Friday, April 25

New Job!

Brett has been hired on at Idaho National Laboratories in their Accounting department. He writes checks and deals with deposits, and a lot of other things. (It is a 42% increase from what we are currently making) Woohoo!

He will work in town,
not out at the site -- for local information :)

About INL

In operation since 1949, INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's missions in nuclear and energy research, science, and national defense.
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We are very excited. He starts May 5th but is already beginning to take over the responsibilities of the position-- the plus side of being an intern!

We have been very blessed and are happy to be sticking around Idaho Falls!

Tuesday, April 22

Easter Week

I am now realizing that the longer I blog the more uncreative my blog titles get!

This week was busy and a lot of fun! My youngest brother Doug came to stay with us for a few days! It was really hard getting him here because of flights and missed buses, but he finally made it! It was nice hanging out with him. John loved having another person around to play ball with and make him laugh!

Doug, John, and I went and toured BYUI while Brett was at work on Thursday. Our tour guide did an awesome job. It was like memory lane-- I can't believe it has been over 2 years since I graduated and one year since Brett has graduated. Time sure goes by fast. I think Doug was impressed by the atmosphere and everything. It will be nice to have him close for a semester before he leaves on a mission!

This weekend my family came and brought Craig, my other little but not youngest brother, back to school. He is in his junior year I believe and loves Rexburg! This is definitely the best semester to be there… We went bowling and ate at the famous Pizza Pie CAfe (formerly Craigos).

My family stayed until monday morning and took Doug home with them. It was nice having family visit us for easter! We decorated easter eggs Saturday night and had a nice dinner on Sunday. Everyone liked it but John-- he wanted nothing to do with my roast or scalloped potatoes, oh well!

John is learning and growing so fast! He has become quiet the little rebel. He will do something he knows he is not supposed to and then look and me, shake his head, and say  'no, no, no!' and then go back to doing what he was doing. (This usually happens when he is hitting the TV or getting into the trash can).

He has also become very good at climbing-- he doesn't walk yet but that doesn't stop him from getting on couches and chairs! He just pushes over his toy fire engine, and uses it as a step to get onto whatever he wants!

John is very good at telling me when he wants to take a nap or go to bed, He will crawl over to me, look up with a sad face and say "nigh nigh". If it is bed time he says "nigh nigh dada" which is part of the bedtime routine.

Tuesday, April 15

3 year Anniversary!

Brett and I have been married for three years and 6 days! We celebrated by going to Olive garden on our anniversary (John loved it too!) Then on Saturday we got a babysitter and went to the movies.

3 Things I have loved about being married to Brett
1. He loves me
2. He protects me
3. He leads our family with the strength of the priesthood. (If that did not make sense you can read more here -

I believe that every year is worth celebrating!

Discouraging moments

1. Yesterday as we were walking through the parking lot to a store an old lady yelled at me for not having socks on my child.

2. Today I got to experience my first in store tantrum. John saw a banana and screamed (like a gut wrenching, inconsolable, world is ending scream) until he got one- which was about an hour later when we were finally home.

Response to story #1-- John had a rash on his feet from crawling. They were slightly swollen and hot- I was not going to put socks on him! Not that it was that ladies business anyway…

Story #2--  I feel strong. I handled it and wasn't really even embarrassed. Bring on the toddler years!

Here is the cute kid!

Here is John with his little friend! They are adorable!

Wednesday, April 2

Happy Birthday John!

Yesterday was Johns first birthday! We had a small party on Saturday for him- thank you for those that came and celebrated! We had so many leftovers! (Thanks to those that took cupcakes off our hands.) We have enough homemade tortillas and taco meat in the freezer for at least 5 more meals! (and that's after having it for three days after the party!)

Sorry-apparently the clubhouse is horrible for picture taking!

One of the dinosaur cakes

Yesterday we did cake and presents from us and his gram and grandpa! He sure loves eating wrapping paper!

It is crazy to think a year ago I went through this !