its like..ocean

This whole month has been go go go. it started of with the end of the semester, meaning finals. Then an hour after my last and hardest final we were on the plane to Hawaii for a week! It was so much fun ( except the six hour delay in San Diego) !!! we went to the beach everyday, ate weird fruits, shopped, tanned, went to water falls, snorkled and saw turtles, a mana ray, and a octopus, and the reason why we went-kasey and suli's wedding. it was the best way to end a semester. the wedding was beautiful, kasey was so pretty, suli was a stud in his brown suit, the weather was perfect and the food was great! i got to follow them around and keep kasey touched up and help them with their pictures. our very last day kirk got to FINALLY do what he was longing to... go surfing. he did pretty good with out knowing what to do! he caught a few waves and loved it. the best part was when he rented the his board and was walking back to the group he had the biggest grin on his face it was so cute! after a long flight through the night with 2 hours of sleep we got home did a load of laundry and headed to Snowflake. it was a shock from going to 80 degree weather to snow! we were not in the Christmas spirit our entire trip because it was too weird to listen to christmas music with our swim suits on! but we snapped back quickly and had a wonderful Christmas! now kirk is back to work and i have tell the 19th tell classes start.

kirk and i

Align Centerthe family

AKAKA falls

rope swing

turtle at black sand beach



well mik, Kasey beat me to the punch but there are many more wonderful events that have taken place in your life so im going to fill in the blanks! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
  1. remember wanting to make a balance beam out of a board in the wood pile and when we dug it out we were attached by wasps!
  2. now my dear Kasey it was 10 ex husbands not 9 and you forgot to mention some of their names! like, Tune it up baby- ok that's the only one i remember
  3. remember how you used to stand on your head all the time and could beat anyone at it
  4. remember tap dancing on the cupboards
  5. remember being "bit" by an ostrich- here is a action shot of it right after it happened i love your face!
6. remember crushing sand stones to make make-up
7. remember how you use to speak in a different a different language
8. ARE YOU LAUGHING AT MY BOSOMS?- with softballs stuffed up your shirt
9. remember your chicken leg dance
10. You are the best in our family at the WORM
11.remember losing your teeth in strange places; at church, at the swimming pool
12. remember when you use to play softball and you would be dancing in the out field
13. remember you and Raegan playing in the mud
14. remember when we got the same bikes except mine was orange and yours green
15. remember when you were a cheer leader
16. you are an awesome soccer player and so fun to watch you go up against girls twice your size and you push them around
17. remember when you me and Raegan all shared a room
18. you are an amazing snowboarder and i hope you have fun at your new job at sunrise!

i hope you have a wonderful day! happy 18th see you in HAWAII- love ya!


oh christmas tree oh christmas tree

i love our little Christmas tress its ALMOST 5 ft tall (ok more like 4- we had to go small so it would fit in the back seat of our car! plus also we are not going to be here for Christmas anyway) we had so much fun with all of Kirks family hunting and cutting down the best trees in the forest.
hooray for target i love their Christmas decorations


Feliz Cumpleanos a ti!

I have been thinking of things i might say
and have come up with 20 things for your special day
( yes i know im a day early but i think that's just how we are... just like presents, we give them early just to each other- not like were impatient or anything... just how we are.)

1. remember catching millions of little frogs and keeping them in your pool
2. remember making necklaces out of the plastic key chains we made
3. remember freezing pumpkin guts and the itchy balls from the tree
4. remember drawing on your walls with glow in the dark crayons
5. remember being Miss America for Halloween
6. remember being cheer leaders for Halloween
7. remember spring break at California
8. remember our cruise
9. remember going to Hawaii
10. remember getting chased by a crab and dropping your phone in the ocean
11. remember making ice cream in the bag
12. remember playing dress up and taking lots of pictures
13. remember playing volleyball and crying in the corner
14. remember searching for change all over your house so we could rent a room at the hotel so we could go swimming
15. remember riding your toy box lid down the stairs and crashing into Jordan's door
16. remember our "coloring book"- p.s. i still have it and we need to look through it and update!
17.remember "the rock"
18. remember going stringing
19. remember sleeping in your basement and hearing scary noises out side the window so we ran up stairs to your room and slept with the light on
20. remember how much fun we have had and think of all the adventures yet to come!

I could keep going all day about our many memories! you have always been my best friend. Im so thankful for you and all that you do. I love when we hang out, we never have a dull moment. I love how you are so nice and always cut my hair and do an amazing job, you are the best! Im so happy you are having a baby i cant wait to see her. Im so excited you moved closer to me and hope to see you ALOT more!! i hope you have an amazing BIRTHDAY !! love ya HAILEY

3rd grade

8th grade graduation


your bridal shower


Bring it on

if this is what my table looks like... imagine what i look like.
just got to make it through next week.. then all that's left is finals


sista sally

so you are now 22.... and about to get married! I am so excited to see you and get to be with you in the temple. so since your 22 im gonna tell you 22 things about you that you may have forgotten because of your old age
  1. remember going to the valley and you were in jr. high maybe even high school and you thought were born in the bank that glows blue at night?
  2. remember crawling around on the floor and eating crumbs.. but you made me taste them first.
  3. remember putting crates in the tree and just sitting in them
  4. remember playing spice girls and you were always posh or was it sporty?
  5. remember playing gypsies on the black hill
  6. remember "the ovens on"
  7. remember you got marge because you didn't say shut up for a month
  8. remember bumping in to each other one Christmas as we were both trying to peak at the presents and could not sleep
  9. remember when we shared the sun flower bed room
  10. remember when we tied strings to our bike handle bars because they were horses and we needed reigns
  11. remember singing shes in love with the boy all the time
  12. remember our awesome forts with the bathrooms in them
  13. remember when you almost ate a worm but mom wouldnt let you
  14. remember cutting all our barbies and trolls hair
  15. remember you being a camera hog and not letting me sing my songs
  16. remember widget the world watcher
  17. remember how you showed us the cats were boys
  18. remember it upindawinkle
  19. remember when you wanted to marry Andrew Coss because you wanted to have a big Christmas tree
  20. remember your Tuesday bag
  21. remember when you gave be a black eye
  22. remember being registered for high school as kasey damn
you have lead an eventful life to say the least. LOVE YA HAVE A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY KASEY!

this is pay back for the cute ones you did of me on my birthday!


The Monster Mash

This weekend kirk and I had so much fun! we started off carving our pumpkins with Kendra, Randy and Ruthie. Every year i forget how long it takes, I grew impatient so kirk had to help finish mine but they turned out pretty good i must say. oh and we made the best pumpkin seeds ever!!

Ruthie would not stick her hand in so we tried using force but she still would not budge!

my tree and kirks mummy

this is every ones, Kendra's is the witch and Randy and Ruthie's is the skull.

Next we got to watch Ruthie. It was Kendra's Birthday and they were going out on the town so we got to have a sleep over! she is the funniest little girl we love her so much! but she only loves kirk, She would only come to me when kirk was teasing her and late that night when she woke up. We had so much fun with her !

we played on the slide

this is my favorite face she makes (old man faced)! she sucks on her top lip ALL the time

Finally we went over to Kirks bother Jacobs house on Halloween for a party. we had to throw together last minute costums... kirk became and inmate and i went gangsta (and looked like a boy!)


3 months and 2 days

yes its true we have been married for 3 months! its going by so fast, kirk is busy working at his new job doing auto glass (again) and im just being a nerd (literally). Midterms are officially over! i think kirk is more excited then i am. we spent all one Saturday studying (8 hr. straight) i think it about drove him crazy because he wanted to be with me but he had to be quiet (which is very hard for a Christensen) by that evening he was bouncing of the walls longing for fresh air and movement. He did how ever finish my blanket. im proud to say my mans knows how to crochet. its huge, brown and warm and i LOVE it. im glad he FINALLY got it done! this last weekend we got to go home for Kolton and Sarah's wedding! it was beautiful and we had to much fun. we had a hard time leaving and heading back to our busy lives. I honestly cant wait for the holidays to get here its what i look forward and it gets me through school!! im so excited to go to Polacca for thanksgiving, to cut down Christmas trees, to go to Hawaii for Kasey's wedding and of coarse for all the food and goodies the holidays bring ( eggnog, everything pumpkin, Grandpa Hoots biscuits and gravy etc..) oh and of course SNOW! i hope we get a lot and that we get a chance to go snow boarding! happy fall (yes even to you mom i know how much you love it)


goodwill adventures

i still want to get new handles


bitter sweet

so today i visited my academic council for a routine "check- up" and learn something i wish i had known before I started my first semester of college ( i would have done things allot different) heck knowing this the beginning of this semester would have made life a whole lot easier. come to find out my high school math credits that were not "high" enough (as told by a different councilor) for the level of math i needed (142) for the nursing program are in fact higher then the math i needed to take (they come in at a 152 level).MEANING i did not need to take math which i did last semester. MEANING i am a class ahead. MEANING i can apply to the nursing program next semester if i take 2 hard classes (+2 normal). MEANING to take these two classes together i actually have to petition the college of nursing at ASU for permission to take them at the same time (ya there that hard) - MEANING i have to fill out forms and write a "plea". talk about ANNOYING but honestly i am glad i visited a competent councilor who actually knew what he was talking about. I am really going to do it ( as of now it might just be the anger talking) it will be one crazy semester but worth it in the end ( not only in time but also money i guess that is where the sweet comes in). so i know this isnt very clear and makes little sense what it comes down to is if i would have known this earlier i would have taken different classes so i would not have to have a semsester like the one that lies ahead of me now. it would have made life simpler. but ya gotta do what ya gotta do right??? its ok though because i know kirk loves me and will support me through the blood and tears. i mean who else would shave an R in their chest? that is LOVE


being grown up isnt half as fun as growing up

i am no longer a teenager! this weekend was so much fun. it started off with a bunch of my friends going to lunch Friday at cheese cake factory. i felt like an old lady doing lunch with her friends but we had a blast i miss everyone so much! then when Kirk got off work we headed home to Snowflake. Instead of going camping we decided to just stop on the rim and have a fire and cook tin foil dinners (my favorite). Saturday we were busy helping Kirks family with stuff around the house then later that evening had a cook out for my birthday. I was so excited my dad made me a cake like he did when we were little and peanut butter oreo ice cream! it was sooo cute!! he is the best! then we stayed up late watching movies. It was soo nice to get away for a weekend but now were back in reality, working and studying, and being happy.

I have the best dad

I had no idea what i wanted to put on my cake and it was Kirks brilliant idea to do my bug!

haha so i know this looks out of place but i finaly found my digital camra when we were in snowflake and i had some pictures on it i forgot about. i was in the process of picking out my dress and Raegan wanted to try some on too! so we played dress up! it was soo fun!!



  • kirk cut his hair
  • i cut my hair
  • we hung pictures
  • i survived two weeks of school
  • Kirk has an interview for a new job
  • we got 3 chairs from good will
  • we got a desk from good will that needs some TLC
  • we have been married over a month
  • I'm almost twenty! and we are going camping to celebrate
  • we are in love
( i love bullet points there so convenient when studying)

this was an accident... kirk was trimming is hair and asked me to do his neck line... i kinda slipped

although kirk will not admit it he likes me better with short hair, he kept hinting at me to cut it. he claimed it was short when he first fell in love with me so he loves it short.

we love our door! so we went a Little crazy with our wedding pictures but they are so amazing we couldn't help it

3 chairs for $9! i love half off Saturdays

oh we have plans for this ( but not a allot of room). so i confess I'm obsessed with going thrift store shopping (we go every other weekend for half off days.. or i just go when I'm bored) my next piece of furniture is going to be a book case.