Wednesday, May 30, 2012

How time flies...

I know I say that I want to keep up with this blog better every time I post, and each & every time I end up failing miserably... Sorry. What can I say? I'm no blogger. My sister on the other hand has a pretty awesome blog that she decided to start last month. Check it out sometime here.


It's kinda crazy to think that Justin & I have almost been married for 5 years! It's also kinda crazy to think that we have two adorable little kids already!

Isabelle Aurora Hassie was due on St Patrick's day, but was born on 3/21 at 3:23pm... We still think the hospital clocks were 2 minutes off...

Isn't she adorable!

Brex is growing up too fast! I know he's only 2, but it feels like he is much smarter than the average two year old. That could just be the mom in me though. He's going to start swim lessons in a couple weeks & I think I'm going to start Mommy School with him once we get back from our Tennessee trip.

I really don't have a lot of time to write right now since it's lunchtime & I'm hungry. Sooo -- ttfn, ta ta for now!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Brexton laughing

Brexton is just too cute!!! He thinks it's hilarious when Daddy tells him "no"... The little guy kept scratching his eye, so we had to put socks on his hands!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Where has the time gone?

Sheesh! Over a year this time!? I really AM a slacker when it comes to blogging...

Well, Brexton Kyler Hassie was born on April 28th earlier this year and it is hard to believe that he is already 5 months old! He is such a good baby and a handsome one too! (; We are pretty sure he's teething since he is turning our house into a lake.

Justin and I bought our first house earlier this year and got moved in about a week before Brex was born (talk about bad timing)! Needless to say, our house is STILL not unpacked and not put together. We work on it little by little in whatever time Brex allows us to do so, but even then, he is such an adorable distraction that not a whole lot of work gets done.

Our summer was full of visitors and trips since everyone wanted to see our little bundle of joy (I don't blame them)! After he was born, his Nani (Grandma Oleson) stayed with us for about a week. Then his Gramma Booth came out for a week and a half. His Grampa Booth, Aunt McCall and Aunt Abby came out for about 4 days while Gramma Booth was here. Then his GrandBo (Grandpa Hassie) and Cici (Grandma Hassie) came to visit. His Aunt DaNay came a week or so after they left and he got to see the San Diego Zoo, Hollywood, and lots of other fun things in SoCal. When she went home, we drove to Utah for his blessing where he met lots of Mommy's cousins, Aunts and Uncles, as well as his Great Grandparents. We even went up to Idaho Falls so he could meet his 93 year old Great Great Grandma Pearson! He also met his future love, Addy! (: After we came home his Aunt Amanda came to stay with us for 3 weeks. While she was here we went to Disneyland and all over SoCal doing fun touristy things... It's a good thing Brexton likes to travel since he did so much of it this summer. Since then, things have slowed down for the most part. We usually go over to his Gram's (Grandma Graham) on Sundays for dinner, and we have made a couple more trips to Disneyland. Daddy went back to work and Mommy is FINALLY getting some work done on the house during the week.

We just celebrated our 3 year sealing anniversary over labor day weekend at Disneyland and got to stay at the Grand Californian! That was a blast!!!

Gavin comes home from Thailand for his mission in about a week and we are going to fly out to Minnesota and surprise him! We can't wait, but I wish that Justin could come too. He's stuck here working. He will get to go out there for Christmas though, so that will be fun!

I'm sure there's plenty more that I'm leaving out, but this will have to do since the little man is asleep now; which means that I can actually get something done around here (or so I hope)...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New news, or not?

Wow, I feel like such a slacker!! I haven't posted anything since May!

Well, not much has changed here in the Coachella Valley, except that the weather was much MUCH cooler in May. If you think Tucson is hot, try spending a day out here! This summer it averaged 110-118, but it would get hotter than that some days. We get some coastal humidity, but no rain, so it can be kinda miserable. So I was really excited when yesterday our high was only 93!

A few weeks ago we found out that we are going to have a baby!!! I'm 8 weeks along today, and we are uber excited! I'm due on April 28th... Baby Hassie is just a lil peanut right now, but he/she is happy and healthy. (:

We are looking to buy a house again, since we have more of an idea of where we want to live now. We really want to try and buy before the end of the year, but don't know if that will still be possible since time is flying by and realtors aren't getting back to us.

In about two weeks we will be on our way to Yellowstone to escape the heat and visit family! Hopefully we can find our warm clothes. We haven't needed them in a while...

Friday, May 1, 2009

Change of plans

So ignore that last post... Justin talked to the credit union with one last attempt, and they said that now they WILL finance us! If only they could have understood from the beginning. So we get to keep the Jetta after all and we don't have to spend all weekend driving and wasting gas! We are thinking about going to the beach instead... (:

Car problems...

We have to drive to Tucson tomorrow to trade back the Jetta for our old cars...

The credit union we were going through won't finance us anymore since we moved out of state (which is just weird if you ask me), so the dealership wants us to come pick up our cars and our deposit. I guess cars aren't worth as much in California, so nobody in state will finance us since the loan is for more than the car would be worth out here. Don't ever trade in your cars and then move out of state. It's too much work, and your credit just gets lower in the process as you try to find someone that will finance you.

It's a 6 hour drive each way, so there goes most of our weekend.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Florida vacation...

So we have officially been moved in for 17 days, but have only been in our house for about 8... Judy went to Indiana to visit friends (practically family) while Justin and I went to Florida to visit family. We all really needed the time to relax after the big move.

We had tickets out of Tucson so we had to drive there and leave the GEICO car at Catherine's. We flew into Orlando and stayed at a condo with my family... It was really great getting to see them since we haven't seen them since they moved away. The girls were really excited to see us since they had no idea we were coming until the day that we got there! We watched conference on Sunday and went to the Orlando temple. We even were able to have our Sunday tradition for dinner -- roast! Monday we went to Epcot and a bird left me a present on my shirt that was oh-so-fun to clean up... It was first thing in the morning too, and I don't know how it got where it did. So we started out in Future World and then went to some of the World Showcase. We were exhausted already and decided to head out a little early to get rested up for the rest of the week. Tuesday was Hollywood Studios, so we hit up the big rides and got fastpasses to go on them again, and then did shows for the rest of the day. We even got to watch the American Idol Experience, which was pretty cool. We almost tried out but decided against it since it would be an all day ordeal if we got picked. I don't know if I would rather have Simon or this other guy critique me... I'm almost thinking Simon, since he at least has a cool accent when he tells you that you sound "utterly horrific"... Then we got to watch Fantasmic!!! We had perfect seats right in the middle, and we were bombarded with the wave on both sides of us. Wednesday was Magic Kingdom... It's really weird going there when you are so used to Disneyland's layout since it is so different! It didn't stop us from having fun spending time together though. McCall and I were a little scared to go on Winnie the Pooh and It's a Small World after reading Kingdom Keepers, but we survived. We even met Wayne! He told us that the next book is coming out in October... We watched fireworks that evening right by the castle, went on a couple rides, then went back to the condo. Thursday we went to Animal Kingdom and started out at the safari so we could see animals before they decided to hide in the shade from the heat. The rest of the day was mostly spent in DinoLand USA and Camp Minnie Mickey watching shows and taking it easy. Expedition Everest was really fun, but that Yeti was a lot scarier than the one in Disneyland, and now we know why (it's a Kingdom Keepers thing)... The Kali River Rapids were kinda sad though. Justin and I got sprinkled on while everyone who was wearing a poncho got soaked... We WANTED to get wet to cool off, and we didn't get drenched until we went for round two later on in the evening, but by then it was getting colder so we didn't want to get as wet. Friday we said goodbye so that we could drive down to Fort Myers and see Justin's Dad and Stepmom. It was nice spending time with them since we hadn't seen them since our wedding! Saturday we went to the beach and got really burnt, but it was sooo nice being there! I love the ocean!!! I almost got electrocuted in the bathroom at DQ on the beach, which is a story in itself. Hmmm... oh yeah, we went to Joe's Crab Shack for dinner and Justin and his Dad ate a LOT of crab. Me and Cindy finished early and took a walk and when we came back they STILL weren't done eating! We flew back to Tucson the next day (which was waaay too soon) and almost missed our flight because security wouldn't let us take the snow globe we bought at Disneyworld for Catherine with us. So after a long day of flights and layovers we arrived in Tucson where I had to tell Catherine the bad news about her souvenir... She gave us the GEICO car back anyway and was happy to see us! Then we drove back to Desert Hot Springs and crashed on the bed.

Judy was supposed to fly back into Palm Springs the Tuesday after we got back. She had a layover in Phoenix and was stuck there for an extra hour since her flight was delayed. She finally boarded her small 50 passenger plane and they were off to Palm Springs. The wind was REALLY strong that night so there was a lot of turbulence. The pilot tried landing and circling a few different times only to realize that there was no way to get the plane down without crashing it. Everyone on the plane was terrified and afraid that they were going to die. Judy was already not feeling well since she got sick while she was out in Indiana, and the turbulence didn't help that one bit... The pilot realized that they would have to go to the Ontario airport to refuel or else they would run out of gas. They were trying to decide whether or not they would refuel and go back to try again or if they would just bus people back to Palm Springs. Then they heard that the Ontario airport was really backed up since there were so many other planes having trouble landing in Palm Springs, so they had to go to Los Angeles! Once they landed in LA around 11, they were waiting since there was no gate for them to go to. They finally got to a gate and told everyone that they needed to refuel and to exit the plane to stretch their legs. Once they were off the plane they were told that they weren't going to try again and that they decided to just bus them to Palm Springs (which is a 2 1/2 hour bus ride) and that the bus would be there around midnight. Which means they wouldn't get to Palm Springs until 2:30 in the morning. So Judy ended up staying at a hotel in LA and Justin left work early on Wednesday to go get her... Now we are all safe and home -- but Judy is still sick.

Justin loves his new job as a field adjuster and I got a part time job at Hollister so that we can have some money while I am looking for a more full time job... If you know anyone in the area that is hiring let me know!

Whew! That was a long blog... I guess I'm good for a while then huh? jk, I'll keep you posted!