Thursday, June 23, 2011

Relief Society Poolside Potluck

Tonight was the poolside potluck for relief society! It was actually quite fun! I got to know a lot of people and get to know the people I have already talked to even more. They had a great lesson too. It seriously makes me so happy to be in our new ward.

Yesterday the relief society presidency came over and visited. I really enjoyed it. I had told them about how  I am a dancer and have danced since I was 3...that came back to haunt me tonight. bahah

They had these hawaiin dancers come and perform. I forget what its called that they do, but they do that butt shaking thing. They made some people get up with them and go learn how to do it and dance for a song to it. Since im a dancer they all kept yelling at me to go up there. not cool! hahah, no it was kind of fun. a little awkward. but now I know how to hawaiin butt shake it!!

I love being apart of this relief society!! :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Skyline Ward

Today was the first day in our new ward!! We are in the Skyline Ward in the Queen Creek Arizona Stake. Going to our new ward brought me so much joy!! I didn't fully put my heart and mind into the last family ward we were at, we were at my moms and it just felt like a temporary ward. I know, thats bad of me. But I knew it wasnt permanent and in my mind I didn't even know how long we would be in that ward. But knowing that this is our permanent ward and we will be able to get to know the people in our ward and have callings and everything makes me feel so happy!! I will heart still belongs to the singles ward. bahah. jk. sorta ;)

 I was a little skeptical when we first got there. But like they always say, you can't judge a book by its cover! I don't think we had planned on staying the whole time but after we went to the clerks office , a brother told us to come with him to Gospel principles. So we went to that. Then I just did not want to leave. I really wanted to stay for Relief Society! I was just so happy to be there. The sisters in Relief Society were soo nice. I had quite a few people come up to me and say hi and introduce themselves and these other 2 sisters told me to come sit by them.

There arent very many young couples...atleast not as young as us. And we are pretty sure we are the only couple without kids in that ward haha. But its a smaller ward, and im so so excited to be in it!! Theres a relief society poolside potluck coming up that I am already excited to go to!

I actually spoke today too in relief society! that doesnt happen very often ha. I was just so happy to be there and spirit was so strong I just felt I needed to! It felt so good to go to church today. I am so excited to become a part of this ward and get a calling. I really want to focus on getting my Patriartical Blessing. sure I spelled that wrong. I find myself at peace knowing that we are going to become a part of this ward and it makes me feel so strong and happy knowing that blessings that will come for Chadly and I.

Today, I realized again why this church makes me so happy. It was one of the best decisions of my life to join this church.  I can't wait for all the more happiness thats going to come to us!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Im your girl and your my man, and were makin plans!

Last night I had started writing this blog, but then we had some water tester dude come to our house so I got interrupted. But I was writing about how excited I was for all the plans that Chadly and I have! Then this morning I heard a song by Miranda Lambert called Makin Plans. Its perfect!

anywho. We have lots of plan in store :) well, maybe not lots, but a couple! ha. I can't really say what they are.  You will all just have to wait and see! But ill say its not kids yet :) haha.

Ok, ill say one! We have our goal to be sealed in the Temple for Time and all Eternity!! We can't wait! I can't even imagine what it will be like or feel like going into the Temple!

I always think back to before I met Chad when I stopped believing in marriage. Its kind of sad actually. I didn't think it was real, and I didn't believe that two people could actually stay together. And I didn't think that there was really someone out there who would accept me for who I was and if they did, I didn't think they would last a lifetime.

Chadly changed all that for me. I think Chadly is def a great example of a person who truly loves another. For those of you that really know me...Chadly has been by my side through everything an supported me even when he didn't quite understand. We have been through a lot in our short time being married. He has had so much patience and care towards me. I dont know how he does it! But he is amazing. I love my life with him. I love that I believe in our marriage and that we can be together forever.

To Write Love on Her Arms.

Chadly and I wear these wrist bands. Its an organization that supports people that deal with depression and self harm and eating disorders and things like that. Its an amazing movement! We support :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011


 I am beyond grateful to have the family that I have. I was extremely blessed to be brought into the Goodman family! They all have the most genuine hearts and have really shown me that family is forever. In this short time we have been married, they have all been there for us through everything. I don't consider them my in laws. They are my parents, and my brothers and sisters.  I love spending time with them! Its always so much fun. I always think about how they will be my family for forever. 
I didn't grow up with many cousins or any younger cousins. My family is pretty small. I never knew the love I could have for all my nieces and nephews! They sure know how to make me smile. They are the most precious kids, I love them so much! 

This is me and Chadly and our niece Lilly at a halloween carnival in Benson

Me and my sister Brooke, and her daughter Lilly. Lilly was getting crazy haha :)

 Me and my niece Braelyn!

Lilly and Marlee
 My nephew Crewser. He gives the best loves! He always runs up to me when he sees me..calls out my name "risa!" and gives me the biggest hugs! Hes such a snuggler too. Melts my heart.
Chadly and our niece Madi. Love this pic of them :)

Fun day at the zoo!

We drove with Brent and Brooke to Madi's baptism in Thatcher. Lilly and I were entertaining ourselves!

 Braezer and Carlee at the zoo!

My nephew Koye!

Crewser, Madi and Koye :)

Chadly and Marlee. so precious!

My Goodman Family. Love them so much!
Can't forget about my little Cappo family!! I love them so much, and I am also so happy that the Cappos and Goodmans get a long so well :) I am such a lucky girl to have such amazing family!! Besides my Chadly, my mom and brother are my rock <3

Our new home :)

It's been quite some time! We are all settled into our new house and we absolutely LOVE it!! Its out in San Tan Valley, its kinda out there, haha but we love the area. There's all sorts of animals out here! We love being closer to our brothers and sisters too! We get to spend more time with them :)
We can't wait to someday start our family in this home! Its 4 bedroom, 3 bath. So plenty of room for the wee ones!! But thats not for quite some time :) 
It feels so nice to come home after a long day, to our new home, where it so peaceful outside and just spend the rest of our day together. I love love love being married!