Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Years

So in the spirit of the new year coming up I thought I would write down some of my resolutions. I have never been a big "resolution" kind of a person but it's never to late to start.  2011 has been a really good year. I had a baby, bought a new car (which desperately needed to happen), my sister got married and my brother in law went on a mission to Japan. So I am hoping that 2012 will be equally as good. Trent will turn 1, my husband will turn 28 (weird) and hopefully our future will become a little more secure. I think one of the reason's why I don't really like resolutions is if I don't accomplish them, I feel like a failure. But it can't hurt to try! So my resolution list for 2012 is:

1.  Loose weight. I only have 10 pounds to be at what I was before I had Trent but I carry my weight differently now and it makes me depressed because my jeans fit differently which makes me feel like a hippo.

2. Start cooking more. Before I had Trent I would cook every day except for twice a week and I really enjoyed it. I still enjoy it now but with Trent and working it's really easy not to.

3. This kind of goes hand in hand with the cooking more and loosing weight but create a healthier lifestyle so Trent grows up being healthy.

4. Be more laid back. I have already been working on this but I could do a better job.

5. Give people the benefit of the doubt. Not everyone is doing things on purpose to piss me off. 

6. Be a better person (aka better wife, mom, sister, daughter).

7. Make a budget and try to stay with it. The making part isn't hard for me it's the staying with it. 

8. When the weather is warmer, go outside more. Trent loves being outside and I can't wait to take him to a park. 

9. Try and be more appreciative of Utah because I honestly really struggle with this one. I'm not the biggest fan especially during the winter months but it does have it's perks. One being it's a pretty cheap place to live.

10. Have a better attitude about things and realize life's meant to be enjoyed. 

I know these are very basic resolutions but they are one's I hopefully can work on to make 2012 an awesome year. I hope everyone has a safe and fun New Year's!!

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Christmas story

Trent's first Christmas was a success! He didn't really understand what was going on and he was more excited about the wrapping paper and boxes (which I knew he would be) but it was still so much fun seeing his faces. He got a TON of new toys. We were especially excited for the walker that he got because he has been walking along side basically anything he can and so this will help him with the motion of putting one foot in front of the other. I know I shouldn't be pushing him walking as much as I am but he gets so frustrated that I know he will be happier that he's walking even though I probably won't. He also loves this little baby piano that we got him and this light up phone. Christmas came and went way to fast, as it always does, and I can't wait until next year already! Next year will be way more fun because he will understand things a little better. A little Christmas present for me from Trent was him being able to do the hand motion of "more". I have been working on baby sign language with him and one day I did it and then he did it right after me! It was so cool to see him put the two together. He has been doing it every day since and it's so exciting. We have been working on "all done" for a while and he watches me very intently when I do it but doesn't quite have the had motion down yet. But "more" is enough for me right now! If that's all I got for Christmas that would have been fine with me. For Christmas this year we went up to my parents house and it was really fun to be up there with all my family. We all spent a couple of days up there and even though it was really loud we always have the best time. I love my family so much and am so thankful for them. I love them more than anything in this world and am so glad I have them! I love how much we laugh when we get together and how many good memories we have. I love Christmas and the spirit it brings and am sad it's already gone but now on to the next thing which is Eric's birthday. I can't believe he is turning 28. What an oldie!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

I don't want no nudies

Last weekend my Mom, sisters and I went down to Vegas for my sister Jessica's birthday. Her birthday is in November but her husband bought us all tickets to Phantom and a hotel room at the Paris hotel. I was super stoked since I had never been to Vegas before. (Obviously when we drive down to Southern Cal we drive past it but we never stop and look around.) It was a quick trip just like Disneyland. We drove there Thursday and came back on Saturday. Everyone told me to be prepared as there are basically naked girls and smoke every where and man were they right. By the end of Friday I seriously could not handle the smoke smell anymore. That and the STUPID PEOPLE ON EVERY FREAKING CORNER TRYING TO GIVE ME A CARD WITH A NAKED CHICK ON IT. I yelled at one of them "I DON'T WANT NO NUDIES." The best was my oldest sister Jamie screaming "If I want to look at boobs I'll look at my own!" Stop trying to get me to go to a club and stop trying to get me to take your nasty cards cause it ain't gonna happen. Just let me walk in peace and enjoy my time! Anyways, other than that Vegas was a lot of fun. I enjoyed seeing the fountains at the Bellagio, the decorations inside the Bellagio, the lions at MGM, the M&M factory, the Venetian (which I think was my favorite hotel) and everything else. Our room at the Paris was awesome and the best part was the Sugar factory which not only had everything sugar you could imagine but it had an amazing restaurant. The other really fun place we ate was in the New York New York. It was this sports place that had giant tv's and good food. Phantom was seriously SO good. I recommend everyone seeing it. I had seen it before when I was 8 in San Fransisco so I didn't have the best memories of it but I had obviously seen it recently because we own the movie. Anyone that hasn't seen it live should because it is 10 million times better live. Overall it was one of the best weekends of my life. I love getting together with my mom and sisters because we are always laughing super hard and having such a fun time when we do. We always are silly and goofy and it's so fun just to let loose. I know we won't always be living this close so it was a wonderful memory that I will always have.

The inside of the Bellagio

Friday, December 2, 2011

Turkey Day

This year for Thanksgiving we went to Southern California to visit Eric's family. I was so excited and ready for the 70 degree weather but I was not excited on how we were getting there. Instead of paying a ton of money and flying we decided it would be smarter to drive. Which meant a 10 hour drive with a 7 and a half month old baby. So we packed up and left at 12:00 in the afternoon and to my delight Trent did pretty good except at the very end. 9 1/2 hours of driving + sitting in traffic for 45 min = a MAJOR melt down. He ended up crying himself to sleep despite all of my efforts in trying to calm him down. So needless to say I was really happy when we finally made it to Eric's house. It was a wonderful, relaxing, uneventful week filled with mouth watering food, family and warm weather. It's always so fun to get away from it all and not have to worry about anything. Trent loved it because obviously Eric's parents house is a ton bigger than our tiny apartment which meant Trent had a ton of room to play and crawl around. He loved being with his aunts, uncles and especially Eric's mom. She would sing this one song in french to Trent (no she's not french but just took a lot of french classes) and every time she did Trent would always get super calm and just stare at her. It was really cute. I was really worried because he is getting into the stranger danger age and he is really shy but he took to Holley (Eric's mom) really fast. As always Thanksgiving day was so awesome and I stuffed my face way to much but loved every minute of it. It was really weird not having Eric's younger brother Troy there because he is on his mission in Japan but Troy had sent home pictures so that helped. Before I knew it the week had passed and it was time to come home. I was really anxious about the drive back but we decided we would try something different. Instead of leaving at 12 in the afternoon we left at 3 in the morning and it was so much better. Trent basically slept the whole way and It was a much easier drive. I hate that we only get together with Eric's family twice a year but with all of our schedules it gets to hard to try and get together more than that. Especially since the next time we see them Trent will be over a year old. He is already pulling himself up and walking along side the couch and can stand up for about 3 seconds without any support. We still don't have any teeth yet but I'm sure they will come in soon. Sorry this isn't the most exciting post, I never take pictures when I go to Cali mainly because we don't really do a whole lot. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now on to the BEST PART OF THE YEAR. Christmas. Oh yeah I was so stoked for Christmas that the night we got home from Cali I put up our Christmas lights and decorations even though I was so exhausted. I LOVE CHRISTMAS.