Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Family is Quickly Growing

As some of you may have already heard Shaun and I are expecting. I am currently 6 weeks along still pretty early in the game, but we are very excited for this new chapter in our life. I have my first appointment on Tuesday and am super excited to go so that hopefully I can get a peace of mind just to know that all is going well and that things are progressing normally (fingers crossed). This came as a shock to both of us because I was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome when I was 14 and all the doctors told me that I would have to be on a combination of fertility drugs to even think about getting pregnant, and all they did was put me on Metformin to regulate my period and boom a few months later I am pregnant. We didn't think it would happen so fast, but we are so grateful to heavenly father for blessing us with this great opportunity. I on the other hand am not enjoying the morning sickness, soreness,and bloating, but I know its for a great cause. I will continue updating as the pregnancy progresses but thought I would announce our great news :) Love all of you <3

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Chapter 2

Okay since we left Moab our lives have been spinning out of control! I am so sorry for those of you who have been waiting for pictures of our new apartment. We had a great time in Colorado though it was way too short of a trip it was great to see friends and family again. Then on our way to Idaho our car decided to get PMS and basically told us we wouldn't go any farther. So we were stuck in Little America WY for the night. You will never believe what happened the next day... the car acted like nothing was wrong!!!!! I wanted to kick it so bad, but I didn’t, and I guess the 50 cent ice cream cones made it better. So then we left and made it all the way back to Idaho with no problems. Now we are all settled into our apartment here in Rexburg and I have made it through 2 weeks of school so far taking 18 credits i am starting to think I am crazy :P but I know I can do it! Over all life is awesome we are enjoying being up here and having our own apartment. my favorite part of course was decorating lol Shaun tells me I cant do anymore  because then we won’t be able to see our walls I don’t know what he is talking about hahah oh well :)  that is all that is new in our lives. I included pictures of our new apartment hope you enjoy ....... oh and at the end there are pictures of our date night activity we hot glued crayons to a canvas and then used a hair dryer to melt and spatter the crayon, instant art work no talent involved now that’s my kind of art! Love all of ya <3
Front Room
Couch & huge wall clock

our dinning room  (aka the other side of the front room)
Favorite part = the magnets I made them out of buttons


Our favorite decoration :) ( It says Monson Family Established 4.9.2011 Rexburg temple)


Monday, August 29, 2011

Grandma's, Moms, and Mice

Well this is the last week we will be in Moab, and I couldn't be happier. There is always so many mixed feelings, at least for me when I come here. First off it was way weird being in my grandparents house and not having my grandma here. There hasn't been a time when I came to stay at their house and she was missing. I miss her so much even if she told my my clothes were ugly or that I needed to lose weight. I think it was her out going opinionated personality I miss most, even if I didn't want to hear it. Secondly whenever I am here everyone brings up my mom . I constantly hear," oh your Kristin's daughter.. I am sorry." It was over 5 years ago geeze.  I am living in the town she grew up in and some times I have to wonder what it would be like if she was still around, if i look like her, or how close we would be. I don't know its just kinda crazy to still think about that I lost my mom, but life is life. I try to stay strong despite my trials in life that I am handed or ones that I choose to take on. On a happier note I am excited for our upcoming trip to Denver, then back up to Rexburg. It will be nice to see my parents and friends again. My dad claims it's time for me to sort through all my boxes to see what i really want to keep or what i need to get rid of. that should be fun and interesting also lol. after a couple of days in Denver we are on our way back up to Idaho woo hoo. Never thought I would be so happy to go to Idaho hahha its a love hate relationship. So here is a funny story for you for the week.. the other night I heard a noise under the bed I tried to wake up Shaun, but he wouldn't budge so i went back to sleep I knew it was a mouse, but I tried to ignore that fact and go back to sleep. Then when he finally woke up I told him he needed to check the sticky trap we have under the bed, so he looked and ... IT WAS GONE!!!! In shock we both laughed and looked everywhere for it. After we gave up, and I a little nervous about a loose mouse; I found it while doing laundry. When I picked it up you will never believe what was on it... I know what you are thinking the mouse right .. no it was a chunk of its hair hahah, so he must be mighty mouse to get away from the trap;  so now we have a half bald mouse running around. I hate mice, but I have to admit its a pretty funny story when I look back on it. Thats all for now ill update later :)

Here is just a fun picture of me and my mom at the same age :) I think we look alike!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Well it's been 4 months now since Shaun and I  have gotten married in the Rexburg temple, and I have to say life as Monson is amazing! Married life is definitely not all fun and games, but it is so worth it. It took a while to get used to not being able to see each other every second of the day or whenever we wanted to like when we were dating, but we have to work and that means not seeing each other very often. At the end of the day when I get to lay down in his arms it makes everything else that we have to go through worth it.  Not only do I have the best husband,but I have and amazing new family with not only awesome brothers and sisters, but also the cutest nieces and nephews ever :) Not to mention the best in laws I could ask for. Life in Moab has been crazy with Shaun working at Mcdonalds and I working two jobs, but it has paid off and we have had some fun adventures along the way. We are so ready to go back to Idaho to be with family and for me to start up school again. Only a week and a half and we are out of here !!!

An Awesome Picture I found of the Rexburg Temple
Shaun and I coming out of the temple
Everyone that was there for us on our wedding day outside the temple

Shaun and I on our honeymoon in the Salt Lake visitor center. Jesus is huge compared to us :)

Salt lake Temple at night.

I loved temple square; every thing about it was beautiful!

Shaun and I took a random drive in the mountains and found this lake.

Beautiful view from the top of the mountain.