Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Time!

What a crazy few days!

Christmas Eve we headed to Grandma and Grandpa Harward's house for their christmas party. It was a lot of fun to hangout with everyone and catch up on things.









My Aunt's had fun giving Hayden lots of sugary stuff thinking it would keep him up all night. Well they were wrong. Hayden was tired when we got home and wanted to be in bed by 7:30.
But when he got to his room it was a mess and so he wanted to clean it. Which ended up in him playing, but he was in bed and passed put by 8:30. Such a sweet night.

Christmas Morning I got up bright and early. Kevin wasn't too happy about it, but we had to be over to my parent's house to talk to brad at 7. So at 5 I went in to wake Hayden up!

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If I had known that all it took was santa to wake him up when he didn't want to I would have tried it earlier. After waking Hayden up we went to wake dad up. Hayden was so excited santa brought him tons of games to play and books that read to him. He loved it all!









Kevin was happy with his new kitchen toys. And I was happy with my new books. they will be my entertainment on bedrest.

After all the presents were open Kevin made us a yummy breakfast. Then we headed over to talk to brad and open presents at my parent's house. Then it was off to Grandma and Grandpa Thorup's house for their christmas lunch of lobster, crab, and prime rib. We were able to see Sage who is home from his mission and hangout with my other fun cousins.
After that we made our way home to visit Kevin's parents and have a fun birthday party for Joel.

I over did it on Christmas and am paying the price now for not staying down enough. But it was all worth it. Over all this was an awesome Christmas.

I hope everyone else had an awesome christmas too!!!


Sunday, December 20, 2009

2009

So I wasn't good about keeping the blog up-to-date during the year so I am going to do a recap of everything we did this year.

We said goodbye to Brad at the very first of the year. He flew off to the Dominican Republic to serve on his mission.

February I was called as the young women assistant to the mia maid adviser, assistant camp director, and personal progress adviser. It has been very fun working with the young women this year.

Kevin had some really fun competitions for school in February, April, and May. In February he placed 3rd in the skills competition. In April he won first in the Spring Home and Garden show. And he placed 5th in the state skills competition in May.

In March we celebrated Hayden's 2nd birthday and Kevin's 22nd. We also celebrated our 2nd Anniversary.

In May we went boating in my parents new boat. Hayden calls it "rocket". Hayden loves the water and loves to go boating. He can't wait to be big enough to water ski like adam.



Kevin started a new job around the beginning of June. JJ's bakery seemed like a good job, but by September Kevin had to find a new job that he would actually get paid at.



We also were sealed in the Jordan River Temple on June 3rd. Hayden looked so handsome all dressed in white! Toward the end of June I had girl's camp. My mom also had camp and we were doing a booth at west fest. It was one crazy month.



July we went to Jamaica! Kevin's parents planned and paid for a family trip to Jamaica! We had an awesome time there and we very grateful we were able to go. Anytime Hayden sees pictures of that trip he calls it"my maica" it is very cute and funny. On the 24th of July we did fireworks with my parents. Hayden informed us he doesn't like "fagots" which is how he said fireworks at the time. very cute and very funny.



In August we planned a surprise party for my grandma and grandpa Harward. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. We also celebrated my 22nd birthday. We went to Wendover to celebrate it.



We found out in September that we are expecting a new addition to the family.

October, Hayden made one cute dragon warrior for halloween. Though with carving the pumpkins it took him a little bit to get used to it. Kevin started at paradise bakery. We also thought it was time to move Hayden into a bigger bed. And we also wanted to get him used to it so that the baby can have the crib. So we bought him a big boy bed which he loves!



East canyon was fun at the beginning of November! Hayden loved hanging out with his cousins and playing all the games. We had thanksgiving in Huntington. Hayden really liked the horses and pigs down there, though they are a lot bigger than he thought they would be. I was very sick. And kevin went paintballing. Also the day after thanksgiving santa came to visit our family party... Hayden was happy until he had to sit on his lap.



This last month has been a crazy one. Brad celebrated his hump day on his mission. At our family party last night Hayden saw santa again, though he is no longer scared. Hayden has loved all the snow and loves to go out in his snow pants and boots to play. We have had 3 ultrasounds now for the baby. The first 2 it was being very modest as Kevin and my Dad said and wouldn't let us know what it was. But on this last one we were able to find out that it is a...BOY! Hayden is very excited to have a little brother. Though last night he had a dream about grandma sandee stealing his little brother. We are very grateful for this baby even though it has been scary so far with it. I have been very sick and we have recently found out that I have low amniotic fluid. Which can be a bad thing. I am on bed rest for the week and we have another ultrasound on the 23rd to see if that helped get my fluid up at all. We are hoping that it does, if not then there could be something wrong with the baby.



We are looking forward to Christmas and seeing Hayden open all his presents!

I hope all is well with everyone and that you all had a good year to look back on.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So with the snow fall yesterday Hayden was dying to go out and play. Here are pictures and a video of him in the snow.




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Also here is a picture of my parents house out by the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Hayden loves to go out there and just hang out with Grandpa Andrew.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Fun

For our Thanksgiving we headed down to Huntington, Utah to spend it with Kevin's moms family.

Hayden was really excited to go because we told him there are pigs and horses down there. So we loaded the car and headed down Wednesday night. By the time we got down there it was too dark to see the animals. Hayden had slept the whole way down and was ready to go when we got out of the car.
We visited Kevin's grandparents for a few. Then headed to the hotel and crashed.

Thursday we went over in the morning to see the animals. Hayden was so excited. There were baby pigs, which he loved and thought they were so cute.

We had Thanksgiving dinner for lunch. After lunch the guys headed out to paintball and the rest of us stayed and made some really cute cards. We had leftovers for dinner. Hung out for a while and then went to the hotel to bed.


Friday we went over to Grandmas for breakfast. After breakfast we did a service project for grandma and grandpa. Hayden helped clean windows outside and rake up leaves. Then we went to setup the church and get cookin' the food. Hayden had a blast running around and playing with all of the kids that were there. After we ate, we shared christmas stories. Then the special guest arrived! It was santa, (well Joel dressed as santa). Hayden and all the kids were excited.

They each were called up to receive a gift bag from santa. When it came to hayden's turn he was done. Kevin carried him up screaming. He sat on santas lap for all of 10 seconds before he was done and came running over to me. I was laughing so hard I was crying. Hayden was the only one that was scared of him.

After he settled down a little he was able to enjoy his gift bag. They had a pinata which Hayden didn't want to do, though we made him. After that we said our goodbyes and headed to the car. Kevin had to work in the morning so we had to head home.

But before we left we had to say goodbye to the animals. Kevin tried to get Hayden to sit on a pig, but Hayden was having none of that. We said goodbye to the baby pigs. And Hayden even feed the horse, though he wouldn't pet it.




After that we headed home. Though Kevin is now sick and didn't end up going to work. Overall Thanksgiving was very fun and we were very glad we were able to go down to Huntington for it.