Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Catch Up..

So it has definitely been awhile since I last posted. But I figured since I don't have a job right now and I have done as much laundry, grocery shopping, and cleaning as I can handle right now I should update the blog. So here it goes. Since the last time....

David Graduated from SUU!! I am so extremely proud of him and all his hard work. Engineering degrees are not easy to get and this man is one smart cookie who I happen to love! (unfortuantely my camera was broken at the time and I still need to get these pics from my bro in law so hopefully that will be coming soon!)

After graduation we treated ourselves to a "re-do" honeymoon (because lets just face it our first one was kind of a nightmare) to MAUI!

It was the BEST "re-do" honeymoon! I would go back in a second.

 After Maui We came home and started real life. I worked all summer and David started his full time job as a planning/inspecting Engineer for Votaw Precision Technology. He loves his job, although it can be stressful and has long hours, he is an amazing example of hard work and dedication to me!

In September I started my student teaching in 6th grade GATE (gifted and talented education) class... I think most of those kids were smarter than me. After 30 days there, I started my Special Ed. placement and fell in love with those kids. I finally found what I want to do for the rest of my life. It is such a challenging yet rewarding profession. Those kids are amazing. Also in September, we went to Havasupai with our friends Josh and Brooke. It was absolutely beautiful! It is a 12-13 mile hike to the falls so round trip close to 26 miles plus the hiking around while you are there. 

We backpacked in at 4 am to miss the heat!

 Finally reaching the city 2 miles away from the falls!

The water was so pretty and light blue. It was definitely one of the prettiest places I have ever been!

After Havasupai our lives went back to the usual! I finished my student teaching in December and we had Christmas with our families! BriAnne, Eric, and Marley came down to be with us this year and let me tell you that baby is ADORABLE. I might be bias but how can you not love this face...
(she is obsessed with elmo)
 Nancy was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in May and she fought hard and beat it! This was the last day of her treatment on December 30th! We love her so much and are so proud of her!

David and I went to AZ to spend New Years with BriAnne, Eric and Marley and visit some people from his mission! We went bowling on the base since eric can get us in cheap with his sweet military discount!

When we got home from AZ we found out some pretty exciting news.... we kept it a secret for a while but now the secret is out! We are...

Okay so the whole taking a picture of a stick that I just peed on thing is kinda gross but I couldn't think of anything better so get over it :) 

I am now 12 and a half weeks along and have a little bump :) David is still hoping for twins.... what is he NUTS?!! But we couldn't be more excited to welcome a little one into our lives! 

Well that was alot of catch up and I didn't even include our Thompson family vacation... which I'll get to soon enough! Hopefully I will be better at updating. We have had an amazing but busy year since I have posted last and we feel like the most blessed people on the planet. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Flour Fight

Well tonight I was just minding my own business and making "stress balls"(elementary ed major remember??) They were for my health fair project. I was doing it on stress management. You just put flour into a balloon.. simple right? NOT. It became such a disaster. So I asked David for his help (like that would make it less of a disaster?? haha)... and immediately he started spilling the flour. My first reaction in my mind was " babe. seriously. I just cleaned the kitchen. How hard is it to put flour in a balloon." Then I realized my mind sounded ridiculous.. which is a daily thing for me :) It's okay I've accepted this reality. So then naturally after I realized that in my mind I was an old fart I decided to just dab a little flour on Davids nose.. cheeks.. lips.. hair... shirt you get the picture. And thats when the flour fight began...

The mess was totally and completely worth it. I sure love this guy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

Elder Holland is amazing. This talk is one of my absolute favorites. It is so tender and touches my heart. I love my Savior. His atonement is real. Happy Easter everyone :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Ear Candy

I am in LOVE with this song. It's on the trailer that keeps coming on the TV today for the new movie Water For Elephants. And I can't get it out of my head for some reason. Its one of those songs that makes me want to drive in my car with the music blasting and my windows down and sing at the top of my lungs.. poor David. Okay... so the music video is kinda weird and creepy in a way ... BUT if you just minimize it and listen to the song (like I do) I'm sure you will love it too. Happy weekend :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Being an Aunt ROCKS.

I just love being an Aunt. Seriously it's the best. Miss Marley is growing up so fast. We were able to go visit this past weekend and I just can't get over how big she is getting! She is smiling, laughing, talking and doing all these new tricks. I am just in love with this little one!
Your auntie loves you Marley Anne and misses you too xoxo

Ps... More to come of the Lakers smokin the Jazz!

Friday, March 25, 2011


Today was one of those days where I was feeling sorry for myself. One of those days when I tried everything on in my closet and nothing seemed to look good because I thought I'm fat and I'm having a bad hair day. The day when I wake up and its a blizzard outside and I go to scrape off my car and slip on the ice... not to mention with a towel on my head.. I bet the neighbors had a good laugh. And to top it off my hubby is gone in sunny beautiful California. He has been going back to  this last month or so for days at a time to work hard for us. I have been trying hard to be so supportive but I'll just say it,  I MISS HIM! And I just don't like to be alone... So I was just feeling sorry for myself. Poor me alone in my house on a Friday night with nothing to do. Then I thought of Japan. 

And how many people are suffering and alone in that country right now. How many have lost their loved ones, their homes, their possessions, and so much more. So I started to feel silly for feeling sorry for myself and my insignificant ridiculous what I thought to be problems. And I started to feel grateful. Grateful for a wonderful, wonderful husband who loves me and works so hard to provide for me and our future. Grateful for a healthy body that is strong and beautiful. Grateful for a warm roof over my head to cozy up in this blizzard. Grateful for a family that loves and supports me no matter what. Grateful for the opportunity to get an education and to be free to do whatever I choose. But most of all I am grateful for a loving savior that loves me even when I feel sorry for myself for the silliest things. Grateful that I am never truly alone. I definitely needed a kick in the butt today and remembering Japan did just that. My heart broke for those people and I just can't imagine what they are going through. But I know one person who does.. who knows what each and every one of us go through on a daily basis. And for that I am grateful. I think I am going to go here tomorrow morning and I can't wait. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Last Sunday I ran 26.2 miles and let me tell you that last .2 seems longer than the whole race! haha My friend Kate ran it with me she is amazing. She has already done a few marathons plus a full Iron Man so she pushed me! It was such an amazing experience. Leading up to the race I was really excited but REALLY nervous. I felt more nervous for this than I have for most soccer games I have played. We got there bright and early and the race started at 6:30!

Kate and I before the race
There was about 2,000 people who ran the half marathon and 20,000 total who did the half marathon and the other shorter races.
Mile 14.. My parents and David were there holding signs and I was super excited to see them!

Me and my hubby :)
My biggest fans!

26 miles!

I was a little tired... haha all I wanted to do was sit down and take OFF my shoes!!!
My Dad has called me "his WARRIOR" and my mom made this sign. They held it up at mile 25 and when I ran by that sign I couldn't stop smiling. I don't think I could have done it without all my family cheering me on a supporting me!


I really thought that I would do this just to say that I ran a marathon and be done with it... but now that I did I could definitely see myself doing another one. It was one of the hardest things i have ever done. But it really teaches you how far you can push yourself. It taught me a lot about myself and made me realize that when I put my mind to something I can do it. I would definitely say if you are thinking about running a marathon.. DO IT! :) it really is worth it!