Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Black Friday!!!!!

So a couple of days before Thanksgiving there was a commercial showing that walmart had a blue limited edition wii for $100 on black friday! I really wantd it but didn't say anything about it. Well on Thanksgiving Bret was looking at all the ads. And I brought up the wii. I might have hinted a couple more times during the day to Jonny but it was always followed by well we probably shouldn't. Well around 7 pm we decided to do it. But then we had to decide who would stay home with Kayden and who would go. I didn't want to go alone but I didn't want to be left.
So I texted the amazing Josie who said she would watch Kayden at 8:30.
Around 7:30 we headed to Walmart to check out the lines. The line for the xbox kinect was crazy long. But we were the 2nd person in line for the wii! We picked out 2 games and got a 2nd controller and numchuk while waiting. At first it wasnt bad at all. We talked a ton to the guy behind us in line.
At 8:30 I loaded up Kayden and headed to Josie's. After getting lost quite a few times even though she lives on the same street as me I finally got there. I thought it would be hard to leave Kayden because I had only left him once before with anyone other then Jonny or my mom. But suprisingly it was really easy.
When I got back to Walmart the lines had gotten long and it was way crowded! I hurried back to Jonny. Then sent him off to find this frame set I wanted. Its a 15 piece set on sale for 13! He snuck one out from under the plastic but he got the wrong one! So he went back but somebody was watching them. When he was gone it was getting crazy. People were rushing by with carts and just being rude! I called him and had him hurry back to wait with me for the wii.
So after standing in line for almost 3 hours we got our beautiful blue wii! We then rushed over to get the frame set. It took a while to get over there because of all the people and everything being roped off. Once we got over there we grabbed our set and looked for a shorter line. We found 2 that weren't too bad for black friday. We stood in both lines and then when Jonny's was moving faster I jumped in his. It only took about 20 minutes to get out of the store! That is amazing for black friday! We talked to the people in front of us in line while waiting. They came just for a couple movies! I can't believe some one would go out in those lines just to save a couple bucks.
We have been playing our wii everyday. Its great couple time while Kayden is sleeping so we arent just sitting on the couch watching tv.
Black friday is getting crazy though! Ive read things about stabbings, shootings and people getting maced. After we leave Rexburg I don't know if I will still shop on black friday but I am definitely doing next year!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011


This year was my first year cooking Thanksgiving dinner. It took 2 days of cooking. Wednesday all day I cooked desserts. I made pumpkin pie bites, chocolate cream pie tortes, mini fruit pizza, mini cherry pies, and cheesecake stuffed strawberries! It took all day! But it was way fun. And exhausting.
Thursday I was cooking the dinner portion. I took pictures of everything except the turkey. I didn't get to it before it was carved.

This has quite a few things in the picture!
Sweet N Savory Stuffing. Mac & Cheese Cups
Both my gravies!

Taste of Fall Salad
Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
Mango Cranberry Sauce

Cresent Rolls & Cinnamon Honey Butter

Mashed Potatoes

Everything turned out great! Of Course there was also appetizers. But nothing too fancy. Just celery with cheese, celery with peanut butter, cheese ball, black olives and deviled eggs.

It was nice having everyone there but by the end of the day I was beyond exhausted. I definitley understand why Thanksgiving is only once a day. Tabbie, Jake, Bret and Mom all came up.
It was fun but I am glad it is over!
Now on to planning Christmas!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 24 of Thanks

Day 24: Kitchenaid!!
My Kitchenaid was something I put on my wedding registry as something I really wanted but never thought I would get because they are so expensive!
But Jonnys mother and one of her friends pitched in and got it for us! Isn't it beautiful!! I love it!
It is so helpful. Especially while cooking something big like Thanksgiving dinner!
I am so thankful we have it.
And of course its blue!
Now I am so excited to get the attachments!!

Day 23 of Thanks

Day 23: SLEEP
With having a 4 month old sleep is something of the past! But Jonny was amazing and took Kayden all night and only brought him to me when he was hungry! It felt so good!!! I slept till 9:30! Haven't done that in a while.
Its so funny how when Jonny and I were dating we stayed out till midnight every night! Now we are usually in bed by 10. Sleep is so underrated!!!!

Day 22 of Thanks

Day 22: Holy Ghost
I am so glad that I was baptized at 8 and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. He totally helps guide my life! I am just so glad for the power he has! 

Day 21 of Thanks

Day 21: Kayden's music box
When we first started using his music box it kept me up at night but put Kayden to sleep. Now it seems like I can't fall asleep without it! It calms Kayden down and helps him relax.
I am just so glad his amazing Nana spoils him.

Day 20 of Thanks

Day 20: Church
I am so thankful for my Church! I was so blessed to have been born into it. I love going to church and feeling like I am surrounded by family. I love that if I go to a ward on the other side of the country I will still learn the same things! I love how connected everyone is. I love the amazing support system!
I love everything about it.
I love knowing where I came from and where I am going. I love having a prophet that gets revelation for our church. I love having the priesthood in my home.
There is so much more but it would take days to list all the blessings of the church.
I am just so happy that I have it in my life!!

Day 19 of Thanks

Day 19: Lazy days!
I usually get pretty stir crazy when I don't do much all day but with having Kayden I very rarely have a day to just lay in my jammies and watch tv. There is usually cleaning, cooking and shopping to do. And I don't mean fun shopping I mean grocery shopping.
So now when I do get days to just stay in my jammies I really love it!!!!

Day 18 of Thanks

Day 18: Dishwasher!!
I HATE washing dishes by hand! Its so time consuming and when you have to touch soggy food its just gross. I am so glad I have my dishwasher to do that for me. Even if it doesn't work as well as I wish it did it is still better then washing them by hand!!!

Day 17

With having a baby there is very little quiet time. The only time I get it is when Jonny takes Kayden out for a walk or when Kayden sleeps. But when I do get it I love it so much!
I usually just spend it on the internet or just reading but not constantly having noise is so great!!!

Day 16

So Obviously I got behind in blogging what I was thankful for but now I am catching up!
Day 16: Thankful for Pinterest
I absolutely LOVE Pinterest!!! It has been so helpful this Christmas season. With my husband being a student and having a 4 month old money is a lil tight. This site has so many great ideas that definitely help stretch a buck! Plus these gifts seem so much more heartfelt because you put time into them and not just money!
For those of you who don't know what pinterest is its a website with online "corkboards" where you can "pin" anything you like from any website! It helps you keep track of all that online stuff you love instead of having a bajillion favorites!
I use it for crafts, planning a house, and things like that!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Truth Tuesday

Where did this last week go?!?
Well time for another truth tuesday.
So today while reading a yahoo news post I realized how sex driven people have become! Can you believe they have padded bras for 4 year olds!!! I was so shocked when I saw that. Who would really buy that for their child or even that their child wear that?! Kids shouldn't be thinking about things like bras, they should be playing and being carefree. I can't believe that parents allow things like this to be used by their kids. I would never allow my daughter to wear something like that.
While watching Toddlers and Tiaras I saw a little girl probably 3 or 4 dressed up as Julie Roberts in Pretty Woman! For those of you that haven't seen that movie Julie Roberts plays a prostitute. Why in the world would you dress your child up like a prostitute?
I am just so shocked when I see the way most little girls are dressed now! I'm not talking about 13-14 year olds (thats a whole nother issue!) I am talking about little girls who can't pick out things for themselves. Ones that their mothers buy and dress them without their kids opinions at all!
Now I am not saying if your kids pick out inappropraite outfits that it is okay to let them wear them, I am just saying you think parents would pick more appropriate attire for their child!
I am so disappointed with the direction society is pushing children. I am even more upset that their parents are not standing up to society! They are just enabling their children to dress completely inappropriate!
I promise that I will always dress my children modestly and to the standards I believe in!

Day 15 of Thanks

Day 15: I am so thankful for all the opportunites that have come my way lately. I am meeting with a modeling agency in less then 2 weeks. I'm not too nervous surprisingly I know that things will work out however they are suppose to work out. And then this summer I might be catering a wedding. That I am super excited about!!! It will be nice to try out the two things I am so passionate about to see what will best fit my family. Needless to say there will be lots of praying during this time.
I am just so greatful that Heavenly Father is giving me a shot at my dreams to decide what to do. I am just going to put all my faith in him that things will work out!
I just want to show my son and future children that anything is possible! Always fight for your dreams!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Day 14 of Thanks

Day 14: I am thankful for my big soft bed and my memory foam pillow. They make bedtime something to look forward to every night! I love curling up next to my hubby on our queen size pillow top mattress. Its so great. I love how everything just curls around me almost like a cacoon! Love my pillow and bed! Make life so great!!

Day 13 of Thanks

Day 13: I am thankful for friends. True friends that is! You can always tell who I true friend is because when they see something on facebook that concerns them they don't just comment on it, they text you to make sure you okay! They might not text you everyday but when they do text you it seems like no time has passed! They may live far away but you know if you needed them they would find a way to be there for you!
They know everything about you!
I am so thankful for a few special friends who have always been there when I've needed. Theyve treated me more like family then just a friend!
Caitlin is always one of the first to text me when somethings wrong!
Lindsay is always there to talk to!
They both do so much for me!
Love you both!!
I have so many other friends and I love you all!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 12 of Thanks

Day 12: I am soo thankful for warm blankets and coats!
It has been snowing quite hard here today. I was so glad to have a coat to put on before going out and a blanket to curl up with when I got home.
It might seem like a small thing to some people but it's something I think that is taken for granted most days!
I am so blessed for all the many thing I have been given!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Day 11 of Thanks

Day 11: I am so so thankul for all soldiers out there. Past and Present. And their familes making such a sacrafice to keep our country safe!
For all those men and women who fight for our country or who send off their loved ones to fight I just want to express my gratitude! It is such a sacrifice for them! They are willing to give so much for others, even their very lives.
Too give so much must be very hard!
I pray that they all come home safe. I pray that those who don't make it home will be remembered as the hero that they are. I pray their families will be shown much love and respect.
Happy Veterans Day Everyone! Thank someone who sacrifices so much to give you your country!!

Day 10 of Thanks

Day 10: I am so thankful for my car! It may not be new and it may not have all the things I wish it had but I am so glad I have anything!
Without my car my husband wouldn't be able to have his job because its too far away!
Without my car grocery shopping would be a nightmare!
Without my car Kayden would have to switch pediatricians! And I absolutely love the one we have!
Without my car I would not be able to take Kayden to see his Nana very often!
Without my car traveling any distance would be quite expensive!
I am just thankful for all the things my car allows me to do.
Without it life would be alot more difficult!!!

Day 9 of Thanks

Day 9: I am thankful for those people who have talent enough to write stories that take us away from this world. If only for a moment we can escape to anywhere they can dream up. We can escape from trials and sadness.
I am so grateful that some people have talent enough to create these stories of far away lands and magical creatures or of love and romance.
My favorite rainy day activity of curling up with a warm blanket by a window with a good book would not be possible without such authors!
I get so excited everytime I find a new book to put on my nook.
I just love reading!!!

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Truth Tuesday

I hate when people give me advice when I haven't asked for it! Especially on facebook!
I know they do it to be nice and think they are helping but in truth I ignore that advice and get a little upset. When I don't ask for advice and someone gives it it feels like they are saying I am doing something wrong. Especially when it comes to my son. I have a mom and a doctor to give me all the advice I could want or ask for. I think I do a pretty good job raising him.
So please don't give advice or tip if I haven't asked for it! It doesn't go well.
If you have given me advice in the past please don't take this poorly. I am glad people want to help so much but I've got it covered unless I ask for help :)

Also I hate that Christmas Decorations are already up! Thanksgiving is still over 2 weeks away. So Christmas is over 6 weeks away. I love Thanksgiving because it is all about being thankful and family. There are no presents or anything like that to focus on. Just your blessings! I don't listen to music earlier then the day after Thanksgiving. I don't decorate or anything until then. But the day after Thanksgiving I crank up the Christmas music, put up the tree, and get right into the Christmas Spirit. I do love Christmas. But in its own time!
I am way excited for Christmas. Money is a little tighter this year so we are making presents for most the family and each other. I am way excited to see Jonny's face when he sees what I've come up with. But since the apartment is so small there is no where to hide presents. So I have to wait until after Thanksgiving and the tree is up so I can get the supplies, make the gifts, and wrap them and put them under the tree pretty fast. I just hope everyone likes what I make!

Day 8 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for the internet. It is so great to be able to keep in touch with people when you move! I love that distance doesn't matter with the internet. I love all the things you can do on the internet.
It makes life so much easier.
I just think it is sad how good things can be used for evil. Satan has way too much power now. But Gods power is much stronger. I love that we can use the internet to spread the gospel and learn so much ourselves.
I love being able to share things with family that is far away! If we didn't have much of my family still wouldnt have gotten to see my amazing son! I am just thankful for the internet in general!

Monday, November 07, 2011

Day 7 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for MY trials. Yesterday I was made aware of somebody elses trial. It was given in confidence so I can't say what it was. I felt so bad for them but it made me very thankful for my trials.
My trials are hard but I know they are given to me because I can overcome them. They are hard but they are mine!
I have been going through a hardtime lately but yesterday made me realize that everyone has hardships. Even though it seems really hard right now I know it will get better. I would definitely rather have my trials then anyone elses!

On another note I can't believe it is already day 7 of November! This blog is making me much more cheerful and enthusiastic about life. Counting your blessings really does make life easier. So instead of dwelling on your trials try to look at your blessings and I can tell you it definitely makes life easier!!

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Day 6 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for medicine.
Kayden has had some minor medical problems. Not long after he was first born he got Jaundice pretty bad. Thankfully modern medicine was there to make him better! Today he was constipated. He was in so much pain it broke my heart. But thanks to a child suppository he is all functional again!
I am so glad medicine is there when we need it. If not how many of us would have made it to the age we are? I doubt I would have and I know my hubby wouldn't have! He is extremely accident prone.
The chance of my mom having 7 kids and still living without modern medicine. Very slim. The chance of all of us living pretty much unheard of. Thats why most people didn't have very many children.
I am so glad medicine is more advanced so I can have a big family without having to worry about not surviving labor.
I am so glad medicine has advanced to help with so many things that happen now. We don't have to worry about things like the flu. We are able to fix so many things that would be deathly before.
I am so thankful Heavenly father has advanced things in medicine. We are so lucky!!!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Day 5 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for the blessings of Tithing!
Money was getting a little tight this month. Jonny went to check the mail but all we had was a kmart ad. Kayden got fussy so he went back to the laundry room. He realized an envelope had fallen out of our mailbox that he hadn't noticed. It was from his mom. His step-dad got a bonus at work so they sent each of their kids $100 to got out to a nice dinner. We were so thankful. We did go out to lunch but no were as nice as they wanted. We used it to cover some things we needed around the apartment.
It seems like every time money gets tight we get a random check in the mail.
Last week we got a $25 check as a late wedding present!!
I am so glad we pay our tithing. I know that the money we recieve is a blessing for paying our tithing! I am so glad my Heavenly Father is always watching out for me!!
The church is true!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Day 4 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for my warm apartment.
I know I complain about its too small but I should be grateful its as big as it is!
 Its 2 bedrooms and the kitchen has an island that I love! Honestly we don't even need the second room. Kayden still sleeps in our room. We just have his stuff in there. So I am glad my hubby lets us live in a bigger place then we need even though its more expensive.
We also have cable and internet. A lot of apartment around here don't even have that. Some don't have Central heating and AC. And I am super grateful that we do! In the winter it gets really cold but our home is always nice and warm. And in the summer we have AC to keep away the heat!
We have so much in our little apartment and I am grateful for everything we have. We always have a full fridge and a soft place to sleep. Which is more than some!
I am so grateful for my apartment and everything in it.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Day 3 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for my son Kayden.
He has brought so much joy to my life in the last 3 months.
No matter how bad of a mood I am in when he smiles everything is better!
He brings a new adventure every day.
I am so glad we decided to expand our family. Some days are difficult but they are all worth it!
I love my lil one with all my heart!!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Day 2 of Thanks

Today I am thankful for my husband. He is amazing!
I have been sick the last couple of days and he has taken Kayden almost the whole time so I could get some rest and get feeling better. He even stayed home from work Monday night to take care of me. He works so hard to support our lil family. He is such a great father. Kayden always smiles when Jonny gets home from class. Its the cutest thing!!
There are a lot of single moms now and I can't immagine having to do that. Jonny is such a support for me. He works so I can stay home with Kayden. He goes to school so he can get a better job. He is agreeing to move early so that Kayden can be closer to his Nana.
I could go on and on about what an amazing husband I have. I am so glad he is mine!!!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Truth Tuesday:Winter

I hate snow but love winter! I know it doesn't make much sense at first but I can explain! I hate scraping my cars windows every time I want to go any where. I hate trying not to slip on the ice. So I guess its not really the snow I hate its the ice. So if the snow could stay soft and fluffy like the bubbles in a bubble bath I would love it. But sadly this doesn't happen. Especially in rexburg....
I do, on the other hand, love the fashion of winter though. I love sweaters, boots, and lots of layers. I look forward to my winter wardrobe all year but hate the weather that joins it. I love that girls are pretty much forced to cover up! I hate when girls show absolutely everything. They should have some modesty for goodness sakes!!
Well winter is pretty much here. The cold weather is definitely! Now just to wait for the snow so I can wear my boots all the time!!

Day of Thanks #1

I have decided I need to focus more on what I do have! So every day from November 1st until Thanksgiving I am going to blog about one thing I am thankful for. Thats 24 things to be greatful for!
So today is #1.
I am grateful for my mom! She is so amazing and helpful. She has always worked super hard to support me. This past weekend when we went up to her house she got up at like 3 in the morning saturday morning to help with Kayden because he wouldnt quit screaming. Not only that but she sent me back to bed!
Saturday night she slept on the loveseat for half the night because Kayden and I were on the couch. She got up everytime he did to help us! Around 3 I sent her to bed and got Jonny up.
My mom is such an inspiration to me. She is loving and supportive. She has always been there when times have gotten hard. She truly is my best friend!
I love her so much!
I am so greatful to have someone like her in my life!