Friday, January 27, 2012

Moving.... Again

I know there is lots of people saying wow you sure move alot. And we really do. Its not like we are moving states. We aren't even moving towns. Just apartments.
I have the best husband. He honestly doesn't care where we live but if I find an apartment I like better he will move for me! The new place is our 3rd apartment since being married! I know thats alot especially since we've been married 18 months. Thankfully we have amazing friends who help us move too.
So why do we move so much. Well we left the last place since it was a 1 bedroom and it was pretty small and I was pregnant so we moved here. This place has been great but the windows leak alot of cold air in. The utilities are rediculusly expensive and its a lil small still.
The new place is so perfect! Its bigger! It has the cutest little playground out back for Kayden. And it has a washer dryer!!! That I am really happy about. Plus its really close to Jonnys work and about the same distance from the school!
The only downside is its farther from the grocery store but thats not too bad.
I am just so excited to be in a new ward I just hope we are more included with callings and everything.
The new apartment is coming with so many more exciting things.
We are hoping to get a garden lot at the school this spring! Itll be so fun!
I am joining a Mommy and Me class with Kayden. Thatll be fun to get to know more people.
I just need to be more social and less shy! Hopefully thatll happen at this new place. Theres a much bigger living room so we can have more people over! YAY!!!


So lots of people I know are having children out of marriage. I feel bad that I'm not excited for them. When I see a facebook status of a single girl saying she is pregnant I just can't put congrats. I usually just shake my head and think about how hard it would be to have a child without the father being with me every step of the way.
I am so glad I got married before I got pregnant. I am so glad that my husband and I can support our child and not rely on our parents.
I don't understand why people would choose to raise a baby alone. The baby deserves two loving parents to take care of them. I am not saying you can't do it I know there are people who do it alone and their children come out amazing but it just doesnt seem fair to me. There are tons of married couples out there that really want a child and can't have one.
If you are a single parent I hope I didn't offend you. I am sure you are doing your best this is just my feelings!

Saturday, January 14, 2012


So  this past tuesday was my 21 birthday!
On Sunday my mom, bret, tabbie and jake came up to celebrate. We ate an amazing dinner my hubby made. Burgundy and pepper marinated steaks, parmesan rissotto, green beans and salad! It was incredible! The steaks were premarinated at broulims and we are definitely getting them again. My mom got me a really nice food processor which is so nice so Jonny doesnt have to chop all my stuff for me.
And I got $100 from various people.
We played some fun games and ate an amazing ice cream cake from coldstone! You can create your own cake so I picked out everything in mine. It was really good.
Tuesday I woke up to a birthday card from Jonny and Kayden with a gift card to JBs so I could get stuffed french toast.
Then Jonny had to go to a job interview. But the best part is he got the job! That was a great birthday present.
Then we went to JB's but I got lunch instead lol. Then we came home and played the wii for a while. After Kaydens nap I decided I wanted to spend my birthday money.
So I got a pair of silver hoop earrings, a new pair of shoes, some hair clips, a pair of sunglasses, and I got my hair cut and a blue streak put in it.

It was so weird spending money on just me. But Jonny wouldnt let me spend any of it on Kayden.
Well the silver hoop earrings wouldnt stay in so we returned them and got a couple pairs of cheap earrings instead.
It was a really fun day.
Plus a couple days ago I got a gift from my sister Lauralee of these really pretty pearl earrings that dangle. I am really excited about it.
Jonny ordered me this pretty necklace that we are waiting on getting here that has a silver hoop with a single white pearl hanging in the middle of it. So the earrings will be a perfect match.
Kaydens gonna get me a new diaper bag once Jonny is working more hours at the new job.
The best part of the whole day was feeling pampered and my sisters calling. Its just nice to feel thought of.
Thanks everyone for all the birthday wishes!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Late Truth Tuesday

I know its wednesday but with all my catch-up blogs I posted yesterday I forgot it was tuesday. I haven't been able to blog much lately since Kayden has been teething but he is sleeping now so I have a chance.
So for those of you that don't know my 21st birthday is next tuesday. I know I should be more excited but honestly my birthday kind of depresses me. It just never seems to be much of a celebration. My hubby took me to SLC last year and that was way fun. But all my other birthdays havent been that great.
Honestly I like presents. I dont really care about the stuff I like that people took the time to think of something I would like and get it for me. I just like to be thought of for more than 3 seconds on my birthday.
So I am a lil nervous for my birthday. Especially since my mom has been talking about getting me a baby bullet for my birthday. I really want a baby bullet to make Kayden baby food. But that is a present more of for Kayden. Last year my mom got me a temple bag which was great I really needed it. But she also got Jonny one. That was really nice but it made my birthday feel alot less special.
My mom and Bret and prolly tabbie are coming up Sunday to have a birthday dinner,
Then Jonny Kayden and I will celebrate on Tuesday.
So lets just hope its a good one.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

New Years

So I'm not big on celebrating New Years. Especially since becoming a mom. I don't stay up late... at all. Like 9-10 i am usually in bed. I know I know I am old. Well I act old anyways. :).
So this year we went up to my moms ate a lot of food! Played a couple games. Well I attempted to play but I spent most of the time laying in moms bed so Kayden would stay asleep. Thankfully mom layed in there with me. So we talked and played scrabble on her iphone. It was actually pretty fun getting one on one time with her.
We went to bed at 11. That was pretty late for us. The next day we played more games. This time I got to join in. We ate yummy prime rib. Thats about it.
So this year I want to experience more and not be at home so much and I want to do more for others.

Looking back on 2011

This past year has brought quite a bit of change and many firsts.
We moved to Poky.
Then we moved back to Rexburg less then 2 months later!
We celebrated our first Easter as a married couple.
I did couponing for a while.
We became Parents to a precious lil boy!
We celebrated our 1 year anniversary! Crazy right?! I still have to remind myself I am a Tharp most days. Giving up the Jenkins name was harder then I thought!
We thought about getting a house mostly for me. But decided it wasnt time yet.
We hosted our first Thanksgiving!
We had Christmas Eve and Christmas with Kayden!
We went to my sisters wedding.
It has been an eventful year! I am excited to see what 2012 brings.

Carissa's Wedding

So my big sister Carissa got married on December 29, 2011. We were able to go thanks to some people helping with gas money. It is so nice when families pitch together for important events.
It was a beautiful wedding. She got married to Chris Daigle. I am excited for him to join the family. It was a lot of work getting everything ready but it all came together just in time. It was so nice to my sisters some of which I havent seen in close to 3 years! Hopefully I will be able to see them more often.
Everyone got to meet Jonny finally which was nice. They all really got along with him. And of course everyone who hadnt before met Kayden.
It was nice getting together for her special day. She looked so pretty and it was so cute seeing Chris all anxious waiting for the wedding.
We were able to stay for an extra day and spend more time with everyone. I am so glad we went no matter how difficult it may have been.

Merry Christmas!

So this year was our second Christmas together! We actually had a full sized tree this year. We went a bought a fake one.
It is so pretty I love it!
We had such a great holiday.
Christmas Eve we went swimming for Kaydens first time! It was so fun. Then we went and looked at Christmas lights. When we got home I made Shepards Pie for dinner. Jonny liked the idea because it was fitting so we are gonna keep it up. Then of course we had Christmas Jammies! After that we all went to bed.
Kayden woke us up at 7:30. It was so cute that he doesnt even know what Christmas is yet and he woke us up.
We opened our stockings first. Kaydens was mostly bath toys. Jonny had candy, a coke glass, a lil game, and a ball paddle that my mom put in their. I had lots of candy, a big thing of hot cooca, and a christmas mug! I love hot cocoa.
Then it was presents time. Kayden got lots of toys. I got a lil plaque that says Micheles Kitchen. Then a spice rack that Jonny sanded down and restained it. I so have wanted a spice rack! I am really excited about it. I got a cute snowglobe with a picture of when we were engaged inside it! And the one I am most excited about is a new set of scriptures!!! It is gorgeous blue leather with silver pages and engraved. Oh and its a quad!!! I can't wait to mark it all up.
I gave Jonny a new monopoly game that has a lil trophy in it for whoever wins, a set of playing cards that have 52 reasons I love him written on it, I gave him 2 tiles. One is a 12x12 that says Tharps established July 27, 2010. Then a lil one that says Kayden Isaac Joined July 17, 2011. His biggest gift was 12 months of date nights. 1 date each month. Most are paid for. I am really excited to use that together.
We also got some home decor from my sister callista and my dad. They are both beautiful! Callista got us this gorgeous picture of the temple that says where families become forever and has our name in it. My dad got us a white board that says tharp families are forever!
Mom and Bret came up for dinner. It was a simple dinner but yummy. After dinner we went swimming again. Kayden loves the water. Then we came back and had bread pudding for dessert. It was amazing!
Overall it was a great Christmas.
Next year I want to do more for others. I tried to start elfing in our complex but it didnt really catch on.