Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My second home.

The break in TEXAS has been wonderful. but i'll blog about that later with pictures...What I wanted to blog about this morning was my second home. My home in jerusalem. I was watching a documentary with my father-in- law on Jeru, and it made me miss it, and miss the details and beauty of my home at the jersalem center where i lived for 4 months.
In my opinion, this building is a palace. it is up there with castles where royalty live. Everything is beautiful about it. i miss it, and want to go back. its weird to me tha in about a week it will have been 2 years since i have been to my second home. crazy, life has changed a lot since then. I mean i'm married for goodness sake! That is a big change, but a great change. i miss my second home and the people that filled it. i miss the furniture, the game nights, sitting in class and looking out the window that overlooks the city, and shabbot. the best day of the week, that without fail i cried because everything in life was perfect and beautiful. i miss it. i want to go back.

The stairs that goes to our 4 different floor levels.
The sign
One of my favorite things that makes the center so unique. This is the entrance to one of our dorms. its inside the center, but outside as well.
the grand entrance to the center.
One of the classrooms.
The arch pillars. one of the signiture features.
The library.

This is my friend Anne, with the sign that is on the busy main street to direct people where the center is. i love this sign. Stunning. this is the auditorium that overlooks jerusalem, this is where we have church. now u know why i cried every shabbot.
My home.

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Well, today we make the trip to Utah.
Then early before the sun comes up tommorow in the moring we travel to
God's Country....
Thank heavens.

Can't wait to wear our flip flops, get in our car and be able to just drive without snow or ice on the road. Feel the sun, eat at amazing places, and shop at some of the best shopping.
And be with family and friends.
Goodbye rexBURG and miserable weather,
Hello Heaven and sun!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


i am officially done with my portfolio. huge relief.
i am almost done with every single thing for this semester. all i have is an online test. relief.
i got a part time job today! . BIG RELEIF.
its only part time, but its something and i am grateful. relief.
its a job that goes hand in hand with my major. relief.
we leave for texas in a few days. super relief.
getting out of the snow, and into the sun. heavenly relief.
being with family and friends, beautiful relief.
applied to several places. hopeful relief.
got a wedding gift in the mail-target gift card. sweet relief.
hubby got me a jamba juice for my sore throat and cold. save my life relief.

life is good. and i feel like a big weight is starting to fall off my shoulders because the semester is almost done. its wonderful.

xoxox mrs. m

Sunday, December 12, 2010


I was tagged by Mrs. Kelsey Cole to answer this survey...

4 Shows I watch:
1. Say Yes to the Dress!-My ultimate fave! i want to to be a wedding dress consultant
2. Cake Boss- My husband and I love this, and we want to go to Carlo's Bakery in NJ
3. The Office-My husband is obsessed, so i have to watch it too...
4.The Bachelor-my guilty pleasure!

4 Things I'm Passionate about:
1.My family
2. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and the truth and life it has given me
3. Jerusalem and Traveling. Jerusalem will always be a home to me.
4. Wedding Planning and decorating! oh how i wish i could do this for a career!

4 Phrases I say a lot:
1. What the BIFF?
4.I will do it!

4 Things I've learned from the past:
1. You choose your happiness. You can never live for the future, or you will never be happy. you have to find happiness in the present.
2. God has such a hand and plan in my life. And because of that I am blessed.
3. As you attend church activites and are active in church, you forget what the world's view of beauty is, and remember that real beauty really does come from who you are in the inside. And what you are doing to build up the Kingdom of God.
4. This too shall pass. Things will always work out in the end if you do your part.

4 things I did yesterday:
1. Gave a huge presentaion for my class that was worth 400 points
2. Went to an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
3. Made chocolate mint buttercream cupcakes
4. Took ackward family photos with my friends

4 places I would love to visit:
1. South Africa
2. Hawaii
3. London
4. Australia

4 Things I'm looking forward to:
1. Graduating and getting out of Rexburg, Idaho
2. Starting a family with Justin (one day, not for a while)
3. Owning our own house and custom decorating it on my own, the way I want
4. Buying a car that I pick out! (dream Car, Lexus SUV)

4 Things I love about winter:
1. My Mom's house all decorated! (She goes all out and it's beautiful!)
2.Hot Chocolate with TONS of Whip Cream
3. Shopping trips with my best friend Sarah!
4. TONS of Christmas Traditions my family has.

I Tag my sister Nissa Lynn, Jessica Marcum, Ali Griffith, And Lindee Winter!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010


Dear Rexburg,
Justin and I desperately need jobs this winter. We need to make some kind of money. I hate that you don't have enough jobs for all the students that are here in Rexburg. I hate that you only pay minimum wage, when the last time i got minimum wage was about 5 years ago. That's rude. Please give me a job that I will enjoy during the bitter cold weather you will be bringing me. Thanks,