Friday, July 25, 2008


OK. We finally did it. We got a new car and we absolutely LOVE IT. Our eyes were REALLY opened last night as we were car shopping. We had in mind what we wanted and then shocked find that a car we thought we'd NEVER want is actually the car we ended up getting.

Its a 2006 KIA Sportage. It only has 42,200 miles on it. Its a cute little SUV and it suits our needs. We even got exactly what we wanted for our trade on our passport and the monthly payments we could afford. We weren't trying to play their stupid and extremely annoying game when we kept telling them no. But in the end it all worked out in our favor. Jared and I are very excited and pleased with our purchase.

So, what do you think......???

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my mom and dad's 32nd Anniversary. They are still so in love and are such a great example to me of what a great eternal marriage should be like. They have never had a fight and ALWAYS put the other before themselves. When you are around them you can feel the love they have for each other.

I'm so thankful for my mom and dad and the many things they have taught me over the years. I'm so thankful for the things that they continue to teach me even now.

We love you both so much and wish this year to be as great if not better than the rest!


Here are some fun pics of my mom and dad

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Birthday Wishes

Yesterday was our adorable niece, Reyes' 2nd birthday. She is just the cutest thing and we wish we could have celebrated the day with her. We love you so much and hope you had a wonderful birthday.

Today is our nephew, Jayson's 1st birthday. It has been so fun to watch him grow. He is such a fun little guy. We hope you have a fun birthday with lots of yummy cake! We love you very much!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Time to Baby Proof

The other night Jared was working on the computer, I was making dinner, and Cayden found his way into the kitchen. He likes to follow me into the kitchen and grab at my ankles and legs and hang out while I'm in there. However this night was a little different. Cayden had discovered something new.

So Jared and I went out yesterday and bought some baby proofing necessities. Now Cayden won't be able to get into the cabinets.

Cayden is also getting REALLY good at standing on his own. Its so much fun to watch him grow.

He doesn't stand for very long in this video (they never perform when you want them to) but he can stand for about 20-30 seconds.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Birthday Cake

So on Sunday we had a small get together at my parents house to celebrate Jared's birthday. We had dinner, played Nertz, and then had cake and ice cream. I wanted to do something special for Jared so I decided to make him his birthday cake. I am always trying to find new ways to inspire and encourage him and show my support of his career path. So about 6 hours later this is what I ended up with.

Jared enjoyed the cake and had quite the time cutting it. He tried to give everyone enormous pieces. But we had a fun night and I was very happy that Jared liked his cake so much.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!!

To the most amazing husband in the world. You deserve the best today sweetheart. I love you so much!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Boise Trip!!

So we are back from Boise and I think everyone survived the Linton family reunion. We got up early on the 2nd and drove to Utah. After an interesting night of bowling in Tooele we woke up on the 3rd and headed up to Boise. We had such an awesome time. Jared's sister Jenny let us stay at her house and we were so thankful for her and Steve's generosity. We always had a good meal, plenty of snacks, and a nice comfy warm bed to sleep in. I have to thank little Alyssa for giving up her bedroom to Jared, me, and Cayden. But I think she enjoyed sleeping on the Princess couch.

The purpose of the trip was for Meggy's baptism. What a special day that was. Meggy just glowed all day. She looked so beautiful in her white dress with an enormous smile on her face ALL day. Jared and I were so glad that we could be there to share in Meggy's special day. We couldn't be more proud of her for making the choice to be baptized. On of my favorite moments of that day was when Alyssa told us she wanted to be baptized too. Emmy told her that she could start preparing now to be baptized by reading her scriptures, saying her prayers, etc. So Alyssa walked into the other room and said "I'm going to go read my scriptures so that I can be baptized." It was so cute and so wonderful to see the good example that Emmy and Meggy had set for Alyssa. All of my nieces are such wonderful girls!

We were sad to leave but Monday rolled around and it was time to go. As we left Jenny and Steve's house there were tears from our beautiful nieces and it broke my heart. I had so much fun with them and wish that we could see them more. But it will make the next time we see each other again that much better. We love them so much! I'm guessing they are pretty fond of me too because Tayler includes me in the list of people she plans to play with.

I had such a great time spending time with Jared's family. I have only been a part of the family for a short time so its always nice when I can spend time with them and get to know them a little better and hopefully they can get to know me better too.

Our newest Family picture (not the professional picture)

Cayden really loved the swing (and his rubber snake)

Cayden in his very first Burger King Crown

Keeping cool in the shade under the trampoline

Apparently the trampoline tastes good...

Playing in the pool (Cayden really does love to swim)

Chillin' on the 4th of July


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I LOVE Family Home Evening Activities

Last night we went to my mom and dad's house for Family home evening. I told My little brother Matt that he had to plan the lesson. Then I told my baby brother Timmy that he had to plan the activity. Matt did a great job on the lesson! As for the can decide after watching the video.

Timmy was creative enough to come up with his own version of "Majide". So for our activity last night we played an Americanized version of a Japanese game show. Believe it or not, it was really fun.

We are off to Boise tomorrow.

Until we return...LOVE TO ALL!!!!