Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nash's Big Day

My mom and I got to fly up to Colorado for Nash's baptism last week. What a fun trip we had. It was so good to see Tasha and Jared and all the kiddos...I absolutely love being around them. Don't think I will do any more big trips before the baby is born but I was so grateful I was able to be there for Nash'a big day. We flew up and drove to their house Thursday night and then went to Mt. Rushmore on Friday. It was really cool to see in person. We are gonna have to go back when JP can go with us. Saturday was Nash's baptism and then later we had a birthday party for him. I cannot believe he is 8!!!! I remember sitting in the waiting room in the hospital waiting for him to come. Such a sweet little/big boy and I love him so much. I'm so proud of him and the little man he has become. I am so grateful to get to be his aunt and for all the time I have had with him during the first years of his life. So grateful our little JJ will have such good examples to look up to :)

Sunday we just had church and then got to relax for a few hours before making the journey home. It's nice to visit their little town because both Josh and I get tired of the city sometimes and miss the slower paced life. I loved just spending some time with family. Miss my sister and love her so much. I know we have to grow up and have our own lives but it's always hard to leave those you love. What an amazing family her and Jared have made! What strength they have and how much they have all grown!!!! Love them!

I was interested to see how the kids were gonna react to my big belly once I got there. Anywhere we went, I had Maya on one side and Kyli on the other with their hands on my belly telling everyone "My aunt is gonna have a baby in December and his name is JJ...." Such cute girls...oh how I love them :)

Was a great trip and seeing Nash just made me realize how fast time flies and I better cherish every moment with my little guy because he will grow up fast!

I loved this flag flying as soon as we got out of the car

Jared and the kiddos


Just focus on the presidents in this one

Love love love him!

Handsome Boys!

Cutest Family!

Uncle JP made sure Nash was all Iron Man'd out


Birthday Boy

Pumpkin Heads



Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Wait a Second...

So I just had to post this because it made me smile. Last night for our FHE lesson, I talked about language and how the way we talk defines us and how people see us. So I made these jars for us and we each got the same amount of change and everytime one of us says a bad word, the other person has to take a coin from their jar and put in in the other's jar. Whoever has the most money at the end of the week gets a treat. Just trying to cut out the words that slip sometimes and just be better :)

This is based on the honor system and we are trusting each other. This is what the jars looked like today when I walked in from work. I'm a little worried about Josh.....either he took his money and bought a treat already or he had a rough Looks like I win this week!

All the coins are in MY jar :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Marriott Reunion and Baby Boy :)

Summer seems to have just flown by. Josh starts Fall Semester this Thursday. We were able to go up for a Marriott family reunion the end of July. It was a lot of fun to see everyone and just get out of town for a few days...wish it was longer. The weather was a nice break from AZ. We camped at Henry's Lake near Island Park in Idaho and it was beautiful! We also got to go to Yellowstone National Park on Saturday. It was really neat to see Old Faithful and some of the Hot Pots. Josh and I want to go back someday and spend more time there. We were only able to see one buffalo far off in the distance from the car on the drive in. I'm sure we will have lots of future opportunities. We added another state to our list. I have now officially been to Montana and man was it gorgeous! Wish it wasn't so far away.

We also had our 20 week dr visit last week and got to find out for sure that we are having a BOY! We are so thrilled! I absolutely love this little guy already. He has started to be really active lately, usually when I'm going to bed or when I first wake up, but I have been feeling him all day at work some days. It's been really cool to feel him - he feels like a little fish inside flopping against the sides :) I think it makes me less stressed knowing he is ok and moving around. Such a fun time!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Saturday Craft Project

So I have started to feel a little more human again and decided to work on one of my projects yesterday. I took a break from blankets and made some nursing covers. They were pretty easy to make and I think they turned out pretty good. I posted some pictures below.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

A Few More Pics

So I had my first trimester screening last week. It was so cool to lay there and watch our little one flip and twist around on the mointor. The new technology is crazy! I had no idea you would be able to tell at all but pretty sure we are having a little boy. The Dr made an educated guess and once I saw the screen, it's not hard to agree. I'm not sure if these usually take so long but he was being very ornery with the technician doing the ultrasound. When she needed him to be still he would move and then when she needed him to move, he went into a headstand, curled his legs and would not move. I was coughing and tapping my belly and moving around, but no luck. He is already stubborn like his :) Such a fun experience.

I'm also starting to feel a little better (knock on wood). I still have some sick days but there are more good ones in between. AND my belly is starting to pop a little. It's strange to wake up in the morning and feel the little bulge. I'm sure it's just going to get a lot weirder as I'm able to start feeling him move inside. One of the pregnant girls I work with showed up with two different shoes on last week because she can't see her feet anymore. They were similar I guess. Hilarious!

They have moved my due date to December 25th - Christmas Day! I'm hoping before or after. I'm still kind of sad he will be so close to Christmas but it just means he gets two parties with presents instead of one right AND I get one cool Christmas present this year! Time to start getting things ready for our little man!!! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Ok I just can't hold it in anymore......we are expecting a little one!!!! A little shocking, scary, overwhelming, exciting, fun, etc. Baby Marriott is expected to arrive the first week of January. I am about 9.5 weeks now and let's just say the first few weeks haven't been the funnest of my life (lots of horrible nausea) but we are super excited to start our little family. Ready or comes the pitter patter :)

Here's it's first official pic :)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our First Year

Yesterday was our one year anniversary! I can't believe it has already been a year! It seems like Josh and I have always been together...weird how that happens. It definately has been a year full of different challenges for us...things that have made us have to rely on each other more and more. I sure do love him and appreciate ALL he does for our family! He really is amazing and I am so grateful for his patience with me.

Lately things have been a little rough for me. I'm not sure if it's because I am getting older or everyone I know is pregnant (ok maybe not everyone, but almost) or I'm just tired of the corporate business world I work in, but I am ready for the next phase of my life! I'm not gonna lie, it's hard sometimes to see friends that are my age or younger who have 2 and 3 kids. Don't get me wrong, I am overwhelmingly happy for them and their families! I swear from the time I was a little girl all I have wanted was to be a mom. I was always around babies as my neices and nephews are so close to the same age as me. I just love them! The girls at work tease me now because they say I need a family because I am too domestic not to have one of my own ;)

We have heard all the advice as well...."you'll never be able to afford kids", "just do it", "things will work out". Maybe that is where my faith lacks. I need more reassurance than that that my babies won't starve! Josh just needs to be a little closer to finishing school I think before we get pregnant....but who knows, anything is possible. We have kind of left it up to fate now ;) I just need to be patient as hard as it is. I know this but on most days when I return home after working with grown men who act like 5 year olds all day, it's REALLY hard! I do know that Heavenly Father sets things up just right for us...I did have to go through some heartache before I found the love of my life so maybe He is just preparing me now to be ready for our little ones. I hope so. If there is one thing the trials in my life have taught me it's that I appreciate things so much more and treasure the things that come after going through the trials. I think that's the point but during the trials ya just don't always see it!

I really love my husband and am grateful for the events that got me here. We definitely have our "moments" and I swear there are days where I feel like I have a kid and not a husband (haha ;), but at the end of the day my favorite place in the whole world is in his arms. We lost Josh's grandma last month and I just get teary-eyed everytime I think about his grandparents love for each other. They really are best friends and are such good examples of what a marriage should be! I hope we can have so many wonderful years together here and I am so grateful to know that we can be together forever! And maybe next year I'll be blogging about a little one in my belly ;)

Our First Anniversay Dinner

Josh's Anniversary gift he made for me. It's a Family Tree....I love it!