Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A Little Bit of Life

Oh helloo everyone. :)
I know my blogging has become sad a little far and few between..
buttt I decided to take a few "personal days".
I have always loved blogging/journaling and feel like it's important to keep a history of life..
but it started to feel like something I felt like I needed to do.
& If you're like me when you HAVE to do something it's not impossible to love it, but it's definitely harder.

& Since I started this blog as something fun I wanted to do to share life and love with the sweet people in my life...
I decided I'm only going to blog when I have some extra time and am feeling excited about it.

A little bit of catching up on life lately..

I had my first surgery/hospital experience..
That was quite the life event.. and can I just say that when we have our first child.. man am I going to appreciate them.

& I'm sure there is just a special place in heaven for Blake..
He missed part of one of his finals to come with me and after waited on me hand and foot..
AND fed me Chinese!
Talk about love..

Um obviously.. a million years ago.. we celebrated Christmas.
Blake had a secret work shop that I could not enter through the month of December.

& He suprised me by BUILDING this book shelf I had been admiring on pinterest with books for shelves!
Oh boy. I'm. In. LOVE.
[with my husband AND this cute Christmas present}

We had gingerbread house building dates with some of our cute friends..
Can you tell I've been a little homesick the last couple of months?
This is our New Mexico house that mostly Blake and I constructed.
{I'm really good.. "instructing" Blake how he probably should be making our gingerbread house.. haha I'm sure he loves our projects together.}

Our Gingerbread houses from around the world...

[This is what happens when you make lots of friends at college that are from around the country.. you become so cultured.. haha you just have to get really good at long distance relationships when everyone moves so far away again.]
This was the first Christmas I have ever spent away from my family..
It was the year to stay with my sweet in laws.. so we woke up early to virtually open presents with my sister in cute pajamas and my wonderful parents.
Thank goodness for Face Time.. to ease the pains of growing up.
Then Blake, my sweet Grandma, and I got to visit Farmington for a week ish after Christmas..
& My baby sista got her LICENSE.
& We got to spend the best new years with my loved ones.
I've thought a lot lately how funny it is when you are a senior in high school how ready you are to move far away and be on your own..
& Then 5 years later how exctited I have been to go back and how sad I am when I have to leave and be far away again.
I have always loved my family.. but being far away makes you really appreciate every day you get with them.
We were just missing my wild missionary brother Mitchell.. who was really busy in Argentina this Christmas.
[One Christmas down.. and just ONE MORE to go until he comes home!! We sure love and miss you Hermano Woods]

& Ask how spoiled we are when we come to New Mexico..
Blake gained 5 lbs while we were down there! & I... may or may not have purposefully nooot weighed myself.. because weight gain just doesn't quite have the same excitement for me as it does for Blakey poo.. haha



Oh how I loooove and miss these cute people.
I wish I would have snuck a few pictures of my cute Grandma while we were down there too..
[lets be honest my picture taking has been better.. Marah actually took the above cute pictures haha]
But Grandma we were soooo happy to have you with us through the trip it made everything so much more fun. We sure love you.

& Then of course.. we got bribed..

[ I don't think they had to beg toooo hard]
To stay until the very last minute and spend an extra day skiing.. oh best. decision.

Have I mentioned we were spoiled to death?

{Mm evidently my dad probably grow up in the take pictures while you are doing everything era..
 I think the selfie over load may have been overwhelming him. But don't be fooled he was secretly thrilled to be skiing too..}


We had the best New Mexico trip..  it was a sad day when we finally had to head back up to our Winter Wonderland home... to school and work and responsibility.

But we have been trying to make the most of our last wintery January and February before we move to Texas and have had our own little Rexburg bucket list that we have been marking off.
I hope everyone has had a wonderful last couple of months.. I'm sorry again for my lonnnng absence and promise to update you on our last hooorah in Idaho.
Love you all.
Thanks for still caring about our life..
[& for my little text reminders, momma , that I need to update my blog]


1 comment:

  1. Hailey you are too cute! I love reading your blogity blog ;) just wanted you to know. Loves