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I've kind of dropped off the face of the blogging earth since being married.
I thought I would be better about documenting our little newlywed life, but suddenly I have to do dishes, make dinner, do laundry, decorate our little home, go to work, snuggle my husband, go on newlywed dates, and everything else that just seems so much more important than sitting at my laptop and blogging...
But, I'm working on juggling it all.
As for now, I'm feeling pretty darn content.

We're really really enjoying this whole married life thing. 
It's the best feeling knowing you have your best friend to do anything and everything with. 
As much as I love our home, I really enjoy getting out of the house and doing things.
So, here's what we've been up to as of recent:

> We hiked the Y for my first time ever! I'll admit it... It was a whole lot harder than I thought it would be. Probably because Hunter practically ran it. That man has some long legs. He's also incredibly competitive and made sure we beat the couple that started ahead of us to the top, which we did. At least he let me take a bunch of pictures at the top. 

>We're loving teaching primary. Kids are hilarious, and Hunter might as well be a kid so they all love him. I get close to tears every time he bears his testimony to them. Even though most of them are hitting each other, fiddling their fingers, jumping up and down, or spinning around in their chairs as we attempt to teach, we are really loving this calling.

> We have a wedding video, I just can't seem to finish editing it. We have over a thousand wedding pictures, I just can't seem to post them on this blog. We really did get married, and it really was a wonderful day, and one day I will actually make a post or two about them. Maybe when we've been married for 6 months... ha kidding.
But on the note of our wedding: Our wedding book just came in the mail and I can't stop looking at it :)

> We went to Saint George "for" my birthday this year. Oh yeah, I'm 20 now! Woohoo! It was really actually because Hunter got asked to help with a youth football camp along with some other BYU football players. I'm so glad we went :) Every single penny of the trip was paid for. The wonderful man hosting it all, who insisted on us calling him Gator... paid for our gas, hotel, and every single meal! It was quite the sweet setup. While Hunter was out in the ridiculous heat teaching those kids I went to the outlets, laid by the pool, and spent the whole morning throwing up... Yeah. On my birthday. That was not cool. Oh, and because I'm sure all of you are now wondering, I'm not pregnant. I took a test. And it clearly only had one line. And we aren't even trying. So, I'm just throwing that out there. We also climbed through some caves. It was pitch black so thank goodness iPhones now have flashlights. The walls were sparkly and there was even a bat. Then the sheriff told us he was going to cite us for being there when the park was closed. He then told us he was a die hard BYU fan and would let us all go. Which led to him telling us he actually ran into one of the other guys who decided not to climb through the caves who told him to mess with us. Ha! That sure got my heart racing. 

> Hunter is on a lame diet where he will pretty much only eat chicken, veggies, and rice. Blahhhh!! If any of you have some brilliant recipes to jazz up chicken I will forever be thankful.
I'm making pulled pork next week. I don't even care. 

> The peanut butter oreo shake from sonic is amazzzinggg! Oh and they also think that banana cream pie is the same as coconut cream pie. But it's not. Our server named cookie argued with me about that. I finally gave up. It still tasted good. 

> Don't bring your husband to Target unless you know exactly what you're looking for and are guaranteed to be out of there in 15 minutes. Ha. That was a comedy. But I still love him.

> We just booked our belated honeymoon cruise and I am SO excited I can hardly stand it. I spent an hour on the phone last night trying to get it all squared away because they told me I needed a guardian over the age of 25 with me since I'm not over 21. On our honeymoon... And I'm married... They finally figured it out and we're all set to go :)

> Other than those things we're pretty busy with our jobs, Hunter's schooling, football, making late night breakfast, going grocery shopping, experiencing the yummy restaurants in Provo, and making frequent trips to the Jacuzzi. I sure do miss San Diego still, but Utah isn't so bad when you have your best friend right beside you :)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy




















1 comment

  1. you're seriously the cutest thing, and you and Hunter inspire.
    keep up the amazing work as a wife, i'm sure having him back (plus having him as your husband) is all so worth the wait. I am a missionary girlfriend right now, and look up to you and Hunter. Thank you for being such a wonderful example! xoxo

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