Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grandmas are the best!

So my mother loves to sew and before I got pregnant I told her your going to make the baby this crib blanket! Well now that Im pregnant I can pick out colors.

Isnt it so adorable... We just have to pick nuetral color since I wont know the sex of the baby til we are already back in TN. But lets just say Im sooooooo excited!

Plus Bryce will be making the crib so this baby will have lots of special things from everyone!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I'm so happy and amazed at the blessings that me and Bryce have received from our Heavenly Father. Not only this pregnancy but him giving me a wonderful man to take care of me and our future kids! For a stable job that my husband is guaranteed to keep. For a wonderful family that we are surrounded by. Friends that are here for us. One quote that sticks out in my mind right now is

"Things that truly give us happiness are NOT things!"

Monday, September 20, 2010


Not only was our R&R amazing for so many reasons but we were able to make a BABY! We had been trying for about 6 months before Bryce left for Afghanistan and no luck. Things were just working in our favor in so many ways that it all worked out! Im due in May 2011 and lets just hope and pray we have no complications and everything goes a smooth as it possibly can. Bryce will be home when around my 20 week mark so he will be there when we find out the sex!

Went and saw the doctor and Im 5 weeks along today and they said just to keep care of myself!

Oh how heavenly father works in many ways and when its time you will get your little family!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sealing Pictures Part 3

My husband is so handsome in his uniform and this was one of the best days of my life. We will be a family that is sealed for eternity! We will always have eachother and we got these pictures to remind us of this WONDERFUL day!

Leah Davis is a amazing photographer and I would recommend her to anyone so if your in the Phx area hit her up for some amazing pictures that you will have for a life time!

Sealing Pictures Part 2

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bad ankles!

Growing up being a sporty girl I have always rolled my ankles and have broke the same one twice and pulled ligaments in the other. But I was so happy that I haven't rolled either one in like 5 years! Well that ended this morning.

My Parents have a huge porch and I was on the last step... I stepped down and rolled it bad! Rolled it so bad it threw me to the ground! Layed there for about 5 minutes then told myself that I have to get back in the house so I got up and hobbled in the house... As I lay here with it up and ice on it, I have forgotten how bad it hurts! I just hate it! It should be alot better in the next couple of days but Oh goodness OUCH!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where were you.....

"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?"

I was 13 years old in Math class... We were all sitting in silence not knowing what to say to each other... The radio was on with all of us surrounding it... Even tho we were young we knew that this day would change the future for all of us... All of our teachers that day knew that they couldn't make us work...

Now that I'm 22 years old September 11th 2001 has changed my life more then I ever thought... I'm married to a man that is in Afghanistan fighting for all of us Americans... Making sure families throughout the United States can tuck their kids in bed and know that they are safe... We can NEVER forget what happened to those people on September 11th... We can NEVER forget the soldiers who are fighting for US!

PLEASE NEVER FORGET cause I haven't!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deployment Survivor

Thanks to Amber over at GoodnightMoon for putting this on what a great idea!

Deployment survivor... I'm 7 months in this deployment... I cry over stupid stuff... I fell like a emotional wreck cause I normally never cry... I'm the one that has to hold down the fort... I'm the one that has to keep both families happy... I'm the one that sits here in this small town and looks around and NO one knows what I'm going threw... I try with all my heart to never complain to my husband cause he has it way worse then me... These 7 months have been hard but all worth it in the end... We have come closer as a couple and we love each other more then anything... He tells me that he is proud of me for the way I'm handling the deployment...He is my hero...And i love him for what he does for me and our future kids!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Hiking... R&R Chapter2

So One of the days that we were in NM we went 10 miles down the road from my home town and went on a amazing hike at a National Monument. It has rock carvings and old indian ruins and just amazing stuff to look at.

Isnt it so beautiful and no one can beleive that it is New Mexico

I wish he was still here. I miss him more and more everyday that he is gone! Those two weeks were the best two weeks of my life. He is my best friend and my other half. He makes me laugh everyday and just is a big dork! Oh please let the next 5 months go by fast!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Take deep breaths.... R&R Chapter1

Thats what I had to keep telling myself. Just breath... I knew in less then a hour I would be in the arms of my best friend, my hero, my spouse. My stomach hurt so bad from being a nervous reck.

On my drive to the airport the song "Free" by the Zac Brown Band came on and I just started crying. My emotitions were high and that just did not help. I was just so excited cause I knew I would have my hubby by my side for 15 days. I just never thought that day would come and it was here right in front of me.

We arrived at the airport and I looked to see if his flight was on time and it was 10 minutes early! This was my expression when i saw it.

Then about 5 minutes later he texted me and said "we just landed" and the water works got turned on full force.

This was the sign I made for him that morning. I couldnt sleep.

My sister said this pic was the moment I saw him walking and I started walking towards the exit.

Our first hug in 6 months. I just melted right into his arms. It felt like he never left me.

And that is the moment that I felt my world was whole again. Well atleast for 15 days.

These lips were the lips that left me behind in TN exactly the same. Our first kiss was exactly the way I remember them. soft and sweet. Its amazing how you feel when you are kissed by the one you love more then anything. Your whole world just melts. Everything in that moment just stops.

That is MY sexy soldier!