Sunday, October 31, 2010

Smile and Move On

I am extremely excited about moving to New York with my husband and daughter. This is such a big step in our lives, and dangit I am soooo proud of us!!
Jordon and I have worked our butts off to try and 'grow up', and just be happy with were we are.
I'm am very satisfied with the choices that we have made, because I know that this is what Heavenly Father wants us to be doing, and I know with all my heart that there is a reason why we are going to New York. 
I guess I really thought that everyone would be happy for us. But instead of hearing words of encouragement I've been told just about every little negative thing people can think up of New York.

I know mainly they are saying these things because they don't want us to leave, but guess what! The deed is done and we really don't have any other choice but to leave. So instead of trying to make me dread going there shouldn't you be encouraging me?
Ugh whatever.
I am excited.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Georgia Peach

Georgia, was amazing.
I had tons of fun. 
As guilty as I felt for not bringing Ellie, I have to admit it was much needed.
We ate the most AMAZING food. I wish I would have taken pictures of all the food we ate.  
Mmmmm.... Heaven in my mouth.
The best food I must say was some Jerk Chicken from what looked like a very questionable and slightly scary Caribbean Restaurant. Sooooo goood. 
Also the best tiramisu (sp) I have ever eaten. I want some right now.
I can finally say that I have tried fried green tomatoes. They weren't to bad.
If you ever find yourself in downtown Augusta GA make your way to the Boll Weevil, and I can't remember the Caribbean restaurants name but basically the only caribbean one down there.
We also went to the Country Living Fair, that I thought was a lot of fun. It was really just a gigantic Arts Festival, but I enjoyed myself. It gave me tons of cute ideas. Jordon and Doug got some delicious smoked turkey legs there. How random huh?
We visited many antique shops. Jordon and I's most favorite thing to do. CANNOT wait to have our own place so I can actually buy something from an antique shop. 
Drove around a lot and found THE cutest houses. I love looking at cute neighborhoods. :D
I didn't do very good with the picture takin, I was to busy enjoying having a husband again.
I know I'm forgetting a ton of things but here's some pictures.
Jordon and his Papa with their turkey legs/ Cache at the Caribbean restaurant
Country Living Fair
 Inside the fun lil' trailers!


Yeah, told you I sucked with the picture taking....

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soo Happy.

Ahhh I'm back from an amazing weekend in Georgia. If I had Ellie with me we would have stayed forever.
But I will post more about Georgia later and put up some pics. I've got some bigger things to talk about that I just can't keep in.
First I gotta say I am sooooo happy to see my baby girl Ellie! I missed her so much! That was the longest that I have ever gone with out my baby, and needless to say I was dying!
I defiantly do have the cutest girl in all the world.

Ok are ya ready for the big news?!

Its official! WE ARE GOING TO FORT DRUM NEW YORK!!!!!!!!!!
Ah I am so so soooooo excited. I have basically been jumping up and down all day.
Jordon is also very excited that was his first pick. He has a friend that lives right outside of Fort Drum and sent me a picture of his yard. GORGEOUS and it was just a cell phone pic. Yes I do know that the winters there are intense but hello I live in Northern Utah, plus I'm so willing to put up with crappy winters to have my family back. I'm so happy. ah I can not wait to move into our own place and be together as a family again. mmmmm... I feel good.
May the house hunting and packing begin!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Lets Go

Jordon is suppose to find out where he will be stationed this month. I am dying to find out. I just want to hurry up and know already! I'm so excited/nervous! I'm super excited to finally have a place of our own, and be in a new place and have some new adventures. It just feels like we are finally starting our lives. I'm nervous also because when we find out it will be real. Ya know what I mean? This is really happening. We will be moving somewhere we have never lived before, somewhere where we wont know anyone. We will be really living the military life. hmm..

But I am excited. I'm so ready for this experience. Lets do this!

Dangit I just want to know already. I have had two dreams that we moved to Colorado. Ellie randomly said we were moving to Arizona. Which ya know I'm really starting to believe Ellie's random statements because she has told my sister who is expecting that she is having a baby boy and yesterday she found out that she is having a baby boy!
I know Jordon is really hoping for Germany. I personally want New York, or somewhere in the south. Why the south? I don't know probably just because I always read about all the awesome antique stores and swap meets that go on in the south.
I really have no idea where we are going. Cross your fingers we find out this week!
Where do you think we will go? Stay in the states or go over seas??

Monday, October 11, 2010

What I Live For

Look who came home for a visit


It felt like he never left.


Could Ellie be anymore of a clone of her daddy?!


Officially the best weekend ever.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Crazy Stuff my Daughter Says

I need to start writing down everything that Ellie says. She says crazy things all the time but I am so use to it that I never think to write it down. But some things make me laugh extra hard and I have to share it.
Yesterday Ellie and I went to the park and Ellie started playing with a group of kids. They were playing so good with each other and I just sat and watched them, enjoying the fact that she wasn't climbing all over me.
I hear Ellie tell all the kids, "Here lets sit down and talk about Jesus."
I don't know maybe its just me but I thought it was absolutely hilarious that she said that. I was cracking up. She is so random I love it.
Hopefully when she gets into school she will always suggest to her friends that they should sit and talk about Jesus.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Best 3 Years



 I was 17 years old and 8 months pregnant when Jordon and I got married. I can't say I was exactly excited to be getting married, Jordon and I defiantly felt a lot of pressure to do it. At the time I was so angry about it. I did not want to get married at 17. It had nothing to do with Jordon, I knew with all my heart I wanted to marry Jordon, just not at 17 years old when I had to have my mother come sign a paper in order to get our marriage certificate.
Also because I wanted a princess wedding, what girl doesn't? I wanted a wedding that was celebrated, and I didn't feel like anyone was celebrating it. 
I look back now and think 'what stupid reasons!' But remember I was only 17.
My whole side of the family was very much against Jordon and I getting married. Some wouldn't even attend.
But in the end it wasn't about what everyone else wanted us to do. 
It has taken a long time to truly realize it, but now I know with all my heart that we made the right choice about getting married at the age of 17. 

I love Jordon Emery Kinsman with all my heart. 
These past 3 years I have fallen in love with him all over again. I defiantly feel like our love is deeper, stronger and absolutely more mature. I am married to my best friend. I can truly be myself around him. He has been there for me through everything.
I remember when we were in the hospital after I had Ellie, it was only about a month after we were married, and someone had to come in the bathroom with me because I kept passing out. I always had one of the nurses helping me cause there was no way that I would let Jordon see me pee! One time I had to pee super bad and all of the nurses were busy so Jordon had to come in with me. Ugh I was so embarrassed. I kept apologizing to him over and over.  Jordon just said, "Babe it doesn't bother me, I'm here to help you." and he turned the sink on and looked the other way so I could do my business. TMI I know. 
He is just so good to me. He loves me for me and doesn't tease my craziness.


In the past 3 years we
had a baby girl
bought our first car
survived living with cockroaches
survived living with my parents
paid off that first car
made it through 2 lay-offs
had our biggest nastiest fight
threatened to leave
forgave eachother
grew up physically and emotionally
fell in love all over again
were sealed in the temple for time and all eternity
joined the army
survived 17 weeks without each other (so far)
& I wouldn't change one single thing that has happened.
Everything happens for a reason and we are so much stronger for it.

Jordon Emery Kinsman I will love you forever and always. Thank you for marrying me and loving me the way you do.
We've come a long long way, and have a long long way to go.
I can't wait!


These were our engagement pictures and for some reason Jordon had the hardest time smiling normal in them. He's a cutie.
Look at my belly! I just wanna rub it!