Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tis the Season

I must admit that I haven’t documented our lives very well this past year. I feel so overwhelmed
with working, being pregnant, and being a wife and mother. I know each person has trials that they must face and this one just happens to be a LARGE one. Adam is doing an assistantship for UNLVand I must say that this helps so much. It helps to have the extra income and it helps Adam to help our little family by working. He is in school for another year, but I hope and pray that this year flies by.

In September, Adam and I decided to get pregnant. Just because we aren’t in the best position
emotionally (ME) does not mean that we should hold off on having children. I am almost 15 weeks pregnant and we are both so excited for another little one. We are due June 4th.

Abbie has been a constant joy in our lives…of course she has her occasional breakdowns, but don’t we all? For her birthday back in October Abbie received clothes, books, and toys. Adam and I got her a doll stroller and she LOVES it. I am so glad we chose well. She is a very talkative, bossy, and fun kid to be around. On her birthday we went to a pumpkin patch with Grandma and Grandpa Black and rode some little rides with her. We went down slides. We ran around like wild animals!! We all had a fun time and enjoyed having her grandparents over for dinner.

On October 29th, we had a ward Halloween party. And we dressed up as the Flintstones. It
was loads of fun being Fred, Wilma, and Pebbles. Abbie even sat still while I sprayed her hair
red. Getting the red out of her hair was a whole different story though. Abbie loved the trunk or treat and on Halloween she ran from door to door yelling trick treat, trick treat. People gave her
loads of candy because they that it was adorable.
Right after Halloween she started potty-training. Let me tell you…..I am grateful for the
Halloween candy because she loved getting treats for going potty and stayingdry. She has done wonderful...she has had accidents, of course, but overall she is doing great.

Thanksgiving was a fun time. We drove up to Utah on Wednesday, November 23rd. It was an extremely long car trip, but I was so glad to finally make it there. I don’t get to see my parents very often so it is a joy to be with them when I get to be there. Thanksgiving Day was pretty low key; it was just my parents, my grandma Hardman, and my little family. The thing I was most thankful for this Thanksgiving was my husband and daughter. They bring so much joy to my life. I am also thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life; it provides me with an eternal perspective on life.

We did the Black Friday thing this year ………..AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
The deals were great, but the people were CRAZY!! The toy section was probably the worst by far. I have never see people push and shove like I did there. I should have taken pictures!

Christmas Fever has hit me and I am enjoying listening to the music, seeing the lights, and am excited to celebrate the birth of the Savior.