Friday, December 30, 2011

Our year.

Andrew: At the beginning of the year Andrew worked at Nestle, in March he ended up losing his job. He did little side jobs here and there until August when he was hired at Vivint. In September he decided to get a 2nd job at 5 Buck Pizza so we could have some extra money. In November he lost his job at Vivint but miraculously had accepted the Store Manager Job at 5 Buck Pizza earlier that day. Andrew through all this was also going to school as a full time student and completed his first year of college. And to top that all off his uncle Randy and his family died in August so he was making trips to Idaho back and forth for a few months, while also grieving the loss of his uncle. Andrew says that he has learned that he does not do so well with online classes and he secretly LOVES school.
Starrie: This year was CRAZY for me! But I am proud to say that I completed all but one of my resolutions from last year. I learned a lot from having to go through all the up's and down's of Andrew's work, but in the end it has been worth it. I am grateful that through all of that Andrew supported my decision in continuing to stay at home and my decision to support him in whatever venue he wanted to/needed to take to support our family. I also had the opportunity to watch my sweet little niece Sarah this year for 3 days a week. It has really taught me a lot of things having 2 toddlers in the house. Sarah is such a sweet and well mannered little girl and I am grateful for the blessing she has been to our home.And of course the playmate she has been to Jocelynn. I have had a few health problem's this year, that has been hard because of the fact that I have never really had health problem's before but whatever it's life.
Jocelynn: Our baby knows how to sing, talk, run, be loving , helpful, know's some of her letters and numbers, throw tantrums, say NO when asked to do something, takes care of her babies, be polite, can hold a conversation for a period of time etc. ALL learned from this year. She had a few firsts such as going to the Aquarium, she pet a sting ray, she now has a toddler bed, went rock climbing and hiking, held a lot of babies on her own, went and saw the lights at temple square, turned 2, went to Idaho without mommy etc. She is so sweet and we are so excited to see her learn and grow this next year.

We have learned so much this year and have grown so close as a family. We are excited for the year to come and hopefully for all the good changes!

Monday, December 26, 2011


This year for Christmas it was super relaxed. We woke up opened our presents then headed over to Andrew's dad's house. After we did Christmas there we went to Andrew's mom's house, my grandma's house, Andrew's grandma's house then home. This year we tagged  Andrew's brother Jordan around with us everywhere:) It was pretty fun. We got ALOT of WONDERFUL gifts and we LOVE all of them! This year was an amazing Christmas!
I wanted to share a Christmas present that I gave to Andrew. It is a picture of me holding a picture of some of the reason's why I love Andrew. When he opened it he cried, and it was the most adorable thing ever!
I hope everyone had a very merry Christmas!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Our appreciation for our sweet baby.

Jocelynn is seriously one of the sweetest and most loving little girls we have ever had the pleasure of knowing. We are so grateful that she is ours. She is always concerned with everything that goes on with me and Andrew, and always tell's and show's us how much she values us. We of course do the best we can to show her the same. We never knew how much being parents would bless our lives. We really cannot get over what an amazing, beautiful, kind and energetic little girl she is. We love you Jocey baby.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

21st Birthday Extravaganza!

THIS WAS THE BEST BIRTHDAY I HAVE EVER HAD! My Mom bought me the coat I have wanted ever since I laid eyes on it, my grandma, mom and Andrew went in on the She Curler 3 piece curling iron ( Which by the way is pretty much impossible to get! They only ship out 4 at a time!) And Andrew bought me black sparkle TOMS! I have wanted all these things for quite sometime but was not able to afford them. Andrew has been saving money for a few months now.... I am indebted to him and my grandma AND my mom! I also got a gift card for a pedicure at Royal Nail's down in Pleasant Grove from Serena ( Andrew's mom ) And I got some money from Grandma and Grandpa Robins. I feel SO spoiled and am so happy right now. We went to dinner on Monday with my family, and went bowling, to Costa Vida with my friends yesterday then went to my cousin Brooklyn's 7th birthday party (we have the same birthday.) And to top it all off my FB friends were very generous to me! Thank you everyone!