Brandon's mom: You know, Elder Bartlett, Ashleigh has some REALLY PRETTY younger sisters.
Elder Bartlett: Oh, wow. haha.
Me: Yes, you are really their type. When you get to Utah you should go on a date with them.
Elder Bartlett: ..... okay... heh heh. *awkward silence*
Me and Brandon's mom: *laughing evilly*
For those of you who do not know, missionaries DO NOT DATE. But we were just trying to be funny since he is going home on Tuesday this week. It is pretty amusing how some missionaries act really weird when they get home because they are not used to dating or being around girls. I hope Elder Bartlett has a nice smooth transition back to real life. LOL.
Anyway, after church I just HAD to have a nap since I hardly slept at all. Brandon made another pumpkin pie while I slept. Gosh, I am so freakin' spoiled. But I have not eaten any yet because I only felt like eating really healthy food for some reason. So all I have had was "Cuties" aka California clementines (my favorite fruit in the winter) and coconut water. I won't mention the fact that I also tried these nacho snack chips from the Korean store. Don't worry, I will have room for pie an about half an hour.
After snacking a bit, Brandon and I just talked with each other, about how we can make life better, etc. We try to make a habit of checking in with each other every Sunday, reading some church articles, and just seeing what we can do for the well-being of each other. I think it is wonderful how we are able to talk to each other like that. It makes for some very good conversations and growing closer to each other. I feel honored to be married to him, and am very happy with our marriage and the way we are growing together. Even on weeks when we feel a little bit "off," we are able to come right back and get focused on what we are supposed to be doing to improve the dynamics of our lives. On that same note, we could not do all that without the occasional help of friends who really care about us. Today I was especially grateful to a dear church friend of ours (you know who you are) who was observant enough to pull Brandon aside and see how he was doing today. It meant a lot to both Brandon and me. It is just so good to have wonderful friends in this life who care about our physical as well as spiritual/emotional well-being.
Anyway, wow, this post ended up being a lot longer than I expected it to be. Right now we are just taking some time to wind down and relax and enjoy our last *wonderful* day before work starts again. I hope all of you have a good rest of your Sunday. xoxox
~Sincerely, Ashleigh Son