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Jody and I have been married for 6 years now! We live a simple life, but it's a happy life. We've been blessed with our sweet Elsie who we adore each and every day. Here's to a blog of thoughts, memories, and who are we kidding, lots of Elsie!!
"People don't always remember what you say... They remember how you make them feel"

Friday, November 20, 2009


I saw this on my sister-in-law's blog and it couldn't have been at a better time! This last week I have felt so lonely not knowing anybody and wanted to feel sorry for myself!! But that is over with.. I have to much to be thankful for and have been SO blessed in so many ways that I need to cheer up and relfect on all the greatness I truly have in my life!

1. My Husband!!!! I love him for so many reasons and often wonder how I got so lucky to have him in my life... He has been so supportive of my needs since we have been out here with going to chick flicks, shopping, and craft stores with me since my girl friends are numbered right now!! He is my best friend and truly is the joy of my life!!

2. The Savior - I'm so grateful for the relationship I have with my Savior and to know he is always there for me!

3. The Gospel - I love that no matter where you live, the gospel remains the same and always makes it feel like home!!

4. Family - I have amazing parents, siblings, neices & nephews, and in-laws, whom I love dearly!

5. Massachusetts - This state is my saving grace.. Where infertility is covered by insurance! It brings so much peace to my heart knowing that we won't have to pay thousands of dollars to have children!!

6. Friends - I am so grateful for all my GREAT friends! Even though half of them are in Utah or Nevada, I love that I can call or visit with them and we pick up right where we left off!!

7. My Cute House - I love my little beach house and it has been so fun living somewhere so different!

8. My Husband's Job - He absolutely LOVES what he does and works SOO hard to provide a wonderful life for us and our future family!!

9. The Weather - Suprisingly I am LOVING the weather so far! I really can't wait until summer so we can take advantage of the beach time but the fall has been absolutely beautiful!!

10. My Dog - We love our little Lucy and wish she could come live with us!

11. My Health - I'm glad I have always been healthy and can enjoy all the great things life has to offer!

12. Airplanes - I absolutely am scared to death of airplanes but I am grateful that we can fly home in 5 hours to see our families!!

13. Holidays - I LOVE celebrating Holidays!! They bring so much joy with great company, AMAZING food, and fun memories!

Of course the list doesn't stop here but I am SUPER grateful for these ones!! ;)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

We have a lot to learn...

Drinking Fountain....

Bostonians: Bubbler

Round About...

Bostonians: Rotary (I figured this out the hard way by getting some directions once!)

TV Remote...

Bostonians: Clicker

We say "VERY"...

Bostonians say: WICKED...
(Everything is "WICKED" cool, awesome, scary, funny, etc... I don't get it!!)

Shopping Carts....

Bostonians: Carriage's

And the "ONE" thing I will never understand is the obsession of:

There are 90 in Boston and 50 of them are in a 5 mile radius of Downtown Crossing. You only have to travel 2.5 miles in either direction to find the furthest franchise.. crazy right?!?

Like I said... We have A LOT to learn!! :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Wicked" Fun in Boston... :)

It was SOO nice to have my parents come visit us this past weekend! Since we moved out here... we have been looking forward to this visit to keep us from getting homesick! We have done pretty well but there are the occasional nights where we just miss family!!! They were only here for a full day so we hit Boston up as "real tourists" on the and enjoyed seeing all the sites and learning all the great history that took place here! It was a great time and we we're thankful to have some visitors :)

Me, Dad and Mom waiting to catch the Ferry
Fenway Park.. Home of the Red SoxMom and Dad downtownMom and Dad at Nantasket Beach

Saturday after they left... we met up with our friends and enjoyed a wonderful day at the Christmas Festival in the World Trade Center! We had such a great time walking around the city and eating some great food!

At Wagamama's with the Brough's

Me and Little Miss AspenJody with Lily and Aspen.. fun kids :)

Jody and Jayden having a leaf war

Needless to say, it was a GREAT weekend with my parents and the Brough's!! And we can't wait to go home where it's warm for the Holidays!!! :)

Monday, November 2, 2009


I LOVE this Birthday Boy!!!

One year older and still the same "BIG KID" I fell in love with!!!

October 30th was Jody's Birthday and we had a simple but great celebration!! He had to work so I surprised him with his favorite dessert:

from Cheesecake Factory!! Talk about commitment.. those cakes are the devil and anything but calorie friendly... but we are still enjoying it :)!! We also had a great dinner and watched Couple's Retreat!! We both decided we want to vacation to Eden's Resort after that movie... It is paradise.... absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

We ALSO have family here on the east coast!! It is such a great feeling to have my parents visiting and Nathan and Shellie living so close by! Shell had her sweet baby Charlotte Eliane (not Elaine!) Tingey on October 16th and she is so beautiful and precious!! Charlotte is doing absolutely wonderful and Shellie and Nathan make it look so easy to be new parents! We all spent the weekend in Jersey and then they will be coming our way Thursday night... We had a great time and can't wait to see them in a couple more days! (sorry my pictures are so fuzzy!!)

Baby Charlotte holding Jody's finger.. so precious!

My dad and Jody visiting

Me, Charlotte and Nathan
Shellie and Nathan
She was OUT!