Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

This October was full of action. I would have to say it was the craziest month of the year for Beau and I. We took some time last weekend to finally get into the Halloween spirit by carving pumpkins with our really good friends Andrea and Kevin. They didn't know what they were getting themselves into when they came to carve with us! We had the carving tools and pictures all printed out to carve. No more triangle eyes and goofy smile Jack o Lanterns for them! It was SUCH a blast we love hanging out with them.
Beau did this lovely Harry Potter pumpkin that he used the shaving and carving technique with. He had so much fun. He is a big pumpkin carving fan.

All of our pumpkins all lined up. It goes Kevin, Andrea, Beau's and mine! This picture is kind of fuzzy sorry.
Here is a picture of my pumpkin! I thought it turned out very cute and I was proud because usually I give up and let Beau do all the carving while I watch a movie and eat roasted seeds.

On Halloween we dressed up as Mother Nature and Father Time. It was so much fun! We went to a Halloween party that night and just had a blast. I think Beau looks awesome! We had a great time and hope everyone else did. Happy Halloween everyone!
Oh, I forgot, we also went to our wards Halloween party on Thursday where they had a pot luck and trunk or treat. It was too cold to trunk or treat so all the kids just went around in the gym and got candy. It was really fun that we got to dress up twice this year.
Me and my best friend Janece as the Ghost Buster.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Moving on....again

Well, it seems as if Beau and I are meant to live an insanely crazy life. We have learned to swing at even the craziest curve balls and hit a homerun every time. We have moved 5 times in the 2 years that we have been blissfully wed and it seems the sixth move is right around the corner.

This is our lovely apartment where we currently reside. It is a fuzzy picture but I couldn't find another one that looked good so this is what you get. It looks a little different because we have added stuff but, you get the idea.

Our first apartment in Cedar City was this little basement in an 8-plex. We really enjoyed living here and we loved being able to have our little puppy with us. I can't wait to move and get a new dog!
Our California apartment was very nice and very fun also. I liked living there because I never had to worry about rent or utilities :). But, the appliances were brand new so that was also a plus.
Jim and Mechel were gracious and loving enough to allow us to live with them for four months after our landlord died and we were kicked out of our first apartment. I had mono and was sick most of it but, we really enjoyed our time there and are grateful that we had a place to land for a while before we left for California.
Our beloved first apartment at 1514 23rd street. We loved this apartment because we got to paint the apartment and make it our own. Too bad Fern had to pass away and we were kicked out...oh well the apartment was haunted anyway. No kidding it really was!!
So you can see that moving is in our blood. We have become pros at packing, sorting, getting rid of junk, and moving in record time. Our next move is an exciting one. To give you the short and sweet version of a very long story that I have told at least 12 times, Beau is not on track for graduation. His adviser kind of didn't really pay attention to him as an individual and kind of screwed us over. Pretty much he cannot do anything in math until he takes calculus 2 which he will not be able to take until fall 2010 which means he can' t start the math program until spring 2011. Also, we found out that his adviser was having him take education classes when he is not admitted into the program and they won't let him into the program until he finishes his math major. Confusing? Yeah, I know. Anyway we got screwed over but, we look at it as a great blessing. So we had to make a decision for our future pretty quick. Since graduation at SUU is estimated for Fall 2014 we decided that there was no way we were going to wait another 4 years. Beau already has his associates degree after this semester and so we prayed, fasted, and went to the temple looking for guidance on what to do. The answer came swiftly and with assurance. In fact, it came so swiftly I thought that it must be the wrong choice because things don't usually come that easily for us. So we will be moving in May so Beau can start the education program and the math program in June at.....
What? I have never in my life thought about living in Logan. I have only ever been there once and we just drove through but, it is where our next move is. It just feels so right! He will start summer school right away and he can apply for the education department in January and be working on it at the same time as the math program. It is such a blessing. We are really sad to be moving away from Cedar City. We have made lots of really great friends here and have built our lives here. This move will be very different than all our other moves because we will have a 5 month old coming with us but, we know the Lord will take care of us as long as we are doing what he asks.

So with this I would like to make the announcement to our friends in Cedar City that we are quitting the apartment manager job in May and so if you are interested let me know. It's a GREAT opportunity and Brad is an awesome guy so let us know!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Cedar City Baby Shower

I had the best baby shower yesterday for my friends in Cedar City. Beau and I have been so blessed by the people that we have met and the bonds we have formed with great people while living in Cedar. Janece planned all the fun and Lacie brought all the yummy yummy food. We played lots of games and just laughed a lot. Janece had two games that I have not seen played before and they were fun. One, which was not so much fun as embarrassing, was the yarn game. You take a piece of yarn and guess how big round the pregnant person is. Then, you measure the pregnant person around and compare everyone's yarn to the one that had been wrapped around you. It was hysterical. The other game I really enjoyed was a questionnaire that Janece had come up with and people had to answer the questions about me and my pregnancy and then compare them to my answers. That was fun for me to.
Janece made me a guest book/advice book/memory book/ scrapbook and everyone signed it will good stories about what their moms did for them when they were little. It was so nice to see girls that I don't get to see very often now that we aren't in the same ward anymore. Baby Gracie got lots of cute things and I got GREAT advice from some new mothers. It was such a wonderful time. Thanks everyone for coming and being a part of my life :)

These are two diaper cakes that Janece made. My theme was "sweet pea"
so she made these adorable peas in a pod! She is the best.

The measuring game...

Ignore that look on my face. This is Janece measuring me!

Some of my fun, fabulous guests!

While the girls were inside playing games, opening presents, and eating delicious food Beau went outside to paint our windows for Halloween. It is something that he did last year and wanted to do this year. He does SUCH an amazing job with the painting that I hope he does it every year.

Monday, October 5, 2009

2nd anniversary!

Show me that smile again...
Don't waste another minute on your cryin'
We're nowhere near the end...
The best is waiting to begin

As long as we've go each other
We got the world spinnin' right in our hands
Baby you and me, we gotta be
The luckiest dreamers who never quit dreamin!

As long as we keep on giving
We can take anything that comes our way
Baby rain or shine, All the time
We got each other sharin' the Laughter and Love..

Happy 2nd anniversary Beau James.
I can't wait to share the laughter and love with you
for eternity.
I love you baby!