Saturday, November 19, 2011


I'm not even sure what I am going to blog about right now. But it's 8:30 pm, the kids have been in bed for an hour, Jared has been gone doing homework since 9:30 am, my house is cleaned, journal is written in, paint project is finished, "The Sing Off" episode I missed last week has been watched, and I'm in the mood to blog.

Like I mentioned in my last post, I love and hate my blog.
Love going back and re-living past moments.  Love writing.  Love watching my family grow.
Hate how I compare myself to everyone else's awesome blogs.  Hate how I don't take good pictures or even enough pictures.  Hate how no one comments on blogs my blog anymore.

Anyways, things are going pretty good over here.  Jared is supposed to graduate on the 22nd--- in 3 days.  He is SO close.  But he's not going to make it.  Our new deadline is December 1st so he can avoid rematriculating and paying the fee to do so.  He'll make that deadline for sure.  And you better believe we will be partying over here.  Jared and I have been married a little over 4 years now and I have put him through his entire Bachelors degree.  When that diploma comes in the mail, I am adding my name to it in Sharpee marker.  And then we will be done with school until August.  The plan is for Jared to start on his MBA at the University of Arkansas next fall.  Of course he still needs to take the GMAT, so I guess there will be no break over here. ha!

I love my kids.  They make me so happy.  Suzy is out of her clingy stage.  She is now the same size as her brother.  Ok, well, Noah is taller, but skinnier.  But they are both in the same size clothes.  18 months.  They are more than 18 months apart too!

If I were to predict what my kids would be like in high school based on their personalities now, this is what I would guess:
Noah- artsy, into music, runner, soccer &/or baseball player, the smart kid
Suzy- dancer, sweet, nice, really good girl, quiet
I guess we will find out if I'm right in about 13 years!

I'm really excited to start reading the Harry Potter series.  I read the first book in high school and decided I didn't care to read anymore.  But then this last year, I decided to watch all the movies to see what all the hype was about.  And I got hooked on them.  And since the books are WAAAAY better than the movies...(right?) I decided to dive in.

And with that, I think I'll head on over to Pinterest to find some Thanksgiving stuff to make.  I'm hosting this year for Jared's family. 

Be back soon xxx

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Blogging and I have a love/hate relationship.
A few of you have started updating your blogs lately and it has inspired me. 
Here is a quick update.


Suz is about as cute as she can be.  She is such a happy girl.  Noah gave her the nickname 'Suza' and it has pretty well stuck.  She loves being outside and running around.  She is wiggly and giggly and fun!


Noah is a sweet kid.  He is very smart and loves to make deals with us.  Negotiate privleges.  A business man, just like his daddy.


I have been up to:
Activity Days
Teaching Piano
Playing Piano
More Cleaning
Taking Care of Kids
& Daydreaming


Jared is pretty much doing it all right now.  He has to have all his assignments in for graduation on November 22nd.  Then we he will finally have his MUCH anticipated Bachelors degree from BYU!  He is putting in a lot of hours at Pfizer, the job he got back in August.  He's also doing quite a bit of traveling, to the jealousy of his wife. (even if it is business traveling, it is still a break from kiddos and mac n cheese!)  He continues to work a little for his old company on the side.  In addition,  he has been running and training for races- he will do another half marathon this Saturday.  Jared is amazing.  I don't see much of him and am hoping this will change when he graduates. 

That's it for now, hopefully I'll be back again soon---I still want to post about Suz's birthday (in September), my birthday (in October), and Halloween.