Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Lucas was SO little when I posted last. He was only just smiling which is unbelievable to me! In the first year, he rolled over, crawled, grew 8 teeth, and stole my heart. in the second year he started walking, running, talking and has now started speaking almost full sentences. He is 2 and 2 months now and his favorite things are food (even though I cant get him to gain anything no matter how much fat I feed him.) Caillou, singing, dancing, and Daddy!
We still have our little dog Penny and added 2 white cats to the family last October. They are a joy and a pain at the same time. Anything of a young age just has to get into EVERYTHING it seems! :) Last year, January 6th - May 20th, CJ took a "little trip" to Iraq. He was deployed there for almost 5 months. During that time was tough but we paid off all our debt besides our house and had plans to finish our backyard when he got home. We spent a lot of time skyping but was still hard as it was day there, when it was night here and visa versa. he had wifi in the airport that he worked out so there were a lot of late nights for me skyping/texting. We sent a lot of messages and texts of Skype. Lucas missed him and we watched a lot of videos of dad reading that he sent us. When he got home, it was as if he never left. Lucas walked right up to him and gave him a hug in the airport. It was very sweet.
When he got home, he went back to his job at Atlantic Aviation and then lost it in September. He has been jobless ever since. he has been doing a lot of two week trainings with the air force which is keeping us afloat month to month with a sweet tax return that I wish we could have played with but ended up being used to bills which is okay!
This month marks 2 years in our house. I don't have a whole lot to say about that except that its been two years and we are still in toe process of painting and haven't decorated yet! ha ha!
I don't know if anybody is curious about my family but Ashley & Zac had their baby girl Olivia in August of last year. Landon served his 2 years in Guatemala and returned home the 16th of last month, and nick has been in two shows at hale center theater recently. He was in Joseph and the technicolored dream coat and he is in the U.S. premier of Zorro right now. He does amazing! Colton is doing really good in school and playing the french horn in school and in the Jordan Youth Symphony. Alex started middle school this year and is playing the trumpet. and hunter is 5th grade. (I think) he might be in 4th. :S (ASHLEY... CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG)
Starting November of last year, I took on one of my dreams and started photography. I have always been doing photography but not getting paid for it. I did several free sessions to work up my portfolio and now I am taking off. I did my first wedding last week and it turned out well. If you want to see some of my work go check it out on facebook "Life Done Digital" I have a blog to for www.lifedonedigital.blogspot.com. and my B.I.L. is in the process of helping me put up a website at www.lifedonedigital.com. for those of you who don't know, I also do digital scrapbooking and cards as well. I started with that and then decided to add photography to it. That is pretty much it in the last two years! I say this EVERY time... but I am going to try to be better to post at least once a week and post pictures. comment if you read this. I am curious!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Thursday, December 10, 2009
We are coming along! 5 Weeks to go and I would be more than happy for our little bundle of joy to come sooner rather than later. My poor ribs may not survive much longer! I live with my wheat sack. It seems to be the only thing that relieves the pain.
We spent 2 weeks in Utah starting the Monday before Thanksgiving. It was fun to be able to see friends and family that we don't get to see all the time. It was sort of my last hooray before I have Lucas. before I left my mom said... "OKAY... SEE YOU AT BABY TIME!" while clapping her hands! (omg.... its already almost here!!!) Labor thoughts have officially sinked in! I know a million women go thru it every day and survive... BUT... When it comes to me and pain... we don't mix! We are not friends! At the same time, I just want to get it over with.
In those 2 weeks my little sister has discovered that she is no longer going on a mission which she was supposed to leave for December 16th, but instead, she is getting married! YAY! how exciting! and completely unexpected! But she is so happy!! I would say that we are going to be having a VERY big 2010! baby, wedding, my brother Landon leaving on a mission, other brother getting baptized. FUN UPCOMING YEAR!
We got an amazing deal on a dresser/changing table! We got it all set up last night and our room ALMOST ready. There are still a few things left to do. Getting the television out, and a rocking chair of some sort, in. other than that, for the most part. I think we are just about there. There are a few things that we still need but... its a slow process.
While we were in Utah, My cousin, Stuart, took some maternity pictures of me at 33 weeks. I love em! They really worked just the way I wanted them to.
That's all I have for now! We will, for sure, keep you all posted. We love you and thank you for everybodys love and support!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Friend Jess with her pumpkin
Creepy face, creepy Knife, poor innocent pumpkin. CJ going Dexter on his pumpkin
This is all too familiar for him... lol. JK
our finished pumpkins
We went to Utah for about a week to see David before he left for Afghanistan and while we were there we got some McNichols family pictures taken.
Picture of CJ and I when we got photos taken. and little Lucas. :) (note: belly stickin' out)
My Favorite photo of the family
CJ's birthday was the 28th. 23 years old and hes beginning to feel a little old. lol. remember when you are so little and you think that 16 is old? Its like that! lol!
CJ opening his gift bag. Happy 23rd!
His favorite treat from his dad And I love this picture of our little fur ball. She is the sweetest thing in the world and couldn't have a cuter personality! She didn't want to be anywhere but on CJ's lap. I snapped a picture and turned out perfect! She thinks shes gunna get some cheez-its. ha ha
We got invited to hang out with Jess and Cody and some friends that were in town for Halloween. They had never been here before so we went to the strip. I had to pull together some last minute costumes but they turned out great.
Our friends Jess & Cody! She made a really cute vampire! He was a good 80's rocker as well... but was a little scary! ha ha!
CJ in full costume
Me in full costume. I got asked quite a few times if my belly was real, CJ was afraid somebody was going to come up and just hit it. But it went well. lol.
I couldn't help but put this one on here. This guy was on stilts and was so creepy! but Oh so fun! The costumes that run around on the strip are so crazy to look at. I have no idea what this guy was but was fun!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
We have added another member to our family recently as well. Her name is Penny, and we love her so much. She really is keeping us on our feet and teaching us patience with trying to potty train and teaching her not to chew on things. she is half cocker spaniel, half Chihuahua. She is so sweet.
Besides all that excitement, CJ and I are moving into a house. We have put a couple of offers in a couple of houses but haven't gotten them. Its a hard and long process but we hope that we can get into something soon that we both love. I will keep you all posted on that as it comes. I am so excited for the holidays to come. And I cant wait to get into my own place so I can have my very first own Christmas tree. :D
That really is all that is going on in our lives. it seems like its much more crazy considering I haven't updated for months. We got family pictures taken a week ago so I should have some pictures to post here in a little bit. I have a few pictures that I can post of some activities we have done in the past. but we really haven't done much.
We celebrated our one year anniversary on September 12th. I can not believe it has been a year already. Time has flown by so fast! We celebrated by taking a short trip to California. We went on a short boat ride out to the ocean and got to see real blue whales in their own natural habitat. It was incredible. I got some really awesome pictures of the whales tale before he went down for his 20 minute feeding. We also got to see some dolphins that thought it would be fun to swim right next to the boat. I could have reached out and touched them if I wanted to. Pictures are below.
CJ is keeping busy with work at the FBO here. He loves it, as he is around airplanes every day. He can not wait to get is pilot training finished so that he can fly himself. Hope you all are feeling better now that you know that everything is fine. :D pictures are below.
Penny! she looks so little in this picture. aww.... I just love that girl!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Do you know what the #1 song was the day that you were born?
The #1 song the day I was born was "Un-break my heart" by Toni Braxton
The #1 song the day I was baptized was "Creep" by TLC
The #1 song the day I graduated high school was "We belong together" by Mariah Carey
The #1 song he day I got engaged was "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis
The #1 song the day I got married was "Whatever you like: by T.I.
Now it's your turn...give it a try...here is the link...just for fun:http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm
Monday, March 9, 2009
CJ got to finally go on his ride a long with Richard as the pilot. hes so cute with his head set on!
The day after valentines day, we went to go look at a bird that one of sues clients wanted to give to her. we fell in love with him at first sight and told her to get him. it took us a few days to name him but his name is mango! the 2nd day that we had him, he was sitting on the top and he flew down to the bottom. nobody was in the room and the dogs got to him. he was a very lucky bird that i happened to walk in the room to save his life. he lost a tail feather and a few other feathers but otherwise, he was ok! I was his best friend after that. he stopped biting me and drawing blood! ha ha! he does have a squawk from you know where though. he is very loud but we love him!
2 weekends ago. CJ and I went camping for the first time together. we got to use all of the camping stuff that we got for our wedding and it was SOOOO much fun. We stayed at boulder beach campground at lake mead. the first night was really cold and windy so we stayed in the tent.
The next day, We decided to drive down the street and go to the marina. as we were walking down the board walk. there were these fish.... ugly fish. and really really big. they are not afraid of you. in fact they will swim right up to you and come to the surface and open their mouth so you will feed them. it was maddness!
we went to breakfast at the little restaurant there. CJ got his leftovers to go. and we made a face!
after tha marina, we decided to go to the hoover dam. i had never been.
CJ at the dam