Friday, October 31, 2008

10/24/07 and FOREVER

I know it's past the 24th, but I just had to say "Happy Anniversary" to my amazing husband of one year. I know it sounds crazy that I've only been married one year and I'm 8 months pregnant, but Devin and I didn't want to waste any time! This past year has been a wirl wind of emotions and events and in some ways Devin and I are happy to see it go, but sad at the same time. We stated in Utah when we got married and three states and 8 months later we finally got back. One of Devin's cars was stolen and wrecked in Detroit and then he traded in his truck for a "family" SUV. It was getting difficult caring for our puppies from out of state so we eventually had to give our dogs Tank and Nala away, I had to leave Star 21 but now I am doing esthetics out of our house, and last but not least we found out we are PREGNANT. So Devin and I have had quit the year, but I wouldn't have wanted to experience it with anyone else then Devin. I have learned so much about myself over the year and couldn't have done it with out him. He is my strength, my love, my best friend, my light, my joy, my happiness, my life, my everything. I feel so lucky and blessed to have him in my life and to be sharing a life with him. I am so excited to start a family with him and look forward to all the years to come. Thanks babe for always being there for me and helping to shape the person I am today. I love you always and forever!!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Lots of catching up to do!

I am so so sorry I haven't updated in quit some time, but I feel like I haven't had anytime to do it. I'm sure many of you are saying, wow she doesn't think she has time now to update just wait until that little baby comes he will take up all her time. I admire all of you who have kids and are very good about keeping your blog updated. Hopefully I'll get better!! Devin and I have been busy moving in to our new townhome and are starting to feel settled. I can not tell you how nice it is to feel settled in one place! It is so nice to have all of my stuff out of boxes and in cupboards. When we moved for the summer we had to pack up so much of our wedding gifts and decorations now I am able to have it all out and be able to use it. I have loved being able to decorate. I'm not that great at it but I sure love to do it. I love how decorations make your house feel more homy! While we were gone for the summer I had no decorations just a couple pictures here and there, it made each of our apartments feel so empty. Sorry I don't have any pictures of our new place, but I will take some soon!! I've also been busy getting our nursery ready. WE finally set up the crib, moved in the dresser, and moved in the rocking chair. I'm still in the process of decorating it so that is my reason for not having pictures just yet, they'll be coming soon aswell. I have been alittle stressed out and overwhelmed by this whole nursery and decorating it. I have changed the bedding 3 times now and you know that when you change the bedding that changes all your decorating ideas. I don't know why I have made it so stressful, But I am happy to report that I have finally decided on bedding so now I can move on to the decorating. I'll be really happy when I'm all done with this nursery!! I have pictures below of the fun things we have been doing with friends and family lately. At the beginning of October my family got together for our Halloween FHE. Devin and I were in charge of it so we had pizza, decorated sugar cookies, and carved pumpkins. It is always so fun to get together with family, especially around the holidays and have fun holiday activities. I just have to brag about how cute all my nieces and nephew are. I love the picture of them standing proud by their carved pumpkins. They were all such good helpers!! Our friends Colin and Jamie Kent had a birthday party for their adorable daughter Presley, she turned one. She looked so dang cute at her birthday party and her mom, Jamie, did such a good job with decorating the whole room pink. Thanks for inviting us guys and we can't wait for our little guy to be apart of all the action. The best part of the whole party was watching Presley dig into her cake. I guess I shouldn't really say "dig" cause she didn't do that she very carefully would stick her index finger into the icing and lick it off her finger. She is such a girly girly not wanting to get messy!! WE had so much fun, thanks for inviting us!! One last thing that Devin and I have really enjoyed doing is going to the Utah Football games. My cousin RJ Rice plays for the Utes. He is a senior this year so it's been alot of fun to go to the games over the years and have a family member out on the field to cheer on. WE love you Rj and are so proud of you!! WE are so excited for the TCU game that's coming up in a couple weeks and can't wait for the BYU vs Utah game. WE are hoping that I don't go into labor at that game with it only being like 9 days before my due date! WE'll just have to wait and see what happens. GO UTES!! Sorry this is so long but like the title of this post says, I have alot of catching up to do. Enjoy!!

Me with the Birthday Girl!

All the cute little kids. Can't wait for our little guy to be part of the whole gang.

Rachel, Anjuli, Heather, Jamie, and I

Presley's Cake before

Presley's cake after she dug in. She's too much of a girly girly to get too messy!!

Missa and AEden playing with Londyn at our Halloween Family Home Evening

Sam decorating Mimi's delicious Halloween sugar cookies. Cool shades dude!!

Missa and Aeden decorating their sugar cookies

Most of the crew carving their pumpkins

Kelley, Emi, and SAm carving Emi's pumpkin

The end product of pumpkin carving