Thursday, August 4, 2011

This year has been FLYING by! I can't believe we are already in August. So I am just going to do a quick recap of the year...and only the things that are on my memory card.

The end of last year, these crazy kids got married.

...and now they are expecting a baby boy in December!

This was Chris while I was assisting my friend the photographer.
These are the cute mini cupcakes I made for the reception.
Aren't we CUTE?!?

Then in January, this cute little guy was born.

Jen was seriously this happy almost the whole time!

I'm so glad all this swelling went down...he is much cuter now.

I got to be there for the whole thing! It was so neat to be there and I'm so glad that Jen and I are close enough that I was invited!

These are a few days after he was born. This is Chris's first time meeting and holding him.

And then things got a little weird between him and TJ...

I'm not at all sure what this event was, but here we are at my parents house for dinner.

In May, Chris turned the big 3-0! We went to Chompies to celebrate. Have you ever been there? You should go and get Jewish sliders...A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

After the end of my semester, Chris came home with these sweet is he?!?! He wrote me a card saying how proud of me he was and all sorts of good mushy stuff. I was so surprised! Love that guy! Aren't they so pretty?

Speaking of school, it is going great! My first semester was definitely tough, but I loved it. I have made some great new friends and love the class I am in. This semester focused on the elderly so we had our clinicals in a nursing home...bleh! I am so glad that part of it is over! I am starting back up in just a few weeks. I had such great intentions of reviewing a little bit every week during the summer and at this point, I haven't done a darn thing. Life just gets in the way...oh, and so does my laziness! Nonetheless, I am still so excited to start back up soon. Its time to get myself on a schedule again.

We also went to Utah (posts to follow) for my newest niece's baby blessing! Yep, I have a new niece and nephew and have one more niece and 2 more nephews due by the end of the year. If you did the math, that's 5 in just one year! Wow, our family is sure growing fast!

I also was able to go to girls camp a few weeks ago and had a blast! I of course forgot my camera so have no pictures other than the ones on other peoples cameras. We are still serving in the Gila Bend branch so went with them and the other branches, and Ajo ward as one tribe. We seriously had the best group of girls....and no drama! I definitely act more like a young woman than a leader...especially at girls camp.

Chris and I are still doing great...happy and healthy and blessed more than we deserve! We are so not where I thought we would be after 6 years of marriage but honestly couldn't be happier about it! I feel like the Lords plan is going to turn out so much better than the one I had for myself...I know that's always the way it is!

I will try to be better about posting on here every so often! I recently found all of my old journals. I know you wouldn't believe it, but there was a time that I wrote EVERY DAY! Shocking, I know! My goal is always to post every week, but that never happens. Maybe now that I'm caught up.....


Just like last year, we went to Utah for the 4th of July. This year was extra special because we were also there for the blessing of our newest niece! All of us stayed at Stew and Robyn's house...7 adults and 6 kids under 10! We had so much fun spending time with our family and I'm so glad we were able to go! One thing I learned this trip is that I need to remember to ask people to take my camera so I can have pictures of myself. I have tons of everyone else and only about 6 of me. You would think I would like that!

Anyway, I am mostly going to let the pictures speak for themselves....there are a ton! I just hate only picking a few. And, because this is my journal, I get to do what I want!

My sweet sister, Robyn did this for us!

In this picture, Addy is sitting on my lap crying because she got caught sneaking a few of my M&Ms. She was definitely more upset than I was!

One day, we walked over to a park for playing and picnicking. It was so nice to be able to play outside in the middle of the summer.

Don't you just want to squeeze that cute face!

Don't you just love Ashley's gorgeous hair in this one?

Gotta make sure you get every drop of brownie batter!

We did some family pictures while we were there. These are just a few that I snapped while we were waiting around.

I think Mason is done!

And of couse, we had to go to fireworks. We spend most of the afternoon waiting so we could save our awesome spot.

This has nothing to do with Utah....The day that I got home, I had to take our dogs to the vet. I thought they looked so cute with their little pink bandaids!