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Chicken Nuggets

I am running behind on blogging, per usual. But here is a quick and funny story.

A few months ago or so, Mike and I had a later snack of chicken nuggets. He cooked like 12 of them in the microwave or the toaster oven, I don't remember. After he was done cooking them, he brought them into our room where I was doing homework. He said he cooked one of the chicken nuggets for only half the time so it would be cold on the inside.

So I proceeded to eat the chicken nuggets with great caution, hoping that my next bite wouldn't be a half cold chicken nugget. I was surprised at how unconcerned Mike was for the half frozen chicken nugget!

Then we got down to the last two. He ate one and it wasn't frozen. So I figured mine was frozen.... it wasn't. I started thinking, "Maybe he ate the cold one and didn't say anything? Maybe I ate it and didn't notice?"

Either way, I let it go till a few days later I remembered and asked if he ate the cold one. He started laughing pretty hard and said he just said that, none of them were half frozen still.



Boston's Loves in Life

My parents have been nice enough to let us stay at their house while we wait to move into our new house on Saturday. Boston has many loves in life, but here are a few I've documented recently.

Boston LOVES to cook. Uncle Bran let Boston help him bake cookies tonight. Boston had a great time. Thanks Brandon!

Boston loves to watch movies! I worked from home on Friday morning, and Boston wanted to watch a movie. So we cuddled while I worked and he watched Monsters Inc.

Boston loves his stuffed animals and his minion blanket. At night Boston sleeps with George the bear and Kevin the minion. All covered with his minion blanket. In this picture it's midday and he is cuddling with dad. 

A few other loves include: playing outside, shoveling, playing with balls, helping with laundry and other chores, giving Waffles treats, and wrestling with mom.

Goodbye to Our First House

It happened! We sold our house. It was very bittersweet. This was our first house and we had a lot of great memories. We are excited for the next adventure in our new house!

Family picture at our first house.

Bye first house!

Mike and I did this after we moved in and painted. :)

Moving Day! Grandma and grandpa kept Boston overnight so Mike and I could get things loaded and out!

Closing Day! House sold and buying a new one! Such a fun adventure with my love!


Around Christmas my grandma gave amaryllis's to some people in my family. I was a lucky recipient. I planted mine in the pot that came with it and eagerly waited for it to start growing. I took pictures and here they are! It was so fun to watch it grow! It bloomed beautifully! I am getting really excited for spring flowers.  Thank you Grandma!

Boston's Birthday

Boston turned two this month! I can hardly believe my little baby isn't a little baby anymore. 

Boston loves to cook and bake! Anytime I'm in the kitchen Boston loves to help. 
Boston loves to tickle and wrestle. He also loves to tease and laugh. He is such a joy in our family.
Boston loves to give hugs and kisses! 
Right now Boston says goodbye to just about everything. When he is done eating a go-gurt he says "bye go-gurt!" 
Boston loves to make faces. He loves sticking his tongue out, lowering his eyebrows, smiling, and making silly faces. 
Boston loves to help with things around the house! He loves to sweep, vacuum, and mop. His favorite is helping with laundry. He loves to push the buttons and start the washer and dryer.
Boston loves to share. He will share toys, but he loves to share food, especially when he has cooked it with me!
Boston loves Monsters Inc, Despicable Me, and anything Elmo. 
Boston loves the phone and will talk and FaceTime.
Boston loves anything with balls! He loves to play with balls, he loves shirts with balls on them, he loves cooking with eggs (balls), and anything that looks like a ball. 

We are fortunate enough we live by family so we had a fun combined birthday party with one of my cousins! It was fun to have a big party with our family. Last year Boston dug right into his cake, and this year Boston touched it just a little and then wanted a spoon to eat it with. 

Happy birthday to our cute little boy! We love you!

Blog Post... Year of 2015

Well, once again it's been forever since I've blogged. This past year was a blur, and super fun. This blog post is going to be super long, mostly because I'm going to add pictures at the end. So, what happened this past year?

-Mike and I took a trip to my favorite place in the world, Zion National Park. We went with some friends and had a blast doing some hikes. We've been there a few times but this time we did some of The Narrows. It was beautiful. I definitely want to go back and hike the full thing, top to bottom.

-We had Real Salt Lake season tickets in 2015! It was really fun to go to the games and cheer.  We were behind the north end goal, it was great! I really like going to RSL games. We don't have season tickets this coming season, but I'm sure we will go to a few games.

-Mike started a new position at work in 2015. He studied really hard and passed another test, earning him his Series 66 license.

-We got family pictures in November! They were so so fun! They turned out beautifully. One picture we did the same as last year's so it's fun because we have the same picture but a year apart. Boston changed a lot in one year.

-Boston has grown up so much! He went from crawling to running in the blink of an eye!

-We went to Boise over the 4th of July to see my sister's house and visit her and her husband. We had a fun time exploring, watching fireworks, and eating delicious food!

-We also took a trip to Portland to visit Mike's family and to go to the coast with his parents. The Oregon coast was really fun and we also saw the Peter Iredale. And we did a lot of hiking, as always, in the Columbia River Gorge. I had the opportunity to meet up with a beautiful friend, and we took Boston to the Children's Museum. It was so fun! We also did a few things with Mike's BFF and his wife. We did an escape room, played video games, and a few other fun things. It's always a great time to see them when we go out.

- We took a trip with my side of the family to City of Rocks! We had a great time climbing, rappelling, and hiking. It was so fun to have most everyone there, I can't wait for our next big family trip!

-I went on two work trips, both to New Albany, OH. I will be going out again in the next few months.

-One of the biggest things that happened in 2015 was Mike and I put our house for sale! We had the sale of our house fall through twice, which was a bummer. However, near the end of the year we got a third offer and that went through. We were able to buy a house and we will move in soon! Currently we are at my mom and dad's house and are planning on moving into our new house in Uintah on Saturday! If anyone has nothing else to do and would like to help move our stuff from a storage unit into our house, we would appreciate the help, haha!

- I've been plugging away at school and will hopefully be done in December 2016! Yay!

-I've attached a tooooon of pics below from this past year. 2015 was a great year for us!

 Softball 2015
 My favorite photo I took while hiking The Narrows.
 We love evening walks in the summer!
 We had a great time at the RSL games this year!
 Boston loves watermelon as much as I do!
 Went on a family walk to the Graffiti Bowl. Cool thing, shortly after my sister organized a clean up!
 Standing by a giant pumpkin.
 Bring your kid to work day!
 City of Rocks, one of my favorite photos.
 Boston was pretty tired from all the fun that had been had! City of Rocks.
 Our fun family group at City of Rocks.
 Teaching my little boy to climb like his mama!
 Mike rappelling. He did awesome!
 Ice cream date with my little man.
 Hiking in the Columbia River Gorge!
 I beat Mike and Adam at Settlers of Catan! It is a day to remember!
 Boston loved the Children's Museum in Portland!
 Climbing the wall at the Children's Museum!
 Our names in the sand. Mike's mom and dad watched Boston so Mike and I could explore a little without the little man!
 Boston loved playing this racing game.
 At the top of Angel's Landing. Such a fun trip!
 Multnomah Falls photo. We take one like this just about every time we go there.
 Welcome to Zion National Park! Great trip with my love.

 Awesome picture of the Ogden Temple with the moon.
 We had a family temple night nad had such a great time. Loved it :)
 Boston LOVES to cook!
 Blood Moon 2015.
 Def Leppard Concert
 Def Leppard Concert with my love! A guy in our ward is on the city council and was nice enough to give us suite tickets! What a great show!
 Boston, City of Rocks.
 Boston loves to play outside and swing.

 Chef Boston

 The most awkward family photo you will ever see. Haha!
 The biggest pumpkin in the state of Utah!
 Coloring a pumpkin for Halloween!
 Staying out of the water on the Oregon Coast.

 We went to Cornbelly's around Halloween. Boston loved the tractors to play on!
 The Peter Iredale

 Halloween 2015
 Boston loves his little trike!

 Shooting hops with Uncle Bran.
 My sister got Boston this backpack, and e loves it!
 Cooking with Grandma. He loves to cook!
 Went to a fancy place to eat in Ohio. Too bad I dropped half my steak on the ground. Haha! I got to cook my steak on that hot rock, it was awesome!
 Boston with cousins.
 Boston loves cousin Joslyn!

 Our first gingerbread house!
 Family photos. I love how they turned out. I tried to pick out my favorites!

This was a great year! I can't wait to see what 2016 has in store for us!