Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Home sweet Home

One thing I love about Christmas vacation is having a week to go back home to Utah valley and not having to cook for a whole week! Actually I love being around our families and having so many people to talk to. We spent the nights at the Wood's house and spent the days at the Jensen's house and countless stores. Christmas was pretty special. Talking with Kylee's brother Jeremy over in New Jersey and then watching everyone open the presents we gave them made it very memorable.
What I wasn't expecting was how excited I was to be back in Cache Valley last night. Coming home to our three little fish and a sink full of dishes made me feel needed and responsible. So Yes I loved being home for the holidays and Yes I loved coming back to our own home. Does that makes Sense? Logan is starting to feel very much like home.

~Jake, "Lucy I'm Home!"

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Special Occasion

Today was Fast and Testimony meeting at Church. Since the time I left on my mission to Peru I haven't gotten up to share my testimony from the pulpit. My excuse for those two years was that i got to share it everyday and others should have the chance to share their's. I don't know what my reason has been for the last two years though. I don't think there was a reason not to, I just didn't. But today I knew I had to. As a baptized member of the church I promised to be a witness of Christ in all times and all places.
So I sat there trying to think of what I was supposed to say. With the scriptures open in my hand I flipped through the pages hoping that something would come to me. I said a prayer asking God to help me know what to say. As I finally decided that with or without something to say I would go up and share what I know, I was given what I just prayed for. A strong feeling of love came over me as my thoughts turned to how today was the Christmas devotional of the first Presidency of the Church and that two years ago I asked Kylee to be my wife. I was able to share with the ward how I know that God led me to be with Kylee and that He has blessed me everyday of my life with what I need most. I know He loves me and that He watches over me because He has promised me that I can be with Kylee for all eternity. Jesus Christ made that possible through His atonement and resurection.
thanks for reading this long post, I hope it brings the spirit closer to you all.

jake, in His name, Amen.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Finally Done!

What's done you ask? The biggest project of my Junior year of college!
Every year the Juniors get a project from an Interior Designer and about
a month later we present to them. This year Todd Nickey and Amy Kehoe
from LA {Nickey-Kehoe} came. We were given a dining room to design.
Its in a craftsment style, Hollywood home for a screen writer. We designed
custom furniture, a custom light fixture, a custom rug and a custom plate.
Here is my project :)



My presentation went well, the designers loved it and so do I!
I'm super glad its over, now I can get back to life. 
Maybe our apartment will actually get cleaned now :)