Monday, December 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Josh!

Josh turned 24 yesterday! We had quite the celebration for him too. We had the family come over to my mom's house for dinner and a white elephant gift exchange. To add to that we were all supposed to wear our "ugly sweaters." I think the ugliest sweater award went to Jared but there were some pretty ugly sweaters. Dinner was delicious and the gift exchange was so funny. We were all laughing until we had tears coming out of our eyes. The pictures below can describe the gifts and fun times way better than my words ever could. So Happy Birthday to Josh. We love you.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This and That

Since my Halloween post I have: seen New Moon with my mom and sisters (minus 1), saw New Moon again with Josh, had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal twice once with my dad and once with my grandparents and whole family, done a little Black Friday shopping for Christmas presents, enjoyed the nice weather with my sisters, and today said goodbye to Josh for possibly a month and a half. I need to explain the last one. We put an offer in on a house in St. George back in October but the process takes a very long time because we are waiting on the bank. So I have been told we will hear back to see if we have been approved in about two weeks. Josh is starting his job in St. George today and our house isn't ready so he was sent on his way to work and stay with friends down there while I stay here with Talon at my moms house. While I am so grateful we have these options that save us money, I wish so badly that there was a way to stay with Josh. Hopefully it will go by fast and all will go well.
In the meantime I will work on Christmas and Birthday preparations. I am going to be sending out Christmas cards this year and all my addresses are packed in a box somewhere in a storage unit so if you would like a card I would love it if you could get me your address. You can email it to me at or text it to me at 801-472-4223. Thanks everyone!

Getting ready to go see New Moon

Talon will not like me someday for this but I could not resist this picture

Monday, November 30, 2009

Be Grateful

In honor of Thanksgiving, I wanted to list some of the many things I am so very grateful for this year.

I am SO very thankful for my husband and all that he does for our family so that I can enjoy staying home with my baby. He is such a wonderful father and husband that I don't think I could of asked for better or more!

I am thankful for Talon and the joy of being a mother to such a unique and wonderful baby boy!

I am thankful for all of my family everywhere and for their love and support in all we do, most especially right now for my mom that is letting us stay with her and for helping us out above and beyond.

I am grateful for the opportunity that we have to purchase a home in St. George.

I am also so grateful for the little things in life, like retail therapy for a really bad day, or happy hour at Sonic that helps get you through the rest of the day!

I have so much to be grateful for and it goes so much deeper and more than this but I wanted to share some of the things that are such a big part of my life. What are you grateful for?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Well we made it through another Halloween here. I am always sad to see it go because there is so much anticipation for me getting costumes ready and making sure everything is perfect that it just comes and goes too quickly. But I am also excited because it means that more great holiday's are approaching us just around the corner. For Halloween this year we got square pumpkin kids meals from Arctic Circle for dinner and enjoyed that and then decided we would take Talon out for his first Trick-Or-Treating experience. It was so much fun we only went to a few houses but I can already tell he will be a great trick-or-treater! After that we just went back to my mom's and passed out candy. We had so much fun!! And I can't wait to put together next years costumes.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Attempted Photo Shoot

I am finally getting caught up on some of my slacking blogging. Hopefully I will be able to stay caught up this time.
Last week, my sister and I ventured out and decided to try and take our own pictures of our babies instead of paying a hefty price to have someone else do it. Well now I know why people will pay the high prices for good pictures. It is so hard to get a good picture of babies. We tried and tried and got a few good ones but nothing that was super exciting. So if any of you know a good photographer for a decent price I would love to get their info! If nothing else we had some fun trying to get them to look at the camera and smile.

BYU Homecoming Game

This last Saturday, we took Talon to his first BYU football game! And as you can tell by the pictures he LOVED it!! Well for the most part. I had a decent time until TCU really started stomping on BYU. It was a little bit of a heartbreaking game but I am so glad that we had the opportunity to go. I look forward to going to at least one game every year! And even though BYU lost miserably, I still love them! Go Cougars!!

Annual Halloween Party

Many people probably know that Halloween is one of my favorite holiday's. One of the things I anticipate the most is our family annual Halloween party that Allie throws every year. This year we had it a little early (17th) but she did such a fantastic job and it was so much fun. We ate some delicious homemade pizza's and we decorated our own little pumpkins, and we also did the traditional trick or treating to different doors in the house. For our theme on our costumes this year we went with Monsters. Josh was Cookie Monster, I was the purple people eater, Talon was a 3-eyed monster, and we even got Charlie to be Frankenstein. Putting together costumes is always so much fun for me so I am already searching for ideas for next year. Everybody else gets so creative with their costumes that seeing them is half the fun of the party for me. We can't wait for actual Halloween to come to, Talon gets to go do a little bit of Trick-Or-Treating for the first time!

The Jungle Family (I helped sew their costumes, YAY )

Mom is a skunk and of course the Rag Doll

Madison the genie and Marli Ariel

Becky the Rag Doll

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where have we been??

Wow have we been busy or what?!?! We have been back and forth from St. George 3 times in the last month trying to get a house in place to live in. With that, we have been trying to also move out of our condo in Lehi. So now we are moved out and we put an offer on an awesome townhouse in St. George. We are currently living with my mom until the townhouse is ready for us to move into. Or at least we hope that the offer is accepted for us on the townhouse! Time has flown by for us with all of this going on. In other exciting things going on in our lives, Talon is now 6 months old. He is getting more fun every day. If I knew that every one of my babies were as good as he is, I think I would have a dozen kids. He is just a lot of fun!! We are anxiously getting ready for Halloween. One of our favorite times of the year. So that is what is going on in the Doan world for us. Pictures to come very soon of some of our exciting adventures.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Random Business

Talon got ahold of a waffle when we weren't looking, he loved it!!

So for starters I just wanted to say that I have decided for the time being that I will leave my blog as is and won't put it to private, but I may still change my mind again and go private at that time.
That being said what have we been up to????
We have been ever so busy trying to figure out where we are moving next and what the next step in our lives are. As of right now the plan is to be moving to St. George and buy a house there. We are so excited and we know this will be such a great place to raise our family. I am most excited to finally put down some roots somewhere!
We are also getting ready to celebrate one of the best holiday's around. We have some great costumes in mind and adding Talon into the mix has made this even more fun. So stay tuned for that.
I have added some random pictures of Talon for entertainment. Enjoy!

This is what happens when you leave Talon and daddy alone for too long.

This is his newest smile. He is so cheesy and I love it!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

What's New??

I feel like so much has happened since I last blogged!! I don't even know where to begin....Almost a month ago now, I went with my mom and some of my sisters to Cedar City to take my baby sister to school. I really cannot believe she is old enough to be out on her own now! She is still just 10 years old to me. While we were in the area we decided to make a weekend of the trip and go to St. George! What a good time. A funny side story off this, Josh and his brother decided that Saturday to go hiking at Zion's National Park and had to be home around 2 o'clock that day. So as me and my mom and sister were on our way home, I see on the side of the road Josh!! Their car had broken down and they were just getting some help from a nice guy. So he just hopped in the car with us and we took it from there.
Also this past month I went to the Keith Urban concert!! WOO HOO. It was such a great time, he is a wonderful performer and I would pay money to go see him again and again!
Talon turned 5 months old a week ago and some of his newer developments include, almost sitting up by himself, eating vegetable baby food which he loves everything he has tasted so far, went from sleeping through the night to getting up two or three times (the Dr. says he is teething but I am not so sure), he LOVES LOVES LOVES Charlie. Anytime Charlie is around he has to stop and watch everything he does and he just laughs at him all the time! Love this boy!!!
Josh and I are moving again!!!! You would think I like moving, this is not the case. We haven't quite decided where yet but we think it might be a few hundred miles away down south!! More to come on this one as we know.
What a fun month this last one was! What a way to say goodbye to summer and hello to Fall very soon! With fall comes Football!! GO BYU!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Hey everyone, I really hate to do this but I am having to go private now! Too many creepy things going on here so I am going private. Please leave your information for me in your comments or if you would prefer email it to me at Don't be shy about commenting to be added to my list, the more the merrier!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

4 months old

Well I can't believe that my baby boy is already 4 months old (on the 7th)! I cannot imagine my life without him now. He makes me laugh everyday! He is now weighing in at 14 lbs. 12 oz. and he is almost 27 inches long. So this boy is very tall, he is in the 95 percentile for his age. YAY for my future basketball star. Some of the other little things he is doing now, he rolls all over the place from his back to his stomach and his stomach to his back again. He loves his toys and his favorite song for me to sing to him is Take Me Out to the Ballgame. He loves his daddy, and he is constantly laughing. He has just recently started sleeping through the night now. He is also eating rice cereal once a day, I think he really likes it. I could go on and on about him but these are some of my favorite things. I just love my handsome boy!