Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Reasons 10-28 (really!)

Sorry I've been MIA, once again, for a large chunk of time

I've been busy with school, wedding things, and of course hanging out with my sweet boy. :)

If you didn't notice, he officially became the best fiance EVER with his sweet little blog hacking (see below) he always finds ways to make sure I know that I am loved which brings me to the rest of the THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY LOVER!

Yes, I'm terribly behind but I am determined to finish!

here it is...
Reasons 10-28

10. As stated above, he always finds little ways to let me know how much he loves me. Valentines day was a perfect example of this. I woke up a lot earlier then I normally do and discovered Clay getting breakfast ready for me. I was a jerk and ruined the breakfast in bed surprise but it's the thought that counts right? That combined with getting flowers and the sweetest blog post EVER made for a great Valentines for sure. But seriously, Clay is always doing little things for me, whether it's doing the dishes at my apartment or giving me a little kiss just because he feels like it, it's these little things that keep me hopelessly crushing on Clay Reed.

11. This one is a little bit different but I feel like it definitely has a place here. One of the reasons I love Clay so much is because he has the most amazing family ever. They are all so close and so much FUN and they've been nothing but nice to me ever since Clay and I first started dating WAY back in high school. One of the things I appreciate the most about them, especially Clay's parents is that they raised al of their kids so well. I know that Clay is the person that he is because of what he was taught growing up. The Reeds have the same sense of humor my family has, they have been so accepting and welcoming and I can't wait to be part of the Reed clan.
(We're missing a few members of the family here but you get the idea)

12. Clay might not agree with me about this one but Clay has a great sense of adventure. It's always been important for me to know that my future spouse wouldn't be afraid to try new things because it is an important part of my life. I think Clay said that it is because I was born without the part of my brain that creates fear, but I just like experiencing the world and Clay has always been excited to do that as well. I know that we are going to have a pretty amazing life together because the whole thing will be an adventure!

13. One of the things I've always loved about Clay is how much respect he's had for me. Since the beginning, I've never had to worry about him pushing his limits because I knew he would always respect me because he loves me!

14. This one is pretty similar to one of Allie's but I can love my guy for the same reasons she loves hers right? Clay supports me in whatever I do, especially when it comes to school. It's always been so important to me to finish and get me degree and work in my chosen field (hopefully at a magazine somewhere!) and because it's important to me, it's important to Clay. :)

15. Clay loves reading. This one probably takes a little bit of explaining I think. While other guys were sitting at home playing video games, Clay was reading books. It was one of the first things that separated him from all the other guys because he read so much, and since I love reading as well, we get along just splendidly in this respect.

16. This one has always been important to me, ever since I was little. Clay is a worthy priesthood holder. This has already been such a blessing to me with all the stressing that comes with wedding planning and school and preparing to go to the temple, it has been so great to be able to go to Clay to ask for a blessing whenever I need it and I know it is going to bless our home for the rest of our lives.

17. He's great with kids. Clay has 2 nieces and 3 nephews that are all pretty young. Clay loves playing with them and loving on them, no matter how crazy and excited they get. I know he's going to make an awesome dad someday because of how much he loves those kids.
It does help that they're so dang cute too...
Good genes run in the family :)

18. Clay claims to think I'm beautiful, even without makeup :) Every girl needs to feel like they're attractive right? Clay has seen me at my best, and my worst and still thinks I'm gorgeous, something which I definitely haven't earned. Those of you that have seen me when I first wake up in the morning know what I'm talking about. :)

19. Clay and I rarely argue, but whenever we do, Clay always says he's sorry first. This of course makes me forget I'm mad and after that, it's easy to talk things through.

20. Clay is DANG handsome. He is everything I've always looked for in a guy, tall, dark hair, awesome eyes, a smile that melts me, I could go on and on.
Case and point below...
What. A. Hottie.

21. Even after dating for over 3 years, we never run out of interesting things to talk about. We still stay up late talking about anything and everything. My school performance has probably suffered because of this, but it's nothing but fun!

22. He's a kid at heart, which goes perfectly with my 12 year old maturity level. :) If you need any evidence for this, just look at our wedding registry list.

23. Ok this is another funny one but Clay smells SO good All. the. time. It's so nice to snuggle up to Clay and have him smell so delicious! ;) Definitely not a bad thing.

24. Clay loves my family. It has been so easy to have him become part of the family because they love him too, most likely more then me. :)

25. He always remembers the little things I tell him. When we first started dating, I would mention things that I didn't think were important, names of people, dates, pretty much anything, and days, weeks, even months later he would ask about it or remember it! It's just another little way he shows me he loves me.

26. I love the way he looks at me when I walk into a room. :) I really can't describe it but it gives me butterflies every single time. It's like there is no body else there but us, in an awesome, cheesy movie kind of way. :)

27. He took me to the temple this Saturday, which was one of the sweetest experiences of my life. I am go grateful that I was able to share that with Clay.

28. He loves me, despite all of my faults and shortcomings. He loves me, even when I make mistakes and come up short. He loves me enough to want to spend forever with me. :)

Well, it took me a while but I finally finished! And before March rolled around too!
But unfortunately, I do believe I will be on a blogging hiatus for at least another week. After all, I am getting married in 3 days, 12 hours, 50 minutes.

And I cant wait.

Wish me luck as I enter the bonds of matrimony
Hope to see you all at the reception!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentines Day

Hey everybody!!!!!
Just to start off, I want to let everyone know that this is not Bethany writing this post.

This is Clay, her fiance

I was thinking what I could do for Bethany this valentines day that would be really creative and awesome. I almost just went back to the old flower and chocolate routine, but then I thought...

What says romantic better than breaking into someone's blog and doing a surprise post?

Not much.
Bethany has been doing a series of posts about me, so I thought I would surprise her and tell her some of the things I love about her.

So this is for you Bee.
Happy Valentines day!!!!!

- Have you ever taken a good look at Bethany?

Go on. Take a look.

I think we can all agree that she is a Beautiful girl, right? Those big blue eyes that just take you in, That lovely golden hair, the dazzling smile, I mean, the woman is obviously a babe. But, when I say she’s beautiful, there is a lot more to it than first meets the eye. If you have ever met someone who is graceful, who is kind, who you can’t resist getting to know, then you know what I’m talking about. That is the brand of beauty that Bethany has. It’s not just in her looks, but it’s in the way that she holds herself, the presence she has. I can honestly say that I don’t know a lot of people that have that kind of Beauty. One more reason to be in love with her!


- I don’t know about other people, but for me, It just feels nice when you know someone believes in you, and will support your decisions (as long as they’re not really dumb decisions.) And if supporting was a sport, Bethany would be a regular Tiger Woods… Without the car crashing and promiscuity, of course. But seriously, for those of you that know me, you might know that I’m not always super confident with everything I do. I can get discouraged pretty quickly if I don’t have someone backing me up. Luckily, Bethany meets all my supporting needs. She’s always the first to tell me that I can accomplish things, and that she really believes that I can do whatever I want. I really do believe that she would support me in anything I would ever want to do (Except becoming a democrat. I honestly think she would kill me in my sleep if I ever tried that.) But on my list of qualities I require in a significant other, (which is an extensive list), this one is pretty high up

Probably one of the greatest things about Bethany that has always stood out to me, is how compassionate she is. The happiness of other people always comes first for her. She always puts her friends and her family first, and does everything she can to help solve other people’s problems. That is a pretty rare thing to find in people these days. Bethany is really just one of those selfless people that is always ready to give and to help in any way she can.

Bethany never ceases to amaze me with the kind of stuff she wants to do in her life. She dreams big. I realize that this particular statement could be said about numerous people. Everybody has a big dream, right? The only difference between Bethany and other people is she has a whole list of big dreams. We have been working on our list of things we want to do before we die, and she put me to shame with how much cooler her ideas were than mine. Here’s an example. One of my items: participate in a pie eating contest. Her idea: backpack through a foreign country and scuba dive with great white sharks. Do you kind of see the difference? This is one thing that I have always loved about Bethany, she has so many big ideas and goals, and she is not afraid to really try to accomplish them. I really do think that in our life time, Bethany and I will probably get a lot accomplished!


- Ok, I enjoy a good adventure as much as the next guy, But I feel like I’ve always known where to draw the line when it comes to that kind of stuff. Bethany, on the other hand, lost sight of the line years ago. I really do think that she was born without the part of the brain that creates fear. She is willing to try absolutely anything. Let me list off a couple of things that she has done in her 20 years of life. Scuba diving well over 100 times in many different locations, skydiving, ice climbing, rock climbing, traveling to most of the world, and that’s just naming a few. Here’s a couple of examples…

Well, thats just a couple of the things that came to mind, but If I wrote everything that I loved about her, this would be a super blog post.

Well Bee, I just want to let you know that I love you more than anything. You are the ying to my yang, the cheese to my macaroni, the peanut butter to my jelly. You make my life so much better than it should be. I really am grateful for you every day, and how big of a blessing you are to me. I can't wait to marry you.

Here's to a happy life together.
Happy valentines day Bethany

p.s. sorry that this post is so messy looking, this was my first time ever doing this, so hopefully everyone can cut me some slack.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


This one is a pretty new discovery

I found out about it a few days ago actually
and I am nothing but excited about it.

Take a look below...

That's right. Clay can cook like a CHAMP!

Well, so far Clay can cook Filipino food like a champ.
And eggs.
And as of this morning, pancakes.

Maybe I should let him cook more often?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Alright onto reason #8

And he will tease me about this but Clay is one of the most CHARMING people I've ever met.
And he's been that way, ever since he was little. A while back, I was talking to Clay's mom about what Clay was like when he was a little boy and she said his teachers always talked about how charming he was.
Cracked. Me. Up.

But seriously, Clay is SUCH a people person. I've yet to meet someone that knows Clay that does not like him. (Pretty sure this is why he was homecoming king ;) ) It's so nice to have him around because once again, I'm pretty socially awkward so I can just sit back and let Clay make all the good impressions.

A great example of this was a few days ago after I got in a car accident. I was FREAKING out of course, and just so mad at myself and the lady in the other car was also not doing too well at keeping her cool, but Clay just started asking her questions about her life. How long had she lived in Logan? Did she have any kids? Grandkids? exc. He was genuinely interested in hearing about her life and she immediately calmed down. Clay made a good impression after we'd hit this lady's car 5 min earlier!
Can't get much more charming then that!
Seriously, what would I do without him?

Monday, February 7, 2011

28 Things....

So, I know I started the little "Love Story" post and this is going to get me really off track but I think it is a pretty cute idea.

It's 28 things you love about your lover

Thanks to Allie and Chandel for participating so I can as well!

So... since I'm a little bit behind, I've got 7 things to post about today

No worries though, I'll keep it short and sweet

1. A few days ago, Clay talked to me in an Italian accent for almost an hour. I pretty much peed my pants. Clay makes me laugh every single day. I love just being silly with him and that he gets my weird sense of humor. Life is just more fun with him around.

2. Clay sees me the way I wish I really was. He has always seen so much more in me then I see in myself and this makes me want to be a better person every single day. It's an amazing feeling that I hope I'll never take for granted.

3. Clay was an amazing missionary. I am a very lucky girl because I got to stand on the sidelines and watch Clay become the person he was meant to be while he was on his mission. He honorably served and was kind enough to let me have a little part in this amazing experience so we were able to grow together.
4. He works so hard to support us. Clay would work any job, anywhere just so I could be comfortable and taken care of. Basically, my man brings home the bacon!

5. Clay loves macaroni salad and mountain dew as much as I do. This is a really goofy way of saying we have weird things in common and I love that we're still figuring these weird things out. We are MAJOR movie buffs, love reading, and a husky is our dog of choice just to name a few.

6. He puts up with all the really weird things about me. Clay not only puts up with these things, he actually seems to enjoy them for reasons I may never understand. One of these weird things that Clay not only understands, but embraces has to do with these lil guys...

yah, that's right, he loves me enough to love these guys too :)

And the last one for the day....

7. He is my indy rock star. That's right ladies, I get to listen to this...
All. Day. Long.
The best part is, he didn't learn to play to pick up the ladies... he just plays (and sings) because he loves it. He is so so SO talented, and I am the lucky one that gets to enjoy these talents of his.

Well, there yah go. My lover is the bestest!
And I've got 21 other reasons to share with you soon

Yep. That's right. I'm a sap
And I love it!

Stay tuned!


Friday, February 4, 2011

Our Love Story Part 1

I get married 1 month from today

In one month I will be a WIFE

I will have a HUSBAND in one month

How weird is that?

I'll be really honest, the wedding has really snuck up on me

When we got engaged back in November, March sounded like it was AGES away, now it's right around the corner!

Holy Cow

With it being the official 1 month mark, and with Valentines around the corner, I've been thinking a lot about Clay and I's story and how far we've come, and I thought it would be fun to have a little blog series about it.

Warning to my readers: These posts are mostly for me. Yes there will be cheese, and yes they'll probably be too long. Don't say I didn't warn you. :)

Alright, I guess I'll just start from the beginning!

I met Clay WAY back when I was 16.

The first time I can officially remember it was at this dance...

One of my favorite pictures from high school EVER.

However, we didn't REALLY start hanging out until about a year later, and even then it was just in big groups of friends. One day a group of us were at a Mexican restaurant down by the river and I asked if anyone had seen the previews for the movie "I am Legend." Clay was the only one that had, and he was just as excited to see it as I was. He suggested that we go see it together, and me, being the bold person I always am, (The previous remark is VERY sarcastic) said as long as it was a date, I'd love to go.
How cool was I?

Before the movie came out, Clay and I started hanging out a lot more, and I developed a little bit of a crush. Not only was he cute, he was nothing but nice to everyone and o so charming. He was also in a band, he played the guitar and sang, which of course my 17 year old self found nothing but dreamy. ;)

Good news was, Clay was true to his word and when "I am Legend" came out, he bought 2 tickets and asked me out, and I finally got some alone time with my crush. The movie was great, but the conversation was even better. He was so different from any guy I'd ever met. He had DEPTH, and it was so refreshing!

Yah, I guess you could say I thought the date went well ;), and I was really hoping I'd proven myself enough to get another... but I got nothin. Those of you that know me, know that I'm what you would call "socially awkward" to put it lightly. I've never been good at playing the game, so I resigned myself to crushing in silence and waiting for Clay to make the next move.

And he didn't get the hint! One day I mentioned something to a mutual friend about the entire situation, and word got back to Clay that I was harboring an interest in him.

Apparently it was mutual because shortly after, I got asked out on another date.

Pretty classic dinner and a movie, but before we headed to the movie, a friend of Clay's called and told him that there was a band called "We Shot the Moon" playing in Rexburg that night. Clay, being a BIG music buff really wanted to go, but he was out with me, so he asked if I wanted to go after the movie if we had time. The first thing I thought was, "Rexburg is like half an hour away, what on earth are we going to talk about?"

But I'd never been to see a live band before, and I was trying to impress this guy right? So I agreed.

After the movie wrapped up we had plenty of time to make it to the show, and it was amazing how easy it was to talk to him. And we talked about EVERYTHING, our families, books, movies, our plans, anything that came to mind. He was so interesting, intelligent, and funny and before I knew it, we were at the show.

The band was amazing, and they wrapped up way too soon. The drive home was over before I knew it and pretty soon he was walking me to the door. I thanked him for the incredible evening, one of the best I'd had up to that point, and gave him the end of the evening hug. I leaned back to give him a smile to show him I meant everything I'd said, that's when he leaned in and gave me a mind numbing, romantic, perfect kiss.


O man was I in trouble

to be continued....