Tuesday, January 11, 2011

It's a New Year....Welcome 2011

There were so many things that I wanted to accomplish last year, but didn't. I am not sure if I was just lazy, had to much on my plate or what, but this year it will be different. Last year Chris and I got some news that seemed bad at the time and really affected our moods. Although I am glad that instead of tearing us apart we found comfort in each other and only grew stronger. With a new year comes new goals and things I would like to accomplish. I am going to list my goals for 2011 and hopefully in December 2011 I will be able to come back to this post and see that I have accomplished at least 80% of it. That is my goal. So here goes the list: and it is not in any kind of order....

1. Read my scriptures daily.
2. Keep a house of order (clean and straight)
3. Date nights monthly with my husband (with school weekly just wont work)
4. Make 10 blankets for mothers who are expecting (either in our ward or family or friends)
5. Keep a personal journal
6. EXERCISE (we all know I need to)
7. Eat Healthier
8. Start the adoption process and wait patiently
9. Get completely out of debt (we are almost there)
10. Learn 6 new songs on the piano
11. I want to serve others who are in need of service in our community
12. Pray daily and with real intent
13. Have date night with my son, Noah.
14. Finish school in November with an associates degree.
15. Learn to understand that I can't please everyone
16. Keep up with my blogs. ( I have my photography blog, Family blog, Recipe blog, and I have made a blog that one day will be printed and given to our next child, it is our journey through the adoption process.)
17. Find kind things to say about others rather than finding their faults
18. Continue to educate myself on my photography business
19. Do a kind deed for my husband each week.
20. Become better friends with my sister in laws ( I have 4 and our schedules are crazy so staying in touch is sometimes hard.)

These are just a few things that I would like to work on this year and hope that I will be able to accomplish all of them.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Pictures for my previous post!

This was a sweet jump! Noah kept doing it over and over again.

And of course he loves to snowboard and is really good at it. Scared of nothing!

My handsome little man!

This is my dear sweet husband after getting his wisdom teeth out. He had checks like a chipmunk. It was so cute.

That is a cool shot.

Well those two bags had to be thrown out. He kept freezing them and thawing them on his face and then freezing them and thawing them on his face for about 3 days. Can anyone say "FREEZER BURN"?!

There is my little all star making a shot. He is so athletic.

Over Christmas break it snowed and it has been very very cold. Chris had his wisdom teeth taken out two days after Christmas. He did really well. It was funny to listen to him babble on and on while waiting for the anesthesia to wear off. He even told me I could go out and buy a car. Anyone that knows Chris knows that he is tight with money and he would never approve such a purchase. He did really well and slept a lot for the next few days. It now has been two weeks and he is almost completely healed.

He is now starting his 5th semester here at BYU and is doing great. He has changed his major to Exercise Science and we have decided not to go onto dental school. He will graduate from BYU in April 2012 and then we are at the mercy of the ARMY. I can't wait to see where they send us. I am so ready for a new adventure. He is really happy with this decision and has put a lot of thought into his decision. I can't wait to be an ARMY wife. I know it isn't always fun but traveling sounds like something I can do. Noah loves Utah but has said he can't wait to go somewhere new. He is just hopeful it is somewhere with snow.

Noah is entering the second half of 4th grade and is doing GREAT!!! He is so smart and loves school. He has made many friends and is just enjoying being a kid. He is currently still involved with Chess Club and is learning the game and having fun in the process. He is also in cub scouts. He has already earned his Bobcat, Wolf, and Bear Badges and his belt is almost full of belt loops that he has accomplished. In April he will go into Weblos. I am a leader for the Weblos so it will be fun to work with him on his awards and other accomplishments. He has finished wrestling and now has moved into Basketball. He just had his first game this past Saturday and he did really well. I was so proud of him. He has great coordination and has really become a team player instead of a ball hog. LOL

In December I completed my 1st year of college. One down....three to go. I will have my associates degree the week before Thanksgiving 11/13/2011.(not sure when graduation is for that yet.) I am super excited about that. My photography is doing well. I am going home this summer for two months and am almost completely booked up. That is such a blessing. I love to capture memories for families and couples. It is a great job. I am still doing daycare and loving it. The kids that I have are great and I love them so much. It is fun to watch them grow and learn new things and has really been a blessing to me. I have been able to take and pick up Noah from school with the snow being all over the ground and am so grateful for a Husband who has made it possible for me to be a stay at home mom. He really is the BEST!

As most of you know, Chris and I are starting the adoption process. We are very excited to be able to take part in such a wonderful program. I look forward to meeting our new little bundle of joy and Noah is very excited for the process to begin too. He can't wait to become a big brother and he is going to be great! He does so well with all the little children in our neighborhood and also with my daycare children. Our family has really been blessed through this whole process even though at times it doesn't seem like it. Knowing that we have a loving Heavenly Father who is mindful of us and hears our prayers makes the process a true blessing.

I guess that is all for the update! Oh one more thing.........Did I mention what a great husband I have. I was just able to pay off my piano and he bought me a laptop. I LOVE HIM SOOOOOO MUCH!