Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas bites

My christmas was very special this year. I was bit by a dog. At least i get a cool smiley face scar out of it.

Merry Christmas

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas my way

This year we decided to start a new tradtion and do the ultimate Gingerbread house.

Yes power tools are nessary in building a house.

Just making a few modifications

You can never have too many LEDs

A few windows to see out of

A little family fun. That's if they will stop eating all the candy and put some on the house.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

My Love

"I have now been married [four] years. I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blessed--blessed beyond what language can express; because I am my husband's life as fully as he is mine. No woman was ever nearer to her mate than I am; ever more absolutely bone of his bone, and flesh of his flesh. I know no weariness of my [Joe's] society; he knows none of mine, any more that we each do of the pulsation of the heart that beats in our separate bosoms; consequently, we are ever together. To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. We talk, I believe, all day long; to talk to each other is but a more animated and an audible thinking. All my confidence is bestowed on him; all his confidence is devoted to me; we are precisely suited in character; perfect concord is the result." (Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, 525)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Anniversary, Grandchildren, and Will

Wednesday was our four-year anniversary. We are both very suprised that we haven't killed each other yet. We have been blessed with four years of happiness, and we hope for many more. Joe was in Vegas for business on Wednesday and I wasn't expecting him home until Friday, but he suprised me by walking in the door Thursday afternoon. I was so excited to see him; he has been gone for three weeks. That would have been enough of an anniversary gift, but he also had gorgeous flowers for me. He is so sweet to think of me!!

Also, this week we've had my niece Amy here, which has been a load of fun! She is my parent's oldest grandchild and my baby girl Kat is their youngest. Photo op!! Very cute girls.

Will has done so good with potty training!! I couldn't be prouder!! And I couldn't be happier that I don't have to change diapers anymore!! He's not 100% done yet, but we are so close! Yay for Will!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Daddy's Plate

So i have come to the conclusion that every one loves to eat off my plate. No matter what time of day, they all love to eat off my plate. So i came up with an idea to fix this. Bigger and better.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Riding the Potty Train

It's official now. We are potty training. We've had a few half-hearted and failed attempts in the past, but this one if for real! It the past two days, we've only had 2 accidents!! Yay Will!! Since I'm still new at this, does anyone have any advice or amazing tricks? So far, we have a sticker chart. Each successful trip to the bathroom gets a sticker and when the chart is full, he gets a "special treat." Then we'll start again with a new chart. It seems to be working so far, but I still have to remind him to go to the bathroom, he won't tell me when he needs to go, hence the 2 accidents. All in all, things are going well!!! I'm so proud of my little boy!!!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Well if Danique isn't going to keep up on this then I guess I will. I honestly dont have much to say. Just that everyone is in Utah and Bailey is getting married.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

All About Me

Age at my next birthday: Favorite Color:
Favorite Flower:
Favorite Food:
Favorite Place:
Favorite Thing:
First Job:
Goal for Next Year:

Nickname I Have Had:
Place I Want to Visit:

Monday, May 5, 2008

The First White Dress,

Yesterday we blessed our baby girl Kathlyn. It was a wonderful day with both my family and hers. There really isn't much to say, but thank you to all those who came. We really enjoyed your support and love.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Joe comes home tomorrow!!! I'm so excited! It's been a long four weeks. So lonely. But now it's over!!! Yay!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Reporting live from the One star state.

Ok you'all can stop crying now. I'm not dead. For the past couple of weeks i have been traveling for work, and it has been a trying moment for the family. This is officialy the longest time i have been without my wife. Even when we first meet we could only go a couple of hours apart. Sadly i am also going to miss about half of my daughter's life. That makes it sound like a really long part.
I do have to saw that Texas isn't as bad as i expected. Besides the Cowboy's (football), Dallas really is a wonderful place. Don't get me started on the Stars (hockey). But besides having the lamest teams in pro sports, I do like it here.
But the whole reason I wanted to write tonight is because I added a playlist for Danique. I know that she misses me, and this just might win me some points. All of these songs mean something special to us. Hopefully there are some new ones for the rest of you to enjoy.
Danique, I love you, I miss you, I'll be home soon.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I miss Joe!

I am feeling like a single mother right now. My husband is out of town on business, which was only going to be for two weeks, but plans changed. Now he won't be back until May 3rd. He and I are best friends and it has been/will be very difficult to be apart from him. Plus, I need his help with our kids. Kat is now 6 weeks old, and it's hard to manage a three-year old and a newborn by myself 24/7. I have found myself getting mad at the kids a lot easier than normal, and for stupid things, too. Like when Will accidently spills something, or when Kat won't sleep. Luckily, my mom has this week off from work, so I've had her company and help, but I'm worried about the weeks to come. I don't do well with being lonely. I guess I'll just have to find ways to keep me busy. I can clean out my closet, deep clean the bathroom, finish my wedding scrapbook, things that will keep myself occupied. Wish my luck!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Secret, you know, as in the movie.

So last week we went over to story time at Barnes and Noble. Will loves to go not only to listen to the stories, but also to play with the beloved Thomas the Train play set. You know, the little train table with all the wooden train tracks and magnetic train cars and thousands of other things all on one adventurous table. Well, low and behold, some young and restless punk decided to carve something offencive and rude into this public playset.
So needless to say the store removed the entire table. Will was horrified and decided to throughly comb the store insisting that it was only moved. (Wow, I really am using a lot of big words!) So for days all he asked about is where is Thomas.
I guess that he thought about it too much cause the next week my friend whose children have out grown their toys offered me their Thomas the train play set. I can not begin to tell you how happy he was to see this and now that is all he destroys/plays with. I guess the secret really does work.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Three Kids?

My little one is now almost two weeks old. Time has flown. But I'm still getting used to the idea of having two children. I still don't know how to be a mom to more than one. They're both pretty good kids, though, so that helps. Kat sleeps really good and eats pretty well, too, and Will is getting more used to having a baby around. Now if only I could figure out how to control my other child, Joe. :) It's a good thing they're all cute kids!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Kathlyn Hughes

ok I know that this is a little late, but we have been having some internet prolbems around the house. But i did want to let you all know that we do have a new addtion to the family. Even as i sit here and type she is begging for my attion. Born Monday morning at 8:33, 7 lbs and 2 oz. With thick black hair. Everything with the delevery went perfect. Thank you all for your love and support. Bolth Mom and baby are doing great.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Baby Will

My baby turned three on Tuesday, which seems like a pretty big milestone, so I thought I would post some pictures from throughout his little life. Time has gone by way too fast for me, but he will always be my Baby Will.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Another Gamer

For all those who are big WoW fans, or Halo, Half-life, AvP, Zelda, Splinter Cell, or any other awsome game that I can't think of right now, I have the game for you! Known as the HARDEST game ever! Yes even harder than old school Mega Man 3. It's called "I want to be that guy". The other bonus is it's FREE. I love open source software! So I suggest you get it and be frustrated! Good luck.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Growing Family

I went to the doctor's on Friday. Things are progressing along very smoothly. Baby is head down, I'm measuring right on track for how many weeks I am, I'm even starting to dilate. I have about three weeks left until the due date, but technically, I could be considered term. We've started buying a package of diapers every week so we can get a head start. That's what worries me as far as being able to afford another baby. We won't have to pay for the delivery, hopefully we won't have to buy formula, but we will have to buy diapers. I've forgotten how much we spent on diapers with Will, so I think it might be a shock for me.

My family is growing, and will continue to grow, and I have discovered that having a happy family is not just good luck. It takes a lot of hard work. My family and I have put forth a large amount of effort so we can stick together, but there are still some things that need some fine tuning.

I want my children to grow up in a happy home. I want my home to be a haven from the rest of the world where my kids can feel safe and secure. I think some things are going to have to change. We need to be more selective about the things we let into our home, like TV, movies, video games, etc. We need to be more actively inviting the Spirit into our home through scripture study and prayer. We need to spend more time together as a family, without any distractions, so we can all feel loved and wanted. I'm hoping that since I have written these things down, I will feel more committed to making these changes. I grew up in a home where all of these things seemed to be perfect. My parents did a great job keeping our family close and our house a place we could all call home, no matter the location. We all found happiness in everyday experiences, and that is what I want for my children. Now I have my own family, and I am looking forward to working hard everyday so we can feel secure and happy.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Back to School, again

School started this week for me. I got lucky and have only to classes a week. The only sad part is that I have to be Long Beach at 8 on saturday morning. I guess no more sleeping in.

Monday, February 4, 2008

My Favorite People

I am 35 weeks pregnant, feeling like I'm 35 months pregnant. At some points, it seems like time is moving so slowly the baby will never come. Other times, I can't believe I've already made it this far. I'm starting to get a lot of contractions, which is starting to scare me a little bit because I don't want her coming too early, but the doctor has reassured me that Baby Kat isn't coming yet.

I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to handle having two children. I barely have enough energy to keep up with my three-year-old. I don't know how I'm going to be able to function when I'm not getting any sleep. I'm also worried about nursing. I want to be able to nurse (think of the money I could save!) but that didn't work out very well with my first baby. I'm hoping things will work out better this time.

I could probably go on for a long time about the things that worry me, but in reality, it is all worth it. I'm am incredibly excited to have a new baby. I love my three-year-old, who will be a great big brother. But most of all, I get to share the joy of having children with the most wonderful man in the world. He is more that I could ask for, and definitely more than I deserve. He is the perfect father for my kids and the perfect husband for me. He is my best friend. I don't think I thank him enough for all he does for me. I love you, sweetie.