Sunday, November 13, 2011
This is my personal fav...
Okay, do you see how he looks at me? I am in love!
Ahh we are so stinking darling. I kind of love that he is holding my heels in this photo!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
When my family came in to sing happy birthday and give me breakfast in bed I kind of freaked out a little because I knew there would be no Jacob in my whole day.
Kami sprayed me with silly string to wake me. She said she did that because I like random things.
The cakes my mom made for my birthday. We each got our own cake! Man, my mom is the best!
Birthday lunch! I wanted to just have Pretzel's from the pretzel place at Town Square for my lunch but they didn't have cream cheese. Umm, what kind of pretzel place doesn't have cream cheese? So we couldn't eat there. We went to California Pizza Kitchen instead :)Okay, umm do I not have THE cutest family? My mom made me a blanket out of MINE AND JACOB'S SHIRTS!!! My mom is SO great! Kennadi gave me a build-a-bear. He is a little missionary named Elder Hansen. When your push his paw he says "hey Kacey, I love you SO much" in Jacobs voice. Kennadi had to record him saying that before he even left!
This is me with the gifts from my family :) They are so good to me! I really am so lucky! They all tried so hard to make my birthday perfect, they did a great job! I love them!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This picture doesn't even do justice to how excited I was when I got this letter!
Also, Tuesday's are his PDAY! So he was able to e-mail and update all of us! We have been going crazy since Wednesday! Mom (Jake's mom) and I have been waiting on pins and needles to hear from him! We pretty much are going to be living for Tuesdays for the next two years.
Jake is loving the MTC. He is the district leader! Is that really a surprise though? He likes his companion, Elder Bass. He prays, teaches and bears his testimony in Spanish. He was so worried about the language but we all knew he would be a natural. I love that he is so happy there! He is seriously so cute. Everything he writes makes me smile!
Elder Jacob Riley Hansen is the world's cutest missionary!
So to celebrate my letter, the e-mail, and my birthday I got some orange sticks :) No real relation, just and excuse to eat a yummy treat.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
My first thing from Jacob on his mission came! He sent me a birthday present :) He must have sent it before he left (what a thinker). I was so happy when this came in my mailbox and my heart just melted! I love him and this is the most perfect thing for this birthday this year!
My birthday isn't until Thursday but I couldn't help myself...so Happy early Birthday to ME!
He is wonderful!
Friday, October 28, 2011
I love everything about this time of year. Even though I love it, I would really love if it would pass...quickly! Why? Because once it's over that means only 1 more of each one until Jake comes back! Also, on my birthday (next week) I will be 19 and I will be 20 when he gets home!
Man, I miss my best friend!
My family always goes all out for our ward Trunk-or-Treat. Is is a really fun tradition! I love my family and how cute we are! This year we were Who's from Who-Ville. So we decorated my car like Christmas with presents, a tree, snow, a countdown, the whole get-up. It was kind of darling. I felt like a celebrity because everyone wanted pictures of us.
This is me handing out candy canes to the little ones :)
The parentals. My mom with the Grinch! He thought he was so funny by freaking out the little kids by telling them he was going to take their candy.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Here we go...This is a my count down. (you can see the one dot filled in already) with my sharpies to make is pretty. A letter box to hold those things and a picture of my hansome missionary.
On June 2, 2011 my best friend in the entire world was called to serve in the Mexico, Mexico City South Mission. He would be repporting on October 26, 2011. I was really excited about Mexico but also kind of mad that I had to wait 5 months for him to leave...the longer it took for him to leave, the longer it would be until I get hime back.
So finally after 5 months the time has come!
I have really kept it out of my mind, the more I thought about it the crazier I got. But I had to face the inevitable.
This past week has been a huge roller coaster. I have gone from being so happy to uncontrollable tears. Every single night for a long while now I have prayed for peace. I wanted the feeling of peace knowing that everything will be okay. That's exactly what I got :) Oh the power of prayer!
Jake's farewell was Sunday, October 16, 2011. I had been looking forward to and dreading this day. I knew it: I was going to be a complete wreck! But...I was the complete opposite! I maybe cried a little while he was speaking but other than that, complete peace. I spent the entire afternoon with Jake and his family. I felt at home! I felt so relaxed and happy! I have always kind of known that I am going to marry Jake one day, but today I really felt it. This is where I belong.
The whole next week was fabulous! I spent just about every waking moment with Jake. We never get sick of each other :) We are great!
I have dated Jake for over a year now and have enjoyed every single second of it! Jake has made me a better person. I would not be who I am today without him! I love him!
Jake was set apart on Monday, October 24, 2011. That whole day I was pretty much counting down the hours. I was there while he was getting set apart. It was so beautiful to be there for. The spirit was so strong. It was amazing to hear his testimony. I am so proud of him!
He really is going to be the best missionary!
The handshake after he was set apart...
Thursday, October 6, 2011
September was an eventful month to say the least...
On the 17th, Jake and I had been dating for 1 whole year! Now we know that celebrating dating anniversaries is almost not okay but since he will be gone for the next two years we decided it was okay. So he got me roses :) and a cute little ring for my thumb!
On the 16th Jake turned 19! My mom made Jake the most adorable cake! It was perfect for Jake because it was a monster and Jake has a little thing called the stress monster! (shh...don't tell him I mentioned it)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
I am not sure how a feel about summer coming to an end.
This is Kennadi doing a back flip off a cliff. Lakes trips are the best :) Mine consisted of yummy snacks, tubing, wake boarding, friends, family, cliff jumping, and memories.
Shopping!!! With my favorite girls.
One of my favorite parts of summer...spending time with my man! Part of the reason I am unsure about summer ending is because it also means Jake leaving, I loved having all summer long :)
Wish me luck as I take on a new year, new friends, new challenges, new memories, and new experiences!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Here is a little glimpse of the wonderful life I live and the most wonderful man to take me out on dates...
We go the the temple! Some of the best dates are those we take to the Temple :)
This may be a little foreshadowing... :D He has said I look good in white ;)
We get active! We go snowboarding and love it! I am better than Jake because I pretty much jump, do tricks, whatever!
Okay, okay...so I may not be doing that just yet and Jake may be the better one...
We go to the STRIP! Umm hello we live in VEGAS and LOVE it! On our very first date we went to the Strip so it has a tender place in my heart.
Recently we went to THE VOICE concert! This was awesome because we are faithful watchers of the show and we love them!
Sunday, August 7, 2011
I am having a happy day because I feel cute today!
This past week I got to go on TWO dates with Jake! What a week!
This is my favorite! Umm...look who I get to stand next to :) I get to wait for this boy while he Serves our Heavenly Father. He is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. I am the luckiest girl in the world. I pretty much worship him :)
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
I have known Emmanuel for about 6 years now. We had a few classes in 9th grade together. He always stood out to me as one of the nicest guys I have ever known.
Throughout high school the swim team sold burritos during lunch. I hunted Emmanuel down because I knew he would ALWAYS buy a few, and he ALWAYS did.
Last summer Emmanuel was baptized and became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. "The best day of my life" -Emmanuel
The path he has taken since joining the church has not been easy. His family did not support him, as an 18 year old buy that had to be VERY hard. Emmanuel knew that he had made the right decision and continued to remain faithfull. I am so proud of him for continuing to stay so strong when it got so tough!
The day that Emmanuel was able to he entered the Lord's house and did over 100 baptisms. He truly is an example.
When the 2011 school year started Emmanuel got together a small group, myself and Jake included to go to the Temple every Friday morning. We arrived every Friday at 7 a.m. which meant we had to get up at 6! Yes, crazy but worth it! As the school year went on the Friday morning group grew and grew. By the end of the year there were over 20 students involved all because of one man, Emmanuel, was such a good example.
Emmanuel invited a guy from school (Steve) to join in on group activities like UNLV football games and movie nights. Because of the leader and spirit Emmanuel has with him he influenced Steve in such a way that he too was baptized. Steve is now one of my very good friends.
Emmanuel is the kind of person that everyone wants to be around. Just about everyone who knows him feels like they are his best friend! I want to be that kind of person!
Today he enters the MTC to serve a two year mission in Mexico. He will without question be one of the best missionaries the world has ever had.
Emmanuel is one of my best friends and I love him! I am so proud of him and the influence he has had on my life. I am a better person because of him.
"Missionary--someone who leaves their family for two years so others can be with theirs for eternity" Emmanuel's favorite quote!
A few friends getting together to celebrate Emmanuel!