Friday, August 21, 2009

Loving Our Busy Lives!

Hello, and YAY for entry number two! These last few weeks have been crazy due to the fact that…

*We are planning a wedding!
*We are trying to spend as much time together before summer is gone!
*Austin is working in the wee hours of the morning at UPS.
*Austin is starting a new season of coaching club volleyball for Molten.
*Austin is beginning a new job as a runner at a law firm.
*& I’m working my last days at In-N-Out in addition to starting my new job at True Imaging!

The Wedding!
We have decided a few things for our special day! First and foremost, our colors come from nothing but a...

PILLOW that my mom found at Target! I LOVE these colors! We are going to add black to this of course and put a touch of silver here and there in picture frames and such! Luckily we are almost set on our photographer, invitations, decorators, and my dress! Also, our address list is coming along great! My amazing AUSTIN spends hours upon hours typing up addresses! He is so wonderful! If you don't think we have your address, leave it for us and we will send you an invitation!

Summer days are almost over!
Here are some of the things that we have been up to...!

We attended one of Austin's family friend's wedding reception!

We went out to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law at Buca di Beppo!

My sweet Austin took me ice skating! We had a blast!

Our FAVORITE place to eat is the Thai House. We are weekly visitors!

We attended Katrina and Devin Cammack’s open house here in Phoenix!

We love being together!! :-)
[[By the way, Austin wanted me to point out that it is MY hand under his chin in this picture!]]

Austin’s Busy Work Life
So yes, Austin will be working three jobs now and will have a beyond crazy schedule! He works the EARLY morning shift at UPS and just added two more jobs; plus he is going to school full-time! He is kicking off the club volleyball season coaching the 18 year olds. I got the privilege of going and watching him pick his team at tryouts! I also snapped a few pictures of my man… :-)

His other new job will be as a runner at Maxwell and Morgan Law Firm! He will be assisting the lawyers in anything that they need him to do! I am so proud of Austin! He is such a hard worker!

Bye Bye In-N-Out Burger
So yes... to all my fellow In-N-Out workers out there, this is my last week at store 218! I am now working full-time at an imaging center where they do CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, mammograms, xrays etc. I do the paperwork. I love my new job, but will definitely miss working at my favorite fast food restaurant! I will definitely come back to visit!

So here is our life in a nutshell! We hope you all enjoy our blog! :-)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New Bloggers!

Well hello to all those fellow bloggers out there! You have officially entered the blog of Austin and Kaitie! We have decided to start a blog to let all of our family members, friends, and loved ones know what an exciting life we lead! I, Kaitie, will be doing most of the blogging, but Austin will be sitting by my side supporting me the entire time! :-) 
To start off, Austin and I will be getting married on November 21, 2009 in the Mesa, Arizona Temple! We are happily in love and very much excited to start our lives together! Because Austin and I knew we were meant for each other right away, there are many family members and friends asking us how we met, how long we dated, and how Austin proposed! Well everyone, this is the place for all of your answers!

Our Story!
Austin and I have a great story about how we met! It all started when I was up at BYU Provo this last year. I was talking to my mom on the phone one day and she started telling me about this handsome returned missionary that she saw at a stake activity! He was with his little sister, Jessie, so after asking around a bit, my family was able to figure out that he was her older brother!

So what does any typical girl do when they hear about a handsome boy?! She tries to find him on Facebook! I was his sister’s “friend” and so I looked up her family on her profile. When I found a guy that looked like the description my mom had given me, I added him as a “friend” right away! :-) Once we became Facebook friends, Austin started leaving comments on my page soon after! He also instant messaged me every time I came online! At that point, we had decided that we better get together sometime over the summer when I came back to Arizona.

The next thing I knew, I deactivated my Facebook account so I wouldn’t get distracted from schoolwork while on the computer…! I lost contact with Austin then for a few months. When I came home from BYU in April, I decided to start a new Facebook. One of the first people that I added was none other than Austin himself! Of course he emailed me on there right away! ;-) We quickly exchanged phone numbers and about a week later, I called him to ask if he wanted to go out with me and some of my friends! So, the first official day we met was May 28, 2009!!! That night we went with some people to Tempe Town Marketplace. For those of you who don’t live in Arizona, it is a huge outdoor mall that has a live band playing every Thursday night; and of course we went on a Thursday! Afterwards, we walked around a bit and went to Red Robin for some dinner... and guess who came and sat right by me?! Austin!!! :-) He and I both agree that on the first day we met, we instantly felt like we were best friends! We both felt so comfortable around each other!

Not even a week later, Austin asked me out on a date! With going out of town and conflicts in our busy schedules, the date didn’t happen for a few weeks. BUT we were both determined to make it happen. So finally on June 19, 2009, we went out on our first official date!!!!! From that day on, Austin and I have spent every moment we have together. There has not been ONE day that has gone by that we haven’t been together! We are so happy! We have come to the conclusion that we are PERFECT in every way for each other! I know that I personally could not have found anyone that fits me more wonderfully than Austin does! So within less than a week of dating, we already knew that we wanted to be married! People may say that it is quick, but there are times that you just KNOW. That definitely happened to us.


So less than a month later, on July 15, 2009, Austin proposed!!!! That day was an exceptionally long day at work, but when I got home at 5:00, Austin was standing in my kitchen with a big bouquet of red roses! It was adorable! He was also very handsome and all dressed up for a night out! I quickly got ready and we headed out to see the new Harry Potter movie! He knew that I had been waiting so long to see it! Afterwards, we went to one of my favorite places [even though I work there] and we took the In-N-Out to go! I had no idea where we were going to eat it, so I just sat in the car next to my love while he drove us to our mysterious destination. We ended up at one of his best friend’s house; where his quad was sitting outside the garage. This is a point, I will have to include a small flashback… At the end of our first date, Austin took me quading up the mountains that are near the big PHOENIX sign in North Mesa! We sat on the top of the mountain and overlooked the WHOLE valley! It is gorgeous up there! So on the proposal night, he took me up there again! So cute! This time, we put the In-N-Out in his backpack while we made the fun trip to the top of the mountain! When we got there, Austin laid out a blanket and played some soft music while we ate our mighty delicious food! I couldn’t have asked for a more romantic night with my amazing man! There was a lightning show off in the distance, some monsoon wind, and the lights of the big city going on for miles and miles. I won’t go into too many details, but that is when he got down on one knee and sweetly asked me to marry him!!! After my response, much loves, and Austin dropping the ring and losing it for a short while, I was finally engaged to my wonderful Sweetheart.

So there is our story, with many small details left out of course ;-) ...Because that is all you get for now! I hope to be updating this blog regularly with new information and fun activities that our lives bring! Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you again real soon! 

Much loves, Austin and Kaitie