Miles of Joy

Saturday, April 19, 2014
Hey look!
The blog changed... a bit.

I had been debating whether or not to create an entire new blog when we got married.
I liked the idea of starting a newlywed blog.
It would be a clean fresh start.
Then I stopped myself upon realizing that it would just be easier to keep it all collected in one spot.
I still have a little fixing up to do but I thought I would let you in on the reasoning behind the title.

For the Joy of Life:
That's been around since the beginning.
The reason I started this blog was simply for a place to document all the joys life brings.
Though there are occasionally posts on the more dreary side, that's all a part of life too!
Some days I will literally sit staring at my computer screen for an hour re-reading old posts laughing, and remembering each memory.
I love this whole blogging thing. 

Miles of Joy:
My husband's full name is Hunter Miles Moore.
Side note: I used to call him Hunter Smiles back in the day  
My full name is Aleigh Joy Moore.
Since day one we loved using our middle names in regular conversation.
It just felt more personal and loving.
When I began rearranging the blog and figuring out how to incorporate Hunter into it I knew I wanted to add a subtitle using our middle names. 
Miles of Joy came to my mind quickly and it had a pretty nice ring to it.
We've already experienced so much joy in our lives but we have Miles Moore to go and this is the place I will be documenting it. 
The other day I noticed Hunter wrote something on our whiteboard.
I actually began to tear up as I read:
"Together we will create Miles of Joy"
Yes lovebug, That we will :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy



This morning I woke up around 7 am.
My throat was killing me for the third day in a row, I couldn't breathe out of my nose, and my head was throbbing.
The back of my neck was wet with sweat even though I felt ridiculously cold.
I sat up realizing it would be no use trying to go back to sleep but immediately felt dizzy. 
I started to cough and quickly turned to make sure my sweet husband who has his last few finals today was still asleep.
I made my way to the bathroom and blew my nose. Which oddly made me feel like I was going to throw up?
Now I was hot, and I mean reallllyy hot.
So I splashed cold water on my face and went to the kitchen to find any sort of medicine that might be some sort of help. 
I made a cup of fake tea (hot water, almond milk, honey, and tangerine juice. odd combo I know.) and went back to our bed.
Hunter was just waking up and I told him I felt terrible, unable to even swallow my "tea."
He was still half asleep but managed to put his hand on my stomach to offer some sort of comfort. 
He then got up to get ready to head out. 
I felt close to miserable and seriously considered quitting my job at the day care.
This is the second time I've been sick this month.
When am I supposed to build that immunity?
I closed my eyes for a second then opened them to see Hunter staring at me.
The first thing that came out of my mouth was... "Make me better."
His first response of "well, I don't know..." then turned into a very willing "I can give you a blessing."
My frustration of feeling crummy quickly turned into gratitude as I remembered that my husband holds the priesthood and can act in God's name to give me a blessing
He laid his hands gently on top of my head and tears fell from my eyes as I felt so much love for and from both my Heavenly Father and my amazing husband. 
Once he said all he was impressed to say, he hugged me, held me, and kissed me and I knew without a doubt that this man loves me and cherishes me. 
My night stand is covered in used tissues, my breath smells like cough drops, and my hair looks... well terrible and yet this man still loves me Moore than I knew possible. 
And I love him, with every bit of my being

One thing Hunter said was, "Through your faith in Christ you can be healed."
And that really stood out to me.
The past couple of days as I would wake up with a sore throat and a weak body I would go straight to the medicine cabinet feeling anxious and frustrated that I wasn't feeling any better.
But why did I not think to turn to my Savior?
The one that knows and feels my pain, the one that loves me more than I can comprehend, the one that asks so little of me yet gives so much in return.
The one that endured all things so I don't have to go through anything alone. 

As I pondered these things a little more once Hunter left, the trending hashtag and video "Because of Him" came to my mind and I now feel as though I can see the light at the end of the dark sickness "tunnel."
Because of Him I am sealed to my sweetheart not just for time but for all eternity.
Because of Him I am able to receive priesthood blessings from my Husband and feel my savior's love surround me.
Because of Him I know I can be healed from any illness as long as I have faith.
Because of Him I know that death is not the end and that families truly can be together forever.
Because of Him no trial will ever be too big.
Because of Him I can live again with God.
And that ^ is pretty darn amazing.

I'm so grateful for our savior and all that he did for us.
I'm so grateful for my sweet husband and for all he does for me.
And since I'm feeling all sentimental I might as well finish by adding that I am also very grateful for all of you who actually read this blog of mine :)

Happy Easter!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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A whole lot of nothing

Monday, April 7, 2014
I'm bored and I have some thoughts.
Here goes it!

Today we joined our checking accounts.
I also activated my credit card I've had for almost a year.
We're still pretty clueless about a lot.
Like taxes.
But that's okay because our parents do still exist and we have some awesome friends that help lots.
Our list of "to do's" gets longer by the day.
Welcome to adulthood!

I've recently discovered that listening to the same music I loved when Hunter and I were not married people makes me incredibly emotional. I would day dream about what it would be like to be a married woman and have my lovebug to snuggle anytime of the day and sometimes my heart would even begin to race as I wished for those dreams to come true.
All of a sudden I'm in the thick of it and living my wildest dreams, and well... it's pretty fantastic.
Remember when we were 14 and 15 and called ourselves "just besties" and only dreamed about waking up in each other's arms? 
Marry your best friend people :)

Decorating can be fun, and overwhelming. 
But mostly fun
I suddenly am 10 times happier living in Utah than I was two weeks ago just because there are curtains covering the windows, a new rug by the couches, pictures on the walls, and endless kitchen supplies. 
I think I might actually like it here!
The sun is also shining today so that could easily be adding to this happy streak.
Ask me if I still like it here when the weather decides to be bi-polar again and we'll see what I'm thinking. 

I've recently discovered a love for honey wheat pancakes.
I under cook them and make way more than I need to.
The leftovers go in the freezer so I can pop them in the toaster later on.
We also got a griddle as a wedding gift and I like making excuses to use it. 
I made some for dinner tonight because Hunter went to Ruby River with some team mates and he's the only married one so I wasn't invited since that might create some awkwardness. 
Whatever... I enjoyed my pancakes even though the smoke alarm went off.
I promise I'm a good cook!

I got a job!
I work at a day care, and it's hectic and awesome at the same time.
Some days we'll have 20 kids from the ages of 5 months to 5 years with only 3 of us older people and I kinda want to rip my hairs out when the older boys wake up the sleeping babies.
Some days the wee ones fall asleep in my arms and my heart melts into a giant puddle and I never want to leave them.
Not to mention it's at a hair/esthetician school where I get 50% off services.
Such as pedicures, eyebrow waxing, hair cuts... 
yeah it's kinda cool!

Hunter and I have a calling as primary subs.
We usually don't know which class we'll be teaching until we get to church.
I love it!
We've taught all different age groups and each of them bring new surprises.
Hunter likes the older ones best so far because he can actually teach a lesson.
I like snuggling the sun beams and playing. 
We make a pretty good pair ;) 
We've also already given a talk in our ward and another ward and that's pretty cool.
I like speaking more than I let on :)

I should probably clean up my pancake mess now.
I should also probably not have pancakes for dinner...
Well, that's all for now!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy