Friday, December 19, 2008

Looking forward to...

I am so excited for Christmas!!! We have had so much going on the last couple of weeks, it really hasn't sunk in that Christmas is in 6 days!! It kind of makes me sad that it is going to be over, but we have a lot to look forward to in the next two weeks. On Tuesday we are flying to California to have Christmas with the Sorensen's. We get back on Sunday and fly out the next day for Lori's wedding. I will get to stay a week in Utah, but Trent has to go back early to work one day. Being responsible is not fun.

I really am missing the snow this time of year. The weather has been all over the place here. Yesterday it was cold and foggy and today it is 75 degrees and clear. So weird. This weekend we have our first club volleyball tournament. I am nervous because we will have Aiden with us, I hope we can keep him entertained and happy while coaching all day. I feel like after this weekend is over, I will finally be able to relax and enjoy the season. Something I have been thinking about lately is really living in the moment, whatever you are doing. I have been trying to apply this to my life, but I haven't been doing a very good job lately. If we are living in the moment, we will enjoy what we are doing and be so much happier. Those are just some of my random thoughts. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! We are thinking of all our friends and family who are far away and that we won't get to see this Christmas season. We love you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

9 month check up

I took Aiden in today for his nine month check up. Here are his stats: weight-15 lbs 14 oz, height- 28.5 inches. Surprisingly he is only in the 75th percentile for height and he is a skinny little boy for weight only in the 3rd percentile. The doctor was a little worried about him, but I am doing my best to fatten him up. He said the word chubby will never be used to describe him.

As you can tell by the picture, Aiden hits his head and face almost everyday on something new. The cut on his forehead happened when he fell over and hit the mirror in our bedroom. Sometimes I worry about the damage sustained to his head because he faceplants into the ground all the time, but he is pretty resilient.

Last week I had a very gross experience while changing a messy diaper. I gave Aiden my cell phone to play with so he would stay still while I changed him. The next thing I knew my cell phone had been plopped into the middle of the diaper with poo all over it. I kind of freaked out. I took the phone out and placed it on a bed of wet wipes and then finished changing him. I thoroughly disinfected the phone by using almost an entire package of clorox wipes and toothpicks to make sure every crevice was clean. Lets just say I won't be giving Aiden my cell phone during diaper changes anymore.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Trent

Trent turned 25 two weeks ago. I can't believe how old we are! We had a pretty good day. I made breakfast, we went to church, and then we had Trent's birthday dinner. He wanted steak, baked potatoes, and carrots. We had some friends over for cake and ice cream and it was a good time. Here are some pictures from that night.

The Birthday Boy and Aiden.

Grant and Kristin
Chelsea and Todd
Kristin and Preston

I love Trent so much. He is such an amazing husband and father. He works so hard to support our little family. I am so grateful for Trent in my life. Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The little guy

I haven't posted pictures of Aiden for a while, so here they are. Lately he is all over the place and into everything. He loves standing up on anything that is taller than he is. He loves eating paper and playing with everything that isn't a toy, such as my cell phone. He is fascinated by himself in the mirror. He still doesn't have much hair but he is getting his first tooth on the bottom. I tried to get a picture but he won't let me, so I will keep working on that. He keeps me busy and happy. I love this baby!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Name: Trent Hans Sorensen
1. Where did you meet? Through friends at BYU
2. How long did you date before you got married? About a year
3. How long have you been married? 2 years
4. Who is smarter? He is smarter at Math, I am better at English and everything that goes along with those.
5. What is your favorite feature of his? His hair and calves
6. Who cooks more? Me
7. Does he have a nickname for you? Not really.
8. Who is the first to admit they are wrong? Me
9. What is his favorite food? Homemade rolls, meat, potatoes
10. What is his favorite sport? Volleyball, but he really can play all sports. Not fair.
11. When and where was your fist kiss? Dec 2005
12. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple? Rent a good movie, make some treats and relax
13. Does he have a hidden talent? He is pretty good at imitating people and he has the biggest mouth ever.
14. How old is he? 24, his birthday is this Sunday
15. Who said I love you first? I did, he was being a pansy
16. Guilty pleasures? Dr. Pepper, junk food, anything sweet with a huge glass of milk
17. What do you admire most about him?His ambition and the way he treats Aiden.
18. Do you think he will read this? Eventually

3 Joys
1. Trent
2. Aiden
3. Shopping

3 Fears
1. Regrets
2. Losing friends
3. Not living up to my potential

3 Goals
1. Work out consistently
2. Be organized
3. Start and finish projects

3 Current Obsessions
1. Aiden
2. New recipes
3. Coupons

3 Random Surprising Facts About Me
1. I have never had a cavity
2. I despise lettuce
3. I want lots of kids (for the moment anyway)

8 Favorite TV Shows
1. The Office
2. Biggest Loser
3. So you think you can dance
4. Project Runway
5. Anything on food network
6. Top Chef
7. Top Design
8. Kelly and Regis

8 Things I Did Yesterday
1. Woke up early and hung out with Aiden
2. Skipped breakfast
3. Went to church
4. Taught the relief society lesson
5. Made a birthday cake for Abby
6. Went on a walk at Boys Ranch
7. Made dinner (Baked potatoes)
8. Watched A lot like love with Trent

8 Things I Look Forward to
1. Going line dancing tonight
2. Thanksgiving
3. Going to California for Christmas
4. Going to Utah for Lori's wedding
5. Aiden growing hair
6. Having a clothing budget
7. Having more kids
8. Being debt free

8 Things On My Wish List
1. Lots of vacations with Trent, starting with a honeymoon
2. Take our family on many family vacations
3. Travel the world
4. Be faithful and raise a righteous family
5. Have a happy, healthy, close family
6. Stay active and in shape
7. Buying a house
8. Live a great life!

I tag Kari, Abby and Chelsea

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Layover at DFW

Yesterday I got a call from Lori saying she had a layover at the Dallas airport for a couple of hours while her team was on their way to play New Mexico. Yay!! I was so excited to get to see my sister, even if it was only for a while. We got to catch up on all the wedding plans. (Yes she is getting married on Dec 30th for those of you who didn't know) She got to see Aiden for a minute and his new tooth. I think he said Dada for her a couple of times. It made me realize how much I miss my sisters. It just makes me that much more excited to see them all when we go to Utah for the wedding. I love you Lori, good job having a layover at DFW.

Monday, November 3, 2008


The guys playing the rubber band game. They are trying to get a rubber band down to their neck without using their hands. Pretty funny looking.

Trent trying to eat his donut. He won, of course.

Aiden playing with his friend Preston. Preston is so cute and just lets Aiden attack him and slobber all over him.
Kristin and I trying to eat our donuts.

This year for Halloween we had two nights of fun. On Halloween night we went to our ward trunk or treat. It was fun to see all the kids dressed up. After that, some of our friends came over and we had some snacks and watched the skeleton key.

Saturday night we went to the Hickson's house where they had a huge party. All our friends came dressed up and we had a great time eating Halloween foods and playing games. Trent dressed up as Spartacus, I was a nerd and Aiden was a cowboy. Our costumes were kind of all over the place, but we had fun. It was a great Halloween, I am so excited for the next two holidays.

A cowboy and his truck.

Trent and Aiden at the trunk or treat.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Blogging Doldrums

It has been a while since I have added a new post on my blog. My sister was bugging me that she was tired of seeing the zoo on my blog, but I have been in the blogging doldrums as of late and I really don't know what to write about. I guess this month hasn't really been super exciting, but I will give you some updates and get this post out of the way.

I have spent most of this month, and the last couple of months looking for a part time job that would work around Trent's schedule. I think that is hard enough, so it was a fairly frustrating process. I interviewed for a personal training postion, but realized the hours wouldn't work. I thought about being a layers or modbe representative, but I wanted a more steady income. Finally, my sisters were applying for seasonal help at Target and I thought that would be perfect because I could work overnight. It wouldn't interfere with Trent's schedule at all. I sailed through the first two interviews and was very confident that it was in the bag. At my third interview they informed me that they couldn't hire me because I would be gone for Christmas. I was pretty bummed. Trent and I had already signed up to coach a club team together, but it wouldn't be enough money to help us out.

Last week the club director we will be working for emailed me and asked if we would be interested in coaching two teams. At first I thought, of course not. Then we thought about it and talked with the director and figured out that it will work and be a huge blessing. It will end up being the same amount of money I would have been making coaching club and working at Target combined. I am so relieved. We have been praying about this for a long time and I know that this was a blessing from Heavenly Father. We really needed this.

We went to the Texas State Fair with some of our friends. It was so fun. We saw a bmx bike show, huge livestock, went on a massive ferris wheel and ate more fried food than I have ever eaten in my life. It was so good. We had fried snickers, corn dogs, and funnel cake. I have to get pictures from my friend, so more are to come.

Aiden is changing everyday. He now waves hi and bye, claps his hands, crawls all over the place, and is climbing up on me and any furniture he sees. He makes me laugh everyday and has such a great personality. I am so blessed that I get to stay home with him. Being a mom is the greatest blessing in my life.

Trent is doing really well at his job. He is meeting he met his monthly goal yesterday and is really getting the hang of things. We go play in a YMCA volleyball league on Tuesday nights and usually try to play sand on weekends. The weather here is still pretty warm. Overall, I really can't complain. We are being blessed and I know the Lord is watching out for us. Maybe I needed to realize that to get out of my blogging doldrums.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Zoo

While Trent's parents were here we decided to go to the zoo. One of our(my) goals while we were there was to find animals that we look like and take pictures near them. We ended up using statues because they were easier to pose with than the real animals. I think we were pretty dead on with most of them. We were somewhat disappointed when we didn't get to see some of the animals. The elephant, giraffe, rhinocerous and gorilla were already in their cages by the time we got to them. It was a really fun day, we were glad that we could spend time with Trent's parents.

This is the biggest snake I have ever seen.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Harry Walter Startup

On my last visit home, my grandpa got sick and was admitted to the hospital. He was there for a few days while they ran tests to figure out what was wrong with him. They found cancer that was in the final stages. That came as a shock to us all. I was so grateful that I was home at this time so I could spend some time with him. I got to visit him in the hospital and hang out at his house. Even though he was sick he still had a great sense of humor and was joking with us. I loved spending time with them and seeing how my Grandpa treated my Grandma. He was always so sweet to her. It was really hard for me to say goodbye knowing it would probably be the last time I saw my grandpa.

Thursday night when we got home from dinner, my sister called me to tell me that my Grandpa died. It was something we were expecting, but it happened very quickly. It is very hard for me to imagine going back home and not seeing my Grandpa. He has been such an example to me of hard work, compassion, and love. He has always shown so much love for me and my family. He and my grandma supported me at countless volleyball matches and other activities and made a point of always being there for my family.

I have so many amazing memories of helping my Grandpa at the candy factory and the candy store. He loved making candy and making people happy. He was always giving and has taught me great lessons about giving, even when he didn't have much. I loved holidays at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Our favorite was the fourth of July. All the cousins would get together and sleepover on their deck. We would do fireworks, barbeque, go to the parade and usually the stadium of fire.

I will miss my Grandpa so much. He was an amazing man, father, grandfather and husband. He has taught me so much and has left a great legacy behind. If any of you have ever eaten a sucker with a wooden stick, it was most likely from my Grandpa's store. His funeral is Friday and I am so glad because Trent and I get to go. It will be good to be with family and celebrate my Grandpa's life.

Happy Anniversary!

On Thursday Trent and I celebrated our two year anniversary. Trent came home from work and brought me roses and then we went out on the town. We are so grateful that Trent's parents are here and they were nice enough to watch Aiden for the night. We went to downtown Fort Worth, which was so cool, and ended up eating at a mexican restaurant called Cantina Laredo. It was very good and so nice to go out alone and enjoy each other. I love Trent so much and I'm so grateful for everything he does for me. I love you! Happy Anniversary!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Im baaack!!

My blog has seriously suffered for the last month. I apologize for not having any new posts for forever. I went home to Utah for three weeks and just said I would update the blog when I got home. When I returned home our internet didn't work and we finally got it fixed yesterday!!

While I was at home I had a lot of fun hanging out with family and friends. We celebrated four birthdays and I got to watch Lori play in two volleyball tournaments. I got to work out almost daily because I had people to watch Aiden for me, which was so nice. My dad, Amy, Mike, Emma, Lynzee and I went bike riding up to bridal veil falls and took a picinic. I love the mountains and the amazing weather in Utah.

I will be posting a plethora of updates so stay posted.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Erica's Visit

Erica came to visit us last weekend before she went to Germany for TEN months to play volleyball. It was so fun to have her here. I didn't want her to leave. When she got here on Friday night, we watched the olympics and ate pizza. Saturday we went to the Hickson's house and played volleyball and swam. I made huge strides in my swimming skills....I actually dove without plugging my nose. I was probably the most proud of my achievements. We came home, unclogged the sink and got ready to go out for a girls night. We went to Southlake, went shopping and ate dinner at Brio. Erica's dinner was amazing (I should have listened because my choices weren't so great). It was so good to talk to her and catch up, I really miss her. We got some gelato for dessert and reminisced about our travels to Europe and the amazing gelato there. Sunday we had stake conference and watched more olympics. Monday we watched Olympics, went to lunch and went shopping before I dropped Erica off at the airport. It was a really fun weekend and I'm so glad that she came to visit us before she went away forever. I love you Erica!! Have fun in Germany!!

Potato Skins clog the sink

I learned my lesson. I'm pretty sure that my mom told me that you shouldn't put potato skins down the sink, but I didn't really think they would. They definitely clogged the sink, so Trent had to unscrew all the plumbing under the sink and pull dirty potato peels out of the pipes. I'm glad he is so handy. He wasn't that happy about it, if you can't tell from the pictures. I fully admit that it was my fault, lesson learned.

So big!!

Aiden is so funny. Everyday we play and laugh and he is getting so big. He has just started scooting on his tummy. I think he is pretty close to crawling, he just has to use his hands instead of his elbows. He plays peek-a-boo with us now, he thinks that's a fun game. The funniest thing is when he sneezes and laughs at himself. His personality is really coming through. He makes me so happy!