Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas

I woke up this morning to find...snow!!! I was ecstatic. It has taken me moving away from Utah to a place where freezing temperatures warrants warning signs and extreme measures taken, to appreciate snow. I never thought I would say that since I was one of the people growing up in Utah who hated the long winter months and suffered from seasonal depression every January through March, but I miss the snow! I now have come to appreciate all the seasons and welcome most of the changes they bring. I have figured out that getting in the festive Christmas spirit is a lot harder when temperatures are 65 degrees (even though the weather in Nov. was amazing). I want snow!! I want to sit by a fire and drink Stephen's hot cocoa. I want to take a nap in the glow of my Christmas tree lights and know that it is cold and dark outside. I want to take Aiden sledding and play in the snow. How happy the brief snow flurry in Bedford, TX has made me. I just pray that when I get to Utah in 2 weeks, I get some snow!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

This is what I found

On Sunday I had club volleyball tryouts during our regular church hours, so we were rushing to make it to the 9:00 ward. We were all ready to go, I just had to put my maskara on in the car. I was grabbing something and Trent was brushing his teeth. I came out to find this...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Grandma and Grandpa visit!

We had a visit from Mom and Dad last weekend. They came into town late Friday night and stayed til Tuesday afternoon. We had a good time, but the visit was too short. On Saturday I got a babysitter so we could go to the Sixth floor museum in Dallas. It was very interesting to learn of all the controversy surrounding the JFK assassination. We took some pics on the grassy knoll, Elm street and of the window that Lee Harvey Oswald shot the president from. We went home and relaxed for a bit, then headed back into Dallas for some authentic barbeque. When we walked into the Baker's Ribs, there was not one other person there. We were all a little worried, that is never a good sign for a restaurant, but the food was very good. We got brisket, chicken, ribs and pulled pork. I am pretty sure there was a strip joint next door, but it was good food!

On Sunday I made a pretty good breakfast if I do say so myself and then we got ready for church. I had to teach Sunday School so Mom kept Aiden and was wrestling with him for an hour until he fell asleep. We went home and fixed the home cooked meal that only Mom can fix. Mom made chicken rolls, mashed potatoes and gravy and I did vegetables and a salad. I will never cook like my mom, everything she makes is delicious. It was a feast. Sunday night we pulled my dad's arm and took away all his techno toys so he had to play games with us. We ate massive amounts of blue bell ice cream. Thanks to Dad we found that the pecan pralines and cream is heaven. I think we ate 3 half gallons of ice cream while they were here!

Monday was very chill. We had an adventure finding my dad's journal, which was eventually found at our church building. We spent the rest of the day shopping and hit one more bbque joint before they left on Tuesday. This one was terrible in my opinion. We didn't want to drive as far and went to a chain restaurant, it was a bad choice. While my parents were here my dad fixed our printer, the clock in our car and my external hard drive. I mean there is nothing he can't fix! He is a wizard! My parents are so wise.

Aiden loved having Grandpa(Bapi) and Grandma(Mommy) here. As you will see in the pictures he smothered them telling them where to sit, pulling them where he wanted them to go, and constantly trying to play with their iphones and D.S. It was so good to have them here. We miss our family a lot. I'm just excited that we get to see them soon for Christmas! Love you guys!

Monday, November 2, 2009


This year we went to our ward trunk or treat on Friday night and went trick or treating with some friends on Saturday night. Trent and I were going to dress up with Aiden and have some sort of theme, but then we realized we really didn't have anywhere to go and didn't want to spend the money. We ended up using costumes we already had. Trent was Peter Pan and I was a female version of Where's Waldo. Aiden loved trick or treating and bypassed his usual shyness if there was any chance of him getting candy. I had to bribe him with treats every time I put his costume on because he fought me tooth and nail, which was fitting because he was a lion.

Monday, October 19, 2009

State Fair

We went to the Texas State Fair again this year, and just like last, it was nothing but a good time. We went with our friends Hugh and Caitlin and met up with some other friends from work. You can't go wrong with a petting zoo, pig races, ferris wheel and of course some deep fried food. I had a corn dog and funnel cake and Trent had a deep fried snickers. Delish. I guess it's allowed once a year, right?

Friday, October 9, 2009


Trent has had a lonely week this week after being quarantined to our room for the past 5 days. Aiden got sick last Thursday, I thought he had ear infections. I took him to the doctor and he tested positive for influenza A (most likely H1N1, but they didn't do another test). On Saturday Trent started coughing, had a fever, and looked pretty terrible. On Sunday, we tried to get him into Care Now to see a doctor. They called us and said it was a four hour wait, so we waited and went in at noon. After 2.5 hours there, numerous tests, chest x-rays, a shot and a breathing treatment we found out Trent had influenza and pneumonia. Of course the doctor said we needed to be very careful so Aiden didn't get sick on top of what he that meant Trent was to be quarantined. He got lonely pretty fast. He told me how much he hated our room. I am just glad both my boys are feeling better and we can have him around again. It was hard not having any help with Aiden. I am glad he is feeling better and especially happy that I didn't get it!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Grandpa Wilson

Life is full of high's and low's. I have really experienced this in the last couple of weeks. Aiden and I left for Utah once again on the 19th of Sept for my Grandpa Wilson's funeral. I am so glad I was able to go and spend time with my family and say goodbye to my Grandpa. I really loved hearing about his life and seeing old pictures of him. He was such a humble man, he never wanted any sort of spotlight on himself, including at his own funeral. He actually said that, isn't that amazingly ironic?

I will miss my Grandpa so much. I have so many great memories of him. I will miss him teasing me, his great advice and always telling me, "How keen I am." He was so stubborn and smart and always emphasized getting an education. We always knew what he was thinking and he supported me in everything I did. Here are some great pictures of him.

After I got back on Wednesday, we had a pretty relaxing weekend. Our anniversary was on Friday, so we got a babysitter and went to the melting pot. Sooo delicious. It was so nice to not be in a hurry and to get to enjoy the experience. I can't believe it has been 3 years, it feels like we just got married. It was so fun to spend some quality alone time with Trent and remember why we actually got married. I love that guy.

We got some things done around the house on Sat, went and played at the park, and then I went to the relief society broadcast. Today we found out that Lori had a layover at DFW! I love it when that happens. So we took some lunch and hung out with her. Trent let me have a fantastic nap and then we went to our friend, Kaitlin's, birthday party. It was a great weekend. Here are some pictures of Aiden, after he fell asleep. He was so tired he rolled over when I was changing his diaper and stuck his butt up in the air.

Like father, like son

Aiden and his new favorite toy

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What's Happening

We are alive.  I have a lot to catch up on and it is a little overwhelming.  I was gone for a month from July to August working volleyball camps and spending time with family in Arizona and Utah.  While I was gone, Trent had to move apartment's without me.  Our friends helped us a ton, we couldn't have done it without them.  So when I got back I needed to finish moving in and let's just say it has taken me a long time to get everything done.  Our balcony including our outside storage closet was falling apart, so we waited for a month for our management to get that done.  Meanwhile all our stuff was in our front room.  I am just glad our apt is put back together again.  

We had a great weekend.  On Thursday Trent's cousin, Travis, came into town for the BYU game.  We had a great time with him.  On Friday night we got some delicious barbeque and then went to Top Golf in Dallas, this place was really fun.  All the balls have computer chips in them so your ball is tracked and you get points depending on where you hit the ball.  
Sat we went to the park and then of course to the BYU football game.  It was so amazing.  First of all the stadium is unreal.  My mouth dropped when I walked in.  I will include pics later in this post.  The tv is so large you really can't not look at it.  I would forget I could just look at the field to see the play.  The game was amazing, we are so glad we could be there.  We got super into it and I was yelling at the ref's, OU fans, and the team.  It was such a great game and best of all, we WON!

It is huge!

We randomly saw Josh and Brooke Allen, so good to see you guys!

The teams lining up to shake hands, notice the sea of Red.  Tons of OU fans

I don't like this picture, but you can see how big the t.v. is in the background

We won!

Sunday was pretty standard, went to Church, took a nap, ate dinner and then we hung out and I made a killer peach cobbler for dessert.  Monday we went to watch the Bingham vs. Trinity high school football game that was also at the Cowboys Stadium.  It was fun to be there again.  Aiden was mesmerized by the screen and eventually passed out and slept through the whole game.  We want to thank Travis for such a fun weekend, we are so glad we could go to the game! 

Monday, July 13, 2009

Fourth of July

We had a great fourth of July this year. It is one of my favorite holidays and I was sad we couldn't spend it with family, but our friends here in Texas made up for it. We went to our ward breakfast, which was so good, then took Aiden to home depot to do a free kids project with his friend Tanner. I will post pictures later. After that we got some food together and went to the Hickson's house to barbeque, play volleyball and swim. We always have such a good time at their house. We played, ate and hung out til about 7 and we went and put Aiden down so we could wake him up again for fireworks. They have fireworks at a park right down the street from our apt. So around 9:45 we woke Aiden up and walked down the street to watch the fireworks. They were great, and overall it was a fantastic fourth!