Tuesday, December 23, 2008

To my sister, her husband and her brand new baby...

Chris and I just wanted to say that we are so proud of Natalie and David and we are so glad that everything went well with Natalie and baby Rylie!

We are sad that we weren't there, but we will see your new little family in a little over a week! Love you guys!!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Two Things...

First, I wanted to post a picture of our Christmas tree. I love Christmas decorations and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE curling up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate with only the tree lights on. We don't get to have our tree up for very long because we are going out to Ohio on the 16th, but I wanted to post a picture of it so all of you could see what we see!

Also, our friend Taylor, who is in the Marines, got married last weekend in the Salt Lake temple and Chris and I were able to attend. It was beautiful and we are so prould of you Taylor!

Monday, November 17, 2008


Chris and I just want to give a shout-out to Kimmy on her 13th birthday! You're now a teenager...yikes!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's Official!

Well, all the paperwork finally went through and we were able to bring home our (big) bundle of joy about a month ago!! He came from China and we couldn't be more thrilled to have him in our home!

For those of you who really know us, you know this isn't true! This is our neighbors little boy and he is so cute we just had to put up some pictures of him! Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Well, my mom said that I don't post enough pictures so here are a few. The truth is that Chris and I don't really take a lot of pictures of ourselves and even when we want to, who do we have to take them? Anyways, we are both doing well. Chris just finished potato harvest last week and is now coming home earlier---yeah! I only have 4.5 weeks left of school for this semester and couldn't be happier! We got our first real snowfall last night and are so grateful that it came so late in the year. We are now preparing ourselves for another Rexburg winter and hopefully we don't get frost bite or die of hypothermia over the next 5 months!

Saturday, October 18, 2008


Well, yesterday was my 23rd birthday! I had four hours worth of classes and Chris didn't get home until 10 pm. But believe it or not, it was a good day! My parents called me and I was able to talk to them, Rachel and Annabelle. Gordon called me and Natalie and Krystle sent me texts. I also got a package from my family with way cute stuff in it and a card from Natalie--totally cute also--and a card from Chris's parents and my Gma and Gpa Nicoll. When Chris got home, we went over to our neighbors and they had a German chocolate cake with candles and all and sang "Happy Birthday" to me! It was a lot of fun and I am so lucky to have a husband that likes to surprise me! Thanks to all who made my birthday a great day!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


I just have to say that I can't believe it is already October! I truly believe that the older I get, the faster the time goes! However, I do want to state-for the record-that October is probably one of my favorite months. I love the fall leaves changing and the way the air smells as it cools (poetic, I know!). Some of my most cherished memories are those of the football lights on over the players during the fall season (Chris made me put that--just kidding!). But all is well here in the Hansen house. Chris is working hard and long and getting those 'taters harvested. I am forging on with school and can't wait until Thanksgiving vacation--ha-ha! We are anxiously awaiting General Conference and want to thank our parents for instilling in us the importance of the gospel in our lives. We love you!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Wait is Over...!

For some of you, this didn't come early enough! But a picture of the rag-quilt my mom and I made for Natalie's baby (Rylie) is now for viewing! This project took longer than expected and was a little more difficult than we thought it would be. My hand is probably permanently damaged from all of the clipping I did, but it was well worth it! We are so happy about how it turned out! I also threw in some of the burp cloths I made while in Moab. (If you click on the picture, you can see in detail what the blanket looks like). Enjoy!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I just wanted to post a picture of Chris's haircut because I am pretty dang proud! This is only the 2nd haircut I have given him (and the 1st one wasn't nearly as good). We haven't saved any money yet, but we will soon! Maybe I could start an in home business....Just kidding! Doesn't Chris look so handsome!!! Love you all!

Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well, school starts for me again on Monday and I am getting pretty nervous! I always get a little nervous at the beginning of each semester, but then I get in a routine and press onward! Chris is off-track this semester and is working for a family of farmers down in Idaho Falls. He works long hours and I don't see him very much, but he is a good, hard worker and a wonderful provider. My neighbors have offered to give me a ride up to campus since they have classes the same time I do. How I appreciate them! Also, the temperature has been cooling off. The high today was only like 70 degrees--and it's the beginning of September! (I guess I ought to let you know that the first snow last year was in September). I am still clinging to summer! Anyways, here is a picture of one of the potatoes Chris brought home last year from work.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Eventful Weekend!

So many things have been going on since about Thursday afternoon! I left Chris at home =( and went down to my Granna and Grandpa's homecoming from their mission in Nauvoo, Illinois. It was good to see family (and also my grandparents since I hadn't seen them in 18 months!) I then proceeded to Wendover with my dad for a few days while he was on business. I thought there wasn't much to do in Rexburg, Idaho but there REALLY isn't anything to do in Wendover, unless you like gambling! I am now in Moab with my family and will be for the next few days. I like the warmer weather and am enjoying this mini vacation before school, but I desperately miss Chris!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Olympics!!!

I was reading on Natalie and David's blog about the Olympics and decided that I needed to write something about them too! I, due to my work schedule, am able to stay up and watch pretty much all of the Olympics. And I just have to say GO USA and GO Michael Phelps!!! We are such a competitive nation and I am so proud to be a part of it--the nation, not the Olympics! I must also say that Chris is seeing a side of me he hasn't really ever seen before. As I watch the Olympic athletes compete, I get all tense and nervous and anxious for them! We were at our neighbors on Sunday watching Michael Phelps and when he won his race I jumped up and shouted and it scared their little boy and he started crying! I felt so bad! When someone I want to do well does well, I scream or jump off the couch or throw a pillow or something! Chris thinks I'm crazy!! During the women's all-around artistic gymnastics finals, I was so nervous that my knuckles were white from squeezing my hands together so hard! I also have to mention that as soon as Nastia Liukin took gold and Shawn Johnson took Silver, I ran into my bedroom and woke Chris up to tell him the results! It was about midnight and Chris gets up for work at 5:30a.m., so I hope it doesn't affect him too badly tomorrow!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Ice Cream!!!

Whenever Chris eats ice cream, at least later in the afternoon or evening, it puts him right to sleep! There is no cure for this random phenomenon! So now I am going over my lesson for church tomorrow and Chris is sleeping and it is only 8 o'clock! What a party-pooper married couple we are!!!

We've conformed!

We held out about as long as was possible!!! But we've joined the ranks in a hopefully effective way to keep in touch.