"I love you more than I know how to feel"

Saturday, September 29, 2012


Heavenly Father loves me so much more than I can even comprehend! I am so happy that Elder Norman can share with those who don't know, that they are loved unconditionally by their Heavenly Father.

Cody has the other half

My Cody Quotes. One for every week.

His sweatshirt

New stamps!

Our Temple

Yes, Cody made this. It's a heating pad for my periods. 

 He slipped it into my backpack and later told me I stole something from him

Lyrics from one of our love songs "stolen"

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I am just reminiscing tonight about how one of Cody's favorite things to do with me was shopping. I NEVER had to drag him to the store! He would actually ask me sometimes, "Hey honey! want to go shopping?" Ahhhh, it was so perfect! Only a perfect man would stand outside a dressing room waiting with a smile for you to put on the clothes he picked out for you! =) I loved how he would ask my opinions about colors, or styles, or what I thought was appropriate or not. Sometimes he would buy me something without me knowing! And then we would go to the men's clothing and do the exact same thing! I LOVE men's clothes and we would look through and discuss what he liked, and what colors looked good on him, and then I would stand outside the dressing room while he tried on the too many clothes I picked out for him!
I miss that.
Yes, he does hold my purse willingly.   yes, i cry just thinking about him.

Tonight my heart hurts for him

Monday, September 24, 2012

mail strike

I have heard that there is a current mail strike happening in Brazil and that is probably why there has been a shortage on letters lately. But it makes every one I get even more precious! The last letter I got was almost a month old, and usually his letters are only half a month old. 
This month has gone incredibly fast! It is so funny how some months are crazy slow, and some are crazy fast! 

I have a hard time expressing my feelings and so, for now, i'm going to wait til I am able to express them better. All I am going to say is that I Love Elder Cody Norman and I have never stopped loving him. How lucky am I to have him? I don't deserve him!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

For you

Is it silly that everything I do, I do for Cody? I pick out my daily outfits with him on my mind, wondering if he would think it's cute. I do my make up and hair remembering how much he loved to play with my hair and how I would actually let him see me without makeup. He would always make me feel beautiful. I always put on my perfume and remember how I sprayed cody's coat with my perfume back when I was fifteen and he "was upset" but secretly went home and couldn't stop smelling it =) I only drink water for him. And sometimes I will wear orange just for him! even though I don't like it, it reminds me of him. I cook food with Cody on my mind and wonder if this would be something he would find yummy. I go to work and find joy in looking at all the married women's wedding rings. Sometimes I watch movies that we would watch together, or ones we wanted to watch together, or ones that remind me of him.  I run for cody. I pray for cody. I smile because I think of Cody.  I work for Cody. I play the piano and guitar for Cody. I sing for Cody. I love Cody because I am who I am because of him.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cody is Cute!

Umm, have I recently posted anything about how ridiculously cute Elder Cody Norman is? Hahahaaa! Sometimes I'll be at work, or home, or wherever and I will just think about Cody and what he looks like and I seriously get giggly and smile and i'm sure I look silly! Lately I have been thinking a lot about how much older he is going to look when he gets back! He is really going to go from being a boy to a man. I mean, he was twenty when he left but still! He is going to do a lot of growing up! and I mean that physically, but also in every other aspect too! 
Here are some new pictures!
What a beautiful PINK flower!

I think he's cute =) (his eyes match his tie)


Umm...he looks gooood! His weight gain looks healthy!

haha! look at Cody's companion in the mirror, taking the picture!

to prove that there are cockroaches there...eww
So here is another letter quote! His letters are so precious to me!

"I want you to be more than happy. I want you to have more than joy. I want you to have your dream husband! The man who will always stand by your side! The man who will protect your opinions, and give room to your views. Who will hold your hand in every condition. Who will kiss you tenderly every day. The man who will fill your heart with confidence, trust, love, and affection. A man who isn't afraid to hold your purse. A man you could live with, here on Earth, and forever and ever. A man who will spoil you now and then, if not always. A man that will truly and honestly make you feel like his queen. A man of honestly, faith, devotion, and work. A man of God. A man of Love. (by the way, I can do all that...just sayin')"

I really did laugh out loud when I read that last part! I could just hear him saying that! 
An update on whats happening with me would be that MY BEST FRIEND IS GETTING MARRIED! And I am totally her bridesmaid! I am so excited for her! Sam has been my best friend since we were like fourteen or fifteen. In high school, Sam was dating Cody's best friend Ben. When Ben left on a mission, Sam was waiting for him but now she is marrying another guy. And even though Ben only has a couple months left, i'm not sad. I am so happy! Because I know that the right decision is the one that God has helped her decide on. 
Lately I have been getting a lot of rude comments about how Sam didn't wait, that I 
supposedly won't be able to wait either! Which is so rude! Can't people see that every situation is different? People need to realize that I am going to do WHATEVER i feel is right! Sam felt that marrying this guy is the right thing. I feel that right now, waiting for Cody is the right thing. Every situation is different. And people shouldn't judge. 
Well, Sam's wedding is in December! and I get to help plan it! It is making me SUPER jealous and I just want to plan my own wedding so badly! It is going to be a hard/wonderful moment when I see her go through the Temple and come out a married woman. I just wish Cody could be here to see how beautiful she will be. 
I do have to say that I truly and honestly feel joy in knowing that Cody is on his mission! He is becoming the kind of man that God wants him to be! I just love missionaries so much! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

Month Six!

Oh! Whats that? Another month done? That's right people! We are officially done with month five! and now working on month six! WOOHOO! And I do have to say that this has been the fastest month so far! Fast, but definitely not easy. This past week has been one of the toughest by far! And it doesn't help that I had to deal with a few waiter haters this last week.
I have just realized that the people who give me the most grievance about Cody being on a mission, are members. And I don't believe I have gotten any negativity from a single nonmember. How sad is that? I was just asking myself why that is? Shouldn't the members be the most supportive? I just find it very interesting.  Well, I just heard today from Cody's weekly email that he was transferred closer to the mission home, in Maria Rosa (close to Sao Paulo) and now he can get my letters much quicker. Before, it was a several hour drive and could only get them if people brought them back to him or if he and his companion happened to have to travel over there! So I am very happy he can get my letters quickly now! He said he got three today! YAY! So he is in this new area with a new companion. His companion's name is Elder Beron from Buenos Aires Argentina and Cody said that they get along great! Shew! My prayers have been answered! Pretty much Cody sounds very happy and he said he is loving his new area! He says that he loves all the food included chocolate stuffed pizza crust (!?), but misses the Tillamook ice-cream from back home! and the misquitos are killer and it is starting to get very hot and he is sweating a lot! Poor boy!

The ring I got him! Yep, this is my new favorite picture!