Saturday, December 31, 2011


 New Blessings are in store for this New Year but before this New Year happens let me review this last year:
  • Brandon and I did a college Basketball Bracket Challenge AND I WON! (bragging rights)
  • BYU Basketball games! (Jimmer and Emry)
  • We moved for the 3rd time since we have been married.
  • We celebrated our 3rd year anniversary!
  • We found out on July 7 that we were expecting another baby!
  • We started looking for a house to raise our family in.
  • We found out on October 12... That we were having another GIRL!
  • Brandon turned 25!
  • We debated about baby girl names.
  • On December 21st we agreed on a name!
2012 is just around the corner and it is going to be bringing more blessings in our life. 

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Brandon and I had a wonderful Christmas getting to spend time with both of our families.  We opened our gifts under the tree and more than half of them were/are for our little girl Zoey Margaret. 

Brandon's Gifts:
  • a BYU cheer leading outfit for his little girl. size 0-3 months so that she can have her newborn pictures with her being his little cheerleader to get him through school.
  • BYU booties for his little girl.  So that they can snuggle together with their BYU slippers.
  • Cologne
  • Modern Warfare 3
  • a pocket knife
  • the DVD Amazing (about BYU's Basketball team last year with Jackson Emery's autograph)
Jessica's Gifts:
  • a new robe that is so comfy cozy warm
  • 2 DVDs Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken and The Borrowers
  • Zoey's Baby Memory Book
  • A HOPE CHEST (the ultimate surprise gift) to store Little Lexy's things... and soon to be other little memorable things.
After opening up presents we went up to my parents house where we had the best breakfast Eggs Benedict, hash browns, and sausage.  YUM!  We gave mom a deck of cards that had 52 reasons why we love her, and my dad got some snack foods mixed nuts and beef jerky.  Brandon got a nice soft blanket, I got a new sweater and little miss Zoey got a pair of new born furry boots.  My sister gave Zoey a chick onsie and a pair of pants because her nickname is Chicky and Sesame Streets Zoe's First Adventure book.

After my parents house we went home to take a much needed nap... after our nap we got up and went to Brandon's families house and had a nice turkey buffet style dinner where we could just go snack.  The afternoon was filled with playing games.

I hope  everyone had a MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

good read and movie

Looking for a good read and than a good movie to follow the read.  THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett is an amazing book.  I read the book before I saw the movie and it made me think.  Than I watched the movie and they did a good job following the book to movie.  Read the book! Watch the movie! Love the quote!

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Question For You?





I'm going to say that men and women CAN'T be friends...  
  • first reason- well I'm married and yes I'm friends with my hubby.  But we didn't get married just because we were friends. We got married because I'm going to let you in on a little secret we were in LOVE and wanted to share our lives together! Shocker I know!
  • second reason- I can say I'm friends with boys but not really... I'm friends with boys because they are either friends of my hubbies or they are my girl friends husbands or awesome brother in-laws.  But I personally don't call them up to go do stuff with them when I'm bored.  I call up my girl friends to go do things.  When hubby and I are bored we call up our friends and go hang out.  Usually it turns out the boys are in one area playing video games or whatever boys do and the girls are doing what we do best talking.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Forgotten Carols

Christmas music is everywhere... and I LOVE IT!!!  But the greatest time about this season is being able to listen to my favorite Christmas songs.  I love love The Forgotten Carols.  I haven't listened to them until tonight and my little heart just did a flutter when I saw that they have the songs on their Facebook page.  So I'm typing this as I listen to them which is a little weird.  This is usually the first Christmas album I listen to on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  We listen to this album when we are decorating the our home.  I miss not seeing the tree up but the great part of this holiday is not the decorations it is the time of Celebrating our Savior.

If you have never listened to these songs go find The Forgotten Carols page on Facebook and have a listen it just makes this season a little better.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


this is the way it works i really wanted to blog last night but blogger was having some issues about not wanting people to blog...  so tonight when i get on i don't know what i want to blog about...

let's do a little updating...

Thanksgiving was a busy day for Brandon and I we went up to my moms house so that Brandon could learn how to make my moms rolls for Thanksgiving dinner for his family.  We had a fun morning.  We than went to Brandon's parents house and had fun feasting and the rolls were a hit.  We also had fun playing games and looking at all the black Friday ads.  We than went over to my sisters new house and had another feast.  We stuffed ourselves and we had a good time being with family playing games and watching movies.  Brandon and I than had to go to work that night and the turkey was winning I was so tired.  Brandon and I went shopping at 2am to see what deals were left at the local Wal Mart that is close to work.  We found the Blu-Ray player we wanted and some movies to go along with it.  That Wal Mart was not that busy and so they were putting all the deals down one aisle when we were about to leave so we thought we would take one last look before we left.  We didn't get a mixer that we were both interested in so one last look wouldn't hurt to see if they had any.  While walking down this aisle they had 32 inch t.v. stacked high for 188 dollars.  We couldn't resist so we bought another t.v.  We did get the mixer we wanted thanks to a friend who went to the Orem Wal Mart and found it.  So we got all of our deals plus more with our black friday shopping.
I am now 26 weeks along and feeling great!  Doctors appointments are going to start going like crazy.  My next appointment is on Wednesday and than we will be having another ultrasound at 28 weeks.  Brandon is almost done with school he has a couple of crazy of weeks coming up.  We got a call from our Realtor yesterday and...
we are still playing the waiting game of when we can call this house our home.   I hope we can move in before Christmas so that we can have somewhat of a little Christmas.  We have both decided that we are not going to decorate the apartment for Christmas so that we won't have to pack up Christmas and unpack Christmas twice this year.  I hope that we will be able to move in before Christmas.

But I am still in the Christmas spirit of things...  I have been listening to Christmas music, watching Christmas movies, and also I'm reading a scripture passage each day up until Christmas day.  I thought I would include the list of scriptures so that I will be able to remember them for next year also...

Day,   Event,   Reference,   Jesus Christ
1      Jarius’ Daughter raised,  Luke 8:41-56, Was compassionate
2      Sinful woman forgiven,  Luke 7:36-50, Was forgiving
3      Nobleman’s son healed, John 4:46-53, Had power to heal
4      Temple cleansed, John 2:13-17, Was reverent and opposed to evil
5      Storm calmed, Mark 4:35-41, Had power over elements
6      Children blessed, Mark 10:13-16, Loved children
7      Savior dined with Mary & Martha Luke, 10:38-42, Made people happy
8      Savior suffered in Garden of Gethsemane,  Luke 22:41-45, Was Submissive
9      Apostles’ feet washed,  John 13:3-17, Was humble
10      Apostles chosen,   Luke 6:12-13, Was prayerful
11      Christ’s wisdom advanced, Luke 2:51-52, Obeyed parents
12      Christ baptized,   Matthew 3:13-17, Obeyed God’s law
13      Sermon on the Mount,  Matthew 5:2-16, Gave counsel
14      Christ in the temple,  Luke 2:42-49, Taught when twelve years old
15      The Lord’s prayer,  Matthew 6:9-13, Taught proper way to pray
16      Parable of the Sower,  Luke 8:5-16,Taught with stories
17      Parable of the Lost Sheep, Luke 15:4-7, Helped sinners
18      Story of the Good Samaritan, Luke 10:29-36, Was kind
19      Promised the Comforter, John 14:26-27,      Promised the Holy Ghost
20      Fishes and loaves shared, Matthew 14:15-21,      Performed miracles
21      Story of Lazarus,  John 11:40-44, Raised the dead
22      Mary’s visitation,  Luke 1:26-33, Is the Son of the Highest
23      Christ’s Birth,   Luke 2:1-11, Fulfilled prophesy
24      Shepherds visited & Wisemen brought gifts,  Matthew 2:9-13 & Luke 2:12-16, Was worshipped as Savior