Monday, January 23, 2012


I love January! It is the best month of the year because everyone is trying SO hard at their new years goals, trying to be a good person, stay organized and all that good stuff. My house is pretty spotless lately and it makes me SO happy! We like to have piles of clutter (mail receipts, coupons, etc...) lying around and it is amazing how much counter space that junk takes up! I LOVE New Years goals SO much! LOVE them! It is so refreshing to have a new start to better yourself...
My New Years Goals are...
1.)Forgive people more quickly. I tend to hold little grudges here and there, what a waste! SO, I am trying to be a little bit better.
2.)Organize one thing a day. We are thinking about buying a house when our lease is up in May and I want to make that move as easy as possible so I am picking one drawer or cabinet a day to de-clutter. Honestly, it doesn't take long. I already de-cluttered a box of junk in our laundry room today and it took like 10 minutes tops.
3.)Read the Ensign cover to cover each month. The Hyde family decided that this would be fun to do as a family. Me and Andrew had a goal last year to do it and stopped in March(losers, I know), but it was great while it lasted so I am excited about this one.
4.) Continue going to the Temple each month. I love going to the Temple. We have a ton of family names that we do from my dad's side and it makes it a little more special each time. If you put it on your calendar each month it really helps!
5.)Build our food storage/ stock pile a lot this year. Everytime I watch Extreme Couponing I get so motivated and think, "Why can't I do that?!?" Well, I am not going to dumpster dive for coupons, I'm not going to buy crap we don't need and most importantly, I have a life! I really do want to have an awesome stock pile though of things that we use every day (tooth paste, toilet paper, paper towels, water...) so that when the big earth quake or whatever happens we will be ready!
6.) Have my new gratitude journal filled by the end of the year. So far I have written 5 things every few days, it is a great way to recognize the Lord's hand in your life everyday.

Hopefully I can keep up with these goals- I really do want to, but you know how it goes...

Here is what we have been up to...

My bestest friend Betsy got home from her mission! YAY! I am SO happy to have her back in a land where I can at least text her and call her all the time! I guess we are used to not living in the same zip code since we haven't since 2006- wow- that's a long time! I LOVE YOU BETSY AND AM SOOO PROUD OF YOU!!!

My dad usually gets a Jazz suite for the first game of the year. This year Jackson was so fun to take. He kept cheering and ate TONS of food- it was great! Until... The Jazz Bear came! We were sitting in the seats and we hear a big POP and confetti went EVERYWHERE. Then silly string. The Bear got my dad SO good- it was so funny! SO, I screamed with excitment to go get a picture with the Bear and Jackson freaked out! Like totally lost it he got so scared! Um, HELLO, meeting the Jazz Bear is on my Bucket List (yes, I am currently working on my bucket list- always adding stuff to it).

Not too much else is going on around here... WOW, I freaking rock at blogging lately!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

ABC's of 2011

I thought that might be kinda fun...Enjoy!

A-Angie's Dance Academy! I taught ballet for Angie while I lived in Logan and was greatful for that experience. I was sad to leave, but am so blessed that I am still teaching at a different studio in Sandy, Dance Concepts!

B-Bye Bye Logan! SO extremely sad to leave the Hyde's, but SO excited to have an awesome job in Salt Lake and be living close to my family.

C- Celebrated my first Mother's Day! I LOVE BEING A MOM!

D- Dates! Me and Andrew saw a movie about a month before Jackson was born, so in August 2010 and went AN ENTIRE YEAR without seeing a movie! The first movie we saw since being parents was 17 Miracle, ha ha! Since then we've been to lots of movies and are going on lots more dates- finally!

E- Emily started hair school! I know, you're thinking that this has nothing to really do with us, but YES it does! FREE HAIR FOR LIFE!!! Too bad my son has no hair- Ha Ha!

F-Father's Day! Andrew got to celebrate his first Father's Day! WE LOVE YOU ANDREW!

G- Grandma Moby passed away in October. I love her and miss her SO much, but am SO glad that she is in heaven watching over us pain free.

H- Hyde Family Pictures! My sister in law Amy's sister Kelsey took these pictures and did such a good job!

I- International Traveling! We got to go to Mexico in August and it was SO fun! Jackson was a champ the whole time! We ate SO much chips and guacamole that I thought I was going to pop! YUM!

J- Jazz games! Jackson went to his first Jazz game Jan. 1, 2011. He was just an itty bitty 14 week old baby, but it was fun! We LOVE the Jazz!

K- Katy Perry concert! LOVED it! Katy is awesome!

L- LOVE! We celebrated our Three Year Anniversary this year! Each year we stay in the Anniversary Inn and this year we stayed in The Biker's Roadhouse, it was awesome!

M- Master's Degree... CHECK! Go Andrew! You rock and are always trying to make mine and Jackson's life better, thank you Sweetheart!

N- Nice Apartment! MAN ALIVE do I love our new apartment! It is SO much bigger and SO much nicer than our Logan Student Housing Apartment. I did LOVE the ward and our friends in Logan, but no dishwasher and spiders all over was just about enough to kill me after 3 years ;) O, and no AC!

O-One Years Old! Jackson Boy turned one in September and I am more than honored to be the mother to such an angel!

P- Patriots VS. Giants game! I hate football, but going to the game was really fun. One step closer to seeing ALL the teams play before we die ;)

Q- Quite the trip to England! Andrew got to go "Study Abroad" for a week or so in March for school and had so much fun!

R-RUNNING! Jackson started walking two weeks after his first birthday and got the hang of it SO fast! It is unreal how quickly these kids learn!

S-Sister Time! I LOVE MY SISTERS and am SO blessed that we have such an awesome relationship. Since moving to Midvale, I don't think I have gone one day without seeing at least one of them.

T- Time Out For Women! Gay took me, Amy and Raegen and we had so much fun. It was all of our first time (except Gay) and we are going to make it a tradition every year. I loved all of the speakers and it was so great cause it was just for women!

U- Utah State Fair! So fun! Love the fair!

V- Vacation to Boston! SO fun! LOVE our yearly getaway just the two of us!

W-Wes and Raegen got married! Such a fun, beautiful day and we couldn't be happier that Raegen is now a Hyde!

X- Xtra fun playing around! Jackson is at such a fun age- newborns are boring to me! Ha! Love them, but Jackson is so fun to play with now!

Y-Yummy food! It is nice that Jackson can now eat pretty much anything that we eat now! It is so fun ordeing him a Happy Meal and watching him eat normal people food!

Z- Zoo! This was the first time taking Jackson to the Zoo! SO fun! SO hot! Can't wait til next year ;)

Wow, I had to get creative there at the end! WOW, two post in such a short time- look at me go! LOVE YA!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

I know...

... I suck. Real bad. O well. I would say that it'll get better, but it probably won't... Anyways... We have had a great last few months... trip to Boston, Thanksgiving, Christmas and tons of family time! It's been great! Boston was fabulous! Me and Andrew take a trip alone each year and we decided Boston would be fun. I've been there before like 8 years ago and fell in love with the city. It is huge like New York, but not as crazy busy and a lot more historical (obviously) and stuff. I love it! If I didn't live in Utah, I'd want to live in Boston.

Thanksgiving was great and we spent this year with my family at my parents house. It was double great cause we ate at 2:00- right in the middle of Jackson's nap so I got to actually sit down and enjoy a meal!

Christmas was a lot of fun too! We spent it in Logan with the Hydes. I LOVE them all so much and feel so bad for people who don't get along with their in-laws cause mine are THE BEST!!!
Santa and Jackson!

My Family did a Sub For Santa for two families and it was so awesome. It was so fun buying things for these little kids and helping people who actually NEED things for Christmas and not just WANT stuff ;)

Bowling on Christmas Eve with the Hyde's. This was the FIRST time that I've ever broken a hundred... Thanks Son!

My sister in law Amy made the boys these CUTE matching pjs... LOVE them!!!

Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, Shephards, Angels!!!

Christmas Morning!

BITING open the presents!

New Church Christmas Outfit!

Jazz Man!

Like Mother, Like Son! Jackson is obsessed with the vacuum so when "Santa" saw this cute one for ten bucks he HAD to get it;)

Since Tuesday after Christmas, Jackson has been SO sick! Throwing up, nasty poops and dehydrated to the bone! He'll go 16 hours without a wet diaper, then I FREAK out and take him to the doctor and he'll pee the second she walks in the room... you're kidding me right... that has happened twice this week and both times the doctor has said, "Well, it's good that he peed, but if he hadn't of just peed you were going to have to go to the ER..." Lovely! SO, we've been doing lots and lots of cudling and lying around- relaxing, but exhausting all at the same time.

I'll try to be better! LOVE YA!