Saturday, December 29, 2007

Great News!

Well as some of you know, we have been trying to get pregnant for about 10 months now. The military finally sent us to an infertility specialist, who told us to not try for the next fews month so they can run some tests and figure out if I needed to have my endometriosis surgery again. Well a few days after she told us this I started waking up really sick and thought I was getting the flu, which is commen for me around the holidays. So I did not think a whole lot of it, till we went to the Commissary, (military grocery store) and I threw up twice in a twenty minute period. OKAY this is not the flu. So for kicks we bought a pregnancy test and took it home. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the results. I took the test to Noah and started crying. I held it over his shoulders and he turned around and said, "Does that say what I think it says?" And he started crying. SURE ENOUGH ITS POSITIVE!!! YEAH baby number two is on the way. We are thrilled. The doctor gave me a due date of July 24th, ten days after Landon was due, 7 days before he was actually born. Man I must only be able to concieve once a year. :O) But I think my due date is more like August 15th. We shall see, they are doing a sonogram on Jan. 16th when we get back from Alaska.
We are so very excited and I am about tired of the fatigue and morning sickness. We are in Alaska at my inlaws who have been very helpful and wondefulm so its not as bad as it would be if I was doing it alone, like I did with Landon.

So there is the GREAT NEWS!!! So excited!!!! Forgive me if I dont blog back before after the first of the year, we do not get back from the AK until Jan 9th. We finally told my inlaws after knowing for almost a month, we wanted to tell then in person. So yeah I can finally tell everyone, its not secret any more. :) Wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Brotherly love!!!

The older of my younger brothers, Micah, is coming into town tomorrow for 5 days before shipping off to Balaad in Iraq for 6+ months. I am so excited to see him. Granted I saw him this last July for Landons birthday, but when you are as close as we are that is really a long time. He is in the Air Force and stationed at Travis AFB in California. He is one of my best friends and an amazing guy. He is how I met my wonderful husband.
Noah and Micah are very good friends as well which means a lot to me I cherish my brothers and wanted my husband and brothers to be good friends. I am so proud of my brother and his accomplishments. I am proud of his decision to join the Air Force and serve our country. He does not have the most glamorous job in the AF, he is the guy who cleans up the planes, he calls it S.W.A.T (sewer, waste and trash.) Thats his way of making it not so yucky~~~ But I am still proud of him no matter what his job in the AF is, because I know he gives it his all.

My brother and I have always been good friends and I hope that it stays that way and that my children and his future children are as close as well. I love him and wanted to dedicate this post to him and all of our other military mean serving state side as well as overseas. We have a few friends whose husbands are away from them at this time and I wanted to acknowledge them as well: Captain Glen Gilson, SRA Robby Rhoads, and Ssgt Aaron Andrews. Thank you for all you do and good luck! Come home to us soon and safe.
As you can see my brother is the eternal goofball of the family. Him and Noah fit together like two peas in a pod. His saying is "If you dont die young you must be doing something wrong." He is a wild and crazy guy who LOVES to skydive.
Noah, Micah and Jared summer of 2006.



Rock on dudes!
Merry Christmas!!!!



Sunday, December 09, 2007

My eternal companion!!!! My husband!



Celebrating my wonderful husband. Not because its a special day that is worldly known, but just because I love him and every day with him is special and wonderful and often times crazy and zany and always full of smiles and laughter and kisses. I love you Noah and I am so glad that you are the man I get to spend eternity with.

1. What is his name? Noah Ross Jenkins.


2. How long have you been married? 2 yrs 8 months and 5 days going on forever


3. How long did you date? A year and 9 months (engaged for three months)


4. Who eats more? Noah snacks more, eating several times a day, during one meal however I eat more. (I dont get to stop and eat very much through out the day so at dinner when Landon is being good I get all the eatin in I can) :O)


5. Who said 'I love you' first? I told him in the car that I thought I was falling in love with him. But then we went to my house and slow danced to some music and he whispered it in my ear. I was so nervous I was not sure if thats what he really said so I was so scared to say it back, but I did! (cause its true)


6. Who sings better? Noah thinks he does, he loves to sing in the shower and jam out all the time~ he just brakes out into random song throughout the day. I however KNOW how to sing:O) jk i just mean that I know the notes. :O) Noah and I are both in our ward choir, we both love to sing, who knows if that means we are good or not!


7. Who is taller? Noahs got me beat by a mile


8. Whose temper is worse? depends on the day


9. Who does the laundry? hmmmmm!!! Well I do it most the time but sometimes a rare little elf
bites Noah on the butt and gives him the laundry itch, man I wish that elf came more often.


10. Who does the dishes? Im the stay at home mom, so me on a regular basis but sometimes Noah surprises me by doing them! YEAH for those days


11. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? if you are standing at the foot of the bed looking towards the bed Noah, it you are laying in the bed me!! We went to a romantic hotel stay last night and I still got the right side of the bed, Noah says he is going to boycott this.


12. Who does the cooking? 26 out of 30 days a month I do. I love to cook, even on months Noah works night I cook him dinner and take it to him at work, the guys he works with are jealous :O) but sometimes he cooks cause he loves me. :O) and gives me a break, or wants to learn or Im really busy or gone. And he is getting pretty darn good at the cooking. Like one night he made me a spaghetti dinner, (my favorite) he was so proud of it and I was very pleased.


13. Who is more stubborn? Defenitely me


14. Who proposed? Noah, but he had an ultimatium. :O) jk! We were planning on getting married in May and then we could not wait too so we got married in March. :O)


15. Who is more likely to admit when they are wrong? hmmmm both of us really but it takes a lot of time and talking before one of us will


16. Whose parents do you see the most? mine live in the same town. so mine, but I would love to see my in laws more often, my mother in law and I are forging a good relationship and I would like to be closer to her, but she along with Noahs whole family are in alaska.


17. Who pays the bills? he makes the money I spend the cash!!! No really, he earns the money and I pay the bills but I sit down at the beginning of the month and let him know whats due and when and what our budget looks like.


18. Who wears the pants in the family? we really make the decisions together. We dont agree to most things until we have talked to each other and sees how the other one feels or what all we have going on.


19. Why do you love your husband? he is sweet, kind, considerate, and thoughtful. He has such a big heart and it just grows more and more everyday, he cares about people and has real concern and love for those around him. He is a wonderful father and husband. I love that he is forever a kid at heart, he plays in the sprinkler and wrestles and dances like crazy around the house and make me laugh all the time. There is never a dull moment. He listens to me and has concern for the things I have concern for. He loves the gosple and takes his priesthood seriously. Plus he is just so darn cute. :O)


Friday, December 07, 2007

Its the most wonderful time of the year!

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brouMMatthew Chapter 1ght forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.



I love Christmas time. I love all the traditions and family activities that take place. I love the feeling in the air and the true spirit of the season in the air. (Quick vent: Why does my husband have to work nights all month and miss out on and the fun things, and why does he have to work the 4 days straight leading up to christmas, ahhhh) okay done!!!

Landon and I went with some friends to the live nativity that the church puts on and it was wonderful. My eyes filled with tears and my heart swelled as I pondered on the birth of my savior and I remembered how I felt this time last year. For the first time I realized a little bit of how Mary must have felt, having a child of your own and being a mother really puts the birth of our Savior into more a perspective view for me. I appriciate it even more and my heart weeps for Mary. I hope that I will always retain that feeling and be able to hold the first christmas more fully in my heart forever.

Onto the decorations!!! I love to make our house a Christmas wonderland. I am big on holidays and decorations and I love christmas smells and decorations, I also have such a blast getting out the decorations and remembering where I got them and who gave them to me and how it made me feel. Its so fun to see things that I didnt remember ever having. :O)
Here is the living room view (partial minus the couch and bookselves on the back wall) from our little computer nook!My parents bought us our first tree last year. I LOVE it! And Noah loves that its prelight and he does not have to string lights. We dont have a star yet because we can not agree on one and we have yet to find one that suits our wants and needs. Maybe next year! I love real trees but due to allergies I can not have one so this is the next best thing. Two of my favorite ornaments. :O) I have to support my team!!! The bottom Santa Claus is one that Noahs Grandpa made us out of wood last year for christmas. The picture does not do it justice, he widdle it and its so intracite and beautiful. I am amazed every time I look at it.
Since we dont have a cool fireplace in our Military house we had to improvise! Hope santa finds them. :O)
I love to collect Nutcrackers and nativities, here is a small collection of the Nutcrackers. I also miss going to the Nutcracker ballet every year. Im going to have to find one and take Noah and Landon. :O) The plaque on the computer is one I made with the vinal lettering. It says Unto us a Child is born. Here are a few of my Nativities! There are four of them here. I love them! I love to look at them and reflect on the true meaning of christmas.


Some more decorations. Amy your holiday card made a cameo! The only one we have gotten so far. You are ahead of the game. :O)

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6