Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Fall!

Hello, Hello! Long time no talk! We have had a lot of changes here the last couple months. Its been fun and exciting.
In September Dan turned the big 2-5. He is a grown man now! ;) He had a really nice "homey" birthday. We enjoyed spending it together. He always gets nervous each time he turns a year older. He says, "What have I accomplished in my life?!" I say being married and being a full time student is quite enough at the moment! He is such a hard worker and so diligent in his school studies. I love him!
We also had our 2 year anniversary in October! Yippee!! That was way fun! Its nice to have more marriage years under our belts, filled with lots of learning! We are excited for the new one ahead of us. It will be chalk full of learning!
Also in October we moved! We moved from a basement apartment to an apartment complex. It was exciting for both of us to be somewhere new. We really like our new place. It's nice and cozy. And it has two bedrooms! We have been here for 4 weeks now....the unpacking still isn't done. I haven't been feeling too well so I decided it wasn't important. But I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and I can't wait to decorate and situate!
That brings me to the last bit of news...It may not be much of news now because word has been out a while. Dan and I are pregs! Pregnant that is. We are both so thrilled! I am eleven weeks and still pushing through this thing they call "morning sickness". I am excited for the next phase of being pregnant....and Dan is too!!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!

Happy Fathers Day everyone!! I just love these special days to celebrate parental units. :) I give a special shout out to all you wonderful Dad's who have been so selfless to your families, who have been such a guiding light of love to their children. Thank you! And have a marvelous day!

Now for my very own special Fathers. Frist my Grandpa Theabold. Hi Grandpa! I love you so much and am so thankful for you in my life. What fun memories all your grandkids have of you! Fun cookouts on the desert, cookouts in your backyard, camping, your secret off-limits gun room, the special name of "Monkey", and all your fun jokes! I hope you have a wonderful day and know I will be thinkin about you! Love ya!!

Grandpa Johnson. :) Happy Father's Day! What a special Grandfather you are to all of your very own grandchildren. You are such a good example of love and service for all of us. How thankful we all are for the Norwegian blood that flows throuh our veins. :) I hope you have a love-filled Father's Day. You have so many people who love you. I love you and will be thinkin' about ya!

My own Dad's turn!! Happy Father's day! I love you and wish you a best day ever! Father's are so very special. They are the head of the household and can love and guide their families to happiness. I am so thankful for you Dad and all that you have done for me and for our family. You are so wonderful and I love you so very much!

My Dad is a lucky guy 'cause he has 10 extra people who love him!

Haha! Look at Tatum's face!

How much fun we have all had in growin' up!

We are all smilin' at you Dad with a love light in our eyes!

Remember when you got to go to girls camp with us?? Yeah Baby!

Love you so much Dad!

Friday, June 17, 2011

My Dream

I love dreaming. You can experience things that would never really normally happen. Its great! I had a couple of different dreams last night, but I'll only share one because it has to do with a certain someone I haven't introduced yet. So I plan on killing two birds with one stone. Tellin' my dream and introducing! So here we go!
Oh cats. :) Never been much of a cat fan. I don't know why, I grew up with them. They just don't please me. That's why my dream makes me laugh! So without further adieu... A mean man ...we will call him ...Mean Man, so Mean Man was wanting to take over all small creatures. Mainly puppies and kittens. Some of the kittens and puppies would turn over to the mean side and it felt so sad! Daniel and I were trying to scramble to save as many as we could. It seemed they were everywhere. I, all of a sudden, remembered a particular kitten named Darna who I had a special spot in my heart for. I needed to find her and make sure she was ok! I searched and searched! I finally found her in an abandoned baseball field behindd the bleachers. She was very weak. I grabbed her and held her close. I would pet her slowly trying to bring the life back to her. She finally woke up and as I held and rubbed her she became more aware and filled with life! It was such a relief to my heart! I had saved Darna!....And that was the end of my dream. Random. But now you may all be asking. "Who is this 'Darna'?"
I shall tell you! Darna is the new kitty Dan and I own! My families cat had kittens and they were so cute and the idea of a pet sounded so nice and homey to me. So...we now own a cat! But my dream of love and homey-ness is gone. I still don't enjoy the cat species. Darna and I have a very love-hate relationship. Yeah, she is cute and entertaining. But she scratches! And her new entertainment is my hair! Any chance she gets she is jumpin and pouncing at it! Which lots of times ends up being my face. Daniel loves her and is completely patient with her.
Back to my dream. I wake up feeling somewhat fond feelings for Darna. I get out of bed to go find her. I open the door and RAAARRR! she pounces right toward me! Any fantasies I might have had of our friendship disappears. Sigh...

Oh, hello Darna!

In case you were wondering, Darna is tagalog for "Wonder Woman".
Nice name huh? Though Ruby informs me she will continue to call her Skittles. (That was the name Ruby, my lil sister, had come up with.)

Happy Family!! ;)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Family Visit and Bear World!!

I LOVE when my family gets to come visit Daniel and I! I always miss them so much, so when a visit comes along it makes my whole month! My family (not all of them) got to come visit for a week over Memorial weekend. It was a happy week for me! Unfortunately the weather wasn't very nice so we couldn't play outside as much as I had hoped. But we did get the chance to go to Yellowstone Bear World. Dan and I had never been before and so we were super excited to go with our Fam! What is Bear World you may ask? Its a little park that has lots of different Idaho wildlife. You drive around in separate gated areas to see the different animals. They have elk, an albino elk, deer, mountain goats, moose, and lots of bears! It also has a cool gift shop, a couple of kiddie rides (which we all enjoyed), and a petting zoo. It was way fun!

My sister Savanah had brought her collection of bandana's. On our Bear World day we decided it was sister bandana day too!! Yeah baby!

My mom is so brave!! She rolled down her window and let this elk get super close!

Lyla looks a little apprehensive and concerned about the idea of us driving so close to all those bears...

This guy was my favorite! My Mom, being the brave woman she is, let him put his paws on her van and stand straight up to our windows! Haha! It was so fun!

Savanah and Storie!! Chonie (Savanah) and Storie are such good friends. Love them!

Lazy dude.

Mother and daughter! Oh I was so happy Ariel and Lyla got to come up too! I love Ariel, and Lyla is absolutely precious! Aren't they both so cute?!

One of the fun rides! This one would lift you up then drop you! I have to point out Ruby's little headdress. Can you see it on her head? Our neighbors little girls let her borrow it and she LOVED it! I think she wore it all week!

Waaaay too small Little Girl! Maybe next time.... :)

Daniel was tired out and decided to rest with the friendly neighborhood deer.

Best Friends!

Trey and Ruby gettin' cuddly!

Yay for Bear World! We all had so much fun!

The rest of the week we had a rainy barbeque with the Kivett's, rented and watched movies, went on a walk to Taco Bell, and showed the Fam the new BYU-I Center. Oh yeah! And I took Savanah and my Mother to Wingers for the first time!
Thank you so much Mom, Ariel, Lyla, Savanah, Trey, Storie, and Ruby for a wonderful, love-filled week! You guys are all so wonderful and I miss you much! Hurry back! ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Why Do I love These?!

Merciful! I have never been a huge chip fan. You know, Doritos, Lays, etc. I never bought them, and at parties and such I never really had the desire to put any on my plate. But over the past couple weeks my desires have changed! I love chips! I need the snack often!! Why the change of heart...I have no idea. But I am not complaining! Say hello to a few of my favorites!

A friend at work was eating some of these guys and I had a taste...Yep! I liked them!

I love anything Doritos!!

I, in fact, bought a bag of these last weekend....Aaaaand another one this weekend.

These are one of my new fav's! I just finished eating some...:)

Yummm.....!!! I love all these tasty snacks!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yay for Sun-Days!!

It FINALLY hit the 70's this weekend! Happy day! Dan and I were both so happy about this we had to get out! So seeing as how I have Fridays off we wasted no time! We put on our shorts and headed to Beaver Dick (a little camping ground by Snake river about 10 miles from Rexburg). We laid out a blanket and had ourselves a picnic with sandwiches, grapes, strawberries, cookies, and Dan's Gatorade! (He LOVES Gatorade!) It was so wonderful to soak up the sun! We loved it so much that when we were done eating we felt we were not done with the sun! Sooo...We hurried back home and dressed for hiking!

Where to hike?? We just decided to go somewhere close. Rexburg has an "R" mountain about 15 miles away. It is actually a dormant volcano which I always think is kinda cool. :) So after dressing for the hike and getting some water and camera we were, once again, off to enjoy the sunny day! The hike took us about 2 hours. But we did sit and enjoy the sights a couple times. We had so much fun enjoying each other, the beautiful scenery, and of course the sun!!

This is us at the beginning! We are excited!

Me! About halfway!

Dan the Mountain Man! (Said in a deep mountain man voice)

We were right above the "R" with Rexburg right behind us.

Snake River and Good ole Rexy!

(Am I allowed to show this?)

So as you can see the hike was definitely worth the trip!

Yep! We had a fun day of it! And I now have a sunburn to show it! Happy Spring and Summer y'all!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Love My Mothers!

Happy Mothers Day to all you wonderful Mothers! On this day My heart is turned to all mothers and especially the ones I am close to. I think of my two Grandmothers, my own Mom, my Mother-in-law, and also my sister who will be celebrating her first Mother's Day. I love them all so much!

Grandmothers can be such special people. They raised our own mom's and dad's. They are another source of love and comfort on this Earth. I love my Grannie and Grandma very much, and am so thankful for them. They have provided me with so much love in my life. I look up to them both in different ways and appreciate all they have taught me. I hope they enjoy their Mother's Day and feel the love that will be felt for them from me, the rest of their grandbabies, and their own children. I will be thinkin' about ya!

Happy Mothers Day sweet Grannie 'o' Mine! Love you and your smiling face!

Love you Grandma!! Hope your Day is wonderful!

Next I have to wish my Mother-in-Law, Shoney Thompson, a happy Mother's Day! I love that when we are married we get even more family to love! Daniel's Mom is such an amazing lady to me. She is such a good example of love, courage, energy, and commitment to her kids. Whenever Dan and I are visiting her in Texas she always tells me, "I love my kids!" in her cute little accent. And the way she has lived her life is proof that she really does. Daniel has so many good memories of his mom that he loves to share with me. Some include how comforting she has been on several occasions. One instance that stuck out in his mind was of her comforting an older brother through a hard time in his life. She didn't say anything, just held him. She has been wonderful in inviting me into her family. I am thankful for her and for the mother she was to Daniel.

I love you Momma Thompson and wish you the best Mother's Day!!

Happy Mothers Day to my very own Mom. :) My Mom is so very special to me. A mother can be her daughters best friend and my Mom definitely is mine. She has offered me so much in my life. Love, support, learning, comfort, wisdom, and again, love. She is such a fun loving, out-going sort. Thank you Mom for all you do for me and the rest of your family. We all love you!!

Isn't she so cute?? Haha! I love her so much!

I found a couple quotes on mothers that describe my feelings exactly!
Mothers are so special! I love you all! HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

"I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine-she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights" -Terri Guillemets

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us;when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." -Washington Irving

"Is my mother my freind? I would have to say, first of all she is my Mother, with a capital 'M'; she's something sacred to me. I love her dearly...yes, she is also a good friend, someone I can talk to openly if I want to."

"The noblest calling in the world is that of mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears succesfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Did It!

I did it! I completed my first week at my new job! I just started working at an orthodontist as an assistant. My good cousin, Amber Hendricks helped me get the job. :) I am so excited to be working there. Its so challenging and I have a lot of learning to do. I'm so grateful for new experiences and opportunities in my life. I am truly blessed. I have gained a stronger testimony of how much we need hard things and opportunities in our life so we can learn, grow and better depend on our Heavenly Father. It's allll good!! Wish me luck for next week! Haha!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So this is my sweet sister, Savanah. Also known as "Chonie". For some reason I have been thinkin a lot about her and appreciating her as my sister. She is such a funny, goofy girl! I had the opportunity to room with her the last time I was down. I loved it! We would fall asleep reading together, we would wake up and make our beds together, we would put our make-up on together.

A couple reasons why I really love her:

-She likes to read like I do! We enjoy a lot of the same books!

-She is a good example to me. While getting ready in the morning she blares young women music!

-She is a Nazi when it comes to a clean room! Hahaha!

-She is my little sister.

-She has a loving and caring heart.

-Oh, and she always emails me back.

I love my sisters so much! I am so thankful for each one of them. They each help make my life joyful and complete. Thanks for being my friend Chonie! Love you!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

My Stay In AZ!

So I have been in Arizona for 2 weeks! The weather has been so so nice. I even had the chance to go swimming a couple times. Yeah baby! But the whole reason why I came down was for my sister Ariel who was going to be having her baby. She was due the 24th of March. I came the 21st. I told her to tell me the dates she would think I would need to be there and we booked a flight! So I got there Monday, she picked me up from the airport, looked at her cute pregnant belly and told her baby, "Ok you can come now." But much to Ariel and the rest of the family's dismay little girl was NOT ready to come out! She was nice and cozy in mommy's tummy. So...we had to preoccupy our time with fun things, birthday, castor oil, and excersize!

First things first was a girls night! I had the little girls, Storie and Ruby, help make innvitations for all the girls in my family. They were so cute and very creative. Savanah and Ariel helped too!

We made yummy treats that night. Watched a movie and painted our nails. Our cool cousin Kelyn came over as well. Oh yeah, and just because we like my brother Trey so much...He came too! It was great fun!

My family also got a milk cow while I was there! She isnt old enough to milk yet...but the process will begin in a couple months. Her name is either Miss Peach or Gemima. We'll see!

We also celebrated Jaret's 18th birthday! He is such a cool guy! He is a good example to his younger siblings. Jaret always has something funny to say or laugh at. He offers so much to our family. I am so thankful for him and love him a lot. He wanted an Angel Food Cake as well as a Chocolate cake. Both were delicious! We opened presents and just enjoyed our Jare-Bear!

Now I have to do a quick shout out for my hubby Daniel! I sure have missed him while I've been away! He is such a trooper to let me be gone for so long. He has been back home muscleing through the last few weeks of school and finals. He is such a hard, enduring worker. I am so proud of him and his hard work! I sure am looking forward to seeing him on Monday! All my family sure wished he was with me. This was a picture taken in rememberence of him!

He is the background on my phone.

Now... the moment I had been waiting for! The reason why I was able to be in AZ for so long! I was there the first week...and no baby, the second week started and I was hopeful but a little nervous that I would miss her entering into this world. The middle of the week passed and I was beginning to be resigned to my fate. I would miss her. But, Thursday came. Ariel went on a long walk with my mom early that morning. At about noon she took 3 Teaspoons of castor oil. She was ready to get that little girl here!

The family had a busy afternoon that day. I was helping run them around to where they needed to be. Ariel met up with us later, and started explaining the contractions she was having to my mom. She had had a couple of false labors the week before so we were all a little scared to get our hopes up. But they were different this time! Yay! We this was the day we had been waiting for! This was all at about 3:30 PM of March 31st. My mom called Aunt Joy, who would be delivering the baby at Tyler and Ariel's house, and luckily she was already on her way down!

By 12:00 AM April 1st Ariel's contractions started getting uncomfortable. She called my Mom and said she was ready for her and Aunt Joy to head on over. Its convenient at times like this that my family only lives a few minutes away from Tyler and Ariel! At 1:00 AM I get a text from my mom telling me I better get over there. I promptly got dressed and hurried my buns!

Now I have never been at a birth before. I was a little nervous to see it all, but curious. I also wanted to offer my sweet sister any support I could. When I walked into her bedroom it was an amazing sight. It was so quiet. Thats what surprised me. It was calm and quiet. Tyler had a special cd playing for Ariel to help keep her calm and focused. He was holding her hand and whispering softly in her ear. My mom was tickling her arms, trying to help her relax, Aunt Joy was massaging her feet. It was a room filled with love. I instantly had tears. Ariel was, of course, feeling very uncomfortable but she was trying to stay calm and not let the pain control her. Tyler was being so concerned and helping her focus. I was very impressed with the attention he was giving her. A little after I got there she started feeling the need to push. So we all, of course, stayed close to help her anyway that she needed.

I am so proud of my sister. Her strength amazed me. She had prepared for this moment and was ready and willing to give, what she believed, the best experience of entering this life for her sweet baby. She was so brave. I hope to be as brave as her one day. Her sweet little baby was born after 11 hours of labor at 2:45 AM on April Fools. She was 21 inches. 8 pounds 10 ounces. She has tons of family who love her so much! She is so sweet and precious! They have yet to decide on her name.

Her first bath and getting into her pink nightgown!

Mommy and baby all cleaned up. Aren't they such a sweet family??

Little girl with two of her Aunties!

So precious!