Monday, August 3, 2015


We were at Copytec getting supplies for his party and he wanted to look at the train cars. 

Feeling a little emotional today as I realize my baby is 3. He is the happiest kid and the easiest kid. The terrible twos were a breeze with him. I think he is getting a little bit more stuborn and independent in the last couple of weeks though. Hopefully 3 is just as easy as 2 was.
We call him captain obvious because he tells you exactly what is going on. He told my brother and sister. "That's my Mom".  If we are outside he will tell anyone "Hey we are outside".
He puts him self to sleep sometimes, which is really a nice change from Peyton who has a hard time sleeping.
Houston will eat pretty much everything. He has always been a really good eater. He his a meat and potatoes kind of guy.
Right now he is into all things boy. Cars, Planes, Trains and Trucks! It often shocks me how extreemly opposite my kids are when it comes to toys. Peyton is all girl and Houston is all boy.
He loves peeing on trees and outside.... He can hold his own with his sister she has him mental beat still, but physically he's right up there with her. Last week at the pool he was dunking her.
He has no fear when i'm around. He jumped into our friends pool two weeks in a row with out a life jacket on and when we pulled him out because he was bobbing up and down he was laughing... It nearly gave me a heart attack. TWICE.
He is kind of clumbys he use to hit his head on everything. He dropped some peanut butter on his right big toe last year and he stubbs it alot. It really never heals. We call it his peanut butter toe. :)
He still naps for me about and 1 to 2 hours a day.  He won't be starting school in the fall. I'm going to wait to send him so that he is the oldest.
He really loves trying to keep up with his sister. He has learned so much from watching her.
He is a mommas boy through and through, and I love it. He has to know where I am at all times. I'm lucky that he still lets me cuddle him and he loves it when I crawl in bed with him. I hope that dosen't change anytime soon. 
He has his mommas personality and his daddy's looks or so that's what EVERYONE tells me. 

For his party he wanted a bounce house again. He loved it!! He got a lot of cars and trucks that he stayed up till 11:00pm in his room playing with.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We've been Married for SIX years!

The black anwsers are from 2010, the blue are from today 2015

What is your spouse's name?
MICHAEL Wayne Hall I call him MIKEY :) he hates it unless its from me!
Mike or Michael depending on when you met him. 

How long have you been married?
1 YEAR!!!! MAY 2nd 2009!
6 Years :)

How long were you together before you got married?
We met December 19th 2006 and have been inseparable since. Soo That would be 2 years and 6 months!
A year and a half, not very typicall for Utah Standards. 

Where did you get married?
Utah, SLC LDS Temple

Where you live now?
That depends... Today I'll be in NYC for the week. We were in Provo... but we are now in to our 1st home in LEHI!
Lindon, Utah

5. Where did you propose or were proposed to?
Proposed to! At the same place we got married. So cute! With all of the beautiful lights! :)

6. Have you ever been married before your current marriage?

7. Who "wears the pants" in the house?
Now that depends on the topic lol. Electronics defiantly him. Everything else ME! he he he
Still depends on the topic. I'd like think I do, or he just lets me think I do. :)

8. Who is the "bread-winner"?
I use to be :( but now he is make lots more that I ever will. Stupid Degree.... Just kidding CONGRATS BABE ON GRADUATING!!!
We both work hard and do what we enjoy, but and play harder!!

9. Do you have any children?
Peyton and Houston 

10. Do you have any Pets?

11. How many times a week do just the two of you go out?
Definitely on the Weekends and more than we should during the week.
Still more than we should, we really love food. Weekends and sometimes family night.

12. Do you have separate checking accounts?
No way! That kids spends like crazy!
No way I spend like crazy! He's gotta keep me inline. Never thought i'd say that... 

13. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
I use to sleep on the right all of my life, but for the past year I'm on the left. Some times I sneak to the right when I go to bed first :)
RIGHT! We made a deal this year!!!

14. Who does the laundry?
Both, but Him defiantly more than me. He taught me how to do laundry ha ha ha thanks MOM for doing it for me till I was 20. :)
Mostly me, but he likes it done a certain way so he does a lot of his own. 
15.Who cooks?
Both I work late so sometimes him and sometimes me.
16. Who cleans?
Me defiantly! Except midnight (his car) he keeps her spotless!
Still Me, and yet he keeps his Audi spotless! No food in his car.

17. Do you share a vehicle or each have your own?
We have our own. I have Luna and he has Midnight.
We have our own, I have Darth Terra and he has Tiger Lilly

18. Do you get along with your in-laws?
Yeah we both do!
Yes, we both do, every year we get closer. 

19. Do you argue with your spouse?
Only about movies lol, but no not really.
Not really, marriage comes easy for us, it's the parenting thats hard. 

20. Are you good at pampering each other?
Defiantly! I am so glad he is a romantic!
He's way better to me than I am him, I need to step it up. 

21. What is your favorite physical feature of your spouse?
Well I love his "chicky legs" is what I call them. His butt is nice too! I would say my fav is his Lips!!! Gosh or his Green eyes.... I just love all of him!
His smile was the first thing that caught my attention, I do love those green eyes though. 

22. Name one thing you would change about your spouse?
That he didn't date such crazy girls before me. Ha Ha Ha
I wouldn't change anything.
I'm not sure there is anything, maybe that he'd let me drive his car more often? Oh that he wouldn't grow a beard every Fall and maybe his love for Lindon over PG!

23. Name a movie that will always remind you of your spouse?
The Aviator its what we watched on our first real date.
Really just Movies in general because he loves them so much. 

24. If you just found out you were pregnant would you need to get a larger home?
No our new home has room to grow!
No, we still have room to grow. 

25. What is your wedding date?
May 2nd 2009

26. At what age did you first meet?
I was 19 and he was 21

27. At what age did you start going out?
Same as 26

28. At what age did you say "I do"?
21 & 23

29. What do you each do for a living?
I help people build websites, He makes webites and graphic design.
I own a health and wellness buisness. He is a UX developer.

30. On a scale of one to ten. (10 being the BEST) How great is your marriage?
9 only because we don't have a dog! Jk a 10! I married my best friend!
10 and that's honest. Maybe this is dumb, but I worry about what trials are to come in life because marriage it's easy for us.
31. How old is your spouse? 24 
32. Who eats more? Me I think, well it depends on what were eating.
He eats just a little more than I do, but I can hold my own. 

33. Who said I love you first? He did. After like a month of dating! He said " I think I'm falling in love with you". Then a month after that he said I love you!!! SOOO CUTE!!!
Yes he did, I was scared, but I'm so glad he did!

34. Who is taller?
 He is!

35. Who sings better? He defiantly does! I don't sing!
Him, i'm tone deaf. 

36. Who is smarter? Depends on the subject. Mainly him with his nerdy ways jk babe.
He likes English and I like Math, I'd say he is. 

37. Who controls the T.V. remote? 
We like the same shows for the most part.
We watch shows together.
38. Whose temper is worse? Mine, I'm just more stubborn
Still me.... 
39. Who does the dishes? 
The dishwasher he he he that's me trying to be funny. We both do, depends who cooked.
He does most of the time. I cook he does the dishes. 
40. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? 
He does... NOT FAIR!

41. Who is more stubborn? Defiantly me!
43. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? 
Him ;)
Both, maybe?

44. Who has more friends? 
We both have a lot, friends are the best!

45. Who has more siblings? Woah... We have the same!
46. Who wears the pants in the family? That will be decided when we have kids! Who knows
Depends on the topic. 
47. Do you have a song? We have a lot, but this is the main one!
OUR SONG By Tim McGraw! My Best Friend!!!!!
My Best Friend, by Tim McGraw

Thursday, February 12, 2015

The best alfredo sauce i've ever had!

I got this recipie from a friend and I have yet to find a better one. It's our families favorite. I don't order Alfredo at resturants any more because I think mine is better and theirs now dissapoints! #AlfredoSauce

Don't forget to take your Fat Fighters after eating this! #littlemisswraps #FatFighters

Friday, January 30, 2015

Mickey German Pancake

  • My kids were really missing Disneyland this morning. I was nervous because my 4 year old is really picky. My 2 year old will eat anything and everything. 
    When she asked for more and more again, I thought I need to pin this to save for later!!! 

  • Ingredients:
     6 eggs
     1cup milk
     1 cup flour
     dash of salt
     1 tsp vanilla
      5 Tbs butter 

  • Directions:
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. As oven preheats, put the butter in an un-greased  9×13-in. baking dish and place in oven, just until melted.   Place the eggs, milk, flour, salt and vanilla in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Pour batter into baking dish. Bake, for 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown and puffy. When done, sprinkle generously with powdered sugar and syrup. Enjoy!

    Credit for recipie to

Friday, November 1, 2013

Thankful Day 1

Today I am grateful that I got to wake up to this face.
This is the first thing I saw this morning. She said "Dad let me borrow it." I knew it was the one he left up high for himself for later. 
Peyton is extremely independent she likes things done her way. I wonder who she gets it from :) 
She is so energetic the only time she holds still is to sleep.

I'm lucky to call her mine and so thankful I can. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Houston is ONE!

At Houston's one year check up he was in the 100th percentile for height and 50th for weight which is almost exactly like Peyton  It is fun to compare these two and see how different they are.

* He says Hi to everyone whether they notice it or not. Every morning when I go to get him out of his crib. I open the door and he is standing there and says "HI". He also says Thank You, Mama, Dada, Uh Oh, No, Ball, Balloon. We are working on Kilo, it sounds like KKKKK. I'm trying to teach him Peyton, but he just laughs every time I point to her and say her name. He mimics a lot of her sounds. If Peyton screams Houston screams. If Peyton sings Houston attempts. If Peyton growls Houston growls.

* He is walking all over the place! He actually started walking a few weeks before his birthday. I was hoping he would be a late walker, I guess if you compare him to Peyton he was ;)

* He has 8 teeth, four on the top and four on the bottom. I really don't like teething.

* H has to be held all the time. He is such a mommies boy, which is something I wanted because Peyton is so independent. I do wish I had my space sometimes.

* Houston loves being outside he gets mad when we come inside. He is all BOY. Houston loves playing in the dirt and using dads tools.

It is crazy to me how different he is from his sister. Then at the same time how much alike they are. He is somewhat calmer, but as he gets older I think we are getting out of that stage.

Peyton and Houston are already playing so well together. I am actually writing this while they are playing in the toy room, it's quite comical. I'll have to get a video of it. They both don't like sharing and they both want the toy each other has at times which can create a fight.
At my parents there is a brown blanket that they wrestle over. Houston is usually just tormenting Peyton. He can hold his own most of the time. He is a thick solid boy, he is very tough which I give credit to Peyton because she gets really rough with him.

Excuse the mess they like to take EVERYTHING out of the toy box. Yes they stripped of their PJs down to their skivvies.
 Peyton reading to Houston while I blog.

Houston's First Birthday was on a Saturday, that day we cleaned up the yard and hung out just us four. We went to our ward BBQ and Swim. It was a perfect day with our little family.

The next day we had The Halls and The Parry's over for a BBQ in our new home. 
It was a success Mike cooked some amazing Ribs and Chicken. 

Houston loved our Traditional Cake Smash! 

Thanks to for these amazing pictures.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Tender Mercies

This story begins a week ago on Wednesday July 19th 2013.
I woke up and got out of bed I saw to my suprise one of two bands I had just gotten from Mike the previous month. I realized I slept in my ring and sometimes in the summer my fingers swell I must have taken off in the middle of the night. I immediately asked my two year old, Peyton where are my wedding rings? She said In the toilet and ran to her bathroom. She looked in her toilet then looked at me and said Oh NO! I asked her again Peyton where is my wedding rings? She look at me and said "In the drawer?" Then proceeded to say in her bed. At this point I figured she had taken them to her room. I deep cleaned her room for the next two days.
Friday morning I had my husband call Lehi City because I was too emotional to even talk about it. They were closed! I cleaned and cleaned some more searching my room her bathroom etc. My husband took of the toilet to see if they were in the trap. No Luck. I was giving up. He called Lehi Water Tuesday Morning at 10:00. They came to my house immediately.  I decided to leave to distract my self rather than watching out my window. As I left a man stopped me and said they checked our house pipes and didn't find anything yet but that they were going to get a camera in the pipes.
I came back around 3:00pm to find two big trucks on our little side street. I asked one man if they had seen anything. He said they are going to flush clear water through because they can't see anything with the dirty water. I went inside and put my kids down for a nap. I decided to go back out side and see if I could use my water. I didn't want to do anything to mess up what they were doing. As I asked one man if I could shower I hear from in the truck "Hey I think I found it." My heart stopped. They let me go in the truck to identify. Sure enough there it was sitting in grit and grime. I took this picture and sent it to my husband.

The man said that is 144 feet or yard just far away from my house down this pipe. He said that is far away from this man hole. He was concerned about how we were going to get it out of this small pipe.  He said I wonder where the next outlet or hole is I don't remember the terminology. He pulled the camera up and 2 feet away was the opening to the water main. Which was great news! It was clear down at the end of my street.  He said we might just be able to put our hand in there and pull it out. He climbed down and had a metal tool and pulled it out. I was able to see that it was 2 feet away from being lost forever. It was also just where it need to be to reach in a grab it. Can you say miracle?
He brought it to me covered in filth, but I didn't care. I didn't know what to say all I could do was cry. 
I said I would hug you but I just got done working out. How can I ever thank you. He just said a' thanks is all I need." I took it home and let it soak in bleach. 

I figured my other band was lost for good. It was lighter and probably made that extra two feet into the main. 
I got in the shower and said a Thank You prayer to my Father in Heaven who led these men. I got out of the shower and called my mom to tell her they found my engament ring. When I was on the phone with her something caught the corner of my eye. It was my band. At first glance I thought some how I had dropped the first one and then I realized this was my SECOND band! I immidately began to cry. I know I looked in the spot 50 times and same with my husband. I can't tell you how happy I am. I really can't describe this whole experience with out tearing up. I know my Heavenly Father had a hand in this. Not only my prayers, but a lot f my friends and families prayers were answered. Thank you guys for praying for something so materialistic. 

I can't thank Lehi Water and Wastewater Department enough! I was able to drop a little thank you off today. I hope they know how appreciative I am of them.