So Many Things To Celebrate

Kurt and I have had the best couple of weeks.  The biggest news for the both of us is that we both passed our big tests! Kurt passed the first section of the CPA Exam, and I passed my End of Year Exam at UCDH.  I’ve probably complained to most of you about this test, but for those of you who don’t know about it, it’s a comprehensive exam on most of my classes from 1st and 2nd semester, and for every section, if you get below a 75% (15/20 question), you have to pay to retake the class in a crash-course version after school. Not fun at all, right? Well, I’m okay with it not being fun, because I don’t have to retake ANY of my classes. I am SO grateful for such a supportive husband and family.  I was studying all during my 2 week break, even when I was in SB with my family.  Kurt has worked so hard to study for the CPA exam, plus keep up with his full-time job, his calling, and being a husband.  I am so unbelievably proud of him, and I look forward to the upcoming things we can accomplish together.
So, last Wednesday was my 21st birthday.  It’s weird. I’m way to young to be 21.  But then again, I am married and we are (for the most part) independent from any sort of monetary support or anything of the sort from our immediate families.  I feel like a young person living an old(er) person’s life.  It’s odd.  But yes, I am 21.  This birthday was accompanied with going to Sushi Ya with Christine on Sept. 18th (our actual birthday) and making a pizookie at mine and Kurt’s place with Christine, Payton, and Alex.  Then Thursday consisted of going to Tucano’s Brazilian Grill with Kurt, Christine, and Payton; it was so much fun to go on a double date with my twin…we haven’t done that in a while, so I’m glad we were able to do it.  Friday consisted of dinner at Nicoitalia’s (a pizza place in Provo with NY style pizza), Nickel City (it’s a nickel arcade where you pay with nickels instead of quarters), and a movie night with a couple in our ward.  We watched World War Z. Let’s just say I totally thought I was going to have nightmares haha.  But we loved the movie.  Saturday was one of my favorite days of my Birthday Week (yes…I believe in Birthday Weeks.  I’m still trying to get Kurt on board with that).  We went to the Oquirrh Mountain Temple in South Jordan, Utah.  It was absolutely beautiful.  Going to the temple was one of the main things I wanted to do for my birthday.  I love going to the temple, because my little family of two receives so many blessings because of it.  Kurt and I have maintained our goal of going to the temple at least once a month, and trying to go to a different temple every so often.  So far, we have been to the temple 9 times in the past 5 months.  Here’s a list of the Temples we have been to:

Los Angeles California Temple – Los Angeles, California
San Diego California Temple – San Diego, California
Salt Lake City Utah Temple – Salt Lake City, Utah
Provo Utah Temple – Provo, Utah
Mount Timponogas Temple – American Fork, Utah
Draper Utah Temple – Draper, Utah
Logan Utah Temple – Logan, Utah
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple – South Jordan, Utah
I love the temple, and I love the opportunities I have been given to attend the temple and feel the Spirit.  I am incredibly blessed to have been married in a temple for not just time on Earth, but for all eternity.

Kurt and I were able to spend a lot of time with family on Sunday.  About once a month, all the Witt cousins who live in Utah get together and have dinner.  I love going to Cousins dinner and getting to know more members of Kurt’s family.  His family is BIG. He has 11 aunts and uncles on the Witt side, so I have a loooooong way to go before I meet them all 🙂  But we have fun with the ones that are in Utah, and I’ve had a blast getting to know my new family.

After Cousins dinner, my dearest friend and former college roommate of 2 years, Miss McKenzie, invited me to mine and Christine’s very own birthday party! Kurt and I had so much fun catching up with a bunch of our friends.  I was able to reconnect with many friends I hung out with before I married Kurt, so it was fun seeing what everyone has been doing with their lives.  McKenzie deserves a bit of a shout out here: You are seriously the sweetest and kindest person I have ever met.  We have had so many fun times together, and you made my experience at BYU better than I ever could’ve imagined!  So, THANK YOU MCKENZIE FOR MAKING MY LIFE SPECTACULAR!

Kurt and I have a lot to be grateful for.  We’ve been married for almost 5 months and we have grown so much in this short amount of time. We are a very blessed family of two 🙂




  1. Alexis, I loved reading about all your celebrations! I love that you believe in birthday weeks…Will believes in birthday months!! Too bad our budget doesn't fully support that 🙂 We love and miss you two and hope all continues to go well for your family.


  2. We miss you too! I've been meaning to come by, but I'm in a current situation where I don't have a valid driver license 😦 But we can't wait to see you this upcoming week with your parents coming into town. We can't wait to visit with you and meet little Rachel!


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