Where oh where has the time gone. This is going to be a really long post since i am covering all of 2011. Life got so busy and i put off updating my blog and then with life resent events i realized how important it really is. I don't write in a journal so this makes up for it. I don't even know where to begin. So after i last posted we packed up and moved to Virgina for a few months. Jason was off track and i was working from home with ATT so we figured we would never be able to do something like that again. We felt it was important for his family to get to know the girls better and have some time with them. We had a great time driving for 4 days and the girls were so good in the car. We had a great time! We were there from the end of Dec to the end of Feb. Jason's grandma let us live in her other house. It was so nice. We had our own space and we were still close to family. After that we drove down to San Antonio for the month of March. We had the first of many family reunions for my side of the family and it was great! We rented out the Robert's VRBO. It was perfect. We had a great time spending the week together. It was really a good idea. Its hard to get all together because we live so far away but it was really nice to be there with everyone. It was a very emotional time. Jason and I had the privilage of being Alma and Andre's escorts as they went to through the temple for the first time. It was an amazing experience. What a miracle it was to sit there in the celestial room with my whole family. I never thought that day would come. They have both worked so hard and come so far. It was a blessing from Heavenly Father and a testimony that he answers prayers. We were in Texas for about a month and then made our way back to Rexburg.
April came and Jason started school again and life went back to normal. I was still working from home with ATT and life was great! May- Sydney turned one!!! That happened soooo fast. She started walking at 11 months as soon as we got home from Texas. She is such a funny little girl and we love watching her grow and learn new things. I stopped working for ATT because our project ended. I was sad because it was so perfect and we were making great money. I really loved it. I went back to Melaleuca working nights. AND........ We found out WE WERE PREGNANT!!!! We were so excited!
June- I got braces!!! and man that hurt! I was more painful than having a baby. That first month i thought i would die. Summer came and we had a blast playing with Abbie and the kids downstairs. It was really nice to have such a great neighbor and kids around the same age for the girls to play with. We put Addyson in swimming lessons and she loved it!
July Addyson turned 3 and Jason turned 27. There was alot of celebrating. Nana came in July also and potty trained Addyson in like 3 days. It was amazing! Sept I turned 30 and it was great! Jason did such a good job planning a party. We had friends over and had cake and ice cream. HE GOT ME AN IPAD!! I was totally shocked! I dont think i have ever been that surprised! I was speechless. I really didnt know what to say. I really loved it but i took it back. I just thought it was the same thing as my iphone and i didnt really use it. We also found out WE WERE HAVING A BOY!!!! I was totally shocked! but super excited. Jason kinda seemed taken back at first but he was very happy. I had always wanted a boy but I was so used to our girls that I didn't really know what to think about a boy.
Oct came and Jason started to have some problems with the program he was in at school. He never really wanted to do construction but it was the closest to Architecture that BYU-I had so we just went with it. It was just going down hill so we started looking else where. One of Jason's teachers told him about Urban Planning at the U so we started looking into it. It was really weird but it seemed like it was the right thing for us to do. We pray a lot about it and really felt that it was the right move for our family. We didn't know how it would work we just had faith that Heavenly Father would take care of us, and that he did. We began preparing to move and things all just kinda fell into place. We drove down to Utah and found the perfect house. We looked all over the valley but we really like it out in Eagle Mountain and that is where we decided on. Nov and Dec came fast. We were sad to leave good friends behind in Idaho but we were happy to be leaving too. I was perfect for the time we were there but we were ready for a change. I got my braces off right before we left Rexburg! It was bittersweet. I was excited but nervous. I really loved my new smile!
Dec we arrive in Utah and start settling into our new home. The girls adjusted well for the most part. At first Addyson had a hard time and came up to me and said with tears in her eyes " mommy i want to go home". It was the saddest thing i have ever seen. After that she was fine. It just took me telling her that this was our new home and she was fine. I was SUPER prego by this time and it was hard trying to get moved in and take care of the girls. Jason is AMAZING and got the truck unpacked with just 1 friend in like 4 hours in the freezing cold and snow. Not only that, he had the whole house set up in like 3 days. Everything out of boxes and set-up. He is seriously the best husband EVER! Christmas came and we were really excited because this year Addyson was old enough to get excited. Sydney just kinda of sat there not really sure what to do. It was the first year we celebrated Christmas alone. It was nice but i missed our families. We had a great time though. That was 2011 in a nut shell. I am sure i missed lots of things and I will go back and add them in as i remember them. I was a great year and we learned a lot. We were really blessed and looking back i can see the hand of the Lord every step of the way. Next post I will catch you up to speed in 2012!