Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh The Holidays :)

Stewart has been having bunches of fun at his new job! It is right up his alley and he is finally doing something he enjoys! It's so nice to see him so happy and excited to go to work. He has been answering 911 call and doing a little bit of dispatching. Working for a university is a lot different than a city because he has a lot of responsibilities and does things that cities don't normally do. He even took a 911 call about a guy who got robbed at the dorms and they ended up talking about it on the news. It was fun to see him get all excited about it. He's too cute. His schedule has been weird but we have adjusted and I know it has made us appreciate the time we actually do get to have with each other. It's been such a wonderful blessing.

So our adventure into our new ward at church has been interesting. It seems no one has talked to us because we live in "the apartments"... Apparently the apartments are all the newly weds who come and go and are pretty much invisible. We are used to having a lot of responsibility in our ward and knowing everyone and everything. So it was a weird transition from the best ward ever to a family ward where everyone has kids and seems much older than you. Finally, after three months of being in the ward we got a visit from some guys in our bishopric. They gave us callings. YAY! We were ready to serve and finally get to know people. I  was called to be a primary teacher and teach our 3 year old sunbeams! They are so darling and innocent and I am so excited to get started. I think they gave me this calling in an attempt to make me baby hungry or something because kids seem so appealing when your able to give them back to their parents at the end of the day. :) Stewart got called to be a ward missionary. We think its because the ward mission leaders name is Stewart too and he seemed to be the only one who would say "hi" to us on Sundays. Stewart is excited. He served a mission in Chile and has been home since May 2010. He is a wonderful missionary.  He is a great teacher and has so much knowledge about the gospel. For those of you who don't know Stewart, he is great with words and has a way of making it easy to understand. :)

We are super duper excited for Christmas! I am really NOT good at keeping surprises a secret. I love buying gifts for people. It's so fun to get them something they really want or need. I already bought all my husband's gifts. Let's just say he is a little bit spoiled. This is our first Christmas as a married couple and I went a little over board. All his presents are already wrapped and under the tree. He only knows what one present is and it's SO hard to wait till Christmas to let him see what the rest are. He is much more patient then me. We balance each other out.

This year we decided to start a new tradition! We went to the mall and picked out "Christmas Angels". That's were you basically pick a kid and go buy them what they want for Christmas. These are usually children who's parents cannot afford presents and since the economy is not the greatest there is a lot of children who need gifts.  We picked three children, two boys and one girl all under the age of 9. We were so humbled to see the Christmas Angel tree with all the tags hanging from it. We picked very carefully and it was hard to pick just a few children to buy things for. Some children need things as simple as clothing, shoes, and jackets. It was so sad to think that children go without these basic essentials when we are spending so much money on ourselves. We bought all the presents the children asked for and returned them to the Christmas Angel place. We left feeling so good and happy because we knew we did something special for someone in need. It really brought to perspective what Christmas is all about. Its about Christ and how he sacrificed everything for us, but yet it's so hard for us to do the same in return. It's a season of giving and serving. Truly the most wonderful season of all. :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Lots of News :)

 It's been a busy past few weeks and there is SO much to tell you guys! Stewart got a new job! Woohoo! He officially works for the ASU Police Department, doing dispatching with his step-mom, Anglea. So he will be taking all of ASU campus's 911 calls. Angela has been doing a great job of being his trainer this past week. He started on Monday. Hopefully, this will be a great way to start his Police career and maybe in a year or two or three he will become an officer. :) We have truly been blessed and our prays have been answered. We are really excited for this new adventure!

 So today marks Stewart and I's two month anniversary of being married. I know what everyone is thinking…. Two months?  That’s not even enough time to know if you like the married version of each other. hahaha! But we do :) We have had the most fun growing in love and learning about each other. Who would've thought about all the little things that come out into the open after you get married. There are so many things we want to do, so many goals we want to accoplish together. We are far from perfect but it's a wonderful ride together. I am grateful for a husband who loves me unconditionally. Who will pick me up when I am down and will be there for me through thick and thin. He's a perfect example to me.  It suprises me everyday. I think when boys go out on missions they come back as men. Although I didn't know my husband before his mission I know he is as wonderful as he is because his mission. I'm grateful for that. I'm grateful for HIM!

Requested?! (Hawaii Naked Man In OUR Bed Story)

 So many of you have asked us about our experience in Hawaii with the infamous naked man… So I thought I would share with you..

First, you should know that this happened the first day of our honeymoon. We had gotten so excited about Hawaii we did not sleep that night! So after arriving at the airport at 5:30am, for our 8am flight we were informed that our flight woud be 8 hours delayed… So this meant we got to wait in the airport for not 8 hours but 10 and a half hours for our flight to leave. We were given some food vouchors and send on our way. After playing on our ipods till they died, eating up our food vouchors, and me learning a little bit of Spanish from Stewart, we were finally able to board our flight. Six hours of flying over the ocean passed by and we FINALLY landed in our destination. HAWAII!!!! It can only get better from here right?!

Can you tell we were tired?

We arrived at our hotel. It looked fancy online. We didn’t purchase just the cheapest thing we could find… We slurged to get something half decent. We pulled up to the hotel and into the parking garage. :/….. $90 in parking for the week, paid to a guy who I'm pretty sure if I were to walk to the car by myself, he would attack me. Already this place gives me the creeps. We go up to the front desk and are given our room. Stewart asks the lady how big the bed is because the only thing our little paper print out says is moderate. the lady tells us it’s a double bed. So for those of you who have never seen my husband, he is tall… Like REALLY tall… Like 6.5 tall. A double bed was just not going to do. After the lady gave us a hard time and offered us two twin beds instead, she finally budged and upgraded us to a queen. YAY! We make our way up the elevator and find our room. Before we open the door Stewart says "No matter what, this is going to be a good trip. So lets put our crazy day behind us and have a good time." He opens up the door and all I can hear is "WOOOAHH! OH MY GOSH! WRONG ROOM! IM SORRY! " and he shuts the door. I immediately burst out laughing. Thinking my funny husband is just joking around. He tells me "NO! RUN! there is a naked guy in our hotel room! " We head back down stairs. While I think the whole situation was hilarious my sweet husband was not so amused. He says to the lady who we had just spoken with five minutes prior at the front desk, "First day of my honeymoon, and I find a NAKED guy in my room?!?!?!.." Apparently the guy had already called down stairs about the incident and they were all  freaking out too. Needless to say they upgraded our room.. We got to be on the "M" floor. Which is somewhere between ground level and level 1? Suposablely these are our their suites. Fancy right? Except for the KiNG bed, the room wasn't all that great… But oh well. We were in HAWAII and married for time and all eternity.. it doesn't get much better then that. :)

Our Hotel.... 

Our favorite part of our trip... Laie Hawaii Temple

Monday, October 24, 2011

Married Life Update :)

Married life is fabulous! We have had the best time adjusting to living together and combining our lives into one! Now that all the stresses of planning a wedding are gone we are able to focus on us and our new family :) So here's a lil recap about what is new with us. :)

We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon. Besides the 6 hour flight delay and the naked guy we found in our hotel room. We had a great time! It was so beautiful and relaxing. I wish we could just stay there forever, we definitely did not want to go home. We went snorkeling, relaxed at the beach, went to the Laie Temple, the Polynesian culture center, and Pearl harbor. We had a fun little adventure living in paradise for a week. Then it was back to reality and work. We love our little apartment but I hope one day we are able to go back to Hawaii and do all the stuff we weren't able too. 

So Stewart has a conditional job offer with ASU police department to be a police dispatcher. "Conditional" means that if he gets past all the test and such he will be hired. So far so good! He's supposed to start October 31st! He has his polygraph scheduled for today and psychological exam scheduled for Wednesday. So as long as he doesn't lie (passes polygraph) and isn't crazy (passes Psyc exam) we should have a new job!! For those of you who don't know Stewart. Stewart has always wanted to be an officer so finally getting his foot in the door and onto the right track is very exciting for us. Angela, his step mom, has been a police dispatcher at ASU for awhile and so he will get to work with her. Also, working for ASU allows us to get a nice BIG discount for schooling, so its back to school for us, hopefully for this upcoming semester. :)

As for me, I am still working customer service for ADT. I love my job. I am grateful for the people I work with, they make my job fun and I feel like I have grow so much the past year that I have worked here. It has taught me patience and really good communications skills which is always a plus when dealing with crazy customers. We just hired a bunch of new people and I really like ALL of them so that's always good :)

Me and Stewart have went thru car transformations these past few months. Stewart sold his Chevy truck and now has a  2006 Malibu, which helps us save a lot in gas. I think guys have a thing about driving trucks, so I felt really bad when we had to sell his. But he has adjusted well to having a car. :) I sold my little red Hyundia Tiburon too, and I now have a  2008 Pontiac G6. I really love it! Even Stewart likes it. :) :) 

Last week we took Kristi (Stewart's adorable lil sis) to the fair. She had never been before and we both had not been in forever so we decided to spend the day with her and then go to the AZ state fair. It was SOOOOO fun! We rode the Ferris wheel. We ate fried Twinkies and Snickers, and we even had Icees. We  won a stuffed unicorn! YES, you heard that right. A STUFFED UNICORN :) After wasting a bunch of tickets throwing darts at ballons, we finally won. Stewart was just a little annoyed with our excessive ticket spending on wining this unicorn but me and Kristi were so excited. We had looked through all the booths just to find one that had stuffed unicorns. hahaha! Ever since that day I have had a strange obsession (craving) for Icees. I think I forgot how yummy they were and Stewart is ok with my new addiction because he doesn't mind them at all either. :) Who wouldn't want a Icee all the time?! They are so yummy!

We went back to our old ward yesterday to see one of our good friends, Parker Brodale, give his mission farewell talk. Parker is probably one of the nicest guys I have ever met and he gave such a good talk. We were both really glad we went because we also got to see all of our  friends. We have only been married a month and a half but we miss everyone so much. It felt good to have so many people excited to see us. We love that ward. I'm pretty sure the worlds best bishop resides there and some of the worlds most amazing people. We have a special appreciation for it because not only did we meet there but I don't think we would be were we are today without it.

Sorry for such a long post! It's been a busy month and a half! but we promise to try to get this as up to date as possible. :) But moral of the story is being married is a blast. I love being with my best friend every moment possible. He is such a good hubby. He cooks, he cleans, he wakes me up with breakfast in bed and kisses. He makes me feel like a princess. We have enjoyed living together and figuring this whole marriage thing out. Its not always easy but  we wouldn't trade it for anything. We are so grateful to have each other and we feel we have been blessed in so many different ways. We have a new appreciation for each other. Being married is so much different then dating. Its a lot harder but at the same time there are so many benefits that out weigh all the hard times. Growing more and more in love has been the best. I'm so blessed to have married such a wonderful man.

The Ferrins