Thursday, December 31, 2009

Nap Time

Our little boy is such a great child. When nap time rolls around, all I have to do it lay him in his crib and he falls right to sleep.

Today, however, after about 3 minutes he just started screaming.

I went to investigate and this is what I found...

Of course I HAD to take a picture with my phone before I actually rescued him, because I'm just that good of a mom.

Christmas pictures still to come...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Don't you hate when you check someones blog and they STILL haven't updated it?

I know I do.

But don't worry, in the next few days I'll write all about Christmas. I even took some pictures this time.

Love, Hanna

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Temple Square

Last night we went to go check out the lights at temple square. I haven't been since I was in high school, so I figured it was about time. Plus, when you have kids you just have to do stuff like that.

Like always, we forgot our camera.

We were accompanied by three of my all-time favorite people, Chad, Kim, and Kamryn.

The only reason I am posting about this is because when we got there we drove around FOREVER looking for parking. Then, like the smart people we are, we saw a church parking lot about 2 blocks away and thought FOR SURE there would be parking there, right? We must be the only smart ones in the place to come up with this genius plan.

Then, we pull in. It took us 30 minutes to loop the TINY parking lot, behind 8 million other cars, just to see that there were no spots. And, for those of you who really know any of us that went, we all have a slight case of road rage (I'm working on overcoming my anger), so it was not good.

After we finally got out, we decided to head to the conference center parking and just pay. As we drove in front of it, we saw an SUV pulling the first stall, right next to the cross walk to go in to see the lights. Hallelujah.

So, Kim jumped out of the car and ran up next to the people leaving to make sure that no one would try to sneak in and take the spot, while we waited a patient and safe distance behind. It was amazing.

And, the people actually tried to hurry so that we could park. Unfortunately, in their rush to help us get into a spot, their trunk didn't fully shut and as soon as they pulled out, all their stuff fell onto the street. Luckily Kim was out there to help stop traffic and pick it all up.

Chad said the only reason we got such a great spot is because he never swore while we were waiting behind all the idiots in the church parking lot and god was blessing him. haha. I believe him, it took a lot of restraint (not that I am a regular swearer, the people were just lame).

All in all, it was a fun night that I will contemplate redoing next year.

Oh, and the lights were pretty good too.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

6 Things For Now

I've been meaning to write a little update, but I've just been busy with things that I think are more offense to all of you bloggers and blog readers.

Here are a few things that have been going on:

1. The boy turned 6 months old. We celebrated his half birthday by giving him immunization shots, steroids for croup, and antibiotics for an ear infection. We really know how to party.

He is sitting up pretty good. I can actually leave him there for a few minutes (maybe just seconds) without being scared of him slamming his head against the ground. He is no where near crawling though. He refuses to even contemplate the idea. If he crawls, that means I hold him less and that is just NOT an option, yet.

He was in the 65% pretty much all around, height, weight, etc.

2. Cody finished this semester! Thank goodness. Now I don't have to hear him whine everyday...haha. He had some REALLY hard classes and is one semester away from a bachelor's degree in accounting. That smart boy.

3. We celebrated the previously mentioned semester end with a nice dinner, which is rare for us. We were joined by Jake and his lovely wife Melanie. It was a real treat.

4. I crocheted stockings for everyone in the house (minus Zoee, she gets an old one). They are ALMOST finished. Thank you Hayley for your help.

5. Cody and I started watching Lost, since all the seasons are on Hulu right now. We heard not to go past the 3rd season, but right now we're just starting #2 and I like it. I do think they give too many questions and not enough answers. Any suggestions from any of you?

6. There are more, but I need to go get my little stuffed up boy who is crying.

Sorry I don't have any pictures to post. Until next time.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


This morning as I felt the cold air and smelled a familiar aroma, I was brought back to a time not too long ago when I was living in Virginia as a missionary. Its weird and exciting when something triggers a great memory.

The one in particular that came to my head was Nelly. She was an older lady from, well I don't remember, and she was one of the meanest people I have ever met. She had become a member years earlier, even though she was a chain smoker, and now insisted that the church take care of her. So, every week my companion and I headed to the old folks home to clean her tiny apartment.

I was ALWAYS in charge of the bathroom, no matter how much I wanted to switch my companion for the bedroom. I don't think she trusted me, because she would stand with her front touching my back as I scrubbed the shower and diarrhea covered toilet, and she would scream "Scrub faster! Scrub harder!" at the top of her lungs. With every ounce of restraint I had, I kept my mouth shut and worked faster and harder than I knew my poor body could. I would usually leave soaking wet in sweat.

To top it off, she refused to listen to our churchy lessons. If we even attempted to talk to her about anything, she would yell. She told me she "knew it all already."

Then one day, determined to get some benefit out of cleaning Nelly's apartment, we decided that instead of trying to teach her, we would get through to her by singing. We chose "In Our Lovely Deseret" (because tobacco we despise...haha)

On our way to the appointment my companion and I strengthened our courage by making up our own silly, anti-Nelly words to the song (missionaries have to get cleaver when TV and radio are not an option).

When we got there, cleaned and sweat sufficiently, we told her about the song. She ok-ed the notion. As we began to sing, I lost it. I just thought of how crazy this lady was, about her yelling, about why we chose the song and its hidden but not so hidden message, and laughed so hard that tears rolled down my cheeks. I couldn't stop, and because I couldn't neither could my companion. We started up the song at least 5 times before we abandoned the idea completely. I just couldn't keep a straight face.

At first Nelly was surprised, then annoyed, and before I knew it she was laughing too. Although, she had no clue why. After that, she never yelled at us again, but she did always request that we sing.

Oh cold weather, thank you for that treasure of remembrance. It has made my day.

Friday, December 4, 2009

All Better

After 7 days of fever, sore throat, stuffy nose and no sleep, the boy is FINALLY starting to get better. Which is good for me because I don't think I could have handled another day of him screaming, not eating and being so uncomfortable. I was at my thresh hold (and I think so was he).

So, thank you Tylenol and Ibuprofin for keeping things a little more sane.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Two Years Ago Today

I haven't had time to worry about blogging, but while I was in between marketing for Tuscany and working on something for Utah Women in Business (after I FINALLY got the boy to take his medicine and a nap, went shopping with my mom for my sister's birthday present, cleaned the kitchen, crochet some of the stockings for Christmas, showered myself, gossiped about an upcoming family marriage...I could go on) I decided to just make a little note that...

two years ago today, sitting in my ghetto apartment, Cody proposed to me. After 3 failed attempts, due to me being unknowingly difficult, and a game of hangman that I almost didn't figure out, I said "Of Course (with a big cheesy grin on my face). Now where is my ring?" haha, classic.

I love Cody. I am so glad that he is with me. I couldn't have found someone more perfect for my imperfections. He is the best a girl could ever hope for.

The end.