Tuesday, December 2, 2008


It was so fun to be home for the holidays. I also couldn't help but love the beautiful weather. We were able to play frisbee golf, kickball with the cousins, go shopping at the new outside mall--love it, eat a delicious Turkey dinner with my family, and the boys all went golfing. Friday morning my mom and I went to Walmart at 7:00 to get some deals. We're definitely not the four o'clock goers. On the way in I told my mom we should change personalities and grab things out of peoples carts, elbowing and throwing punches to get what we went. Not five minutes after we entered the store I had my chance. I really had my heart set on getting a car beanbag for Brighton's room. We saw a lady shoving one in her cart and asked where she got it. She told us that it was the very last one. My mom gave me the look, "Here's your chance." But I just couldn't do it. Sadly I watched the lady walk away with my beanbag in her cart. :( Better luck next time. I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. I am so glad it is December and will be putting up the Christmas Decorations tomorrow. Merry Christmas!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Dinosaur Museum

Last weekend Chris took a few hours off work and we went to the Dinosaur Museum at Thanksgiving Point with Jenn, Aaron, Seinna, and Austin. It amazes me how bit the bones are. The Museum was such a fun place and so kid friendly!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ultrasound Results

Chris and I went to the doctors today and were able to see, with out a doubt, what gender our baby is. We are having a boy!! His name will be Brighton Christopher, and we are so excited. Chris' face was so cute when the doctor announced that it was a boy! Everything is growing normally and there were no concerns about his health. Because I'm pregnant a joint at the end of my spine has shifted and is creating an immense pain in my bum. The doctor gave me some stretches to do so hopefully it will realign every quickly so I can get back to my life. After the appointment I went to the mall and bought three little blue onesies for Brighton and some blue maternity shirts for me. I was so excited to know what our baby is so I am now able to start buying things. Hooray for baby boys!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I know it's been a while since our last post but we don't seem to be doing too much. Today I got to go to the BYU football game with some of my cousins. Notice how little Dakota smiles for the picture, I absolutely love it!

Here's also a cute picture of my sixth graders. They are such a wonderful class, I couldn't be blessed with better students the year I was pregnant. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful job!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I've been tagged

I had Chris take my first pregnant picture today. I'm definitely huge and in need on new clothes. I still find myself trying to suck in from time to time.

Look on the right side of my page and vote if you think Cruiser will be a girl or boy.

I guess I was tagged a while back and just barely saw it. Here's my answers.
One Word Answers Tag!

The rules: Answer the following questions with one word answers and pass it on to seven others.

Here are the questions:
1. Where is your cell phone? nightstand
2. Where is your significant other? sleeping
3. Your hair color? blonde
4. Your mother? creative
5. Your father? funny
6. Your favorite thing? Teaching
7. Your dream last night? Cruiser
8. Your dream/goal? Family
9. The room you're in? Office
10. Your hobby? Scrapbooking
11. Your fear? Kidnapped
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? Family
14. What you're not? Tall
15. One of your wish-list items? Baby
16. Where you grew up? VEGAS
17. The last thing you did? Nap
18. What are you wearing? PJ's
19. Your TV? Little
20. Your pet? Chris
21. Your computer? Amazing
22. Your mood? Sleepy
23. Missing someone? Friend
24. Your car? Yellowtruck
25. Something you're not wearing? earrings
26. Favorite store? Dillards
27. Your summer? Everything (wedding/baby)
28. Love someone? Husband
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When is the last time you laughed? Today
31. Last time you cried? Last week

I tag my mom, Heather, Jenn, Michelle, and Elaine.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Here's a picture from the BYU homecoming game. My grandparents were going to go but did not like the weather forecast so they gave us the tickets. Thanks Grandpa!!

This weekend I helped my mom start her blog. Her is her website

My stomach seems to be growing rather quickly these days. We will be able to find out the gender of our baby in a month and are so excited.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

What We've Been up To

Life has been crazy like usual. We've had fun the past couple of months and are loving married life. I am growing quickly out of all my clothes. It seems like each week my stomach gets bigger and bigger. I am in a definite crossroads because I am too big for my regular stuff but still too small for pregnancy clothing. Also, I'm not used to looking like this so when I try anything on I don't like it. Eventually I'll just have to suck it up and get used to my prego belly.
Here are a few things we have been doing...

We took a few days off work to go to Lake Powell with Josh, NIkki, Kellie, Julie, and Mike. It was my first time going and I was a little nervous at first but ended up having a blast, except for the whole no toilet business! The boys have a surf board that we body boarded on. It was soo fun, and you could go for hours with out hanging on the the rope. It is definitely one of my new favorite things. Madison got on my back for a few rides and loved it. Chris' water talents always seem to amaze me, there is nothing he can't do!

A little over a week ago, Heidi and my mom came up to Utah and the "Albright girls" went to So You Think You Can Dance concert together. It was great and I look forward to going again year after year.

And Chris turned 26. Thanks to all those who came out to celebrate with us. I still remember the year he turned 22 and we had a double birthday with his cousin Jason. I can't believe that was four years ago, wow time flies by!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Announcing Cruiser!!

Well, it has finally come time to tell the world that Chris and I are pregnant! We actually have known for quite a while but wanted to make sure there would be no complications. Last week we went to the doctors for the first time and saw our little cruiser-the development already is amazing. Why do we call the baby cruiser? If you remember, we were on a cruise for our honeymoon; if you still have a question let us know! Cruiser is due in April. This week I told my students I was pregnant, they were so cute and excited. One of my girls said, "I thought you were skinnier last year." We all got a pretty good laugh. Since there is basically no room in my torso I am actually showing a little bit already. I will have about 6 weeks of maternity and then get to go back to my class for probably the last two weeks of school. The hardest part will be finishing up my masters in June, but it will definitely get done! We are loving being married and expecting. Chris has been super sweet and will get me anything I need: toast, crackers, water, fruit, my prenatals. The list goes on forever. We are looking forward to being parents and can't wait for the special day. We are almost done with our first trimester and the sickness actually hasn't been too bad. As long as I snack every two hours I am pretty much fine. If you have any pregnant tips let me know!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Family Fun!

Chris, Jordan, and my dad went golfing last Saturday from their backyard. They had to come in for a bit to get away from the hail, but they went right back out when it was gone.

We found a little "beach area" in spanish fork. The water was ice, and the sand like pieces on concrete, but hey it's a beach.

On Thursday Josh, NIkki, Mike, Julie, Heather, Jordan, and Chris went and spent a day on the lake. Stephen and I met them there around 5 after they had been boating already for four hours. It was so fun to see all the things they could do on the surf board.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Finally Settling Down

We have been on the run ever since the wedding. We had the best honeymoon MONTH anyone could ask for as we ran around with each other and our fun families. Here's some highlights from our trips after the honeymoon. Honeymoon pictures will come soon!

After our honeymoon my family picked us up from the port and took us to Newport to stay on the beach for the week. It was a lot of fun but we missed having the whole family there.

Every year we build a few sandcastles. This is one of my favorite ever!

We enjoyed going to Sea World one day. I love to watch the animals and am amazed at the training people can do with them.

Chris was dying all day to go on the new City of Atlantis ride. We went late at night after all the shows and were able to go on three times in a row with no wait.

From there we drove up to Idaho to meet the Bird family for their summer reunion. The extended family was there for a few days and we stayed a little longer with just Chris' family.
Golfing in Idaho. The course was right by the cabin we stayed in.

We spent a day in Yellowstone, saw pretty sights but not many animals. :(

Geocashing was fun, the boys and kellie hiked up huge rocks to find a ammo case filled with little trinkets.

In Idaho we found the best Sand Dunes, Pictures don't do it justice. I hopped on the four-wheeler with Chris and held on tight! Kim was amazed at what I would let him take me up and down!!

After Idaho we drove to Washington the play for a week.
Grandpa Bill took Chris and I around the farm. We picked potatoes and corn to eat that night. I couldn't believe how many potatoes were under the pile of dirt. My family came up and we also went through the potato plant. What a production!

Of course we spent many days staying on the lake relaxing, wakeboarding, riding on the aqua tracks, and enjoying the area.

Our Open House in Washington turned out gorgeous. We decorated their backyard with tons of pink ribbons and flowers.

We put my hair extensions on Madison that night after the open house. She wanted to wear them to church the next day.

After all our vacations we are finally home. It was so fun but I was happy to be back. I have already been teaching for the past three years. My students seem really sweet this year. Chris has been the best husband ever working hard to put the apartment together. He even went to Walmart for me one night at 12 to pick up things I needed for school the next day while I went to bed. Being married has been even better than I imagined.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Wedding Pix

So finally after three weeks of no internet I am finally staying in a place with internet (The Birds, now my family!) Here's some of our wedding pics.

Monday, July 28, 2008

We're Married!!

Life is crazy right now and it kills me to not be able to download tons of our wedding pictures on to our blog so here is a little teaser. We love being married and are in the middle of our month long of vacations. Thanks to all who attended and sent there love. It was definitely the best day of our lives!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

What do people do before their wedding?

In my mind I thought when the wedding is really close that people stay home, plan, pack, and make sure everything is ready to go. In Chris' mind he thinks people play, play, play and not worry about anything. This is our compromise.