Monday, January 26, 2009

Once Again...Boomer! This time AWAKE!

I realized after looking back at all my Blogs since we got Boomer, that I don't have a single picture of him really "AWAKE". He's always sleeping so I decided to post a couple of him wide awake because this is the REAL Boomer! Always getting into trouble...Ha Ha!

what a stinker....

Heather, I'm here to inform you that Caleb isn't the only "child" who gets into trouble with the toilet paper roll! Ha Ha! I came home from work and not 2 minutes later I found Boomer doing this! What a lil' stinker!

FINALLY FINISHED!

After about 4 months of reading, I have FINALLY finished the entire Twilight series! YAH FOR ME! They were all so great and I can't wait for the other 3 movies to come out!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Baby Hopes...

I hope none of you reading this thinks I'm pathetic, but as this is really my only form of "journaling" I felt the need to write about this:

I just got a text from Alex's cousin Michael, who just got married the first part of November, saying that him and his new wife are expecting a baby! I AM IN TEARS! I love them to pieces, I mean they are family, but I have this horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. A feeling of the most intense jealousy I have ever felt in my entire life. Why do I feel like this? I feel horrible that I FEEL SO HORRIBLE! Words can't quite explain. I should feel nothing but HAPPY for them and it's really hard for me to do that right now....Why me? Why can't I have kids? They've been married for barely 2 months and didn't WANT kids for a "couple years" and they fall pregnant like it's nothing! I've been married for almost 2 1/2 years and have had nothing but heartache trying for a little one. I've had no problem attending cousins and friends baby showers, baby blessings, etc., but for some reason this one really hit me hard. I think it's cuz we're so close to them and I feel like I SHOULD get the first baby ya know? How immature does that sound!?!?! I try to keep telling myself that Heavenly Father has a reason for all things and that there is a divine reason I am not a mother right now. I only wish I knew what that reason is. I'm having a very difficult time having the strength, peace, and faith to keep trying and to keep trying to understand the reasoning behind it.
Enough with my rambling. Writing things down, especially my feelings, helps me to move on and get it all out so I'm not dwelling on it for days and days and days even though I have a feeling I will be still in this case.
BABY DUST TO ME! :)...........................:(

The Newest Tile Project

Alex got a side job (YAH!) with an old family friend named Bob here in Smithfield. It was about 500 sq. ft. just in floors, which is what you see in the pictures, and 3 full showers (ceiling to floor). As you can see, the floors weren't just a simple pattern to lay down. They were a pin wheel pattern which took alot of extra time, but doesn't it look great! Also, notice the medalion in the entry way. VERY IMPRESSIVE ALEX! He's been working on it now for 2 full weeks but he only has one shower left and he's done! I'll post more pics when everything is 100% complete! Thank goodness for this job because it's enough money (not taxed of course since it's a side job) to pay all our bills for 2 months!

Baby Boomer

I apologize in advance for the MANY more posts on here that will do exclusively with Boomer. HE IS MY BABY! I will do the same when I actually have our own child. In the meantime, Boomer is my baby so ya better get used to seeing lots of pics! ha ha ;) We always find him sleeping in the most awkward positions so of course we grab the camera. He's only going to be a puppy once! He also loves to snuggle with us on the couch when we're watching TV and eventually go to sleep. He's such a cuddle bug!

City League Basketball

Alex couldn't be happier to start playing basketball again! If you didn't already know, basketball used to be Alex's life growing up. He ate, breathed, and slept basketball to be quite honest. To say the least, marriage wasn't the best thing for his "basketball" life because along with marriage comes bills and a high maintenance wife...ha ha j/k! He just hasn't had a lot of time the past 2 1/2 years to get together with old buddies and play a game of hoops. When we moved to Logan, one of the things he was REALLY looking forward to was playing Logan city league and now he is doing exactly that. They have only played 2 games so far and they are 1-1. I love going and supporting my husband in something that he loves so dearly. If anyone wants to come to a game he plays every Wednesday night at the Logan Rec Center (Logan High School).

Friday, January 23, 2009

So Happy...

I don't know exactly why, but today I have felt so much happiness for no reason at all. I work at an accounting firm and it's tax season so it's DEFINITELY not work, ha ha. I guess just a thought about how my life is going makes me want to just SMILE! I am married to the man of my dreams, I have the cutest little 9 week old baby boy (Boomer, my cocker spaniel puppy) who loves me unconditionally, I am finally close to both our families, we are doing great financially, I live in the United States of America, and I have the church in my life. Just to name a few of course. Sometimes it's nice to take a second of our busy lives and ponder on the blessings we enjoy each and every day.

Just thought I would write a little something! Hope everyone reading this is just as happy as I am!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

My Sleepy Boys

Boomer loves taking naps on the bed. We always find him sleeping in the most awkward positions in a corner, under the bed, or ON the bed. I couldn't help my snap a picture of both Alex and Boomer taking a nap together...awwww precious!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Sledding in Juniper

Out in Juniper where Alex is from, there are a BUNCH of awesome sledding hills on their farm property. The only thing that sucks is it was 4 degrees and we didn't have snowmobiles to take us back up the hill. We had to walk up and it sucked! That's why we only lasted a few runs! ha ha
Peyton walking up the hill to go tubing down it again!
Me walking up the hill with the tube around my head! It was steep and it took FOREVER! Peyton was just getting ready to go down again.
video

Better late then never-CHRISTMAS!

I feel bad I didn't get any pictures from "opening" presents on Christmas morning or Alex's Christmas present-SHOTGUN! He's wanted one forever so I finally gave in. I'll just tell you what we both got from our parents and siblings:
Alex: "The Last Lecture" Book
Power Inverter
"Unsinkable Bathroom Reader" Book
Jayne: -Home Decor sign that says "Bless This House"
-Mad Gab (game)
-gravy mixer
-Christmas Book
Both of us: -Credit Card Monopoly
-Sorry
-Mancala
(All three are games. I told my mom that all I wanted for Christmas were a bunch of fun games. She got all the games I named. She is sooooo good!)
-$100 bill and wedding album from Alex's parents
(Wedding album so I will FINALLY put one together!)
Alex with Caleb and Lucas!
We put Grandma's glasses on Caleb and as you can tell he was totally playing it off! He loved the attention!
Caleb is completely opposite of Lucas when it comes to dogs. Only because Lucas has lived with one since the day he was born and Caleb hasn't. He was VERY unsure of the puppy at first and then he started petting him more and more and saying "he's a nice puppy!" It was so cute!
Robyn and John got Lucas this cute four wheeler for Christmas. He loved hugging Boomer just like he does his own dog Tibo, EXCEPT Tibo is an overweight chocolate lab! He has such a great love for animals, especially dogs.
Since Boomer was MY Christmas present from Alex, I had to put a gift bow on his cute little head for Christmas morning!
Mom and Boomer cuddling on Christmas day. He just LOVES to be close to your face, neck, and chest area. It looks kind of awkward but he was OUT like a light!
This is my nephew Lucas. He belongs to my sister Robyn. They live in Vegas so we don't get to see them but like twice a year maybe more if we're lucky. He is 16 months old. He looked so dang cute in his lil' beanie that I had to take a picture.
I swear WE didn't put them in there! Caleb started it all the day before by pulling Boomer's doggy bed and toys out of his cage and climbing right it and didn't want to get out! He thought it was the coolest thing that he could actually fit! This picture was taken the next day when we had Boomer upstairs so we could watch him. We all took our eyes off Caleb and Lucas for 2 minutes and came to find BOTH of them in Boomer's cage AGAIN! They locked the door and everything and if anyone tried opening it to get them out they would both cry. Boys will be boys I suppose...

SNOWBOARDING AGAIN THE NEXT DAY!


(Robyn, John, Garrett, Parker, Katelyn, me, and Alex)

Alex didn't get enogh boarding time in the FIRST day he learned so we went again the next day! This time with all the siblings, except Heather and we missed her! I can honestly say I've never had so much fun with all my siblings than going snowboarding with them. We got up to the resort at 11:00 AM and didn't leave until 7:30 I believe. We took 2 long breaks though to let our legs relax a bit and drink some hot cocoa, but other than that we were non-stop go go go all day long! We never seperated. All 7 of us were snowboarding together down the mountain and stopping to go off jumps and watch Garrett almost kill himself a few times. Ha ha. I actually went off my first jump and I have it on video to prove it! It's on Katelyn's camera though so when I get it from her I will post it because I am VERY proud even though I didn't land it. I almost did, but I shifted my weight to the back of my board and it slipped out from underneath me. Who cares! NOT BAD FOR THE FIRST TIME EY'! We had alot of fun to say the least. We're now thinking of making it a new family Christmas tradition to go snowboaring.



Garrett (red coat), Katelyn (white/brown coat), and Parker (brown coat)