Monday, June 28, 2010

Got my Ball, Got my Book!

Lucy is finding all sorts of places to hide in this apartment :)

melts my heart

this is why I love Sundays....

Friday, June 25, 2010

Jake and Vienna Split

Awe... not much to say about this except, DUH! Jake we all knew you made the wrong decision to begin with!

I don't know what it is about the men that go on The Bachelor, but it seems they are all stupid and can never make the right decision. and then the girls they didn't choose, end up being the next Bachelorette, and then they live happily ever after! Jake, there is a reason that none of the girls liked Vienna, you should know that women are much better judges of character of women than men are. (did that make sense?)

Week 5 - Bachelorette

I have 2 things to say about this week.

KIRK - I love him.

Kasey, thank goodness you are GONE! You are a whiney little psycho and you should have gone a long time ago!

Feel free to share your thoughts :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday night storms

This may be a boring video. But I posted it anyway :)
Last night we had Severe thunderstorm warnings and tornado warnings. Some of you are use to this sorta thing and think it is no big deal. But to me, a girl who is from Bellingham WA, and hasn't even seen a GOOD thunderstorm, and is TERRIFIED of Mother Nature, I thought it was a big deal. The Tornado sirens outside sounded two different times, Tyler and I grabbed snacks and headed into the bathroom (the most secure place in our apartment) and waited for them to stop. I was freaking out. There was flooding and trees down, and power outages all over town. Our power went out for only a second, I figured our place has backup. We all said a family prayer, and I was able to stay pretty calm after that. But I can tell you now, I can't wait to move back to Pocatello or where ever we end up after this is all over.

So this is just random video i took at different stages of the storms....

Monday, June 21, 2010

Birthday and Fathers Day

Probably the BEST chocolate cake I have ever made and eaten! Serisouly. Food cooks better here, i think.

So this is funny, This is Mike (Tyler's mission comp. The guy we came out here with) He showed up and we noticed that he and Ty were dressed exactly the same, just different colors!

I am using this video as my inspiration to lose my belly weight... sheesh!

So this is everyone that came to celebrate Tyler's b-day with us! (Chair: Jordan, Floor:Alexis, Kristen, Ryan and then Mike and Ty on the couch. It was fun and we were lucky to have some friends to eat that yummy cake!

Then Fathers Day we went to the pool! Tyler has only gotten to swim twice since we have been here. Yesterday was such a relaxing chill day. I'm so glad he has Sundays to spend with us!

The last month

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Father's Day

Today has been emotional as I think of the Great Men in my life.....

My Dad

He is the Best man I could have picked to be my teacher, example, and Father. I don't remember it, but I know when I was a baby my Mom got real sick, and my dad had to take care of me for a while, just him. And I am sure it was then that we formed this special bond. (plus, I was the only one who got his Brown eyes) I have always looked up to him and Loved how kind
and gentle he is to everyone. He is so patient and soft spoken. I loved how when I would kiss him goodnight he would rub his stubble on my cheeks. He always encouraged me to do my best
at everything. He was a Dad to more than just his own kids. When I was a teenager he encouraged me to bring my friends over, to have a safe place to hang out. My friends soon starting calling him Dad. Everyone who knows him, loves him. He passes no judgement, and welcomes you with open arms. He has a strong testimony, and I am so grateful that I was raised by a worthy Priesthood holder, and that I knew how important, and special that was. Being away from My family is not easy, but I am now married to a great Priesthood holder. I am thankful that I was taught gospel principles, so that I could marry someone worthy to take me to the Temple. Someone who could be a Dad to my kids, and show them the same love that I received. He is such a great grandpa to My little Lucy. And I know that she holds a special place
in his heart as well. He was there at her birth and witnessed the miracle that God gave to us.
Dad, I love You so much and want you to know that I try every day to make you proud. After all, I am Your only brown eyed girl :)

My Husband

Tyler, You are the best Father that I could have picked for my child. Lucy loves you so much. Though she doesn't get to see you much this summer, when she does, she can't take her eyes off of you. I love that she has you wrapped around her little finger. You always take the time to play, and teach, and read her stories. She has your temperment, and I THANK you for that! She is always so calm, and does just what she is told. She is kind to everyone she meets. Thank you for all that you do.

My Father-in-law

Eric, You too are a great Dad and Grandpa. I know how strong your testimony is. You raised 5 good boys. Tyler strives everyday to be as great as you. You are so loving, understanding, forgiving, playful, and hardworking. I am so grateful to you for raising Tyler in the gospel and teaching him good principles. He is strong in his faith and Hardworking because of you. Thank you for welcoming me into your family and treating me as your own. I love to watch you play with Lucy, I know when she gets old enough that her Grandpa Haas will teach her to play softball, and have fun. You are such a great example to us. Thanks for always being there.

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sometimes I get bored...

I have had a lot of different hair styles since I had Lucy... I cant believe it. Check these pictures out!


Right after I had Lucy
Um... A big mistake....

Trying to grow out my mistake....

New cut to fix my mistake....

I think the pearls make me look 60 haha.....

Another new hair cut..... trying to fix all the layers.

And now... Longer and darker. I think this and the first one are my favorites :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

26 BIG ones!!!

Its Tyler's birthday tomorrow!

Baby, I love you so much! And you probably won't read this but I am going to type it anyway. You are such a great husband and daddy. I know this year we won't really get to do much for your birthday because you are so busy this summer working hard. And I know you keep telling me you don't want anything for your birthday. I want you to know that I would give you the world. I appreciate everything you do for Lucy and I. I know everything you do is for us. And though we can't spend your day with you (because of work) we will be celebrating all day that you are in our lives! We love you so much!!

ya know...

because we're cool like that....

Week 4

I know, I know. If you don't care or don't watch the show, you may as well skip this post.

It is week 4 of the Bachelorette and I have totally changed my vote. Frank is too green with jealousy for me. I mean, he's still a pretty cool guy, but what did he expect? He got the very first one on one date... but now he needs to just sit back. He is on a dating show for goodness sakes. Ali has a lot of guys to search through. I guess I am just sick of his whining. I did like Justin too, but he has this weird vibe. I know he is there for Ali, but he just makes too big of a deal about everything. He gloats about things and is kind of a jerk to the guys. So he is a no now too. The two guys that I am WAY into now and I am sure they will be here at the end, unless something bad happens next week with Kirk... is Chris L and Kirk.

Kirk is such a SWEETHEART! I freaking love him. I think every girl wants a guy who will just send you to bed and take care of you while you are sick. My heart literally melted. Him and Ali seem to have a lot of chemistry too. I can totally see them together in the long run.

Then there's Chris L. I just love how genuine he is. He is close to his Family, and seems to have a great one. He is honest and up front and I think he needs another woman in his life and Ali could totally be that person. From what he describes about his mom, she seems to fit the mold to be the woman he wants and needs in his life. I would just love to see them together too.

Tyler is still pining for Ty. I just am not liking the guys who talk bad about other guys in the house. That is not too attractive. Just be a sweet guy and stay out of the drama, and these two seem to be that way. I don't know though. We will see what happens next week. It kinda seems like Kirk has some ghosts in his closet.

Let me know what you think about this weeks episode.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


NO I don't mean Squalicum Storm...

Everyone knows how fascinated I get when there's a storm. Chicago has some great storms! Last night it was pretty intense, so I got out my camera and filmed it! Thanks to Michelle for talking to me on the phone while I stayed up and watched it!

So here are some clips of lightening......


She loves her some Elmo :)

My little Swimmer

Last Saturday Kirsten, Alexis, Lucy and I all went swimmin'!

Lucy and Alexis.

She loves climbing up the latter and the steps

Such a BIG girl!