Monday, October 4, 2010

Newly Sharpened Pencils and Hard Work

The new school year has started! I went shopping with my mom and little brother for his new school supplies. He is in 9th grade now, he was picking out his notebooks, pencils and backpack. Now to him school starting is a death sentence. I remember feeling that way. Summer was over and so was my fun.

Oh my how my attitude has changed. I was SO jealous that he got to get new pencils, notebooks and supplies. I am so jealous that he has school for free and gets to go learn all day. I miss it so much. I miss having papers to write, tests to study for and books to read. I miss taking notes on a lecture and that feeling you get when you finally catch on to that math principle your teacher has been talking about for days. I miss having a book to read and then report on. I miss having homework and having to study.

I watch my husband, who is working so hard for us, do his school work and I am so fascinated by his classes. I want to know what he is learning and discussing in his classes. I want to help, (even though I have NO clue how to help).

But the real reason I wanted to post was to tell my sweet Jason how much I appreciate what he is doing for us. He works so hard every night on his school work, after working 8 hour work days. To me there is no better way to create a good stable future for us than an education. I am so blessed to have a husband who is willing to work so hard to provide and to plan for our future. I want to thank him and make sure he knows all of his hard work does not go unnoticed. Jason, I am so proud of you and I love you so much. I know he doesn't always understand my jealousy but he is so sweet to talk to me about school and let me help when I can. I love you Jason!!!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Catch Up.....

I am horrible at keeping up on blogging, but I am trying to get better. To tell the truth there is not that much to tell, lol.

This summer is going by so fast. I used to never understand why my parents said time went by so fast but the older I get the faster it moves. We have not done a whole lot but the few things we have done have been a lot of fun.

We recently went to the Schauerhamer family reunion. The first day we went to Seven Peaks, and to be totally honest Jason and I were not sure how excited we were for that part, except that we knew our nieces and nephews would be really fun. So we went and it was really actually a great day. We had a lot of fun seeing people we had not seen for years and catching up. It was really fun to see everyone have fun. Like seeing Aunt Joyce going on one of the water slides. Well to be honest, hearing her then seeing her. She had a blast, it was like she was a kid again. It was a very hot day and the water was a nice way to stay cool.

We spent most of the day with Stacy and her family. Kayla was a lot of fun, she would not go near the mushrooms in the kiddie pool that sprayed water, but the waves in the wave pool did not seem to phase her. Although they did knock her over, she is so tiny. Then David and his kids came and we spent some time with them. Eliza was so funny because she has no idea she can't swim. Even when she went under the water she was so mad that you would grab her and save her. Degory and his imagination is always so much fun. I love that he lets me be a part of his fun world. I am lucky to be his aunt.

The next day we went to a park in Provo Canyon. Jason and I had managed not to get sunburned at Seven Peaks at all, I was so proud of us. I mostly spent the day in the shade next to Courtney, the kids, and whoever else came to visit in the shade. I finally go to meet Jason's cousins, Shane, Shawn and Troy. He has told me so much about them and he really thinks a lot of them so it was fun to put faces to the names. We had a really fun time getting reacquainted with a lot of Jason's Schauerhamer side.

On July 3rd, we finally made a trip up to Evanston. We used to be so good at visiting but we have kind of faltered lately. We went on a hike to Mount Baldy (I think that's what it is called). It was a fun hike but a difficult one. The view was amazing and we really enjoyed seeing all the lakes from up there. We watched Degory and Eliza do sparklers and that was really fun. Eliza really got into swinging those sparklers in circles.

On the 4th we got to visit my family. I really enjoy talking to my parents, they are so much fun to be around. Then we went to Jason's parents for dinner and almost everybody was there. It was a lot of fun to listen to Jason, David and Jared tell us about growing up together. It was funny and informative. We did some sparkler with Kayla and Nathaniel and then Stacy, Jason, Danette, and I did some more.

We are very lucky to be able to see our families so much. I love that we are close both of our families. They are so much fun and so loving. We had a lot of fun at David and Liberty's they are so welcoming and I always love spending time with them, as soon as I leave I am planning my next visit. (I don't know how they feel about that, lol). LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


One of my friends, (thanks Erin), did this on her blog. I have had a bad attitude lately because of so many trials in my life. I think I too easily get caught up with what is wrong in my life and I too think its time for me to count my blessings.

1. A wonderful Husband who tries endlessly to make me happy. I am not an easy person to deal with and Jason is truly a wonderful blessing. Love you!

2. A great family that I always have a blast with. My family is endless laughs and I can't tell you guys enough how much I love you guys!

3. Neices and Nephews who are so loving and amazing. I love the imaginations they have and that they let me play with them and be a kid again for a little bit.

4. In-laws that are so loving and welcoming. I am lucky to have married into such a wonderful family. I have so much fun with all of you and want to thank you all for making me feel like I belong. (and your patience with me while I grow up)

5. Our new apartment. It's taking awhile but it is slowly becoming a home, we are lucky to have it.

6. Jason's job. With this economy and through my job search I am learning how truly truly blessed we are for Jason's job and the stability it gives us.

7. Incredible friends. When all else is wrong in my life I have loving friends who take the time to let me know they are there for me. They make sure I know I am loved, and I can't believe how lucky I am to have them.

8. A car. With all my parents troubles with cars lately and even our recent car adventure, I realized I am blessed to have a car to rely on.

9. The Gospel. When I look at these celebrities who have so much money and get the world at their fingertips I get jealous for a second then I think even that is not worth trading the gospel for. I am grateful to have been lucky enough to be born where I was, when I was, and Because of that I get to know that I am a daughter of God, and be married to the love of my life for eternity.

10. Siblings, who though we test our limits, are more than just siblings, they are my best friends. I look forward to my time with them. I am a lucky girl to have hilarious, and compassionate siblings. You guys are awesome.

11. This country. Watching the news you hear so many awful things going on and I get to live here, where my biggest complaint is that congress is too partisan, (I have bigger ones, but you get my point.) I get to speak my mind and vote and have the right to be involved in the process of our country becoming what it is.

12. Financial Aid, though we will have to pay it back, Jason gets to go to school and set up our future. We could not do it on our own.

13. The ability to choose what I will be when I grow up. There a many women in this world who dont have the chances or options I do.

14. The Atonement. What a blessing it is to know we can change and be better than before. I am so grateful for that. I have used that blessing more times than I care to share but I am so glad to know that even if no one else realizes how much I have changed or grown that My Savior will know and bless me for it.

15. Marriage. I am so grateful that I get to be tied to my best friend for the rest of my life and onto my eternity. I am blessed to have been chosen by such an amazing man and by someone that is so patient.

With everything going on lately I have gotten swept away in the negative and I need to open my eyes and see how much the Lord has given me. I am so blessed.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

5 Years And Counting

January 14th was our 5th year anniversary of our wedding. Wow it goes by so fast. I cannot believe I can say I have been married that long.

First, I want to say how much I love my husband. He is my best friend and I cannot express how blessed I am that I have him in my life. Jason is so caring and sweet and patient. He has helped me become a better woman. We have endured MANY MANY challenges together and I am so grateful to have had such a wonderful rock on my side. I want him to know how proud I am of him. He works hard for our little family and does so well. I am so proud of how well he is doing with school. Jason, you are the most amazing man. Your really are my best friend and the love of my life. I love you and thank you for how patient you are with me. We have seen each other through some very tough things and I am sure there are more trials to come but I want you to know that I could not ask for a better support. I cannot wait to share the rest of my life with you.

As for how we celebrated that landmark (at least to us so far) annivesary....well we were both sick. I think I had in my mind that our 5 year would be this grand celebration! Instead we both were coughing like crazy, went through at least one box of tissue EACH (easily), Jason had a fever, and we both went to bed around 6:30. Exciting. But in a strange way it was a great way to celebrate. We spent the day just us. Although very sick and not all together with it we were able to enjoy our day and not make a big deal of it. To me the best part of being married and just being with your best friend always.

There are a great many things about marriage that I think surprise me or that I never thought came with it. But I think the thing that surprised me the most is the sweet perspective it gives you on your parents (both sets of you) marriage. Mom and Dad Haws, and Mom and Dad Day both have anniversaries coming soon and I thank them both for the love and the support they continue to give us. But what I mean is I look at my parents and I think how sweet they are. I know I put them through and lot, and I know their children continue to test their limits but their love and endured it all. I love that after 26 almost 27 years my parents are still so in love and still stand by each other's side and show me what I have to look forward too. And look what came from their love.

Its funny but I want to thank both sets of our parents for how amazing they are and how they continue to teach us, ESPECIALLY for the ways they teach us with things they don't know are teaching. Also we are so happy for you all to celebrate the years you have had together, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY PARENTS!!!

And Jason, I am excited to see where life takes us and Thank you for being my hero for the last 5 years! I love you!!