Monday, April 25, 2011

My Girl

I've always wanted to make it a tradition for every Easter with any daughters that i have, to buy frilly girly dresses. Now that i have my girl (who is super girly), i'm starting that as a family tradition. My parents would go all out with our dresses and would even make us match each year lol It's definitely something I'm gonna enjoy doing :)

Lydia @ 1

Me when i was 2ish

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


As of today, we are completely debt free! We have paid off all our credit cards and other expenses! It is one of the most awesome feelings :) We are hoping everything keeps going right for us and we get the house too lol But it always seems like when everything goes right for us, something pretty bad happens. But we are staying positive and praying everything goes right :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fingers Crossed!

Whelp, we have made a huge step...We Found A House! It is beautiful! It's a short sale so we don't know how long the process is gonna take. our realtor said it could take up to 5 months or it might be as short as 1 month! We are so excited and its everything we've wanted. We signed the contracts yesterday and now we just have to wait to hear back from the bank. So, the house isn't ours definitely but we are hopeful :) So everyone, keep Ur fingers crossed!

Here's a pic of (hopefully) our future home :)

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day 30

A video that makes you happy.

This is what i call 'Gabba Gabba Fever' around my house :) This is Lydia when i turn on her favorite song on Yo Gabba Gabba... (i tried to edit the video to make it smaller but couldn't :( So it takes a little while to get to her favorite part haha Dont worry bout watching the whole thing lol she gets tired)

Its kinda like her own head bangin rock concert :) I love this girl!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Day 29

Someone you miss.

I've been thinking about this person a lot lately.

My Grandma Fackrell

My grandma and i were really close. The first thing that I'd do when I'd get to her house was, run into her room to hug her and say hi. She loved family get togethers. Every Sunday, we would go to her house and play games til our bedtimes. I loved going to Disneyland with her and going on the Autopia with her and having her freak out cause i was a crazy driver :)
I was nervous about getting baptized and she would tell me what to expect with the whole thing and made me feel not so nervous. She passed away a few months before i got baptized but, i definitely felt her there. I felt her there in the sealing room when i got married. I felt her in the room when i had Lydia. i KNOW she has been up there with all the grand-kids and great grand-kids getting them ready to come here :) a few people that have known her have told me about having a dream about her up in heaven playing with a bunch of kids :) i feel that she specially hand-delivered Lydia here to me. And i KNOW she taking care of my other kids :)
We all love and miss her SO much.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day 28

A letter.

With today being the day it is, of coarse I'm writing to my little 1 year old :)

My sweet little Lydia,

This past year has taught me so much.

From the moment you were born, i loved you sooo much. It overwhelmed me how much. i couldn't stop cuddling you and kissing you. When you were 1 week old, me and ur daddy were talking about how crazy it was that we just met you, and yet, we would do ANYTHING for you. All the hard times with you (getting up at night, the crying, the major practice of patience, etc.) were totally forgotten when you would cuddle with us, fall asleep in our arms, or we would get a little grin :)

As you started to get older...

I enjoyed our little "conversations", ur giggling, and the way ur face would light up when you would see your daddy :)

When 1/2 a year had already gone by...

I was amazed at how much of a little lady you were :) Playing peek-a-boo with you, eating candy for your first Halloween, seeing Disneyland through your eyes, and you calling me 'mama' :)

a few months later...

You became mobile haha crawling and walking along furniture. i just couldn't contain u in one little area lol Actually watching you learn things and teach yourself how to do things was amazing to me. Miss independent :)

And now at a year old! Where has the time gone?!

I love that you are my shopping buddy and my partner in crime. I love the random hugs and kisses throughout the day (that shows im doing SOMETHING right, right? lol) I love that all me or your dad has to do is hum the superman theme song and you get into the 'flying position', with your arms out and your toes pointed, just for us to 'fly' you around the room hehe And i LOVE how excited you get when i turn on your light in the morning to get you out of bed :)
I love being a mommy to such a sweet, wonderful, and adorable little girl :) I'm so lucky. I love you so much! Happy Birthday!

Day 27

A picture that can always make you smile.

These pics go hand in hand to me...

These are my BESTEST FRIENDS :) These 3 people made my high school experience amazing :) We all usually hung out everyday. We were all really close and talked about everything together. With these kinds of friends, we were never pressured into doing bad things and Brad and Scott always treated Lindsay and i with complete respect. I got married soon after the both of them came home from their missions. They drove out to AZ the night before the wedding. I was So happy to see them. And it was amazing going through the temple and having Lindsay right in my eyesight and having Brad and Scott in the front row :) They all mean so much to me.

Day 26

A family member.

My aunt Corinne :)

Everyone has that really awesome aunt. She's mine and definitely one of my favorite people. My childhood wouldn't have been the same without her. She would take me to the movies, get ice cream, go to Disneyland, Knotts, and the list gos on and on. The thing i liked the most was that she NEVER treated me like a little kid :) We would hang out like best friends and i loved it! I call her Lucy and she calls me Ethel cause we always found ourselves getting into awkward situations haha like one time...
We went to the swap meet one day and parked in the institute parking lot across the street. she found this glass top end table the she wanted. She bought it and then we realized we had to carry it across the street. So we took the glass piece off and i carried the bottom part of the table and she carried the glass. we were walking across the street and cars were kinda honking at us and laughing. we already felt so stupid but y were they all honking u may ask? We didn't realize it at the time but, the way Corinne was carrying the glass top, her chest was pressed up against the glass haha! Shes prolly gonna kill me for sharing that story but that is such a funny memory of mine :) We have always had such a fun time wherever we go. i appreciate and love her SO much!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Day 25

A nightmare you often have.

I blame this one on my husband.

A zombie attack

I'm always haveing zombie nightmares! i will wake up so freaked out. And its also a real life fear of mine. That would be the worst thing. People eating other people. I blame it on Max cause he LOVES zombie movies. Our first time hanging out (alone) together, we watched the movie 28 Days Later. Freaked me out. and now, my zombie nighmares are worse since i have Lydia. I'm always trying to save her in the dream. So ya, that would be my nightmare.

Day 24

Your favorite actor and actress.

Steve Carell and Rachael Mcadams

i know. Wide spectrum, right? lol but, i just love Steve cause he's super funny :) I love the office and i love the movie get smart. he's just pretty much amazing.
And i love Rachael cause there hasn't been 1 movie that shes been in that i haven't liked. She does such an awesome job and makes every role believable. (and im jealous of her cause she's gorgeous haha)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Day 23

your favorite book.

Yes i love Twilight and Hunger Games but my FAVORITE is...

Can you Keep a Secret?
by Sophie Kinsella

LOOOOOVE this book! Sophie Kinsella also wrote the Shopaholic books. I read this book in just a couple days cause i couldn't put it down! Its been a long time since I've read it (i NEED to read it again lol)