Tuesday, February 23, 2010

new diggs!

well we got a place to live! i am pretty pumped because the kitchen looks bomb i will have to post pictures when we get settled but yes we have a place it looks like i will have a job and oh we are moving in on Saturday soooo if you are free to unload the truck we would love you forever!! :) Let me know if you can help and I will send ya the address...not going to post it here since well you know crazy world

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Please support me

Derek and I are doing a 5 k with his sister in law, it as a race for the cure event. You really should support us!! It raises money to fight breast cancer.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

life is just crazy

Right now i am realzing how crazy life is, i just read a post i wrote when we were getting ready to move here about how scared i was for that adventure, all i can say is that I am glad this adventure is drawing to an end.  Its been an intersting experince one i know the Lord wanted us to go through and i KNOW we will face a lot of the same challenges we have here back in Utah but I am just glad that we will have more support.  I am still working on figuring out everything the Lord wanted me to learn here, what he wanted our family to gain.  Its hard to try to get everything from it, but I know one reason was he wanted us to know how much our family means to us.  It has taught me that a million times over.  I hate that i cant run up to my parents when I want or that they have missed out on so much of Abbys life.  I am excited to get back and have Sunday dinners again.  I am sad to leave this ward here.  Its been an amazing ward.  I love the people out here, so nice, so welcoming, so willing to drop everything to help us.  SO willing to welcome us into their lives.  Its taught me a lot, its taught me that i need to make sure I am always that way.  I think sometimes in Utah with so many members its easy to fall through the cracks out here you have to step up and be strong be involved.  I love my calling and I am sad to leave the YW, but I know our time here is done, I know i need to leave for my peace of mind.  I have had a hard time here a hard time being my happy self.  One thing i am known for is my happiness, but I have struggled to find it here, i have tried and tried but its fleeting, i am hoping going home helps I can already tell that they idea is helping, i have been happier and I am ready to take on new challenges always remembering what i learned in alamogordo remembering some of the people i will miss them, I WILL NOT MISS THE TOWN dang this town is different MUCH different then what I am used to in Utah or well most places i have been too as well lol who knows.  Right now I am working on packing up and getting things ready to go we are headed back on the 25th I got a freaking SWEET deal on a truck :) so happy about that now only to find a place to live :s but i have our truck for 5 days soo hoping i can get something fast!

Happy 5 months Osa!

Miss Abigail

Mommy can hardly believe you are 5 months old today!  The time seems to have flown by!  You are a wonderful little baby so far this is what mommy and daddy have figured out

You LOVE to sleep in our bed yes you wont sleep long in your bed but in our bed cuddled up right next to mommy you sleep pretty darn great i think thats why we stilll let you stay

You are not a huge fan of rice cereal but carrots you LOVE you got pretty darn excited about them

You have a special smile just for your daddy

You are a very happy baby always smiling and laughing at what is going on you love Jackie and are always watching her to see what she does next.

You love to pull your binki out....you are getting better at getting it back in your mouth which makes me happy

You still dont really like a bottle you just want your mommmy!

You are a VERY socail baby nursing time is intersting with you when ANYTHING is going on you hate to stop to eat so you eat for 30 seconds look around smile eat look around smile over and over again......this also pertains to sleeping when we are out and about you dont want to sleep you just want to play and be apart of everything that is going on

You LOVE bath time!  When mommy brings you into the bathroom and starts up the water your little legs start kicking and you get SO excited, I think you just love watching Jackie act all crazy like in the tub.  You also hate the end of bath time you would stay in there forever if mommy let you. 

You have a million nicknames like your sister mommy usally calls you Osa daddy calls you abbs or abalab abbles and oranges but it changes on a daily basis! 

We are getting ready to move back to Utah, we are pretty excited for you to be closer to your cousins and grandparents!  Mommy loves you Abigail!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Well remember how 6 months ago we uprooted our family 3 weeeks before Abigail came to move 13 hours away to good ol alamogordo??  Well we have had an intersting time here absoultly loving our ward and the church here, derek loves his job but it has not paid well enough for us to stay.  We have not loved the town though....we were planning on coming back this summer but have decided to come now due to some jobs that came open.  SOOOO all ya'll we are coming back! In 2 short weeks!!  SOO if anyof you know of any good places to live in orem/provo/springville let me know we  need a place! oh and i will see you soon!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


dear Jackie 
I wanted to do this for your 2.5 years but mommy got kinda busy and forgot and kept putting it off i kept starting but never got it done,  but I wanted to remember you at this moment

You are a daddys little girl thats for sure, but you have been since day one!   You hate it when daddy leaves for work and will cling to him the second he walks in the door.  You insist that he takes off his shoes so you know he wont leave again its really cute! You always love to play with daddy, do push ups, even watch hockey with him!

You love your sister Abby.  You always want to help with her.  You love to help mommy change diapers and you love to play with Abby.  When ever she is sad you try to help make her happy again.

You love to help mommy doing what ever mommy is doing, if i am sweeping you want to help me, if i am vacumming you are there too pretending to vacumn.  You love doing dishes you will clean your dish after you eat i think your better at it then daddy!!

You are just sweet as sweet as they come, you are a great talker! You know how to communicate and have since a VERY young age and I think this has helped with tantrums and made you a easy to talk to and reason with kid, you dont get upest too often.

You love the wii fit and playing it with mommy, you love to watch elmo, curious george and handy manny. 

You love to put your own shoes on this usally results in them being on the wrong feet but you are so excited about it! It reminds daddy of a line from a song..."and a little blue eyed blonde with her shoes on wrong because she likes to dress herself"

You love nursery again you hated it then loved it when we moved here then after utah you did not want to go but now you love it again :) you are also getting a lot better at sitting through sacrament....only have to leave for potty breaks you make it through looking at your noahs ark book and eating your snack!

you take a long time to wake up like daddy....you stay in your bed just sitting there until your up enough then you run into our room and say good morning daddy lets go watch cartoons!  You will always tell mommy you had good dreams.

You love people you are such a people person.  You are always talking to me about one of your friends or family members asking where they are if we can call them its really cute! You love to give hugs and will hug just about anyone!

You LOVE dress ups and dancing we have lots of dance parties you like it when mommy gets Abby to dance with us! infact right now you got your tutu and are dancing :) no doubt wating for me to finish so i can come dance with you!

you are an amazing eater! you eat just about anything and everything infact until today i could not name a food you would not eat but sweet Jackie today you told me you did not like pickles on your cheeseburger...sigh i guess daddy and mommy both hate them so it was just a matter of time...but you better bet i will keep getting them on your cheeseburgers maybe you will change your mind:)

You have more nicknames then i can even right we are always thinking up something new to call you and you love it!

You love using your imagination and drawing to make picutres and "writting" all of our names!

I love you sweetie you mean everything to me, i could not have asked for a better daughter mommy is lucky to have you!

i love my girls

I keep hearing people complain about their kids on different blogs and facebook a nd you know what i love my girls i guess i am lucky Jackie is an AMAZING kid! she wont complaing and throw fits very often if they do they are SO short lived, and usaually only occur around bed/nap time....I just hope miss Abby can live up to her standereds :)  I am glad we missed alot of the terrible twos but we still have 5 months left then bring on the threes :) I am all for it...I love Jackies love for doing art projects, helping me cook, helping me clean, helping me with laundry, telling me all about how much she misses her daddy when he is working or how much she misses me I love her to death she is an angel in our family and brings SO much joy into our lives! i love her kisses and hugs....her toys all over i could live without but she is worth it :)
Abby has been better at night i think something was up the last 3 nights but some tylenol and sleep seem to have made her better and she is sleeping better....she is still my happy giggly baby all day long :) I love how when you give her lots of kisses she starts laughing ahhh i love my baby! I hope she is watching her big sis example :) lol

i guess you would call me look on the bright side type person...no need to dwel on the bad its there in all our lives we all experince it but if we focus on it it will bring us down it DOES bring us down...it has brought me down when i foucus on it....so here is me looking on the positive and that is my wonderful family, my wonderful girls who are so sweet and good, and my husband who loves me and whom i love more then anything i am SO blessed to have them

Thursday, February 4, 2010

day 2

derek ran yesturday i ran today we both did 2 days YAY! lets hope we can get those third days in there its going to mean waking up at 7am YIKES and then going to work but i think we can do it! then we can move on to week 2!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

taxes and running

my taxes are done!! YAY! a bit angry that 2 W2's did not make it until yesturday but they are done our refund is on its way YAY!

on another note i went running this morning......yes you can pick your jaw up from the floor....i did it! i hate running but my goal is to learn to love it! With Derek starting a running program I thought i should do it too! Plus i am wanting to keep losing weight (getting really close to my high school weight!!) and i cant count on nursing eatting better and wii fit for ever! :) so his goal is a 5k on may first in under 25 minutes my goal 5k on may first under 32 minutes :).  I am going to try the couch 2 5k running program i did it today lets see if i can get out there 2 more times this week :)!