Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas

Christmas Dinner... YUMMY. But I always seem to eat WAY too much.

Carter was so excited to open presents on christmas, he was up all night waiting to open his stocking. SInce he didn't sleep hardly at all, this is how he was in the afternoon with his dad.

On Christmas eve, we came to grandma phillips house and made skookie pizzas and watched Relections of Christ. Very good film.

This was a wonderful christmas. Carter wanted to say thank you for all of the things that he got from his grandmas. It was sure fun to have a baby on Christmas. It was a totally different experience watching childrens eyes light up. I am sure it is only going to get better. So I hope you all had a merry christmas and a happy new year. We are moving in a week and so I may not have time to post anything, but know that I am thinking of all of you.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A tribute to my long lost friend...

This has been one of the saddest days of my life... I have lost a very very good friend. He has always been there for me. For the past seven years he has been by side through everything. My lonely trips Home to Colorado- he made them more interesting. My move from apartment to apartment... he was there by myside. When I was married, he was the first to congradulate me. When I had Carter, he was my number one fan. Though I have not always treated him as my best friend, he never thought twice. He loved me for who I am. I hope he knows how much I appreciate all he has done for me. And now that he is in heaven, He can smile down on us. I love you Hercules. Some may know him as Tyler. For those of you that don't know... He was my little Goldfish.
Here is the story of how we met...

About 5 years ago, my Friend Gretchen and her roommates all bought the 13 cent goldfish from wal-mart, and had a competition to see who could keep theirs alive the longest. Well all of Gretch's roommates fish died within the week. But as you can see, Gretchens didn't. He lived for a long while afterward. And so Gretchen gave him to me, and I have had him ever since.

He has gone through so much. He used to be gold, but when I went to Russia, my mom was fish sitting, and out a little to much water cleaner in it, and when I came home, He was White. wow. And I thought maybe he died and they bought me another one. But they told me they didn't.

He has been frozen in his water, and has gone about 6 weeks without food. And he survived. Hince the name Hercules. I don't have a picture of him, but he was a wonderful fish and friend.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Trying so Hard...

This last weekend we went down to Salt Lake City to do some apartment hunting. Man, you can only really take so much of that before you are ready to settle for the dumpster. But after scanning through hundreds of rental postings on and and actually viewing over 20 units we FINALLY found one. It is pretty nice for the price. And they gave us a very good deal. The deposit was only $23. THis is because they were doing a special that whatever the tempature was the morning they come to work, that is how much the deposit will be. Pretty crazy but nice for us. So we are moving from our Apartment on the 31st and can't move into there until the 2nd.

And as an early christmas present for both of us, We bought a new couch and love seat from Rc Willey. I am so so excited. It is tan with brown and dark brown weaved throughout. And then throw pillows are tan, brown, and red. So pretty.

Well, It is so hard to believe how fast babies grow. They try to be all grown up so fast it makes me sad. Well Carter is trying to talk and he is able to carry on a conversation now. It is so fun them growing up, but kind of sad because they are not in that little stage anymore.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Nobody Asked me

This is what Carter thinks about moving to Utah. Well it is true. Devin got offered a job in the Church office building as a budget man for the audio visual department. So we will be moving to SLC at the end of this month. Sad I know buddy, I feel the same way. So we are searching for somewhere to live. Usually I like moving, just like my mom. Ha ha. But I love Idaho Falls- Our Family and friends are here, and I love our apartment. But I will be a good wife and go where I need to.

Oh and some other good news... Haha Devin had unexpected Knee surgery this last saturday and will now be on crutches for six weeks. So It will be Carter and I doing the moving... Ya...

Carter may be sad to move, but he is way excited for Christmas. He knows that Santa is coming... And he has already came to our house and put presents under the tree. :-)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

chillin' at Big Lots

I have lived in Idaho for 5 years now, and have always thought that BIg Lots was a hardware store. Boy was I worng. I love this store. It is like a Ross, but with furntiure, christmas stuff, outdoor store etc. So we were there the other day, and there was this chair that was perfect for Carter. ANd he is just getting so big. See how he is just lounging around on this chair?


So we were debating whether or not to put this on the blog because he is naked and that might break some rules, but it is so dang cute. SO if you don't want to see a naked baby boy kicking in tbe bath tub, don't press play. However if you do, then it is so funny.

I used to give Carter bathes in the sink, but he found out that if you splash water it makes noise. So he started splashing and kicking in the sink, which does not have much room. So I decided to try the bath tub. and oh my goodness. He LOVES it. As you can see in the video, this is the highlight of his day.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

I found this and thought it was really cute and if you are a mom you will understand.

Thirty-two things that change when you have a baby....
1. You finally stop to smell the roses, because your baby is in your arms.
2. Where you once believed you were fearless, you now find yourself afraid.
3. The sacrifices you thought you made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices.
4. You respect your body... finally.
5. You respect your parents and love them in a new way.
6. You find that your baby's pain feels much worse than your own.
7. You believe once again in the things you believed in as a child.
8. You lose touch with the people in your life whom you should have been banished years ago.
9. Your heart breaks much more easily.
10. You think of someone else 234,836,178,976 times a day.
11. Every day is a surprise.
12. Bodily functions are no longer repulsive. In fact, they please you. (Horray for poop!)
13. You look at your baby in the mirror instead of yourself.
14. You become a morning person.
15. Your love becomes limitless, a superhuman power.
16. You discover how much there is say about one tooth.
17. You finally realize that true joy doesn't come from material wealth.
18. You now know where the sun comes from.
19. You'd rather buy a plastic tricycle than those shows you've been dying to have.
20. You realize that although sticky, lollipops have magical powers.
21. You don't mind going to bed at 9 p.m. on Friday night.
22. Silence? What's that?
23. You realize that the 15 pounds you can't seem to get rid of are totally worth having.
24. You discover an inner strength you never thought you had.
25. You no longer rely on a clock - your baby now sets your schedule.
26. You can give parents with a screaming child an 'I-know-the-feeling' look instead of a 'Can't-they-shut-him-up?' one.
27. Your dog - who used to be your 'baby' - becomes just a dog.
28. You take the time for one more hug and kiss even if it means you'll be late.
29. You learn that taking a shower is a luxury.
30. You realize that you can love a complete stranger.
31. You find yourself wanting to make this world a better place.
32. If you didn't believe in love a first sight before, now you do

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

So Many things to be thankful for...

There are many things that I have to be thankful for this year. I am not sure where to even start. So I will just make a list...

My Family

The Gospel in my Life

My wonderful hard working husband

Carter and his sweet love that he brings to our lives

My Parents and Brothers and Sisters

My testimony

My Husbands testimony

Devin's Job

Our roof over our head

The food on the table

and all my friends.
There is plenty more that I am thankful for, but those are big ones. For this thanksgiving the plan was to stay in Idaho and have dinner at Devin's parents. However, Devin's sister Nat, had her baby 2 weeks early and they wanted to go and be with her. Which is totally understandable. So they decided to go to california, Hily and Adam went to Boise and we thought, well lets drive to Colorado and surprise my family. So in one hour all of us who were supposed to stay here and have thanksgiving together, had plans to go to all different states. Pretty funny. So we decided to go. We left wednesday morning and drove all day. I talk to my mom probably every day, and so it was very hard to keep lying to her about what I was doing and what Devin was doing. But I have gotten to be a pretty good liar, (which is not a good thing) So it worked out pretty good. So we got to my parents house at 8:30pm, parked down the street and walked. The plan was to put Carter in his Car seat on the front porch and ring the door bell and run. And we were going to video tape the whole thing. So that is what we did. We rang the door bell and ran and left Carter on the door step. Wesley, my little brother came to the door, and said "there is a baby on the porch", then my sister vanessa said "no way", then she came to the door and said "there is a baby on the porch." Then my dad came and said" No way". He really thought someone wanted him to raise their baby. And dad, if I wanted someone to raise Carter, it would be you. :-) Anyway, they saw us, and told us that my mom wasn't home, and that she went to the store. So we found out what store, and went to that store. I walked up to her and said "excuse me, do you know where the cereal is?" She looked at me and the look on her face was priceless. Oh my goodness. we have it video taped, and I will post the whole thing once I find out how to edit it. It was so wonderful and it made my whole year. Thanksgiving was wonderful at Aunt Rhondas and it was great seeing everyone.
Great Grandma and Grandpa Great Grandma and Grandpa