Saturday, March 29, 2008

Can't Wait...

Okay I have to vent!!! (don't read this post if you don't feel like hearing A LOT of complaining!, I'm is that time of month and I have a lot to say right now) I CANNOT wait to have my OWN house!! For any of you that don't know we are living in a gorgeous house but we are just renting from my dad who is flipping it. It is so nice to be out of an apartment and actually have a kitchen....BUT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO PRIVACY!!! I am having such a hard time with this! I understand that my dad owns the house and is fixing it up...he is here usually everyday doing stuff and I am TOTALLY fine with that...I have to be!!

Well tonight Christian and I get home and find stuff out of place. Our house was messy when we left and so it is so embarrassing that my dad would let ALL of my aunts* in the house to look around. How would you feel to have someone come to your house when you are not there and look in your closet and drawers...and they even stacked my dishes!! I have always felt self conscious around them anyways so to have them see my house messy is driving me CRAZY!! And to top it off they left a note on my computer reminding me of what a mess my house is (jokingly of course).

I just can't stand to have my personal life so available to anyone that my dad wants to let in the house. I love my dad but he just happens to bring people over when I have had a busy day and I haven't gotten around to picking up. I feel like I am constantly cleaning and I feel like crap when people see the house like this!

So I can't wait to have my own place. I can't wait until Christian and I are the only ones that know the garage code...the only ones that have a key... I NEED SOME PRIVACY!!!!!!

*To my aunts that read this blog: Don't be offended by this post...I know that you really don't care about a messy house and you were only joking when you wrote the note. This post is just to vent!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Happy Easter

-Ava loved to LOOK at the Easter bunny but as soon as I put her in his lap she got nervous!-

I love Easter and all that it represents. It is so easy to let Easter casually come and casually go...Easter bunny, baskets, eggs, candy... But nothing is as amazing as the victory of the crucified Lord, who came forth in the resurrection on that first Easter morn. What a miracle!! I'm truly grateful for all that my Savior and Redeemer has made possible.

"None so great has ever walked the earth. None other has made a comparable sacrifice or granted a comparable blessing. He is the Savior and the Redeemer of the world. I believe in Him. I declare His divinity without equivocation or compromise. I love Him. I speak the name of Jesus Christ in reverence and wonder. He is our King, our Lord, our Master, the living Christ, who stands on the right hand of His Father. He lives! He lives, resplendent and wonderful, the living Son of the living God." -President Gordon B. Hinckley-

Thursday, March 20, 2008

We're In!

We finally moved into our house on Saturday! For the last two months 90% of our belongings have been stored in this basement while we were living in my parents basement. We thought we would be living with my parents for a couple of weeks and so we packed everything except for a week worth of clothes, 4 pair of socks each, 2 towels, and a few other things. Our lives were very simple for a couple of months...and now we are here and happy as can be. It is nice to be alone as our little family again! I will post pictures as soon as we get all unpacked!

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Civil War

Christian and I have season tickets to Hale Centre Theatre and tonight we got to see "The Civil War". This is one of the neatest musicals I have ever seen!! If I wasn't crying then I had the chills! Honestly...if you have the chance to see this then DO IT!! Merrill Osmond stars as Captain Emmett Lochran and he does a great job. But to be honest with you the slavery scenes and gospel music were AMAZING! I didn't want it to end but of course all good things come to an end. It's funny because this musical doesn't have much of a story line. This has been a complaint about this musical but Hale Centre Theatre pulled this off so magnificently. Like all of their plays, this one was so personal. The songs are amazing. I could go on and on about this play! If you have the chance then don't miss the opportunity to see this musical...Here is a link to their website. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Christian!!

Today is Christian's 26th birthday!! I have never met anyone who loves their birthday more than him. He reminds me everyday for two weeks that his birthday is coming up. To celebrate we are going to Tepanyaki tonight for dinner and on Friday we are going to Hale Center Theatre to see "Civil War".

I usually buy a cake for Christian because I have worked on his birthday in the past and haven't had time to make one...but this year I had enough time and I had a lot of fun with it. It turned our really great and I'm excited to eat it!!

Happy Birthday Christian!!

I Love You!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Five Nights

So I think I am good to say that Ava is on the perfect sleeping schedule!! She has slept from 8:30pm-7:00am for the last FIVE nights! It feels so good!! So that is that...I just had to buckle down and deal with her and everything worked out great...thanks for all of the advice!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

American Idol

I am a big fan of American Idol this season. I haven't watched it for a couple of years but the contestants this year are very talented and I can't help but watch every week! I am a huge fan of David Archuleta! He is doing such a great job. He does need to sing some more upbeat songs but he is very, VERY talented...and he is only 17!! He is such a cute kid too. I am voting for him all the way to the end! I also like dreadlock boy, David Cook, and Brooke White. I saw this video the other day and I had to share it! This is talent...


Yesterday I woke Ava up at 8:00am....which meant she only got 5 hours of sleep but I want her on an earlier schedule. She took one early nap and then went to bed at 9:00pm. Guess what? She slept until 8:00am!!! She has not slept that well for as long as I can remember. Tonight I am going to try to put her down at 8:30pm...I don't want to push my luck but I would love for her to wake up a little earlier. Hooray for Ava!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I better not get my hopes up ;)

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


After letting Ava cry for an hour, then a bottle, and then another 15 minute cry she finally fell asleep at 3am!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Sleeples Nights

Ava has a MAJOR sleep problem...maybe not so major but it is very tiring...literally! She sleeps but at all the wrong times!! I really try to get her to bed early but the earliest she is not jumping off the walls is between 12-1am! If I can actually get her to bed early she will wake up a few hours later as if she just took a nice nap. I put Ava down tonight at 10pm and Christian and I went to bed at 11pm. Well what do you know? is now 11:30pm and Ava is awake and her crazy little self! I have tried depriving her of naps all day and putting her down early but she wakes up a few hours later when I do that! I am thinking about waking her up at 7-8am and trying to get her on an earlier schedule.
I really don't know what to do?? Maybe she is just a night person. What time do your kids go to bed? Any suggestions??? HELP!!