Sunday, December 18, 2011

Avery's Post Graduation

Avery and his Sargent's

more of being sworn in with the group.

I am so proud of Avery that he stuck it through and passed it all and he can now go on to do his life long dream! :) I was super proud of seeing him standing up there and how far he has come. I know at one time I was telling him to put it off longer but he kept it in his mind that he wanted to and I am grateful! I know he will make a fantastic cop and I will have to learn to get used to the lifestyle a police officer wife lives but I am just as excited!

Temple Square

We went to temple square on Wednesday night with sister and it was so beautiful. I don't think I have been up in a really long time and I sure did love every minute of it! I am so glad we walked through the cold so we could enjoy the scenery!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Random Thoughts

I am sitting at work having millions of things running through my mind and some of them I want to share with all of you!

  • I have 99 days left in my pregnancy, that is just 3 months away. I think it is settling in more that I will have my sweet boy in my arms much sooner than I thought.

  • Avery has 8 days left of post. Which is still 2 weeks but he is almost done and I could not be any happier! I am so ready to have him home to help me out with me working full time and trying to juggle everthing right now its hard.

  • The snow that is falling. I think that December 1, welcomed in winter. I am alright with it just not a fan of the ice on the roads.

  • I have put the determination in me to be more organized and on a schedule and not over push myself to get things done. I have a Family Management binder that I made to help me accomplish it. I will start it next week.

  • I am looking forward to Avery's Graduation to acutally see him in uniform. Since I have yet to.....(I like day dreaming about it somedays:P)

  • When I go up for Avery's Graduation I will officially finish my christmas shopping and just have to wrap it all! I am proud that I will be done.

  • I have planned a menu for when he comes home as well since I haven't had to cook for the last 4 months hardly, let me tell you what it was hard! I couldn't get the ides to come to me easy enough. But I managed to the end of December.

  • I love my active little Guy in my belly I am sure I will love him even more when he is born.

  • I have told people that I haven't hardly been an emotional mess with being pregnant. But after I have been saying this the last little bit I think a good cry on the hubby's shoulder tonight is sounding great! :)

I hope everyone is doing well, keeping safe and warm during this winter time!

Monday, November 21, 2011

18, 19, 20, 21

Day 18- I am grateful that my husband only has 3 weeks left of his 15 week program after this week. I am so excited for him to be home more and the opportunity to be able to cook for him and be his wife!

Day 19- I am grateful for the decent weather we have been having here during this month. Really we can't complain, it may be a bit colder but it hasn't snowed much which makes it easier.

Day 20- I am grateful for the past experiences and trials I have had that have made me the person I am today. The struggles I have had sure have helped me mature and grow up. I am grateful for every single one of them and I am grateful for the ways they have blessed me.

Day 21-I am grateful for each day further that I make it in this pregnancy. I am grateful that it has become much easier, although there is still linger thoughts that I have that won't allow myself to do certain things. I just hope baby boy continues to grow!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

15, 16, & 17

Day 15
I am grateful that the Dr. gave me some antibiotics to help boost my immune system to get over this nasty cold I have had for over a week now. I am grateful for medicine.

Day 16
I am grateful for the beautiful temple that we have right in our back yards and the opportunity to be able to go just about any time that I want. I love that I have the choice and it so close that I do not have to travel. I love the peace that comes within those walls and for the many blessings it has given to me and continues to give me!

Day 17
I am grateful for the opportunity that I have to be able to attend my meetings and to be able to feel encouraged from the messages given. I love when the spirit is there and is giving you inspiration.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Days 13 and 14

Day 13- I am grateful for my husbands job. In this ecomnomy right now, it is hard to find a job. I know that it is only part time for the time being but we will work our way to full time! I am glad he can help provide and support our family!

Day 14-I am grateful for my job! I love the kids I am around and when they give me compliments. I am also grateful that I have some where I feel like I am needed, and I belong. I love the people I work with as well.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Days 10, 11, and 12

Day 10
I am grateful for the wood that my family helped get for us, since I am not allowed to! I know it will do its job in keeping us warm this winter! :)

Day 11
I am grateful for my very active baby! He is all over the place some days and I love when Avery feels him and my family. I think its the sweetest thing ever! He is starting to get stronger and I am nervous for those days to come!

Day 12
I am grateful that Avery has a job, ever since he quit Dish our lives have been quite peaceful, and He has been much happier!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Day 8 & 9

Day 8
I am grateful for my husband who stepped up while I was on bed rest and did the majority of chores. I had to do some laundry from our trip this last weekend and I am still trying to get everything put away and done! It has been a CHORE! I am also trying to come down with a nasty cold so resting and sleep is something I am needing. Which makes it hard to want to clean and get things done.

Day 9
I am grateful for my job although some days are a little stressful I love being around the kids. I will be sad when the day comes that I decide I am done.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Day 7

I am thankful for the beautiful slow falling snow that reminds me of Gods beauties. I do not like when it is freezing outside and the wind is blowing and it is snowing. I will take snow any day of the week as long as it slowly falls to the ground. I do like the winter time as long as I am warm, all thanks to my stacked and split wood:)

Day 6

I am grateful for the opportunity I just had to go up and see Avery. I am so very grateful it is not me commuting each and every week to go to training. It really made me think that I like being able to go over to my parents after he leaves and not be alone. But after I dropped him off and headed home I was LONELY! I am so glad we have less than 6 weeks left. But I am grateful to see my husband every weekend!

Day 5

I am grateful I was obstinate in getting the tires I wanted in May that may have cost a little bit more but they work wonders in the wet snowy conditions we are having right now. I am so glad I don't feel like I am sliding all over the road and I feel like I have control of my car. I am also grateful to have a car right now. I want a new one some day but this little old car gets me where I need to be and is reliable. It also is paid off so I can't complain.

Day 4

I am grateful for my wonderful mom and dad who feed me all the time. I could start cooking for myself but then I would be all alone every night! I love that I can go over to their house and have all the company I want! I am grateful for all the help that they have given me with me being pregnant this time around! I LOVE them! I also love my sisters too who come and visit me and do crafts with me if I ask!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Day 3

I am grateful to belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I had 12-16 young men and their leaders at my house last night splitting and stacking the wood that my family got us earlier in the year. I am so grateful that we do service for people and we are willing to do it. I know that I am very very grateful to them!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Thankful Post

I am going to write every single day one thing that I am thankful for until Thanksgiving. I missed yesterday so i will post two today.
1- I am grateful for my husband and our eternal marriage in the temple.

2- I am grateful to the Lord for the beautiful son he has blessed me with.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Avery & I

Avery finished his first block of POST 3 weeks ago and is 3 weeks into the second block. We have 7 weeks left and I hope that we both survive it! I know it is getting more intense for him, but he is doing well. I am ready to see him every day and night of the week and be done with this weekend business! I am glad that he is able to come home but at the same time its stressful. It makes him not want to go back and me not want him to leave. Although, its good for him to be away. He is the Vice President of his block and they all wanted him to be the President but he didn't...what a silly guy! He is loosing a lot of weight and getting in shape which is what he has been trying to do for a long time! (if you want to loose weight and get in shape go to post)

I am just taking it easy and doing all the bill paying and going to work. I am still not doing too much cleaning. :) I am trying to figure out our budget and to get things on track for the baby but it is hard when you haven't been able to encourage your old budget from being on bed rest. I already said most about me in the 20 week post.

Over all we are getting through it all some how and next week I am going to see him in SLC and go shopping for baby boy!

20 Weeks!

The first picture I didn't share on Face Book because I feel huge. I think it didn't help that I had on TIGHT leggings and they helped push my fat up! LOL I also had on a maternity dress so I look more pregnant. I still look tiny and haven't gained a whole lot but I am ok with it! I am doing good and so is little boy! I have my 20 week ultra sound tomorrow and I am a little anxious! I am so glad that I am half way done, but I still have quite a bit more left ahead of me. I have been feeling better and some other parts I have been dealing with have died down so I think my hemorrhage is just getting better! :) Little boy is so active and I LOVE feeling him move. That is all! On to the next 20 weeks!

Monday, October 10, 2011

2 Years

Happy Anniversary to Avery and I we have made it 2 whole years. It seems as yesterday that we were kneeling across the alter in the temple. Making our vows for eternity. I am so grateful that he asked me and I said yes. I am so grateful that he has been an amazing husband and friend. I am so grateful that he has stepped up while I have had to step down during our marriage right now. I am grateful that he doesn't complain when I ask him to do the things I need. He is so willing to help and I appreciate it so much. I love when he surprises me although I hate when he tells me he has a surprise and makes me wait for too long. I love his strong testimony in the gospel and his willingness to serve. I am grateful we have dates and go to the temple and enjoy ourselves. I LOVE that he holds his priesthood worthly. Baby boy and I have had some blessings because we have needed them and he has been able to give them to us. I am so grateful for my best friend and I am looking forward to MANY more years! I just want to give a shot out to my wonderful husband Avery. I LOVE you so much and I am grateful for everything!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh BOY!!!!

I went to the Dr. yesterday and I found out that Avery and I are expecting a sweet baby boy in March. I was laying there on the ultrasound bed and the Dr. was checking everything with the baby's spine and heartbeat. I told him that I wanted to know what we were expecting and he started looking around and asked me what I saw when he saw what it was. I said its a PENIS! Then the Dr. says "congrats you're having a boy" I honestly wanted to cry at first because I wanted a girl but we will take a sweet baby boy.
I have only gained 3 pounds but I will take it:) Less than a pound a month, I hope that we don't gain a ton of weight in the next little while. I am excited that baby boy will have some nephews to play with and also friends because I know several people who just had boys are expecting boys around the same time as me. I guess its time to start shopping and planning every thing.

Monday, September 12, 2011

What is going on in our world

Here I am at 3 months, I feel like 3 months have flown by but then I sit and think that I was on bed rest for 3 weeks and it was LONG and SLOW. I was able to go back to work last week but had an incident where I was required to take this week off and be on bed rest for at least another week. I hope that is all that the Dr. requires, I liked being at work and I left my sub in a total mess:( I am feeling fine we have a doctors appt tomorrow and I am excited to see the baby again:) I love how much I have gotten to see our sweet blessing! Lately there has been more days that I feel bloated than pregnant. I enjoy knowing that I will have a sweet little one in less than six months! :)

Right now Avery is in P.O.S.T. he can come home on the weekends, and I enjoy getting to see him! I have been eating at my mom and dads every night:P. He said some of the work outs are hard but I know he can push through and make it! It is very entertaining to listen to what he learned that week and I enjoy it:)

I do know the Lord knows our plans, that he has for us. We had found out that Ave got the police job 1 and a half weeks before he had to be to P.O.S.T. and we knew he still had to get funding approved. We had 8 days to get it approved and we just kept earnestly praying that if he was supposed to go to P.O.S.T. now that the Lord would allow it. (if he didn't go to this session he would be there for the birth of the baby) Ave called me the LAST morning possible that they could approve his funding and it had been. I knew the Lord wanted ave then and there to go. I am so grateful that he let him go this session and not next!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ER visit

While we were in Parowan Avery and I ended up in the ER at the IHC in Cedar City. It was not very fun to say the least with needles and everything else. Also the LONG wait for it all. I did not enjoy my IV they put in and I hope to never have another until it is time to deliver this baby! We are so grateful our sweet baby is ok and things are looking good besides the tear that I am on bed rest for. I have made it 9 days down with 9 left until our doctors visit. I sure hope it continues to go QUICK! I also wanted to make a shout out to those who have brought us dinner and visited me. I appreciate it SO much! Love you all!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

3 weeks

Here is our bean at 7w4d. Right now we are 9w5d.

I get to lay in bed for at least 3 weeks...I am bed rest and it is just lovely. Avery and I are pregnant for those of you who read my blog. We are almost 10 weeks along. I am having some complications and I am trying to do all that I can to keep my baby in there and healthy. Avery has been so strong and so good to me while I cannot do anything. My mother has also been fantastic with cooking us yummy dinners and filling my lovely pregnancy cravings! This was not how we wanted to tell all of our siblings and family. But we have asked them to pray for us. I really hope that I can be off bed rest in 3 weeks and go back to work. It has been so hard for me to not go to work the first day of school this year:/ I feel so helpless and dumb. I have been grateful for the visitors that I have had the last few days I just wish I could see my mom and sister more! (HINT) I sure hope that this clears up and goes away. I just remind myself constantly that I have to accept that God will bless us how he sees fit and I have to remember this sweet spirit we have in our home is from him. This has made me much closer to him and I am grateful for it.

Friday, August 5, 2011


sweet baby Briggz! We went up to pick my ring up from the jewelers and come see you! You are so precious and sweet! I am so glad that your mom let me snuggle you for a whole day and a half! I wish I could snuggle you some more! :) Congrats Candice & Dunc!

My Birthday

This year for my birthday Avery got me flowers and I picked out a wii fit board. I love it! I haven't been on it much this last month...We also got new tires for the car and holy cow I LOVE them!!! They are AA rated for traction and I can tell when I was driving in the Canyon to SLC and it was POURING! I am so glad I went with these tires!! I was spoiled my mom made me dinner for my sister and I. Thanks, Avery! :)


In June Jaimie and I were able to go out and visit my nanny family. It was a lot of fun. The plane flight was a red eye, we got to NY early and went to rent a car...well that fell through. So then we decided to just take the subway system and get to grand central and then get a taxi ride home. The taxi cab that was first to take us refused....the second one took us finally. It was very eventful carrying HEAVY suitcases up several flights of stairs. We got home to our house and it is absolutely stunning. We went up stairs and just shared a room the whole time we were there. We had the house to ourselves when we go there so we laid down and took a nap. Later we went swimming and had a BLAST!!! We did a lot of swimming there, I wish that I had a pool. My sweet friend Senia was working her last week in Greenwich and her nanny family had a car for her to drive the kids around in so she let us use her car. I am grateful and will be forever grateful!!! We went and DD and several other places that aren't here in Utah and it was a lot of fun. Our week was very eventful! One night Anne got us tickets to go and see a Broadway show called Anything Goes. It was pretty funny, it had some adult humor in it. I also was not surprised that Axel was taller than I and that Isabel has turned into a beautiful young girl. She loves clothes and Make up and nail polish. Axel could do some awesome hula hooping tricks, one consisted hula hooping while going down the zip line. PRETTY SWEET! It was such a fun trip and I am glad that they let me come visit for awhile. I hope to go back again soon! 2 Years was WAYYYY too long!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My New Hair!

This last week my Sister died my hair for me and it was the 1st time in my whole life! I feel so grown up:)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

HaPpY BiRtHdAy AvErY!!

Happy Birthday Honey! I love you so much! I am really excited each year when I get to celebrate with you! I hope this year you enjoy your birthday and have fun cooking on you grill I got you! I am so glad that I get to spend many more birthday's to come with you! Hope your day is filled with love and what you want! (even though you are working)

Friday, May 6, 2011


Happy Easter! I am sorry this post is late! Avery and I had a ton of fun dying easter eggs! We had several colors this year! We didn't get to go out and roll them though because the weather was rainy all day. We are truly grateful for the real purpose of Easter and the gift from Christ.