Friday, May 27, 2011

Random Update!

This week has been nuts! If you don't know, I'm taking 14 credits online right now and basically.....I want to shoot myself somedays! It's so much busy work! Each class has anywhere from 30-50 pages of reading per week. Most of the time I feel like I'm not learning anything because it's just reading and quizzes. It's like in high school when you have those lazy teachers who don't teach, they just say read these pages then we're going to have a quiz after. But instead of 10 pages, it's 50. The quiz's are open book which makes it even more ridiculous. We have group and class meetings each week which is so awkward. The class meetings are just the teacher on their web cam talking to us. I feel like a lot of my teachers don't even know what they're doing. They look just a few years older than me and they seem like they're making it up as they go along. It's been a frustrating semester to say the least. And I'm only 5 weeks out of 12 into it, so that's super great too.....
It's been hard to do homework when I have my sweet baby crying at me knees wanting me to come play with him. But I've worked out a schedule where I stay up late and do my homework at night. This way I still get to play with Damon baby during the day and  do my homework with no distractions. I also usually go out to my parents house once a week if I need to and they watch him while I do homework. When they say 3 hours a week per credit, they aren't kidding. All frustration aside, when I get that little piece of paper that says I have a degree, I will be so happy! I'm going to blow it up huge and put it on the side of my house. 
On a lighter note, we are going to start painting our house! It's about time! We've been waiting for it to warm up a little bit, and it seems like it finally has! Except for today of course, it's been really rainy. (which I secretly LOVE) We are just going to paint some soft warm tones. We've waited to hang things on the walls so we could paint so our house still looks pretty bare. So I'm excited to get that going!
Damon is out and Grandma and Grandpa's house for the night. Dan and I are going on a date with our good friends Nate and Courtney. We are going to Sushi and a movie. I'm excited! We always have a good time with them! I do miss Damon though. It's weird not having him in the house right now. He's just the sweetest little guy and I feel bad because today I've been neglecting him pretty bad. I had to catch up on some homework for a few hours and he was pretty good about keeping himself occupied except for the last hour. Then my Dad came to pick him up and I didn't really get to play with him. But I know he's going to get alllllll the love he needs at my parents house. 
Well I think that's about all the rambling I have for today!! Next time I'll try to make my post a little more fun;)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We have a 1 Yr old?!

Our little guy is 1!!! We can't believe it! This year has flown by! Damon is such a happy little man. He's such a blessing in our life! We can't imagine our life without him. He's so sweet and is getting more and more independent every day! He's walking on his own and is jabbering all day long. I can tell he's going to be so smart. He learns things so fast and I can just see those little wheels turning in his head sometimes. Here's a look over the last year! It's crazy to see how much he's changed!
1 Month
2 Months

                                                                      3 Months

4 Months

5 Months
                                                                           6 Months

7 Months

8 Months

9 Months

10 Months

11 Months


 We had a party with friends on his birthday, then we celebrated with Family on Mothers day. Damon got pretty spoiled! He got lots of new clothes and toys. Thanks to everyone that came and celebrated with us! We are so blessed to have such great friends and family! Here's some pictures of our party!

 These are my favorite pictures!!!

We love our little guy! If you've ever been around him you know he's just the sweetest funniest boy;) He's growing so fast. Right now he's just walking around the house. We blew up our air mattress and he's been playing on it ever since. It's so fun being a Mom, and he sure makes my job easy! I don't know how I got so lucky! I could have 3 or 4 more of these little people running around. There's nothing like it! I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Well well well, if it isn't Cinco De Mayo...

A year ago today, I was sitting in the hospital. It's 12:35 right now, which means the Dr. was just making it in to break my water. In about 12 hours from now, I would be getting ready to go into the ER, and see my baby for the first time! I know I shouldn't hold a grudge against Cinco De Mayo,  I mean, it was my own fault that I chose to be induced! I thought everything would go fine. I can't tell you how often I think of this day. If I would have waited, would Damon had flipped on his own? Would I have been able to give birth to him instead of having a c-section? I run all these questions through my mind quite often, and you know, I really think it's my own fault because I was induced. But! Its in the past. My sweet baby is here and he's healthy and happy and that's all that matter.
So Cinco de Mayo, I've been bitter towards you and I'm sorry. Next year I'll be nicer and eat all the chips and salsa I possible can and wear a sombrero everywhere I go.

Tonight, we are going to a fiesta party for little Beckam Taylor. Our friends who were in the hospital with us at the same time having their baby, who actually was born on Cinco de mayo;) And tomorrow, we are having a party for little D! I'll post lots of Pics this weekend!

 DO NOT JUDGE ME! Ok I know that I look super chubby and like I'm hopped on on vicadin....but that's because I was. But, this is our good friends Zach and Deena and their little boy Beckam.
Proud Daddys;)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

School has started, my life has ended!

School has started again....and it's definitely not my favorite thing in the world. I feel like all of my spare time goes towards school. Example: Today I've been doing homework all freakin day. My friend Casey came over and watched Damon for me so I could focus. It seems like no matter how much time I spend on homework, it doesn't put a dent in the workload for the week. Right now I'm having a class meeting, which are the MOST boring things in the world. Since it's the beginning of the semester, the teacher is taking her sweet time getting everyone used to the adobe tools. Seriously, it's not even hard. But all of my professors are spending so much time going over it. It drives me nuts. So, here I am. Blogging. hahaha
I'm taking 14 credits this semester. After this semester I'll have 4 credits left to get my associates. I know to some of you that doesn't seem like a lot, since i'm 21 and most kids my age are nearing their Bachelors. I've had A LOT of things happen since High School, and an associates is pretty dang good. It's been really hard with Damon. He wants to come and push all my buttons on my computer and touch my screen and just sit on my lap. So it can take a long time to get simple things done. Dan has been AMAZING! Oh my goodness. Let me just start a list for you.
He cooks
He cleans
He watches Damon
He gives Damon his bath
He does the yard work
He rubs my back
He picks up all of Damons toys
He folds the laundry
He even cleans the bathrooms!
Best of all, he asks if there's any homework he can help me with!!!
I know I know, I have the BEST husband in the world. He's been so amazing. In fact, right now he is at Costa Vida picking up dinner because I haven't been in the kitchen all day, or even the grocery store. And at the end of a long day, who wants mac and cheese? Not us.
School is tough, and I hate it. But I can't wait to be done and have that solid degree. It's worth it to say I have something. If there are any of you mom's out there that are wanting to go to school, do it. It's worth all the boring class meetings and homework.
On another note Damon is turning 1 on Friday. How stinkin crazy is that?! It seems like yesterday I was pregnant. And if you didn't read my last post, I'm extremely baby hungry. hahaha It just the best thing ever to be a mom, and that's all I've ever wanted! So why not take advantage right! In high school people would say that they could picture me with 8 kids and I'd always say no that's crazy, but I'm starting to think they might be right! Ok. Maybe not 8, but definitely more than 3.
Here's a quick Damon update!
He just got another tooth on the bottom. He now has 7. And I'm positive his molars are coming in and I think I even feel his eye teeth, or whatever you call them.
He is walking folks! It's about time! He's been leading us around since he was 8 months, and now he's doing it by himself! He's been doing it alot today, it's so crazy to watch. It just clicked for him!
He now goes up and down the stairs no problem! He is a pro!
He loves to go outside
He loves bubbles
He waves and claps his hands
He dances, which he's done for as long as I can remember, but it's so cute I had to post it again.
He does high 5 and points at things
He's such a jabber box! He's constantly talking
He makes the funniest faces and expressions. Everyone comments on how expressive he is. It's adorable
He's the biggest flirt. Today I watched a youtube video of a little girl dancing, and he was smiling and laughing and as soon as it stopped he looked at me and frowned. We are in huge trouble!

Well that's just a little bit of an update! I'll try to be better about blogging! My computer is seriously going to explode. It's been on all day.
I hope your day is going great!

Colby Dane!

This is my little brother, Colby, and his companion, Elder Nash.

Colby is going to Paraguay on his mission. He went into the MTC on April 13. He's doing so great and he is loving being a missionary. He's learning spanish, and seems to really like it. All of his letters are positive and filled with excitement. I'm so proud of him for making such a huge decision! He is going to be a great missionary! I just wish I didn't miss him so dang much! I miss him texting me about all the crazy girls he dates, sending me picture after picture of his car, and asking my advice on things he is going through. I can't believe he's already a missionary. It seems like yesterday we were just kids!