Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today I Miss....

These girls. 
But let's be honest, I miss these three every day of my life.

See you in a couple of weeks :)

Monday, September 26, 2011


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our New Home - part 2

Ok, here are the rest of the  pictures of our house! I didn't take a picture of the actual front of the house... But I'll be honest I never see it, ha.

The back door of the house - the "front" for us, haha.

Once you go in the outside door you go down these sketchy stairs to our real door.

Our second bedroom. You can just make out the bookshelf on the left. Around the corner/by the desk is a closet.

Our eating area, and what you see when you look in from our front door to the right. Also the door to the second bedroom.

Our little kitchen area.
We're really like our little place. No washer/dryer and no dishwasher, but we're surviving :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Our New Home - part 1

I figured it was time to put up some pictures of our new house.
I just snapped a few - pictures of the second bedroom and kitchen will have to come later as they are not in the best shape right now.

Looking in at the bedroom from the doorway.

The rest of the bedroom. (Obviously it's almost laundry time, ha.)

The living room from the kitchen.

The rest of the living room from the couch. The door goes into our bedroom.

Our little bathroom.

We're really enjoying our new place (aside from the occasional bumps on the head that Kyle endures). I'll post the rest of the apartment a little later!

Hanson Fam

Alan, Jess, Mel (holding Whit), Nate, Brooke (holding Logan), Blaine (holding Luke), Evan (holding Avery), Holly, me, Kyle - with Liam and Allie in the front.
This is the most recent picture of the Hanson side of the family, taken on Luke and Logan's blessing day.

We sure love our family!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We're Busy

Life is busy, but good.
And I've been pretty terrible at updating the blog because of that.
When I finally have some down time, all I want to do is sit. (All that sitting makes my to-do list pretty long....) Our nights look like this: I come home between 6 and 7, usually. We fix dinner and eat it, talk a little bit, watch a couple episodes of LOST, and then go to bed. Real exciting, huh? :) 

My job is going well. I'm enjoying it, but it definitely tires me out - both physically and emotionally. I'm usually up around 7 or 8, depending on the day, then I'm working/driving until about 6 or 7. (Again, that depends on the day. Sometimes I have an hour or two break in the afternoon.) One thing I dislike is how much driving I have to do, but oh well. I finally found out how much I get reimbursed for mileage, and I'm happy to say that it will be about $50 each week which is what it takes us to fill up our car right now. And we're filling up once a week, so it's perfect.

Random side note: I've also been blessed with being able to revamp my wardrobe a little bit. I know this will sound silly to some people... But, while packing up to move here, I went through my clothes and gave quite a bit DI. (We're talking clothes that I've been hanging onto since junior year of high school.) Then, with some graduation and birthday money, I've added some new things to my wardrobe and I'm loving it. You know how sometimes you feel like you need all new clothes? Well, I don't feel like that anymore. Don't get me wrong, I didn't go out and buy a whole new wardrobe, but just enough to mix things up. It's awesome. All I have left on my "wants" list is a pair of black boots and one or two more cardigans. And it's not even really cold enough for those yet, so I can save up and get them in a month or two. It's perfect, really.

K's school is going well. Class and homework keep him busy, that's for sure. But he seems to be enjoying it! I'm real proud of him.

This weekend was a good one. We just spent Friday night together, watching a movie and eating Arby's. Saturday we cleaned our house, finished getting our second bedroom put together, went shopping, and watched the BYU/Utah game while eating some Papa Murphy's. We don't need to go into the game. What a bust. Then, my bestie Ayisha came over and we stayed up until 4 am talking. She had to leave early, but that's ok. I was just so glad I got to see her! She's the very best. I ended up staying home from church because I wasn't feeling the greatest (... feeling better now, but still not awesome).

Life is good here at the Hanson house. I still need to take some pictures of our little apartment and post them! Maybe that is something I can do this weekend. I/we are still trying to get more balance in our lives... School, each other, work, cleaning, eating healthy, exercising, scriptures study.... Isn't it always a constant battle? But a good one. Oh, and one more thing - we're planning a trip down to Utah the weekend of October 8th. I'm excited! Hopefully I get to see some of you!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Happiness is....

 ::a thunderstorm::
::strawberry and honey flavored greek yogurt::
::a husband who goes out at 9 pm to get me Dr. Pepper::
::2 new pairs of shoes::
::finding out your company will pay for gas::
::talking to your best friend on the phone::
::knowing that fall is almost here::

Saturday, September 10, 2011

All About Luke and Logan (and the rest of our California adventure, too)

This is Logan and Luke.
They are our baby nephews who are 2 months old.
Logan is the one on the left and Luke is on the right.

They are freaking cute.
I was able to be a surrogate mommy to them while we were there and it was great.
Both babies are so cute, so good, and so snuggly. 

Last Thursday after I got off work and Kyle was done with class we drove down to West Jordan to spend the night at Nate and Mel's. We were able to have a fun dinner with them and the kiddos and get a good nights sleep.
Then, we woke up bright and early Friday morning and drove to Jess and Alan's. We all piled into their car and started the long drive to Blaine and Brooke's in Bakersfield, CA.
We got there around  8 pm, I think, where we were greeted by Blaine, Brooke, Allie, the babies, and Mom and Dad Hanson. We stayed up for a few hours catching up, and becoming acquainted with our little nephews.

Saturday we ran some errands and then drove over to Brooke's parents house where we had a great BYU party - we watched the game, ate some delicious food, and celebrated the win BYU pulled off. The babies looked like this:
(Logan on the left, Luke on the right.)
Nate and Mel and the kids showed up somewhere during the fourth quarter - and just like that the entire immediate Hanson clan was together. It was great! We were able to spend the rest of Saturday together as a family back at Blaine and Brooke's. 

Sunday was their blessing day. Blaine gave them really nice blessings and it was nice to be together with the family. K and I took care of Avery the majority of the time and got slimed by Avery slobber combined with goldfish. Yum.
After sacrament we went back to the house where we had both the Hanson and Watson clans over. 14 kids under the age of about 9. Yikes. But we had a good time. The Watson clan thinned out, and then it was just the Hanson's again. We really enjoyed the time we could all spend together.





 Monday morning came too fast and Kyle, Alan, Jess and I piled back into the car and drove the long hours home.

We had an amazing time with family and playing with our little nieces and nephews.
Can't wait to do it again!