Sunday, December 28, 2008

A wonderful Christmas

Merry Christmas! We had a wonderful christmas. the funny thing is we were excited to come to Idaho because we usually don't have snow at Christmas, well this year they got dumped on. So we went from a lot of snow to more snow! We had christmas with my family this year and everyone was here except Tyson and Amanda. They came over before they left for Oregon to open gifts. Mom did her annual Christmas eve dinner and little cousins did the talent show part of the evening. It was a lot of fun to have everyone around and all the little kids. Josh and I went over late Christmas eve to his parents to open gifts and spend time with them. We really are loved so much by both families and we got spoiled this year. This year Josh and I decided to not get each other anything and either buy a puppy or a treadmill.......well we got our fat butts a treadmill! We're pretty excited to use it. We went sledding christmas day and had sooooooooo much fun! Brent(seen in the picture) went off the bump someone had made and flew! I thought is looked fun so I tried and I flew right off the sled and hit my hip/butt pretty hard. We all got a BIG laugh out of it.
And I was excited to see my babies a lot this weekend.
Grant loves when I take his picture, he always says, " take one more"

Miss Madelyn was so cute this year with all her girly stuff she got. She is soooo cute I just can't stand it. And she really loves Josh and will only cuddle with him, She won't even cuddle with Jenny very well.

Kole Bear loved this big box and climbed all over it. They should've just bought a box for him, it would've been cheaper.

We had a great Christmas and loved seeing everyone we love. I never did have a chance to see Jilly and the belly, but she knows i love her and will be waiting for Jan 15 to come!
Now it's back to Montana and will see my family next when they come to visit in February for skiing.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays

Josh and I will be leaving today to go home to Idaho for Christmas. We are so excited, josh hasn't been to idaho since thanksgiving. We both are a little nervous about the drive considering Montana is getting dumped on for the past 2 days ontop of all the snow we already have. But it's worth the journey to see our wonderful family for our amazing christmas eve dinner and games. We hope everyone has a great christmas.

Saturday, December 20, 2008


This is what happens when all the moisture is taken out of the air and -18 degree weather will do that! We can't touch ANYTHING I mean anything without being badly shocked. Every time I sit on the couch or pull something over my head this is what happens! It's pretty funny but starting to get annoying!

Friday, December 19, 2008

sushi, movie and snow blizzard

We went out to celebrate my big birthday tonight. We went to out new favorite place... Dave's Sushi bar. oh it is so good and now I have Josh hooked on raw fish :) No really it is super good and kinda a hole in the wall place but always super packed.

It's so COLD! we got more snow today with a little blizzard, but hey we still go out and have fun. our poor car doors get pretty frozen shut when left outside for too long. I'm thankful we have a garage for it. I think it got up to 4 degrees today! yay! we;re excited to get a sled and go sledding! and do as much skiing as we can afford.

sorry the pictures are kinda blurry, Josh didn't want to use the flash and draw more attention to us!! :)

I love him and he really tried to make my birthday yesterday very special for just being the two of us. I think I have a keeper!! But I made cupcakes and I opened gifts from him and some from my family. This is the first year ever that my birthday almost seemed like just an ordinary day, I didn't really have the special feeling like I always had before. I knew this was going to happen when I started to become and old fart! Or maybe it's because we were by ourselves. Thanks everyone for the birthday wished and I had a great night out to celebrate with my other best friend(josh) because obviously Jill's not here!
ps. It's so cold that from the parking lot to a door my nose hair freezes! :)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Time to Par-Tay

Happy 22nd Birthday to Me! So much has happened in my last 22 years and there is still so much more to happen! I love Birthdays and especially mine :) Josh and I are planning to just get some food and watch a movie tonight and tomorrow night we are going out to our new favortite sushi bar and a movie to celebrate my birthday! The cake was made from stratch from Mom

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Before we even moved to Bozeman i had sent out 26 resumes to different dental and a like offices. I did get one job in October at a dentist office, but we all know that didn't work out. I send out so many resumes a week and i even look to get a retail job. I had an interview on Monday and it went well they were really nice and I was excited, but I didn't get my hopes up since I've been disappointed some many times before. They called today and said that they gave the job to someone else. Seriously shoot me now! It's hard not contributing to my little family and plus it would be nice to have something to occupy my time and bring in a little extra income, but who knows what the future holds and hopefully I get a job soon. I can only clean the house so many times a day.this is me trying to keep my hopes up!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

So dang cold!

I get home from Idaho and it's a winter wonderland in Bozeman! Josh had said that it snowed some and a blizzard on Friday and really cold, but I wasn't prepared for the temp. to be -14 and 6 inches fo snow! Welcome to Montana where the temps are cold and the snow is everywhere.

These are taken from our front porch


I just got back from being in Idaho for 8 days. Josh's job back in october scheduled him to go to Arkansas for a week. So I bought a plane ticket home for the week. Well two days before he is to leave they call and cancel his trip! We were so upset! But I still had a ticket so I came home. It was a good week, lots of errens to get mom's house back together and I was able to attend my friend Austin Clifts wedding and reception.

they receptions was so beautiful and they had these fun drinks. I believe they were suppose to be Italian Sodas. I was able to see Jill all day that day and see her growing belly! She's looking so good! She is now 16.5 weeks.

Both the Willdens and Jakobson celebrated my birthday when I was home. ( it's not until thursday) It was great fun I got really great things from both families. I'm so spoiled! I;m finally getting older ...the big 22

Mom and Dad got a new puppy! They last one Molly, they had for two weeks and someone stole her! They got the same kind of puppy, but she's all black except for some white on her paws and chest. Her name is Abby and she is so much fun!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Tis the Season

It took two days, but we are finished decorating the tree. It all started Thursday night we decided late that night to get our tree. So we drive around and couldn't find any tree lots. So we just went to Smith's grocery store and got a nice tree. It was still tight from being bound but we were sure that the branches would drop. But we didn't have a tree stand or a saw to cut the end and branches. So before we bought the tree we bought the other stuff first. By now it's like 10 degrees outside and it was eight at night and I was starving. We finally got the tree home and up. Then we put the lights on, which Josh was really picky how they went on, and I had bought and really cool star that lights up, but we found out that it didn't plug into the lights so we needed to buy and extension cord. We then put the ribbon on and lo and behold that ribbon went around twice and ran out, and we had no hooks for the ornaments. Ya so by then I was done. I told Josh lets just leave it and start again tomorrow.
I think it turned out beautifully!! And It is REALLY BIG but smells so good.
P.S. I have a job interview when I get back from Idaho!! I'm pretty excited.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Busy busy

phew.....Thanksgiving weekend was a blast! We had dinner at Josh's cousins house in Vale, which I've never been to Vale before and i had to drive alone cuz josh went hunting. So ya I got really lost , but it's all good and it ended up being a great day. We were able to celebrate Dana's 21st Birthday on Saturday and my lovely Jenny's Birthday on Friday. And got some good times in with our bestest friends. And finally meet our good friends new little baby boy!! And Spend Sunday with mi familia. Grant and Madelyn kept us on our feet and it was so much fun having then over the weekend. My mom finally let me go out with her on Black Friday. That was such a fun experience! i didn't think it would be as crazy as it is, but it was 10 times crazier. AWESOME!! Oddly I have no pictures from the weekend, but It was a great weekend and i'm looking forward to going home again on Saturday!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Going home

oh!! We are so excited to be going home for the holiday! We leave on Wednesday and we just found out that Josh's boss wants to meet with him on Monday in Boise, so we get to stay an extra day!!! It was the best news I've heard in a while. Even though mom's house is a total wreck from the flood it should be interesting. Grant and Madelyn get to stay with us fri-sun cuz It's Jenny's Big Birthday and they're going out of town to celebrate. We are both just so excited to see everyone and Josh gets to go hunting like everyday, he's pretty stoked about that. I'm excited to spend some much needed time with my mom and sisters!! Yay for after thanksgiving shopping! I

know I won't see Jill this weekend, but if you are reading this I'm thinking of you and give that baby belly and good rub for me! And Thanksgiving just isn't the same this year especially with out Sister and Elder Lookhart. We love you guys.


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Results are.....

So...... Twilight was good, the book is way better, but I liked it. I could've stayed there and just let it keep going through all the books (sigh), but i think Josh was getting really annoyed with all the 12 year old girls who would giggle at every kissing seen or when ever Edward did something cute!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Pretty Excited

The night has come that I finally get to go see Twilight!! I'm so excited because I was one of those people how thought that the book wouldn't be good. How could it be with a vampire and a love stricken girl. But I finally gave in and read the books and I just LOVE the books so much!! How ironic! I know the movie isn't going to be as good as the book, they never are, but I'm still excited. On accident I wanted to buy a Twilight shirt to wear, but Josh forbid me to wear one :)
p.s. It snowed like 3 inches last night and we are actually really excited. People have been prepping us for a lot of snow by now and so we are excited it finally came. there should already be a lot of snow on the ground, but Montana is having freakishly warm weather for this time of year.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'll never complain again....

So today Josh and I filled up our honda accord for $26!!!!!! I can't remember the last time I ever paid that less for a full tank of gas. It was at Costco here in Montana and it was $1.95 a gallon. So now I will never complain about gas being too expensive because right now I'm so happy that it's this cheap, which is a lot better than it was at almost $5 a gallon. You pretty much had to get a loan or not buy food to just get gas to fill your car.

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Big 2-5

Happy Birthday Joshua! We had a great day. We both are suffering having bad colds, but we are on the down slide of it. So we rested a lot today, I baked and decorated his cake. Which I had some issues with and it didn't turn out perfect. We both got all dressed up and went out. We enjoyed a great dinner at Outback, there's not a lot of nice restaurants to choose from, and then to the movies. The gift I got him was shipped to his mom's and I don't know how that happen, but I did have some gifts that my family had got him for him to open. He got a drill and bits from my siblings and he is very excited about it, a new work shirt and his favorite The Perfect Push-Up!! He was all about reading about them and testing it out.
It was fun to get dressed up nice and get out and have fun. There really isn't a lot to do and it doesn't help that we don't know anyone.

He seems very motivated to use them every morning!

He was exciting for his gifts and that today was his day. I'm so proud of him and all that he is doing for our little family. I love him and the way he makes me laugh and the love he has for me. Happy Birthday Josh, the big 2-5. You're closer to 30 then you think! :) j/k

Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes and love!


I have a video I took of our place, but I'm having some difficulty uploading it. So be patient and I will get it on. I just don't know why it's being so difficult!!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Most know that my mom has made all of our stockings and my sister n laws and now grandbabies. So I wanted to carry on that tradition and make my families stockings. Here is what I picked out almost a year ago for Josh stocking. Because of the arrival of Kole and Madelyn mom teaching me how do make this is now just starting. But no worries it's just in time for Christmas. I did happen to pick like the hardest one out there, but I have no life anymore so bring on the challenge. Mom did get it started by doing the heel and some of santa. I have so far finished santa and started on the toe. It's a lot harding then it looks, one area could take my a couple of hours. It's a needlepoint pattern and it comes with a color key that can be a little hard to read, But it's fun and I'm excited to keep the tradition going in my family.

Halloween fun

When we went home this past weekend We had a lot to do and a lot of people to see. Besides Josh spending time with his buds and going hunting with his Tyson, I was able to attend a good friend of mine baby shower and spend more time with jill and catch up with my other good frind Tricia. We didn't have a lot of time to spend with family cuz of things already planned ,but it still was a great weekend and we are looking forward to Thanksgiving weekend!

So we went home for Halloween weekend! It was our first time being home since moving. It was a lot of fun and we both were able to spend some good times with our friends! First we went to Jill and Brad's party and saw everyone and it was so much fun. Then we went to Taylor's for the rest of the evening. It's nice to be gone awhile and come back and everyone is so excited to see you. It made us feel special and that we really are missed.

We were going to be mustard and ketchup bottles, homemade by me, but we decided we didn't want to spend the extra money so last minute I picked up a mullet wig for Josha and Cat ears and tail for myself.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Pumpkin fun

Josh and I carved our pumpkins tonight. It was fun and messy and a memory for our first Halloween together. I'm sad we weren't home to carve them with the family and see the little ones costumes and excitment. I think they turned out good.
Stayed tuned for our AWESOME Halloween costumes!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

MSU Football

It was no BSU Football games, but it was fun to get out and go to a big game. One of Josh's accounts has this Huge tailgate party and he invited us to come and he would get us tickets for free! It's a pretty small stadium I believe it only holds 10 to 15k people.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Big News!!

I remember we would always play house and and barbies. And pretend to be mommies, Now it's Jill's time to be a Mom. I'm excited to announce that Jill and Brad are expecting a bundle of joy coming May 25th!!! Many many years a lot has happened in our lifes and I can't believe that we are old enough to now have the chance to experience having our own children.

I Love her so much and so excited for this baby to arrive! Now It will just be some more pictures to add to our already huge collection of pictures of the two of us. I'm excited for this new phase in our lives. CONGRATS JILLYN AND BRAD!! you're going to be the best mom!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Not a fan

I'm not liking me new job at all! He is a young and greedy, cheap dentist. I'm the only one working up front and my job title is office manager! umm no! I don't know how to do lots of the work that needs to be done, and no one is there to train me! So...I'm thinking this job isn't going to work out. I have sent my resume to some other medical offices and haven't heard back yet, and there is some job openings for a nanny, so I'll see what happens, but I just can't keep working at this office. There are just too many holes and they don't do things that I think they should to have that office run smoothly.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

finish product

so it finally finished snowing all day and night and we got quite a few inches of snow. I'm sure it won't stick, obviously it not on the roads so. It's just nuts that it's already so cold and snowing!!! We are definitely not in Idaho anymore!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

So Josh and I woke up to snow. The people around here say it will start to snow all the time now but won't really stick around until November! So we are lookin at having a white Thanksgiving. It's also just really cold here and the wind isn't too bad because we live in a valley surrounded by huge mountains. The news reports that it will snow off and on all weekend. The pictures are taken off of my front porch so you can kinda see the really cute street I live on.
Good thing I lived in Rexburg and kinda know what to expect when the snow comes and cold.
It makes us super excited for ski season to start, which is early November!!