Sunday, November 13, 2011
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
Friday, June 17, 2011
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
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!
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.
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
A friend at work was eating some of these guys and I had a taste...Yep! I liked them!
I love anything Doritos!!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
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!
Saturday, May 7, 2011
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 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!