Friday, September 19, 2008

A Little Time

I have a little time before I have to go to work, so I just wanted to write down some things since I never seem to find time to write in my journal anymore...

I always thought summer was my favorite season, but with how pretty it has been lately and seeing the colors change in the mountains, maybe I like fall better. Summer can be too hot sometimes, but in the beginning of the fall you just need a jacket, and the leaves are going to be SO pretty in a couple more weeks. I can't wait to go on walks through them and play in them with Russ. :) Also, fall wouldn't be as pretty if it weren't for the mountains. I love Utah (until it gets cold, then I will probably not like it)

Friday afternoons are great because I get home around noon and then have about 4 1/2 hours to get homework worked on before Russ gets home from work. Well, today I accidently took a 2 1/2 hour nap, during which I had a dream that Russ and I had a baby. Except it was weird. She never cried - so consequently I thought she was dying because I realized I couldn't remember ever changing her diaper or feeding her, but I wasn't worried about it because she was so happy and content. The weird part was that sometimes she would be a baby and sometimes a doll and one time I went in to wake her up from a nap and she was a doll so I had to "put her skin on" to make her a real baby again. Super gross - it was like a rubber chicken or something (you could see the veins in her legs and the skinless head was black???), but I wasn't alarmed by that either. Russ and I had just moved into his parents' house (which wasn't really their house but it know how dreams are) and so I was trying to figure out how I would have time to take care of the baby and the vegetable garden and the dog we had inherited from them.

But even though this dream was SO strange and made no sense at all, it felt really good to have a baby and to know that Russ was my husband. It made me really exited for the life-changing events the Holdens and the Killions have coming up as their daughters are born.

Also life-changing is that my roommate from Jerusalem, Elise, got engaged last night. I am SO excited for her! She is so much fun, and she helped me A LOT with addressing my wedding announcements so I have a feeling I know what I'll be doing around the middle of October :) But she is so cute, I just hope I can convince her to move into our complex so that I don't have to go to Relief Society alone!! :D

Friday, September 5, 2008

Loving Life

I posted a bunch of pictures on facebook and then realized some people (i.e. my parents) won't get to see them that way, so I think I will put a few of them on here again and tell you all about how the little Lee household is doing.

First, I wanted to do a top 10 of my favorite things about being Mrs. Russell Lee....

1. HANDS DOWN my favorite part is when one of us wakes up in the middle of the night and just cuddles with the other one, even if they don't wake up to notice it
2. Reading scriptures and having family prayer and having a husband who won't let us forget to do them!
3. I have a husband who brings home bacon! Sure, it is hard to do homework while he is playing wii, but he paid his debt to the university and now is rewarded with having no more homework
4. I actually know what is going on during the football games now! (not like when I went with TyRee and Abby and we weren't sure which was the ball was going...)
5. Russ tries his best to be helpful around the apartment and is doing great at living with neat freak, Adri.
6. I am pretty sure I laugh now more than I ever have before in my LIFE!
7. This sounds pathetic, but it is fun to be on the same cell phone plan so that we can talk to each other whenever we want
8. Knowing exactly what he ISN'T saying based on the various grins on his face
9. I have someone to cook with and cook for!
10. I loved getting my new social security card and BYU ID that said "Adrianne Loren Lee" on it.

Okay, there might be some other, better things on there too, but those are the first 10 that came straight to my mind. I think I had a realization this morning with both of us being so busy, sometimes it is HARD to think about him instead of just what I need to get done, but it's amazing to really feel the actual help Heavenly Father will provide if we ask Him to.

I also just wanted to post a couple of fun pictures to sort of tell what Russ and Adri have been up to!

For our honeymoon, Russ and I stayed at a FANCY hotel in Arizona and then flew to Salt Lake and saw some of the church history sites. We even went to a temple session in Salt Lake. It was my second one ever and it was REALLY neat to see a live session. We also went to Lagoon, which was REALLY fun and we had a great time there before we headed back to reality...

We, with a LOT of help from our friends, put together 2 dressers, three bookcases, a computer desk, an entertainment center, and a dining room table with four chairs. We are still only about 90% moved in or I would put more pictures up, but it really feels a lot more like home!

I don't cook like this every night, but I LOVE cooking (some dinners have turned out better than others, I'll admit) and I think Russ loves eating, so it all works out. But making big dinners makes me feel more like a wife than almost anything else :)

We love hanging out with our friends the Stapleys, Holdens, and Killions (and Carters but they moved :( ). This picture was during our murder mystery. Russ was the ski shop owner and I was a bohemian. I don't know why, but this one of my favorite pictures of all RussandAdritime!!!!

I am glad that the guys (Russ, Steve, Steve, and Chris) stayed such good friends so that when the wives came along we could form this group. I still love all of my old roommates and the girls from my floor, but this little married group is SO MUCH FUN! Everyone (for the most part...) made me feel welcome from the beginning and the wives especially are just loving and always willing to help or to listen, and that is really invaluable to me.

Mom. This picture is for you. Russ took it as I walked out the door (with food in my mouth) for my second day of school. Look at that...second day and I already had to eat in the car because we were running late. OHH well.

So, from Provo Utah, this has been a post from Adri Lee...loving life. Now I have to go do that homework I have been avoiding :)