In love & loving it!

In love & loving it!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Dogs, dogs and more dogs!

Over the past 8 week we have had the best/hardest times of our lives. I have felt like I’ve been in mom mode and to all you moms out there, you rock! Over the past 8 weeks our lives have consisted of taking care of 7 puppies. I have completely fallen in LOVE with each and everyone. I’m not even a huge dog fan but from the day I saw these puppies I was head over heels in love. I didn’t even mind getting pooped on. I think that is considered true love right there.
As silly as this sounds I absolutely loved watching Tanner with these puppies. He would wake up every day at 5 in the morning to calm down the puppies. (I'm surprised our neighbors haven't gotten mad at us.) He never even hesitated and would be out there within seconds. Who knew it was possible to love your husband more after seeing him with 7 puppies.

 The puppies left to their new homes on Saturday. (Holding back the tears as we speak.) It's a good thing we kept one so I'm sure we will be plenty busy.

 Here are a few pictures of the cute littler buggers, enjoy!


 (Here is the puppy that we kept. Say hello to cute little Saige. We love her to pieces. Why can't they stay little forever?)

Friday, April 24, 2015

Thank heavens for TINDER!

Has anyone ever heard of TINDER? I’m sure you have and I am here to tell you not every guy on tinder makes you want to run for the hills and never date again. I love Tinder, well not anymore because I already have my main squeeze but tinder will always have a place in my heart. I thought it was so silly and wondered what the heck I was doing on this app, but I kept using it. I deleted and re installed it about 10 times. One of those times I matched with a super cute guy, Tanner! I was so gitty and waited impatiently for him to message me.. I waited, waited and waited but no response.  After a few days I deleted the app again. I guess I got bored and uploaded it again and guess who finally messages me after 3 very long months, TANNER!! Holy moly I almost peed my pants I was so excited. I couldn’t believe this boy was talking to me. I hung out with his brother in high school and he was normal so I felt pretty safe with this one.

He finally asked me to hang out and you better believe I said yes. I guess I should have played a little hard to get but I had waited 3 months so playing hard to get was out of the picture. I had to wait like 4 days until our date. If you know me I am the most impatient person ever so waiting 4 days was tough business. When he picked me up I felt like a little girl on Christmas morning. I tried to act cool but I’m pretty sure I made a fool out of myself. First we went to subway and got some dinner to take on our little adventure. Next we went on a jeep ride. Once we got to the top of the mountain we ate our sandwiches. Tip of advice- If you are going on a date with a cute guy DON’T I repeat DON’T get a lot of mustard and mayo. Tell them to put it on lightly. I had mustard and mayo shooting out of my sandwich every which way. It got on my pants, the blanket and all over my face. Oh laws, I was a mess. When he took me home I was ready to kiss that boy. I’m not a kiss on the first date kind of girl but if he would have kissed me I definitely wouldn’t have stopped him. J But no kiss for me. We hung out pretty much every day after that. From day 1 he had my heart. Cheesy yes but I knew there was something different about this guy. And it wasn’t just his mighty fine looks.

The first kiss-
Hmmm… Okay so remember me the most impatient girl ever? Well, Tan made me wait for a kiss for like 2 weeks, 2 WEEKS guys! That’s a lot when I had been wanting a kiss from day 1. Confession: I almost kissed him because I couldn’t take it anymore. I was ready to give him a wedgie, stick my already licked finger in his ear or something not to pleasant. Hold up, let’s get something straight before I continue. I’m not a psychopath or a lip skank. I knew there was something special from day 1 and I had to see if there was a connection. I was terrified because I was actually falling for this boy and I didn’t even think this was possible after my  divorce.

One day he called me and told me to wear something nice because he was taking me on a surprise date. I knew this had to be the time for the first kiss. I mean hello, perfect opportunity right?  I had my friends Annie and Kenna help me get all ready. 20 shirts later I finally found the 1. First we went to CafĂ© Sabor then we went mini golfing. It was so fun minus the wearing high heels part. Another tip of advice- If you’re in high heels and your ball falls in between some rocks in the water, let your date get it, PLEASE! While basically in the splits, I slipped on the rock and twisted my foot. Real classy right? I'm sure my pants felt the same way with a big hole in the butt.  I guess it gave Tan a nice laugh and I attempted to act all tough, but inside I was dying. After that we finished our game and went to a look out spot up in Canyon Ridge. I was so ready for this kiss. My heart was racing and I was glossed up and ready to go. We talked for about 15 minutes and then BAM, sprinklers!! After freaking out I thought to myself, hmm this might be romantic. But to the jeep we went with no kiss. :( We started to head back to my apartment and part of me wanted to cry. My mind was going crazy. Does he not want to kiss me because I just made a fool out of myself? Would it be weird if I kissed him first? Maybe I should just do it? What if he doesn’t want to kiss me? What if I forgot how to kiss? Maybe he’s waiting for the perfect moment? (You all know you’ve been there.) We got to the light about a block from my house and it was red. We stopped and it stayed red for about 4 minutes. We were so confused and didn’t know why it wasn’t changing. We waited another 3 minutes and still nothing! Next thing I know Tan looks over at me and says, “Maybe this is our sign?”

Kassidy, “Sign???”
Tanner, “Ya, that I should kiss you!”

I’ll spare you the juicy details but he KISSED ME! And it was good, so worth the 288 hours, 10 minutes and 15 seconds that I had to wait. I was pretty proud at that very moment and wanted to give myself a fist bump because I didn’t have to kiss him first!  The light stayed red for another 5 minutes until a car came through the intersection. It finally turned green and he took me home. Guys this is no joke. The light really stayed red for a little over 10 minutes and we both couldn’t believe it. But hey I am not complaining one bit. I kind of enjoy red lights now. It’s a good excuse to make my cute husband lay one on me.

Everything was just so easy with Tan. I was so held back with a lot of guys and never wanted to get serious. Every time it got serious I pulled back. He took all my fears away and I’ve honestly never had a doubt about this boy. Some days I literally pinch myself to make sure I’m awake. It’s official, I am awake and I am completely head over heels!
Thank you tinder, you rocked my world!
PS- With his good looks we are bound to have adorable children.  :)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Updates :)

I'm slacking on this whole blog thing so what better way to get updated then to have 3 topics in 1 post. On Saturday we went to the Logan temple with Heather to get her endowments out. {Proud sister in law moment!} She is going to the Tucson, AZ mission and leaving at the end of May. I'm going to miss that cute girl. I seriously scored in the sister in law department. I have 3 of the best ones.

Emma- I've always thought she was so sweet since the first day I met her. I still remember it was my senior year in high school and we had a food day in seminary. Emma came into class and sat next to me and we talked the whole time. Who would have known I would be the lucky girl who got to have her as my sister in law. SCORE!

Hailey- I feel like this girl was meant to be my sister. She is into shopping, make up and hair. If you know me that's right down my alley. It's a good thing we wear different sizes or I would be over there stealing her clothes, daily.

Heather- This girl makes me want to be a better person every time I see her. She would do anything to help anyone. I love the fact that she is making such an amazing sacrifice to serve the lord. I wouldn't except anything less from this cutie. She's going to kick some serious butt.

Here's a cute picture we took after the temple. (3-21-15)

We also have been plugging away on house projects. I finished most of the painting inside and Tanner has been working on the yard. Here is my man putting on the new concrete topper. Who knew a concrete mail box topper could make you so happy?  The 50 year old bird house wasn't quite cutting it. So onto bigger and better things. Plus isn't he adorable? I'll keep him.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Trials make you stronger!

At age 19 I got married in the Logan Temple. Things happened and I stayed because I thought it was the “right” thing to do. I wanted more than anything to have a happy, successful marriage. I tried so hard but sometimes your life doesn't work out exactly how you planned it.

One day in September I heard the words I never wanted to hear, "I want a divorce." Boom. Completely broken and shattered my life was completely falling apart in front of my eyes. How could this happen? I've tried so hard and I've done everything I'm supposed to. Why me?  This was a common conversation that I battled with every night. I felt so alone. I felt that even my Heavenly Father had left me. I would pray for this heartache and pain to leave, but it wouldn't.

 It was hard to talk to others because they didn't understand. I was judged, I was looked at different and people who didn't even know me wanted to know my so called "drama."

 A few months later I finally moved out of my apartment and in with some girls. (Best choice EVER!) They made such a huge impact on my life. I finally started to become happy and feel alive. I started to realize how much my heavenly father really did love me. He loved me enough to give me a trial. A trial that made me step back and realize what I really deserved in this life. It made me stronger and showed me that I can do hard things. It taught me that I was never alone and I never will be alone. Just because my Heavenly Father wasn't answering my prayers in the way I wanted, didn't mean he wasn't blessing me in other ways. He was blessing me with hidden blessings along the way. I should have known he had bigger and better things planned for me.

 I thought for sure I was never going to get married again. When I finally started to date, a lot of boys were rude when they found out that I'd been married before. Example 1: "But you’re used up? Why would anyone want to date you?"  (Now that I think back, “used up, really?” I would like to call it “more experienced,” come on boys.)  I finally came to the realization that if boys weren't going to be understanding they weren't the right one for me. When I did find "the one" he didn't care that I had been married before. He loved me the way I deserved. And treated me like a complete princess. I never knew what it was like to be some ones top priority until I met Tanner. He made all the hurt and heartache worth it. If I never would have gone through this trial I don't think I would have appreciated this amazing man that God put in my path.

 Lots of stuff happens in life but there is ALWAYS a purpose. There is always a life lesson in every situation, good or bad. I would never in my WHOLE entire life wish divorce on anyone. But I can honestly say I am so grateful for that trial because I learned so much about myself.

 A few things I’ve learned since getting divorced:
-You can’t rely on someone else for your happiness. You are the sole deciding factor of your happiness.
-Every girl deserves to be respected.
-I am good enough. And just because ONE person didn’t see that doesn’t mean squat.
-You can’t make someone love you.
-There are still good guys out there.
-Finding someone who follows the temple covenants is more important to me than ever.
-You can find someone you KNOW loves you and would literally do ANYTHING for you.

So next time you hear of someone getting divorced, don't assume they didn't try. Or that they didn't give all they could possibly give. You don't know their story and it's not your place to judge. So be gentle & kind.

 (2nd chances rock! Isn't he the cutest?)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Getaway!

You know that point in your life where you just need a little vacation?? Yup. I was definitely there. Since we only had the weekend, Salt Lake was our best option! So to Salt Lake we went with our friends Garrett and Zandra. We left Friday night and went to the nickel cade. I felt like a kid again and I loved EVERY minute of it. If you haven't been I highly recommend it. Just a tip of advice.... bring lots of hand sanitizer. :) Oh ya guess who are the winners of Deal or No Deal? Yup you're looking at them. We won the $2000 price! Too bad only tickets came out. Maybe next time. :)

(Tanner kicked butt & got the high score..Wahoo! That's my man!!)

(Garrett and Zandra)
Next we went to our friends Ben and Caitlyn's house to watch a movie. I lasted about 5 minutes and then I was out. (Totally typical.)

On Saturday morning we took our sweet time to get up. I LOVE to sleep in!! I need to soak it up while I still can! We got up and made breakfast, got ready and headed to the Salt Lake temple. If you haven't been to the Salt Lake temple you are all missing out! It was such a neat experience. So if you haven't gone, hurry up and get there. You won't regret it! Promise. :)

After the temple we were all starving. We ate at the California Pizza Kitchen. Next came shopping, my addiction. But I didn't even buy anything! I'm still quite surprised myself. After shopping we went to the light show at the planetarium. It was pretty cool but for all you people with motion sickness... STAY AWAY! I was sick about 2 minutes into the show. My eyes stayed closed 95% of the time but what I did see was pretty dang sweet! So go check it out people!

I absolutely loved our weekend getaway. I didn't want it to end. It was so fun seeing our friends!! Now we are back to reality. It's sure funny how you get home from a vacation but then you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. Well I'm exhausted but here's to a new great week!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

So I guess when you get married you get all crazy and start a blog right? Well its happening. First I'll start off on a little update since a ton has happened since we got married. On November 13th, 2014 I married this hunk in the Logan Temple. Best decision I have ever made.

 I loved EVERY minute of my special day! Tanner is a complete sweetheart. Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure I am awake. If you would have told me I would be with a man like this 3 years ago I wouldn't have believed you. But I feel absolutely blessed every day. But anyways..... Lets get to the proposal part. (Its pretty much hilarious and If you know Tanner it is right down his alley.)

So it was August 29th. (My birthday) And we were going to dinner with my family at Olive Garden. Tanner called me earlier that day and told me he hurt his leg. I told him to go to the doctor because we were going out of town that weekend and I didn't want him to hurt it more. He's not the doctor type and told me no. Stubborn stubborn boy, no wonder he married me. So when he picked me up he was limping. I was a little upset that he wouldn't go to the doctor but to dinner we went.

We show up at Olive Garden and Tan literally parked in NO MANS land. But this was typical because his jeep is his baby. So I jump out of the jeep and next thing I know Tan is on the ground..... in the middle of home depo parking lot..... I go to help him up and he tells me he can't move his leg. As I try to get him up he tells me to untie his shoe. So as I start to untie his shoe I found the ring tied to his shoe lace. I didn't even know what to say when I saw the ring. I was in shock. But you better believe I said YES!!  

I had absolutely NO IDEA it would happen in the Home Depo parking lot! He definitely got me. We even made a bet because I "knew" I would know when he was going to do it. Lets just say he won the $20! And he can officially say that I don't know everything, like I like to pretend sometimes. Oh ps- His leg was never hurt. He should go into acting.

 Life is never boring with this guy. Tanner is always keeping me laughing and I honestly can say I got a keeper. Here's a couple more pictures of the past few months with this cutie.

Honeymoon in Good old Moab! So much fun!

Rupp Christmas party

Temple square lights
 A few more fun adventures-

*I now have a dog named Kea. She's a large dog and get this..I like her. People who know me know I only like small dogs. But I'm tellin ya, this dog grew on me fast.

*We bought our first house in Smithfield! (We love it!)

More to come. :)