Thursday, September 13, 2012


Today my little brother turns 18 years old! Holy cow! Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday that we were playing hide and go seek together (wait, maybe that was yesterday).

For those of you who do not know my brother Jordan...
1. He is brilliant! When he was little (about 5 years old) our younger sister Kennadi got a bike for her birthday. The bike came in a box not put together yet. Jordan had been outside for quite some time, when my mom went to get him she found him and the bike...assembled. When my mom asked how he was able to read the instructions his response was "what instructions?"
2. He is fun! So who doesn't think their brother is totally awkward? I thought for the longest time that Jordan was super awkward and I feared for his first date. Jordan and I went on a double date and to my surprise, he was totally cool. He opened the door, let her order first, asked about her, responded normally, I was in awe. He is so fun to hang out with!
3. He's adventurous! When Jordan was two years old he decided that super early in the morning he was going to walk to Grandma's house. Well grandma's house was about 2 miles away. I believe that a lady in the ward found him and was able to call our mom. Scary!
4. He is hilarious! Our family is able to laugh for days about the stuff Jordan says and does, he really is so funny and witty.

Jordan is so many amazing things, these are just a few of his awesome qualities. Anyone who meets Jordan likes him right away. We are so blessed to have Jordan in our lives.

Jordan's goals as of late:
1. Graduate high school
2. Go to law school (if you know Jordan at all you know he will be the best lawyer)
3. Learn to dirt bike so he can go with Tommy. Cute.  


Monday, September 10, 2012


 Wow! All I can say is wow! I am getting married to this guy in 19 days! I am so excited and so blessed to have him in my life. 
Last week I had the opportunity to go through the Temple for the first time. What an experience! The peace and happiness I felt all day was so indescribable, and I want to share it with the world! Being in the house of the Lord put things into so much perspective. They were things I maybe already knew but were amplified in the Temple.
1. The plan of salvation. How blessed are we to be able to know what happens after this life? And what happened before we came here to earth? That is a knowledge I am beyond grateful for. 
2. Heavenly Father loves each and everyone of us more than we can fathom. We are each one of is beloved children. Knowing that makes me feel beautiful. 
3. My soon to be spouse and family are the most important things. I am going to be a wife! We could not make a marriage work without God. We are so very blessed to be able to put each other and God first. 
4. My family love me and I love them! 
5. Tommy is the best thing to ever happen to me! 
These are in no particular order and all of great importance. 
The feeling that I have being on the Temple grounds is like no other feeling! I feel so pure, so innocent, and so happy. We are so blessed to have Temples on this earth today! I have a firm testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am so thankful for the family that I have been blessed with. 

These pictures are at the breakfast after the Temple. 

Sunday, August 19, 2012

No more M.I.A

Okay has been way too long since I have updated my blog. I really do think about it often and I am going to be better. Promise. 

In the past 3 months...

I finished my second year of college! woot woot! That means half way!
I spent 10 weeks doing summer camp. I was hard work but I loved it!
I spent plenty of hours in the pool teaching swim lessons.
Oh yeah...
Love it. Love him. 
I got to spend a week at the beach house with the Stout fam
A few trips to Utah
Lots of wedding planning!
*Shout out to my mom*
She is the BEST! She has spent so many days and hours planning and getting ready for the wedding (September 28th). I do not know what I would do without her! 
Any ideas of something huge I can do for her as a thank you? 
The summer is coming to and end and I think I am sort of...happy! It has been so hot to the point where you can't even do ANYTHING! So I am ready for it to cool down a bit. 

This pic is one of our engagement pics. Isn't he cute? 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I have the BEST mom every!
She loves our Heavenly Father.
She's the smartest woman I know.
She's the most beautiful woman I know. 
She is so cool! All my friends love her!
She is the YW President and all her girls adore her.
My mom has the ability to make everyone feel like they are amazing.
My mom would never even think about judging anyone!
She prays with us.
She is an example.
EVERYONE wants to be her friend!
I could really go on and on about how I have the BEST mom!
And she's totally smokin' HOT!

This is us on Mother's Day 2012. 

Beach Trip Spring 2012

Sometimes we buy the same clothes...she has such good taste, I just can't help it.

Anyone who knows my mom even a little bit knows that she LOVES chick-fil-a. That's an understatement. Last summer she woke up and told us all to get ready because we were going to drive to California to get Chick-fil-a. We did. Really though, has your mom done anything that cool?

She is so crafty! She totally made our costumes.

She LOVES her family and will do ANYTHING for us!

My mom HATES pictures where she either just woke up, didn't know you took the photo, or didn't get to proof it first. It cracks me up. But I couldn't help but post this one, she looks hot as always. This was the birthday I turned 19. I was not looking forward to my birthday (I had just sent off Jake). But my mom did everything in her power to make sure I had a fabulous day. I did!

My mom always makes sure that she is just enough behind you in pictures so that she looks tiny. Which is totally not fair when we take pictures together because her head is way smaller and mine is way bigger. So now hers looks even smaller and cuter and mine looks even bigger. 

My mom comes to the UNLV games because it's my school and she loves me. 

She takes us on sweet dates!

My mom is really the greatest! I do not know what I would do without her. I hope one day I can be like her!

Monday, April 30, 2012

Elder Hansen hits the 6 moth mark!

It's been too long since I've updated
I'm slackin'

On April 26, 2012 Elder Jacob Hansen hit his 6 month mark!
We are all so proud of him and love him SO MUCH!
To celebrate we made a cake and went to Firehouse Subs!
Jake is doing great! He loves his mission. 

 Everyone holding up the number 6
 The 6 month cake
 Just some fun shots I sent to Jake :)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 17

Day 17

5 things that make me feel better

1. Letters

2. Naps

3. Chocolate

4. A good workout

5. Laughing

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Day 16

Day 16

Something I love

Dogs! My dog especially. Jovie will forever have a special place in my heart! We got her for Christmas one year when she was only 2 months old and just a tiny puppy, she made your heart melt. Jovie has one brown eye and one blue eye, she is one of a kind! Jovie has been a part of the fam for about 6 years (she even has her own stocking). Jovie doesn't always listen but she knows some pretty sweet skills like shake, sit, be cute, you know. Well about a year ago we moved into a house that we are renting and they do not allow dogs :( buuut good news is Jovie lives here in town with a little old lady that loves her to pieces. So even though I miss her like crazy, I know she is in good hands.