reasons. 1. Climbing the R Mountain was always entertaining because you could never find the trail. Instead you always made up your own trail. 2. I love hiking and climbing Mountains.
So off we went.
Confession... I may or may not of pretended to have had a hard time on some of the steeper parts so that Jake would have to hold my hand to help me ;)
Once we made it to the top, Jake pulled out a few more surprises. He had brought along with him Hot Chocolate and Hot Cider, little bit of yummy snacks, and a book.
There, as the sun set, he read to me my favorite fairy tale. Beauty and the Beast. I loved hearing him read to me. We did not get very far into the story when he stopped. When I asked him what was wrong, he stated "Why we need to sing of course" So we sang most of the songs from the Disney movie as we read from the book.
I was a goner. He had stolen my heart.
The Sun quickly made its way down from the sky. We packed up and headed down the Mountain.
Now remember how I said that you could never find a trail.... well we got lost. I was laughing so hard. When we finally got to the base of the mountain we ended up in someone's farm.
We kept joking around about what story we would tell if we got caught by the farmer. Luckily we found his car before to long.
I was having so much fun, I didn't want the night to be over. To my relief neither did Jake. So we went on a car ride and the parked and took a walk in the middle of now where. We talked and we talked. It seemed that we were never going to run out of things to say.
It was late when we finally made it back to Rexburg.
As I walked in the door, my roommates were all up waiting to hear all about my date. As I started to tell them about the Mountain, the Hot Chocolate, and my fairy tale story, one of them interrupted me.
"Wait!" she said "You need to put your jacket in your room." I started to laugh. You gotta be kidding, right? I mean who cares where my jacket is. But they all persisted. As they pushed me into me room I noticed something on my bed. Lying there on my bed was a bouquet of Roses and a little note from Jake.
He had one of his friends deliver the package to our apartment while we were gone on our date. That way I would have them waiting for me when I got home.
I was truly a goner. He had me hook line and sinker.
I knew that I had never dated anyone as amazing as this boy.
And I can still say that today. I have the most wonderful husband any girl could ask for.
A husband who still sing with me, dance with me , and watch the sunset any chance we get.
Today Emma and I went on a little adventure. I have been wanting to go on a walk to the park nearby and today was the day. Of course I choose the day that it was windy to go. Luckily Emma loves cool air and wind. She was all smiles on our journey. It was a beautiful day though. As much as I say that I miss Idaho, I do enjoy the sunshine and the warmth here. Emma and I had a lot of fun though. We got to swing on the swings, and people watch. Which is some of her favorite things to do. We also got to work on Emma's Valentines Day present to her Daddy. She is so smart coming up with gift ideas and all. I will give you a hint... it involves cute pictures of her.
But since it is a secret... here is a peek of her little photo shoot
Emma just can't wait to show you all of her cute smiles and pictures next week!