Tuesday, May 31, 2011

House Update

We heard back from the sellers on our offer: They counter-offered, and we accepted! Now we are just waiting to get the official paperwork so we can start in on all the closing paperwork!

It really is such a perfect home for us, and SUCH a great deal! It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, two car garage. It's in a gated community with a pool, clubhouse, basketball courts, etc. And best of all, it's never been lived in! So we are moving into a brand new home, for less than a third of what it was originally sold for! We are so excited and can't wait for the next step! Keep your fingers crossed that everything works out ok and goes to plan!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

the belly update

Just so you know, these pictures aren't as 'fun' to post as they used to be, but I feel like I have to keep doing them now that I've started! What have I gotten myself into!

I'm currently 31 weeks along. And I'm really starting to 'feel it' as some people say. When I heard that the second trimester was the easiest, and third would go back to being miserable, I didn't think it would be so instant! I thought maybe the last 2 or 3 weeks would be awful. But I am in some pain! Sheesh! Anytime I sit or lay down, my back has shooting pains within a couple of minutes, and nothing relieves it, if I take Tylenol or anything, I feel relief for a bit, but within 20 minutes, it's worn off and the pain is back up to where it started. So let's just say, my back is really ready to be done! Other that that, I really haven't had much to complain about! I've been loving watching my belly move all around, and feel his pokes and jabs more suddenly. Sometimes it really catches me off guard. I've noticed while doing hair, my belly unintentionally is leaning against clients arms, and that is super embarrassing! I have started to really miss my 'old body' not that I'm feeling like I'm getting too big or anything, I realize I am PREGNANT, and that's part of it. I just am missing the ability to move around, bend down, and fit into the other 80% of my wardrobe that has been hanging up for the past year waiting to be worn again. I miss those clothes :(

Anyway, enough rambling, onto the pictures I know you all are dying to see and I'm hesitating to post, here ya go:

(week 29 was taken with a self-timer since Ryan was out of town, hence the graininess of the photo. sorry)

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This week we have been in Henderson on a house hunt! We got here Tuesday afternoon, met with the realtor, and looked at homes for about 2 hours. We fell in love with the second one we saw! The next morning, we met up again and went looking for about 3 hours. We found 2 others that we liked, but still the Tuesday one was our favorite. All three happened to be in the same neighborhood, but the one we love has 4 bedrooms instead of 3, and comes with a lot more. It's clean and perfect! It's a home that is up for auction, so we put a bid in on Wednesday, and we will hopefully hear back tomorrow morning whether we got it or not! Keep your fingers crossed!

With all the down time in between home searching, we've done a lot of driving around trying to get to know the area. We found my doctor's office, Ryan's school, grocery stores, etc. We just want to have a general idea of where things are in relation to the home we will hopefully be living in! We also have had time to do some 'touristy' things as well. Since this will be our last trip as actual out-of-towners, I made Ryan take lots of pictures!

Last night, we went and saw the movie Water for Elephants, it was such a good show and I definitely recommend it! Today, we went down to Hoover Dam, and then to the Strip. It was a fun exhausting day for me and the babe! I think Ryan got pretty worn out too! We are just loving the weather here, and can't wait until next month when we will be residents of this fun area!

Ryan at Hoover Dam for the first time ever. He is a little afraid of heights (a little known fact to most of you!) So he was not thrilled with looking over the edges for too long!

Me, the babe, and the dam. I didn't get to see over the edge to well due to my growing belly being the exact same height as the walls! It was still a really fun little trip though!

Loving the Diet Coke stuff in the Coke store on the Strip! I wanted to buy it all for me, Melanee and my mom! This picture is for all my D.C. loving peeps!

Ryan couldn't WAIT to see the M&M's 3D movie in M&M World!

The Doyle's enjoying a delightful 10 minute super cheesy movie about Red and Yellow M&M's!

Me and Yellow, just hanging out!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

the end of an era

Well, last week Ryan played his last baseball games as a USU Aggie. The team went up to Oregon for the Regional Tournament after taking first place in their Conference! They had such an awesome season this year and were so much fun to watch!

Ryan with the first place trophy they won!

Ryan's arm wasn't feeling right all season long, so he didn't pitch nearly as much as he usually does. I think he loved every second of playing first base and right field though instead. It gave him a lot more opportunities to bat (pitchers don't usually bat when they pitch) and he also made a ton of great plays in the field.

Just doing what he loves (probably hitting a home run after this swing!)

Our summers are going to feel a little weird from here on out, he has played baseball every summer since I've known him! And for him, it will be even more surreal since he has played every year since Little League, all the way up through High School, Legion Ball, and then onto Utah State.

Ryan has been such a great leader on the team acting as the team president for the last couple years, organizing road trips, getting orders ready, try outs put together, making signs and advertising the team. He has done and amazing job, and I don't think his hard work and dedication has gone unnoticed to his coaches and teammates.

I'm so proud of him for all that he has done, and I'm so grateful I've had the opportunity to travel with him and watch him play all over for the last 4 years. We will miss you baseball!!!!


This post has been a couple weeks coming. It's a sad post. But I had to honor the Jeep on here or else I would feel too guilty! Ok, ok, that's a little dramatic...but I do really miss it!

We decided to sell the Jeep before we move to Henderson so that we would have some extra money, and we didn't really need two cars and a scooter down there, especially a 4-wheel drive car. So, she got the boot!

The good news is, I know the buyer! The girl who bought it, is my sister's best friend, so I know she will take care of it and I can visit if I need to....not really, but still!

my last moment's as the Jeep's owner. I was sad, and it felt weird locking it up for the last time, and making sure it really was completely emptied of all of 'me'

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Congratulations Ryan!!!

Ryan graduated from Utah State!
On Saturday, May 7! It was such an awesome day, and I was overwhelmed with how proud I felt. When the graduation started, and all the graduates walked in, I started bawling the minute I saw Ryan. He has worked so incredibly hard to get to this point. And I couldn't help but burst with joy for him! I am so lucky to be married to such a hard worker, who is so dedicated to furthering his education for the benefit of our family.

Just look at that face! This is when I first saw him walk in, and when I started to cry with my overwhelming emotions...it's not like I have 10,000 more hormones right now!...I love this photo of Ryan, he looks so happy, proud, relieved, everything.

Ryan and one of his best friends Kevin Hall. They have been friends for so long, through high school, missions, weddings, years of baseball, countless classes, the same major....these two share many memories together, and this just shows their personalities and relationship together, they have too much fun!

Ryan and his Dad, Norm. He was a proud dad that day I think! And look how much they look alike...it's like they are twins!

Grandpa and Grandma Doyle came up to celebrate with Ryan, they were so sweet and proud of their grandson this day!

Ryan and I (the proud-puffy eyed-pregnant wife!)

It was so much fun that Danielle and Ryan graduated from the same college that day! Alex and I sat with our families together on the front row and had quite the cheering section for these two! My mom and Danielle's dad actually had so much fun cheering, that they started picking out random graduates to cheer and hoot and holler for! They are funny!
We are so lucky to have these two as bestie friends though. The four of us all get along so well, and we loved spending that whole afternoon and night with them! We went and saw the movie Thor, and got some yummy ice cream at Charlie's after! Good old 'Logan Date Nights' :)

This is the cake I made for Ryan! It turned out so yummy! We all loved it! We had a luncheon before the graduation started at the Iron Gate Grill with family. He had so much support from family members that day. His grandparents, dad, sister's Kristin and her daughter Navi, Julie, her husband Jaab and new baby Chase, my parents and sister Jeanette, and of course me. They all gave him such awesome gifts and spoiled Ryan with praise!

I'm so proud of my husband, and so excited that this chapter of our life has been such an awesome experience. Now that it's coming to a close, and we have such fun new adventures coming up so soon, I can't help but be filled with anxiousness to get it all started!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Peerless Spring Hair Show 2011

This last weekend, after all the fun baby showers of course, my friend Melanee and I headed to Salt Lake! It was the greatest girls weekend!

We went to the Peerless Beauty Supply Spring Hair Show, and sucked up every ounce of education we could! It was so much fun, and very entertaining! They had 4 main stages with Big Sexy Hair, Scruples, Joico, and Retro Hair on them. They had amazing stylists doing fun cuts, colors, styles from all over the country. There were tons of deals on products and supplies, old and new that the industry has come out with. It really was just a great two day event!
Melanee and I had fun between the two days just hanging out and doing a whole lot of nothing! It was so relaxing! I'm so glad that I have her in my life, we have such a great time together, sisters at heart! (and I didn't even get a picture of us together! These are seriously all the pictures I took this year! We were too busy having fun!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

April "Showers"

This last Saturday was so much fun! I had two baby showers for Easton, and got so much great stuff from family members...a bouncer, swing, tons of clothes, lots of blankies, toys, books, etc! Thank you ALL!!!

The first shower was at Ryan's sister Kristin's house. She had a yummy brunch for us with egg casserole, yummy fruit salad, pastries, and juices. It was delicious! Ryan's aunts, cousins, and Grandma were all there with us as well, and we had such a great time!

cute decor that Kristin put up in her beautiful home!

some of the party go-ers in the family!

My cute swing that I registered for!
Bouncer seat from Kim's sisters in Cali, so sweet!
Cute Pirate outfit!
the most adorable shoes my sister gave me, I wish they came in my size, I'd seriously wear them every day!

The Broadbent family shower was after! It was at my Aunt Kaylene and Uncle Dave's house. We always tie a quilt for the baby and then have yummy food and open gifts! This shower was combined with two of my cousin's wives. Marinda is having a girl, Cameron, in about a month, and Taylor is having a boy, Hank, any day now, she is actually due tomorrow! We had such a great time, and it was so much fun to see all my family members, love them all so much!
Marinda (and Cameron), me (and Easton), and Taylor (and Hank)
just opened a couple of Giants onesies from my cute cousin/fellow fan Nicole....LOVED them!
super soft blankie from Aunt Lou
delicious cupcakes!!
Tying Hank's baby quilt
yummy lunch, courtesy of my Uncle's store, David's Pizza, YUM!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Day 30....a little late :)

Your Hopes, Dreams and Plans for the next 365 Days

  • May 2011: buy our first home together in Henderson
  • June 2011: watch our family and friends marry and start their lives together, and move to Henderson
  • July 2011: Our first baby will be born strong and healthy, Ryan starts PT school
  • August 2011: Learn the ways of being a mom, that is my one and only goal this month! Celebrate our 4 year anniversary!
  • September 2011: Travel to see family during school breaks, and bless our baby
  • October 2011: Watch the Giants win the World Series and become back to back champions!
  • November 2011: celebrate Thanksgiving, maybe start looking for a job as a hairstylist again.
  • December 2011: celebrate Christmas with family and turn 24!
  • January 2012: enjoy the warm months of winter in Nevada!
  • February 2012: celebrate Valentine's Day with the two men in my life (the husband and the babe!)
  • March 2012: Maybe travel to watch the Giants play in pre-season games!
  • April 2012: Celebrate Easter!

Well, these are my hopes, dreams and plans for the next year. Hopefully they will all come to pass, I'm so excited to see what our future holds. It's so exciting to think of how much our lives are about to change this summer! I can't wait to get started!!!