Monday, December 29, 2014

Jenson-11 Months

I figured it was about time to post Jenson's stats since he is almost 1- (SERIOUSLY!?!?)

Jenson is such a independent active boy.  I swear it's his red headed personality shining through more and more but his personality is coming though more and more.  He is so good at walking around, but still only while holding on to things.  As soon as you let go of his hands he will just drop down and start crawling again.  He has 7.5 teeth (4 on top, 3.5 on bottom).  Jenson's sleep schedule was messed up a little from vacation but we are finally getting on track again with naps and his bed time.  We put him in his bed around 7:30/8 ish but he wont always fall asleep right way.  He takes a nap around 9/10 ish and another one around 1/2 ish.  Jenson is so content to play by himself is makes it easier for me to get some things done around the house.  He will clap when you say "yay!!", waves good by and will blow a kiss (but hardly ever when you want him to...).  He can go up and down the stairs, down still scares me so we keep the baby gate up still though. He refuses to sleep while being held, making church extra hard. He loves to sleep with his favorite blanket and binki (he only gets the binki at nap and bed time now.)  He can stand unassisted.  He says "mom" and "dad" constantly we are working on getting him to say "grandma, ball, car, and cup"  but really he just looks at us like we are crazy ;) He sort of signs "more" and what seems to be "please" but I am sure he is meaning something else that we haven't quite figured out yet (or he is just really polite!) He loves food, if you are eating he wants to be also!  
He loves to eat:
veggie straws
sweet potatoes
green beans
whatever mom and dad are eating and will share

Likes: cars, food, noisy toys, getting into things he shouldn't, piano, foam blocks, mr. potato head, his push toy, playing catch, shopping with mom, facing forward when in a shopping cart, facetiming, people watching, balls, playing chase, bath time (splashing, and drinking the water mostly), books, brushing his teeth (but only the lower teeth...) his laughing Curious George, theme songs, being outside. 
Dislikes: empty bottle, when you say "all done" while eating, diaper changes,  being told "no", getting cleaned up, 

Weight: about 23lbs
Height: about 29 inches
And still has the flaming red hair!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Merry Christmas, from the Hunts

I wish I could send everyone a Christmas card but sadly we don't have the money for that, but know that we love you and are thinking about you this holiday season!  

Merry Christmas!

He is the Gift- If you want to know more about the real meaning of Christmas and watch a short uplifing movie about our Savior, please do so by going HERE

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Pictures of dating and into our first year! enjoy!

Throwback to the night we first met
 Our first date
 Our first Inkom trip together meeting his family as the "girlfriend" 
 Our attempt to go ice skating but ended up rollerblading instead
 One of our many road trips 
 Late night Applebees dinner date
 My first time having a "Space Burger" at Tastee Treat 
 Birthday party for our good friend
 Another rollerskating picture :)
 General Conference in SLC
 Going to AZ with the Hunt extended family for great grandma's 100th birthday party 
Hike up adams canyon, coming down in a crazy rain/lightning storm!
 General Conference 
 More road trips!
The night we got engaged!
After our Inkom reception 

 On the beach in Cancun 
 Heading out for the day to tour around Mexico
 touring around Chichen Itza 
 Free Lagoon trips 
 Jackson Whyoming
 Our first Christmas being Shepherds in our family nativity
 Karaoke/ dance party night
 Halloween pumpkin walk
 Yellowstone, looking at the Tetons 
 After the first family pictures with Babe in them!
 Waiting for our best friends to come out of the temple as husband and wife!
 Going to work with Babe- (riding the bus from Rexburg to SLC and back...)
 Christmas friend party
 Hike to the ice waterfall

Sometimes this all seems like another life.  I am so thankful for all these memories, and many more!  I love you Babe! XOXO

Thursday, December 4, 2014


I have never had to go without, I have always had food on the table (even if it was just top a roman), I have always had a warm coat and clothes to wear.  I am not without blessing.  But sometimes life gets hard and I tend to forget all that I have.  With Babe being in school full time and me with Jenson full time the only "real" income we have is Babe's tutoring job bringing in a whopping 40$ a month or so.  I am so thankful he still works to support us but I am also extremely grateful for student loans right now- weird I know but that's our "income".  Funny how that all works out isn't it... I am thankful we live in income based housing, I am thankful for the help of the government (which we don't take lightly.)  There were times that that extra money was all we had, and for that I know that my family will never have to go hungry.

I sound really shallow when saying this but I LOVE getting presents, it's my love language ;) I always joke with babe saying that I want everything for Christmas (even though I have everything I need and don't even know what I want... haha).  And honestly he does just that, year after year I get things I didn't even know I want.  Long story short I am the annoying needy one who wants to give and get presents and Babe is the selfless humble one who just wants time with family (don't get me wrong I want and NEED that too!)  This year for Christmas is different though.  I am trying really hard to focus on the things that really matter.

I am so thankful I already have a ticket home for Christmas or I am not sure we would be able to make it down because of unexpected car troubles.  I am focusing on the positive instead of the negative.

Positive:  I get to be with my family for Christmas
Negative: We have had to spend over $1, 500 on Howard (our car) in just the last 2 weeks to make it possible to drive home (or anywhere...)

Positive:  It was a blessing we went on a shorter vacation to find out that our car needed help in the first place so nothing would have happened while driving across the country on a much longer trip.
Negative:  We wasted $300 on Howard to "fix" the problem that wasn't even the problem.

Positive: Matt is able to carpool with our good friends so our lack of car isn't as big of a deal as it could be.
Negative:  Not having a car for 3 days...if not more.

Positive: Jenson being so young, and not caring about what Santa will bring him.  It kills me not to give him everything I want to, but I am thankful for a Husband that talks since into me and makes me realize it's all just "stuff" and he really just wants love.
Negative: Not being uber rich right now (like we will be in the future) ;)

Positive:  Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and knowing the He is The Gift.  He is all we really need.  I am thankful for that knowledge and the peace it brings me.  I am thankful this year to be completely broke, forcing us to look at the true meaning of Christmas, instead of the the gifts (or lack of gifts..) under the tree.  It really isn't about the money, I am thankful for that stressful lesson I am learning right now.
I am thankful for a hard working husband who does everything in his power to make us happy and support us.  I am thankful for a giving family who helps us most when we need it, and when we don't.  I am thankful for the constant reminders from Jenson that all we really need is to cherish the time we have with each other. I am thankful for the things I have and cherish.  I am thankful for my talents (if I can call them that...) and for learning new skills, things I would have never done if I wasn't making some gifts this year! :)
I am thankful for a patient husband who everyday I strive to be more like.  I don't know how I got so lucky to be with him, he is my biggest example, my rock, my best friend, and my teacher.  I wish I could give him everything like he gives me.

I know this post has been really random and probably confusing to most, I just feel like I have so much on my mind these days that I had to write it down somewhere or my head would explode.  I didn't mean any of it as a pitty party either so sorry if it came out that way.  I really am so blessed to have everything I do!  So props to you if you actually read it.. haha

I am thankful for this Christmas season and for the chance to really focus on our Savior. It is a time to slow down and really focus on the things that matter most.  

What do you or your family do to really focus on Christ?
How do you get into the Christmas spirit?

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Thanksgiving Break- Texas Style!

This year we headed to Dallas area for Thanksgiving- it was everything we needed and more!  The road trip there was a bit rough with car problems and a 10 month old but we made it in one piece thanks to the Infant Zoo app that Jenson loves! The weekend was spend playing games, watching movies, eating amazing food, touring Dallas, shopping, and eating way to much Blue Bell ice cream!
 Yes we know that is the most beautiful pie you have ever seen- the "B" is for Brielle and Becca ;)

On Thanksgiving we enjoyed amazing food, turkey bowl, games, and an attempt at black Friday ending in just renting a red box and staying in for the night! Friday day we went to see how our money was made, thanks to high security we were not even aloud to have our phones so sorry, no pictures :(  

 ^^ While the girls went shopping the boys hung out in the car and waited so Jenson could actually have a nap! Thanks uncle Bradlee :) ^^

On Saturday we went to the Dallas Arboretum and saw the 12 days of christmas display, our favorite was the children's garden- a Dallas must see!

^^ It was so fun catching up with Becca since I haven't seen her in forever- she just got back from mission in Argentina^^

And now for a overload of Thanksgiving pictures!

  More from the arboretum:   

 ^^ Vixen^^

Thank you for such a fun weekend!  We are so thankful for this holiday season and getting to spend it with the ones we love!