Monday, December 14, 2009
Posted by Nick and Allison at 5:24 PM
This past week has been a very memorable and difficult week, but now Nick and I are looking forward and are super excited to be leaving for Arizona in a couple of days. We are going to start traveling on Wednesday! It has been a long awaited trip for Nick...we haven't seen his family together since last Christmas. I stopped down there in August for Niki's baby shower, but Nick has been very patient to wait so long to see his family. The Taylors are saying that they are going to "convert me" to Christmas in Arizona! ha ha. We will see! It will be different having Christmas without snow, but I know it's going to be tons of fun! Nick and I hope that everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a holiday filled with happiness and fun memories! Happy Holidays!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 4:40 PM
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Nick has been playing indoor soccer with a guy from our branch and his friends. It has been so much fun to watch him and see him score goals!! This is a video of his second game, which he scored 3 goals in! Good job Nick! The only bad thing about the night was that he ended up pulling his left quad muscle. He has had to stretch it and ice it quite a bit but has loved playing so far. They have about 10 games this season.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 11:47 AM
Nick and I offered to help babysit our friends kids for 10 days the middle of September while our friends went to Hawaii. I was a little overwhelmed with the task at first, but once we broke the ice with the kids and they felt comfortable with us....I HAD A BLAST! They are such cute kids and I really feel attached to them now. Thanks to the oldest, Emily, I was able to keep the house clean and the dishes done, but I really enjoyed every day. It was so much fun to play soccer with Corbin, help Marlie with her homework and hear her laugh everyday, to go to the movies with Emily and watch Megan build a swing-set out of paper and string. They all have their own unique qualities that bring them together and I loved getting to know them. We can't wait to see them again.
Here is Marlie putting baretts in Nick's hair. She was having so much fun! We were all laughing at the cute hairstyles that Nick had :)Nick sent me this cookie basket towards the end of our babysitting adventure. It was such a surprise and so sweet. It made my day. He wanted to thank me for all that I had done while we had been babysitting and I thought it was the best! The next day, I received another surprise...a edible arrangement! I was so spoiled! Nick is the best husband and so good to me.
All around...it was a wonderful week, but if I babysit them again, I am going to get work off. I realized how difficult it can be to work full time and have four kids, dinner, and a house to take care off. At times it became overwhelming, but I wouldn't have traded it.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 11:29 AM
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Posted by Nick and Allison at 9:36 PM
Posted by Nick and Allison at 9:24 PM
I had so much fun traveling to Arizona to go to Niki's baby shower with the Taylor family. It was great spending time with the girls and celebrating little "Tink" that will soon be coming to our family!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 9:05 PM
Posted by Nick and Allison at 8:59 PM
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Debi and Garry (Nick's parents) came from Arizona to visit Nick and I this weekend! We were so glad that they were able to come and spent some time with us. On Saturday, we had the opportunity to do a tour at the conference center in Salt Lake. Our families had done it before but we were able to do a little more "behind the scene" tour this time and got to see some things that we had never seen before. It was very interesting and we all really enjoyed it. This picture is when we were up on the top of the conference center. After we toured the conference center we went to the old tabernacle and walked around that building for a while. We went up by the organ and the organist noticed us and invited us up to the organ. Turns out, he was a very talented organist who had studied in London and had been playing for many years. He was very kind to us all and was very willing to play for us. We were all very amazed at how fast his fingers could move on the organ. We had a great time! It really made the night memorable.
For the 4th of July, Garry, Debi, Nick, and I went to Aunt Kim and Uncle Stan's home in Provo for dinner. Kim always makes these extravagant and very delicious dinners when we go to visit and would make any stranger feel like family. The five of us ate out on the deck and had a wonderful time visiting and laughing. After dinner, we walked to Stan and Kim's church and watched the "Stadium of Fire" fireworks in the distance. It was so much fun getting to spend time together with everyone.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 8:46 PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I wanted to post some pictures of me and my sister Megan who is on her mission right now. She just passed her one month mark at the MTC and she is doing really well. She is learning Spanish so fast and has even given a talk in church at the MTC all in Spanish. I am so proud of her and I miss her a lot but I know she is where she is supposed to be right now. She is such an amazing person and always so kind to others. It is more important for those around her to be happy than herself and I have always admired that about her. I love being around her and talking with her because she always makes me laugh and can always put a smile on my face. She is so excited to be serving others right now and I am so proud of her and blessed that she is my sister.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 7:44 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
My sister Megan left this morning around 1:00 pm to live at the MTC for the next 8 weeks to get prepared to go serve in the New York New York North Spanish speaking mission. For the past week I had been trying to spend every minute I could with her. Last night, we got together for a family dinner along with some of Megan's close friends and ate a nice dinner together and then around 9:30 last night the stake presidency came over and set Megan apart. I was teary eyed but also felt really excited for her. Afterward, the members of my family and my grandparents hung around and we all bore our testimonies. It was very spiritual and it gave us all a chance to connect to Megan's mission. This morning we had breakfast at Denny's and sat around the table to chat for a while. At this point, everything was starting to feel very real to me. We arrived in Provo at about 11:40 and then went to a group meeting and then said our goodbye's. It was very hard for me to say goodbye to Megan. She has been the best sister and such a good friend to me. I know though, that she is where she is supposed to be and I'm excited to hear about all the experiences she is about to have. She is going to become even more amazing of a person than she already is. God be with you Megan - I love you! :)
Posted by Nick and Allison at 4:29 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Posted by Nick and Allison at 8:03 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Nick and I have finally moved!! It has been so much fun to move...well not to move...but be moved in. We have gotten as far as organizing all our junk into piles in each room and now we need to figure out where to put it. We have more room but it's hard to figure out where the best spot for each thing is. Once we get everything put together and some decorations we would love you to come over for a party! :)
Posted by Nick and Allison at 9:35 PM
Saturday, March 21, 2009
So today Nick went to take his Insurance Agent exam and PASSED!! I am so proud of him. He was so worried and has been up late pretty much every night for the past week and a half and now he is all done! It takes such a load off the both of us. We thought this cartoon suited his new career. :)
Posted by Nick and Allison at 5:01 PM
Monday, March 16, 2009
As of last Wednesday, all of our appliances, tile, and carpet were put in our house and after the final touch ups and signing our closing papers next Thursday we will get to MOVE!! I am so excited I think I talk about it every day. I can't wait until you all come over for a party and see it! :)
Posted by Nick and Allison at 5:34 PM
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here are some pictures of our new house!! As you can see it needs to be finished, but I am getting so anxious. I want to go see it every chance I get. We got to pick out our carpet, tile, and counters a couple weeks ago, so we're just waiting for them to install it all. :)
Posted by Nick and Allison at 9:34 AM
Thursday, February 26, 2009
For Valentines day, Nick and I went with our friends Brandon and Sonjia to Park City. Nick and Brandon planned the night, but kept it a secret from the girls. It was fun to have a surprise date. I teased Nick that it felt like a "dating" date and I loved it. We ended up going to this really yummy Mexican restaurant up where all the shops are...the only things was that it was sooo freezing. Our noses and ears were frozen. After eating, we were waiting for our next surprise and we ended up going to the Egyptian Theatre for a show. Nick and I had been talking randomly in the past about going there sometime, but I didn't expect that we would be going for Valentines. It was really fun to go watch a play. It was a great first valentines with us being married. I love my husband so much. He is the sweetest person ever!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 5:23 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Nick and I are going to be moving in about a month to our new house! We are moving to Farmington and are so excited! This week, tomorrow actually, we get to go and pick out our countertops, carpet, and tile!! It's brand new and it will be so nice to have our own house.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 1:46 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Posted by Nick and Allison at 5:16 PM
Today is a special day for us (well I don't know how big of a deal it is to Nick because it's probably a girl thing), but it has been one year today since we met! A lot has happened in the past year and I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father put Nick in my life. I am so happy and feel so lucky to have such a wonderful person with me forever. Nick treats me so well and makes me feel special and I love being around him. Happy one year babe! I love you!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 2:08 PM
We just got back last Thursday from Arizona and we had so much fun with the family. Here are just a few pictures of what we spent our time doing. We played the Wii a lot, Nick and the boys wrestled and we played a little karaoke which made everyone laugh! The last picture if of Niki, Luke, Nick and I on our last day with them. The time went by too fast, but we enjoyed being in Arizona with everyone for a while after the holidays.
Posted by Nick and Allison at 2:00 PM
This Christmas was Nick and my first Christmas together. Nick got some new shirts, jacket, DVD's, The Office Season 4 and a couple of books. I got some new shirts, a red pea coat, and a watch. We woke up Christmas morning about 8:30 and opened up each other's Christmas presents and then we spent Christmas day with my family. My family went to St. George later in the afternoon, but me and Nick had to stay home for work the next day so we ended up searching for Christmas dinner and found it at SanPan Chinese restaurant (not what we expected Christmas dinner to be) and then went to watch Four Christmas's at the movie theatre. Anyone who was in Utah for Christmas knows that at about 5:00pm there was a huge blizzard which Nick and I discovered coming out of the theatre. We had to drive about 15 mph on the freeway and trying to guess if we were in between the lines, but safely arrived home. We spent the rest of Christmas night together and all in all was a wonderful first Christmas!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 1:49 PM
We bought the Batchelor's the "Beware of Dog" game for Christmas! It was hilarious watching them play. You draw a card that tells you how many bones you have to pull out of the dish and you have to do it without waking the dog. When the dog wakes up it barks so loud and the first picture is of Josh getting barked at by the dog. That is the funniest part about the game is just watching everyone jump back from the bark!
Posted by Nick and Allison at 1:39 PM