Wednesday, March 9, 2011

leaving leaving leavinggggg

WE ARE LEAVING IN 9 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cannot believe the time is nearly here. Cannot believe things are coming together.

I am SO ready to leave.

Don't get me wrong, I will miss people and things in England. But some people and some things I say goodbye to happily and freely!!!!!

I can't wait to be at home and to see my wonderful siblings again, and I cannot wait for my parents to have Giles in their lives. It's going to be a bumpy ride, but a brilliant one.


Please wish us luck and pray pray pray for us!!!!!!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

update on life....

There are many things going on!

1. Josh and I are going to Arcade Fire in Vegas on April 14th!!!!!!!!! We are going with my brother, sister, brother-in-law, and my dad!! It's going to be amazing. I've seen Arcade Fire once in 2008 at Coachella. My husband Josh hasn't seen them and is dying to, so it's definitely going to be a great night! It's going to be sooo amazing being there with my family, too! I CANNOT wait to see them all ahhhh!!

2. I've joined Weight Watchers Online. It's their new ProPointsPlus program, and I am excited and positive to take the challenge on. Basically, you just sign onto the site every day, input what you eat, and each food has a point value. My daily point value allotment is 29 points. I also have 49 extra points that I can use throughout a week. Those points allow you to have treats and to go out to restaurants, etc. You also get extra food points if you do exercise. Josh and I went all around Liverpool yesterday and were walking all around for at least a good hour and a half of good walking, and that got me 5 points! It seems a really great program and I'm doing good so far!

3. Josh, Giles, and I went to Liverpool yesterday, as mentioned above! It was such a lovely day out! I am obsessed with Liverpool. I think it's because it's the first place I came to in England, so it has a special place in my heart and I'm just in love with the city. They have built up so many new exciting buildings and shops, and the city is incredible for galleries and public art. There is just buckets of art around and of course I love that! It is just a beautiful, lovely place, and I don't care what people say about the accent! It's bearable and the city is more than bearable! We had a great time walking around, shopping, and enjoying the place. Giles was an absolute gem and saint throughout the whole day. He is so adorable and such a happy child! Once I was waiting in line to try something on, and Josh and Giles were standing a distance away from the line. And Giles spotted me and started clapping and waving and laughing! Haha I adore my happy boy!

4. Giles is now perfect at waving and clapping. And he started dancing!!! Hahah!!! I have been dancing in the mirror with him for a while and he always laughs and smiles. And then he started bobbing around with his head and body and it was just the most adorable thing in creation!! :P

5. And last but not least... for anyone who doesn't know.... I AM COMING HOME ON MARCH 18TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am beyond ecstatic! But, however, it is bittersweet. Very bittersweet because I might not be coming with Josh. His visa appointment at the embassy is March 29th. We've tried and tried to get an earlier appointment date, any time earlier in March, but we haven't had much luck yet. So Giles and I are off the 18th and he might have to be off as soon as he gets the visa, around the first week of April. :<

Here is our life as we know it! We are just organizing everything at the moment, cancelling our phones, cancelling our car insurance, trying to sell our car, etc. I have to pack and sort our things, etc. Busy life getting ready for a HUGE life change! But we welcome it and are excited! CANNOT wait to see my family and friends again and there are great things to come! We are so blessed!

Monday, February 14, 2011


I'm talkin' bout Zac Efs, Zac Efron. This is embarrasing to me, but I completely have a huge crush on him. I'm not used to crushing on younger celebs (the guy is 6 months older than me). I love the classic oldies like George Clooney, etc. But ever since I saw him in Hairspray, he is deffooo hawtttt.
My husband knows this and is fine haha he laughs it off. And for this Valentine's Day, he even bought me a Zac Ef movie! Haha!! He bought me 'Charlie St. Cloud'. We hadn't seen it but I had wanted to for a while. We watched it last night and it was good. No cinematic masterpiece by any means, but Zac Ef acted well and it was all around decent.
I would never, ever, and I mean EVER, extend this Zac Ef crush to actually sitting down and watching the High School Musical films. They are beyond gay and no, I will never give them a chance! And that is Zac Ef as a wittle boy, not the sessy man he is now. But I have enjoyed him in Hairspray, Meeting Orson Welles, 17 Again (absolutely fab hah), and now this Charlie St. Cloud. And me likey what I see. :P

Sunday, February 13, 2011

my baba

Update on my little Giles Evans...

-Giles LOVESSSSS to walk!!!!!!! Haha, okay he cannot walk for reals for realsies but we'll hold his hands and he will seriously walk all around! He takes really good big steps! As soon as he gets his balance, he will be up and running around!! It's so amazing to watch, hah! He is just barely getting an interest in crawling, but he would much rather be up on his feet.
-He is using language SOO much more now. He has always been so talkative, with all the oohs ahhs babas dadas didis ha ha hoo hoo so many sounds. But he has started including them in his cries or whines too! Haha! He seriously sounds like he's proper yelling and screaming at us when he's yelling AND going DADABAHADAHDDAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Hahah!!! So funny!
-He is just the happiest of happy babies. He is always ready to throw a huge smile. It is soo joyous to watch. He is so great with people and loves to make friends and smile at everyone!
-He is just shy of 20 lbs! SOO big! Can barely carry him around anymore!
-No teeth yet, don't know when they'll show up but we'll see!
-We have been showing him how to play with his voice for a long while now, like moving our finger fast over his mouth to make the Native American-like AH-WA-WHA-WA. But now he does it himself! Haha he'll wave his fist over his mouth when he's talking and make the broken sounds himself. :P
-There's this little rocking police car toy at my in-laws house, and Giles loves to rock on it and push the buttons, which make engine sounds and police siren sounds, etc. But he doesn't love rocking on it as much as he loves standing on it! Right when you put him on the bike, he stands right up and we rock him back and forth like that! Haha he loves to stand on anything and everything! So cool seeing him try to be a big boy hah he totally doesn't know his own limitations hah. Doesn't know that he's only 7 months old!

Well that's the recent info on my little angel!!!!!!! Hope you have enjoyed sharing in these updates as much as I enjoy giving them!

Friday, February 4, 2011

alllllmosstt, aalllmosstttt!!!!!

Hey all, this is a post about an update on Josh's visa and on us moving over to the US of A!!!

So as you know, we have been praying so much for the visa process to finally finish. We have asked many of our friends and family to be mindful of us in their prayers as well, as we were really getting nervous and upset that the visa process wouldn't finish when we needed it to, that they would throw another curveball at us, etc.

Well, Josh called the office today and they have told us that all is well and approved at their processing office! They were just waiting to allot us an interview at the US Embassy in London. They said those type of interviews take place in the first two weeks of each month, and that they still had to confirm if we could indeed get an interview in March!

OOOOHHHHHHHHH MYYY this news was such a relief to me! They don't need any more paperwork from us! All we need is to get this interview scheduled.

Josh and I have been praying that all this would be done by mid-March. I have complete faith that it will be! Heavenly Father is mindful of us and will bless us if it be his will!

I am happy to share this news with you all. I cannot wait to be at home in the States soon. I haven't seen most of my family or friends in over a year. And it's been over a year since we made the decision to move to the States, and over a year since this visa has been processing. It is such a blessing to have them all come to a close.

I am going to be home in March, as my great friend Jill has asked me to do her wedding photography on March 22nd! So Giles and I will be there for that, and thankfully Josh will I am sure be able to join us then too!

Thank you all who have prayed for us, love to you all! HOME SOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x

Friday, January 28, 2011

What's up, doc??

Josh and I have just bought a collection of Looney Tunes DVDs! It has been our best purchase in a while haha I have always been crazy about Looney Tunes. They are soo funny and so clever. I am loving watching them and I know Giles and our future kids will love them as much as we had when they are older.

I recommend them to all! I think it's a must have. Great, original, hilarious, smart, innovative. Complete complete classic!!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


We spent some time with our good friends Luke and Jerry this past weekend. They always turn us towards hilarious YouTube stuff, because we don't go on YouTube much. They showed us this 'Autotune the News' duo and it is HILARIOUS!!!! haha I was dying laughing.

See both videos. The first one is the real newscast. The second one is the autotune.
NOT that I in any way want to make fun of the situation that the woman was in, on this news story. It's just her ghetto fab brother and the autotune song that just KILL ME. Hahah if this ever happened to me, heaven forbid, I hope my brothers would step up for me on the news and hunt down the perpetrator! haha