Friday, June 14, 2013

Happiness is being married to your best friend

Three years have flown by and they have been the best three years of my life. Kyle and I have known each other for four years and been married for three. Our life has been full of adventure and happiness. We've lived in three different states and six different apartments. We've outlived 5 tornado warnings, driven across the country, graduated college, and had our first child. My love for this man grows stronger and deeper day by day. He is gentle, kind, loving, and attentive. He makes me laugh and I make him laugh. We like to be silly and ridiculous behind closed doors. He helps me feel better when I'm down and helps me solve my problems. He holds me when I feel like I'm about to burst. He's helped me to grow in the development of my talents and has helped me gain the confidence I need to fly. He believes in me when I don't. He is my everything.  He is an example of patience and forgiveness. He makes me strive to be a better person. Being with him just makes my life so much better. I look forward to growing old together and in raising our family. He is an excellent father to our son and a wonderful husband to me. He provides and protects just like a man should. He is smart, educated, understanding, and works hard each day to be better than before. I love him to the moon and back, to infinity and beyond, forever and ever. Getting sealed to him was the best decision of my life. Every time I think back to that day in June I can't help but smile. I get filled with joy and I start to tear up. June 10, 2010 was by far THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE!

President Hinckley said it best:

To celebrate our three years, Dallin was so kind as to give up a saturday afternoon of wake boarding with his friends to not only babysit Caleb, but to also spend the night with him.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!! It was our first night away from Caleb and it was hard for me. I couldn't help but think about him and wonder how he's doing. It must be a mother thing because Kyle was not affected in the same way, haha. After his work we went and got a couples massage and ate at Shogun Japanese Restaurant. Tasty! But I ate SO MUCH I nearly puked. I wasn't aware of how fast I was eating, thus not allowing me to be aware that I was already full. Oh well. It was cool because the chef cooks right in front of you and does all these tricks. After wards we took a walk to settle our food a bit and got some ice cream (as if there was any more room in my belly).

We got to spend the night in a suite that had a jacuzzi in it!!
The jacuzzi is in the bottom right hand corner. 

So of course I wanted to take a bubble bath. The only problem was I've never taken one (shocking, I know) so I didn't know the correct amount of bubbles to pour into the water. I read the directions and it said, "use a generous amount," so I did. Next thing I knew there were more bubbles than water and kyle looks at me and says, "how much did you pour in!!" Needless to say my measurement of a "generous amount" was far too much. They really should put an actual measurement so catastrophes can be avoid.

Well, we had to clean up all the bubbles. To which I learned something else, bubbles stick to you! Getting the bubbles to go away was near impossible but fun :) We drained the tub to see if the bubbles would go too, nope. So then we ran the water to see if it would make the bubbles disappear. It did a little bit but it was taking so long. After 20 minutes of trying to figure it out (and having a small bubble fight and playing with the bubbles)  I grabbed a trash can and started SCOOPING the bubbles and transferring them to the bathtub where the water was running. Needless to say there were bubbles EVERYWHERE! After about 40 min we finally got rid of all the bubbles, even the ones in the bathtub. It sure was fun!

At about 12:30 am we decided to make a run to waffle house. We figured we never get to have these late night runs anymore so we might as well. And it's something we used to do quite a bit before caleb was born. What a blast we had celebrating our wedding anniversary! 

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Splash Splash!

Today was Caleb's very firsts time in the pool. We have been so excited to take him! We would I have taken him sooner but our apartment complex decided to take their sweet time in getting the pool ready. We moved on the first of may and they said it would be ready in a few weeks, LIES! So each day that empty pool taunted us, we'll mostly me, and each day I wondered " maybe today is the day." Finally, it's June and the pool is officially open. Sadly the water was cold so when Caleb went in it literally took his breathe away. It was so cute. We didn't stay long because soon his little lower lip started to quiver because he was so cold. But the time we were there was fun and exciting.

A video from this first time dippin' his toes :) 
It's hard to hear but he starts gasping for air because it's so cold. 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Caleb loves spending time at the park and doing his favorite thing, SWING! We have so much fun with this little guy.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

This little bug

Is just the best.

7 months

dinner time is always fun

Happy Mothers Day!

Monday, April 15, 2013


I finally graduated college!! I enjoyed it so much and it's such a bittersweet feeling. I'm really looking forward to devoting all my time to caleb and kyle, now. My parents flew down and helped us move as well. It was a pretty hectic weekend but it was nice to be celebrating the end of our chapter in rexburg and begin our new one for law school. So much happened in rexburg and it will always be a very special place to me. Graduating was such a surreal experience. As we, the graduates, were walking into the I-center, I became so overwhelmed with emotion that I started crying. I kept thinking of everything I accomplished while at school. And to be honest, I never saw myself graduating college. It was something of a fairy tale to me. High school seemed enough for me, but at the same time it didn't. I wanted to do something with my life. I wanted to help others to be happy again and find success and joy in their life. I was scared of how hard it was going to be and devoting 4 more years was just too much for me. I didn't know how I was going to pay for it, who would accept me, I was afraid of not doing well, of rooming with strangers, and making new friends. I was scared of rejection and getting in debt. But here I am. BYU-I wanted me, I was offered pell grants and graduated debt free. I made friends that will last a lifetime. I married my best friend and have a little family. It was tough, it was challenging. Mentally, it was exhausting. But it was worth it. It stretched me and pushed me out of my comfort zone. There were many nights I cried because I didn't think I could do it, because I felt overwhelmed, because I felt that I wasn't good enough. Nights I hardly slept because of papers, homework, studying, goofing off. But it was all worth it because here I am, a college graduate who accomplished my degree and my dreams. But most importantly who stared fear in the face and took the plunge. I grew so much, met some amazing people, and learned so much about myself and about life that I could never have gained without school.  So here's to the graduating class of 2013! Thank you family, for all of your support and encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for pushing me and for believing in me.

My rock. Kyle cheered me on from the very beginning and never gave up on me when I did. 

My parents. The reason I went to college. It was their dream to see all three of their children graduate.

My new family. Their support and continuing prayers helped me through it

Social Work professors. What wonderful men, and what inspiring teachers they are

Friday, March 29, 2013


We've been so blessed to have this little guy for 6 months. How quick they've gone by and before I know it, he'll be 1!! HOLY COW. He just a joy and a delight. So kind, loving, patient, smiley, and tender. He hardly cries and he's always happy. He loves music and watching mommy cook. Playing with dad is his favorite. He makes him laugh so much :) He got his FIRST TOOTH! This little bug is just so loved by everyone. Our neighbor took his six month pictures and they turned out sooo good :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

Eye surgery

Little Bugs had eye surgery on his left eye. In January I noticed a mass on the white of his eye on day when I was playing with him. Thankfully his checkup was the following week. His pediatrician didn't know what it was and seemed concerned like I was. He phoned Dr. Fullmer, the ophthalmologist,  and set an appointment for us for the end of January. While at the appointment, Dr. Fullmer assumes its a cyst but wants to check up on it in a month to see if it's grown. We come back at the end of Feburary for his check-up and the mass on his eye GREW! At this point, Dr. Fullmer has ruled out the mass as being a cyst (because cysts aren't supposed to grow). We set up an appointment at the hospital for the 1 of March so the growth can be removed and examined. At 6 am on March 1st, we check in and get him ready for his surgery. The day before, Kyle gave him a blessing. HIs surgery didn't really hit me until we were in the hospital. I started to get nervous and started worrying. It was so crazy waiting for our little 5 month baby boy to get out of surgery. The surgery didn't take long and the doctors and nurses told us he did the best they have ever seen a baby do. He was all smiles when they took him to the back and was cooing up until he was put under with gas. Once that happened, he had an IV in his tiny little vein :( It was heartbreaking hearing it and then seeing him coming out of surgery and the drugs. He was so sad and helpless and in pain. They had to give him a baby amount of morphine because of his pain :(  Our ward was so helpful by providing dinner for us over the weekend.The bugs was out the rest of the day with few wake ups to eat for only a little bit. He recovered really well and really fast. He had to wear an eye patch to prevent himself from rubbing his eye because of his stitches.