Friday, August 29, 2008

I am so lucky!

Friday, August 29, 2008
I feel so blessed. I have the best husband, best family, and best friends. I just want to let everyone know that I love you all so much. You all play a huge part in my life and I couldn't do it without you. I am so grateful for my husband and his patience and love. He is truly amazing. Honestly, I have been so blessed.

I am so grateful for everything my Heavenly Father has given to me. For example, I feel so lucky to have a cute little apartment that has more than lots of couples have in Provo/Orem. Seriously, having a washer and dryer in my apartment and two closets in the master bedroom and a spare bedroom is something that most couples really want. I feel so blessed that Allen and I can live comfortably and be able to provide for each other. I love that we don't have to worry about how to put food on the table and putting clothes on our backs. I can't express my gratitude enough. We are so blessed to have this gospel in our lives to help us grow stronger and become more like our Heavenly Father.

People tend to forget how nice their lives are and just concentrate on the little things that don't go right. We tend to complain a lot, because we are human. I just want to let everyone know that I love where my life is. I love the struggles that we go through. If we were not given struggles, then we wouldn't be able to grow stronger. Thanks so much for everything that you have done to play a roll in my life.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Our first baby appointment

Monday, August 25, 2008
Allen and I had our first appointment with the doctor today. Check out my baby blog to find out how it went. There is a link for it in the right side column.

I also wanted to share this with everyone.

To Become Like Him
Jenny Phillips/Tyler Castleton

You look around you
And you wonder if you’ll measure up
In this world it seems you many never be enough
Don’t let anyone convince you that it’s true
So much beauty lives inside of you
And you are enough
Just look up

Remember you are greatest
When you walk with God
When His light is in your eyes
You are truly strong
You don’t have to prove your beauty
In the eyes of men
You are divine within
You were sent here to become like Him

When you’re uncertain
Of the place you hold and who you are inside
He will share with you your part in His design
Seek for His meekness
Seek to emulate His life
And you will feel Him always by your side
You have His love
Just look up


Holiness, love, good works, mercy
To be like Him
Charity, hope, truth, and wisdom
To be like Him


Thursday, August 21, 2008

Check it out!

Thursday, August 21, 2008
I have been working hard today on my recipe blog. I added some new recipes today which are really yummy. My favorite part though, are the labels. I have labels on the right column that list all the categories of food. So lets say you are looking for pizza dough, you would click on the bread section. When you click on the bread section it brings up all of the recipes I posted so far with bread in it. If you are looking for our homemade Teriyaki sauce, you would click on Sauces/Dressings. It's pretty neat so check it out. I am going to try and get a bunch of recipes up there in the next few days, so keep on checking it out! Thanks guys...

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Delicious & Satisfying Dessert

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Wondering what was for dessert tonight? Check out my recipe blog to find out. Enjoy! Yummy, so delicious!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

My brother the stud...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I absolutely LOVE my brothers so much! They are so favorite people. Brandon was able to spend some time with Allen and I here in Utah a couple weeks ago, and what a joy it was to have him here. I talked with Brandon on the phone tonight for awhile and I just love him so much. I can HARDLY wait for him to graduate High School this year and come live in Utah. It will be so much fun to have him here. I just want everyone to know what a stud he is. Most everyone knows of the 4 cool guys known as OK GO who do these really cool dances. Well last year my brother and three of his friends memorized one of the dances and bought outfits to match the originals. They performed it at EFY last year and it was such a hit. Here is them doing their dance....(you must watch it!) My stud of a brother is the main dancer, the short cute one...
And here is the original dance from OK GO...

Isn't my brother and his friends so good at the dance? They have it perfectly. Anyways, I just wanted to give a shout out to Brandon and let everyone know how cool he is :) Love ya bro!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Moments like these...

Monday, August 18, 2008
Can I just tell you all that I love Allen so much. He is just so cute...I just want to squeeze him so hard (in a loving way of course)! I love the way that he holds me and looks at me. I love all his funny facial expressions! His spot on humor makes him who he is and I just love it so much. He lightens the mood constantly and I can always count on him to make me laugh. Sometimes I roll my eyes, but I love it so much. I love that he can handle so much at one time. He puts up with me, which is a lot to handle sometimes. I am so proud of him for applying for a lot of new jobs and signing up for school. Next week he starts classes, which is going to be so weird for me. I will have to start adjusting to him doing school work a lot and everything he has to do. I love that he supports me in my decisions and loves me unconditionally. I hope that our children have all of the wonderful characteristics that their father has. He is going to be such a wonderful dad. I love to see him interact with his niece. The way that he loves her and cares for her melts my heart...

I cant tell you all enough how much I love him! I can hardly wait to see what the future brings to us. No matter what struggles and trials we face, we can get through it. I love you so much Allen and wouldn't choose anything over you. Thank you for being you and loving me the way you do. Thank you for everything and I am looking forward to walking with you hand in hand for all eternity...

Friday, August 15, 2008

Baby Dreaming

Friday, August 15, 2008
Last night I started dreaming about our baby. I had the best dreams of me holding our baby and us playing with him. (Yes, it was a boy in the dream...that is what Allen and I want) He was so cute and just so fun to be around. I am getting so excited to meet our child and be parents. I know it's going to be exhausting and really hard, but I am really starting to look forward to it. It is so funny how I could LOVE this child so much already and it is only the size of a blueberry right now. I read updates every week about what stage the baby is in, how big it it, what it is growing, and what is normal for my body that week. I love reading about it. As of yesterday I am now 7 weeks along and our baby is starting to grow it's hands and feet. The baby has doubled in size since week 6, which is so weird to think about. We have our first appointment with the doctors on August 25th. I will be almost 9 weeks along at the appointment. I am so excited that we will be able to hear the baby's tiny heart beat at that point. Oh so fun. Seeing Allen's face when we hear the heartbeat is going to be priceless. He is so funny and so cute. Oh I love him so much!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Wednesday, August 13, 2008
So this week is a little tough. Allen is in the Young Men's in the Priest Quorum, and for some reason here in Utah they have to go on a camp out once a month. It's crazy, and not necessary! This week he is gone at Zion's camp so he had to take a week off work. Now, this is really hard on a newly married couple who is expecting a child. I should be taking the first trimester easier and not working my body so hard so that I don't miscarry...but I have to work a lot to make up for Allen not being able to work this week. So I am scheduled 9 shifts in 6 days at The Pizza Factory. I have already worked almost 25 hours just in the past 2 days. Some people would say that that's not too bad...but waitressing takes so much energy and just running back and forth constantly. I have no energy right now because of the pregnancy. It takes all my energy just to get ready in the you can see how working my body this hard this week is really taking a toll on my body. I came home last night from working 2 doubles in a row and crashed on the couch. I hurt so bad. Normally 2 doubles in a row wouldn't be so bad....but when you are pregnant and you know you still have another double coming and some more becomes difficult.

I am really grateful that Allen has a calling that he loves but I am getting really worried. He is enrolled at UVU this fall, so in a couple weeks he will be working and going to school. I am worried that with the camp outs and the Wednesday night activities and all the other meetings and having to help me, that he isn't going to be able to do it all. I want him to be able to concentrate on his school and not be so busy to not give it his 100% effort. I guess I am just worried about the months to come.

Allen is a great guy and can do so much at the same time, which I admire about him. I guess I need to have a little bit more faith about the situation. I hope he can do it.

*You do not need to have a camp out once a month
*Allen said they have another camp out coming in a few weeks where they are renting a cabin in Park City and are going to hang out and plan future don't need to do that, you can meet and talk about it without taking people away from families.
*I feel like they are taking the Young Men away from their families too frequently, and they should be spending more family time together and give those families time to be together and go on trips together.
*It takes a lot on the Leader's families to have them gone so often. All of the time Allen has had to request off work already for these campouts is ridiculous. He needs to be working to support his family, not go play with the guys and having his pregnant wife over work herself


P.S. I miss you Allen

Isn't this the cutest picture...I love my nephew. Every time I see this picture it makes me smile so big and chuckle. I love that little guy.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I'm going crazy!

Saturday, August 2, 2008
I have no energy. I have been trying to get the laundry done for a WEEK and I just cant do it for some reason. I do the dishes, and I feel like everytime I turn around...the sink is full again. Allen dumps all the boxes in the dumpster, and then the next day we get more wedding presents and there is a stack of boxes again. I just can't keep up on everything. I keep having to take naps because I am just soooo tired and weak. Why does this have to happen when you are pregnant. I have NO energy. I wish I have been better at everything for Allen. I feel so bad for him because I have been so moody. Yesterday we were supposed to have all morning together. He wasn't going to have to go to work until 3 and me till 5. So, we planned to spend the afternoon together and BBQ hamburgers and just relax. So I woke up and pulled the beef out of the freezer to defrost, got in the shower and all ready for the day....and then the phone rang. It was the owner of The Pizza Factory. He said that he forgot to schedule a delivery driver that morning and needed Allen to get to work right away. IT WAS 11:00. Thanks for taking away our afternoon together. I was so mad and upset. We had been waiting FOREVER to BBQ and it was taken away. I was so frustrated and poor Allen had to take my crazy mood swings. See, I am being awful....but I was so excited for that day. At least I am recognizing my craziness right away. I keep apologizing and I feel so bad. I'm sorry Allen, I love you! It's amazing how everything changes when you are pregnant! I have to save all my energy for work so I am not exhausted at work and so that I can work hard. Last night I came home with $115 for waitressing one shift. That was great. I work again tonight and I am in the same section, so hopefully I get lucky again. I can hardly wait for tonight. Everynight Allen and I watch a movie, and I am excited to spend time with him!

Tagged by Camilla

3 joys.
1) Singing
2) Doing pottery on a pottery wheel
3) Watching a movie with Allen

3 Fears
1) Car accidents
2) Having no money
3) Gas getting so expensive that everyone has to park their cars, and only rich people get to drive.

3 Goals
1) Moving out of Utah
2) Having a healthy family
3) Enjoying every minute of life

3 Current Obsessions
1) Watching a movie with Allen every night and then watching Still Standing on TV (it is the best tv funny!)
2) Chili Cheese Fries
3) Reading on what's going on with my baby each week

3 Random Surprising Facts
1) I can't touch my toes
2) I LOVE designing stuff and decorating
3) I would rather die than eat sea food!

I tag Casey, Monica, Ashlee.
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